Alex Winson looks at the very cool Opel Manta from Welly and invites along one of the best Matchbox of recent years.
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This is a perfect article to demonstrate what motivates me in diecast collecting: obscure but interesting brands, vintage European cars and for those on a tighter budget, just how much bang you get for your buck.
With this Single File post, we've finally got to the end of the Welly Polish series, a surprising addition to the Chinese brand's catalogue. And the last vehicle in the series is the most modern; the FSO Polonez Caro Plus.
We're almost through Welly's set of Polish vehicles now, and in part 3 we're going to be looking at their take on the long lived Polski Fiat 125p.
When the Lamley team discussed the new Single File series introduced by David Kiley, John joked that myself and fellow contributor Graham Heeps would be all over it, given our rather unique collections. And he was right, this feature is a great opportunity to present to you some truly obscure things. My kind of place entirely then!
Welly have done a fabulous service to Polish and Eastern Bloc vehicles recently, and I'd originally planned to cover them all in one go, but the article sat in my drafts for a while, needing some tweaks to wording and photography. Then the new Single File series came along and gave me a good opportunity to split the cars up as some of them are unique to this scale.
I don't think there are many people out there that don't love Volkswagen Campers, and with my thing for the air cooled VWs, I'm happy to say that we're spoilt for choice these days with diecast versions.
(Autogrand on ebay) This post, like my earlier write up on the fantastic line up from Grell, will introduce you to another series of interesting diecasts from the former Eastern Bloc. This time we're visiting Russia with Autogrand Russian Series and the sister line from Welly of the same name. This Autogrand series is one …
Hello Lamley readers! My name is Alex. I’m 29, from the UK and it’s safe to say I’m blown away that John gave me the opportunity to share my odd little hobby with you all! Cars and diecast have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My hobby …