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Subject: Re: Scale Plastic Model's W/ Car or Truck + Boat & trailer

Robert McDonald
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Date Posted: 15:25:40 07/12/04 Mon
In reply to: Todd Bauder 's message, "Scale Plastic Model's W/ Car or Truck + Boat & trailer" on 22:17:01 07/11/04 Sun

>I built plastic scale models in the 60s of complete
>kits that included (car or truck with the boat and
>trailer).I have seen many of these actual full size
>cars with matching boats at car dealers and car shows.
>The models were actual replicas of these combinations.
>Can you give me any leads,information or web sites
>that have these scale models? Thanks, Todd

Hi Todd,
Several manufacturers made those combinations. One was the Bandai company and Tonka toys but I only remember the cars being made in metal, not plastic, but the boats and outboards were plastic. Also, Tootsie Toy and Lesney Matchbox made plastic combinations that you mentioned but pretty small in scale. The Tonka combinations were the best quality in my estimation.
The best place to find these would be Ebay. Putting in the words Tonka and Boat should bring up at least one. Another potential source might be Bill Arick. If you need his number let me know.
In reading your message again are you looking only for model kits? There were many of those made from Revell and others. Besides Ebay, there was a company that specialized in finding those old model kits. I think it was called "Ghoulie Motors" and they advertised in "The Toy Shop" publication which is available at many good candy stores.
Good luck!

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Re: Scale Plastic Model's W/ Car or Truck + Boat & trailerTodd Bauder11:36:11 07/13/04 Tue

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