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Old 08-21-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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(or at least the store here in TImes Square NY) hardly sells any more die cast car replicas like they did when they first opened in 2002? All their stores were really hopping with die casts when i first started collecting in 1996 . Is it the economy?

Even Target, while not having as much as they used to, seems to have more than Toys R us

Seems you have to go thru the manufacturer directly to get them as opposed to the retailers now
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Probably because most that go to toys-R-Us do not go for that type if childrens toys. I tyhwe end if sales are slow it doesn't command a position of the shelf.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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I presume you're not referring to Hot Wheels-type cars but to larger, detailed replica models. If so, a hobby store sounds like a better place to find them since they're really "adult" toys, and Toys R Us' market is kids toys. Actually, seems the best place to find them is mail-order ads in car magazines.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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I never really cared for their selection of model cars. They only had the cheaper brands that weren't very detailed.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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It's China. They know sh*t about metal, but when it comes to cheap toxic plastics they are experts.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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It's China. They know sh*t about metal, but when it comes to cheap toxic plastics they are experts.
What?
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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What?
I think he is referring to the pot metal these little cars are made of.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Uh, OK??

What the fugg does China have anything to do with why replica cars are or are not found at Toys R Us?
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Uh, OK??

What the fugg does China have anything to do with why replica cars are or are not found at Toys R Us?
Price.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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yes, i was referring to the detailed replicas.

I initially got interested in replicas in the late 80's by manufacturers like the Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint but at over $100 for a replica, price was too steep for my interests so one evening in 1996 I walked in to the Toys R us in TImes Square and picked up my first replica--a plum colored 70 Plymouth Cuda and my collection grew from there(K Bees also had a decent collection too but that has gone down too)

these Asian wholesalers sell these cars by the dozen and they've really had some exciting replicas and continue to have them
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