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Matchbox Motor Show Series
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Mikey 1/64
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I have this set of Motor Show two-packs which I bought off the shelf back in 1994. I haven't heard them mentioned very often - are they scarce? I think some of the colour variations are different to the mainline models.

The plastic plinths inter-lock to create a sort of circular display "wheel". Does anyone know any more about these??

Cheers :thumbup:

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tksjohn
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Wow sweet sets, and it looks like you got them for a sweet price in 1994! I'm not too familiar with these either, so I can't tell you the rarity of them, but thanks for sharing the pics :thumbup:
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Dean-o-mite
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The Ferraris were the only ones that were not unique to the series. The other paint colors were exclusive.
The BMW and Mercedes sets were exclusive to the ROW market, while there were two additional sets which may have been exclusive to America. The American sets were Ford, which included a burgundy '87 TBird Turbo and a white '93 TBird NASCAR stock car, and Chevrolet, with a red '85 Camaro IROC Z and a teal '87 Corvette Convertible.

The BMW and Mercedes sets command a high premium price these days, at least here, where they weren't available originally.
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webestang64
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:thumbup: Super nice sets!
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Douglas
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Cool sets, first I'd heard of them! They were out before my time collecting, but I'd never even seen any at shows or markets over the years.
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TheScottishCollector
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Wow. They [Matchbox] need to do a set like this again someday. Gorgeous models! :wub: :wub:
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Mark F.
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Never seen them before. :o Very cool. :thumbup:
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Dean-o-mite
May 10 2018, 03:39 PM
The Ferraris were the only ones that were not unique to the series. The other paint colors were exclusive.
The BMW and Mercedes sets were exclusive to the ROW market, while there were two additional sets which may have been exclusive to America. The American sets were Ford, which included a burgundy '87 TBird Turbo and a white '93 TBird NASCAR stock car, and Chevrolet, with a red '85 Camaro IROC Z and a teal '87 Corvette Convertible.

The BMW and Mercedes sets command a high premium price these days, at least here, where they weren't available originally.
The US sets were called Show Stoppers. I have several sets that unfortunately were water damaged at my last home- considering DLM'ing them. The 87 Corvette Convertible had a very period correct shade of teal.
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I had not seen these before. MB had some great castings back then. It would be nice to see these again with better wheels, tampo details and more accurate colors (and a metal base!).
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Ripa
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Red BMW, gold Mercedes and blue Jaguar have been high on my wantlist for years. Wouldn't mind the red Mercedes or white BMW either..
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microbuss
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now go get one of them battery operated Lazy Susans, rig it up to the car stands & put it on a shelf
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These were neat - especially when you connected all the sets together as shown in the one picture. Like other stuff, I had all of these at one time - still have the Jaguar set!
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THE RUNNING MAN
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Issued in the US as SHOW STOPPERS , yellow card packaging.

Cheers,J
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Great sets!! And many color variants i would love to add to my collection!
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Dean-o-mite
May 10 2018, 03:39 PM
The Ferraris were the only ones that were not unique to the series. The other paint colors were exclusive.
The BMW and Mercedes sets were exclusive to the ROW market, while there were two additional sets which may have been exclusive to America. The American sets were Ford, which included a burgundy '87 TBird Turbo and a white '93 TBird NASCAR stock car, and Chevrolet, with a red '85 Camaro IROC Z and a teal '87 Corvette Convertible.

The BMW and Mercedes sets command a high premium price these days, at least here, where they weren't available originally.
The comment about the Ferrari set isnít strictly correct. At least the Testarossa has additional detailing to the lights which isnít on the regular issues.

Dom
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Pegers
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the benz 600 really looks sharp.
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