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Reviewed & rated


Mad for Matchbox

he little toy cars with a big following by serious adult collectors


Early post-war Dinky Toys

A superb collection of smooth-hubbed stunners from one of the most fascinating periods of Dinky Toys history



More match results

Further same model, different scale, display partners for your collection explored


From toys to men

Reflections on our hobby in the pre-tech decades


Auction news

Stay bang up to date with current values as we report back on the models making money on the secondary market


Your letters

Views aired and information shared, plus Rapido’s President Jason Shron responds to feedback on the announcement of the company’s first venture into the 1:76 British spec bus model market

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It has just been announced nced that most people in the UK over the age of 40 do less than ten minutes brisk walking every month. Perhaps in an age where, thanks to smart phones and tablets, so much is available literally in the palm of our hand we have forgotten that we are not built to be sedentary creatures. However, while ours isn’t necessarily the most physically active of hobbies (although you can certainly rack up a good few miles on the old pedometer while out and about at various 1:1 transport shows and rallies or by doing numerous circuits of the stall layout at your local swapmeet), it does serve a vital role in stimulating our minds, while also giving us a sense of purpose. And, in an age where levels of dementia are becoming alarmingly high, I, for one, think the benefits to mental health provided by having a hobby such as ours are vastly under-rated. So, when it comes to our general well-being, we should perhaps remember what the man who smacked the laughing clairvoyant said: “It’s best to strike a happy medium”.

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