From the many playsets made by Galoob for Micromachines, this is one of the most strange. This one does not represent a city or a part of a city, or a transport vehicle. This playset is just a yellow plastic tool box (there was another version in red), with many accessories inside. The box has no function, but containing the different parts.
As you can see in this picture, the contents of the box are: two cars, 4 sets of wheels, 2 dragster motors, 2 rear spoilers and 2 frontal rally bars. The cars in this box are a Ferrari Testarossa und a Porsche 944, although in other boxes different cars were included. They have a few holes to connect the motors, spoilers or rally fronts. The axis can be set higher or lower to customize speed or all-terrain vehicles.
Unfortunately, the number of possibilities is not very high, but the box is a very nice add-on to any MM collection. It is difficult to find with all its original accessories, because the "lock" of the box fails often, and lets everything fall down. Despite this fact, the toy is cheap and can be easily found on Ebay.
The results of the customization are great; see for example these two variants.
UPDATE: See what I found! Now I own a MOC version of this toy with two different cars. Interestingly, the blíster has the price written on it, and now we know, that at the time, it costed 1495 pesetas, which is 9 Euro.
In this piture we can see how many models were made within this series: apart from the 4 that appear in this entry, I also have a couple more, that I haven't shown so far.
And in this last picture, there are many other MM collections to buy!
UPDATE2 (Dec/2018): I put some pictures of more models I have from this series, the ones that can be used with the parts in this playset. The first two are the same included in my carded toy above.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: SPEED SHOP CUSTOMIZING SET
- Toy-Line: Micro Machines
- Year: 1990-1991
- Company: Galoob (U.S.A.)
- Size of the cars : approx. 1’’ or 2,5 cm
- Size of the box: approx. 5,5’’ or 14 cm