Friday, April 3, 2015

#530 MIRA vs CORGI JUNIORS – GRAND PRIX RACER, FORMULA 5000, FORMULA 1 RACER and HOT RODDER (Ref. 114, 115, 116 and 117) (Around 1980)

MONTH OF THE BOOTLEG AT TOYS FROM THE PAST!

I have been thinking about dedicating one entire month to toy bootlegs (action figures, plastic figures, die-cast…) This is just an experiment, I this goes well, I’ll think about repeating it, or making thematic months in the future.



I’ll start with some Mira die-cast models from the late 70s or the early 80s that are based on Corgi Junior. If you’re a die-hard die-cast collector, you may already be aware of this, otherwise, it will be funny to compare the pictures. The previous entry was dedicated to 4 Corgi models, and I did it on purpose, so I can show now the same models by Mira (and some more).

First thing is that mira respected the names of the cars, but gave them a nicer chassis. On it there are some casted details.



Unfortunately, Mira models tend to have a lot of chips when they have been used. The paintwork was not so good as in other models. All models shown in this entry are used, but most of them are in a relatively good condition…


GRAND PRIX RACER (Ref. 114)


FORMULA 5000 (Ref. 115)




FORMULA 1 RACER (Ref. 116)


HOT RODDER (Ref. 117)


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: GRAND PRIX RACER, FORMULA 5000, FORMULA 1 RACER and HOT RODDER (Ref. 114, 115, 116, 117)
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1980
  • Company: Mira (Spain)
  • Size: approx. 3’’ or 7 cm

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