Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#582 MC TOY – SEVERAL FORD MODELS (1984)

MC Toy reproduced a lot of different models by Ford. Here are the four oldest and most interesting ones:

 
 
Ford Escort 1,6i (Ref. 8449) - I have the impression that this model is among the rarest MC Toys made. I haven´t seen it very often, but it is a nice reproduction. With so many versions of the Escort, both in Europe and the US, I am not sure which car does it represent, I think it is the European version.


Ford Sierra XR4Ti (Ref. 8441) - One of the features that MC Toy adopted very soon was the colour change with temperature. Many models from the common series were repainted and redecorated with this type of paint. The first version of the Ford Sierra by MC Toy was red, and the temperatur-changing version is either pink or white. Pink in normal temperature, white after coming out of the fridge.






Ford Granada 2.8 GL Mk II (Ref. 8451) - This car was already a bit old when it was reproduced, and represents the Mark II European version. The MC Toy model is very well done, and the colour blue suits it very nicely, I don´t like the black decoration, it would have been better without it.
 



 
FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: FORD ESCORT 1,6i (Ref. 8449), GRANADA (Ref. 8451) and SIERRA XR4Ti (Ref. 8441)
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: The two first digits in the reference number indicates the year of design and manufacture, so: 1984.
  • Company: MC Toy (U.S.A./ Macau)
  • Size: approx. 7 cm

2 comments:

  1. This is a general enquiry , how do you find out by the number on the base of models made in China what vehicle they refer to ? Many thanks for any help that can assist.
    trevor3053

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    1. Hi Trevor,

      I got a list from an old website that is now offline, but that was 100% trustworthy. I have forgotten the name right now, but I know one of the guys who wrote there and it I could get you the complete list.

      You can find my email in the "contact" part right part of the screen, or leave a message with your email here. Don't worry, it won't be published, it's just for me to contact you.
      https://toysfromthepast.blogspot.com/logout?d=https://www.blogger.com/logout-redirect.g?blogID%3D999710032876763191%26postID%3D6459124326836813865

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