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  1:54 Dinky 1981 Accord Hatchback  
Type: Diecast 

Brand: Dinky 

Date: January 29, 2004 

francis gan (2003, 2004)
I never even knew this existed until I stumbled across it one day on ebay. I have two of these blister packed cars in the collection - both the same color with the blister card condition being the only difference. I can't get myself to remove it from the blister for photographing and display.  I'll just have to wait till one comes with no packaging.  From what I can tell, the detail is average for a mathbox sized diecast.  The level of quality is closer to that of the Playarts than the Tomicas.

This was made by Dinky as part of a cheap Matchbox-sized series produced in 1980/81 when they were trying to stave off bankruptcy.

These models were made in Hong Kong by a company called Universal, and were sold in the US through K-Mart as Kidco Tough Wheels, with "Kidco" cast into the baseplates instead of Dinky Toys (Hence there are actually two versions of the Accord, a Kidco one and a Dinky one). These are pretty rare, simply because they weren't made for very long and they're pretty fragile and break easily. They certainly aren't as tough as the 1/64 series Playarts.


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