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Marvel Crisis Protocol by Lawnor

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Ebay Police Bundle

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I went scouring the toys on eBay a week or so ago.  It’s really hard to work out what scale anything is, and toy cars are usually matchbox scale.  The other issue is that postage will be the bulk of the price on die cast toy cars.  So I had an idea.  Don’t search “Car” or “Truck”, search “job lot” or “assorted” or “box” in the toys category.  You’ll find boxes of stuff, instead of individual items, making the postage more economical.  Things are less likely to be helpfully labelled, meaning you’ll have less competition bidding against you.  You might find some great bargains of stuff buried in a large box that you can see one or two pieces on top of a pile you know you want.

Anyway, I found one auction of items that looked mostly around the right scale, but was hard to say for certain.  I took a gamble on this pack of police vehicles for £11 after postage was included and I won.  The postman just delivered them 15 minutes ago.  They’re definitely more at the dainty end of things than the Lena Loader below, but I think they’ll turn out to mostly be in  scale with standard issue human sizes, like Black Widow.  I’ll find out tonight.   8 vehicles for £11 is cracking value.  If it turns out they’re all no good I happen to know a couple of kids who’ll be grateful for this lot.

Meanwhile, here’s a pic with some 15 cm/ 6″ rulers, and a biro and keyboard for scale.  The helicopter is probably too dainty, unless it’s a single seater perhaps. but the rest are probably about right.  What do you think?

I’ll update this entry tonight or tomorrow with pics of the cars with game pieces near them.

Everything appears to be fully articulated too.  The cars are size 2, and the trucks should be size 3.  I imagine that crane can be elongated and have it's supports out and call it a size 4 piece.Everything appears to be fully articulated too. The cars are size 2, and the trucks should be size 3. I imagine that crane can be elongated and have it's supports out and call it a size 4 piece.

I’ve had time to get the cop cars on a table near the core set car and my painted characters.  These vehicles do look a little dainty, but I think they’re close enough and cool enough that no one will care.  That helicopter is definitely too small though.  Opinions welcome.

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