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    A new Walmart opened 10 minutes from my house I went there today.

    I think this topic has come up before on this forum but I know that it was a topic for discussion over at the Atlas Forum.

    The Walmart had 1/87 scale vehicles from Malibu International models.

    Also on the box was a sticker added that reads Manufactured by High Speed.

    The box lists a web site but when I typed it in I was told that it no longer existed.

    I then used Google to search for some information and found a forum by the name of Scale Auto Magazine that was listed by Google with a discussion of Malibu 1/87 vehicles.

    I went to the forum and found in a post that these vehicles are manufactured by High Speed and that they were made for Model Power.

    When that contract expired they then sold the leftover ones to Walmart.

    The best part is that they cost $1.67 each.

    I also lokoked further down the page of that forum and found a post which contained a very familiar diorama.

    The posters name was Marken.

    Small world we live in.

    I bought 8 vehicles.

    Mercedes Benz 300SL

    2-1955 Chevy Bel Air same color.

    1965 Shelby Cobra

    VW bug

    VW Bus

    2-1969 Camero's different colors

    Here are pictures of them in the boxes.





    Here is the Bel Air.





    I model 1986 and vehicles from this time period are difficult to find.

    So with some weathering using Russ's Jeep as a guide I think that I can make them look 15 to 20 years older.

    I think I will get some more as for the price they are really very nice.
    <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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    John, those look pretty nice. You made a good buy $1.67 each.

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      Considering they were made for Model Power I'm suprised at how nice they are John.

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        John,

        My wife has been checking the Wal-Marts around here for about a mouth now. She has been able to get me 6 of the Bel-airs in three colors black, yellow and blue. In addition there is suppose to be one in solid black (not two-tone). I also have them from Model Power in red and green.
        Mike Mace

        Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by mikethetrainman


          John,

          My wife has been checking the Wal-Marts around here for about a mouth now. She has been able to get me 6 of the Bel-airs in three colors black, yellow and blue. In addition there is suppose to be one in solid black (not two-tone). I also have them from Model Power in red and green.


          Hi Mike,

          If you get back to read this I sent you 2 e-mails.

          I misread what you said so the first one is moot.

          But if you need any let me know.

          Since the store just opened and they had a large section of these(all out of order) I might add I can look for some for you.
          <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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            I've got a couple of extra yellow/white models, anybody wanna swap for all black or red/white?

            Ken Olson

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            • #7
              John,

              Thanks for the announcement. I wonder how wide their distribution was? Maybe I'll stop by and check tomorrow as we run some errands.

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              Originally posted by Bbags




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              • #8
                John,

                Thanks for the tip, I will check them out tomorrow. I need some vehicles and these look fine to me.

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                • #9
                  They have had them off and on for several months now. The VW, Porche and VW bus are pretty decent, too. Walmart also has NORSCOT Cat construction equipment for $5.96 or so that is darn nice compared to the $19.95 models at the LHS in Grand Rapids last week. WalMart also has a line of generic semi trucks that while not marked in a particular scale sure do look pretty close to HO, I have two so far, one has a Ford AeroMax type cab on with a bottom dump trailer the other a Cab over Mercedes looking cab and a hauler trailer I intend to modify into a low-boy by cutting off some of the upper portion. There is also a tanker, and a box trailer. They ate $2.48 if I recall correctly.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the info. I got 3 Bel-Air's this morning. Nice cars.
                    Scott Povlot

                    HO Scale - Central of Georgia Railway, Atlanta District

                    Piedmont Division, NMRA (Atlanta, Georgia) - http://www.piedmont-div.org

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                    • #11
                      Errrrr :erm: [:-nonono]

                      Just got back from a Walmart near my office. They were fresh out of those vehicles! I actually found where they "used to be" located and the shelf was empty. It said 1/87th scale and it was $1.67 just like you said!

                      Oh well! I'll have to try a Walmart near my house.

                      By the way, thanks for the tip!

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                      • #12
                        The vehicles got as far east as Calais, Maine, on the US/Canada border. There were mentions of the vehicles on different forums last summer, and I dropped into the Calais Wal-Mart and found some there. It's about a 65 mile drive from here. Never did find any in local Wal-Marts.

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                        • #13
                          Hey, John...

                          Luv that Chevy! The Jeep-lop-eee is still in our driveway just in case I decide to shove 'return' that company car to my boss. He's a real cheapskate and I know this is killing him!

                          Russ

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the tip! I was looking all around then looked down towards my feet and there they were on a very low shelf! I picked up a few but really wanted the VW bug and bus. I'll check back to see if they get them in. I keep thinking at this price almost any car would do to rust them up for the junk yard. The sports cars are just too good to rust up though!

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                            • #15
                              Driving back from the big show in Springfiled Mass. this weekend I stopped in a WalMart in Conn. and between myself and three other model railroaders we bought all the cars this WalMart had, about 35 for $ 1.67 ea. It was the best deal of the weekend!

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