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Posted By: Rick Thompson
Posted On: Monday November 26, 2018 at 7:32 PM
I guess it also depends on one's definition of "toylike," Randy. I agree
that the wheel covers are too small on the '65 Impala, but John Roberts corrected that issue on my convertible. I don't think that an occasional miss makes a model "toylike." At best, these little cars are representations of the 1:1 cars and they can never be exact shrunken replicas. "Toylike" to me are the models often posted here of rubber or metal cars from the '30s or '40s. Those, to me, are true toys, and that's what they were meant to be.

Then there are such things as two-tone Buicks by mfrs of resin models, when Buicks of that year ('54) didn't offer such two-tone combinations. In fairness to Brooklin, they do use accurate factory colors as opposed to some resin manufacturers that paint models in whatever colors that strike their fancy.

I collect models by other mfrs besides Brooklin, so I can't be described as a fan of Brooklin only. My preference does happen to be for white metal models, so I do lean toward the cars from Conquest, Motor City, and Brooklin. I'm pleased that Route66 continues to issue new white metal cars, as well as Brooklin. I'm not a real big fan of cars sourced from China, but that is also a personal preference. What doesn't matter to others often matters to me. I'm willing to overlook the occasional flaw in order to buy my models from free democratic countries where employees earn a decent wage and enjoy decent benefits.

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My love/hate relationship with Neo by carl parrish #24917
NEO definitely has a quality issue. I collected several a few years back, but stopped because... by John Merritt #24917.1
I'm still buying them occasionally. I agree about the quality issues. I had issues with about 50% by Mark Sweeney #24917.2
I agree with you, guys, and it now occurs to me I was wrong by Alex Taylor #24917.2.1
I presently have over 6,000 models in my collection covering all scales. by Bob Jackman #24917.2.1.1
Looks like "Buyer Beware" still is a wise recommendation. This Forum remains a valuable by Randall Olson #24917.
+1 Agree completely. Neo pales compared to Goldvarg. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #24917.
Excellent points, Bob. (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #24917.
+1 (EOM) by Skip Johnson #24917.
Despite issues, I still prefer resin mfrs vs Brooklin. Their models look toy-like to me. (EOM) by Randy Portwood #24917.3
Randy, I assume you refer to early Brooklin models, since the ones by Alex Taylor #24917.3.1
I agree, Alex. There's nothing "toylike" about such recent Brooklins as by Rick Thompson #24917.3.1.1
+1 Agree. Their main differences are resin vs. metal and PRICE. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #24917.
Depends on the model. Safari looks nice, but I disagree with regards to... by Randy Portwood #24917.3.1.2
I guess it also depends on one's definition of "toylike," Randy. I agree by Rick Thompson #24917.
I love to hate Neo also. They started good but have now lost it. (EOM) by David Crowe #24917.4

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