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Post  JOB on Wed May 27, 2020 9:53 pm

I bought this presentation box primarily for the figures. However I was taken aback at the level of damage. What I find amazing is that the box and figures are in perfect order, the paintwork on the models is perfect, even the aerials on the models are perfect. Looks like a failure of the cast on both. Any one ever see the likes of this before ?Catastrophic Failure Catast10

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Post  reeft1 on Wed May 27, 2020 10:16 pm

That's insane. never ever seen that. Can't understand it.
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Post  JOB on Wed May 27, 2020 10:23 pm

This is how it was posted on ebay - some small damage in the front but when I took the plastic moulding off the models and figures the two cars practically fell apart. I thought there may have been a faulty batch of product which I had not heard about.

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Post  reeft1 on Wed May 27, 2020 10:34 pm

Which country did it come from James? It’s almost as if it been frozen
and shattered on impact
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Post  Dr Tumbo on Wed May 27, 2020 10:36 pm

I have that set and all I can say is Shocked

Never seen that before and the moulding looked fine on mine before I packed them away for our move. Once we're in the new place I'll pull it out and let you know James
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Post  JOB on Wed May 27, 2020 10:59 pm

Came out of Spain - a big ebayer called bcnstockcars whom I have dealt with many times before and probably will again. Big outfit with, currently, 5,558 items up on ebay.  They are advertising them as liquidation stock.

I bought one a few years back and there was one mirror missing - not an issue with this one as this is definitely a scrapper !!!

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Post  bmd on Thu May 28, 2020 12:14 am

flip sake james!! Shocked Shocked
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu May 28, 2020 9:35 am

Had similar with a Norev 206 WRC set. The base was incredibly thin plastic and the seller obviously over tightened the holding screw. Like a kit of parts when arrived. Ixo Focus WRC 01 roofs have a habit of detaching from the rest of the moulding too.

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Thu May 28, 2020 10:28 am

Must be a norev thing then Sam. Since that is a Norev set
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 am

Possible damaged by scanning/x-ray machines at the post office.
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Post  brian on Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 pm

Thats rough. Cant believe the damage when everything else is intact. Considering the blister plastic over the top, it must be a bad batch as it doesnt look like it was crushed. Both have broken in similar places too

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