Possible source for MANY Die Cast 1/34 Scale Prii w/ front doors that open

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  1. rufaro

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    Please see HERE for current availability!
     
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    I'd want to get a blue one, please. :)
     
  3. TheForce

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    Put me down for 1 red Prius! :D I think $10-$15 sounds OK for these small cars. I would pay that. :D Maybe $20.
     
  4. Jeannie

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    Put me down for a white one and one of any other color - one for each of my grandsons! Set up a PayPal account so it's easy for people to pay you, and cover any admin charges from PayPal in your price. Don't forget to cover the cost of the shipping materials and your time to ship them, too. Since you'd need to buy more than 30 of 'em to make up the minimum $200 buy, you'd be doing a lot of shipping - thanks so much for your offer to do this (assuming everything else works out).

    I did order one from ToyEast on Ebay, and the total cost including shipping is $11.59, but it's cream-colored rather than white, and I don't know if anything opens on it. It should arrive at my house in about a week - so I MAY want 2 white ones and any other color.
     
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    Count me in. Let us know the colours available, and the final cost, and I'll let you know how many I'd like. Thanks!

    Are these 1/34 or the more common 1/43?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jeannie @ Jul 12 2006, 04:22 PM) [snapback]285279[/snapback]</div>
    Happily, I already DO have a PayPal account, but that is getting WAY ahead of ourselves. Once I get cleared by the distributors, then I will find out the # of dozens (since they are sold by boxes of 12) it takes to get the MSRP down so I can even begin to figure the price (and thank you Jeannie--but, I don't plan on losing money on this, neither do I plan on getting rich--I will make sure I am covered, but with PayPal--it should be lots easier than otherwise!)--AND find out how much of a choice of colors there is in the first place, and if I get to choose, or if it is "2 of each of 6 mystery colors per dozen," or what. But I am FAIRLY certain they ain't gonna say "Tideland Pearl," but more like, well, Silver...

    Thank you all for your INCREDIBLY fast responses--this gives me a pretty good idea it'll work out. I will come back here and let y'all know...then I expect I'll have to move it over to the private sales forum, no?

    Again, thanks everyone, and please, new viewers, keep letting me know so I'll know what I'm up against with the distributors.

    Oh...one caution...I suspect I probably can't ship out of the country...although DH & I ARE planning on a trip to Montreal later this year sometime, so who knows...maybe special orders for later! Heckfire, we're going to Seattle in Sept--if anyone from north of the border wants to come down and collect.... B)

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hyo silver @ Jul 12 2006, 04:32 PM) [snapback]285290[/snapback]</div>
    1/34. 5" long x 2"W x 1.75H with pullback motor--ya know--ya hold 'em on the ground, pull back and let 'em go, and they crash into stuff. The 2 front doors open but nothing else...They're way fun. I know this because I found two of 'em at a store in LA last week--that was their entire stock, so I bought both of 'em and then tracked down a US distributor from the markings on my nifty black one! Oh, looks like the boxes come in "assorted" colors, so I'll have to find out exactly what that means as to what colors and how many of each--does not sound like I will be able to say I want x of this color and x of that...A lottery!!!! ;)
     
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    WITH PULL BACK!? I want 2 now! One for display and one to play with. :D
     
  8. rufaro

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(theforce @ Jul 12 2006, 04:50 PM) [snapback]285305[/snapback]</div>
    Do I know how to sell 'em or what??? And does that mean you're up to $25 now? :lol:

    I'll keep track of the times of your requests, so if it comes down to dukin' it out over colors, I'll know who got in first...but, I REALLY don't wanna get stuck with 2 dozen of one color no one wants...We may have to say that anyone who wants to pick more than one color has to take one more in a surprise color :p ! Anyway, let's see what is what...c'mon gang--how long did you wait for the full size deal? I just started this thread like 42 MINUTES ago!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I do want a red as my first choice. I'll take any color for my second. Do I have to put a $500 deposit on it? :lol: ;)
     
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    One silver for me, but I will have to figure out how to make the hubcaps.
    :D
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(theforce @ Jul 12 2006, 05:07 PM) [snapback]285316[/snapback]</div>
    Nah, $499.95 should just about cover it for now... [​IMG]
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rufaro @ Jul 12 2006, 04:14 PM) [snapback]285270[/snapback]</div>
    Uh ... That's a really good price. There might be some taxes or tariffs that you have to deal with so watch out. Right now I have a few blue and silver ones now that I give out to friends that say they want to look/try out my prius. (I like saying that I have not problem giving away my prius.)

    If you get to choose the colors though, I'll take six whites!!!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(theforce @ Jul 12 2006, 08:07 PM) [snapback]285316[/snapback]</div>
    That will be a $500 deposit for EACH of them, of course!
     
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    Where's the Silver Pine Mica?! :( :( :(


    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rufaro @ Jul 12 2006, 08:32 PM) [snapback]285338[/snapback]</div>
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jeannie @ Jul 12 2006, 07:22 PM) [snapback]285279[/snapback]</div>
    I looked on the ToyEast site, and I don't have dimensions for the one I ordered, buy most of their Tomica ones are 1/60th size ("Matchbox car size)and wiegh 80 grams, and the one I ordered is 120 grams, so I assume it's still smaller than the 1/34th scale you're talking about. So put me down for 3 Definitely - 2 white and 1 'mystery color'
     
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    Pullback? They have pullback? They go putt-putt?

    Oh man! I want one.

    I want a black one for sure. I have to have one to match my own Black Prius.

    And I already have a Paypal account.

    Depending on the price I'd be willing to buy one each of the blue, white, red and/or whatever colors there are and two black. Must have black. (Have to have one to play with.)

    This is awesome!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(xlarimer @ Jul 12 2006, 05:32 PM) [snapback]285339[/snapback]</div>
    We shall see--but these are distributors, and I do have a CA seller's permit...I HOPE I'll get to choose the colors, but have severe doubts...You know how when you go buy a shirt, there are only ever XXXL ones left on the sale rack? I think it's the same idea--the buyers do not actually get to choose what sizes to buy, and the regular sized people get all the regular stuff, then, the store can advertise a big sale to bring everyone in, but there's nothing left but all those damn XXXLs...well, I don't plan on getting stuck with a s**tload of BROWN Prii, so y'all'll have to let me see what is what, so none of us has to take all the XXXXL BROWN ones! :rolleyes:

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Godiva @ Jul 12 2006, 05:40 PM) [snapback]285345[/snapback]</div>
    Well, not really putt putt...more like whirr-thunk...
    And, yes, Godiva, I KNOW you want black! :D

    Boy, now I gotta start working on the Excel Spreadsheet. AND hope those guys actually get back to me! :huh:
     
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    Please start making the exel speadsheet and put me down for 2 Silver ones. Paypal acct already very active ;)
     
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    sounds like a good deal. i tried to do a quote on this thread but it didnt work so...

    mine was shipped from Japan and its a right hand drive. shipping costs ran mine to around $25 or so with more than half being shipping cost.

    they are actually 1/30th scale or at least mine was. mine is a Toyota product. these cars were released as promotional models on a limited basis so its possible you may have something else but i doubt it. the description is dead on like mine

    here is a pic. dont use the fob as a guide. its in the foreground and actually appears bigger than real life.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/album_pic.php?...3289301c8754ac4
     
  20. tanteb & rgrpick

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    Oh, ohhhhh, two red ones here please, they are so cute....give the grandaughter her first Prius. :lol:
     
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