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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who can resist this lovely book!, 2 Oct 2003
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This review is from: Dinky Toys (Shire Album) (Paperback)
To collect Dinky Toys in mint and boxed condition nowadays costs an arm and a leg, and the larger books on Dinky Toys are maybe out of your price range, so shire have done us a great service in providing a lovely book , with a history of Dinky Toys, plus pictures of LOADS of 'em, a lot in cololur, which means you can have your own collection ,as it were, for under a fiver, which is the next best thing to the real toys.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one for nostalgia, 25 April 2011
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these little books are great value, (Corgi being another), and just the right length to get all of the nostalgia value from when 'those of a certain age' still vividly remember playing with Dinky Toys for years on end! The great thing about Dinky was the absolute hammering you could give them under all play conditions... particularly recalling having a soil patch in the garden where a barren landscape of roadways, shell holes and earth bridges was created for the army trucks to crash over and into. The advantage over Corgi was that Dinky didn't have windows, which always got scratched or cracked with play, and as kids when did reality ever get in the way of imagination. Such musings indicate the ability of this book to bring back happy memories of the Mighty Antar lumbering on its way carrying the Centurian Tank to yet another battle withe the worms and beetles in the garden. Great book with informative text of the history and ultimate demise of the brand. Best of course are the photos of the toys themselves... which has reminded me, I do still have the Antar and the, and also the,.... in a box in the garage... excellent stuff !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stroll along Memory Lane!, 27 Feb 2013
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Paul Madge (Uk) - See all my reviews
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Do you remember the Dinky Humber Hawk, Triumph 2000, Transit Police Accident Unit or Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle? if you do this book could strike a chord with you.

Although this is a short book running only to some 40 pages or so it evokes many memories. The book is an insightful history of the Dinky Toys brand peppered with some really nostalgic pictures of Dinky models that many of us grew up with. A large number of the pictures are in colour and, the overall style of the book is consistent with a product of the Dinky vintage - it looks rather "60ish" but, in this context, that is a quality rather than a criticism.

This book is a lovely treat and keepsake for anyone that grew up with Dinky Toys. David Cooke has also produced a book in the Shire Series on the main Dinky competitor, Mettoy's Corgi Toys. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, 13 April 2013
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A very interesting book packed with lots of colour pictures and information. Would recommend this book to any collector of Dinky toys.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dinky toys, 16 Mar 2012
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Keith G. Duckworth (preston,lancs,england) - See all my reviews
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the book was only a thin one but the information in it was very helpful and informative a very enjoyable read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brillent buy., 26 May 2014
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Great value for money! On opening the packet I was a little put off, but on reading it I soon became aware that this a smashing little number and very pleased I brought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book for collectors, 21 Dec 2013
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Great book for collectors ,whether serious or casual . Expands knowledge on dinky toys , its helpful to have just information on one model maker ,instead of going through lots of different books to find same information.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 21 Jan 2013
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For such a small book it is very informative and gives a lot of information and history on dinky toys.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the most useful present ever, 15 Jan 2013
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This has been so well received by a very keen collector I bought it for that I'm sure other will find it very interesting too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy, 7 Jun 2013
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Bought as a gift & i've not read it, so i'm unable to comment on the contents.
Arrived well packaged & in excellent condition.
Good stuff
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