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Buy Corgi Comic Classics Diecast Vehicles Part 2

Updated on March 14, 2011

Corgi released a Limited edition range of diecast model vehicles tied in with Classic Comics from Days Gone By. This range was called the Corgi Comic Classics. A majority of the comics chosen to be represented were post-war boys adventure comics such as Tiger, Lion or The Wizard and if you are interested in these models then please see my Buy Corgi Comic Classics Diecast Vehicles hub.

However they also did a whole load of vehicles that featured comics popular with a younger audience and including some of the all time classic British comics such The Beano, The Beezer and The Dandy. All the sets came complete in a beautifully detailed box with an old van of varying makes with advertising from the Comics emblazoned on the side. These models are a great combination of a Limited Edition collectable Corgi van as well as the nostalgic livery of classic comics from the past.

These Lovely collectors items are beautifully packaged and make great displays. Many of these vehicles are available from Amazon and can be purchased immediatly. Ebay is also a good source for Corgi Models both new and used and they can be at extremely reasonable prices, Ebay also gives you a huge variety to choose from as well as allowing you to still find items that are no longer available.

The Beezer Ford Popular Van No. 96865

This Beezer Ford Popular Van is an authentic detailed replica of a classic Ford Popular Van made in 1992. The diecast model is a beautifully finished 1.43 scale model and comes complete with full body decoration showing Colonel Blink. There were only 6000 of these Limited Edition models made and each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Colonel Blink, The Short-Sighted Gink, first appeared in November 1958 and the story revolved around a combination of Blink's bluff, no-nonsense blimpish ways and his disastrous short-sightedness, very much in the manner of Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army. The stories rely on the complete lack of malice in Colonel Blink and his crazy adventures are normally an escalating sequence of disasters based on innocent and often very well-meaning intent.

This model is now quite rare since it has been discontinued but is occasionally available on Ebay. On the right are some of the items for sale on Ebay ranging from mint to used copies of this model.

The Rover Morris 1000 Van No. 98756

This Rover Morris 1000 Van is an authentic detailed replica of a classic Morris 1000 Van made in 1992. The diecast model is a beautifully finished 1.43 scale model and comes complete with full body decoration showing Alf Tupper, The Tough of the Track, running. There were only 7500 of these Limited Edition models made and each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Alf Tupper, The Tough of the Track, was a working class, 'tough as nails' runner, whose adventures appeared in The Rover and The Victor for more than 40 years. Alf was nearly always the underdog and was looked down upon by the other competitors. He normally seemed to perform best after a hard night-shift or after getting very little sleep which was usually not his fault.

This model is now quite rare since it has been discontinued but is occasionally available on Ebay. On the right are some of the items for sale on Ebay ranging from mint to used copies of this model.

The Dandy 2 Van Set No. 98759

The Dandy 2 Van Set is a special limited edition box set of 2 detailed van replicas made in 1991. One van is a Morris J Van in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing Korky The Cat. The other van is a Bedford CA Van in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing Desparate Dan. There were only 8000 of these Limited Edition models made and each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Dandy was first published in 1937 and is still running today and is the world's third longest running comic. Both Desparate Dan and Korky The Cat are original characters from the first issue and still appear in the comic now.

This box set is now quite rare since it has been discontinued but is occasionally available on Ebay. On the right are some of the items for sale on Ebay ranging from mint to used copies of this model.

The Beano Biffo and Beryl 2 Van Set

There were two Beano 2 van sets released by Corgi. The Beano Biffo and Beryl 2 Van Set is a special limited edition box set of 2 detailed van replicas made in 1991. One van is a Morris J Van in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing Beryl the Peril. The other van is a Morris 1000 Van in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing Biffo the Bear. There were only 8000 of these Limited Edition models made and each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Beano was first published in 1938 and is still running today and is probably one of the worlds most famous comics. The Beano is chock full of characters that have become famous in their own right but are synonomous with the Beano, such as Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Billy Whizz and the Bash Street Kids. Both Biffo the Bear and Beryl the Peril are from earlier editions and have now been phased out.

This box set is now quite rare since it has been discontinued but is occasionally available on Ebay. On the right are some of the items for sale on Ebay ranging from mint to used copies of this model.

The Beano Bash Street and Minnie 2 Van Set No. D47/1

The 2nd of the two Beano 2 van sets released by Corgi was The Beano Bash Street Kids and Minnie 2 Van Set. This is a special limited edition box set of 2 detailed van replicas made in 1991. One van is a Morris J Van in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing Minnie the Minx. The other is an Red Double Decker AEC Bus in 1.43 scale and comes complete with full body decoration showing The Bash Street Kids. There were only 8000 of these Limited Edition models made and each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Beano was first published in 1938 and is still running today and is probably one of the worlds most famous comics. The Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx are two of the longest lasting and most loved strips in the comic.

This box set is now quite rare since it has been discontinued but is occasionally available on Ebay. On the right are some of the items for sale on Ebay ranging from mint to used copies of this model.

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