The most exciting news this month is that Lesney have brought out another “Model of Yesteryear.” No. Y-10, it is a 1928 36/220 Mercedes-Benz 4-seater complete with twin spare wheels, the traditional plated outside exhaust pipes, and even a tiny three-pointed star radiator badge. To a scale of 50:1, this very covetable miniature is 3 3/4 in. long and sells at the competitive price of 4s. retail in this country.
Lesney also have a Tippax refuse-truck which, although only 2 1/2 in. long, is authentically coloured and has fully-adjustable tipping action of the body, which stays in any position and possesses an opening tailgate. This is No. 15 in their “Matchbox” series and costs 1s. 9d. retail.
Dinky Toys scored something of a sensation with their Triumph 2000 miniature, introduced on the day the real car was released. An article in the November issue of the Meccano Magazine tells how the secret was kept and this model of a new British car which will not be sold until next month is Dinky Toy No. 135 and can be bought now, for 5s. 11d. It has the usual Dinky Toy windows, opening bonnet and boot (with luggage), two-tone blue and white finish, and is 4 3/16 in. long. There is also a Dinky Hillman Imp (No. 138), 3 3/8 in. long, priced at 4s. 11d.—W.B.