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I was thinking the recent Tomica venture into the US market failed - it was a marketing disaster at Toys R Us, with the cars and playsets being located away from the diecast aisle. I remember the "Tuesday Morning" discount chain carrying some playsets a few years ago. Probably not many in stock now. I'd try ebay. » 8/18/14 10:47pm Monday 10:47pm

Back in the 90s, my fintail was a daily driver (well not literally 7 days a week, as I was a student) - it was surprisingly easy to live with. There'd be a hiccup now and then, but not really any worse than much newer cars. If one doesn't mind maintenance, it's not hard. » 8/18/14 9:14pm Monday 9:14pm