Dinky Trucks - The Leyland Octopus 'Esso' Tanker
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Dinky Trucks - The Leyland Octopus 'Esso' Tanker

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Remember this? Well, now it’s back on the road!

Toy cars were once an integral part of every British childhood, as popular as any computer driving game today. Better too, in many ways. After all, today’s kids are obsessed with virtual driving games, but the youth of yesterday were more hands on. They actually played with their toys. Especially if it was a Dinky Supertoy! These were the best of the best. Even the packaging was great. Some came in those extra-special ‘lift-off’ boxes made of really thick card with the eye-catching stripes. They were the ones we all wanted. It almost seemed a crime to take the model out of its nest of tissue and actually use it. But, in the end, you just had to. It’s what they were there for.

And once you did start to play with them it was hard to stop. With their real rubber tyres and hardy metal bodies they were virtually indestructible – try as you might! Addictive, too. One Dinky was never enough. Soon you’d have your own fleet, a riot of colours and brands that even today, years later, you can probably recite by heart. That’s why Dinky is so special, that’s why it will live in our memories when other toys and games have long faded – and that’s why Dinky is back!

Own this classic toy from yesteryear

And what a Dinky Supertoy we’ve started with. The big, red Leyland Octopus ‘ESSO’ Tanker. Where do you start with a model this magnificent? Is it the sheer size and weight of this die-cast metal replica of the original? Is it the real rubber tyres, or the authentic livery? Maybe it’s that lovely box, or perhaps the wonderfully nostalgic feeling that comes from seeing this much-missed childhood memento reissued in such fine style. Of course, it’s all of these things and more.

The 100% exact replica we’ve created of this 1958 Dinky Supertoys classic is not to be missed. Especially when it’s on offer at just £2.99, with FREE p&p – that’s almost 1958 prices! Your model, worth £14.99, will arrive in that lovely blue and white-striped Dinky Supertoys box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Reply within seven days and you will also receive a FREE official Dinky Toys metal pin badge. That’s not all. Order today and we will place you on our priority delivery service, meaning that each month you will receive the latest model in this exclusive Dinky Trucks collection. Plus, in your next three deliveries you’ll receive some exclusive FREE gifts. Read on to find out more….

More Dinky Trucks, more great gifts

Next up is another all-time classic – the Guy Warrior ‘Heinz’ Van. Guy trucks, buses and commercial vehicles were once a common sight on Britain’s roads. They closed in 1982, but their legacy lives on – not least in this splendid Dinky Supertoy replica of the original catalogue number 920. Just look at that superbly retro ‘Heinz 57 Varieties’ logo and lettering on the side of the bright, yellow van. Pure vintage gold! It will be sent to you in its striking Dinky Supertoys box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Plus, it’s just £9.99 (plus £4.99 p&p) – a saving of £5 on the normal price. And, you’ll also receive a FREE 12-piece Dinky Toys Road Signs set, a must-have for any Dinky enthusiast. 

A few weeks later we’ll then send you the next Dinky Truck – the stunning Bedford TK Tipper. With fully moving parts (it really does tip!), this is one of the most sought-after Dinky Trucks of all. And now it will be yours for just £14.99 (plus £4.99 p&p). In its red and yellow Dinky Toys box (catalogue number 435) and with its Certificate of Authenticity it is not to be missed. As a special bonus, your officially-licensed and approved model will come with two superb FREE gifts: a fascinating replica of the 1958 Dinky Toys catalogue and a metal Dinky Toys tin for your Certificates of Authenticity worth £2.99. All subsequent issues are £14.99 plus £4.99 p&p.

An exclusive Dinky Trucks collection

For those of us of a certain vintage, Dinky Toys are still the first and the best, the toys we grew up with and remember most fondly. As their range of models developed through the middle years of the 20th century, so too did Britain’s children. They grew up together, you could say. That’s why we just had to bring them back for an evocative trip down memory lane. Not that Dinky Toys and Supertoys are stuck in the past. Far from it. In an era when vintage and retro is all the rage, these models look just as good now as they did then. Let’s face it, we’ll always love Dinky!

Our biggest problem in bringing back this exclusive Dinky Trucks range was deciding what to leave out! Any collection of Dinky Trucks needs an Austin, and the covered wagon we have made is an all-time collector’s favourite. Then there’s the Leyland Flat Truck with Chains, impossible to find in mint condition today. Well, here it is. And what about those French Dinkys now available for the first time in the UK. The Studebaker Milk Truck (with removable milk pails) is worth the entrance price alone, as is the delightful Berliet GAK Beverage Truck. We think this is the best collection of reproduction Dinky Trucks ever assembled. You won’t find them in the shops, so orders yours direct from us today…

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  • You will receive an exclusive model from the Dinky Toys Trucks Collection approximately every 4 weeks, unless you cancel your subscription.

    – Parcel 1: you will receive the Leyland Octopus 'Esso' tanker and a FREE gift for just £2.99 + FREE p&p

    – Parcel 2: you will receive the Guy Warrior ‘Heinz’ Van and a FREE gift for just £9.99 + £4.99 p&p

    – Parcel 3: you will receive the Bedford TK and 2 FREE gifts for £14.99 + £4.99 p&p

    – Parcel 4 and beyond: you will build up your collection by receiving a new model each month for just £14.99 + £4.99 p&p

  • No need to pay anything now. You will only be charged once you have received each exclusive model and decided to keep it with our 14-day try-before-you-buy policy.

  • No commitment: you are free to cancel your subscription at any time.

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