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Stalkey and Co Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 12:39 p.m. PST

Looking for cheap chinese dollar-store type vehicles that are suitable for modern and near future or hard sci-fi games. More interested in ones that look like military vics, but civilian ones might work with a paint job and a gun on top!

I found a few by Kai Jal but they seem to be out of business shame!

No luck at WalMart and the Dollar Tree or Dollar General US chains.

Any suggestions especially for a chain that still carries cheap toys would be welcome!

One person said they dried up with covid in favor of other cheap medical stuff, so that's a possibliity.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 2:34 p.m. PST

I used Hotwheels and Matchbox vehicles when I did 15mm. Some are too big, but most are pretty close.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 3:36 p.m. PST

I literally picked up a bunch today, that I'm likely not going to use. I think I've decided to go with 28mm. I've got seven vehicles, two tractor trailers and two helicopters (primed). Say $25.00 USD postpaid for the lot. Email me if interested.

David Johansen02 Jan 2023 9:02 p.m. PST

I got some packs of tanks at the Dollerama, that will convert to 15mm sf nicely. They were packaged with a ship and some anti aircraft guns that don't scale but were still pretty cheap. Add a few gubbins and paint them up and they'll look just fine.

Valderian03 Jan 2023 4:43 a.m. PST

Search with different keywords on Aliexpress e-shops. Very cheap, good quality.

Zeelow03 Jan 2023 12:02 p.m. PST

Your local model railroad club who is having a swap-meet, or other, should have lots of "stuff" for your needs.

infojunky06 Jan 2023 4:03 p.m. PST

Stick a representative figure in your pocket and wander down the toy aisle. There lots of die cast vehicles that will work.

Stalkey and Co Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2023 5:01 p.m. PST

@ David Johnson
Tried several searches, not getting anything.
what were your search terms?

Stalkey and Co Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2023 8:09 a.m. PST


Hmmm, ali express won't let me verify an account without giving them my phone number – there's no other option to verify an account, despite the obvious norm of getting a code via email.

Seems fishy to me! As I don't want to get constant phone calls and text messages about Asian smut, I think I'll have to pass.

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