2017-07-14

Not Exactly Mint

...but still exceptionally rare:
Royal Flash
1983 Mainline, toy # 2501
One 1983 orange Royal Flash, still in the packaging. As you can see, the package is murderously less than mint, but the car inside is perfect. I do believe that when I did research on this, it turned out to be in a European/International package rather than US packaging. I've had this about fifteen years now, it was one of my first eBay purchases when I got into the hobby and started filling out my collection with cars that I remembered from my childhood. I didn't have this one -- I had the 1979 white one, an example of which we will see in the future -- but it came up, was affordable (probably because of the war-torn cardboard) and so it is now in my collection.