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    Diecast model help

    Hi guys, just after a bit of help (thought I'd start a whole thread why not)

    A friend of mine has just bought himself a BMW M340i (current model), which is basically his dream car. He is also just about to turn 40 so I'd like to try and find a diecast model of one to give to him, and damn the expense.

    a) Is this even realistic that such a specific thing could be found?
    b) If it is, where do I start looking?

    Cheers
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    You mean after discounting any results you found by typing "diecast bmw m340i" into a popular search engine? You do need to prune related but not precise results, but...

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    Well yes, I know how to use the Google machine. Was just hoping someone here might know a bit more (I don't know what exactly) that could help.

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    You might be in luck if this is similar to the car.

    https://livecarmodel.com/products/1-...car-model.html

    Hit up the local dealership, as they often sell model cars too.

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    Well, I'd say start looking on the Internet.
    B&M collectible stores are going away.

    Although WalMart here does import obscure small-scale obscure
    brand models of pretty much collectible quality.
    But that doesn't relate much to you, although the models do come from
    Japan and you are close to Japan. But, of course, often (but not
    always) the subjects are obscurish Japanese cars also.

    How much mancave-type display space does your friend have?
    Does he live with someone who might restrict the displaying of the model?

    If he can't display it, or at least put it somewhere he can regularly
    admire for himself, then maybe go no bigger than 1:43 (Dinky toy size,
    about four inches).

    I have found that fortuitously spotted Hot Wheel size (two to three
    inches, usually about 1:64 or smaller scale) models in their
    bubble pack often go over pretty well with their recipients,
    when the real-life car has some significance to them.

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