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#1 OFFLINE   kenrobinson6

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:41 AM

Ok, you can accuse me of being thick and slow. Please put it down to my almost 2 year absence. But, I would love to know what happened to the famous DX Mini. I would love to know if it is safe.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:20 AM

View Postkenrobinson6, on 07 April 2011 - 02:41 AM, said:

Ok, you can accuse me of being thick and slow. Please put it down to my almost 2 year absence. But, I would love to know what happened to the famous DX Mini. I would love to know if it is safe.

Sadly, I believe the original forum owner has the DX MINI... but no one really knows for sure if it's still around or not.Posted Image

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:57 AM

Unfortunately, I believe thats the case.

When it visited my house....
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:27 AM

Now that is a great shame! That Mini must surely belong to DX, it's the most famous diecast in the history of the world. No one had ever done that sort of thing before. It's a very unique model. Is there any way 'that' person can be contacted with the view of getting the Mini back into its spiritual (and rightful) home.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:27 AM

View Postkenrobinson6, on 07 April 2011 - 05:27 AM, said:

Now that is a great shame! That Mini must surely belong to DX, it's the most famous diecast in the history of the world. No one had ever done that sort of thing before. It's a very unique model. Is there any way 'that' person can be contacted with the view of getting the Mini back into its spiritual (and rightful) home.
Unfortunately, I think it's safe to say that's never going to happen, Ken.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

SHAME !!! That car should be home amongst friends
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

View Postkenrobinson6, on 07 April 2011 - 06:24 PM, said:

SHAME !!! That car should be home amongst friends

I couldn't agree more. However, perhaps we can bring the spirit of the old MINI back with the current DX "Around the World" tour and the soon-to-be famous Motormax Police Interceptor! Posted Image

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

Don't think the DX 'Round the World Mini will be seen again, but it will live on in our hearts. . .

Here's how it looked at my house. . .

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And 5 out of the 7 models gathered 'round had other DX owners previously. . .

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:22 PM

Wow... it's sobering to see these old photos of the MINI. Although I wasn't around for the first "Around the World," it's obvious that this little model car left a huge impression on many DXers! Truly sad that it's MIA.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

I dare say that just the DX Around the World Mini did more for the Diecast world than You-Know-Who has ever done.  It should be in a Hall of Fame somewhere.  But of course that would never happen on another forum.  Unless JKjr had done it.  And even then, he would get thanked for making it hors de combat.    :lamende:

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:36 PM

View Postcobalt1959, on 07 April 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

I dare say that just the DX Around the World Mini did more for the Diecast world than You-Know-Who has ever done.  It should be in a Hall of Fame somewhere.  But of course that would never happen on another forum.  Unless JKjr had done it.  And even then, he would get thanked for making it hors de combat.    :lamende:

Would there be any possible way of retrieving the model? Would "You Know Who" accept ransom money?

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:16 PM

Was the Around the World mini tour ever finished? Or did the car go missing before it was over? It would be nice to somehow retrieve it, but then again who wants to open that can of worms.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:30 PM

View Postcorrupted, on 07 April 2011 - 08:16 PM, said:

Was the Around the World mini tour ever finished? Or did the car go missing before it was over? It would be nice to somehow retrieve it, but then again who wants to open that can of worms.

The tour ended as planned.  It's last stop was with the previous owner of the forum.  When he was 'banned', we lost all hope of ever seeing the car again.  Still, I wonder if he kept it...?  

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:38 PM

I'm sure 'that former member' would have kept the Mini safely. After all it's quite 'famous'
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

Well we had fun when it came down under   :lamende:

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