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Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: August 12, 2019 01:45PM

I bought a Loadside;


It's a rare Stahlberg Loadside toy made in Finland in the 1960s. Stahlberg was known for making high quality promo-like models, most commonly of Volvos and Saabs, but also some others. This is among the rarest as best I can tell (it's not even mentioned among the "other" models).

10" x 4" x 4", the details are faithful to the vehicle design, other than lacking an engine compartment. Reportedly, it's made of polyurethane plastic which is somewhat softer and less brittle than the more commonly used polystyrene.

Stahlberg also made a fantasy dumptruck version.

This is the first Stahlberg Loadside toy I have ever actually seen directly; does anyone else have one?
Steve

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: August 12, 2019 01:54PM

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Date: August 12, 2019 04:00PM

Steve,
I have this dump truck model, and would love to find a Loadside someday, but like you say both of these are super rare!!!

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: August 12, 2019 05:34PM

Jeff,
Very cool. Can I snag one of your pics to post on the Corvanatics "Toys" web page? I'm fascinated by the range of different colored plastics that were used to make these old vintage FC toys. Stahlberg, MSW, Premier, Irwin all made their toys with different colored plastics, sometimes combining components of different colors in different ways. Your dumptruck has a very different color scheme than this one.
Steve

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 12, 2019 05:44PM

Polyurethane plastic is extremely versatile and used allover the place now days.

From underground residential gas pipe to the contact surfaces in my wife's new knee.

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Date: August 12, 2019 06:17PM

Steve,
Sure no problem, use one or all three!!! I too like to see all the different colors they made...

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier
70 Camaro ss 396

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 13, 2019 05:06PM

And I thought the Ultravan I just bought was cool. Yes it is 1:43 scale but I like it.

The side door does not close, but it does have an interior that looks good.

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: August 13, 2019 05:26PM

Andria,
I think the Ultravan model is super cool. And it's remarkable that such a high quality model was produced considering how few ultravans were assembled (even compared to the Loadside!).
Steve

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 13, 2019 07:03PM

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Re: Bought a Loadside; small scale
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: August 14, 2019 10:04AM

Cool stuff!

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