Clyde's Car Crusher Play Set by Remco 1979 w/ Box

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 05, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Hello! This is a listing for a vintage Clyde's Car Crusher play set, made by Remco, 1979. Toy comes in played-with condition. It is missing the iron-on patch, the markers, and the aluminum foil. Includes all the essentials, though. There's the car crushing machine itself, the molds and chassis, the flatbed, the tow truck, the billboard, the instructions, and the box. It does have a few flaws. Both tabs are missing for the billboard. It is supposed to insert along the back edge of the car crushing machine, but can't. Also, 1 of the tabs is broken off the hoist assembly, so it has a very difficult time staying in place and can NOT be used properly. The hoist is also missing the foam pads, so, as/is, it can't pick any cars up, either.
The rest of the machine works well, with nothing broken, chipped, or cracked. It does have marker stains here and there. The clear plastic plate has a lot of marker on it from play wear. There is also marker, um, marks on the yellow conveyor and red crusher. The hoist works fine as far as the elevator and the gripper is concerned, but as mentioned, the flaws make it impossible to use as/is. A lot of the decals are still on the toy, but some are peeling and some have edge wear and creasing.
The tow truck and flatbed are both in excellent condition, but both are missing a few hubcap decals. Both chassis are also fine, with some light play wear. The molds have a lot of marker on them, and that stuff can NOT be removed. Likewise, wherever there is marker stain, its going to stay there. There is 1 aluminum foil car to be wrecked (the black thing), which looks like where all the aluminum foil ended up. The billboard is in excellent condition, despite missing the tabs. Actually, the edges are so clean, that if you didn't know there were supposed to be tabs on the bottom, you wouldn't be able to tell they were gone.
The instructions are a little wrinkled, with some minor edge and corner wear. The box isn't too bad. There is a hole punched through the lid, about in the center. The 2 left corners are split and repaired with tape. The rest of the corners, as well as the edges, show average wear for a toy this old. There is also some creasing, veining, and scuffing. Some of the creasing is heavy in spots. The box bottom is good, with some scuffing from storage.
Any display stands shown in pictures are for presentation only and are NOT included.
I will ship WORLDWIDE but will need e-mail contact before selling to international buyers.
I use BOTH USPS and UPS for my shipping. I use whichever is less to save you some money on charges. Typically, only bigger or heavier toys are shipped with UPS. If the item is 35$ to ship with the Post office, but only 17$ to ship UPS, then it will be shipped UPS. If you have a preference, please let me know, and I will adjust the shipping cost accordingly.
S+H will be 15.00 to the US (Parcel) and 28.00 to Canada. Please e-mail with questions, comments or concerns. I always enjoy communicating with fellow collectors.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!! Due to a schedule change by my employer, I will only be able to ship FRIDAYS until further notice. This means if you buy something on Saturday, it will not go until the following Friday. I apologize for this inconvenience, but there is not much I can do about it.
Returns will be accepted ONLY if the item is falsely represented. S+H charges INCLUDE INSURANCE (not optional) for anything over $50.00 and delivery confirmation for anything less.
As always, deep discounts are available on shipping with multiple purchases.
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