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Postby tractormm5 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:52 pm

Its been a while since we have had a post on Minnie-Mo toys..

I was wondering what you thought was the rarest Moline toy which is also the most expensive...

My top six...

1) 1/16th Scale R with driver.... never seen one except on Ebay. Runs $750-1000. (You know it is rare when you can buy the real thing cheaper than the toy).

2) 1/16th Scale Barge Wagon... have seen two on Ebay in ten years.

3) Auburn/Rubber Tractor with Driver with Correct Prairie Gold Paint/Black tires... have only seen a picture of one

4) Auburn/Rubber Tractor with Driver with Correct Prairie Gold Paint/White tires... have seen one in person and another without its head.

5) MM Disc... have seen several, all starting at $300 plus

6) 1/24th Scale M602/670 - Gas/Diesel/- I have seen two or three of these in persons (more on ebay). Have never seen the Thermogas promotional toy in person.

My second favorite item after the toys is the calendar. I recently bought a large @ 20 x 30 calendar recognizing great Americans like Washington, Franklin etc and their important role in American agriculture.

Look forward to hearing your input....
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby kevin moschenrose » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:40 pm

I have one of those Thermogas promo's. I picked it a couple years gas in an antique store over in Indana for 25.00.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Fraser Beatty » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:17 pm

I saw one of those M670 toys for sale at a roadside antiques place (by antiques I mean a large collection of overpriced JUNK :D ). Guy was asking $35, based on the condition I thought it was steep. Maybe I should have bought it????
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Clyde in Colo » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:02 pm

I believe you are confusing 2 toys here. There are alot of M602 LP's around out there.

There is a true "Thermogas" promotion model that is the same tractor with different decal markings. In it's original condition it is considered much more valuble. 10 years ago it wasn't valued much over a regulr LP of the same vintage, but the margin has widened, particulaily on the new in the box (NIB) units.

I believe my rarest piece is not an original but a custom. It is a GVI by Cerroll. It is probably ny most revered collectible because of the rarity and I was the one that bugged him to build it until he finally did. It is a very nicely done piece. It is recognized in the value books, but I think very undervalued as they don't show up at sales. The production number has to be very low. :?
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby John Grandfield » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:13 am

I wonder if Jeff Cerroll kept any records of the amount produced.I had a couple still on order when he quit.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Clyde in Colo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:34 am

I discussed unit numbers with him one time, but he didn't get too worked up about production quantities. He didn't set "limited production" quantities or anything. he built pretty much what the demand was and that was it. Wish i had him build me one of his G4 combines when he first started. They ended up being real expensive because he had so much time in one of them.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby mmpower » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:02 am

I did have quite a few of the Hooker models but sold them. I still have a Berg red G1350 one of the first 12 built. Really don't know the value of it,I'm sure its worth a little.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Texasmolines » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:45 am

I have a Berg red G1350. Is there a serial # on the tractor to know if its one of the first 12 built. I have had it for a few years. As far as favorite MM toys, I would vote for the models made by Roger Mohr. I have an M5 gas wide front, M602 gas nf, Five star nf gas, five star standard lp, ZAU, ZTU, G705, & GTS. The Cottonwood acres models are also nice replicas.

Here is a list of the 1/24 models made by Ertl in the 60's & early 70's.

Thermogas-solid yellow, has a front grill like early M670.

M670 super-solid yellow with a white stripe along the sides (most available)

M670 early lp-solid yellow

M670 early gas-solid yellow

M602 lp-brown belly and yellow hood

M602 gas-brown belly and yellow hood

The super M670's should be about $15 in original condition, $35 in restored, and about $175 new in the box.
The thermogas might bring $150 in original condition. The early M670's and M602's seem to bring around $75 in original condition.

Here are some other toys produced through the years:
Slik UB-1950's, $100 origial condition, over $1000 new in the box
G1000 Vista, late 1960's, $200 restored, over $500 new in the box, (2 variations)
G1355, 1974- $150 original, $400 new in the box
G1000 Mity Minny puller, $100 original, $150 restored, $350 new in box.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby orgcrate » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:41 pm

I have a Jet Star 3 Super made by Jeff Cerroll. My wife had him make it and gave it to me for Christmas. Anyone else have one?
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Clyde in Colo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:09 pm

I have one. :D

I also have a Jet Star two made by Gilson Reicke. Think he also made a few 3's.
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby bmg » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:10 pm

I like all MM toys and have put together a collection I'm quite proud of. Each has their special qualities. Mohr's made some very nice toys and quite a variety. I have quite a few in my collection - R's, Z's, U's G's, KTA, MTA, 5 Stars, M5, G706. The display at their museum is quite impressive. Berg's models have increased in detail over the years with his latest models having some very nice detail (injection lines, dipstick, etc). Most of my Berg models are the late 6 cylinders - Vista, 950, 1050, 1350, 1355. Cerroll seemed to put the most detail in his models with spark plug wires, serial number plates decals, etc. that seemed to set them off just a little bit more than the others. I've been able to add several nice Cerrolls to my collection - 2-Stars, Mortac, JS3 Super, Cockshutt 1350 Prototype, UBUD, UTS, UTU, UTU Red Nose, JTO (a little crude but unique). Cottonwood (Hooker) made models no one else did at the time so they filled a niche. They're not that detailed but still nice. I have a Harvestor, G's, several M670, G900, 1000 and A4T on my shelves. Riecke also made a JetStar and JetStar 2 with very nice detail but I think they are the only MM's he made in quantity. His JS2 fits in quite nicely with my other MM's.
All of the above toys are quite fragile and its getting harder to find them. I had a GVI 4wd on order with Mr. Cerroll but he stopped making models before he got to making it. I had several models on order from Mohr's but unfortunately it seems they have way more on order than they will ever get to make so I'll have to be happy with what I have. I enjoy talking farm toys almost as much as the real ones. :D
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby Texasmolines » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:16 am

The spec-cast toys made within the last few years are great for the price. For $30-50, you can get a nice little U, 4 star, or 445. They seem to be pretty detailed
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby DEAN ZINGRE » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:08 pm

I ALSO HAVE SEVERAL TOYS ORDERED FROM MOHR'S. IT'S BEEN EIGHT YEARS ! I SPOKE WITH MARTY MOHR AT M.M. SUMMER SHOW AT BUTTERFIELD, MN. LAST MONTH AND HE TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE NOT BUILDING ---ANY-- TOYS. NO REASON OR EXPLANATION !! NO I'M SORRY !! NO NOTHING!! I'M QUITE DISAPPOINTED WITH THEM. I'M SURE ROGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FILL HIS ORDERS, BUT WE ALL KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY.

I ALSO AGREE THAT CERROLL BUILT SOME FANTASTIC M.M. TOYS. WISH I HAD A FEW MORE OF HIS. MY GVI FROM HIM IS AT ABOUT THE TOP OF MY LIST !!

I ALSO TREASURE THE M.M. UB ALLISION PULLER FROM C&M. WHAT A GREAT REPLICA OF A GREAT TEAM OF MEN WHO BUILT THOSE AWSOME TRACTORS!! I WISH SOME OF THOSE MEN WERE STILL AROUND TO TELL THE STORIES OF WHEN THE ALLISON WAS KING AT THE TRACK. HAD TO HAVE BEEN FUN!!!!!!!!
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby judyschaubach » Fri May 18, 2012 9:00 am

I have a new Minneapolis-Moline scale model G-1000 vista farm tractor still in the original box. Any suggestions on the best way to sell it and a reasonable asking price?
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Re: Minneapolis Moline Toys

Postby DEAN ZINGRE » Sat May 19, 2012 11:02 am

Judy , you may phone me at 815/499/8708. I'm interested in what it is

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