(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/85/Siku-Truck-with-trailer-and-compact-excavator on January 1, 2012 10:27 PM)
If you collect diecast scale models, you need to look at SIKU. I got a SIKU Super Item No. 1854 as a gift a few years ago. It’s at a scale of 1:87 (H0 scale) and has a lot of play value. The truck’s tipper tilts and its tailgate opens; the flatbed trailer is articulated and its ramp is movable; the compact excavator’s rubber caterpillar tracks work and its blade and ripper are height-adjustable.
Rustan’s department store used to carry the SIKU brand, but now it seems that it no longer does.