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Collectors Jargon and TLA ( Three Letter Abbreviations )

BPW

Black Plastic Wheel (Matchbox)

BTW

By The Way

BW

Basic Wheel or Black Wall (Hot Wheels)

Code 1

is a normal Production model

Code 2

is a model altered with permission of (or by) the Manufacturer.

Code 3

is a model altered without permission of the Manufacturer

Code 4

is a model produced by the Manufacturer in very limited quantities for Staff only

DM

Danbury Mint - a High end manufacturer of larger scale models

eBay

WWW.Ebay.com - One of the First Online Auction Sites and certainly the biggest

FE

First Edition - Hot Wheels series introducing a new Casting

FM

Franklin Mint - A Manufacturer of models from 1:43 and up

FS

For Sale

FFS

An expression of Surprise or disgust

FT 

For Trade

FYI 

For Your Information

GYG 

Hot Wheels - RR Wheel descriptor - Goodyear Tyre Grey Hub

GYW

Hot Wheels - RR Wheel descriptor - Goodyear Tyre White Hub

HW

Hot Wheels - a Mattel Brand

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

JL Johnny Lightning - A Diecast brand, originally (1969-71) made by Topper Toys, now (1994-?) by Praying Mantis
LE

Limited Edition

LMK

Let Me Know

LOL

Laughing Out Loud

MB Matchbox - The definitive Diecast toy, produced by Lesney(1947-1992), Universal(1982-92), Tyco(1992-97), Mattel(1997-?)
MIB

Mint In Box/Bubble

MIP

Mint In Package

MNP

Mint No Package

MNRB

Mint Never Removed from Box/Bubble

MNRP

Mint Never Removed from Package

MOMC

Mint on Mint Card

MOY

Models Of YesterYear, a Matchbox range, one of the first ranges aimed at collectors rather than kids

QXL

WWW.QXL.com - Europe's First Online Auction site

RL

Red Line Wheel - Hot Wheels 1968-73

RR

Real Rider Wheel - Hot Wheels using real Rubber

SF

Super Fast Wheel - Matchbox wheel used after 1968

TH

Treasure Hunt - Limited Edition Hot Wheels 

TIA

Thanks in Anticipation

TLA

Three Letter Abbreviations

TRU

Toys R Us

TTFN Ta Ta For Now
WTB Want To Buy
WW

White Wall

   
 

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