2nd September 2014

SuperSwede Stars On TrueScale Delivery

Today we received a large consignment from TrueScale, our first from them in a good couple of months it has to be said.

If you’re a fan of cult hero Ronnie Peterson, then you have been well and truly spoilt. The highlight was the 1:18 Lotus 78 that Peterson took to victory in the 1978 South African Grand Prix (TSM121802), after famously battling with Patrick Depailler.

This model, which is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide, comes with all the removable bits and pieces that you would expect from a TrueScale 1:18 classic F1 replica.

In the smaller scale, there was Peterson’s 1973 Italian Grand Prix winning Lotus 72E (TSM124325), and the March 761 that he raced in the 1976 United States West Grand Prix (TSM124327). On top of all that, TrueScale released a 1:8 Ronnie Peterson 1978 helmet (TSM12AC06) too. 

Other highlights included a 1:18 replica of the Chevrolet Corvette that John Greenwood and Bernard Darniche drove in the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours (TSM111810B), and several racing and road going McLarens, including the McLaren P1 that Jenson Button demonstrated at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed (TSM144338).

Click here to see the rest of TrueScale’s new releases.

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1st September 2014

Mattel Releases LaFerrari In 1:43 Scale

Today we received a new consignment from Mattel.

They became the first company to release a diecast replica of Ferrari’s latest hypercar, the LaFerrari, in 1:43 scale. High-end Italian company BBR is the only other model maker to have replicated this car in the smaller scale. Their version, however, was made from resin, and cost significantly more.

Mattel released the 1:43 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari in red (HWBCT83) and black (HWBCT85).

That pair was also joined by a 1:43 replica of the Batmobile from the 1992 film, Batman Begins (HWBLY29).

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28th August 2014

Minichamps And Vitesse Deliver

Today we received two small consignments from Minichamps and Vitesse.

Minichamps released a 1:8 Sebastian Vettel helmet from the 2010 German Grand Prix (P108305) and a 1:43 resin replica of the 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Black Series in gold (P033022).

Meanwhile Vitesse sent us the 1:43 1981 Ford Escort Mk.III GL in Forest Green (V24833) and Strato Silver (V24834), both of which are limited to just 699 pieces each.

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27th August 2014

IXO Announcements Part Three

The third and final installment of IXO’s massive list of new announcements is now on the Diecast Legends website. There were around 150 of them in total, so be sure to visit www.diecastlegends.com/ixo to check them all out.

This latest batch was predominantly road cars, which will be produced under the Premium-X banner.

Another handful of Land Rover replicas were confirmed, including the 1:43 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport in black (PRD401) and orange (PRD402). 

There were also two interesting 1:18 replicas, which we believe to be IXO’s first in the larger scale. The cars in question take the form of the 1981 Porsche 924 Kombi Artz (PRD18001), and the 1979 Porsche 928 Kombi Artz (PRD18002).

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26th August 2014

One New Model From Corgi

Today we received just one new release from Corgi: the 1:43 Ford Escort Mk.1 RS2000 in Vista Orange (CG09517). At £22.99, this nice little replica represents exceptional value for money. It is a limited edition of 2,000 pieces worldwide, by the way.

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22nd August 2014

More New Announcements From IXO

We’ve put a second glut of new IXO announcements on the web today, and there’ll be yet more going up to onto the website next week!

This selection consists of rallying, endurance racing and road cars subjects. IXO has already confirmed Sir Stirling Moss’s 1952 Silverstone Touring Car Race winning Jag Mk.VII, so Moss collectors will be pleased to hear that the brand has now also announced the Jaguar MK.VII that Stirling Moss drove to victory in the Silverstone Touring Car Race in 1953 (RAC238).

There were also some new announcements in IXO’s long running Le Mans Winners Collection, including the 2013 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro of Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval (LM2013).

There will also be dirty versions produced of the 1991 Mazda 787B (LM1991B) and the 2003 Bentley Speed 8 (LM2003B).

On the rallying front, our favourites included Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC from the 2013 Rally of Mexico (RAM548) and the Citroen DS3 RRC that Robert Kubica took to WRC2 victory on the 2013 Rally of Germany (RAM539).

Click here to see all of IXO’s new announcements.

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21st August 2014

Minichamps Quartet Sells Out

Today Minichamps sent us a new delivery consisting of some seven subjects, four of which have already sold out!

The Aachen based company finally released the 2013 Force Indias but, unfortunately, both the Paul di Resta (DC213414) and Adrian Sutil (DC213415) versions were completely sold out to pre-orders.

The same goes for the 1:43 2013 BMW M3 DTM cars of Bruno Spengler (P133201) and Martin Tomczyk (P132215).

There are three models on the delivery that are still available from stock: the 1:18 1954 Bentley S2 in white (PG139951), the 1:43 1988 Brabus 190E in red (P032600) and the 1:18 2010 Volkswagen Sharan in silver (PG051002).

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20th August 2014

IXO Confirms F-Type Coupe R

One of our best selling 1:43 road car replicas of the year so far came courtesy of IXO’s Premium-X brand. The Jaguar F-Type V8S Roadsters went down a storm with our customers, and we hoped that they would go on to produce a coupé version.

Well, today, IXO confirmed just that. They will be making, in 1:43 scale, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R in red (PRD362) and dark grey (PRD361). We have sample images already, and they look pretty good to us.

They also announced the 1:43 2014 Range Rover Sport in blue and silver (PRD359) and white (PRD360).

In total, IXO have announced some 37 subjects today, so there are plenty more road, rallying and endurance racing subjects to choose from. Click here to see them all.

In other news, CMC released its 1:18 replica of the Bugatti 57 SC Corsica Roadster from the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours (CMC136), where it won the coveted Best of Show Award. The main difference between this version and the original release is that CMC has recreated the eye catching interior, which was made from crocodile hide.

The replica is a limited edition of 3,000 pieces worldwide and, as ever, we are offering it at £50 off the RRP.

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19th August 2014

Neo Releases and Matrix Announcements

Today we received nine new 1:43 models from resincasters Neo, and Matrix announced some exciting new 1:43 British classic road cars.

The highlights of the Neo delivery were two unusual Alfa Romeos: the unique 1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro in red (NEO43170), and the 1967 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sport Zagato in red (NEO45600).

These were accompanied by more obscure subjects, such as the 1971 Puma GTE Spyder in silver (NEO46150) and the 1948 Waibel Porsche Special Sport Cabriolet in metallic green (NEO46190).

Click here to see the rest of Neo’s releases.

The most exciting Matrix announcement, in our opinion, is the 1947 Bentley Mk.VI Cresta Pininfarina I in green (MX40201041). Also confirmed was a replica of the 1965 Jensen C-V8 Mk.II in metallic dark red (MX41002072), and the 1953 Armstrong Siddeley 346 Sapphire Four Light Saloon in black and sand (MX40107011).

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18th August 2014

Automodello’s Noble Announcement

American company Automodello has already produced several classic British road car subjects from the likes of TVR and Sunbeam. Today, the resin model maker announced a modern British machine that supercar collectors have been after for ages: the Noble M600.

Automodello will be replicating the car in 1:43 scale. These replicas will be limited to just 499 pieces worldwide, and will be available in Demonstrator Orange (AM026) and Baby Blue (AM028)

For the really serious collector, Automodello will be producing two massive 1:12 scale versions too, which will be limited to a mere 299 pieces each. Like the 1:43s, they will be coming in Demonstrator Orange (AM027) and Baby Blue (AM029). We can’t wait to see them released.

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