18th August 2008

Minichamps New Announcements; The Sequel

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Today Minichamps officially confirmed the two new Valentino Rossi figures that were in their ‘Edition 2’ catalogue recently.

However, they have come through at £29.99 each, not £26.99 as we had assumed, so those of you who have pre-ordered from us early have saved £3 each on those two figures! Just to clarify, these are the 2004 ‘kissing’ figure (PO40246), and the 2002 Donington figure (PO20146).

Minichamps also confirmed three 1:12 Casey Stoner figures. The first is a 2006 riding figure, from his days on the white LCR Honda RC211V (PO60127).

The second figure has confused us slightly, as it’s from the 2007 Phillip Island race (PO70127), which Casey won in his championship year. But Minichamps have already announced a ‘special’ 1:12 Ducati Desmosedici replica for Stoner from that race that comes complete with a riding figure (PO70097), so we’ll have to wait and see how that one develops.

The final figure is a ‘podium celebration’ (PO70227), so we assume that it will be along the lines of the Rossi Materazzi standing figure, which was the one that had him spraying champagne. 

Other new announcements from Minichamps were the 1:12 Yamaha Vmax (P163700), and a 1:2 replica helmet for Nico Rosberg (P080007).

Away from Minichamps, Dutch brand NEO confirmed a couple of exciting new 1:18 subjects, both classic Jaguars that have never been replicated before. These will be the 1957 Jaguar Mk.VIII in black and pewter (NEO18035), and the 1960 Jaguar Mk.IX in two-tone grey (NEO18036).

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  1. 1 On August 18th, 2008, Marcel said:

    I think the news of the 1:2 replica of the Nico Rosberg helmet, is very exciting. Have Minichamps put a release date on it?

  2. 2 On August 19th, 2008, Leigh 'Diecast' Hobden said:

    The first date we’ve been given is Q4, but I’ll be surprised to see it this year.

  3. 3 On August 19th, 2008, Marcel said:

    Allright, thanks for your quick response. I sincerely hope that the release-date of this item will not be postponed as often as the release date of the jenson button first victory car. Only time will tell.