8th September 2014

Classic Bentleys From Matrix And GLM

Today we received new replicas from resin brands Matrix and GLM. On both of these deliveries, classic Bentleys, which have never been replicated before, were the highlight.

From Matrix, we received the 1:43 1951 Bentley Mk.VI Countryman by Harold Radford S2 in black and silver (MX10201011), while GLM sent us the 1:43 Bentley Mk.VI Park Ward Fixed Head Coupe in metallic gold (GLM43204201).

Other highlights included Matrix’s 1:43 1956 Mercedes 300C Berlina Ghia in red and white (MX41302011), and the GLM 1:43 1931 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Phaeton in black (GLM43107301).

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5th September 2014

Neo And Kess Round Out The Week

This week has been a busy one for new releases and there has been no let up today, as we took delivery of new models from resin brands Neo and Kess.

As ever Neo released some excellent British road car subjects, including the 1:43 1953 Bristol 405 in dark green (NEO45492), the 1:43 MG TF 1500 in green (NEO43925), and the 1:43 Triumph Vitesse Mk.II saloon in red (NEO45688).

There was one absolutely beautiful 1:18 on the delivery: the 1962 Facel Vega II in metallic grey (NEO18116).

The Ford Fiesta 1600 that Ari Vatanen drove in the 1979 Monte Carlo Rally (NEO45380) was the only motorsport related 1:43 replica that we received today.

Kess sent us six 1:43 Italian road cars, with our favourites being the 1989 Maserati Shamal in red (KE14020), and black (KE14021).

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4th September 2014

2014 Force Indias From Minichamps

Today we received 11 new models from Minichamps.

The German brand has certainly been taking it to Spark in the 1:43 2014 F1 car battle, having already released the 2014 Saubers. Their most recent F1 releases are the 2014 Force India VJM07s of Nico Hulkenberg (DC214427) and Sergio Perez (DC214411).

Minichamps is the exclusive maker of the Force Indias this year, so this will be your only chance to grab a replica of one.

Minichamps also sent us the 2013 Toro Rosso STR8s of Jean-Eric Vergne (DC213418) and Daniel Ricciardo (DC213419).

Away from motorsport, the 1:43 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia D’oro in silver (P120480) makes for an interesting road car release.

Click here to see the rest of Minichamps’ new releases.

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3rd September 2014

Spark Releases 2014 Caterham F1 Cars

We received over 20 new 1:43 subjects from Spark today. The delivery included 1:43 replicas of the Caterham CT05s as driven this season by Kamui Kobayashi (DC214410K) and Marcus Ericsson (DC214409K).

The highlight for us though was the Surtees TS14 that was raced by John Surtees in the 1972 Italian Grand Prix (SPK4000). What a great looking car!

We also really liked the Matra MS5 F2 cars that were driven in the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix by Johnny Servoz-Gavin (SPK1595), and the 1967 German Grand Prix by Jacky Ickx (SPK1596). Ickx famously set the third fastest time around the Nordschleife in qualifying, which was a pretty impressive feat.

The latest subject in Spark’s Indy 500 Winners Collection arrived too: A.J. Foyt’s 1967 Coyote (SPA43IN67).

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

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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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