November, 2014


Big Discounts on Selected Models from Top Gear

Top Gear is clearing out more old stock, offering heavy discounts on quantity purchases of selected items:

Marcos Ambrose DJR Team Penske Ford Revealed

The ‘wildcard’ entry for Marcos Ambrose at the Sydney 500 next month has been revealed. Xbox is the prime sponsor (former SBR sponsor Pirtek has jumped on board too) leading to a matte black and metallic green livery. Apex Replicas will do this one-off car in 1:18 and 1:43 and are currently taking pre-orders. Delivery is scheduled for quarter 2 next year.  

bBurago Get The Ferrari Licence

a case of out of the pan, and into the fire…? With the Ferrari/Mattel deal ending (see news from last July HERE), collectors around the world have waited to hear who the next manufacturer of Ferrari models will be. Well, now we know – it’s bBurago! Personally, I associate bBurago with ‘decent build quality, but toyish’. My friend’s 6 year old has a great BMW and an awesome Audi. The press release below indicates there will be new ranges for the bBurago brand, plus Ferrari kits from Maisto. One canRead More

$300k Slot Car Track

Martin Raceway is a 1:32 scale custom slot car track built by Slot Mods USA for, reportedly, about $300,000. It’s highly detailed, an interesting layout and even features live-streaming from onboard mini-cams that actually work. But $300k? I’m sure I could have done that for not a cent over 200… 😉 To see more examples of the excellent work Slod Mods USA has done, click HERE

New Location for 2015 Diecast Model Expo

The annual Diecast Model Expo will move from the Gold Coast to Sydney for next year’s edition. It will take place at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club from 25 to 27 September.  Update from the organisers below:   2015 Diecast Model expo is on! Its been a while! We have been working hard on the next instalment of the Diecast Model Expo. I will keep this newsletter brief but there are some important things I need to tell you. New location: The decision was made to hold the next ExpoRead More

News Briefs

Various updates from various places… Models56/ARMCO The car transporter truck and trailer (limited edition of 300 pieces -does not include the cars) is set for an early 2015 release. The organisation says the Landau Coupes and “some other surprises” are very close.   Apex Apex Replicas will produce Marcos Ambrose’s Sydney 500 DJR/Penske merger V8 Supercar in 1:18 and 1:43 scale. The model can now be pre-orderd on the Apex website, however I’m waiting to see what it actually looks like before I place an order. The livery is setRead More