A number of new announcements and updates on new product over the past week. Trax Top Gear revealed via social media a “1st colour sample” of a Holden LE Coupe (the HX 308 GTS with gold honeycomb wheels). It will be a limited run of just 600 items, in resin. They won’t reveal the scale, … Read moreNew Stuff from Trax, Biante & Models56
Top Gear has announced the Trax Club membership format has changed. The NSW-based company has dropped the printed quarterly “Keeping Trax” magazine and will replace the 1:64 FJ Van club model with a 1:43 FC Holden Panel Van. Full detail of the changes below (click the image for a larger version). Hats off to Top … Read moreTrax Change Club Membership Format
Organisers of the 2015 Diecast Model Expo have announced the next “exclusive Expo model” will be of Scott McLaughlin’s GRM Volvo S60 from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix meeting. Apex Replicas will produce a metal model in 1:18 scale that will have a sealed body. Only 400 will be produced. A 1:43 scale version will … Read moreLimited Edition Scott McLaughlin Volvo for Diecast Expo
The Diecast Magazine’s resident expert on all things customized, Rob Smith, will present a number of ‘How To’ workshops at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo. The workshops will take place in the Main Expo hall and are free for all registered attendees. Rob will be available to answer custom modelling questions during the event. The … Read moreModel Expo “How-To” Workshops
Classic Carlectables will not make the Prodrive Racing Australia (formerly Ford Performance Racing) models of the 2015 factory Fords in the V8 Supercars series. Apex Replicas has signed a multi-year deal with the team to be their exclusive supplier of model cars to produce both Pepsi Max Crew cars (Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert) and The Bottle-O Racing car driven by David Reynolds.
Some clips from the International Toy Fair in Germany, featuring the latest models from various manufacturers: Above: AUTOart Above: Minichamps Above: Corgi (James Bond) Above: Lego Technic
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 … Read morebBurago Get The Ferrari Licence
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 … Read moreNew Location for 2015 Diecast Model Expo