Saturday, June 30, 2012

VANGUARDS 1/43 SAAB 96 SALOON SAVANNAH BIEGE





The Saab 96 was the follow up after the Saab 93, and although the front was relatively unchanged from it's predecessor, the rear was extensively redesigned to incorporate a much larger rear screen, a wider backseat, larger boot, a new fuel tank and larger rear lights. The Saab 96 featured a new 841cc, 38hp three cylinder two stroke engine and was well received by the public and proved popular and opened up new markets for Saab.Shop here

EFE 1/76 LEYLAND OLYMPIAN TYPE B - CAPITAL CITYBUS



The H K bus market looked to London to expand its operations and the vivid colors of Hong Kong Citybus appeared on the streets of East London. We have many requests for this livery and fleet number 143, registered J143 YRM is working on route 86B to Dagenham Dock.Shop here

CORGI 1/50 PATRIOTIC TRACTOR TRAILER



With the growth of the interest highway system in the 1940s and 1950s, the trucking industry experienced a growth never seen before. Mack was at the forefront of this boom with the LJ and B series trucks. Corgi has preserved the legacy of the LJ and B series by crafting these beautifully detailed Budweiser and Patriot City Die Cast replicas. The National Motor Museum, Mint proudly offers these Corgi Special Edition closeouts to collectors and proud Americans alike at below normal retail.Shop here

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MINICHAMPS 1/43 PORSCHE 911 GT1



This is the Porsche 911 GT1 pffered by Minichamps. The detailing is superb, both of the exterior and the interior. However, what really impresses is the decoration, for this is not applied by transfers but is tampo printed. The car is shown as raced at Le Mans in 1996, driven by Thierry Boutsen, with Hans-Joachim Stuck and Bob Wollek. The main sponsorship is by Mobil.Shop here

SUNSTAR : 1949 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE KAFER CABRIOLET



The Volkswagen Cabrio of 1949 joins the series of European economy cars. Decorated in red and black, and with separate door handles and various detail painted in, this is a model certain to please the many who collect VWs. Shop here

TROFEU 1/43 FORD SIERRA COSWORTH



Re-issued is the version of the Ford Sierra Cosworth. The features sponship from Q8 Oils, and is as driven in the Lombard RAC Rally of 1989. Shop here

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CORGI 1/76 BLACKPOOL BALLOON TRAM POSTWAR



This version is post-war, with the cream having even greater billing than the green, and with advertisement on the sides for Empire Pools. The tram makes for an interesting collection spanning several years. Shop here

Saturday, June 9, 2012

CORGI 1/64 LONDON 2012 GREAT BRITISH CLASSICS ROUTEMASTER



The double Decker bus was the official mode of transport for over 6,000 athletes during the 1948 London Olympics. Special services began on the 8th July and ran to the 21st August 1948,345,000 miles were covered. The London Transport Executive was formed in 1948, the year of the last Olympic Games hosted in London, as part of the government’s massive post-war nationalisation programme.

LT entered public ownership as part of the British Transport Commission which also owned the newly formed British Railways. The red double decker bus remains an iconic symbol of London and will be seen by millions of visitors to London during the Olympic Games. Shop here

CORGI 1/36 LONDON 2012 GREAT BRITISH CLASSICS TAXI


Corgi are proud to introduce the first and only die-cast collection to be inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which we hope becomes a lasting legacy of a monumental moment in sporting history. Whether it is a high end, authentically detailed Limited Edition piece or the start of a multi piece ‘collect them all’ series, there is something here for everyone.


The revolutionary TX1 modeled here was designed, developed and built in 1997. It’s iconic redecessor, the Austin FX3 was produced between 1948 (the year of the last Olympics to be hosted in London) and 1959. The famous ‘black cab’ is universally recognised as a symbol of London. The name taxi derives from the taximeter, the instrument which measures the distance travelled or the time taken, thus allowing an accurate fare to be determined. This device was invented in 1891 by Wilhelm Bruhn. Shop here

CORGI 1/36 LONDON 2012 GREST BRITISH CLASSICS MINI





Corgi are proud to introduce the first and only die cast collection to be inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which we hope becomes a lasting legacy of a monumental moment in sporting history. Whether it is a high end, authentically detailed Limited Edition piece or the start of a multi piece ‘collect them all’ series, there is something here for everyone.


The classic Morris Minor was launched in 1948, the year of the last Olympics to be hosted in London. It was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis who went on to design the iconically British Mini
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The first Mini was produced in Longbridge, Great Britain on the 3rd April 1959 with the 5,387,862nd and final Mini rolling off the production line in October 2000. BMW will transport athletes around the London 2012 in 4,000 cars, including the BMW MINI as one of six BMW models to be showcased during the Olympic Games. The world renowned BMW MINI has been produced since 2001.Shop here

CORGI 1/50 FODEN S21 'MICKEY MOUSE' TANKER 'ARROW'





The Foden S21 'Mickey Mouse' cab from Corgi looks rather splendid as part of cylindrical tanker. The first livery is of Arrow Bulk Carriers Ltd.' the grey and red livery setting off the shiny chrome of the tanker. Corgi has well captured the shape of the cab, the fact that on this version the windscreen is surrounded in black adding to the authenticity. On the roof appears an arrow symbol, while side mirrors are provided for the buyer to fit. Shop here