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Minichamps Mercedes W05 1:43 Dealer edition
Minichamps Mercedes W05 1:43 Dealer edition
Minichamps Mercedes W05 1:43 Dealer edition

1:43 Diecast Review: Mercedes W05 Minichamps Mercedes Dealer Edition

Since their McLaren partnership days, Mercedes have produced (with the help of Minichamps) a special 1:43 scale production run of their F1 cars for their dealers. The packaging and display cases are bigger than the normal Minic...
 
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Minichamps 2015 catalog cropped cover
Minichamps 2015 catalog cropped cover
Minichamps 2015 catalog cropped cover

Minichamps 2015 catalog releases (this year for real?)

This weekend I managed to flick through a copy of the Minichamps 2015 diecast and resin catalog. For F1 collectors, there are some exciting diecasts for 2015 release including: The World Champions Collection series – Alon...

 
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Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18
Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18
Hotwheels Alonso Ferrari F10 1:18

1:18 diecast review: Hotwheels Ferrari F10

Well Fernando’s Ferrari project is now over (at least for 2015) but it did start in fine form with a first up win for the Scuderia in the 2010 Bahrain GP  in the elongated shark finned bar-coded Ferrari F10. Hotwheels had...
 
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Diecast news: Is the diecast collectors’ market in recovery mode?

I’ve noticed some recent sales on ebay in the last few months which suggest that the F1 diecast collectors market could be recovering. I don’t trade models myself but I get a lot of questions from other new and old ...

 
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Kyosho vs Minichamps
Kyosho vs Minichamps
Kyosho vs Minichamps

1:43 diecast review: Kyosho vs Minichamps

Kyosho are better known for their radio control cars but they do produce some beautiful 1:12 scale sports and road cars. Collectors will also be familiar with the 1:64 scale F1 team collections and other 1:43 F1 models produced...
 
 
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Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot
Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot
Spark Ligier JS5 sideshot

Rare Spark 1:43 models – Pt 2

Last year I posted on rare and hard to find Spark 1:43 models as a companion post to my earlier post on hard to find Minichamps F1 models. I’ve noticed a couple of recent ebay sales that I’m sure shatters previous r...





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