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Old 07-03-2014, 10:30 PM
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Hot Wheels license expires end of year

the Lamley Group: Has Hot Wheels made its last Ferrari? The Mattel/Ferrari exclusive licensing agreement ends this year...

A press release says that models scheduled for 2014 will be produced over the next 6 months but models scheduled for 2015 will be dropped.

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:27 PM
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I wonder who will get the license?
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:59 PM
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I wonder who will get the license?
Lots of speculation but supposedly Burago/Maisto for low end, Kyosho for mid and continuing with BBR, CMC, etc for high.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:30 PM
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I sure wish Make Up Eidolon would again obtain the license for their 1/43 models. I would also love to see them build a 1/18 scale Ferrari line.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:10 AM
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If a license expires, does production have to stop immediately, or is there som sort of transitional period? I wonder what will happen with the 1/18 scale 312 T2 they were supposed to release.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:36 AM
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If Hotwheels can't make their license profitable, others will have the same problem.
Its very difficult making money with the license-fees Ferrari is charging.

Make Up will not be making Ferrari's in the future.. unfortunately.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:44 PM
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The T2 will still be released, as will the La Ferrari and the speciale...but not the california t nor the F14t.....Burago/maisto will take over.....to bad because mattel was doing a great job....i guess i must turn to fujimi in order to keep my f.1 1/43 collection going..bbr is out off my league...
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One advice,be quick to order your models because i believe thay will be picked up very quikly!!
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Hotwheels is out...

delete... just saw the other thread.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:17 AM
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I'm going to miss their F1 cars as Matter/Hotwheels did a great job in the details in such and I rather have Mattel in my collection instead of Burago/maisto as having a crappy reputation in their 1:18 Ferraris....

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:23 AM
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Start buying them... just purchased a Elite F12


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Start buying them... just purchased a Elite F12
I've got just about every elite they've made, save a few (355 and one of the 348's - because I already had them previously) - Was thinking about stocking up on a few, though.

Did anyone ever see a regular (non) super elite red 458 coupe? I never saw them and I don't know that I ever saw one pop up on the ebay.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:16 PM
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Nope... I too haven't seen the non-elite 458 coupes, so maybe this version fell through since collectors may want the high-end versions instead... I know the non-elites are about 20% cheaper, so who knows!

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I've got just about every elite they've made, save a few (355 and one of the 348's - because I already had them previously) - Was thinking about stocking up on a few, though.

Did anyone ever see a regular (non) super elite red 458 coupe? I never saw them and I don't know that I ever saw one pop up on the ebay.
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So will i, the 1/43 f.1 elite where getting pretty good....if Minichamps made them it would be ok, if not letīs hope fujimi does, because they seem to be ok and not maga-expensive
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:47 PM
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I'm going to miss their F1 cars as Matter/Hotwheels did a great job in the details in such and I rather have Mattel in my collection instead of Burago/maisto as having a crappy reputation in their 1:18 Ferraris....
I have the Hot Wheels 1/18 F2002 and I am not impressed - no engine and rather coarse on the details, especially when compared to the Exotos that make up the rest of my 1/18 collection. But then, the Hot Wheels model was much less expensive, so I don't have any real problem with it - it looks like an F2002 and that's good enough, at least for now.
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The 458 was made in Elite, Foundation and Super Elite series and at one point or another all three were very much available all over the place.
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The 458 was made in Elite, Foundation and Super Elite series and at one point or another all three were very much available all over the place.
To clarify- I never saw the Elite in red... It doesn't even show up on ebay for sale - only the base (Foundation?) and Super Elite. Bummer of a deal.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:22 PM
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I just hope that this does not apply to the 1/64 range.
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To clarify- I never saw the Elite in red... It doesn't even show up on ebay for sale - only the base (Foundation?) and Super Elite. Bummer of a deal.
The 458 Italia was made in 5 different versions through the Elite range. They made Rosso Corsa, Nero Stelatto and Giallo Tristrati. Then they made Alonso's white one and more recently the China car.
The red went crazy in price not long after it was released and then became impossible to find. Now, if you can find one for sale, they reach $400 at times.
The Giallo Tristrati is just as hard to find, but stays just a touch cheaper.
The black one you can still find and they go for about $150-200.
The Alonso car was available until recently, but now it has disappeared too.
The China car is readily available and you can get it for under $100 delivered.
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What a shame, I love Hot Wheels Ferraris and I reckon 75% of my collection is Hot Wheels.
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