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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Reds, Jan 30, 2005.
Will there be any 1:18 F430 avaliable in the market?
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Im sure Hotwheels will be making one. IM sure it will be released bu the summer time.
FWIW - I've heard that HW is supposed to be releasing it in the 1st 1/4 of '05... I'll try and find confirmation...
According to gradprixlegends, the spider as well as the coupe will be out in March.
My sources agree with what he said.
Those and a 1:18 Maserati MC12 too.
Also, they are to release a "Showcase" version in 1:18 scale of these throughout this year...
These are expected to be of Kyosho quality and price range.
At least that is what I have heard so far.
There is a new series of 1:43s called "Redline" which look amazingly detailed. They already have an F430, looks great! They are quite expensive though.
I wonder if Hotwheels will release a 430 along anoher vintage model
just like they did when the 612 Scaglietti was released along the 166MM Barchetta
Rob, if that's true...I'm ready to pony up! Some improved detail would be welcomed with open arms.
I don't know about you guys, but I wish they would get away from the opening doors. The interior detail is not that great, meanwhile the outside completely suffers from those horrible shut lines. I can't even bring myself to get the HotWheels Stradale for this very reason.
To each his own. I have been very pleased with all the Hot Wheels 1:18 Ferrari's I have bought. But, then again, I am not as critical as some people.
That was not meant as an attack on you Koby, but merely my observation of so many threads complaining about this and that when it comes to models.
I too have the Hotwheels Ferraris' and I have no complaints.
If I had to compare them to BBurago, Bburago would loose.
for the money that I pay, I have a vey good representation of
the real thing. When I have people in my home, they are amazed
at the collection that I have displayed. If we want to get critical, we can get very critical with models like that(in my opinion) Ertl 1/18 Ferrari 275, that people are paying top $$$ for. I think that this model is crapp, as well as the Jouef 250 GT, Bburago 288 GTO, 250 GTO , 348; Mira 512 TR, and 348; Anson 328 GTS $100+, Jouef 288 GTO Evolutione, Revell Mythos, Guiloy 1964 250 GTO. All of these in my (opinion) are pieces of Crapp, but I have every last one of these in my collection of 50 Ferraris. Kyosho did an excellent job for the money as well as UT with their 355's but not enough to pay $200.00 for a black 355 GTB. Each maker mass produced what they felt was a good model and priced it appropiately. If you want details, have your model built by a model builder for a really nice price, or else don't complain about it. Complaining does nothing, it doesn't change anything. We can post forum after forum and we get nowhere at all. (I am not attacking you, I just want to make a point.) Mattel bough the license, they own it, share or do whatever makes them happy, and I can probably bet 10 years from now, someone will pay top$$ for a mattel model. In fact they do right now,just look at Cavallino models and Ebay. The mattel 288 GTO has gone for $100+, as well as the mattel 250 GTO and the Red berlinetta 355 and yellow GTS models hit anywhere from 50-90 dollars. So with this said, someone is buying them.
No offense taken. FWIW, I have the HW 1:18 Enzo... in nero. I have noticed the newer releases getting much better. That said, the last time I was at EWA I noticed a special edition of some model (can't remember which, not an F-car) emblazoned with marketing boasting about it featuring a sealed body, thus my little rant.
Oh god does hotwheels suck hard at making diecast i wish they would give the up the rights to autoart to make all ferrari 1:18 scale diecast
Yeah but Auto Art just forced their retailers to jack the prices up. They withheld shipments until they were in compliance with their pricing.