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1:18 F430?

Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Reds, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Reds

    Reds Formula Junior

    Mar 13, 2004
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    Will there be any 1:18 F430 avaliable in the market?
     
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  3. Carrera_gtcrazy

    Carrera_gtcrazy F1 Veteran

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    Im sure Hotwheels will be making one. IM sure it will be released bu the summer time.
     
  4. nopassn

    nopassn Formula 3

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    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...
     
  5. Rosso

    Rosso Formula Junior

    Mar 14, 2004
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    According to gradprixlegends, the spider as well as the coupe will be out in March.

    http://www.grandprixlegends.com/DieCastSite/DieCast/D_ComingSoon_I_RoadCars(DieCast)/3/false/
     
  6. 360 Spyder

    360 Spyder Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    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...
    250 GTO
    Lusso
    250GT
    Enzo
    F430 Spider

    These are expected to be of Kyosho quality and price range.
    At least that is what I have heard so far.
     
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  8. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

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    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.
     
  9. urraco

    urraco Formula Junior

    Feb 18, 2004
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    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
     
  10. Rosso

    Rosso Formula Junior

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    Rob, if that's true...I'm ready to pony up! Some improved detail would be welcomed with open arms.
     
  11. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

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    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.
     
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  13. 360 Spyder

    360 Spyder Formula Junior

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    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.

    **Edit**
    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.
     
  14. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    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.
     
  15. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

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    No offense taken. FWIW, I have the HW 1:18 Enzo... in nero. :D 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.
     
  16. CabooseF430

    CabooseF430 Karting

    Dec 18, 2004
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    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
     
  17. 360 Spyder

    360 Spyder Formula Junior

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    Yeah but Auto Art just forced their retailers to jack the prices up. They withheld shipments until they were in compliance with their pricing.
     

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