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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:04 pm

They gave up years ago, truly a shame; were my favorite once too

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by HY90 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:15 pm

JamesonsViggen wrote:Is it just me or has Minichamps really given up?

My friend had some extra cars he ordered from CK. They are selling Focus STs for silly cheap so I grabbed one from him.

I think full MSRP is $129 or so. I had no idea how lame this thing is. No metal rotors, no flocked carpet, hard-shiny tires, no rear opening doors, no hatch opening, and no hood opening! How am I supposed to celebrate diecast over resin when you get a car like this. My $79 MSRP Otto RS shames the Minichamps offering.
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Minichamps kept digging their death hole bigger and bigger with each new release. Literally the last good model I bought from them was the 991 Turbo S.. and before that, the SL65 AMG Black Series.. and neither were on top of the game per se in their respected price ranges.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Marcel171281 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:54 pm

Fully agreed. It's getting worse and worse. Cheaper choice in materials, less opening bits, cost cutting everywhere.

I recently purchased some older Minichamps, which make me feel even more sad about today's efforts.

My latest buy is also a minichamps. Found it new in box, although it must be at least 10 years old, maybe more.

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It's very heavy, fully opening and fully carpeted.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm

Audi RS6 (C7) Avant Performance White

I can't pass up RS car! Hopefully they figured out their QC issues...

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Marcel171281 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:27 pm

I like fat Audi's!

Again QC problems? Seems GTS deliver more with than without issues lately.......

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:03 pm

Marcel171281 wrote:I like fat Audi's!

Again QC problems? Seems GTS deliver more with than without issues lately.......
I've has some issues with the last batch. See TTRS review for more info.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by ATEOTD » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:05 pm

Let's try this again: Hennessey Venom GT by AUTOart (got a new one from a different seller).

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Still need to deal with the tie-down wire, but otherwise it's in great shape. The previous seller accepted my return and issued a refund. Also, it looks like you're supposed to help the spoiler up; it doesn't fully extend at the push of a button as it does on the Veyron or 918.

EDIT: Here is the engine, from a better angle, with better light, in a nice, big resolution, and without the wire. As Kraftig said, it's really nice.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 pm

I remember the engine detail exceptional on this model.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by SPhilli911 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:02 pm

3 3.0 911s! My first cars with liveries, from left to right a 3.0 SC African Safari 911 from Spark, 3.0 RSR from Spark (because the non-livery version is damn near impossible to find) and a 3.0 SC RS from Otto. I'll have to get some better pictures soon.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Nice!

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Mikey MKIV » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 pm

Not a cup of tea that is sipped on too much here on this forum, but I went on a 1/24 Danbury Mint spree over the last two weeks.

1969 Camaro SS (dusk blue metallic)
1969 Dodge Daytona (white/red wing)
1968 Road Runner 383 (silver/black top)
1970 HEMI Cuda convertible (vitamin C orange/black top)
1969 Plymouth GTX (red/black stripes)

Obviously DM is no longer producing diecast, and certain models (naturally the ones I'm interested in) have skyrocketed in value. SHOCKING to realize they used to produce these for 129$. Better quality/weight/materials/detail than most out there today.

These go on the top half of my 26' long wall which is 1/24 mostly muscle, while the bottom half is my 1/18.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:07 pm

Where are the photos?!?

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Mikey MKIV » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Where are the photos?!?
HAHA I know, I'm being too lazy. I will get some. When will we live in a time where inserting a pic[s] is as easy as drag and drop from your photos on your device, rather than logging into a photo site, uploading your photos, then referencing the link in order to show the photo.

I sound like I'm 60, but I'm not.

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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Marcel171281 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:34 am

I Love that Hennessey Venom!

My latest addtion:
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Re: Post Your Latest DIECAST Purchase

Post by Mikey MKIV » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:03 pm

is that the Hot Wheels Elite?

Ive been considering that for over a year, but cant get my self to spend 150$+ on a hotwheels... close, but havent been able to make myself click buy..

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