Not the first post on Chinese cars, today the story continues with a Tomica. Tomica intoduced a series of miniatures for the Chinese market, but they were not really interesting to me as they did not include cars from China itself. This changed with a series of 5 casts with 2 trucks, 2 busses and a limousine, all from FAW, China's First Auto Works and included the oldest Chinese car brand Hong Qi.
It is the Hong Qi CA7600J, which was used in celebrations for the People's Republic 60th birthday, I understand. Here it is:
The World Rally Championship (WRC) ended in another title for Loeb. The latest generation WRC cars have been recreated by different manufacturers. Most popular is the Citroen DS3 WRC, which seems to bethe most succesful as well at the moment.
Norev has created at least 9 versions of this car already, this being the Rally Italy version. Other manufacturersof this car are Motorama and Mondo Motors.
Historically Welly has been always late to pop up in my region, but - maybe it's because I moved - I was able to found the latest Wellys in 1:60 scale in a local store. And they are nice. Rubber tyres, crisp prints and for the most part interesting cars.
The first I show is my favourite, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. I believe a first in this scale?
It happens quite a lot that I make "repeat posts", or posts on subjects I have written about before. This is true for this post as well, as I have posted before on Korean cars.
Welly: Hyundai I30
I posted on the subject of Chinese cars before, this time I got some cars from a Chinese source made for the 15th anniversary of Foton. I found a website of the manufacturer, but forgot to bookmark it. Maybe somebody can help me in finding the manufacturer.
I am not sure if this truck is actually part of the set I bought, because the manufacterers website showed it with only passenger cars. However, I am pretty happy with this Foton Auman ETX truck, build with Mercedes-Benz technology I understand.
At the Nuremburg Toy Fair of 2012 a new series of diecast toys was presented by Corgi. The brand had not really had a presence in the "small scale diecast" market for about two decades, so it's return was quite unexpected. The cars are made in the so-called 3 inch-scale, about 1:64, though the trucks would more likely be scaled 1:87.
I received 2 out of the first series. The packaging is a nice blister like packaging, but it's not packed like a cardboard piece with a glued on plastic bubble, but a plastic bubble contained in cardboard. Quite pretty and allows for inspection on both sides. The cars I got have a plastic interior and chassis as one mould/piece and a metal body. The interior is very poorly detailed, the cars are quite well recreated and have nice paint detail.