I was in for a big surprise today! Unexpected finds are the nicest ones and this one is one the best finds. I did not read about this car anywhere yet so I was not aware of it's existence. In fact I did not find it; I would have walked out of the store if my girlfriend had not pointed to me to it. Earlier this year Bburago announced they would foray into 1:64 and their first cars were remash of Maisto castings. But the below car seems to be their first new cast into 1:64 and it seems they took my critisism to heart.
Gashaball. Up to some months ago, this brand name was unknown to me. However, this brand seems to have been making diecast cars for some time. It has become quite an interesting brand thanks to a series of five diecast cars they've made. I do not know the background to these vehicles, but they represent Mexican taxi's (which would at least explain their title "Taxi Mania". So without further ado, here come the pictures!
Volkswagen Transporter. Note this is the watercooled version made in Mexico (T2c)
These Majorette were found as part of a 10-pack at discount supermarket Aldi. Quite a surprise to me to find them.
Renault Clio (2012) Sport
Recently, the toy stor Dreamland of Belgium has been offering some sets and single blisters with diecast cars. Some are sourced from Norev, whereas some others are sourced from Realtoy.
As I posted on Norev before, let's concentrate on Realtoy. They are mostly the latest ones with some vehicles not seen before from Realtoy.
This blog post will be slightly different to those in the past. In the past I showed the latest Chinese offerings when it coms to cars, but the Chinese are active in the field of trucks and buses too. The funny thing of this post is that all the vehicles are copies of more high-end official offerings of the respective manufacturer.
This offering by GIM is a good case in point. The vehicle has no markings showing what brand it depicts, but doing some comparisons we can see it is a copy of a Yaxing JS6130SHJ. The Chinese have some sexy model naming, don't you think? In fact this could be an interesting post in itself. The first 2 letters are a code for the factory, the number 6 tells us it's a bus. The number 130 tells us it is 13 meters long. The letters SHJ are created by the manufacturer.
Recently, the toy store Dreamland of Belgium has been offering some sets and single blisters with diecast cars. Some are sourced from Realtoy, whereas some other are sourced from Norev.
This post is for the latter. The Norev-sourced vehicles with the Dreamland label show some Belgium rescue vehicles. As usual for Norev, the fit is sometimes just not right, but the print is normally quite good.