Yatming quits making diecast modelcars

9 november 2012

From a reliable source we’ve heard that by the mid of 2013 Yatming will quit making diecast modelcars. Already they’re not making any new models. De factory will go on making other diecast products that will make them more money. This is quite remarcable news. At the International Toy Fair in Nuremburg, in februari...

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Porsche builds new museum in Bavaria

9 augustus 2012

We all know there is already a Porsche museum in Stuttgart? Yes, but this museum is going to be different. It is not about the 1:1 cars, but  about toys, model cars and planes. Hans –Peter Porsche is one of the four sons from Ferry Porsche and F was the grandson of Ferdinand. Hans-Peter...

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Profit goes down for Mattel

19 april 2012
IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500

The world’s largest player in the toymarket announced its results over the first quarter of 2012. And they were not as expected. With sales totalling 928,4 million dollar, profits were reduced with 53 percent. Brands like Hotwheels, Matchbox and Tyco sold 6 percent less than compared to last year. Though there was still growth...

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Column: The new generation is coming

13 april 2012

Like an aftershock the Nurnberg Spielwarenmesse last week sent us the Toy Fair Report 2012 with the statistics of the fair. 2.776 companies from 62 countries presented their products and were visited by 76.055 people from 120 countries. OK, all that may not be very interesting. But fascinating is a survey by Toy Fair...

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Carwash – it’s springtime

13 april 2012

In Holland this means spring cleaning. Momira helps us to do so. They issue a carwash without water, in fact, a box containing material that attracts dust. There are boxes fit for different scales. We made a video to show our readers how it works. Two dusty models were available in our collection, a...

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King Rex

13 april 2012

Could one possibly think of anything more “Royal” than King  (‘Rex’)?  I seriously doubt it… Count Antonio Giansanti Coluzzi of Italian descent left Paris-France for Lausanne-Switzerland (the francophone part of the country) in the late 1930’s, just before WWII broke out. As he had an immense passion and enthusiasm for modeltrains and  certainly an...

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