December 2012

Happy New Year!

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As 2012 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our longtime customers as well as the many newcomers that have joined our growing family over the past twelve months. Without you, we wouldn’t have succeeded over the past twelve years, taking a simple passion and turning it into a well-known global business. So, here’s to a happy new year, bright and prosperous future, and, of course, a well-deserved thank you for patronizing our site. We look forward to serving your needs in the year ahead…

 
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Oxford Obtains its Flying License

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We’re thrilled to have received Oxford Aviation’s latest batch of time travelers from its History of Flight collection. Of note is this 1:72 scale reproduction of King Edward VIII’s De Havilland Rapide (#OXDR002), making him the first monarch to become a qualified pilot.

 

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Also available is a Brooklands Aviation De Havilland Tiger Moth biplane (#OXTM002), making it a wonderful addition to any early aviation pioneer collection. Packed in a handsome presentation case and priced at only $39.99, the History of Flight collection has become an important part of our aviation lineup.

 
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Dragon Fires Off a Last Minute Salvo

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With scant hours to go before the ball drops in Times Square, Dragon has indicated that two long awaited items are now shipping out to their dealer network. The first item expected is their fourth take on the German Flakpanzer Coelian anti-aircraft vehicle (#DRA60593), thus completing the quartet of Flakpanzers already envisaged. Also on the truck is a USAF Northrop XB-35 Experimental Heavy Bomber, first announced several months ago but finally taking wing. Loads of other Dragon Armor and Dragon Warbirds pieces announced months ago are purportedly in the works, although no solid release dates are appearing on the manufacturer’s latest shipping manifest.

 
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War Master Wages War in January

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Originally slated for November, it now appears as if the latest batch of War Master diecast military vehicles and aircraft are penciled in for a January ship. Several intriguing offerings are among the mix, including this US M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System (#WMTK021).

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Also up for scrutiny is this Italian Macchi C.202 fighter, an oft-requested item now that they are no longer available from the IXO Models range (#WMAPF0019).

 
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Minichamps Throttles Up Two More Bikes for January

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It seems as though Minichamps is getting in gear to release even more new bikes for the coming year. According to their web site, collectors can expect to kick the tires on a 1:12 scale 1978 Honda CB 900 F ‘Bol D’or’ that is finished in blue. Also due out in the New Year is a 1958 Triumph TR6 Tiger awash in a silver and red scheme.

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We’re keeping our fingers crossed that other previously hyped bikes aren’t too far behind, most notably their 1955 Vincent Black Lightning and 1948 Vincent HRD Black Lightning with a prostrate Rollie Free figure gripping the handlebars, first announced way back in February 2010.

 
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Dragon Goes for a Dip

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Images have now been posted for Dragon’s second take on its 1:72 scale Ka-Mi amphibious tank. Painted in a light ocean blue pattern, their latest Imperial Japanese Navy tank represents a vehicle tied to the 27th Naval Special Ground Base Guard, then located at Aitape, New Guinea, during July-August 1944 (DRA60584). Dragon is claiming a February release, even though their first look at the Ka-Mi has yet to hit the surf.

 
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Falcon Models Returns to the Middle East

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Perhaps looking to capitalize on the success of their earlier Israeli Mirage interceptors, Falcon Models plans to offer an all-new version this February. Based upon a Mirage IIICJ Shahak Interceptor that was piloted by Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, who was attached to the Tayeset 101 “First Fighter Squadron”, then deployed to Hatzor Air Base, Israel, in 1969, this desert-enhanced rendition is quite striking and bears loads of ordnance for multiple configurations (#FA725008).

 

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Also shown for the first time is a Swiss Air Force Mirage III-S, which was attached to Fliegerstaffel 16 in 1989 (#FA725oo9). Look for the Swiss version in March.

 
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The Motor Pool's "After Christmas" 15% Off Sale!

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You’ve unwrapped the presents, had your fill of egg nog, and puckered up countless times under the mistletoe this holiday season. So, what’s next on Santa’s check list? Well, it’s time take to advantage of our ‘After Christmas’ 15% Off sale! Naturally, this discount applies to any in-stock item listed throughout our site, and cannot be applied to pre-ordered, back ordered, or special order merchandise.

As always, we would greatly appreciate it if you could keep these orders separate and do not combine non-qualifying items with sales merchandise. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us. Customers must apply discount code “TMP105” at the point of checkout in the coupon code box. Sale ends Tuesday, January 1st, 2013….[posted 12/26/2012]

 
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The Motor Pool’s “After Christmas” 15% Off Sale!

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You’ve unwrapped the presents, had your fill of egg nog, and puckered up countless times under the mistletoe this holiday season. So, what’s next on Santa’s check list? Well, it’s time take to advantage of our ‘After Christmas’ 15% Off sale! Naturally, this discount applies to any in-stock item listed throughout our site, and cannot be applied to pre-ordered, back ordered, or special order merchandise.

As always, we would greatly appreciate it if you could keep these orders separate and do not combine non-qualifying items with sales merchandise. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us. Customers must apply discount code “TMP105” at the point of checkout in the coupon code box. Sale ends Tuesday, January 1st, 2013….[posted 12/26/2012]

 
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Taigen Takes Aim at the R/C Market

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Looking to take market share from some of the more entrenched players in the R/C armaments sector, Taigen is adding even more new 1:16 scale vehicles to their January onslaught. Besides the vehicles we’ve already listed, enthusiasts can wrap their mitts around a Russian KV-1 heavy tank, German Sturmgeschutz assault gun and German King Tiger heavy tank. We’ll be posting all of their new introductions this weekend making them ideal After-Christmas favorites for kids of all ages.

 
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