As if to say “we’re back and in a big way”, Dragon recently posted an intriguing image to their Facebook account showing the latest crop of pre-assembled products that have been enlisted for their Neo Dragon Armor line. While we aren’t sure if a new Snow Leopard vehicle is in the offing, it would appear as if two additional vehicles are in the works: a US-built M1 Abrams main battle tank and an Australian Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle. Its not clear if chase vehicles will be included in each batch, thereby making them even more sought after by collectors in the know. In the past, this strategy has proven to be very successful among the collecting community, and helps to create additional buzz from a marketing perspective that spurs even greater interest.
The teaser image doesn’t indicate when these new vehicles are scheduled to appear, particularly in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered many Chinese factories for several weeks. Apparently, a Turkish Leopard 2A4 main battle tank is also in the offing, although it was not included in the image and could be released ahead of the Abrams and Bushmaster. For now, we’ll keep an eye out for these and other new entrants expected in the series and congratulate the manufacturer for reigniting interest in a once dominant if somewhat dormant category.