January releases

Santa Must Have Made A Second Trip to Our Roof Top

UFOologists take note of Luft-X’s 1:72 scale Haunebu 1 with its landing gear retracted, now available and ready for shipping

Looks as if we are ringing in the new year in grand fashioned with loads of hot new products for January. We’ve already taken delivery of the Solido 1:72 scale military vehicles and aircraft that are produced by War Master and now we’ve cleared the landing pad for the Luft-X Haunebu flying saucers. Our distributors report that they will soon be flush with a number of other important deliveries, including the January shipment of Hobby Master products, a bevy of new Modelcollect and Precision Model Art military vehicles and vengeance weapons, a pair of Corgi WWII era aircraft, and a follow-on cache of Eaglemoss sci-fi replicas that include a wide assortment of new Star Trek products. We could also see the first ship in the Alien and Predator line, and get a glimpse of what’s in store from Forces of Valor and Dragon. 

Note: Ordinarily I refrain from commenting on the look and feel of products in hand, but in the case of the recently received Luft-X Haunebu, pictured above and below, I thought I’d share my initial impressions. At first glance, the manufacturer did a first-rate job with the packaging and presentation of this rather unique item, which, let’s face it, is an oddity for most military collectors that might prevent them from adding it to their collection. Then there’s the overall weight and appearance of the saucer, which clocks in at almost 4 pounds and looks every bit as good as some of the pictures circulating on the web  I know its a bit more expensive than some of the other issues in the Luft-X series, but trust me, its worth every penny, a faithful recreation that could’ve helped to change the air war in the west had it been perfected and built in quantity.

 
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Everything’s Ship Shape for January

Master Fighter’s 1:48 scale British Ward LaFrance M1A1 Series 5 Heavy Tow Truck – British 11th Armoured Division, Normandy, France, 1944 (1:48 Scale)

We’re ushering in 2018 in a big way with a litany of new products, kicking things off with several new 1:48 scale military vehicles in the Master Fighter range. Among the new items expected are a US Chaffee light tank (MF48602US), Ward LaFrance M1A1 Series 5 Heavy Tow Truck (MF48604UK), and a French Renault FT-17 Self-Propelled Gun with 75mm Gun BS (MF48610). After that, we are planning to take delivery of our Solido/War Master shipment, currently slated for the second week of January.

Modelcollect’s 1:72 scale German E-100 Panzer Weapons Carrier with 128mm Gun – Camouflage, 1946

Bringing up the rear look for several new items from Modelcollect and a number of eagerly anticipated weapons of war from PMA, Luft-X and Wings of the Great War. As always, we will update our Product Roundup page as soon as we get solid information from our distributors and process any pre-orders the moment the merchandise arrives.

PMA’s 1:72 scale German V-2 Long-Range Guided Ballistic Missile with Meillerwagen Launch Trailer and Brennstand – Batik Camouflage [Operational Scheme]
We are also hoping to post updated information concerning the Forces of Valor range, which has been delayed several months for any number of reasons. With the 2018 Hong Kong Toy Fair looming, imagery and release dates should be forthcoming, both for previously announced items as well as new stuff for down-the-road.

 
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Hobby Master’s January Slate Now Uploaded

Hobby Master's 1:48 scale USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter
Hobby Master’s 1:48 scale USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter – Lt. Col. John Landers, “Big Beautiful Doll,” 78th Fighter Group, December 1944

Earlier today we were able to post all of the new January releases planned by Hobby Master. Among the notable new offerings is this 1:48 scale replica of “Big Beautiful Doll”, perhaps one of the most iconic replicas to arise from the WWII conflict in Europe. piloted by John Landers, he is credited with downing 12-1/2 aircraft, making him one of the most feared aces on the USAAF roster.

 
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Hobby Master's January Slate Now Uploaded

Hobby Master's 1:48 scale USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter
Hobby Master’s 1:48 scale USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter – Lt. Col. John Landers, “Big Beautiful Doll,” 78th Fighter Group, December 1944

Earlier today we were able to post all of the new January releases planned by Hobby Master. Among the notable new offerings is this 1:48 scale replica of “Big Beautiful Doll”, perhaps one of the most iconic replicas to arise from the WWII conflict in Europe. piloted by John Landers, he is credited with downing 12-1/2 aircraft, making him one of the most feared aces on the USAAF roster.

 
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