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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by The Maltings » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:37 am

reeft1 wrote:Spark are no longer releasing the Ford GT from Le Mans this year. Instead it will come out under the TSM brand and at a nice premium price of circa £30 extra :(
So if the Ixo version is even half decent it has to be worth a punt?

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by Johnny_Bravo » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:03 am

just wait a year or so and the tsm will drop the price....my guess is they won't sell all at 100+ euros. and don't forget they are not limited editions.....so the tag is way overrated.

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by Jager » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:52 am

The Maltings wrote:So if the Ixo version is even half decent it has to be worth a punt?
My understanding is TSM have an exclusive licensing agreement with Ford, so there won't be an IXO version (& there is nothing in IXO's 2016 catalogue that I can see).

The licensing agreement probably is also partly to blame for the higher price, similar the higher price we have to pay for Ferrari models.
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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by The Maltings » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:43 am

Reference number is Ixo LMM247 car number 68 scheduled for December release...

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by Jager » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:00 pm

The Maltings wrote:Reference number is Ixo LMM247 car number 68 scheduled for December release...
I see it listed at Trax, but not many other places. There is no indication of it at most of the other big online retailers like Modelcars, Modelissimo, Replicarz etc.

If it is released in December, it would be a record for IXO. I can't recall any other Le Mans car they have released within 6 months of the race. Most of their current 'coming soon' Le Mans releases are from 2012 & 2013.
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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by The Maltings » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:27 pm

GT cars aren't of interest to me just trying to offer a glint of hope to others who may not want to pay TSM list price! As a rally car collector I'm used to Ixo's "optimistic" release schedule however as the list of releases I was working from came the UK wholesaler you never know...

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by Stig » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:24 pm

reeft1 wrote:Spark are no longer releasing the Ford GT from Le Mans this year. Instead it will come out under the TSM brand and at a nice premium price of circa £30 extra :(
I don't worry too much about TSM prices. Just wait... and prices drop a lot. I've buyed TSM models, new, for 30-35 €, when they were listed at 70-80 €.

Patience is a collector's virtue.

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by reeft1 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:31 am

The Ford GT Le Mans GTE winning car by IXO is slated for a December release according to Grand Prix Models.

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by reeft1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:56 pm

Spark are due to release an MGB GT Sebring road car which should be of interest to some on the forum.

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by SPR Models » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:33 pm

Spark has announced their 16 planned 1:18th releases from the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016. Check them out here... https://www.spr-models.co.nz/files/SPR_NL15.pdf.

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Re: Spark & Bizarre 2016

Post by Matt » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:38 am

Does anyone know if Spark intends to make the WTCC Volvo S60's from this year?

My apologies if this is the wrong place to ask.
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