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Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 pm
by dbonser
2017 Rallye Monte Carlo winner has been released:

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Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:09 am
by LUW
That looks great!

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
by Jager
Nice to see the 'new' mid-engined 2017 Porsche 911 RSR's make an appearance from Spark. Although not particularly successful, they look great.

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Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:17 am
by LUW
Those things are wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.
And must buys.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm
by dbonser
I hope Spark can get the licensing issues sorted...

S5165 Toyota Yaris WRC 2017 Rally Sweden Winner J. M. Latvala/M. Anttila
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S5169 Toyota Yaris WRC 2017 Rally Finland Winner E. Lappi/J. Ferm
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Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:36 am
by reeft1
Same here. IXO are having the same licensing chsllenge with Toyota/Tommy (not sure who’s to blame)

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 am
by Makalu
Jager wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Nice to see the 'new' mid-engined 2017 Porsche 911 RSR's make an appearance from Spark. Although not particularly successful, they look great.
I'm so far from a Porsche fan but wow those are tempting. Spark have done an incredible job. The loudest car I've ever heard.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 am
by 911RSR
Jager wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Nice to see the 'new' mid-engined 2017 Porsche 911 RSR's make an appearance from Spark. Although not particularly successful, they look great.

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Are those your pictures? I am always tempted to get the full team, but I cannot really justify the purchase of the second car. But seeing these almost makes me change my mind...

Anyone has any news from Spark regarding a high downforce 919 from 2017?

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:28 am
by LUW
911RSR wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 am
...I cannot really justify the purchase of the second car. But seeing these almost makes me change my mind...
This place is evil.
Period :roll:

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:26 am
by The Maltings
dbonser wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm
I hope Spark can get the licensing issues sorted...

S5165 Toyota Yaris WRC 2017 Rally Sweden Winner J. M. Latvala/M. Anttila
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S5169 Toyota Yaris WRC 2017 Rally Finland Winner E. Lappi/J. Ferm
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Heard a rumour that Ixo may not be getting the licence to produce the Yaris

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:26 am
by Serafa
dbonser wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm
I hope Spark can get the licensing issues sorted...
It looks like they did. The car is already on their FB page as "pre-ordable" and it is expected to be released in this semester.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:47 am
by dbonser
Serafa wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:26 am
dbonser wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm
I hope Spark can get the licensing issues sorted...
It looks like they did. The car is already on their FB page as "pre-ordable" and it is expected to be released in this semester.
Yep. Just saw them up on some of the Japanese sites yesterday for pre-order so I also assume they got it sorted.

Maybe that's why IXO is not getting the license.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 am
by Serafa
911RSR wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 am
Jager wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Nice to see the 'new' mid-engined 2017 Porsche 911 RSR's make an appearance from Spark. Although not particularly successful, they look great.

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Are those your pictures? I am always tempted to get the full team, but I cannot really justify the purchase of the second car. But seeing these almost makes me change my mind...

Anyone has any news from Spark regarding a high downforce 919 from 2017?
Those 2 Porsche's are now released. Just saw them available for sale at the CK website in the novelties section.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:42 am
by 911RSR
Serafa wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 am
911RSR wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 am
Are those your pictures? I am always tempted to get the full team, but I cannot really justify the purchase of the second car. But seeing these almost makes me change my mind...

Anyone has any news from Spark regarding a high downforce 919 from 2017?
Those 2 Porsche's are now released. Just saw them available for sale at the CK website in the novelties section.
Yes, I know. I already have the #91 and it is a fabulous model. But owning the #92 too is very tempting...

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 am
by Serafa
According to today's Raceland newsletter there won't be any more catalogues from Spark. Projects have accumulated over the years and now they decided to update their website more frequently.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:27 pm
by csl143
Serafa wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 am
According to today's Raceland newsletter there won't be any more catalogues from Spark. Projects have accumulated over the years and now they decided to update their website more frequently.
Too bad. I like to plan ahead if possible.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:07 pm
by Jager
I wonder how the retailers feel about that given the number of pre-orders they usually receive for the year(s) ahead after the release of the catalogue after the toy fair.

Re: Spark 2017

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:52 am
by jna
Indeed that is an issue which will not go down well with retailers and I guess for collectors.

It may not be across all genres of collecting but in my small area (Le Mans from 1982 until I stopped 'grid' collecting in the mid 2000s) thirty-three models were shown in the 2017 catalogue that have to date failed to appear, with some of those being in each catalogue from as far back as 2014. Possibly Spark are having a 'catch-up' year with fewer cars to advertise and maybe want to avoid criticism for a lack of new models. Whatever the reason, I hope all that were included in the 2017 catalogue do see the light of day, because my records show Spark has the propensity to advertise a proposed model in a catalogue, or indeed more than one catalogue, and then it vanishes. Several models have suffered this fate.

Another issue with Spark appears to be their quality control. My main supplier of models sent me pictures of different examples of the reissued 1982 Le Mans winning Porsche 956. All had badly misaligned decals on the front of the car. Another cigarette sponsored model I ordered was not supplied with the full set of tobacco decals. Has Spark got too big?