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Spark cancelations

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I just got notified by Grand Prix Models that some Spark models have been cancelled by Spark. These are ones I have had on preorder for some time and I guess though disappointed, I'm not surprised. There are probably others, these are just the ones I know of. :x

Aston Martin P212 Le Mans 1962 #11. SPK2412
Tojeiro EE Le Mans 1962 #25 Ecosse. SPK4769
Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Le Mans 60 #25. SPK4727
Aston Martin DB3 Le Mans 1952 #27. SPK2434
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Bugger. I had the #24 Maserati on pre-order so I'll assume that's now gone too.

I was looking forward to the Tojeiro EE to display on my Ecorie Ecosse transporter too.

It seems a bit strange as I would have thought these would all sell well, especially the Birdcage Maseratis. Given it three different marques I assume its not a licensing issue, so wonder what else it could be?
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Jager wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:55 pm
Bugger. I had the #24 Maserati on pre-order so I'll assume that's now gone too.

I was looking forward to the Tojeiro EE to display on my Ecorie Ecosse transporter too.

It seems a bit strange as I would have thought these would all sell well, especially the Birdcage Maseratis. Given it three different marques I assume its not a licensing issue, so wonder what else it could be?
Yeah, I would have thought so too. However, Matrix Tipo 61's are readily still available retail, indicating demand might not be high enough. They have worked the AM P214 pretty good, so maybe they don't feel it has enough gas in the tank to make a P212 version. The DB3 I can get as a handbuilt if I want it bad enough. I may have to try and model the Tojeiro from a code 3 Politoys Lola GT I have. Shape is similar.

I noticed that Spark has also removed a couple of Austin Healeys from the catalog I was interested as well. I don't think there are enough collectors interested in some of the cars from eras we are interested in unfortunately.
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A while ago I asked John from SPR about these 'cancellations'. He's finally heard back from Spark who advised him "We didn’t announce cancellation of these models, but we need longer time to work on the development."

So, good news/bad news. We will get them, but might just have to wait several more years (despite waiting several years already).
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Longer than have already taken? Their reply sounds somewhat dubious :D. Some of us don't have years more to wait. :lol: Hope they come through with some of them.
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I was wondering if anyone has an update regarding the SG750 from Spark? This was supposed to be the N24 winner from 2021, but it has disappeared from at least BoutiqueAutoMoto and the Sparkmodel website. Some other websites mention that it is cancelled, but does someone on here have some kind of confirmation?

Alternatively, I can buy one from Minichamps, but from the images I am not too convinced. However, if that is my only option I don't want to miss out.

EDIT: I just got confirmation from BAM that this model will not be made by Spark, so I just paid premium for a Minichamps model. Let's see...

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oldirish33 wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:22 pm
I just got notified by Grand Prix Models that some Spark models have been cancelled by Spark. These are ones I have had on preorder for some time and I guess though disappointed, I'm not surprised. There are probably others, these are just the ones I know of. :x

Aston Martin P212 Le Mans 1962 #11. SPK2412
Tojeiro EE Le Mans 1962 #25 Ecosse. SPK4769
Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Le Mans 60 #25. SPK4727
Aston Martin DB3 Le Mans 1952 #27. SPK2434
It's interesting that while they have cancelled the 1962 Aston Martin P212, they've just announced the 1964 Aston Martin P214 as a forthcoming release ... in Le Mans, Daytona and Monza versions. I don't think these had been announced previously, so there must be a bit of re-shuffling of priorities behind the scenes.

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Maximizing the use of the molds it would seem. ;)
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