At the Toy Fair Nuremberg, Minichamps aired the veil on the novelties of 2019 and presented miniatures in many scales and to many topics. We want to get straight to the point and list the highlights from the program for this year. Let's start with new helmets in the design of Valentino Rossi, which appear in scale 1:8 and 1:10 and capture the look of 2018. Italian continues: With the modelcars to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio in scale 1:87! The models made of plastic do not remain the only ones of this brand: It goes on with the Giulia and the Giulietta each in two colors. Two new Alfa Romeo Spiders from 1983 in 1:43 and out of diecast are announced. In 1:87, the Audi e-tron 2020, the current Audi A6 Avant 2018, the Audi RS4 Avant and two Audi V8 1990 and the BMW 1600 1968 in 1:43 also come in diecast.
BMW will play a major role in scale 1:18: with the BMW 2002 turbo in civil and in racing versions as diecast cars; as well as the BMW 2800 CS coupe for the 1968 road and the race track. Complemented by two 3.0 CSI in 1971, his successor. The BMW 3.5 CSL from the Motorsport 1976 will provide more novelties. The BMW 318i E36 series will also delight fans of racing and the civilian modelcars in 1:18 and diecast. We already know his predecessor, the E30, and there are also new versions from it. The BMW M2 Competition 2019 will feature miniatures of diecast in 1:43 and 1:18. BMW M3, M4 and M5 and M6 Coupe 2015 Minichamps in 1:87 made of plastic; from diecast the BMW M6 GT3 from Rowe Racing and the BMW M8 GTE 2018 from Schnitzer will appear.
Brabus and its products, based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, the Mercedes-AMG GT or the E-Class will also find access in 1:87. As well as the Ford Fiesta ST, Ford GT, Ford Mustang and Focus RS: All out of plastic and according to the role models from 2018. The Ford RS 1800 is going to be the next big thing in scale 1:18; out of diecast, in civil finish and numerous models from the motorsport. As we know, the Formula 1 plays an important role - that a showcar from the Formula E in scale 1:43 and 1:18 is going to appear, is a surprise: ABB Season 5. The race cars from the teams Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, BMW Andretti Motorsport, DS Techeetah, Envision Virgin Racing, Geox Dragon, HWA Racelab, Mahindra Formula E und NIO Formula E Team, Nissan E.Dams, Panasonic Jaguar Racing and Venturi Formula E will come in 1:43 and 1:18!
In Formula 1 Minichamps awakens with the Jordan Ford 191 in 7up-look and several versions of the driver in scale 1:18 the season 1991 to life; like the aforementioned formula E-modelcars of diecast. Lamborghini is a theme in the 1:87 format with the Countach LP 400 1974, the Urraco 1974, the Miura 1966 and the Diablo 1994. In 1:18 Minichamps brings the Lancia Stratos 1974 and in racing versions of later vintages on the market. It becomes military with the model of the Leopard 2A4 of the Pzbtl. 33 2007 in 1:35, a tank. The Friends of Model Railways can enjoy miniatures on the subject of Maserati: Ghibli, Granturismo and Levante appear in 1:87. As well as the McLaren 570GT, 570 S, 675LT as Coupé and Spider, 720S and F1.
Out of diecast and in 1:43 are new: McLaren-Ford MP4 / 8 Formula 1 1993, McLaren-Honda MP4 / 4 1988 in different versions with Ayrton Senna at the steering wheel and the MP4 / 4B testcar Alain Prost, Pirro, Senna and Palmer 1988 in 1:43 made of resin. The Mercedes-AMG C-Class Coupe 2015 celebrates its debut in the format 1:87; as well as the E63 sedan, the Mercedes-AMG GT S as a convertible, Mercedes-AMG S 63 as a sedan and coupe, the GT-R 2017 race taxi. The latter car appears as well as the Mercedes-Benz 190 1961 also in diecast in 1:43. The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.516 celebrates its comeback also as a model in the size 1:18 as Evo 1 and Evo 2 in all relevant decors of the racing teams from the DTM of 1988 to 1992 and Macau. Including Andora Ellen Lohr and Berlin 2000 from diecast - a class theme for the category Throwback Thursday.
Like the miniatures of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W 198 1954, the Gullwing, whose range continues in 1:18 out of diecast with strictly limited models by Minichamps. We have just received the brand new G-Wagon W 463 2018 in 1:18; Minichamps presents them in four colors also in 1:87. Its predecessor, the W 460 series from 1980, will enrich the program as a short version as well as a long version in diecast scale 1:18. What would Minichamps be without a Porsche? Only half the battle! And that's why new models based on the Stuttgart model are to be expected: Porsche 911 2011 in 1:87, the 911 991 II as the Carrera 4 GTS 2017 as Coupé, Targa and Cabriolet in 1:43 and Diecast, as well as many new versions of the top 911 vehicles Turbo S, 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS.
Porsche 911 convertibles of the model years 2001, 2012 and 1983 will appear in 1:87, but occasionally also in 1:18; from the so-called G-model - which can be recognized the bellows of the bumpers - Minichamps also brings new 1:18. The Porsche 911 GT2 from 2000 will be available in 1:87; as well as the 911 GT2 RS with different stripe decors or the 911 GT3 2017. The Porsche 911 GT3 R, as it had started at the 24 Hours Nürburgring, comes in decors of the racing teams Gigaspeed and Manthey in diecast. Also in 1:18 in diecast Minichamps brings the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring in civil and various colors, such as in chalk / lime, white, yellow or blue. Many new colors will be available from the Porsche 911/930 Turbo 1976 in 1:12 in diecast as well as from the Porsche 911/964 Turbo in 1:43. The series of Porsche 918 will be expanded from 1:87 to 1:18.
The range of Maxichamps is extended to the Fiat Barchetta 1995, the Ford Escort and Fiesta 1975 and the Honda Civic Del Sol 1992 in 1:43. The past of Mercedes-Benz revives in the form of new modelcars of the 220 S 1956, the 300 1951, the 300 CE 24 Cabriolet A 124 and the 300 SEL 1963 in the same size and range. It also appears the C 124 320 CE 1991 as a coupe and the C-Class 1997. His comeback at Maxichamps celebrates the Mercedes-Benz SL R 230 from 2008 and the Opel Kadett D SR 1982, the Rekord C Coupe 1966, the Record D Saloon 1975, the Peugeot 306 as a sedan and convertible 1998, and the 504 Coupe 1976 and Cabriolet 1977. Including the Porsche 356 A 1959, 356 B 1961 and 356 Carrera coupe. Or the Porsche 911 Speedster 1988 and Targa 2006.
Porsche 944 S 1989, Porsche Cayman S 2005 and Renault 19 and Alpine A 310 1976 complete the range. And finally the program of Maxichamps will be extended by the Volvo 240 Break 1986 and the VW Golf Cabrio 1998. Minichamps also brings out new miniatures of the Tyrrell 012 1983 and 1984 and the Tyrrell 018 Formula 1 from Resine and sells for BBR Diecast model cars of the Ferrari FXX-K and Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta in 1:18.