A collaboration from the top drawer between two of the big hitters in the diecast world yields great results.
The Schuco Isetta gets a cool new twist.
Keen eyed Lamley readers will have seen this before when I introduced you all to the High Speed manufactured models comissioned by German marketing company Grell. The other day I recalled a conversation I had a few years ago in Berlin, and it gave me the idea to take this particular model on my daily walk.
A side by side with these two has been on the cards since I did a comparison with the two Mk1 Golfs from Schuco and Greenlight back in February. I'm bringing the Schuco car back this time for a head to head with the Mk2 GTI from Tomica's Limited Vintage Neo line.
It's hard to put my finger on just why I love this old Schuco but love it I do. I'm not sure I even recall where I got it from. But it's always been close to hand, on show somewhere.
Those who know me will know one of my other big passions in life after cars and travel is history, particularly military history. And as a subsequent offshoot, I collect militaria. It's always nice then when my hobbies combine.
I don't think there are many people out there that don't love Volkswagen Campers, and with my thing for the air cooled VWs, I'm happy to say that we're spoilt for choice these days with diecast versions.
Model: Schuco Volkswagen T1 Van & M2 Volkswagen T1 tow truck. Line: Schuco mainline and M2 Auto Thentics. eBay link: Schuco VW T1 (and for UK customers after the Schuco van go to Modelmatic.) Why I am featuring it: I've got a big soft spot for air cooled VWs. A few of my close friends …
Today I'm going to be returning for a post on one of my favourite diecast lines: the promotional toys made for German marketing company Grell. I wrote an in depth look at the offerings available last month, and proving that every day is a school day I have since learned that the manufacturer Grell used …
(Norev 1/64 on ebay) I've been keen to get the ball rolling with this article for a while as I firmly believe Norev haven't had anywhere near the coverage they are due for their small scale catalogue. Already well established with their larger scale models, they have managed to bring some unique subjects to the …