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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby BullittStang » Fri May 03, 2013 10:38 pm

Saw it over at GDIST and just got confirmation from Scott at HLJ, but Fujimi just announced a new 1/24th plastic kit of the McLaren F1 street car for an August release. No details yet, but I'm sure we'll learn more at Shizuoka next week.

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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby leafs004 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:40 pm

On my list, even if it is not as accurate or detailed as MFH's. now let's see if they do a few different versions!
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby hirofkd » Sat May 04, 2013 4:10 am

We won't hear anything from Fujimi at Shizuoka Hobby Show because they don't participate in the event any more. They withdrew from Japanese plastic model association, too. More detailed information should become available in July when they send out August flyers to the distributors and retailers.
I was so excited when I saw the item at one of Japanese online stores, but stopped short of preordering it, and decided to wait until the kit comes out to determine whether I should wait for the Deluxe version, or get the initial release, like I did with their 458 and F12 Deluxe kits. MSRP of 4200 is the same as the F12 kit (which has a detailed engine, separate doors and PE scripts/emblems), but Fujimi is the most inconsistent and unpredictable model manufacturer, so the price doesn't say much.

Fujimi won't be at the hobby show, but Aoshima is expected to announce their next super car kit, which is rumored to be another Lambo.
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby jordan » Sat May 04, 2013 6:00 am

hirofkd wrote:We won't hear anything from Fujimi at Shizuoka Hobby Show because they don't participate in the event any more. They withdrew from Japanese plastic model association, too. More detailed information should become available in July when they send out August flyers to the distributors and retailers.
I was so excited when I saw the item at one of Japanese online stores, but stopped short of preordering it, and decided to wait until the kit comes out to determine whether I should wait for the Deluxe version, or get the initial release, like I did with their 458 and F12 Deluxe kits. MSRP of 4200 is the same as the F12 kit (which has a detailed engine, separate doors and PE scripts/emblems), but Fujimi is the most inconsistent and unpredictable model manufacturer, so the price doesn't say much.

Fujimi won't be at the hobby show, but Aoshima is expected to announce their next super car kit, which is rumored to be another Lambo.


Thanks very much for the info..

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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby BullittStang » Sat May 04, 2013 7:02 am

hirofkd wrote:We won't hear anything from Fujimi at Shizuoka Hobby Show because they don't participate in the event any more. They withdrew from Japanese plastic model association, too. More detailed information should become available in July when they send out August flyers to the distributors and retailers.
I was so excited when I saw the item at one of Japanese online stores, but stopped short of preordering it, and decided to wait until the kit comes out to determine whether I should wait for the Deluxe version, or get the initial release, like I did with their 458 and F12 Deluxe kits. MSRP of 4200 is the same as the F12 kit (which has a detailed engine, separate doors and PE scripts/emblems), but Fujimi is the most inconsistent and unpredictable model manufacturer, so the price doesn't say much.

Fujimi won't be at the hobby show, but Aoshima is expected to announce their next super car kit, which is rumored to be another Lambo.


Hiro,

Great points about Fujimi. I completely forgot that they no longer participate in the trade shows. I'll be interested to see the kit's contents when Hobbysearch posts it on their website.

As far as Aoshima, the talk on some of the other forums is that the reason Fujimi announced the McLaren was to udermine the expected announcement of a McLaren F1 from Aoshima, similar to what they did with the Aventador. Aoshima has been teasing a McLaren F1 on their Facebook page for the last year. If Aoshima releases one, then it will likely have a detailed engine, and their quality has grown by leaps and bounds. Aoshima's Nissan R35 GT-R and Lambo Aventador were huge leaps for them in terms of quality.
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby Obi-Jiff » Sat May 04, 2013 12:29 pm

Well, I've been waiting since 1993 for a plastic kit of the Mc F1, so Fujimi's will be most welcome; if Aoshima do follow up on their hints and teases with their own kit, I'll be even happier!
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby FORZAFERRARI » Sat May 04, 2013 1:11 pm

4,200 yen (retail)...It better have lots of detail,Because, in my opinion, Fujimi is overpriced these days, especially compared to Aoshima
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby MoFo » Sat May 04, 2013 2:47 pm

Judging by the panel gaps in the preview photo, I'd say it will have opening doors, but no engine.

Boo! :(

(geez, I'm getting spoiled - we *finally* get a Macca F1, and I'm already complaining we're not getting *more* :)) I wonder if they'll follow it up with some racing versions?
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby hirofkd » Sun May 05, 2013 4:13 pm

I took Aoshima's facebook post as "We heard you, but..." "We'll think about it," is a polite way of saying "no,' in Japanese. :mrgreen:
Aoshima posted a few teasers, and they don't look like the McLaren F1, but more like another rumor: LP670-4 SV.
I think it's got a wing.
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Re: PLASTIC Upcoming Releases 2013

Postby lezdep » Sun May 05, 2013 4:26 pm

hirofkd wrote:Aoshima posted a few teasers, and they don't look like the McLaren F1, but more like another rumor: LP670-4 SV.

What's the point of releasing many versions of pretty much the same Lambos ? Ok, I've bought one Aventador kit, I don't
need any more. In other hand, if they would release F1-GT long tail road car and F1-GTR long tail, I would buy 3-5 kits.
There are at least 3 great racing liveries I would want to build and road car too. To me what they are doing makes little
sense. But I guess mass market consumer must be more interested in road super cars :( Good luck to Aoshima with their
pursuit of road super cars.
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