Tag: Volkswagen

Update: 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 by Revell

by CWK on Mar.15, 2009, under Updates

Today, I’ve uploaded the pictures of my new 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 diecast by Revell. 

It’s a very well crafted, detailed model, although the color “blau” is nowhere near the “navy blue” that I was hoping to get. . .  really, it’s closer to “plain black”.  If I knew it was THIS dark, I would’ve considered getting one in the Astral Silver.  Oh well. . .  :|

Anyways, the recent releases by Revell have been quite interesting.  Good thing about this particular German manufacturer, is that they don’t just follow the other diecast manufacturers by creating endless variations of BMW 3 series. 

 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL & 230E by Revell

A while back, Revell has started selling the 1/18 Mercedes 240D (W123) model, as well as 1/18 Volkswagen Corrado VR6, and they are very solid, unique diecasts.  I think they are becoming more like Norev in concentrating more on the niche kind of cars.  I believe that there are already too many diecast manufacturers creating “same” cars like the 3 Series, 350Z or the PT Cruiser, so I really look forward to the future releases by Revell.  If anyone at Revell is reading this. . . can you please make 1/18 diecast of Mercedes-Benz 560SEL (W126) ?  :D

One thing about the Revell diecasts, although I am not too sure if this is true or not, is that they are not officially, officially imported to the United States.  There are some retailers selling these models, but I believe that they are importing these units on individual basis . . . resulting in a much higher price here in the U.S.  I think it would be great if the collectors here, incl. myself,  have better access to these Revell diecast models. . . especially when AutoArt is charging an arm and a leg in selling its diecasts.  ;)

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