I usually don’t do posts like this, but I got so excited that I had to share these here. And since Scott’s title was so perfect, I had to copy that as well. To hell with original content.
From the looks of it, 2019 is shaping up to be an expensive year already. I thought I had my hands full with those Otto releases, but GT Spirit is making a serious bounce back from what I thought was a dreadful year from them. Here are the models slated for January and February, randomly ordered based on my preferences, with some commentary + rambling that you likely won’t find useful or relevant.
Firstly, the Lamborghini Diablo GTR. A nice alternative for those who don’t have the AUTOart and don’t want to pay near double for one. I have it, and that won’t stop me from getting this one too. Because you can never have too many Diablos. Being a far older model, the AA won’t look as good as this upcoming GT Spirit - if we’re strictly speaking about display value.
Next up, a recolor of the Lamborghini Diablo GT. The original release was a couple months ago in silver, with a Kyosho-branded recolor in orange, so it’s surprising to see it again so soon. I literally purchased the latter just hours before this verde one was revealed. T’was a waste of $170, but I guess it won’t hurt to have two now. This is the first 1:18 Diablo I’ve seen in green, and it’s stunning.
Of all the Ferrari’s they could’ve chosen, they chose one that hasn’t been done before. Bravo. Pretty sure this Ferrari 456 will be the LaLD favorite. This also could be a sign of more Fezza models to come, which means RIP Maisto/Bburago!!!!!
Hey look, a AMG that’s not a Brabus! I guess they’ve finally figured out that that German tuner crap isn’t selling, so they went back to the basics. I can’t live without my AMG’s, so this
C63 S63 E63 is a no-brainer for me. Love seeing the E-Klasse getting some recognition at last.
Call it the beast from the blue hell. With so many competitors making the AMG GT R (still waiting for yours, AUTOart), they pretty much had to offer it in a unique color to avoid redundancy. I’m on the fence with this one - as a model, it certainly looks better than the Norev or the Minichamps, minus the opening features. The color may be what pushes me over the edge.
Another one I’m on the fence about is this Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE. It looks good, really good actually - just not sure I want to dive head-on into muscle cars yet. But the more I look at it, the more I want it.
Fine, I’ll get it.
Then there’s this modified Jag by Lister. Seriously cool-looking car. Doesn’t fit my collection, but I imagine a lot of you will love it.
And then there were two.
Also this weird-looking thing.
And a recolor of the Ford GT yet again. They seriously don’t run out of these, do they? I just saw this exact one at the auto show last week, but that won’t make me want this one.
PSA: Modelissimo has the yellow and silver ones by Top Speed for 60 Euros each.
Finally, we’ve come to the most irrelevant model of the bunch. Why spend a hundred bucks on this when you can get the Maisto for $13?