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S4482 - Spark Benetton B194 Lehto Monaco - pre-production pics

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:06 am
by raystaggs
Just seen this via a Facebook link...
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Any idea what the lead time is from this point to the model being available for sale?

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Found another one...
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Re: S4482 - Spark Benetton B194 Lehto Monaco - pre-production pics

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:20 am
by raystaggs
So TRAX have this listed as a pre-order on their website (£46.99). The pic shows the B193B at the pre-season Silverstone test (with the usual rear wing arrangement).

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Is this just TRAX being lazy? Why wouldn't they show the pics of the pre-production model? It would make loads more sense to release the Monaco double wing version, as this was also raced at the Pacific GP earlier in the season.
I've never been ahead of things enough to spot a model I'd like to pre-order, so what happens if the model turns out to be something I don't want?

EDIT - TRAX also have these listed...

SPARK S4481 Benetton B194 Winner Monaco GP 1994 - Michael Schumacher World Champion
SPARK S4483 Benetton B194 1994 - Jos Verstappen
SPARK S4484 Benetton B194 1994 - Johnny Herbert (with a picture of a later B194 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed driven by not Johnny Herbert!)

So it remains to be seen what version of the car will be released for Lehto and Verstappen (I'd imagine Monaco and Aida version respectively) - although the Herbert car should be reasonably simple to predict as he only raced the B194 in the last two GP's in 1994.

Re: S4482 - Spark Benetton B194 Lehto Monaco - pre-production pics

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:30 am
by Jager
To be fair to Trax, they would have these listed on their website since the models were first announced a year ago, well before the pre-production models were produced (the Benetton's are shown in the 2015 catalogue) :

http://catalogue.sparkmodel.com/#page/19

Hopefully you'll get more details on the specific versions when Spark announces their 2016 release schedule and release their 2016 catalogue at or just before the NurnbergToyfair at the beginning of February.

Re: S4482 - Spark Benetton B194 Lehto Monaco - pre-production pics

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:22 am
by Schumi28
Also saw a Monaco Schumacher model:

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Helmet and mirrors are in progress

Re: S4482 - Spark Benetton B194 Lehto Monaco - pre-production pics

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:46 am
by raystaggs
Jager wrote:To be fair to Trax, they would have these listed on their website since the models were first announced a year ago, well before the pre-production models were produced (the Benetton's are shown in the 2015 catalogue) :

http://catalogue.sparkmodel.com/#page/19
That makes sense - I hadn't realised they'd be listed way before the pre-prod photos would be out....
Jager wrote:Hopefully you'll get more details on the specific versions when Spark announces their 2016 release schedule and release their 2016 catalogue at or just before the NurnbergToyfair at the beginning of February.
February - something to look forward to there then :P

P.S. 1992 Andrea Moda - yes please!