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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:40 am

Niiiiiice! :)
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:35 am

Ford looks good, but is this going to be one of those models that every model manufacturer producers ?

If TSM, Spark, Minichamps and IXO all end up producing their own versions of this, they'll end up heavily discounted because there is massive oversupply.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby zimbo » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:05 am

P1 with open doors, has got my attention, that photo is not the greatest to tell yet. I don't think I can recall TSM ever doing an open door version of anything before so this seems to be new territory for them so it could be a make or break move for them. Would love to have an open door version to display 8-)
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby BertOne » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:19 am

thetrooper wrote:Seeing the rear end doesn't help it in the looks department :roll:

:o That's the best bit!

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Baxter » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:25 am

BertOne wrote:
thetrooper wrote:Seeing the rear end doesn't help it in the looks department :roll:

:o That's the best bit!


It reminds me of the yacht in James Bond's Thunderball, where he leaves the back end behind and zooms off. The front of the car is perpetually exiting from a cocoon.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby RaceOddity » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:12 pm

Maybe the LeMans entry will grow on me...
I thought I would be all over this, but apparently I am not.
Can't explain.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby dbonser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:38 pm

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TSM134346 1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Emperor State Landaulette by Hopper
TSM13AC26 Beta Tool Kit

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TSM10AC11 Porsche 935 K3 Twin-Turbo Engine
TSM14AC02 Lotus 56 Pratt & Whitney PT6 Turbine Engine
TSM13AC25 Beta Tool Kit

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TSM15AC12 Porsche 550 Spyder Engine Type 547


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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Venom » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:29 am

Is it bad that I want that PT6 and that 935 K3 engine just to stick in some absurd project?
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:27 am

Dear Dealers & Distributors,

TSM-Model has completed a review of some older, previously announced TSM-Model items that have not yet been produced. As they make efforts to optimize their production schedule it was determined that several older products should be cancelled so the focus can shift to more current items. We feel this is best given the current market situation and will better support your efforts to market the latest and highest demand items from TSM.

Please note that the following items have been cancelled and will no longer be produced:

Item # Item Description
TSM104306 1/43 1968 Porsche 911 London-Sydney Marathon #59
TSM10AC08 1/43 Pit Crew Figurines - Classic Style White (Set of 6)
TSM11AC02 1/43 Pit Crew Figurines "Jagermeister Racing" (set of 6)
TSM124314 1/43 Chaparral 2 1965 Sebring 12Hr Winner #3 J. Hall / H. Sharp
TSM124316 1/43 Chaparral 2E 1966 CanAm Canadian GP #65 P. Hill
TSM124318 1/43 Chaparral 2H 1969 Monterey-Castrol GP #7
TSM124361 1/43 Porsche 966 1992 Interserie Zolder 5th Place #23
TSM12AC14 1/18 Ayrton Senna Figurine Type III Holding Helmet
TSM12AC19 1/43 Ronnie Peterson Figurine Type I 1978 Team Lotus
TSM12AC21 1/43 Mario Andretti Figurine Type I 1977 Team Lotus
TSM12SS1 1/43 Chaparral Set #2 1965 Chaparral 2 & 2C Signed by Jim Hall / Limited Edition: 750...
TSM12SS2 1/43 Chaparral Set #3 1969-1970 Chaparral 2H & 2J Signed by Jim Hall / Limited 750 Sets
TSM13AC06 1/43 Niki Lauda Type I 1976 Ferrari F1 Team
TSM13AC08 1/43 Ronnie Peterson Type I 1978 Team Lotus

Any outstanding orders for these items will be cancelled in our system and will no longer appear on your backorder records.


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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Tom » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:38 am

Were those announced in the '60s so that they've now been scrapped in favour of more recent cars?

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby David C. » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:46 am

That stinks, that the Chaparrals have ben cancelled, I really liked the Signature set with the 2D and 2E, and was looking forward to the others. These are much better quality than Minichamps, i'll have to dig out the the 2H and 2J MC now to complete the display :cry:

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:19 am

The model i was most looking forward to was the 2E. Didn't buy the 2 car set because i was not after another 2D but now it looks like that is what I have to do if i ever want a 2E.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Rat » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:58 am

Yeah, the 2E and 2H are the two models on that list that I will miss.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby 69Stang » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:14 am

I too am bummed over dropping the Chaparrals. They seem to sell out of every version they released of a Chap so I was a little surprised that those were swept into the discontinued pile at all. Oh well....sigh
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:48 pm

I'm disappointed they dropped the Jagermeister pit crew - I think Jagermeister is such a popular theme these would have sold well.

I think part of the the problem was their last sets of figures didn’t sell very well, due to the subject matter (eg Beta and Tyrell). Adding oversized caps on the heads of the Martini crew probably didn't help these sell either, especially for anyone who wanted to display them with classic 70's Martini Porsches :

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The final straw was probably also the $10 price increase. At $25 these were very interesting, but less so at $35 each.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby RaceOddity » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:18 pm

I have finally stopped shreiking in my garage long enough to post....
I sold off my AA Chaparral 2 and a couple of my Minichamps
releases in order to make room for these ones. My signature set
of the 2D and 2E were quite exquisite and that was enough to make
me unload the others before their value fell off to nothing...
The joke is on me. Thanks for nothing TSM. I had about six (i think, but at least 4)
Chaparrals on pre-order. Thanks for nothing TSM.

Did I say thanks for nothing? :evil: :evil: :evil:

I guess that Sebring 2F will go through the roof now...
Better get looking.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Baxter » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:09 pm

Most of these cancellations were figurines and probably weren't expected to be huge sellers anyway. But aside from a minor Porsche all of the cars were Chaparrals. I have to wonder if Jim Hall wanted too much money. I feel for your loss but question the practice of releasing cars that have already been done, and fairly recently, when there are so many others that haven't.

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby dbonser » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:18 pm

TSM144333 McLaren MP4/6 1991 Japan GP Winner G. Berger
TSM144334 McLaren MP4/6 1991 Japan GP A. Senna

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby dbonser » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:59 am

TSM114328 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88
TSM124324 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Roadster 1966 Sebring 12H Thompson/Guldstrand
TSM124371 1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II Dark Navy/Cream
TSM124372 1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limousine
TSM124377 1965 Land Rover Series I 107 Station Wagon Welsh Gray
TSM124338 1995 McLaren F1 Le Mans Orange

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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby zimbo » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:02 am

Land rover maybe, IF it comes with the spare wheel on the bonnet/hood like the pic :mrgreen:
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:33 am

I thought they would have done more with their Corvette moulds. There are numerous Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring versions they could do, but the 3 shown above don't excite me.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:07 pm

I do like the Penske Vette.
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby Jager » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:26 am

JSB33 wrote:I do like the Penske Vette.


......but will you put down you $75 to get one ?
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Re: TrueScale Miniatures (TSM) - 2015

Postby JSB33 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:32 am

The Daytona coupes :evil: = me being frustrated.

On the same subject, I saw Wayne Moyer over at diecast.orfg first singing the praises about how the TSM Cobras were the best that had ever been made has now retracted his original opinion and has decided to sell off his sample.
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