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The first release of the new Lesney Edition cars arrived and they look great. It is as we expected with four initial releases ('60 MGA, '75 Chevy Stepside Pickup, '69 Cadillac Sedan Deville, '64 Austin Mini Cooper S). Provided below are some pictures of the cars and box art. These are in stock, so just contact me if interested.

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MVE Collectibles
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Yes, the idea is that these are in a similar vein to the Lesney vehicles of the early 1970s, where the body and base are all made of metal. This is why the artwork and design is based on an early 1970s blister/box.

The MGA was never used in the basic range. It was launched in the early 2000s as an Elvis Collectibles model (in maroon). It was also used in the Collectibles series with a Coca Cola livery (in black) and then not used again. There was a plan to use it in the early Superfast series, but they discovered that the base was broken and rather than fix it, they simply used another vehicle instead. As this new series uses metal bases as opposed to the plastic ones in general use, it was a chance to bring back this model (many collectors have made note of wanting it to return) as they needed to make a new base for it anyway.

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These look great. What other castings will be released in this series?
There are 20 models being released this year. Batch B will contain 2 more additions to the series, as these will be released like basic range, with new models plus older ones continuing, rather than a set at once.

Batch B

Jungle Crawler
1974 VW Type 181 "Thing"

The other 14 slated for later in the year (subject to change)

1954 Jaguar XK120SE
Sahara Survivor
1963 Cadillac Ambulance
1969 Karmann Ghia Convertible
1968 Mercury Cougar
1971 Chevy Camaro Z-28
1968 Toyota FJ Land Cruiser
Pierce Dash Fire Engine
1972 Lotus Europa Special
1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
1970 Volkswagen T2 Bus
1961 Jaguar E-type Coupe
1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
1957 Lincoln Premier

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