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For those who have been wondering, the ROW range is now available, courtesy of John Nijhuis; our Ambassador. The list below is what we will expect in the ROW areas (with the 12 different numbered models showing the US number in brackets (the other 13 US only are beyond MB75), and all 20 new castings showing in bold).

MB1 2010 Fisker Karma
MB2 2008 Holden VE UTE SSV
MB3 2010 Caterham R500

MB4 2008 Dodge Challenger
MB5 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
MB6 2008 Chevy Corvette ZR1
MB7 2007 Shelby GT500 Convertible
MB8 2008 Lotus Evora
MB9 2008 Mitsubishi L200/Triton (US MB77)
MB10 Dodge Viper GTS-R
MB11 2006 Lotus Exige
MB12 2009 Morgan Aeromax
MB13 1970 Volkswagen (T2) Bus (US MB79)
MB14 2007 Porsche 911 GT3
MB15 2007 Audi R8
MB16 1971 VW-Porsche 914
MB17 1969 Volvo P1800S

MB18 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
MB19 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S
MB20 1954 Jaguar XK120SE
MB21 1972 Lotus Europa Special
MB22 1969 Type 14 Karmann Ghia Convertible
MB23 1968 Citroën DS
MB24 1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
MB25 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid
MB26 2009 Toyota Prius
MB27 2007 Honda Ridgeline (US MB82)
MB28 VW Golf V GTI
MB29 2008 Honda Civic Type R
MB30 2004 Audi RS6 Avant
MB31 2010 Cadillac CTS
MB32 Cadillac Escalade
MB33 2006 Jaguar XK
MB34 2006 Lexus GS430
MB35 2006 Range Rover Sport
MB36 2006 Bentley Continental GT
MB37 Road Roller
MB38 1957 GMC Stepside
MB39 Skidster

MB40 Scraper
MB41 Quarry King
MB42 Ground Breaker
MB43 Tractor Plow
MB44 Power Lift
MB45 Chevy Suburban
MB46 2006 Cement Mixer
MB47 International CXT
MB48 2006 Utility Truck
MB49 Dump Truck
MB50 GMC Terradyne
MB51 Hazard Squad
MB52 2010 International Brush Fire Truck

MB53 Baja Bullet (US MB84)
MB54 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (US MB85)
MB55 Cliff Hanger (US MB86)

MB56 Pierce Dash Fire Engine
MB57 Sahara Survivor (US MB89)
MB58 Volkswagen Beetle 4x4 (US MB91)
MB59 2010 Ford Transit Connect
MB60 Express Delivery

MB61 1943 Jeep Willys (US MB96)
MB62 Jungle Crawler (US MB97)
MB63 Ice Cream Van
MB64 MBX Street Cleaner
MB65 2007 Volkswagen Caddy
MB66 2008 Garbage Truck
MB67 City Bus
MB68 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Taxi
MB69 1974 Volkswagen Typ 181 (US MB98)
MB70 2007 Ford Transit
MB71 Double Decker Bus
MB72 1997 Land Rover Defender 110 (US MB100)
MB73 GMC Wrecker
MB74 1985 Toyota 4Runner
MB75 2009 Yamaha Rhino


Now I am quite happy as most of the "real" models are still in the range, with many "heroic" and "adventure" ones being taken out to reduce the size. However, there is always the odd model I wish we were getting in the ROW range.

These are the 25 models (using their US numbers) that we will not be receiving in the ROW range.

MB9 Dodge Magnum
MB13 Ford GT
MB27 Mazda 2
MB53 1978 Dodge Monaco Police
MB54 2008 Ford E-350 Ambulance
MB55 1963 Cadillac Ambulance
MB57 Chevy Impala Police
MB58 Dodge Charger Police
MB61 MBX Moving Van
MB62 2006 GMC School Bus
MB69 1955 Ford F-100 Panel Truck
MB72 1965 Austin Mini Van
MB76 1975 Chevy Stepside Pick-up
MB78 MBX Motorhome
MB80 Baja Bandit
MB81 Land Rover Discovery
MB83 Hummer H3
MB87 Quick Sander
MB88 Rock Shocker
MB90 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4
MB92 Off Road Rider
MB93 Desert Thunder V16
MB94 Ridge Raider
MB95 1968 Toyota FJ Land Cruiser
MB99 MBX 4x4

Of the 25 we will not get, 8 were brand new castings in 2009 (almost half the new castings). Also, one of those was not available in the ROW range anyway in 2009 (Caddy Ambulance). Also, looking at the ROW range, we will not receive any police cars or ambulances at all, which is a little unusual. And well, to be honest, the biggest shock to me was the little Mazda 2. Such a popular vehicle in Europe, I would have thought the model was great for the ROW range (particularly as the ones released to date have sold well over here). Also, yet again, we miss out on the Ford GT. Why they will not bring that back to the ROW range is beyond me. It was a great seller when it was available, but has been US exclusive for a few years now. Still, we did get the 5-pack and 10-pack ones in 2009.

:) :D :p
 

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They could not secure a license in time from Rolls Royce so it was dropped and replaced by the Caddy CTS. The Rolls Royce is not gone completely, as they are still hoping that they can sort out something for the future. But Rolls Royce are notoriously bad to deal with, as I have dealt with them personally in the past. They are a nightmare company, and each arm of the brand does not communicate with another arm, so you end up going round in circles.

:) :D :p
 
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