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just returned from Ibiza where the altaya collection was in the news shops. the ferrari is by far the best edition yet with smart tampo/paint job. i bought 3 of issues 1 & 2 . I fitted proslot wheels/tyres to ferrari, looks great. The porsche is less so as this livery has been done by other makes allthough I think this is better than the Fly version.Also in shops was the Fly collection, a 917K porsche, Buenos Aires 1971, driven by Emmerson Fittipaldi, part 2 was cockpit with driver figure rather expensive as only difference from a donor car is Emmos helmet, so now must look out for race damaged (i.e. cheap) 917k's .............alan
 
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hi , thanks for reply fast lucky. I agree the porsche is better than the fly, the detail around the windows etc is superior and the tampo job is really neat. fortunately i was on holiday just at the right time so was able to obtain 3 issues of part 2 , with chassis and rear wing. I havn't got the correct motor as i have fitted a rx-4 , will have to hard wire or probably wait to see if i can pick up a crash damaged car with motor/guide, the proslot wheels/tyres really suit the car, these are borrowed from one of shueys f1 ferrari's, so might slow him down.
In fact it's such a nice car it deserves working headlights, not so sure about the rears being printed on.....alan [email protected]
 
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yes you are right about the packaging, it is quite minimal. the thing is if you buy from a news shop in spain they are all crammed in together with about 50 other titles, it does make it exciting when entering shop it's a bit like a car boot. also on one of my ferrari's the headlamp glass was missing on one side, i noticed this while it was still sealed in packaging so only had a 2 mile walk back to shop to exchange. this would have been really frustrating if it had been posted to you as the headlamp glass is one of the things that lifts this above earlier releases.you have to look at these models in context that they are re issues of earlier models, at a cost of 31.80 euros about £23 with a magazine which has some pretty pictures, shame it's not in english.presumably these can not be sold in uk do to some copyright of scalextric name, but how about scalextric doing the same re -issuing older cars upgraded with tampo/paint jobs, i.e mk1 escort, capris etc. then again the spanish cars allways were nicer with more detail ,individual wheels to a car instead of generic wheels so that a mini, capri, escort etc all have the same wheel, compare this to the wheels on seat 850, or 500
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