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· DT
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MSC-6014 Subaru Impreza WRC Winfield #1 Rally Condroz-Huy 1997 Bruno Thiry - S. Prevot. Motor In-Line.

This car will be available in the UK later this week.

And the 1st photo again a little larger just to show off some of the detail:


· Ian
10,487 Posts
I have one of these as a race car, now I didn't bother with a pre-painted one, its a race car just splash a bit of colour and it will be fine, but to tell the truth mine looks "Horrible!"

This one gives me that sudden feeling


· Premium Member
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Maybe it has been classed as a model, but in certain parts of the world tobacco advertising is banned even on models.

CJA. I wasn`t knocking the manufacturer, the model or the the cigarette industry. I am wondering how companies are allowed to retail toys/models that depict tobacco branding when fairly draconian anti-tobacco laws are in place?

I can remember as far back as the late 70s when Scalextric had to stop tobacco advertisement (cigarette brand naming) on cars like their c129 six wheel "Rothmans" March. So it`s something that`s been going on for a very long time.


· David H
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It's a toy, albeit a very nice one.
It's covered in tobacco advertising. (and looks fantastic)
Tobacco advertising on toys is banned in many parts of the world.
I'd like to think that MSC have thought, like many of us, that the tobacco advertising laws are stupid and so have ignored them.
Well done MSC.

Probably though, it's not as cut and dried as that. Didn't MSC issue a Belga sponsored car with Belga misspelled Be ga, and the missing l supplied as transfers for user fitment? Why adhere to a tobacco law for that car and not this? My guess is they've found a loophole, rather like the one Ninco used a few years ago where they exploited the one day each year when the law is rescinded (was it New Years Day?) and all cars sold on that day, but only that day, are exempt from tobacco advertising restrictions. The cars only had to be sold on that day, not produced or shipped, so they arranged for all their orders to be made on the requisite day, then fulfilled them later in the year. Possibly my memory is wrong, but I think it was a JPS sponsored Ninco car of some sort. Does anyone remember or know the full story?
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