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    I decided we need this thread here since with Majorette is trying to enter the US market again it makes a lot of sense to show what US collectors would be interested in seeing (most here are US collectors), plus a dump for my own ideas.
    THIS ISN'T FOR CURRENT OR VINTAGE CASTINGS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, BUT CAN BE FOR SUGGESTING MODERN REVAMPS OF VINTAGE CASTINGS.
    1. Mitsubishi Galant GTO.
    2. A 80's-90s 2 door SUV (Bronco,Ramccharger, etc). Majorette did do a K5 Blazer as that weird towtruck thing, plus with Jada having the Stranger Things licence this would make sense to do. plus a 2 door SUV does allow for a lot of custom police,border patrol, park ranger variants. would be great if it had a removable top if Majorette can make it financially viable.
    3. 80's and 90's compact pickup truck/ute. This would make sense for both the Thailand (a country where Majorette is popular and is made), Australian, and New Zealand market as lot of these vehicles were quite popular and you can still see quite a few being used in rural areas. Would suit both 4wd and 2wd bases. this would suit the Farm line (a worn out farm truck with hay in the back) and the vintage line (pristine show truck). I would love a Mazda B Series or Ford Courier (also a L200 Mitsubishi) from this era but a Hilux (they did the Barry Crump era one) would prove to be more popular.
    4. A 80's full size sedan. Majorette did the Impala in the 80's. Would suite the police line well (maybe a Majorette demolition derby line too in similar style to the Tuners line would be cool) hope it's a little closer to 1:64 which might make it more popular.
    5. A full size American wagon, hopefully with a fold down tailgate (and tow hook). if they want they could make a wagon out of the fullsize sedan that I suggested.
    6. A 80's american van with opening rear doors and maybe a custom van variant too (similar to the Fougon casting of the 80s). would be great for the variation hunters.
    7. BMW E46 (non M3 variants).
    8. Some semi trucks similar to the 3000 line of old. Both classic and modern truck designs. Obviously with opening bonnets or tilting cabs.


    Last edited by 6A13TT99; 06-06-2021, 06:48 AM.

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    I really like your ideas, a particular favorite is the Mazda B Series pick up, and the 4th generation (86-93) would be my choice there, before 86 they were kind of an old fashioned style, which is still neat in itself, and after 93 they were just rebadged Ford Rangers, but I'm biased in favor of the 4th gen because my first new vehicle was an 87 B 2000 SE5, then replaced with a new 91 B2200 SE5, that lasted me over 250K without any costly problems.

    I'd really like to see an old Ramcharger as well, I'm not sure I'd ever seen one in small scale, and I have memories of them being pretty common on the roads growing up in Detroit..
    Doug

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Douglas View Post
      I really like your ideas, a particular favorite is the Mazda B Series pick up, and the 4th generation (86-93) would be my choice there, before 86 they were kind of an old fashioned style, which is still neat in itself, and after 93 they were just rebadged Ford Rangers, but I'm biased in favor of the 4th gen because my first new vehicle was an 87 B 2000 SE5, then replaced with a new 91 B2200 SE5, that lasted me over 250K without any costly problems.

      I'd really like to see an old Ramcharger as well, I'm not sure I'd ever seen one in small scale, and I have memories of them being pretty common on the roads growing up in Detroit..
      Yeah I was suggesting the fourth gen as my dad owns a 2wd Ford Courier of that era with the R2 Diesel engine. Oh god that thing is a pain to drive, not because it's a challenge but because it's slow.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post

        Yeah I was suggesting the fourth gen as my dad owns a 2wd Ford Courier of that era with the R2 Diesel engine. Oh god that thing is a pain to drive, not because it's a challenge but because it's slow.
        LOL, I know what you mean....I didn't have too much trouble keeping up while getting around the city for work, just a pain always having to shift gears in stop and go traffic, but I would tell people, and they might have thought I was exaggerating, but I wasn't, I'd tell them that in the summer when I'd get on the ramp to get on the interstate, I really did have to turn the A/C off in order to get up to speed fast enough to merge safely, Once rolling at the freeway speeds it was fine
        Doug

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        • #5
          I'd like to see more European forest fire trucks....or at least ONE to add to my Majorette country-specific fire sets (and my growing Siku fire brigade groups). There are, of course, more Unimog forest fire engines that could be modeled (Siku's 'mog is in a configuration that looks like many Euro wildland engines), but also obscure (to Americans) marques, like Berliet, or major marques with firefighting bodies on the back like other Mercedes Benz, or Unic, or Renault with "body by Camiva", etc.

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          Certainly a 'pipe dream' wish list for me. The French and other Euro countries actually cherish and recognize their wildland firefighters more, it seems, than we here in the USA. That's one reason diecast companies like Replex, Del Prado or Verem/Solido had/have quite a few forest fire engines in their lineups.

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          Del Prado's Renault CCFI (may be 1/43 or 1/64 in scale, can't remember)

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          Mercedes-Benz "Lance Mousse" (foam fire engine) in the livery (color, deco) of the French Forest Service ("Prevention des Feux de Forets")

          And another Renault, this one by Replex, also in the French Forest Service colors:
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          There's even another Unimog, this one by Wiking, that's basically the wildland fire engine configuration:
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          I customized this plain yellow brush truck by making decals for the Canary Islands fire brigade, which does have U-404 or 5xx series trucks. The only decals on the stock retail issue were the "call number" for the telephone. (The front end has "Bombeiros" lettering I made.)

          The Tomica "Morita concept wildfire truck" a couple of years back is another example of what I'm talking about...
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          I am aware this pipe dream of mine has limited 'commercial appeal', but a man can dream, right?

          Sorry to hijack this Majorette thread with non-Majorette models, but it's to show what I wish Majorette would jump into the fray and make in miniature...(the Zetros pumper is a good wildland engine, and Majorette's the first to release it in small scale, but I have a few HO-scale plastic Zetros fire apparatus by less-well-known brands. And they're larger than Majo's model, which is around 1/100 I think, like the Morita by Tomy.)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post
            I decided we need this thread here since with Majorette is trying to enter the US market again it makes a lot of sense to show what US collectors would be interested in seeing (most here are US collectors), plus a dump for my own ideas.

            Let's continue the list, shall we?
            1. Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution. Majorette did do the regular 2.5-16 in the past. but it would be cooler to see one of the big fish from the 80's and 90's European touring car scene.
            2. Volvo 850R. because wagon doing 3 wheels reasons.
            3. Volvo 760 wagon. the 240 is so popular in the real car scene but honestly, the 700 series is far superior. Maybe the 900 series would be a better choice.
            4. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.

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            • #7
              5. Ford Capri MK III. Majorette did the MK II but I think the MK III would be a nice addition to the Majorette line. Maybe even do it with an opening Hatch.
              6. Squarebody Chev or bullnose,Bricknose or OBS Ford F150 would make a great Deluxe line as there is tonnes of opportunities for bed accessories.
              7. Humber Super Snipe.
              8. Fiat 125. especially if they do the rare NZ only 125T model.
              9. Valiant Charger.
              Last edited by 6A13TT99; 07-24-2021, 06:46 AM.

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