Happy New Year to all our readers, writers, and to the manufacturers who produce the models we collect. Soon we will be supplied with many more product listings for next year and I am sure that there will be plenty of choice of models to buy. I do hope that prices rise less quickly in 2019 than they did in 2018, but that may be a vain hope with the political turmoil we are currently experiencing.
The London Toy Fair will take place later this month and that will give us a chance to meet with Oxford Diecast and Hornby representatives, as well as with representatives of some of the major importers of models to the UK. It will be interesting to see pre-production castings and to hear of the models we can expect to see this year. I wonder if the fruits of Hornby’s turnround exercise will begin to be seen, and the future of some of the Corgi ranges become clearer?
Next month the annual mega-tradefair at Nuremberg takes place and a wide range of manufacturers products will be shown. I wonder if the trend towards large scale models will continue and whether we will see yet more new Chinese brands selling direct to the west rather than supplying Western firms?
If you are thinking of making a New Years resolution why not consider writing for MAR Online as we need more writers to help keep the site vibrant and worth returning to on a frequent basis?
Happy New Year