By Maz Woolley
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Majorette are part of the SImba-Dickie group makers of Schuco and many other brands. Majorette toys are made to fit in the box like Matchbox or Hot Wheels and are aimed at the same customers. The current limited edition range caught my eye recently and it contains some nice models of cars in a mildy custom form.
Both models shown below are from Series 2 of the Limited Edition range which includes:
- Audi R8
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Citroën DS4
- Ford Mustang
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Mercedes-Benz SLS
- Mini Cooper
- Porsche GT3 911
- VW Golf VII GTI
#3 Citroën DS4 1:64
The DS range was created by Citroën to use its existing chassis to create distinctive premium cars to compete with Mini, Alfa Romeo and BMW. The DS4 was based on the C4 its competitor to the Focus and Golf.
The slightly wild colours on this model complement the DS which is often painted in strong colours and has a range of eye catching features. Here the rims are fitted with a nice reflective line echoing the paint work which is a matt type finish.
The model has neatly printed details, and unusual for a budget range separate clear light lenses on the front. A simple black interior has some details moulded in and the DS badging is neatly printed.
#7 Mini Cooper 1:57
Again we have a matt effect paint and some eye catching orange graphics including “Go faster” orange stripes. The Mini and Cooper badging is nicely printed albeit a bit over scale.
The front lights are again separate plastic items though blacked out to fit the theme as are the windows making the car far from street legal in the UK. The wheels with orange rim are again nice wild alloy replicas.
Although clearly made as toys both these cars have an appeal and look good on the shelf.
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