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    A quick look on the auction site shows new AFX Ford GT40s and Chaparral 2Ds going for $85 and up.
    I assume this is due to no new production. I don’t know anything about the company but it seems like they need to start producing the classic cars again. Not everyone was around to get these when new, and some of us would like to add to the collection. Seems like AFX missed the boat when Ford v Ferrari came out.
    New production would also kill the insane collector market.
    Anyone care to offer an opinion?

  • #2
    Possibly they miscalculated on that, however I expect that the cars are made in China where many of the factories had been shut down. The crisis seems to be over in China so the factory should be back in production . Probably it would be at least couple of months before we see new cars from AFX.

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    • WB2
      WB2 commented
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      Nah, don’t think it has anything to do with the “crisis”.
      These cars have been hard to find for a long time.

    • noddaz
      noddaz commented
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      There was the import tariff crisis before the current Covid19 crisis. And before that didn't Racemasters move? I am not making excuses for them. Just tossing that out there.

    • SlotCat
      SlotCat commented
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      Yes, they've been way too hard to find for a long time, I've bought some cars/bodies that I really wanted and paid way too much...craziness.

  • #3
    As much as I detest everything about Chinese crap and want to pile on, licensing would be the likely issue, that pops into my pea brain.

    Neither Ferrari or Ford are known for giving things away, and their lawyers are retained to maintain due diligence in such matters. Hence all the fancifully creative liveries we've seen over the years.

    My sense of it is, that the ante for movie related signature pieces, in the limited run size AFXRM would produce, would flip a worthy project right onto it's head.

    Just my O
    Last edited by Model Murdering; April 5, 2020, 12:51 PM.

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    • WB2
      WB2 commented
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      I was not advocating a “Ford v Ferrari” set. I just want to see the previous cars rerun. Apparently AFX already has some sort of agreement with FoMoCo.
      There is a nice shot of all 11 GT40s that AFX made on their Facebook page.
      An AFX Ferrari P4? They’d sell tons, or a small ton, of them.

    • SlotCat
      SlotCat commented
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      Agree with WB2, I want more classics!

  • #4
    AFX only made small production of all GT 40, the yellow one is quite often above $200 US, now most of them they are not affordable... some of them you could only have them in a set, they wont make any effort to release them again... i spoke a few times with AFX racing about reproducing S curve with Tomy tabs- and fiew other things.... not much interest... i do get a GT once in a while, sometimes they got at decent price but not to often... one good thing about this car, it still 1.5 wheelbase, we can put any AFX chassis , Tomy turbo, SGP or mega mega plus 1.5 short wheel base on ebay you can get resin for less than $10 US and reproduce them it a long way cheaper than the originals


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    • #5
      "Seems like AFX missed the boat when Ford v Ferrari came out."

      Anyone care to offer an opinion?

      ******

      "I was not advocating a “Ford v Ferrari” set."

      Last edited by Model Murdering; April 10, 2020, 11:28 AM.

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      • BIG E
        BIG E commented
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        They would have to tool up a mold for the Ferrari. I would buy a few of those! -- Ernie :>)

      • SlotCat
        SlotCat commented
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        Heck ya, I'd buy the Ferraris!

    • #6
      Here is a resin Ferrari P4 body that would work on a Mega G or G+ chassis, mine is on a G-Jet chassis.

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