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October 18, 2006

Retrobird diecasts for 2006

There hasn't been much out for a couple of years for the retrobird collector.  Maisto is still carrying 3 color combinations in their 1:18th scale and a few vendors do keep them in stock.

Meanwhile, High Speed has produced one in 1/87th scale.  It's been marketed under several brands, most recently by Malibu International who has given Walmart stores exclusive marketing for the model.  It's labeled a 2003 and can be found in colors of black, red, bright turquoise (if you're a 1956 model fan, you'd call it Peacock Blue), silver, and now a dark blue.

I just visited Minichamps website and found that they'll be releasing a new color for their retrobird model (1/43 scale) sometime in December.  Their website did not mention the color though.

The rarest 2003 Color combinations

1 There are 23 rare(ie only one of) combos for 2003.  I'll separate the colors so it's easier to read:

Desert Sky Blue - only 2:

2003 Desert Sky Blue Deluxe, Black hardtop, Black Accent interior & SST transmission, 21 Spoke Painted wheels 1
2003 Desert Sky Blue Premium,  Evening Black hardtop, Black (Standard) interior, 7 Spoke Chrome wheels 1 

Evening Black - all Deluxe models - 7

Evening Black Deluxe, Evening Black hardtop, Torch Red Full Accent Interior -Standard Automatic -21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop, Torch Red Partial Interior Accent, SST Automatic, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop, Torch Red Full Accent Interior, SST,  21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Performance White Hardtop, Black Accent Interior, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Performance White Hardtop, Saddle Partial Interior Accent, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Performance White Hardtop, Torch Red Full Accent Interior, standard automatic, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Evening Black Deluxe, Performance White Hardtop, Torch Red Partial Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1

Mountain Shadow Grey - all deluxe models = 2

Mountain Shadow Grey, Evening Black Hardtop, Saddle Partial Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Mountain Shadow Grey Deluxe, Evening BlackHardtop, Black Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels =  1

Torch Red - all Deluxe models = 6 

Torch Red Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop,  Torch Red Partial Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Torch Red Deluxe,  Evening Black Hardtop, Black Standard Interior, Standard automatic, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Torch Red Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop, Black Standard Inerior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels =  1
Torch Red Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop,  Whisper White Partial Accent Interior, standard automatic,  21 Spoke Painted wheels =  1
Torch Red Deluxe, Torch Red Hardtop,  Black Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted Wheels = 1
Torch Red Deluxe, Torch Red Hardtop, Red Partial Accent Interior, standard automatic,  21 Spoke Painted 1

Whisper White - 2 premiums, 4 Deluxe = 6

Whisper White Premium,  Torch Red Full Accent Interior, standard automatic, 7 Spoke Chrome wheels = 1
Whisper White Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop, Whisper White Partial Accent Interior, standard automatic , 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Whisper white Premium, Evening Black Hardtop, Torch Red Partial Accent Interior, standard automatic, 7 Spoke Chrome wheels = 1
Whisper White Deluxe, Evening Black Hardtop, Torch Red Full Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Whisper White Deluxe, Whisper White Hardtop,  Torch Red Full Accent Interior, standard automatic, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1
Whisper White Deluxe, Whisper White Hardtop,  Torch Red Partial Accent Interior, SST, 21 Spoke Painted wheels = 1


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