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Minichamps is the most prolific manufacturer in the diecast industry. It has a huge range of Formula One, motorsport and road car models, and is also famous for its 1:12 motorbike replicas and its Valentino Rossi Collection in particular.
AUTOart makes some of the most highly detailed 1:18 replicas in the diecast industry, especially in its premium Signature Collection. Famed for its supercar models, you will also find rally, endurance and more day to day road car models on its books.
Amalgam makes the largest diecast models money can buy, with its monstrous 1:8 replicas covering Formula One, supercar and endurance racing subjects. It is also unique in offering 1:4 steering wheels and 1:12 nose cone models of the leading F1 teams.
If you want a model of a Ferrari, it has to be a Mattel! The American company has an exhaustive list of subjects concerned with the legendary marque, from F1 to its latest supercar. Mattel also replicates some of the most famous TV and film subjects.
Spark's range has increased extensively over the last couple of years. It now includes F1, endurance, rally and road car subjects in its line-up. You can even find a helicopter, aeroplane and powerboat amongst its range! Its models are made in resin.
Biante is an Australian brand so as you would expect it replicates cars from the V8 Supercar Championship. It also has some extremely desirable classic F1 and touring car subjects in its range as well.
Kyosho is famous for its 1:18 replicas of classic British subjects, such as the Mini Cooper, Austin Healey 3000 and Triumph TR3A. It also has an extensive range of Fiat and Lancia rally cars and Lamborghini, Audi and BMW road cars.
IXO is one of the best 1:43 value for money manufacturers in the diecast industry. Famous for its La Storia series charting the history of Ferrari in F1, it also releases many replicas covering subjects from the rally, endurance and road car fields.
Model Icons is one of the newer names on the diecast scene. Its first subjects have been of classic British subjects (predominantly the Jaguar Mk.II) and police cars, all of which have proved popular with collectors.
TrueScale Miniatures is another company that prioritises quality over quantity. It doesn't have a large product range but what it does release is always very well received by collectors. It made its mark with the 1:18 six wheeled Tyrrell P34 F1 car.
Unsurprisingly French company Norev concentrates on subjects from the likes of Renault, Peugeot and Citroen! It also has some extremely desirable other replicas in its range though, covering endurance, rally and road cars.
Sun Star is famous for its 1:18 replicas of Ford hot hatches and rally cars, but its range also includes 1:12 cars and 1:24 buses and coaches as well as several other 1:18 subjects.
We import WIT's replicas into the UK ourselves, so you will not find them available anywhere else. The Japanese company's 1:12 motorbikes are of extremely high quality, incorporating more metal than most diecast manufacturers.
Armour's diecast aeroplanes are very highly detailed and have proved very desirable amongst collectors.
Bauer's models of the Bugatti Royale are amongst the most imposing you will ever find from anyone. They come fantastically presented on mirrored bases so that you can see the incredible levels of detail underneath the car.
Bizarre is a brand name of Spark, and as you would expect it releases more obscure subjects than most model manufacturers! Like Spark, its models are made in resin. Subjects include endurance, rally and road cars.
Burago's 1:18 replicas represent excellent value for money. Its range mainly consists of modern and classic road car replicas.
We import Ebbro replicas into the UK ourselves, so you will not find them available anywhere else. As a Japanese company it concentrates on Japanese subjects, and it has some very desirable F1, endurance and motorbike replicas in its range.
Ertl doesn't have a large product range but its TV and film replicas are very popular with diecast collectors.
GMP no longer has a UK importer. The only product that we currently stock from them is the mammouth 1:12 Dan Gurney signed Cobra from Bridgehampton.
Greenlight only has one 1:18 subject on its books at the moment, but what a subject it is: Steve McQueen's Mustang GT from Bullitt!
HPI makes some of the most highly detailed 1:43 models that money can buy. The company concentrates on rally and endurance subjects.
Mondo Motors replicas aren't the most detailed in the world, but they do provide fantastic value for money!
Premium ClassiXXs has a wide range of models including endurance, rally and road cars, and also race team transporters as well.
Schuco has a wide range of models including endurance, rally and road cars, and also race team transporters as well.
Shelby Collectibles doesn't have a vast product range but its 1:18 Aston Martin DBR1 and 'Eleanor' from Gone In Sixty Seconds have proven immensely popular amongst collectors.
SMTS replicas are made of white metal as opposed to diecast. Its replicas are made in the UK by a dedicated group of racing enthusiasts, and the company tends to focus on classic racing subjects.
Spot-On is a classic diecast brand that has recently been resurrected by Norev. The few subjects that have been released so far have come presented in retro style packaging.
Universal Hobbies has made the 1:16 diecast tractor market its own. No-one else has a more comprehensive range of agricultural subjects.
Vitesse concentrates on 1:43 rally subjects, both classic and modern.
Paragon is another new name on the diecast scene. Its first subject will be the 1:18 Rolls Royce MPW coupe from 1968, in three colourways including the dark blue from the original Thomas Crown Affair.
Maisto produce replicas that are excellent value for money. As well as producing a range of 1:18 road cars, they also make MotoGP bikes in 1:10 and 1:6 scale.
ROS tends to focus predominantly on European agricultural subjects, and they have a great range of highly detailed 1:32 scale tractors.
The Royal Mail’s official merchandising company produce some fantastic 1:43 delivery vehicles, which are all limited editions and extremely collectible.
Oxford is a British company that focuses on classic British road car subjects. They also replicate some of the weird and whacky creations from the unmissable TV show Top Gear.
Like Spark, Fujimi’s models are made in resin. The vast majority of the range focuses on Ferrari racing subjects, but they also cover some of the Prancing Horse’s road cars as well. They occasionally release Porsche and Lamborghini replicas too.
Top Model is a small Italian brand that produces a range of 1:18 Formula One driver figures. They will look great alongside their relevant F1 cars, or as standalone pieces in your collection. You can choose from the likes of Hamilton, Villeneuve, Vettel and Clark.
Italian brand Brumm are famous for their 1:43 replicas of early Formula One World Champions. They are fantastic value for money, and they have recently produced some very interesting transporter diorama sets as well.
BBR make some of the most detailed 1:18 and 1:43 high-end replicas that money can buy. They predominantly focus on Ferrari's racing and road cars, but they also replicate other Italian marques such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Pagani and Maserati.
If American car and bike models are your thing look no further than Highway 61. We are particularly impressed by their great range of modern 1:12 Harley-Davidson replicas.
Like BBR, Italian brand MR produces some of the most detailed 1:18 high-end supercar replicas that money can buy. Their range consists of legendary marques such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo.
British company Lansdowne produces 1:43 white metal replicas of the most notable classic British cars, which represent over 40 years of the British motor industry. Their models are extremely high quality, hand made pieces.
Bravo Delta’s exquisite aeroplane replicas are hand-carved from mahogany and painted by eye. You can choose from World War II classics, like the Spitfire or Lancaster Bomber, as well as commercial, private, racing and seafaring aircraft.
Look Smart produce some of the finest 1:43 replicas money can buy and, like BBR and MR, their models are hand built in Italy. As you would expect, Look Smart recreate the cars of legendary Italian marques such as Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Ferrari and Lamborghini
British company Brooklin produces 1:43 white metal replicas of classic American cars. They are made by same the factory that produces Lansdowne Models, so you can expect the same high quality, weighty and well detailed replicas. If you’re into your Hudson Hornets, Desoto Firedomes, or Chevy Impalas, then look no further!
The Quartzo brand gained popularity with collectors for its great value for money 1:18 classic F1 replicas. They focus predominantly on machinery from the ‘60s and ‘70s. So if you’re a fan of racing heroes like Clark, Rindt, or Fittipaldi, the odds are that Quartzo produces something you’ll be interested in.
The Legendary British company Corgi is one of the most iconic brands in model making. They produce well detailed and extremely affordable replicas of everything from modern F1 machinery to road cars and aeroplanes.