CMC Anniversary 25 Year News •

CMC Anniversary 25 Year News

In the absence of the Nuremberg Toy Fair to kick of the year, CMC have made their announcements on their website and in what they call virtual toy fair. Most of the CMCs are coming in groups of seven this year.

The first seven models are different renditions of the 1930s Alfa Romeo P3 race car for a recommended retail price of 439€ each. Then we´ve got seven different versions of 1960s Ferrari 275 GTB/C with the 24h France version already sold out and two of them not being models in the normal sense of the word, but one body shell made of copper for 1316€ and a gold-plated model for 1,500€, owing more to CMC´s anniversary than faithfulness to original, I guess.

All the other models are Mercedes, starting with the Pullman in two Landaulet versions, one in beige metallic with an open, non-functional top for 888€ and a blue one with a fully functional top for 908€. And then we´ve got seven Mercedes SSK/SSKL, six racers for 400€ each (one already sold out), and two models of the one-off concourse-award-reaping Count Trossi “Black Prince”. Why two of a one-off? Well, one is the Prince in its shape as owned by Ralph Lauren for 500€, the other is a special edition to celebrate CMC´s 25th anniversary, in a special box with a commemorative coin as well as the Black Prince in a special version lined with gold leather in line with the anniversary. This anniversary version is limited to 600 units worldwide (300 of these for Europe) and costs 900€. Happy Anniversary, CMC!

M-199 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, 24h France (sold-out)
M-210 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
M-211 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Chassis 09051, Silver, #98
M-212 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Chassis 09057
M-213 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Chassis 09063, Burgundy
M-222 Ferrari 275 GTB/C copper alloy body shell
M-223 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Gold-plated

M-188 Mercedes SSKL, GP Germany #10
M-189 Mercedes SSKL, GP Germany #12
M-190 Mercedes SSK, White (sold-out)
M-207 Mercedes SSK Argentinean autumn race 1931, #14
M-208 Mercedes SSK, Black
M-209 Mercedes SSK, Clear
M-217 Mercedes Pullman Landaulet, Beige
M-205 Mercedes Pullman Landaulet, Blue
M-225 Mercedes SSK Count Trossi “Black Prince”
S-017 CMC Mercedes-Benz SSK Trossi 1932 “Black Prince” (Memorial Edition)

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10 Responses to "CMC Anniversary 25 Year News"

  1. Paolo says:

    Does CMC have a license for these car brands?

    • Marcel171281 says:

      No need for licenses on older european cars.

    • DS Team says:

      We can’t say. The right thing would be to support appropriate licensing.

    • Karsten says:

      No licensing needed for ANY model, as European courts have ruled repeatedly. I don’t understand, how a car manufacturer has deserved any income on models, unless they actively support the model development. Making a model is no competition for a car manufacturer. It’s none of their business, quite literally. On the contrary, you could argue that they get free promotion. For product placement in movies they PAY money.

      • DS Team says:

        Would this not effectively make the overall cost for production much lower?

        • Karsten says:

          If the car manufacturer does not contribute actively to bringing the model into existence, yes. If the model maker has to create CAD data that the car manufacturer would have provided as part of the license, no, in fact it could then be cheaper to get a license. For a one-off vintage car like the Trossi, they need to contact Ralph Lauren for him to let them scan his precious car. Nothing Mercedes can do to help with this. I’m sure, it would be worth 100,000 to simply get the data by a simple email.

  2. Douglas Morales says:

    i hope that cmc having improvements in your models. some Quality issues in the latest releases…..

    • flathead says:

      @Douglas – Sadly, it is endemic to the industry. The glorious days of high quality, low cost replicas are largely gone.

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