PHOTO GALLERY: My 1st Schuco •

PHOTO GALLERY: My 1st Schuco

We usually get emails from time to time, asking the team how can I get my child into model collecting?  I think we found the perfect solution.  Here’s a cool way to forge the initial scale model collector in your family…  We’ve all been there, most of us can remember our first-ever model, and that usually leaned towards budget-focused brands like Bburago or Maisto.  Schuco has been a player in scale model collecting for many decades now, even more so than the brands above.  Something that recently crossed our path is a new series of collectibles targeted for a younger audience (12 months +) appropriately named “My 1st Schuco”.

This new collection of plastic material would favour 1:24-like scale if we had to place a number on it, but we don’t think Schuco is overly concerned for scale accuracy here.  Highly durable with rolling wheels, we can guarantee many hours of fun, only imagination limiting!  We won’t be held responsible if this addiction develops into something more substantial, LOL.  The two examples here feature the Roadster Green-Gary and Studio Racer “Silver-Max” #5, Silver/Black.  Less than 20 Euros apiece, they won’t break the bank either.

As for the models, each is executed in plastic with exaggerated driver details, basically, the drivers’ heads sit atop the chassis, ideal for young minds alike!  Detailing such as headlights, taillights, number decals and related are painted in place and protected for long-term use.   These aren’t your typical shelf pieces either, they are meant to be played with, but some, like me, might also choose and appreciate these as perfect paperweights in the office.  Enjoy the pics!

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6 Responses to "PHOTO GALLERY: My 1st Schuco"

  1. Karsten says:

    Err, well, maybe toddlers will be baited by this, but ages 5 and up will be served better with a Playmobil Porsche, VW or the James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

  2. ilka says:

    Don’t wanna burst anyone’s bubble, but kids have enough choice with hotwheels nowadays, and ability to build tracks as well. I remember being kid the least toys i liked were the “child-oriented” childish-looking like. I remember that annoying feeling that it’s almost insulting that grown-ups think of you like you’re such a dumb person, that you deserve special caricaturely childish toys.

    And also i don’t think you should get your get into liking something, it’s the best way to make a kid NOT to like something, heh. I was raised not knowing about vintage race cars, none of my parents were into that thing really, but i liked some unusual cars from childhood, and once upon a time i visited a diecast shop by myself at the age of 8, and stared at all those C2-C3 corvettes, Chaparrals, Ford GT40s, various Le Mans prototypes with my jaw being dropped. This was a beginning of 30-year-lasting passion by now.

  3. George K says:

    This article is sort of ridiculous. Can we move on please?

    • DS Team says:

      Hey, have a little respect for those that contribute to the site. Just because the source material doesn’t appeal to you that doesn’t mean it won’t help others.

  4. George K says:

    With all due respect, I have to say that I agree with Ilks’s observation that kids, just as I remember when I was that young, didn’t want a childish cartoon-like version. They (and I) wanted the coolest, most realistic car possible. These might work for a 3 yesr old, but that’s about as far as it goes.
    Please get back to the underlying purpose here- well modeled replicas of the real things.
    Thank you.

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