The DiecastSociety.com team was extremely impressed with Solido’s presence at the 2020 edition German Toy Fair. The team is definitely not resting on past success, and the exciting examples upcoming for 2020 include some American muscle in the form of modern Mustang and Challenger, also there is another classic Porsche due based on the 964 platform. Speaking of Porsches, we’re going to highlight a couple of late 2019 releases, the Bronze 1977 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera and the Minerva Blue 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe. Each model is crafted in diecast metal. Retail is less than $70 CND.
From an exterior execution aspect, each example does display well. Based on the images we examined the overall design and shape are pretty damn good. Paint treatment is on par with the model’s price point, in our opinion very good. Exterior graphics in the form of “Carrera” are present on the side of the 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe. The application here appears without issue.
As you know or should know Solido is manufactured in good old diecast metal. Each example here is sealed with the exception of the doors, more on this below.
The front of each piece is simplistic in design. Each mirrors the original well. There are added exterior lights to the Minerva Blue 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe – headlights on each are good, to say the least. As you move upwards you find the antenna for each in the closed position.
The backend of each example are somewhat more advanced than the front. Nice attention to the taillights are surrounding glass. Emblems are simple decals. The major difference in attitude between the two is the proverbial large ducktail spoiler on the Minerva Blue – it fits like a glove and is signature Porsche! No access to the motor is available, however, Solido does provide some detail on the base of the model – exhaust and lower motor workings.
Wheels are each example are accurately trimmed… the wheel itself features sufficient detail for the price point. The backend apparatus of the rotor and caliper are simplistic in design. We adore the added Gold/Black mix found on the Minerva Blue; it definitely wins the peacock award!
Access to the interior is accessible. The Bronze example features a Beige interior with a Black dash. The detail is limited and there exists no seat-belts or carpeting on each model. The Minerva Blue interior is completed in all Black which continues with uber sporty feel.
All in all, what Solido delivers are two good replicas of two classic Porsches. One is subtle and allows one to review and appreciate the lines of the 911 while the other is a more aggressive example with a pop of colour and outrageous rear wing. In our opinion Solido is the new Bburago, they continue to impress and bring value to the scale model hobby and they continue to do so in diecast metal. And speed to market is far better than their immediate competition. We’re looking forward to the 2020 examples. Enjoy the pics!
I get emails from Selection RS – a French company that markets diecast cars, etc. In one of the most recent emails from them, they listed a Solido Prosche diecast in 1/18th scale. This example is a 1973 Porsche that raced the the Targa Florio. The Solido part number for this diecast is MAP02181018. I emailed Solido asking if this is a new offering or, if this is a discontinued diecast that is no longer available. Have not yet heard back from Solido. In the meantime, I was wondering if your organization has any information on this particular Solido diecast model. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thanks!
Tony Scheurer – USA
We’re not too familiar with their full assortment, so no comment on the above. Did you review the 2020 Catalogue?