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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:43 PM

Can anyone tell me if MIRA is still in business?  I have aquired a 53 Chevrolet pickup by MIRA that needs some parts but I can't find anything on the web about the company.  I found the truck at one of the thrift stores in town.  95% of the truck is in great shape but I need some parts to fix the rest.  If anyone has any information on this company, I would appreciate a shout back.  This may be the first of many posts as I have gotten the bug for diecasts, big time !!!  Thanks in advance for your help.

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#2 OFFLINE   Mike K

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:10 PM

:welcome to DX, Clyde!

I think Mira is long out of the 1:18 business, I do know they made some Ferrari's including the 348 and 512 TR.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:10 AM

:welcome and the 512 tr had snow tires :giggle

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:05 AM

View PostCRoe47, on Mar 2 2009, 09:43 PM, said:

Can anyone tell me if MIRA is still in business?  I have aquired a 53 Chevrolet pickup by MIRA that needs some parts but I can't find anything on the web about the company.  I found the truck at one of the thrift stores in town.  95% of the truck is in great shape but I need some parts to fix the rest.  If anyone has any information on this company, I would appreciate a shout back.  This may be the first of many posts as I have gotten the bug for diecasts, big time !!!  Thanks in advance for your help.

Clyde

This is who now owns Mira and contact information I hope this helps

Mira Juguetes
Mira, S.A.
Avenida Del Juguete,
S/N. 03440 IBI (Alicante) Spain
Tel: 96/555 17 00 (3 Líneas)
Fax: 96/555 12 23
(Purchased by Solido / Majorette as of September 2000)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

View PostBobbybear, on Mar 3 2009, 03:05 AM, said:

View PostCRoe47, on Mar 2 2009, 09:43 PM, said:

Can anyone tell me if MIRA is still in business?  I have aquired a 53 Chevrolet pickup by MIRA that needs some parts but I can't find anything on the web about the company.  I found the truck at one of the thrift stores in town.  95% of the truck is in great shape but I need some parts to fix the rest.  If anyone has any information on this company, I would appreciate a shout back.  This may be the first of many posts as I have gotten the bug for diecasts, big time !!!  Thanks in advance for your help.

Clyde

This is who now owns Mira and contact information I hope this helps

Mira Juguetes
Mira, S.A.
Avenida Del Juguete,
S/N. 03440 IBI (Alicante) Spain
Tel: 96/555 17 00 (3 Líneas)
Fax: 96/555 12 23
(Purchased by Solido / Majorette as of September 2000)


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:19 PM

Thanks to all who replied especially Bobbybear for the address.  You guys are the greatest.

Clyde

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:56 AM

I am looking at a nice F50 model, but I know only Bburrago, Maisto and Hotwheels. Today I received my Hotwheels F50 and as with the Maisto it has rubber mirrors. I hate rubber mirrors, these things point to any but the correct direction. So another big disappointment.
Now I found on the web an unknown brand called Mira. Even on this forum it has never been mentioned. It seems to be a cheap marque, sometimes  together with Solido on 1 web page.
Here is a F50 I found:
http://www.marktplaa...reviousPage=lr#

The side mirrors look to be casted as the Bburago's. Also the headlights are wrong as on the Bburago's. But it is not a complete Bburago diecast because the rear clamshell has the correct angled opening line.
Anyone knows the history of this brand?

Anyway it seems the perfect F50 diecast model doesn't exist. Very disappointing.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

i havent seen their F50, but their 348. and the only good thing about it, was the working pop up light.
so the quality level might be as good as Maisto/Bburago at best

Edited by Alex SZ1996, 07 January 2015 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:45 AM

I have a testarossa by them it's ok the lights pop up but the wheels are terrible
As spanish firm that went out of business a while ago I believe......

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:13 AM

Yeah they've not been around for several (well, many) years now. The quality is not that great imo.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:47 AM

Mira=really bad models.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

Not sure about that F50 but I did own 2 Ferraris from Mira briefly. IMO if you are after a decent F50 you best put your money towards a Hotwheel, Maisto or Bburago. The only novel thing they ever implemented is the working popup lights on some of their models like the 512TR and 348TS I owned. The overall details are woeful and the tailights are just solid piece of plastic. The biggest issue with these Mira model is the gross inaccuracy with the body shape. 512TR has narrow body and the 348's nose is too wide and blocky. Nasty stuff, stay away i'd say.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:32 PM

To my knowledge Mira didn't do the F50.... I have their 348 and F40...OK pop up headlamps, but no opening front :bawling:   OK for their era and price point,....i.e. mid 90's and <$20....  :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

Mira is a very low quality brand. A toy at most...

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

Legend has it that they got the old and worn Politzel tooling out of a dumpster and started using it and that they used Mercury laden Chinese drywall and lead Paint to build them. J/K

Calling them a budget die cast is an insult to other budget diecast that really try.

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:29 AM

Thank you for your comments. I will stay clear of Mira

View Postjazzy426, on 07 January 2015 - 12:17 PM, said:

Not sure about that F50 but I did own 2 Ferraris from Mira briefly. IMO if you are after a decent F50 you best put your money towards a Hotwheel, Maisto or Bburago. The only novel thing they ever implemented is the working popup lights on some of their models like the 512TR and 348TS I owned. The overall details are woeful and the tailights are just solid piece of plastic. The biggest issue with these Mira model is the gross inaccuracy with the body shape. 512TR has narrow body and the 348's nose is too wide and blocky. Nasty stuff, stay away i'd say.
I have now in my possession F50's from Maisto, Bburrago and Hotwheels. They are all disappointing for several reasons. I am going to strip them all down and build one good F50 out of it with the usual additions of photoetched parts and some homemade stuff.

View Postmairandeddy, on 07 January 2015 - 12:32 PM, said:

To my knowledge Mira didn't do the F50.... I have their 348 and F40...OK pop up headlamps, but no opening front :bawling:   OK for their era and price point,....i.e. mid 90's and <$20....  :rolleyes:

Yes they did a F50, check the link at the beginning of this thread. It's like they mated the front of a Bburrago with the back of a Maisto.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:37 AM

I bought a Diablo from them several years ago, terrible out of scale model!
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