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#26 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

I've just taken a look on ebay as I quite like it, I think I'd like Silver though, BUT the Blue does look good!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:18 AM

View Postnic, on 12 September 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

i think schuco modelled theirs from chassis 067 of the 550 RS Spyder, year 1955...

Hi, the Spyder reproduced by Schuco is chassis 550-0051 you can read the story here: http://type550.com just search for Schuco and you'll get a page for the 1:18 and also the 1:1, this one:
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

Bad news, my Schuco 550 spyder arrived last week... and I'm sending it back to the seller today.
The quality control failed at the factory, and there was a batch of this models that came out with paint problems and badly assembled. If you are planning to buy one, make sure you inspect it or ask for close-up photos before you buy it.

It's a beautiful model, but depending on the batch it came out, you can have a high end model with great looks or a high end model with rat look :drool5:  :giggle:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:25 AM

Totally agree with Lutz on the quality control issue.

I had to go through 3 models before finally getting my one at the local store and even after all that, the stance had issue with jammed suspension and loose rear wheel. Which fortunately were fixable.
(The first one had both the front and rear photo etched badges broken in bits)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

View Post993 Porker, on 04 November 2012 - 02:25 AM, said:

Totally agree with Lutz on the quality control issue.

I had to go through 3 models before finally getting my one at the local store and even after all that, the stance had issue with jammed suspension and loose rear wheel. Which fortunately were fixable.
(The first one had both the front and rear photo etched badges broken in bits)

I had to go through 2 models..., but look on the bright side, we now own a very rare model, I wonder how many of these are in collectors hands?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

I had the model too but returned it back to the seller. Later on I have complained directly to Schuco and they confirmed problems with quality control but they mentioned that there will be a new batch of the model in the begining of 2013 which should be withiot any QC problems. I cannot wait!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

^
That's good to hear! Any news on any other colours?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:54 AM

View Postlazard, on 18 January 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

I had the model too but returned it back to the seller. Later on I have complained directly to Schuco and they confirmed problems with quality control but they mentioned that there will be a new batch of the model in the begining of 2013 which should be withiot any QC problems. I cannot wait!
A new bach is great news, but I hope they don't repeat the numbering...


View PostCraig T, on 18 January 2013 - 01:24 PM, said:

^
That's good to hear! Any news on any other colours?

There was/is another version planned, the replica of James dean's 550 spyder.




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