If I remember correctly these are indeed lower priced than normal Minichamps models. My guess is that they will be at least as good as the inexpensive models they made for Beanstalk (like the Ford GT Concept). Anyway I plane on getting the DB9 as soon as it hits the US :happy
I am in the market for a Vanquish and DB9 model and was directed to GPL.com. The Solido 1:18 DB9's look great (very nice red/green combo for the coupe and covertible) and also saw the Minichamps 1:18's. I will definitely wait to see which colors Minichamps offers for the DB9's.
I don't wish to sound like a diecast snob, but if quality has taken a tumble, i shall not be buying it. I'd rather spend 40-50 pounds and have a model i am proud of, instead of a slightly 'rough round the edges' cheapo effort.