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The wheels on some of them are awful so I don't think I would buy the Alfa
The gap between the front bumper looks quite clumsy and the hingeson the bonnet are worse than a Bburago! For £30 at my hobby shop, it can rust on the shelf!
 
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I just got the Escalade ESV and aside from afew things i think its a great model.I would say its around Autoart quality in my opinion.
 

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Judging only from the pics, with those huge panel gaps I wouldn't expect much from the car. I would like to see a thorough review of the model before buying.
 
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Thanks for the feedback, folks. Based on the pics, I thought they were nice enough looking, but wouldn't invest in one unless I was paying less than $20 or so. Even then, they look like they would need a little touch up. Hopefully, I can find an UT Alfa (yeah, right) and I can forget about these!
 

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Right now I'm kind of upset with Ricko. Exoticar said the 1:18 Cadillac Sixteen had July delivery! Its mid August now and the model still isn't out yet. Whats the deal there? :ranting
 
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Uhhhhh, may just be me but I wouldn't be upset with Ricko, I'd be upset with Exoticar. They are NOTORIOUS for "pre-listing" cars, making up release dates, saying they have things in when they do not and so on and so on and so on. I've seen no other dealer who has given any release date on these. My advice is stick to reputable dealers and avoid Exoticar like the plague.
 
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I would have to agree with VLB the gap in the door just messes up the whole look of the car. As for the bumper looks as if its going to fall off.
 
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From what I've seen, they (RICKO) seem to make an attempt at some detailing while on the other side take some of the tooling quality out to preserve product costs. As far as the Alfa 156GTA Racing, it probably wouldn't be too bad if it is under $25.00 (in my humble opinion).

NEAT CAR / SUBJECT.....

I would rank my experience with them somewhere near a Solido / Burago / Maisto, depending which car and what area your looking at......
 
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I only have one Ricko model and that is the 1939 (or is it '37? dunno off the top of my head) Wanderer roadster. I got it in trade and was very disappointed. From a distance, it looks like a great 30s roadster model, but it isn't much on closer inspection. First off, it is light.....very light. Lots of plastic and worse, lots of PAINTED silver plastic where they should and could have used chrome. The dog leg hinges inside are ATROCIOUS!! I was insulted that a model car manufacturer could put out a model like this.

It had lots of potential, but fizzled. I would stay away from Ricko. Their Continental looks bad too. Sorry, but I have been tempted to go for the Caddy CTS, but each time I remember it's a Ricko, I back off.

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Ricko seems to be very much on the bottom end right now.
Their Alfa 33.2 has to be one of the worst represented scale models I have ever seen :ranting
Doesn't even look like the car it is supposed to be! :eek:ops
 
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Well, since I've managed to score the UT Alfa, I've cooled off a little bit on the Ricko. I've seen the 33.2 in person and thought it was downright horrible.

I just know from the responses here that I'll definitely have to see one of the 156s in person before I decided whether or not to get one.
 

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Since everybody seems to be bashing Ricko, I think I'll jump in. The one thing that will keep me from even considering a Ricko is their pitiful CTS-V. All that wait and for what?! It looks like Picasso made a model car. :puke
 
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Speedfiend said:
Since everybody seems to be bashing Ricko, I think I'll jump in. The one thing that will keep me from even considering a Ricko is their pitiful CTS-V. All that wait and for what?! It looks like Picasso made a model car. :puke
well, I'd say not to judge a company on one model but rather on each model you may be interested in. I disagree with bimmergirl on the Lincoln and think it looks light years better than the CTS. Also, the pics I've seen of the Escalade ESV and posts I've read on some forums from people who have bought it make it look and sound like it is extremely well done.

if you judged a company on one miss it would be very hard to find any diecast to buy. Kyosho BMWs are great but their Mercedes stink. Highway 61 has produced some wonderful stuff but in my opinion their new Mustang is a miss. I've seen high end stuff from the likes of Lanes and GMP that were misses and even AutoArt has missed (didn't they do a Lambo with and upside down dashboard?). And lets now even start talking Ertl.

My point is buy what you like and like what you buy and look at each release on its' own merit and not based on a mistake the manufacturer may have made with a different car.
 

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wdc said:
Speedfiend said:
Since everybody seems to be bashing Ricko, I think I'll jump in. The one thing that will keep me from even considering a Ricko is their pitiful CTS-V. All that wait and for what?! It looks like Picasso made a model car. :puke
well, I'd say not to judge a company on one model but rather on each model you may be interested in. I disagree with bimmergirl on the Lincoln and think it looks light years better than the CTS. Also, the pics I've seen of the Escalade ESV and posts I've read on some forums from people who have bought it make it look and sound like it is extremely well done.

if you judged a company on one miss it would be very hard to find any diecast to buy. Kyosho BMWs are great but their Mercedes stink. Highway 61 has produced some wonderful stuff but in my opinion their new Mustang is a miss. I've seen high end stuff from the likes of Lanes and GMP that were misses and even AutoArt has missed (didn't they do a Lambo with and upside down dashboard?). And lets now even start talking Ertl.

My point is buy what you like and like what you buy and look at each release on its' own merit and not based on a mistake the manufacturer may have made with a different car.
:iagree

I like my Ricko CTS-V :cheers (though it wasn't what I expected after all the wait......)
Like the other post said, Ricko models seems to be VERY light.. lots of plastic used.... even my ONLY MotorMax is heavier :confused
 
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I never judge a model car maker by one model, since I personally have had some AAs that haven't been up to snuff, but Ricko seems to getting lots of negatives lately. I would probably get a Rickos if it was the only model made of a particular car and I wanted it bad enough, since Ricko can't make all their models as bad as my old Wanderer.

Anybody here got Ricko models other than the Escalade and Caddy that you can recommend?

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I recommend the Vector. Ricko is the only maufacturer to make the Vector 8 Twin Turbo. I have been waiting for this model for years to come out and they did a surprising job on it. I have both Red and Black, picked up at local hobby show for $24 each, no tax. It looks great next to the Countach models. It has 3 openings, both doors, scissors style, engine cover, and a trunk under rear wing. Even the headlight covers open in vector fashion, sort of venesian blind style.

The stance is right, good proportions, and its the only diecast Vector out there. I will be getting their RS200 Escort street car once it hits the states. That is my recommondation to you. If you have any exotics, you need this model. For the money ($20-$32) you can't beat it.
 
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