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Bburago still has the license I think. I'm not sure how long it will last.
Also there are many details about the license: exclusivity, scale, sealed versus open, etc.

Like at the moment, Bburago seems to have the exclusive 1:18 licence, but BBR (using Almost Real factory) is finalizing the F12 tdf, and at the same time many resin companies are making 1:18 Ferrari's. So sublicense from Bburago?
 

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I had such high hopes when Bburago got the license and they've done almost nothing with it...Considering that Ferrari is at an all-time high in popularity I doubt there's no interest or market for affordable diecast models for both collectors and toys, but alas, Bburago/Maisto just doesn't seem interested. Or maybe they hold some weird license where they can make only some cars and/or Ferrari just wants only some cars to be diecast while the rest to remain expensive resin versions... who knows... All I know is I don't like it, lol...
 

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What was the time limit for the bBurago/Ferrari licence?
Does anyone know?
And it has been mentioned before on various threads, the copyright on 'shape' is 25 years.
Any Ferrari before 1993 can be reproduced, although it might not be permitted to call it a Ferrari.....
 

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We are definitely missing out on quite a few Ferrari's based on their production releases in the past couple years that I would love to have in my collection. BBR's prices are just too entirelhy high to justify a purchase.
 

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Adding to this old thread because I haven't really found the answer I'm looking for, and I didn't want to start a new thread....

There's a big gap in the mid-range, $100~300, that I'm hoping some one will fill when it comes to modern day Ferrari.

Maisto/Bburago has the low-end, and then the next step is the premium resin models $400+. That's a big gap. It took Hotwheels a long time to churn out decent quality models really worthy of the Elite tag, it seems Bburago has a long way to go based on what I've seen online. (In fairness, I have not seen a Bburago Signature model in person).

I'm happy to see entry level resin brands creating some interesting cars, but it seems they are only making classic cars and modified cars, nothing modern.

BBR has the diecast F12 TDF, and interesting enough, I can't find any mention of partnership with BBR and Maisto/Bburago on the box. We all have Kyosho Ferrari with both Kyosho and Hotwheels' logo on the box, right?

Can someone explain the details of the Ferrari license exclusivity? Is it tied to material choice? (diecast vs resin). Is it tied to car model year? (classic vs modern).

I'd love to see modern Ferrari models in the mid-range, weather it's diecast/resin/sealed/whatever, in 1/18.
 

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Can someone explain the details of the Ferrari license exclusivity? Is it tied to material choice? (diecast vs resin). Is it tied to car model year? (classic vs modern).
I was wondering about this once, as Hasbro/TakaraTOMY were unable to reproduce the Ferrari 458 Italia for a figure in their Studio Series line of movie Transformers figures, where nearly all of the cars to date were licensed from the manufacturer. It turns out that TakaraTOMY have a line of Ferraris under their Tomica line of diecast cars, but take a look at the copyright information at the bottom of the page.

Produced under license of M.C.G.: Maisto and Bburago.
 

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Well GT spirit’s been making older (to me) Ferrari models like the f40 f50. Looks promising. I always wondered what happened to their 458 liberty walk but I would prefer a stock 458 nowadays
I had a GT Spirit Liberty Walk 458. I sold it when prices went crazy. I had the Aventador too, I sold that when prices on those went mad too.

The AutoArt 458 Libery walk was withdrawn, apparently they showed it a Toy Fair and a Ferrari rep handed them a writ to remove it (so I heard)
 

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Given BBurago who currently hold the license (and have done for some time since winning it from Mattel who were doing a decent job) don't seem to be producing many models with it, and what they are producing is mainly toys rather than collectibles, I was wondering what the future holds in store for collectors of one of the most iconic marques in automotive history.

I've collected many different car manufacturer models but would love to see Autoart or someone with equivalent ability start producing fully opening mid-high quality Ferrari models. KK Scale have been doing a sterling job with closed lower priced Ferrari models, as have GT Spirit with the resin examples, but there's definitely a hole in the mid-high quality fully opening segment of the market since Kyosho and Mattel exited it.

Is it likely that Autoart will ever attain, or Kyosho REgain the license and fill that hole. Perhaps Lambo, who seems to have the inside scoop on Autoart could shed some light on this issue.

Perhaps even someone like Norev, who make some great mid-range models at competitive prices, could step up and take a shot at it.

What do you guys think?
 
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