Monday, June 27, 2011

Introducing Oxford Diecast (drumrolls, please)...

Any time we add a new line to our ever-growing list of products, it's kind of like Christmas around here - minus the footed jammies and hot cocoa - although we do like to slide down the stair banister when the boss isn't looking.  But even without the jammies and cocoa, it's still very exciting as we receive the packages and get to open every single one and meticulously inspect the little gem that is hidden inside. 

The staff here at is very happy to announce a new line, Oxford Diecast, which has brought fourteen new items (and counting) to our inventory!  Oxford has made a wonderful line of the most popular WWII warbirds from both the Allied and the Axis forces, all in 1/72 scale. 

For starters, there's the Spitfire Mk. I, piloted by Sgt. Ralph Havercroft of the No. 92 Squadron in August, 1940.  The Spitfire is a very well-known British plane being the only fighter aircraft to fight in front line service during WWII.  This plane was first introduced in 1936 with it's first flight taking place in 1938, and then living a long and happy service life until it was retired by the RAF in 1955.

Other than the Spitfire, Oxford has produced models of the Hurricane Mk.I, F4U-1 Corsair, Tempest Mk.V, Mosquito FB.VI, and the Fw 190A-4 to name a few.  If you would like to see a complete list, please click here.  The current line has fourteen different models, and eight more are going to be released within the next few weeks!

How do I love Oxford Diecast?  Oh let me count the ways...these models are great quality.  Each plane has finely textured surfaces, authentic markings, and a well-equipped cockpit with a glazed canopy.  Included is a printed stand showing the plane and pilot information, and you can even pose the plane flying at various angles.  For the affordable price of $20 a piece, this is a great item for a brand new collector, or even a younger collector for that matter.

You know that feel-good feeling you experience when you walk into your office, flick on the switch, and see the light gleaming off all your little beauties that are lined up perfectly in a row?  Yeah, we'll throw that feeling in for free.

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