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#1 sjordan2

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

There's some discussion at scalemotocars.com (large-scale site) that new Pocher kits will be announced on January 30 at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. This is reinforced by a Pocher presentation at the Hornby website (they own the Pocher brand). Will these be new kits or reissues? We'll find out.

 

http://www.scalemoto...ch-rumours.html

 

The teaser (no images or specifics) is a bit over halfway through the historical presentation...

 

http://www.pocher.com/


Edited by sjordan2, 23 December 2012 - 08:00 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

If it's on the official website it must be true!

 

Woo Hoo!  :D

 

If this happens, I will be a very happy camper. Can't wait until January 30 to see what the news is. Hopefully an all-new kit, but even reissues of the old kits (at more reasonable prices than what they go for these days on ebay) would be welcome. Wow, this could be really big (no pun intended) for us Pocher builders.  B)

 

Like "the Donald" might say... this is gonna be yoooge!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

If it's on the official website it must be true!

 

Woo Hoo!  :D

 

If this happens, I will be a very happy camper. Can't wait until January 30 to see what the news is. Hopefully an all-new kit, but even reissues of the old kits (at more reasonable prices than what they go for these days on ebay) would be welcome. Wow, this could be really big (no pun intended) for us Pocher builders.  B)

 

Like "the Donald" might say... this is gonna be yoooge!

 

 

Are you waiting with baited breath?  :P  (in-joke)



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

My guess is we will see the F-40 and or the 911 since they probably are most intact. The classics would be even better of a rerelease but unlikely since a lot of the parts were subcontracted to ma and pa shops and I guess Hornby would be out for the biggest bang for their buck.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

My guess is we will see the F-40 and or the 911 since they probably are most intact. The classics would be even better of a rerelease but unlikely since a lot of the parts were subcontracted to ma and pa shops and I guess Hornby would be out for the biggest bang for their buck.

 

 

 

Could be... but IMO any activity regarding Pocher is welcome! I never thought I'd see their return in my lifetime... now maybe it'll happen. Maybe I can finally get a Bugatti for less than a couple grand! (fingers crossed).



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

You must be excited-you double-posted!!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

At least I didn't prematurely post...   :lol:



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

From a South African member at scalemotorcars.com

 

"Hi Skip,
I have been communicating with one of the Lemke folks. Lemke used to be the official distributor of Pocher in Germany for many years. He confirmed that they are working with Hornby to relaunch the Pocher brand in 2013. The will be a line of new models with new materials, though he would not reveal what these would be, nor did he say anything about rereleases of existing models. The launch or announcement is scheduled to happen in Feb at the Nurmberg Toy fair. I guess we dont have too long to wait."



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

A carbon fiber 540K?? 3D resin Royale??



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

A carbon fiber 540K?? 3D resin Royale??

 

At 1:8, you'd have to add a spare room for a Royale.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

 

At 1:8, you'd have to add a spare room for a Royale.

Nah-keep wife's car out and park it n the garage!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

From a South African member at scalemotorcars.com

 

"Hi Skip,
I have been communicating with one of the Lemke folks. Lemke used to be the official distributor of Pocher in Germany for many years. He confirmed that they are working with Hornby to relaunch the Pocher brand in 2013. The will be a line of new models with new materials, though he would not reveal what these would be, nor did he say anything about rereleases of existing models. The launch or announcement is scheduled to happen in Feb at the Nurmberg Toy fair. I guess we dont have too long to wait."

 

Ah, but no mention of scale. We're all assuming 1/8... but it might not be.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

 

Ah, but no mention of scale. We're all assuming 1/8... but it might not be.

Only 4 of us are assuming Harry. There's not a big Pocher following on here...



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Only 4 of us are assuming Harry. There's not a big Pocher following on here...

 

Yeah, I know... but all of us who are into Pochers are assuming. I hope they intend to continue in 1/8.

 

Speaking of Pochers, I just finished another Alfa... I have to get some photos taken and post them, it turned out real nice.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

 

 

 

Speaking of Pochers, I just finished another Alfa... I have to get some photos taken and post them, it turned out real nice.

Gonna hound you 'til you do.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I'd actually like to try one, but not at the prices they put them on Ebay for.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Wonder if they'll bring back the truck kits as well.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

I'd actually like to try one, but not at the prices they put them on Ebay for.


I would also. I hope that they bring out something from the 1930's like a Duesenberg.

Edited by 2000-cvpi, 23 December 2012 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

If this happens, I might actually give one of these a shot. I always thought of Pocher kits as the ultimate in a lot of ways.

 

If they're not stupidly expensive, it could happen.

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Why hasn't this thread been moved to the Big Boyz section ? Just saying.