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Yesterday I sent an email out regarding Minichamps 1:18 & 1:43rd 2012 Formula 1 Show Cars. I have just been advised that there is no pricing on the email. Pricing structure is as below.

1:18 RRP: $140.00 - Members Pre-Order Price: $135.00
1:43 RRP: $76.00 - Members Pre-Order Price: $72.50 

!!! NEW BIANTE PRE-ORDERS !!!
This car is a true example of an Australian muscle car and Biante Model Cars are excited to announce the opportunity to place your orders for the 1:18 Scale Holden VN SS Group A in Durif Red, the first time this iconic model will be produced in 1:18 Scale. We expect this model to have a regular retail price of $195.00 and is currently undergoing development by Biante Model Cars.
 
1:18 Scale Holden VN SS Group A - Durif Red
Item No. 
B182706A
Limited Edition: T.B.A
Release Date: Late 2012
Price: $195.00 - Expected Price
Members Pre-Order Price: $185.00 - Expected Price
 

AFTER three years away from racing a Holden product, Peter Brock returned to the General Motors fold in 1991 in something of a marriage of convenience that re-united an old winning combination. Brock had Mobil sponsorship but was moving away from Ford Sierras and former Bathurst-winning partner Larry Perkins had cars and engineering expertise but no backer. So the 1982, 1983 and 1984 Bathurst-winning pilots pooled their resources and joined the Group A touring car trail in ’91 in a pair of Mobil-backed, brand new VN Commodores. The 10-round Shell Australian Touring Car Championship proved to be not much more than a public test session, as the squad developed its new cars. This was at the time of the domination of the mighty Nissan GT-R ‘Godzilla’, rendering the V8-powered Commodores as not much more than bit players in the sprint series.

For the Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst that year, Brock teamed with Andrew Miedecke in the #05 Commodore VN, while Perkins teamed with Thomas Mezera. Things started well in Wednesday practice with no problems and on the first day of qualifying on the Thursday, Brock peddled around the Mountain in 2m17.22s to be fifth fastest. He went even quicker on Friday afternoon in 2m16.44s, thus securing a spot in Saturday’s Top 10 Shootout for pole position - and what a Shootout lap it was! Brock was fourth car against the clock. The Mobil team had left the qualifying engine under the bonnet, so he had nothing to lose with the race engine to be installed later on. It was trademark Brock attacking stuff – the nine-time winner flung the car into McPhillamy Park and promptly had a massive slide over the exit kerb that drew cheers from the fans. Another sideways moment on the exit of the Chase cost further time and, while proving spectacular and giving the fans some fun, it wasn’t quite as quick as it looked. The end result was 2m16.071s and sixth on the grid. It later transpired that Brock had forgotten to adjust the brake bias for a light fuel load, hence the McPhillamy Park moment. “The mob on the hill loved it because I kept the pedal to the metal and drove it to the limit, it wasn’t that bad,” he said.

Things didn’t start so well on race day, when co-driver Miedecke had the #05 Commodore suffer a serious misfire in the morning warm up. It later turned out to be a throttle potentiometer suffering from excessive under-bonnet heat, but it wasn’t the ideal way to kick off the biggest day in Australian motorsport.Brock took the helm of #05 for the start of the race, working his way up to a solid fifth by the time he handed over to Miedecke on lap 30. The former open wheeler ace was seventh on lap 55 and things were looking on target – until the car died on the run to the Cutting. Upon first glance it appeared that the morning warm-up problem had resurfaced, but very quickly the Mobil team, back in the pit lane, realised they could use Channel 7’s in-car camera to spin around and give them a view of the interior of the car.

Via radio they gave Miedecke a ‘crash-course’ in hot-wiring the car back into life and he made it back to pit lane. By the time he returned to the pits and had the problem solved (which turned out to be an overheating warning circuit breaker that shattered and broke the electrical circuit) and rejoined, he was a distant 32nd. For the remainder of the day the duo charged around Mount Panorama, clawing back as many positions as they could with nothing to lose.

By the time the race was over and the Nissan GT-R of Jim Richards and Mark Skaife had claimed the chequered flag, Brock and Miedecke had hauled their way back up to eighth and completed 147 laps, 14 down on the winners. This would later become seventh when the fourth-placed Sierra of Gianfranco Brancatelli and Charlie O’Brien was excluded from the results post-race for a diff irregularity.

Miedecke drove 78 laps, while Brock completed 69 and the car was the eighth fastest in the race with Brock setting its fastest lap of 2m19.18s. It certainly wasn’t an ideal way for Holden’s favourite son to return to Bathurst in one of its products, but race fans were simply happy to see Peter Brock back in a V8 Commodore at the Mountain that made him famous.

Biante Model Cars are very excited to announce the opportunity to place your orders for the 1:18 Scale Holden VN SS Group A, driven by Peter Brock and Andrew Miedecke in the 1991 Tooheys 1000, the first time this iconic model will be produced in 1:18 Scale. We expect this model to have a regular retail price of $195.00 and is currently undergoing development by Biante Model Cars.
 
1:18 Scale Brock / Miedecke 1991 Bathurst Holden VN Commodore SS Group A
Item No. B182706B
Limited Edition: T.B.A
Release Date: Late 2012
RRP: $195.00 - Expected Price
Members Pre-Order Price: $185.00 - Expected Price 
Pre-Order Now  
Further updates and pictures will come as we receive them. 
Holden fans get your orders in ASAP to secure your model

 !!! NEW ARRIVALS !!!
Some new product that arrived today !! A little different than our usual stock but we couldn't pass these up. 
 
7inch Talking Lost in Space B-9 Robot Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head
Made By: FUNKO 
Item No. FUN2663
Price: $25.00
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Speaks when body bobbles
Says "Warning, Warning !!"
        "That does not compute"
        "Danger, Danger Will Robinson !!" 

 
7inch The Munsters "Lily" Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head
Made By: FUNKO 
Item No. FUN6021
Price: $25.00
Order Now
 

 
20inch Green Hornet Black Beauty Polystone Replica w/ Interchangable Guns
Made By: Hollywood Collectibles 
Item No. HOL9242
Limited Edition: 100pcs Worldwide 
Price: $399.95
 
Awesome looking model. Pictures do not do it justice. Comes with display base. COA No. 97
For more pictures please CLICK HERE
 
20 INCHES LONG
 
1:15th Scale Back to The Future II Mk 1 Delorean Time Machine
Made By: Diamond Select Toys
Item No. DMT094739
Price: $69.95
 
1:15th Scale Back to The Future III - Old West Delorean Time Machine
Made By: Diamond Select Toys
Item No. DMT091220
Price: $69.95
 
1:15th Scale Back to The Future III - Old West Delorean Time Machine
Made By: Diamond Select Toys
Item No. DMT091220RR
Price: $69.95
 
18inch Scarface Motion Activated Sound Figurine
Made By: NECA
Item No. NEC42090
Price: $89.95
 
12inch Scarface "Tony Montana" Talking Figurine - White Suit
Made By: Sideshow Collectibles
Item No. SID3403
Price: $69.95
 
8inch Scarface "Tony Montana" Figurine - Grey Suit (Also Available with White Suit)
Made By: NECA
Item No. NEC42093
Price: $25.00
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