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MARCH 29, 2013
First and foremost, I'd like to wish all of you and your families a very joyous Easter and Passover season. I'll be visiting out of town family members over the weekend and Jeff will be at the helm while I'm gone. I'll be back behind the desk on Tuesday.

March turned out to be a bit quieter than we had hoped. The expected shipments from Spark Model have been consolidated and will finally arrive here around April 8. It's the usual mass selection of 1/43 scale models - 19 different models from the 2012 LeMans grid for example - including the winning Audi R18 e-tron Quattro seen below.
2012 LeMans Winner
Some long awaited new releases from TSM Model are also inbound, including the 1/18 scale version of the ' Panzer in Reserve' - the never raced Porsche 917 Flat 16 Can Am Prototype.
1971 Porsche 917 Prototype
More than 40 new models from Spark, TSM and Bizarre will arrive in this next shipment, some in very short supply. Check out the entire list HERE

Although it's been available on the web for a while now and a pdf version of Spark's 2013 Catalog has been uploaded to the TMC website for more than a month, the 'official' 2013 Spark New Product List arrived here late yesterday afternoon. We'll upload individual items to Online Shopping as time permits but the biggest news is yet another price increase across the board. For most 1/43 scale Spark models delivered after the current inbound shipment, the price will jump from $67.00 to $74.00. 

Recent price increases by Spark, Minichamps and others will have dealers looking that much harder at their commitments to different product lines. This makes your advance orders more important than ever in order for us to concentrate on the models you really want. I'll post a pdf of the Spark list in the next few days.

For those of you who have a bit more space, Amalgam has announced 1/8 scale replicas of the two Bentley Speed 8s that competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2003, including the LMGTP Class Winner, driven by Johnny Herbert, David Brabham and Mark Blundell. Each will be produced in Limited Editions of just 99 pieces. Production has begun and deliveries are now being arranged. Give me a call at 800.722.8630 if you have an interest.
Amalgam Bentley 8

Due to popular demand, we have added two future versions of AutoArt's 1/18 scale Red Bull X2010 to our 10% Advance Order Discount offer from earlier this month. All 5 versions, including the Sebastian Vettel version seen below, are now eligible for the discount.
AA Red Bull Vettel

All you have to do is type AASpring2013 in the Coupon box when ordering online. If you wish to order in person or by telephone, you must mention this offer to receive the discount.
Again, Happy Easter everyone!

 - Paul