The Nuremberg Toy Fair is one of the biggest events on the model collector’s calendar. It’s where hundreds of the world’s leading toy, games and model manufacturers come together to showcase their wares and entice new distributors. Of course, Drake Collectibles was there.
In addition to showing off the wide range of high quality diecast merchandise that Drake Collectibles is already known for, we had a brand new item on display, and one with special significance to us.
The Kenworth T900 made its debut at the Brisbane Truck Show back in 2017 and made a tremendous impression on the crowds there. Therefore Drake Collectibles thought it would only be fitting if, two years later, a perfectly-detailed scale recreation of the truck were to debut at the upcoming Truck Show. In the meantime, the prototype model made its exclusive premier at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
The model version of the Kenworth T900 Legend on display was not the final production colour, which will match the original livery. It was also announced at Nuremberg that the Brisbane Truck Show will be the first place people can order their own Kenworth T900 Legend, and that there will only be 514 units made available in total.
Also on display was the newly-released Freighter skels, available in a range of colours, and come complete with the details that make Drake Collectibles models stand out from the crowd, such as working suspension. The skels are designed to accommodate 20 foot, 40 foot or even 45 foot containers just like the real thing.
Not for sale, but also drawing the crowds, was a specially-modified fat cab provided by one of our avid collectors. The blue-grey livery was enhanced by specially customised LED lighting that simulators the look of the real thing, including the beacons on the roof and working headlights. It’s a unique look that we’re sure will look stunning on a display shelf.
The show was a tremendous success and there will be a lot of new models to talk about in the near future, so contact Drake Collectibles for further details.