Toy Collector Teams with Lamborghini and Egidio Reali for Retrospective Toy Collector is joining up with Lamborghini and modelmaker extraordinaire Egidio Reali for a trip through the brand’s history in small-scale, featuring Reali’s models for Looksmart and The MR Collect
News-Antique.com - Aug 17,2009 - The retrospective will follow the same format as the site’s recent successful joint promotion with Audi UK for the marque’s centenary. Audi’s history was traced in a blog featuring models supplied by Audi’s Accessories division, and this new initiative will look at all the major Lamborghini vehicles created since the brand’s inception - and the 1/43 and 1/18 scale versions created by Reali for the brands he engineers for. Looksmart produces highly-detailed 1/43-scale diecast models, with plans to venture into 1/18 scale, while MR makes highly-accurate 1/18 resin models.
Models for both ranges are designed by Reali in Italy, where the MR models are also hand-made. Looksmart’s models are produced in the Far East. In addition to these two brands, busy Reali also finds time to run the 1/18 diecast Elite and Super Elite series for US company Mattel.
Looksmart’s Lamborghini models run the gamut from the 1963 350GT through the Miura, Urraco, Espada to modern-day models like the Diablo and Gallardo. The company has produced models of almost every version of the Countach and has also modeled most of Lamborghini’s concept cars.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’ Agata Bolognese, Italy and manufactures some of the world’s most sought after super sports cars. With more than 130 dealerships worldwide, Automobili Lamborghini has created a succession of dynamic and elegant sports cars and sedans including the Miura, Islero, Urraco, Jalpa, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, Gallardo and Reventón.
About Looksmart & MR Collection
Looksmart produces very detailed 1/43-scale diecast models, with plans to venture into 1/18 scale, while MR makes highly-accurate 1/18 resin models.
About Toy Collector
Launched in 2008, Toy Collector is a web portal for collectable toy and model enthusiasts designed to allow collectors to share their passions via blogging, discussion forums, picture and video galleries. The site currently hosts over 15,000 toy-related articles and over 40,000 images.
It also offers resources like want ads and a yellow pages suppliers directory and boasts the largest toy-and-model-related event calendar on the internet. In addition to all this, the site also features ToyPedia - a Wikipedia-style online encyclopedia of collectable toys which currently covers over 20,000 items and is growing constantly.