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Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2016, news from the toy fair

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Jan 2016, 16:29

Dear friends,
it's time again to have a look at the agglomeration of hobby news which traditionally come up when the majority of the more important manufacturers are showing their latest projects at the annual Nürnberg Spielwarenmesse.
This years fair will be held from 27.01. to 01.02. and although it is still 4 more days until it finally starts, a great deal of hobby news has already been published during the last few days.

Will start with the good news which leaked through so far. :xd:

ACE:
72166 - BTR-70 (late production), soviet/russian 8-wheeled APC
72169 - 2S23 "Nona-SVK", soviet/russian 8-wheeled fire support APC with 120mm rifled mortar
72171 - BTR-80, soviet/russian 8-wheeled APC
72173 - "Tajfun-M", russian 8-wheeled security APC for strategic rocket units, "Topol Guardian"
72174 - BTR-82A, soviet/russian 8-wheeled APC
72175 - BTR-3E1, ukrainian 8-wheeled APC
72176 - BTR-3RK, ukrainian 8-wheeled anti tank APC
72177 - GAZ "Tiger", russian 4x4 multipurpose all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle
72178 - SPM-2, 4x4 police version of the "Tiger",
72179 - "Tiger" 6A, russian 4x4 multipurpose military vehicle
72180 - "Tiger"-M with mounted Kornet-EM ATGM
72182 - GAZ-66, soviet/russian 4x4 all-road military truck
72183 - BM-14-17-M, soviet/russian 140mm multiple launch rocket system mounted on truck
72420 - VBL, french light armoured vehicle, short version with 7,62mm MG
72421 - VBL Milan, with light anti-tank missile & MG
72423 - VBL Mistral, long version with air defence missiles & MG
72424 - Centauro B-1T, italian 8-wheeled tank destroyer, lenghtened recce variant
72425 - Centurion Mk 3, british MBT (Korean War)
72426 - Centurion Mk 5 MBT (Vietnam War)
72427 - Centurion Mk 5 MBT (Israeli Defense Forces)
72428 - long range Centurion Mk 3/5 MBT with external fuel tanks
72429 - FV 4005, experimental tank destroyer with 183mm gun on Centurion hull
72430 - LAV-150, us/portuguese 4×4 amphibious armoured car/APC with 90mm gun in turret
72431 - V-100 (XM-706E2), us 4×4 amphibious armoured car/APC
72532 - Renault AHN 3,5t truck with Holzgasgenerator (wood gas generator)
72536 - Laffly W15T, french light artillery tractor
72538 - W15T leichter Radschlepper, captured & modified version
72541 - T-60 soviet WWII light tank, 1942 GAZ plant production
72542 - BM-8-24, Katiusha on T-60 chassis
72549 - Humber Super Snipe, british staff car + 2 figures (Field Marshal Montgomery & driver)
72550 - Humber Super Snipe Saloon, british WWII staff car
72551 - Humber Super Snipe heavy utility car 4x2 (station wagon, woodie)
72558 - Mercedes-Benz W150, Typ 770 "Großer Mercedes", WWII german open top staff car
72559 - Mercedes-Benz W150, Typ 770 "Großer Mercedes", Cabriolet F (7 passengers)
72560 - Mercedes-Benz W150, Typ 770 "Großer Mercedes", Cabriolet D (5 passengers)
72562 - 57mm Gun M1 (early version), us WWII AT gun
72563 - Ordnance QF 6-pounder Mk 2, british WWII AT gun
... + some more earlier announced kits which I forgot to add. Will post the missing ones later.

Attack:
72895 - SU-85i (soviet WWII assault gun on Panzer III chassis)
72896 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F "Eastern Front"
72897 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F "Africa"
72898 - LT-40 (LT vz. 40c, scout version armed with 3 MGs) Slovakian Army eastern front 1941/42
72899 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F "Captured"
72900 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. C "Africa"
72901 - Marmon Herrington Mk.II (Hobby Line)
72902 - Marmon Herrington Mk.II (Profi Line)
72903 - Mercedes Benz L1500S, light truck 4x2
72904 - Mercedes Benz L1500A, light truck 4x4
72905 - Phänomen Granit 25H Sankra, Ambulance (Krankenkraftwagen Kfz. 31, including interior details)

Dragon:
7523 - M103A2 heavy US tank

Flyhawk:
3002 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. L "Luchs"
3013 - Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. L "Luchs" (different variant, maybe 5cm KwK version)

IBG:
- WWII hungarian "Turán" tank versions
- WWII hungarian "Zrínyi" assault gun versions
- at least two WWII japanese tank designs
More than welcomend development after their already surprising line of Toldi tanks & Diamond T trucks! :yeah:

ICM:
72472 - G4 (1935) german WWII staff car with soft top (snap fit kit)

Maco:
7219 - Sd.Ah. 52 & Sd.Ah. 57 Munitionsanhänger für leichte Flak, 2 ammo trailer for mobile AA guns
7220 - Pz.Kpfwg. II Ausf. L "Luchs"

ModelCollect:
72021 - T-62 soviet/russian MBT
72043 - Sechsachsiger 80t Flachwagen SSyms 65, german six axle heavy railway wagon
72045 - S-300 (SA-10 "Grumble") soviet/russian AA missile system on mobile launcher
72046 - 4K51 Rubezh costal defence system, SSC-3 mobile missile launcher
72047 - BM-30 Smerch (9K58) soviet/russian multiple rocket launcher
72048 - russian MAZ-7410 with MAZ-796 semi-trailer
72049 - mobile MAZ-74106 air search radar 64N6 "Big Bird" support for S-300 missile launcher
72050 - BMP-3 with ERA reactive armour, soviet/russian amphibious infantry fighting vehicle
72055 - BMP-3E IFV
72056 - GAZ-66 russian/soviet military truck
72074 - E-50 with 88mm gun
72077 - M983 Hemtt Tractor with Pershing II intercontinental ballistic missile
72??? - iraqi T-55 Enigma MBT
72??? - 9K720 Iskander, russian mobile ballistic missile system

Revell:
2519 - modern British Infantry (re-release)
2522 - modern German Army Crisis Reaction Forces -KRK (re-release)
2532 - WWII German Paratroopers (re-release?)
2533 - 1980's Soviet Spetsnaz (Esci/Italeri re-release)
3251 - Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L (re-release)
3302 - T-34/85 (re-release)
3304 - T-55A (NEW kit)
3303 - RT-2PM Topol, russian mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (Zvezda re-release)
5145 - Sunseeker "Predator 108", power boat/yacht


Toxso:
- M109-A2, 155mm self-propelled howitzer
- M109-A6, 155mm self-propelled howitzer
- M109 AL, 155mm self-propelled howitzer Israeli Defense Forces
- ZSU-23, soviet/russian towed 23mm twin-barreled AA autocannon
- ZSU-23-4 "Shilka", soviet/russian self-propelled AA gun
- PT-76B, soviet/russian amphibious light tank
- MT-LB, soviet/russian multi-purpose amphibious APC
- T-55, soviet MBT
- 203mm howitzer M1931 (B-4), soviet WII heavy howitzer on tracked chassis
- 10,5cm leFH 18 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen 39H(f), german 105mm howitzer on Hotchkiss H39
- Flakpanzer I, self propelled 20mm FlaK38 AA gun on Panzer I chassis
- Sd.Kfz. 138/1 "Grille" Ausf. M, self-propelled 150mm infantry gun on Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) chassis
- Set of german WWII staff: officers, NCOs, radio operators, female auxiliaries (looks very much as being sculpted from Caesar)

Trumpeter:
1671 - "Shenzhou-10", chinese manned spacecraft
7303 - "Jiaolong", chinese manned deep-sea submersible

Zvezda:
5023 - Tiger II (snap fit)
5039 - T-34/85 (snap fit) - Already Released!
5044 - SU-100 (snap fit)
5046 - BMPT "Terminator" (snap fit)
6132 - WWII Soviet Staff
6133 - WWII German Staff

Although quite light in terms of new 1/72 figures, still a good start for 2016 I would say.
Lets hope that there will be more announcements by the time the fair starts!
Surely we'll receive more detailed info about new kits from IBG and Dragon, but maybe also some news from Pegasus, Master Box, Roden, S-Model, Mirage, First To Fight, MK 72, HobbyBoss, Aoshima, Emhar, Heller, ... .
Any 1/72 signs of life from Preiser or Italeri would be greatly appreciated as well.
In the meantime Waterloo1815, Caesar, RedBox, Ultima Ratio, Orion/Haron & Strelets will manage to supply us for another year or two ... .

Best Regards

PS
I took the freedom to underline my "momentary" highlights. Hope this won't cause any confusion or the like. :mrgreen:
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 24 Jan 2016, 00:01

Thank you, nothing desperately exciting for me, but the Centurions could well tempt me.
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Posted by Jesse on 25 Jan 2016, 13:03

T-55A!!! I've been waiting long to get some decent T-55s in 1/72 that is not the 1958-version and with an AA-MG on the turret. The lack of those in 1/72 even made me buy the Tamiya T-55A in 1/35 scale, and I VERY rarely buy kits in 1/35! Nice to see that the T-55 "Enigma" might be released as well, although I have the Black Dog conversion set for the Trumpeter T-55 mod. 58 already, but haven't built yet. We'll see if I ever will if the new kit comes out...
The ZSU-23 is a must also, I've just bought a toy pick-up truck were it can fit nicely!
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Posted by KenzoSato on 25 Jan 2016, 23:05

Fantastic
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Posted by MicroWorld on 27 Jan 2016, 16:56

Erich von Manstein wrote:Any 1/72 signs of life from Preiser or Italeri would be greatly appreciated as well...

PREISER - http://figuren.de/showpage.php?Neuheiten_2013&SiteID=92. No new 1:72 figures and very few 1:87.
ITALERI - http://www.italeri.com/imgup/Preview%20Italeri%202016%281%29.pdf. The only new figures are "Union infantry" (#6177) and "Confederate infantry" (#6178). But I think these sets are ex-ESCI.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 27 Jan 2016, 17:21

A few confirmed announcements to add to the list.

ACE:
72165 - GAZ-69 light truck with GAZ-704 trailer
72167 - GAZ-69A light truck
72172 - BTR-80A, soviet/russian 8-wheeled APC
72530 - 105mm howitzer M2A1 (M2 gun carriage)
72531 - 3inch AT gun M5 (M6 carriage, late version)
72547 - US 155mm howitzer model 1918 (pneumatic wheels)
72552 - Humber Super Snipe 8cwt, british WWII lorry (FFW - Fitted For Wireless)
72554 - Kfz.1, Mercedes-Benz W136K Typ 170VK Kübelwagen, german WWII staff car
72556 - Mercedes-Benz W136 Typ 170V Polizeitourenwagen cabriolet, WWII-era police car
72557 - Mercedes-Benz W136 Typ 170V Personenwagen sedan, WWII-era 4-door limousine
72422 - VBL, french light armoured vehicle, short version with 12,7mm heavy MG
Those are the earlier announced kits I forgot to list last time.
Btw, here's a link to their 2016 news catalogue:
http://www.acemodel.com.ua/pages/ace_2016.pdf

Airfix:
6304 - USAAF "8th Air Force" Bomber Resupply set (WWII us airfield support set)
including
- Autocar U-7144-T tractor, 4-ton, 4x4 (G-510) with F-1 fuel trailer
- Chevrolet M6 bomb service truck with M5 bomb trailer
- Cushman Model 39 3-wheel Package Car
After the already released & similar RAF set, this looks like another worthwhile compilation of really useful & so far non-existent plastic kits in 1/72!

Italeri:
6050 - Zulu War British Infantry (re-release)
6051 - Zulu Warriors (re-release)
6097 - WWII soviet ZIS-3 AT gun with crew (re-release)
6099 - WWII D.A.K. Infantry (re-release)
6113 - Bastogne December 1944 Diorama Set (2 figure sets, 3 tanks, 2 AT guns & several ruins + accessories, all re-releases) already available
6115 - Pax Romana Diorama Set (4 figure sets, all re-releases, wargame rules, includes new MDF laser cut Roman Villa)
6116 - Operation Cobra Diorama Set (2 figure sets, 2 tanks, 2 half-tracks & accessories, all re-releases, includes new MDF laser cut Modular House)
6117 - Gulf War "25th Anniversary" Box (2 different tanks & 2 helicopters, all re-releases)
6175 - La Haye Sainte Barn (new MDF laser cut with etched details) already available
6176 - La Haye Sainte Stables (new MDF laser cut with etched details) already available
6177 - ACW Union Infantry (Esci or Accurate/Revell re-release???)
6178 - ACW Confederate Infantry (Esci or Accurate/Revell re-release???)
7522 - Sd.Kfz. 142/1 Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G (2 new Fast Assembly kits per box)
See Italeris complete 2016 catalogue here:
http://www.italeri.com/imgup/Preview%20 ... 281%29.pdf
Not much 1/72 related news apart from the laser cut buildings & the FA tankdestroyer, but their catalogue lists -as always- many more items in other scales & areas as well, 28mm, 1/35, 1/48, airforce, navy ... .

Best Regards
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 28 Jan 2016, 15:28

First pictures showing all kind of manufacturers and scales:
http://www.primeportal.net/models/nuremberg_2016.htm

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_AE_1.htm

More pictures will be added during the next few days.

A very incomplete list of announced stuff:
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... _2016.html

Should receive some updates as well.


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Posted by Jesse on 29 Jan 2016, 09:57

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 Jan 2016, 20:10

Good find Jesse! :yeah:

1/72-wise I was only able to detect a few Airfix, IBG, ICM, Pegasus & Revell snapshots so far.

The photo-galleries receive daily updates at the moment though.
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_AE_1.htm

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_VH_1.htm


Today I recognised some other nice 1/72 news in the www.

S-Model:
720057 - Matilda II CS
720088 - Sd.Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad with 88mm Raketenwerfer 43
720133 - M3A3 light tank (in british WWII service)
720176 - Pz.Kpfw. 35H 734(f), captured Hotchkiss 35H version
720181 - Renault R35 light french tank (late version)
All already released and, as always with S-Model, 2 kits per box.

Furthermore they still announce these kits here.
- Matilda II
- Panther Ausf. G late
- M40 Recoilless Gun
- M274 "Mule", 1/2 Ton, 4X4 light utility truck
- Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. A

UniModels:
271 - Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J
374 - Sherman M4(105)
Its most likely that UM will make as much use of the Panzer III chassis as possible. So we can expect some more Pz. III based kits in the future it seems.

And I forgot to mention an Airfix
50178 - "Battle of the Somme Centenary" WWI playset, which seems to contain their ancient 1/76 brit. & ger. infantry, Mk.I male tank & a rather newish Fokker E.II Eindecker plane with a dioramabase.

Best Regards
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Feb 2016, 12:48

May I ask why do you think the Italeri ACW boxes will contain Accurate or Esci figures? They had their own boxes of both sides' infantry and cavalry, plus a single artillery box, so I'd say their own figs will be re-released.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 01 Feb 2016, 13:14

If it would be Italeris own sets, why should they furnish them with new catalogue numbers then?
Their numerous re-releases during the last years always kept their original numbers afaik.
The original ACW infantry sets were numbered 6012 & 6014.
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Feb 2016, 13:56

Erich von Manstein wrote:If it would be Italeris own sets, why should they furnish them with new catalogue numbers then?
Their numerous re-releases during the last years always kept their original numbers afaik.
The original ACW infantry sets were numbered 6012 & 6014.


Ah, good point, totally avoided my watchful eye.

Well, that could happen...tho it'd not be a really good choice since their own figures are better than both manufacturers' kits for the most part.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Feb 2016, 19:44

Very good to see the pictures. Mrs B,likes your new Profile Picture! BB
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Feb 2016, 18:15

After this year's fair came to an end on Monday, it could be the time for a final appraisal now.
But some belated news from the fair first.

First To Fight:
- 40mm Bofors AA gun, polish WWII version
- 75mm armata wz.1897, modernized polish version (pneumatic wheels) of the famous Schneider field gun
- 20mm Flak 30 AA gun
- 105mm leFH 18 field howitzer
Hopefully with crews included!

IBG:
72031 - "Otter" light reconnaissance car, canadian & south african WWII armoured car
72032 - Chevrolet C60S Holmes breakdown wrecker, canadian built 4x4 3ton cab.13
72033 - Stridvagn M/38, swedish WWII-era light tank Landsverk L-60 S/I
72034 - Stridvagn M/39, swedish WWII-era light tank Landsverk L-60 S/II
72035 - Stridvagn M/40 K, swedish WWII-era light tank Landsverk L-60 S/III
72036 - Stridvagn M/40 L, swedish WWII-era light tank Landsverk L-60 S/V
72037 - Type 89 Yi-Go japanese WWII medium tank, early production
72038 - Type 89A Yi-Go japanese WWII medium tank, mid production
72039 - Type 89A Yi-Go japanese WWII medium tank, mid production & late turret
72040 - Type 89B Chi-Ro japanese WWII medium tank, late production
72041 - Type 89B Chi-Ro Otsu japanese WWII medium tank, final production
+ another "secret item"
:yeah:

ModelCollect:
72051 - 130mm mobile coastal defense gun A-222 "Bereg"
72064 - T-64BM MBT
72066 - T-72BM model 1989 with cage armour
72069 - E-75 Stug with 128mm gun
72??? - 120mm self-propelled mortar/cannon 2S31 "Vena"
72??? - BMP3M IFV with cage armour

their latest january releases
72036 - E-100 StuG
72039 - E-100 schwerer Panzer Ausf. B
72059 - T-64AV MBT
72060 - Russian T-80UK MBT
72061 - Russian T-80UE-1 MBT

Trumpeter:
7136 - IS-7 soviet heavy tank
7137 - BTR-70 early version APC
7138 - BTR-70 late version APC
7139 - T-62 Mod.1960
7140 - T-62 MBT Mod.1962
7141 - T-62 Mod.1972
7142 - T-62 BDD applique armour Mod.1984
7143 - IS-4 soviet heavy tank
7144 - T-80B MBT
7145 - T-80BV MBT
7245 - Panther Ausf.D
7246 - Panther Ausf.A
10 new kits announced + the 2 constantly reoccurring Panthers.

An updated (but still very incomplete) list and several (also updated) photo reports.
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... _2016.html

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... _JLF_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_VH_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_AT_1.htm
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellu ... r_AE_1.htm

Without any doubt, I really cannot see an end to the so called "Golden Age" in 1/72! :thumbup:
All those vehicles need crews & other accompanying figures.
For example, there clearly is a reciprocal relationship between IBGs "Otter" and Strelets south africans or Dragons + IBGs japanese tanks and several related & more recent figure sets (Waterloo1815, RedBox & Strelets).
And thats only the plastic producers I listed here. If we would include all those fine 1/72 resin & metal manufacturers out there, any hobby-news-list would be significantly larger.
Another excellent year and no end in sight, at least in my book.

Best Regards & Happy Modelling!
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