Thursday, March 2, 2017
Lamley Showcase: 2017 Majorette Vision Gran Turismo 5-car set & singles.
It's gonna be a good year for Majorette. Or better, it is going to be a good year for those that collect Majorette. But I have said that before. We can just call it is theme. Majorette is doing some awesome stuff.
They recently sent over some of the new product for 2017, and it really is cool. Majorette takes an approach that is different than Matchbox and Hot Wheels, and it makes for a nice change from what collectors of the Mattel brands are used to. Majorette goes all in.
One example is when a new tool is made, you will quickly see it in a few colors and decos, and those will be repeated in other sets. It doesn't take 2-3 years to accumulate a few versions. Another example is this new Gran Turismo set. Instead of doing one model, they did five new tools. The models are released as singles and in a set, with some exclusives in each.
And with Majorette mostly focused on contemporary cars, these Gran Turismo Vision Concepts are a very nice fit. These models are based on the concepts car manufacturers made for the Gran Turismo video game. The Nissan Vision 2020 is the most well-known - Hot Wheels and Tomica Limited Vintage have done replicas - but there are four others as well. Majorette did them all.
They sent over both the singles and the set, and I opened them on the YouTube Channel (which you should watch first to see the packaging and model names):
And photographed them below.
The question always comes after a Majorette post: Are they coming to the US? The answer is they are working on it. In the meantime, we can be envious of our overseas friends, and maybe set up some trade situations. The models are well worth it.