Schuco Piccolo Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner Race Car Models
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Stromlinien, in Drawer Box.
This is one of the series of three that were the first Piccolo's to be re-issued by the revived Schuco company and dates back to November 1994.
It is a re-issue of the Mercedes Benz Stromlinien and comes in a luxurious silver-colored box with an "etched" picture of the real car.
Being the first re-issue, the paint is a lot "rougher" than later issues and the model does not yet carry a race number.
The model was made for the Daimler Benz Museum and it was really this small series that started the renewed interest in Piccolo's.
It was a limited edition of only 2,000 pcs.
Scale: ca. 1/90
Length: 49 mm / 1.92 inch
Weight: 32 grams
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Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Stromlinien in Drawer Box
Schuco Piccolo Hendrix Set.
The Hendrix Set was a significant step in the history of the Piccolo's. After the bankruptcy of Schuco in 1976, only Werner Nutz, who had bought some of the moulds, attempted to re-issue Piccolo's but he died before he could get the production really off the ground.
In 1992, the Hendrix Company commissioned a set of Piccolo replica's to be made. This is the set that ultimately would become known as the "Hendrix Set".
It was basically this initiative that triggered the true re-issues by Schuco a mere 2 years later.
As far as can be traced back now, these were true "replica's" and not "re-issues" as the models were not made with the consent of Gama, than owner's of the Schuco Trademark. Nowhere on the box or on the models does it mention "Schuco" but the models are referred to as Piccolo's.
The original bottom plate of the models was robbed of all original markings which were replaced by a plain "Hendrix" script.
It is rumored that the molds in which the models were cast were made as plain copies of vintage models.
The sets are individually numbered and not more than 500 were made.
As with all "recognized fakes" this set is now also appreciating in value quickly and not easy to find.
Schuco Piccolo Hendrix Set
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Stromlinien, Messe 1996.
Issued in February 1996, it was issued as a gift for "friends of the house" of Schuco at the 1996 Nuremberg Toy Fair.
It carries a red Schuco logo print on the doors and a black "Messe 1996" print on the hood.
Only 1,000 pcs were issued!
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Stromlinien Messe 1996
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner GP Car, Scuderia Lufthansa Classico.
Issued in June 1996, this model was made as a promo for German Airline Lufthansa.
It is a W916 Stromlinien race car in navy blue and special yellow print.
Limited edition of only 500 pcs.
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner Scuderia Lufthansa
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner GP Car, Langenburg Classic.
Issued in September 2002, this model was made as a promo for the "Langenburg Classic", a veteran car rally in Germany.
It is a W916 Stromlinien race car in silver metallic with special green print and detailing.
Limited edition of 3,000 pcs.
Schuco Piccolo Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner GP Car Langenburg Classic
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