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Old 04-16-2015, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Gemini Jets team would like any collector or customer to meet them in person at the 2015 Airliners International Convention in Atlanta this June..

They will have 3 tables in the display hall..

Please feel free to express your opinions in person as well as recommendations to the President of Gemini as he welcomes your ideas, input and criticism..

He will be most happy to discuss the current concerns as well as solution to anyone's issues..Compliments are welcome too!

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I am planning to attend the show. Look forward to meeting them!
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To bad they could not come to the Toronto show.
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I won't be able to attend the show, but I'll throw my $0.02 into this thread.

My recommendations and how to fix ongoing quality control issues and make better models? Well, these ideas will likely be rejected immediately, as they go against Gemini's business model. But here goes...

Slow down. Focus on 2-3 releases per month (per scale), or if sticking with larger releases batches, spread them out with several months in between. The idea here is to focus on quality instead of quantity. Fewer models being made at a time equals better attention to detail, better control over your product, more time in production, more methods of quality control, more steps in the quality control process, etc.

Raise prices if necessary, BUT ONLY IF THE PRICE RAISE CORRESPONDS TO A DIRECT AND NOTICEABLE INCREASE IN QUALITY. I realize this one might not sit well with the average collector, but nice things aren't cheap. I don't mind paying a premium for a nice model so long as it's worth it. What's not cool is how Gemini has been raising prices over the years, while quality declines. I realize the price hike is likely due to increasing cost of materials/labor, but I would expect an improvement in quality over time, too.

Get tough with the factories. Negotiate for strict terms which forces the factory and the workers themselves to be more accountable for the product they are producing. If an entire run of models is FUBAR, the factory should eat the costs and start over. Perfect example: the recent 1:200 SW new scheme 737. Every pic I've seen shows the same laughably inaccurate nose shape. Those models never should have seen the light of day, yet Gemini rolled with them anyway. Throw that trash out and make the factory pay for it.

Anyway, that's just a start. Although I have a business degree, I admit I don't know everything there is to know about Chinese manufacturing. No doubt my ideas are easier said than done. But I believe if Gemini really, truly wanted to make collectors happy and make their product as perfect as possible, they could. It would just require them to reinvent themselves a bit.

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Some more latin american airlines would be nice too... Just saying..
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Ill be there, and I still have some leftover pics from the AI 1998 and 1999 shows of Andrew Klein naked and autographed pics of me too...
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I agree with Mikes comments above, I'd be happier paying a slightly higher price for more accurate models. Another good example, which has been brought up many times is the weak efforts at GE90-110/115 engines on the 77L/77W...needs to improve please!
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Please improve and update the GE 90 engines for the 777's.
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Ill be there, and I still have some leftover pics from the AI 1998 and 1999 shows of Andrew Klein naked and autographed pics of me too...
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I just want to know what happened to the incredible 1:200 Russell Models line.
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I just want to know what happened to the incredible 1:200 Russell Models line.
funny you mention that, a representative from Russell models will be at the gemini table as well seeking funding for new moulds too..

FYI they ceased production after thousands of complaints about product shortage and huge demand..the owner fled the country with hundreds of thousands of dollars...jacka**
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So if we pay more then Gemini will do better quality control for the customers? No way anybody can tell me they did not notice the FUBAR SWA model, they saw it but shipped it anyway!
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I would SO love to be there, but that just will not happen.

Perhaps one day. Would love to meet you all there.
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To bad they could not come to the Toronto show.

Yes, so true.


I did not enjoy it as much this time by the way
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As mentioned above, is someone could tell them directly to find the old mould's they used on the 737 models and fix that, and the 767 then it would maybe give hope to finally get changes done.
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As mentioned above, is someone could tell them directly to find the old mould's they used on the 737 models and fix that, and the 767 then it would maybe give hope to finally get changes done.
I have a feeling that original, beautiful Gemini 737 nose shape is long gone. We haven't seen it since 2008 or 2009. I'm guessing the mould was lost, damaged, or someone decided to "tweak" it for whatever reasons, and effed it up.

I still remember when people started noticing the changing 737 nose shape back in 2009, and crownvic assured us there was no change to the mould. His explanation was "over zealous" polishing during the manufacturing process.

GARUDAROD's explanation was even better: an "optical illusion" caused by certain paint schemes or lack of eyebrow windows. Umm yeah, okay. I guess that's what's going on with the new Southwest 737. It's all just an optical illusion, guys! The nose actually is shaped accurately. Must be the bright blue paint playing tricks on our eyes.

When I told GARUDAROD I didn't believe that explanation, and that the nose shape was in fact distinctly different on those new 737 releases at the time, this was his reply:

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I beg to differ. I brought up this subject with the President of GeminiJets and that is what he told me. So you can either believe the man who makes all the final decisions on the moulds and models, or form your own opinion as to what the truth may be.
Needless to say, I formed my own opinion... both of the 737 nose issue, and of the leadership at GeminiJets.
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Why would Gemini destroy a perfect mould that collectors seemed to be happy with? It looks like to me from the invite to the the show in June that Gemini is reaching out to collectors. I think this is a great second step, as I'm sure all who attend will be told that QC is paramont and how they will improve going forward etc. That being said I am of the belief that the first step needs to be an open letter to collectors on sites such as this explaining the "new" mould and what they are going to do to going forward to fix the 737 model in adition to other QC issues with what seems like to me from reading this forum other models have. Offering a full refund on the SWA 737 (I do not own this model) needs to be done. I give them credit for trying, I just hope a meet and greet with the Gemini team is not the only plan.
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i would agree with the quality thing.

comcerning mould sharing i'd like to know, if GJ has got any influence on IF/AV to stop using their own 727 moulds for future releases (and use GJs instead)? i've passed at least 5 or 6 models which were released on IF moulds BECAUSE they were releasesd on IF moulds. maybe GJ can fix this issue somehow.
i, as a customer, pay 80EUR for a IF 727 compared to 60EUR for a GJ/JC 727 - for what the **** do they take 20EUR (25% !!!!) more.... accuracy of the mould!??!?

...i would be very happy if anybody here who is able to be in Atlanta would raise up that question ....
i would be even more happy if GJ was able to solve that problem, and Inflight finally uses GJs 727 moulds.
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I hope the GJ 727 mould will be kept unchanged in the future...
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I wish Gemini Jets could go to all the major airliner collectible shows.

As for my two cents...
I think the 737 moulds need to be retooled. And I hope there is a way that Gemini Jets can show preliminary releases including six views of the model. I think it would be safe to say, the research would literally fall into their laps... There are plenty of discerning collectors who would happily advise for FREE where improvements can be made. I don't know what this would cost Gemini Jets, but with a handful of competitors on the rise, they would hit the mark every time if they took this route.
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What show is happening in Toronto, when and where?
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There was a show last Sunday. It was held at the Hilton Garden Hotel near Pearson.

There is another one coming in October. October 4 I believe.
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Shoot, I missed it. Oddly I was plane spotting on Sunday at Pearson! Too bad I didn't know about it or else I'd have certainly dropped in. Where was the info posted? And is there any info available on the October event?
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To bad they could not come to the Toronto show.
OR the London Gatwick show this sunday. and the first heathrow show in 4 weeks time!!
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[QUOTE=Blue Angel No.5;1239729]I wish Gemini Jets could go to all the major airliner collectible shows.

I would be happy with an official GJ rep getting involved with the forums.
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Please Russ, when you see Gemini Jets people try to convince them on doing an AeroMexico B787-8 model!
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Great!!! I have lots of complaints !! I'll be there !! I've been trying to get some spare landing gears for my 757's, 767's and 777's from Nikki but he does not even respond to my at least 7 emails that I have sent to him. The Landing gear quality of the Gemini 200 products has been decreasing through the years, prices are getting up and poor customer service. what is going on !!!????
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Great!!! I have lots of complaints !! I'll be there !! I've been trying to get some spare landing gears for my 757's, 767's and 777's from Nikki but he does not even respond to my at least 7 emails that I have sent to him. The Landing gear quality of the Gemini 200 products has been decreasing through the years, prices are getting up and poor customer service. what is going on !!!????
Nikki is a she....

I agree that the landing gear seems to have become more fragile. An aftermarket pack of gear for sale would be great. I have 6x the BA 757 that are in need of either a right or left gear.
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I agree that the landing gear seems to have become more fragile. An aftermarket pack of gear for sale would be great. I have 6x the BA 757 that are in need of either a right or left gear.
I'm sorry, I didn't know Nikki was a lady. But she use to be really helpful and every time I wrote an email to her, she replied very promptly. But this year, the last email I received from her was that the factory in China was closed due to the holidays, but that was back in 02/03/15.
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funny you mention that, a representative from Russell models will be at the gemini table as well seeking funding for new moulds too..

FYI they ceased production after thousands of complaints about product shortage and huge demand..the owner fled the country with hundreds of thousands of dollars...jacka**
Russell, we can always count on you to provide us with humor and some levity, which is sorely needed on this forum.
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Ain't that the truth!
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more retro birds for the european market please - no 320s - real Oldies!
If you pay for it then it might happen. Otherwise, old euro liveries don't sell except to a very small group of collectors. Ergo, it doesn't make financial sense to produce what you are wanting.
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I'm sorry, I didn't know Nikki was a lady. But she use to be really helpful and every time I wrote an email to her, she replied very promptly. But this year, the last email I received from her was that the factory in China was closed due to the holidays, but that was back in 02/03/15.
...and they just now recently got spare parts from the factory in China, so yes it really did take that long to get the parts that we have been waiting for.
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Does anyone have the dates of the International Airliners Convention in Atlanta in June? I would love to attend that one.
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thanks!!! and for the first time controversy too!
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I have a feeling that original, beautiful Gemini 737 nose shape is long gone. We haven't seen it since 2008 or 2009. I'm guessing the mould was lost, damaged, or someone decided to "tweak" it for whatever reasons, and effed it up.

I still remember when people started noticing the changing 737 nose shape back in 2009, and crownvic assured us there was no change to the mould. His explanation was "over zealous" polishing during the manufacturing process.

GARUDAROD's explanation was even better: an "optical illusion" caused by certain paint schemes or lack of eyebrow windows. Umm yeah, okay. I guess that's what's going on with the new Southwest 737. It's all just an optical illusion, guys! The nose actually is shaped accurately. Must be the bright blue paint playing tricks on our eyes.

When I told GARUDAROD I didn't believe that explanation, and that the nose shape was in fact distinctly different on those new 737 releases at the time, this was his reply:



Needless to say, I formed my own opinion... both of the 737 nose issue, and of the leadership at GeminiJets.
I just love that you decided to quote something today from a conversation made years ago, and pretend it just happened. It really is too bad you cant find the time to visit the Airliners show in ATL, because you especially were one person we were looking forward to meet. You have appointed yourself as the "Expert" on anything related to Gemini, so it is with deep disappointment you wont venture to show up in person.
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I just love that you decided to quote something today from a conversation made years ago, and pretend it just happened.
Hey Rod, I think you need to work on your reading comprehension skills. First of all, in no way did I attempt to portray or imply that the quote from you "just happened." I clearly stated that that conversation occurred back in 2009. For reference and for anyone curious, here is the thread: http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...se-design.html

Secondly, it was entirely relevant for me to refer to yours and crownvic's statements from years ago, because we are once again back on the topic of the Gemini 737 nose shape. It used to be good. Then it got bad. Now it's worse.

So Rod, would you like a chance to redeem yourself? Care to comment on the nose shape on the new GJ Southwest 737 release? We'd all love to know what went wrong, and why those models were released with such a horrific front end. Are you going to tell us it's an optical illusion again? Please let us know what happened to that original GJ 737 nose. It was pretty close to perfect. Maybe you can talk to the president of Gemini again, and see if he'll finally acknowledge the change.

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It really is too bad you cant find the time to visit the Airliners show in ATL, because you especially were one person we were looking forward to meet. You have appointed yourself as the "Expert" on anything related to Gemini, so it is with deep disappointment you wont venture to show up in person.
Wow, I feel honored! I'm no "expert", though. It doesn't take an expert to see obvious inaccuracies like the nose shape on the new SW release. I'm just calling it like I see it, and many others on this forum do the same thing. But hey, it's cool that the Gemini folks are noticing the conversation. I really would love to attend the ATL show this year, but I'll be vacationing in Florida right around that time. Maybe next year, or maybe you guys can come to the Houston show in October.

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If you pay for it then it might happen. Otherwise, old euro liveries don't sell except to a very small group of collectors. Ergo, it doesn't make financial sense to produce what you are wanting.
really? so would you tell me why IF200 just announced the Comet mould?
the Comet was mainly operated by european Airlines.
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Hey Rod, I think you need to work on your reading comprehension skills. First of all, in no way did I attempt to portray or imply that the quote from you "just happened." I clearly stated that that conversation occurred back in 2009. For reference and for anyone curious, here is the thread: http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...se-design.html

Secondly, it was entirely relevant for me to refer to yours and crownvic's statements from years ago, because we are once again back on the topic of the Gemini 737 nose shape. It used to be good. Then it got bad. Now it's worse.

So Rod, would you like a chance to redeem yourself? Care to comment on the nose shape on the new GJ Southwest 737 release? We'd all love to know what went wrong, and why those models were released with such a horrific front end. Are you going to tell us it's an optical illusion again? Please let us know what happened to that original GJ 737 nose. It was pretty close to perfect. Maybe you can talk to the president of Gemini again, and see if he'll finally acknowledge the change.



Wow, I feel honored! I'm no "expert", though. It doesn't take an expert to see obvious inaccuracies like the nose shape on the new SW release. I'm just calling it like I see it, and many others on this forum do the same thing. But hey, it's cool that the Gemini folks are noticing the conversation. I really would love to attend the ATL show this year, but I'll be vacationing in Florida right around that time. Maybe next year, or maybe you guys can come to the Houston show in October.
You know what Mike, I'm getting a little tired of this Pill Box mentality of yours. You feel you have to preach to the world in order to be heard. Regardless if you apologized or not, your little rant about wanting all of the Gemini employees and family to die has no business being in a forum like this. If you had said that to me in a bar, you would have just had your face smashed in and it would be over. but no, you have a public forum that you need to keep whipping up. You and your group of keyboard warriors are exactly the reason we don't participate more in these forums. I read just about everything on here, and while I choose not to comment on most of it, enough is enough already.

As you have blatantly made clear, you don't buy Gemini products any more and you wish we would go away. I've got news for you. This B737 tooling has been out for 5 years now, and you know what, people continue to buy them. The new Southwest model is almost sold out. I sell dozens of them everyday.
If you did happen to purchase this model, and this goes to the rest of you, and you don't like it, send it back to whomever you purchased it from for a refund. That retailer will then contact us to work out with them. While Gemini products may not be your cup of tea, there are hundreds of new collectors who are absolutely thrilled to have such a model. You should see the delight in
kids faces when they walk into the store and get that model they have always wanted. Your rants and tirades not withstanding, people do buy our models and are very happy. If you think you can do better, then I suggest you form your own company and you can make whatever you want, however you want.

Oh by the way Mike, I hope you die from a terrible painful debilitating disease. Oh, I'm just kidding. That makes it okay now, right?
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Like I said earlier, I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet the Gemini People. Please come to the Toronto show in October. Please
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Its nice that Gemini is taking its customers seriously now through in person meetings which i dont think took place before
i am Gemini fan and i urge them to update their molds which i think must be looked after
i) A320 (cockpit windows and nose),
ii) B777 (includes cockpit and engine postioning , landing gears quality as sluggish magnetic gears pop out once you roll them )
iii) No 747 as yet except SP
iv) A380 ( LANDING GEARS are just too fragile they cant even withstand its weight and roll properly especially rear gears
v) 737 mold needs a definate improvement including its wing flex angle and nose most significantly .
vi) No DC-10 /Tristar
vii) No concorde / Tu -144
viii) No A300/A310
ix) No A340-600
x) No Russian i.e AN 124/225

I just brain stormed and made a list if i missed out kindly do add that up here
AND in the last i would urge again to Gemini that dont compromise on overall quality . we collectors are willing to spend but quality issues needs to be addressed
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Regardless if you apologized or not, your little rant about wanting all of the Gemini employees and family to die has no business being in a forum like this.
Rod, since that open threat includes me I'm running different scenarios through my head of different outcomes for our new pal Mikey. I'm wondering how vocal he'd be in person? Those words wouldn't warrant a positive outcome for little Mikey.

Quick observation. Sure I collect these things and have one hell of an impressive collection (thanks to that terrible group at ADI) but these are just ****ing airplane models. It's amusing at this point that threats came about over just that.....****ing airplane models.
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In regards to Hassaans' post,
There is a Tristar Mold from Gemini and an A300 mold, We have the UPS A300 and three Tristar molds from them
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There is a Tristar Mold from Gemini and an A300 mold, We have the UPS A300 and three Tristar molds from them
Thanx for the correction on these two
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You know what Mike, I'm getting a little tired of this Pill Box mentality of yours. You feel you have to preach to the world in order to be heard. Regardless if you apologized or not, your little rant about wanting all of the Gemini employees and family to die has no business being in a forum like this. If you had said that to me in a bar, you would have just had your face smashed in and it would be over. but no, you have a public forum that you need to keep whipping up. You and your group of keyboard warriors are exactly the reason we don't participate more in these forums. I read just about everything on here, and while I choose not to comment on most of it, enough is enough already.

As you have blatantly made clear, you don't buy Gemini products any more and you wish we would go away. I've got news for you. This B737 tooling has been out for 5 years now, and you know what, people continue to buy them. The new Southwest model is almost sold out. I sell dozens of them everyday.
If you did happen to purchase this model, and this goes to the rest of you, and you don't like it, send it back to whomever you purchased it from for a refund. That retailer will then contact us to work out with them. While Gemini products may not be your cup of tea, there are hundreds of new collectors who are absolutely thrilled to have such a model. You should see the delight in
kids faces when they walk into the store and get that model they have always wanted. Your rants and tirades not withstanding, people do buy our models and are very happy. If you think you can do better, then I suggest you form your own company and you can make whatever you want, however you want.

Oh by the way Mike, I hope you die from a terrible painful debilitating disease. Oh, I'm just kidding. That makes it okay now, right?
Jeez Rod, I would have expected the forum's unofficial Gemini spokesperson to take the high road. But instead, you stooped to my level, which is amusing. As you said, I'm nothing but a loudmouth, 1 in a million, keyboard warrior, right?

And I thought Gemini made highly accurate models 吐or collectors, by collectors, not kids toys. Are you admitting to the latter? Don稚 Gemini boxes say your models are not suitable for children under 14? I kid.

But Rod, seriously, in the midst of your little emotional tirade, you (probably inadvertently) revealed exactly what my problem with GeminiJets is: you clearly don't care about blatant accuracy issues such as the SW 737 nose because people are buying the models anyway. And you're wrong when you say I wish GeminiJets would go away; I just wish Gemini would improve themselves, that's all.

But hey, improvement apparently isn't what Gemini is all about. I get that most purchasers of Gemini models aren't super hardcore collectors who post on forums, and don't really care about all the little nitpicky things us "keyboard warriors" complain about. I get that. And Gemini gets that. So where is the incentive to improve if a crappy models sells anyway? I guess there isn't one. You're doing what's smart from a business perspective. But maybe Gemini should quit marketing to collectors, and market more to kids instead?
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But hey, improvement apparently isn't what Gemini is all about. I get that most purchasers of Gemini models aren't super hardcore collectors who post on forums, and don't really care about all the little nitpicky things us "keyboard warriors" complain about. I get that. And Gemini gets that. So where is the incentive to improve if a crappy models sells anyway? I guess there isn't one. You're doing what's smart from a business perspective. But maybe Gemini should quit marketing to collectors, and market more to kids instead?[/QUOTE]

Logical statement...there is always room for improvement, if cost effective, but you hit the nail on the head...the hard core collectorate make up a very small single percentage of buyers of this product..no matter how good it is, someone will find a reason to go on the offensive and attack...again that's why the manufacturers rarely participate on the forums...the bulk of customers are non DACrometer buyers...

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One of the reasons why I sold off most of my Breyer Horse Collection is because nowadays Breyer caters more to kids.

Gemini was our first ever Diecast and I loved the packaging. Most of our models are Geminis and now to find the ever elusive and always sold out Virgin 787-9 and we will be happy
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