I think it is game over…
I popped into Coop on the weekend (Aeschenplatz, BS) to pick up a few things, and have noticed that shop has stopped stocking 1-75.
Migros, Dreispitz yesterday – although they had 1-75, these models actually date back the 2010 range and this time last year. How do I know? Exactly the same models on the pegs which have not been re-freshed.
For me, it is all over in CH. You can get diecast but the main players are SIKU, Majorette, and to a degree HW (even the 2011 models are few and far between).
Matchbox – forget it.
Well done Mattel – you look like you have single handedly killed off an entire market without even bothering to give it a crack.
The ugly sister will not go to the ball.