I am always happy when a company discovers Saab. It gets really exciting when a new supplier of model cars rushes to the topic and starts with real exotics. The niche in the niche, so to speak, has discovered DNA collectibles for itself. A young company from Switzerland that is internationally positioned.
The DNA Collectibles is managed by the Confederation; is produced in the People's Republic of China, and international shipping is via Hong Kong. A global division of labor is now considered normal, miniatures travel around the globe until they reach the receiver. Nevertheless, I was very excited when I got the Aero X and the NEVS 9-3 Turbo prototype on the table.
NEVS Saab Turbo Prototype
The models are made of resin, and they are not exactly cheap. With around 52,00 €, the NEVS 9-3 Turbo prototype plays in 1: 43 in the higher price league. Since one already has a certain expectation. It will not disappoint, and those who have a sense of the small things in life, who comes at unpacking at his expense.
The miniatures are elaborate and safely packed. After a transport packaging you come across a bag made of fabric with product tag and DNA logo. The bag should also serve to clean the miniature, a small, nice detail on the edge. The NEVS prototype comes in a Plexiglas showcase and is fixed on a plate of Plexiglas. Color and details match the original that is parked in the Saab Museum in Trollhättan. The proportions are executed exactly, the miniature is very consistent. She's in the mood for the original, and I'm sorry that NEVS did not have the courage and the means to produce it. Inside, the Saab lettering emblazoned on the navigation system; it gives pleasure to look at the NEVS Saab turbo. The love of detail and the will to perfection are visible and perceptible.
DNA Collectibles Aero X
Another caliber is the one Aero X, DNA Collectibles delivers it in the scale 1: 18 - a representative miniature. Like the models in 1: 43, the Aero X also comes with elaborate packaging. However, he is not sent in a Pexiglas showcase, but travels on a double executed Plexiglas plate. The unpacking is also enjoyable here, the Aero X does not disappoint. It costs 157,00 € - and offers some dream car potential for the money.
Shape, scale and details are correct. The Lightbar at the rear is ingenious, the Brembo brakes are executed in detail, the view through the panoramic roof like. One more word: it is not easy to reproduce the interior and the special materials used by Saab. Who knows the original, will agree with me. DNA Collectibles tries that - and does it well. The Aero X is an eye-catcher for the desk, the showcase or any collection.
Two miniatures from Saab, both of which I like. They are dream cars that were never to be bought and never will be. As the third Saab, which I did not look at, the Swiss deliver the 9-3 Viggen as a convertible. All vehicles are strictly limited, and the serial number is noted on the bottom plate.
Dream cars for the showcase
The quest for perfection and exclusivity can be felt in the miniatures. The prices are in line with the requirements of DNA Collectibles. However, if you strive for perfection, you must also put up with criticism. The headlights of the Aero X could be a little bit more colored to match the original. And the Saab logo on the multimedia system of the NEVS Turbo prototype sits at the edge of a millimeter at an angle. This is Mäkelei on a very high level. The NEVS prototype and the Saab Aero X are, like the originals, dream cars. In this case for the showcase.