Category Archives: NEWS

Special Issue #3

Throughout the subscription build of the Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partwork build-up, Eaglemoss offers some ‘Special Issues’ for purchase. These issues are automatically sent after a notification email and are billed in addition to the monthly subscription. If you do not wish to receive them, you must notify Eaglemoss in advance via phone at (800) 261-6898 or via email at customerservice@eaglemoss.com.

The first Special Issue was a 1:24 scale Eleanor and the second one was a Wall Clock. This time, I received an email regarding another Special Issue – a Clear Acrylic Cover for the Display Base:

As a subscriber to the Eleanor Mustang Build-Up Collection, we are writing to tell you about the upcoming Eleanor Mustang Build-Up: Crystal Case!

Enhance your Eleanor Mustang scale model and protect your Eleanor Mustang with the stylish crystal case.

As a thank you for your loyalty, we are offering you this fantastic special issue for only $82.95 plus $12.95 shipping and handling.

Since I display all of my complete partworks in a glass cabinet, I do not need or want this case. I called Eaglemoss Customer Service to opt out.

Kits 59+ Delayed

Sadly, due to an out-of-stock Issue 16 magazine for Kits 59-62 at Eaglemoss, our Eleanor Mustang build is on hold for the foreseeable future.

Eaglemoss Customer Service USA did post this to Facebook on November 22, 2021 regarding the latest status:

Good morning,
Today I am focusing on the status of the Mustang Eleanor build stock levels
There is no stock available for the following stages as of this morning:
stages 17/68
Magazine – for stages 35 to 38
Magazine – for stages 59 to 62
(Please keep in mind that stock levels change throughout the day)
If you next shipment includes any of the above stages/mags than I am sorry to say that we will not be able to dispatch until the stock is available.
Currently inbound we have the following stages:
23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31/32/33/34/35/36/37/38
Free gifts
Screw box/License Plate/Travel Mug top-ups also included in these containers.
Stages from 71 to 90 are also included in the above update as the highest available stage now is 70.
The above was/is due to reach US soil from 10th Nov into the new year across several containers.
Once these stages are in the system, your shipments will resume as normal. If you are not waiting on the above stages and have not received a parcel for some time this may be due to a “free” item being out of stock.
We advise that there is at least a minimum of 14-day difference from port to warehouse and once on site the stock will be booked into our system.
USA subscriptions are set up differently from the EU/UK and any “free bonus” items are locked into the cycle, this means the service team are not able to skip if out of stock. I arranged for the introduction of an IOU notice as a trail run, this has now been adopted for most of our subscriptions. If any “free bonus” item is out of stock an IOU will be included and once that item is available, it will be included in your next parcel.
I hope the above helps to explain the current stock status for this build.
Kind regards,
Brett
P.S. any dates provided are subject to change


UPDATE January 3, 2022: I checked again today and the Issue 16 magazine is still out of stock.


UPDATE February 3, 2022: I checked again today and the Issue 16 kits 59-62 are still out of stock.


UPDATE February 15, 2022: An update from the Eaglemoss Customer Service USA page on Facebook. I am still waiting on the magazine for Kits 59-62:

Good afternoon,
Let’s focus the status of the Enterprise build stock levels
There is no stock available for the following stages as of this morning:
stages 32, 36 or 63
Magazine for stages 59 to 62
(Please keep in mind that stock levels change throughout the day)
If you next shipment includes any of the above stages/mags than I am sorry to say that we will not be able to dispatch until the stock is available.
Currently inbound we have the following stages:
stage 36 and the magazine for staged 59 to 62
Once I have an ETA on when we can expect them to reach US soil I will update this post.
I have also requested when we can expect inbound stock for the other stages.
Once these stages are in the system, your shipments will resume as normal. If you are not waiting on the above stages and have not received a parcel for some time this may be due to a “free” item being out of stock.
We advise that there is at least a minimum of 14-day difference from port to warehouse and once on site the stock will be booked into our system.
Kind regards,
Brett
P.S. any dates provided are subject to change

UPDATE March 30, 2022: A general update from the Eaglemoss Customer Service USA page on Facebook:

Hi
You may all be wondering why I have not been posting of late stock updates for our active collections.
We are in the process of transitioning to our new warehouse. Right now, we are not going to be able to give you accurate stock information or guaranteed shipment dates.
While we are working to restock our merchandise as quickly as possible, we are also preparing for the move. Some of our restocked merchandise is being delivered to the new warehouse in preparation.
We may show an out-of-stock pop up for you right now when you call in. Until our move is complete the inventory counts and availability is only showing for one of the warehouse locations. This means anything is in stock at the new warehouse is not going to show as available to our agents until the move is complete.
While we are starting with the oldest collections stock levels are changing so much giving a clear figures now would be confusing and misleading.
Stay tuned for more updates soon
Brett

Special Issue #2

Throughout the subscription build of the Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partwork build-up, Eaglemoss offers some ‘Special Issues’ for purchase. These issues are automatically sent after a notification email and are billed in addition to the monthly subscription. If you do not wish to receive them, you must notify Eaglemoss in advance via phone at (800) 261-6898 or via email at customerservice@eaglemoss.com.

The first Special Issue was a 1:24 scale Eleanor and the second one is this Wall Clock. It is about 8″ square with a black wooden frame enclosing a metallic speedometer face. The three-handed clock mechanism is battery powered. I was charged $35.95 USD for it and I actually think it is actually a very nice product!

Free Gift #5

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang model build, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first four consisted of a Poster, a Collector’s Binder, a Full-size Metal License Plate, and a Heated Travel Mug. The fifth and final gift is this Display Base which arrived with my shipment of Issues 9 and 10 (Kits 31-38).

The Display Base consists of a fairly simple black wooden frame. The frame is finished with a matte lacquer paint and the corner seams are filled pretty well. It is 27″ W x 14-1/4″ D x 1-9/16″ in size, but the plague mount at the front adds another 7/8″ of depth. At the front, there is a glossy faceplate with the Eleanor logo in full color (under a protective film in this image):

This design is slightly different than what is advertised on the Eaglemoss website (shown below), but it is perfectly acceptable:

I won’t be using this base as my partworks are in a display case, but it is a nice plinth to display the completed model on!

Special Issue #1

Throughout the subscription build of their 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partworks build-up, Eaglemoss offers some ‘Special Issues’ for purchase. These issues are automatically sent, and are billed in addition to the monthly subscription. If you do not wish to receive them, you must notify Eaglemoss in advance via phone at (800) 261-6898 or via email at customerservice@eaglemoss.com.

This first Special Issue is a 1:24 scale die-cast version of our Eleanor Mustang from Greenlight Collectibles.

I was charged $25.95 USD for it and it arrived in a few days. The rubber tires rotate, the doors open, and the detail is quite good.

Unfortunately, the trunk and hood do not open and there is no engine. In the model car world, this is typically called a ‘curbside’ style.

Ironically, this is not an item unique to our build as you can just buy it on Amazon, but it is still a nice gesture. I tend to have smaller scale models displayed with my large partwork cars, so this will make a nice addition to my collection!

Free Gift #4

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang model build, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift is was a Poster, the second a Collector’s Binder, and the third a Full-size Metal License Plate. The fourth gift this Heated Travel Mug.

This is a insulated metal mug with built-in 12V heater to keep your beverages toasty! The handle and removable lid are plastic. It includes a cigarette lighter adapter and a decent length of cable. On one side are the Eleanor and Gone in 60 Seconds logos:

The opposite side has a cute quip about the consequences of not locking your car:

This is actually one of the nicer gifts I have received along with a partwork model. I am sure it will see some use! The remaining gift to arrive (at least in the USA) is the Display Base.

Free Gift #3

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang model build, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift is was a Poster and the second was a Collector’s Binder. The third gift is this Full-size Metal License Plate.

This is a metal replica of the plate seen on the car in the Gone in 60 Seconds film. It arrived loose in the shipping box, but was wrapped in plastic. It is embossed around the letters and appears to be painted with the graphics. Not too bad for something free. Do be careful though, the edges are extremely sharp!

The remaining gifts to arrive (at least in the USA) are:

  • Heated Travel Mug
  • Display Base

Free Gift #2

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang model build, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift is was a Poster and here we have our second gift, this Collector’s Binder. These binders can be used to safely store your magazines after you use them.

While the first Collector’s Binder is free, future binders are shipped at extra cost and will be charged to your credit card automatically during the build. If you are not interested in receiving these additional binders, let Eaglemoss know by calling their Customer Service department.

The remaining gifts to arrive (at least in the USA) are:

  • Full-size Metal License Plate
  • Heated Travel Mug
  • Display Base

 

Eleanor Sweepstakes

Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club has announced a sweepstakes promotion related to our Eleanor Mustang! One lucky winner will be flown to the Eleanor factory (Fusion Motors in California) for a tour, get to drive a real Eleanor, and meet Ms. Halicki herself. Fifteen second and third place winners will also receive prizes.

Be sure to enter before 11:59am EST May 12, 2021! You can find details at the link below:

Ride Aboard the Eleanor Mustang Sweepstakes

Shop is Open!

I have had many visitors ask about the tools and supplies that I use to build my partworks, so I have created a ‘Shop‘ over at my main build site with Amazon links to most of the items I have used along the way. All proceeds go towards supporting my site costs, not for profit. I hope you all find this helpful!

Go to Shop

If you want to build this specific partwork, check out the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang ordering page!