The last time I received any parts for my 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partwork build-up was November 2021. Then, in July 2022, the entire distributor Eaglemoss/Die-Cast Club just flat went out of business.
Now, after more than a year, our Eleanor is returning back to life through Fanhome! And thankfully, they are allowing ex-Eaglemoss subscribers resume our subscriptions from any point after Issue 1 – in my case the next shipment will be Issue 16 with Kits 59-62.
As of right now, they can only ship to the USA, UK, and Germany. The links to sign back up can be found below:
Shipments are expected to begin by the middle of March in the USA, but as early as the end of January 2023 for UK/DE customers. Additionally, Fanhome has said that FREE GIFTS will be included along the way, but they may be different than what Eaglemoss offered.
I have had a great experience with Fanhome so far and am looking forward to completing my Eleanor Mustang!
UPDATE May 25, 2023:
I have received my first shipment of the Eleanor from Fanhome containing Kits 59-62. Therefore, the build will resume here shortly!
Also, Fanhome has said that returning US/UK/DE ex-Eaglemoss customers will have until around the end of 2023 to re-subscribe. This is to allow for excess stock to be released in other countries. If you have not subscribed yet and plan on it, now would be the time. If needed, you can subscribe and contact Customer Service to put up to 3-months hold on your deliveries.
UPDATE April 12, 2023:
Fanhome has announced that this build will go LIVE on April 26, 2023 in the US/UK/DE. The payment/shipping process should occur automatically for those customers who have already re-subscribed. If you need to subscribe, head over to the Fanhome website.
UPDATE April 24, 2023:
A new update from Fanhome has been provided:
As you may have seen we have sent out the promised emails with an update for both collections (Eleanor and DeLorean) on Friday to confirm the go live date was moved from the 24th to the 26th of April for builders in the USA/UK & DE.
On the 26th we will be releasing the collections one at a time to make sure there are no issues or bugs, payment requests will happen automatically, and you can keep track of your order via our friendly customer portal. If you don’t see a payment request on the 26th please do not be concerned as it may take a day or two to show on your payment method.
Some good news to start with, we have no returning customers who will be affected with any out of stocks issues when this collection goes live on Wednesday. Some customers (34 in total) in the USA who are due issue 9 will receive a plain disc brake, however later issues will have the upgraded drilled versions. We will be offering a replacement part for this item and will update you once confirmed how to request it. This action was taken as we did not want to hold up anyone’s build for this one part. All other disc brakes have been upgraded and issue 9 will also be upgraded in a future production run. We are also shipping to USA packets of four upgraded disc brakes for any retuning customers who have not yet upgraded and will provide more details once available on how to claim them. (UK/USA and DE)