Step into the world of “The Blue Lotus” with the captivating red opium truck, immortalized in a 1/24 scale diecast model by Moulinsart in collaboration with Hachette. This collector’s item, inspired by Hergé’s love for vehicles, promises to transport enthusiasts back to the riveting narrative of Tintin’s adventures.
In 2008, Moulinsart, alongside Editions Atlas, introduced a collection of diecast 1/43 scale model cars, featuring all seventy vehicles from Tintin’s escapades. Now, this new collaboration with Hachette unveils a series of 1/24 scale models – larger, more opulent, shining like the sun, with wheels that turn to captivate collectors and fans alike. The meticulous attention to detail ensures that every stroke from Hergé’s masterful pen is faithfully represented.
The red opium truck, a standout from “The Blue Lotus,” holds a prominent place among these exquisite models. Encased in a Perspex case adorned with an adventurous design, each model stands at the box dimensions of 26 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm, emphasizing the larger scale of this captivating collection.
Crafted from painted metal with resin and plastic components, these diecast cars stand as artistic tributes to Hergé’s legacy. The bilingual brochure in French and English enriches the collector’s experience, providing deeper insights into the historical and artistic significance of each model.