Can you believe we're over half way through the year already? At times, 2020 has felt like being on a rollercoaster in the middle of an earthquake, but thankfully we have had our beloved COBI sets to ground us in the here and now. And the clever people at COBI have not disappointed us with their ever evolving quality and quantity of new releases arriving from Poland week on week, even during lockdown.
So, this week for a bit of fun, I asked Neil what he thought our top 10 best selling tank sets were so far this year. He got about 50% of them right only in the wrong order! There were even a couple of surprises on the list.
Here are our top 10 best sellers so far this year (as of 16th June) and what our customers have said about them:
"This is a superb model, COBI sets are extremely realistic and highly recommended plus the superb service from Bricktanks." ~ Mark A
"Cobi have outdone themselves...this one now sits right near the top of my favourites! Everything about it looks right. The new approach to the gun mantlet is clever, and the tracks run beautifully." ~ Edward T
" I would highly recommend it as a first set." ~ Jacob T.
"As the months pass Cobi produce better and better models. This little one is so detailed and accurate! There are other manufacturers who produce brick tanks, don’t waste your time buying them!" ~ Nigel L.
"Really nice kit to build. Lots of little details like the Afrika Korps seal and the toolbox on the back." ~ ónal
"Big fan of the Stug, this is my first Cobi variant, looking forward to more of them!" ~ John
"Great model can't wait to order more." ~ Justice C
"As the proud owner of 32 Cobi vehicles and 28 aircraft, I can honestly say this is one of their best." ~ Mark C
"I was very satisfied with this set. It exceeded my expectations and at such a great price I highly recommended for a starter set with hours of fun included." ~ John F.
"Amazing set and rapid delivery. Really enjoyed building it." ~ Luis H.
"Amazing set! Perfect detail as always and typically fantastic service." ~ Andy D.
"The tank itself is remarkably detailed, and works both as a toy and an educational model." ~ Gavin L.
"The kit is just awesome." ~ Nick K
"Great kit. Fills the gap that the three coloured camo tiger left when it was discontinued." ~ Nick B.
"Really happy with all my purchases , good quality products delivered very quickly." ~ Neil B.
"...overall it is just amazing. Well done!" ~ Samuel P.
6. Panzer VIII Maus ('World of Tanks') - Lego compatible COBI 3024 - 890 brick heavy tank - Last 11 then unavailable until October
"My son got it for Christmas! 4,5 Hours to assembly :), but after it a real deep sleep at night..." ~ Vermacy
"Model Looks great." ~ Jake C.
"A great build and looks very good, a quick service from the company." ~ Phillip B.
“As a big LEGO enthusiast happy to confirm these WWII Cobi models are on a par in terms of quality. This particular version of the PKW VI aka the Tiger is by far the best to date in terms of accuracy and looks and displays really well - but also great toy for younger enthusiasts." ~ Peter G.
"The quality of the bricks and other parts is high. It's an impressive weight and size too." ~ Alan J.
"My 11 year old really enjoyed making and playing with this at Christmas. It's now looking good on his shelf." ~ Jo S.
"This Cobi set is a must buy for any tank enthusiast, easy to put together and highly detailed." ~ Kieran
"Another amazing Cobi tank... The turret rotates smoothly, the tracks work well on carpet and the machine gun is pretty manoeuvrable." ~ Adam C.
Well there you go. Were you surprised by any sets in particular making it into the top 10? I must admit, we weren't expecting to see the Valentine and so close behind the Panzer III set in popularity.
Have a great week
Zoë & Neil and the Bricktanks Team
P.S. Don't forget Father's Day this sunday and we are also preparing a spare parts order from COBI's website, let us know if you need anything: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few reminders:
- DISCOUNT CODES: When you sign up to a free BrickTanks account you automatically earn Panzer Points which eventually add up to discount codes which you can redeem against future orders. There is also an automatic 10% gift bundle discount applied when you purchase 5 or more smaller sets at less than £15 each.
- PRICE-MATCHING: If you find a Cobi set we stock cheaper and available elsewhere including P&P, please email us and we'll do our best to price match for you: email@example.com
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