I recently bought a Siku 5 pack of construction and refuse vehicles.
I previously had the cement mixer, so thought I’d compare, I was a little disappointed.
The cement mixer on the left is the one I had previously, you can see some differences just looking at them. The newer version is less detailed, especially at the back.
I thought at first maybe it was a fake Siku pack , but checking Siku‘s catalogue online, the cement mixer is now like the one on the right.
The Mercedes cab is identical on all three trucks in the pack even having the same registration plate (the only difference being the colours and the Mercedes logo painted on one of the trucks).
The bases are now less detailed, too.
The top base is the older model with four rivet holes and more chassis detail. The lower base is plainer just bearing the Siku name and the CE (European Commission approved logo).
Siku were a premium brand, commanding a higher price than Matchbox, Hot Wheels or Majorette, but their standards seem to be slipping, which is unfortunate.
A link to my earlier post on Siku