MAN A95 bus models launched by Knackstop

On 21 June 2017, Knackstop launched the “Singapore Bus Model”, featuring a Lush Green MAN A95 bus.

Knackstop, a retail arm set up by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), sells a collection of public transport-inspired keepsakes and souvenirs. The “Singapore Bus Model” is its first die-cast bus model to be put on sale, retailing at $92.

Marketed as the “Singapore Bus Model”, the bus is decorated with the Lush Green livery and SG<3BUS decals, but without any operator logo.

Bus 43M - Go-Ahead MAN Lion's City DD A95 (SG5918H)
Bus 43M – Go-Ahead MAN Lion’s City DD A95 (SG5918H)

The MAN A95 is the Batch 3 Facelift variant, of which 122 units were purchased by the Land Transport Authority. The die-cast model reflects the newer bodywork design which was present only in newer versions of the batch (92 out of 122 buses).

The bus model is produced by Model1 (also known as Network Shuttle) based in Hong Kong. Apart from large numbers of Hong Kong buses, the company also produced the SMRT Alexander Dennis Enviro500 die-cast model commissioned by SMRT in its pixel livery.

Each bus comes screwed to a plastic base plate, with a clear acetate display case and a colour card outer box.

For the Electronic Display Signages, the bus model displays “LTA – SGBus” on the front, “SGBus” on the side and “SG Bus” (two lines) on the rear. The registration plate – SG2016S – was likely picked for the Singapore context and does not accurately reflect the actual registration. Buses of this type are registered SG5800M to SG5920A & SG2017C, and even so, the checksum formula for 2016 yields SG2016E and not SG2016S.

The interior of the model is remarkable, built to a high level of detail with minor details accurately represented.

The model can be purchased exclusively at Knackstop @ Singapore Mobility Gallery (formerly known as Land Transport Gallery) located within LTA’s Hampshire Road Headquarters, retailing at $92. The address is 1 Hampshire Road, Singapore 219428. Nett proceeds from purchases go to the LTA Cares Fund to help those with transportation needs.

As a limited edition collectable, only around 500 pieces have been produced. All units were sold out by mid-October 2017.

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6 thoughts on “MAN A95 bus models launched by Knackstop

  • 2 May 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    Hi Sir,

    May I know if you still have this MAN A95? I would like to place an order 1 piece for the Lush Green MAN A95.

    Please kindly update me if your are ordering a new batch of MAN A95.

    Thank you.
    Shariff

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    • 14 May 2019 at 9:01 PM
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      To those who are interested, please do not comment here. Land Transport Guru is not responsible for the sale of the MAN A95 Bus Model, only reporting its existence. Sales are done by Knackstop, the retail arm of LTA. Direct your queries on stock availability to them instead.

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  • 17 April 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Hi Sir,

    May I know if you still have this MAN A95? I want to buy for my son. He always reminds me every morning before I go to work to buy him this model bus. He refuse other kind of toy buses, he only likes this. He is only 4 years old. Hope you can help me.

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    • 6 May 2019 at 12:40 PM
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      You can try going down to LTA Knackstop and reserving it, they are releasing more but only for those who have reserved it prior

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  • 2 September 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Hi! May I know how to buy Man A95 bus model and other bus model pls let me know where you shop and time you open?

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  • 31 December 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    Hi sir / madam,

    Just wanna know if the Knackstop Man A95 bus model still available?

    I’m keen in getting it for my cousin.

    Thank you very much! 🙂

    Reply

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