NEO 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments by

Sublime Sedanette from Caddy’s Silver Age Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $212 As American manufacturing migrated back from wartime production to focusing on consumer goods, the race was on to design the vehicles that would define the postwar automotive boom that every manufacturer knew was coming. Of course, even the most aggressive vehicle development schedule [...]

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Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments by

Johnny Lightning (JL) is a brand name with which all fans of 1:64 diecast will be instantly familiar. Introduced originally by Topper Toys in 1969, quick on the heels of Hot Wheels’ launch, JL focused from the outset on speed above all. To raise brand awareness and further emphasize its association with speed, JL sponsored [...]

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Mocking Up the Mach 5

Jan 21, 2016 No Comments by

by Ron Ruelle As diecast collectors, we seldom consider the amount of effort that goes into creating a miniature version of a real car, especially one with working features. Rolling wheels are a bare minimum, but when a vehicle also features opening doors and hood, working steering and even suspension, it’s really a miniature marvel [...]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Jan 20, 2016 No Comments by

Loftiest of the High Rollers Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $279 Last year I reviewed Kyosho’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, and just last issue I examined their Bentley Mulsanne Speed—exquisite 1:18 models of two of the most extravagant, exclusive conveyances known to man (or at least a very few, very rich men—and women—for whom these scions [...]

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Ultimate Bench Racer’s Resource!

Jan 14, 2016 No Comments by

We’ve all done it: Gotten drawn into a “What-If” argument pitting our favorite muscle car in a hypothetical 1/4-mile match-up against that of some other self-professed expert who clearly doesn’t know just how fierce your grandpa’s ’70 455 Olds Vista-Cruiser  really was.  Since most such cars are long gone — or worth more than a [...]

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5 (Other) Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

Dec 11, 2015 No Comments by

It goes without saying that diecast collectors will want more diecast as gifts over the holiday season. But we are a particular bunch, and it can be hard for non-collectors to know what specific models we have, what we need, and what we’d like without exacting instructions. Such is the plight of the loved one [...]

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5 Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

Dec 10, 2015 No Comments

Dozens — even hundreds — of great diecast replicas get released each year, and which ones you cannot live without is largely a matter of taste…and budget. But as the holidays approach, we figured the time was right to narrow down a short list of our very favorites for this year. So hear it is [...]

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GreenLight is Back in Black

Nov 20, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight Toys is fantastic about sharing advanced info on their forthcoming releases, but sometimes — like with these illustrations of the next release in Black Bandit series — its just more of a tease. So we’re passing the torture on to you. You’re welcome!

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New Look for Kyosho.com

Nov 18, 2015 No Comments

Our friends over at Kyosho have revamped their website — now its super-easy to find pix and release info on all their models and lines. Check it out HERE!

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From the “Never Be Diecast” files…

Nov 17, 2015 No Comments

Long before the controversial Escalade EXT showed its…”distinctive”…face, Cadillac had another hybrid pickup. The guys over at Hemmings dug up this one: the Cadillac Caribou — a coachbuilt adaptation of a Coupe de Ville into a sort of upscale El Camino (how they passed up the ‘El Caminorado’ moniker in favor of ‘Caribou’ we can’t [...]

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