Sneak Peek: M2 Machines Plays a Wild Card

Jan 24, 2012 4 Comments by

M2 Machines is a fairly new company in the scope of the diecast community. When they entered the market they came running full steam ahead with a specific agenda: redefine the word “detail” in the smaller scale segment, make the models realistic, and deliver castings to the market that had yet to be seen.  Did they accomplish this?  Most folks would say yes, but that hasn’t slowed M2 Machines’ pace at all. The team says they’re just getting started; after getting a sneak peek at what’s to come, we’d have to agree.

Check out these beauties. Want to talk different? Both are 1951 Studebaker 2R tow trucks, decked out with wild flamed paint jobs, and they’re an intro to an all new M2 Machines series called “Wild-Cards”. Get your poker face on – and don’t blink.  They’ll be here in the spring.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

4 Responses to “Sneak Peek: M2 Machines Plays a Wild Card”

  1. John Gasper says:

    Where will I be able to buy the two new Wild Cards tow trucks? I really want to buy both, and there are not many hobby shops were I live (actually none at all). I have a hard time buying M2 Machines, except on eBay or Walmart and they never have the new or the very old M2 Machines cars or trucks. I am hoping you can give me a good place to buy them either on line or a hobby shopp near me.

    Thanks so much, John Gasper

    • Joe Kelly Jr. says:

      Hello, John –

      Sorry to hear about your dilemma. The best advice we can give is to check M2′s web site. Click the “Where to Buy” tab and take a look at the online retailers that M2 has been working with. You may even be able to pre-order pieces before they ship from the manufacturer – and that’s a guarantee that you’ll get the new stuff without having to sweat finding the cars at your local stores (or lack thereof). Thanks for reading Die Cast X!

  2. john gasper says:

    Thanks Joe, I did what you said, check the M2 web site, I was able to find some very nice M2 cars,john

  3. john gasper says:

    I have heard that m2 machines did not realease the new wild cards tow trucks,for this April, so why, what’s going on with the release ????? I ordered two tow trucks, the blue flamed one and the red flamed tow truck from diecast alley,they was to be shipped for this March, April..diecast alley said they haven’t realesed them yet, so why,why why ???? does anyone know why or when m2 will release them?
    thanks so much,john

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