“Cup O’ Joe” Featured Nuremberg “Dream Car” Prototypes, Foose Cars, GreenLight Mustang II

Feb 15, 2013 No Comments by

February 17, Cup O’ Joe featured world-exclusive looks at the very same models that were on display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in the Minichamps booth – the outstanding 1:18 Lincoln Futura, LaSalle II Roadster, and Edsel Ford Speedster from the brand-new “American Dream Cars” collection. The resincast models are big, beautiful, and save for a few tweaks, ready to go into production.

Then we took a look at another show car – GreenLight’s long-awaited 1:18 1974 Mustang II King Cobra, a sample that we were literally handed on the show floor at the New York Toy Fair. This one’s got a lot of collectors excited – and rightfully so. But wait! There’s more! Maisto has sent along a pair of their 1:18 “Sons of Anarchy” Harley Davidsons – the only hand samples of the bikes in the world.

Like 1:64? You’re in for a treat: we had M2 Machines’ Foose lineup – all of the first release – ready to roll. The cars are killer, the lineup is wild, and they’re all here for you to see.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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