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Glendale Heights, IL. Home of Sun Star Diecast

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

The last week has been nothing but traveling for me.  I made my way through Indiana and then Illinois with my final destination being RCX, but what kind of diecast buff could I call myself if I did not take every possible opportunity to visit our diecast friends along the way.  On Thursday morning I had the honor [...]

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The #1 Place To Visit In South Bend, Indiana

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

  Have you ever been to South Bend, Indiana?  I put a new push pin in my map today!!!  I spent the day at South Bend’s #1 automotive tourist site – did you guess where yet?  Round 2 (Ertl Collectibles American Muscle, Auto World, AMT, MPC and more)  I spent the better part of the day [...]

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Die Cast X Magazine wants YOU!

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

We are searching for the most passionate diecast hobbyists from around the world to feature in Die Cast X Magazine.  It makes no difference what brands you collect or the quantity of pieces in your collection, what does matter is your passion for the hobby.  You do not have to be a professional writer; our [...]

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Kyosho Mini Cooper S Rally Monte Carlo

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments

In 1966, Mini went for their hat trick, the four Cooper teams being acknowledged as the favourites in the race and receiving lots of public interest. From the start, the teams lived up to this commitment, Makinen, Aaltonen and Hopkirk left all the others far behind and finishing first, second and third at the end [...]

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Mattel Co-Founder moves on at 95

Jul 25, 2011 No Comments

It was a sad weekend for Hot Wheels enthusiasts as the man who started it all passed away this past Thursday.  Believed  to be due to heart failure Elliot Handler died at 95 years old at his home in Los Angeles California.  In the mid to late 60’s Mr. Handler found himself focused on diecast toys [...]

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M4 Model Cars available in the US, thanks to William Tell International

Jul 22, 2011 1 Comment

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2011 – William Tell International, Inc., a distributor of high-quality, imported collectibles, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Italian die cast model car manufacturer M4. “We are thrilled to bring such unique replicas to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell. “The broad range of [...]

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Greenlight Hollywood Series 2

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

GreenLight Hollywood debut series is hitting dealers this week, and knowing how successful this line will be the follow up series is not far behind get your first look of GreenLight Hollywood Series 2  below.  The series is expected to be available mid September.

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GreenLight 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA

Jul 20, 2011 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles will soon add two new 118 to their lineup . Both will be 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA Editions;  one black and one sterling grey.  Both replicas are detailed well with factory paint schemes and correct BBS wheels;  opening hoods, doors and trucks and have have serial numbered chassis too.      

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Auto World Silver Screen Machines General Lee, Mach 5 & Monkeemobile

Jul 19, 2011 No Comments

Auto World is bringing the silver screen to life in 1:18 scale by replicating these iconic Hollywood superstars with incredible authenticity. The Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee is composed of well over 100 pieces with rotating driveshaft, steerable front wheels, and folding seat backs, but don’t even try to open the doors! Speed Racer’s Mach 5 [...]

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American Muscle 1:18 Chevrolet Centennial Chrome Editions

Jul 19, 2011 1 Comment

American Muscle is celebrating the 100th  anniversary of Chevrolet with these special chrome edition die-cast muscle cars.  These classic cruisers are impeccably recreated with serialized chassis and painstaking attention to detail.  The Chevy Centennial series includes the following cars: 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS 396, 1967 Chevy Corvette Convertible, 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396, 1969 Chevy [...]

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