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For The Technophile : AutoWave Bluetooth Cars

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment

Just when we thought that our smart phones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave, with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control a 1:43 car. Really. Once [...]

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GreenLight Hot Pursuit Series 10

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

GreenLight has had phenomenal success with its “Hot Pursuit” series, and it’s easy to see why. Each vehicle is a replica from an actual police department, and the latest series keeps the tradition going with models from the Wichita Kansas Police, Henderson Nevada Police, Milwaukee Wisconsin Police, La Vista Nebraska Police, and even the FBI. [...]

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Auto World 1:18 1970 Ford Torino GT

Sep 20, 2012 1 Comment

Auto World’s apple-red American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino GT screams “catch me if you can” in big letters. Featuring fine details like a matte black shaker hood scoop, matching rear louvers, painted window trim, and chromed bumpers, door handles, and hood pins, the exterior compares well to Motor Trend‘s 1970 Car of the Year. The [...]

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Scoomer.com Alert – Packard Twelve Victoria 1938 Super Rare Hand Sample

Sep 17, 2012 1 Comment

Every once in a while I get a chance to scan through the popular auction sites to see what goodie I can find – well here is one that prototype fanatics will want to get their hands on. James Cowen certifies that “in preparation for production of this model, three Hand Samples were built of [...]

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Kyosho 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Sep 14, 2012 2 Comments

Thanks to Kyosho, our holiday wishes for 2012/2013 will be a bit sweeter.  Coming this December is a 1:18 scale 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, to be released in both black and red.  With opening doors, trunk, and bonnet,  photo-etched wipers, 3D logos and tight shut lines, this is the kind of high-end luster Ferrari enthusiasts appreciate, from [...]

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M2 Machines Pinstripe Paradise By Tom Kelly

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments

M2 Machines keeps the passion of pinstriping alive. Strategically partnering with master striper Tom Kelly, the company is delivering some finely detailed, intricately pinstriped exteriors that will blow you away. Offered in 1:64 scale, the Tom Kelly Release TK-01 includes the following castings: 1) 1958 Chevrolet Impala – Candy Red w/ Metallic Silver Top 2) [...]

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Talk Diecast With the Editorial Team On Facebook

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments

Been looking for a place to talk diecast and enjoy the hobby – drama free? Whether you’re an old hand or a new collector, we invite you to come in, sit down, and relax in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Our Facebook page is a great place to share, view, and talk about diecast and collectible [...]

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Roam, Baby, Roam: Minichamps 1948 Land Rover

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

These days, Land Rovers are comfy – all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled – and Minichamps’ 1:18model of the [...]

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Batteries Not Included: XCO Lexus GS450h

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

There’s a lot that makes this wee Lexus GS450h from XCO Models (distributed through Daboxtoys.com) so interesting. For one thing, the little model replicates the first Hybrid-drive car to be entered into the Macau Grand Prix, in 2010. Though the GS didn’t come across as a winner, its 3.5 liter V6/electric motor driveline had it [...]

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Talbot To Go: Spark 1937 T150SS Teardrop Coupe

Sep 06, 2012 1 Comment

If Spark’s “Teardrop” Talbot-Lago doesn’t reach out and grab you on some level, you’re just not a car guy/gal. Only 12 of the low-slung Talbot-Lago T150SS chassis were fitted with this body, à la Figoni et Falaschi; every curve of this incredible design flows cleanly into another – so much so that Sir William Lyons [...]

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