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Wheels of Justice: 75 Years of Batman in Scale

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

A newcomer to the US market, Eaglemoss is diving in headfirst with a subscription-based 1:43 series comprised of no fewer than Sixty(!) Batmobiles spanning the 75 years that character has been thrilling fans! Selections from comic books, TV and film are represented in this impressive collection. Click here to read the article!   And while [...]

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Fujimi “Ultimat Vodka” Ferrari 458

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

In a world of “Absoluts,” it’s refreshing to know that there’s an alternative for those who imbibe the clearer spirits. Ultimat vodka (what is it with these guys and a final “e”?) ran this chrome and blue Extreme Motor Sports 458 Italia at the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta in October 2012, and won in [...]

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M2Machines “Chip Foose” series 2

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments by

M2’s Chip Foose Design collection had us at “hello” in its first release. The six cars were all related either to the master designer/builder’s career, or episodes of his Overhaulin’ TV show. Now, the cars are back, in secondary colors for release two — and we’re liking them all over again. Suckers? Hardly. These repaints [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite “Dirty” A-Team Van

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments by

TV fans are hardcore when it comes to collecting images from a favorite show. Viewers of a certain age will remember the misfit semi-criminal do-gooders in the A-Team series back in the 80s. The show featured an a-list of TV actors, including Mr. T as B.A. Baracus, who drove the team from job to job [...]

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Sunstar 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

Pontiac’s 1955 Star Chief convertible was the upper-crustiest offering from Flint, and though it wasn’t exactly a performance machine — remember, Bunkie Knudsen and the “wide track” days were still in the future — it was a great-looking car. Sunstar thinks so, too, and this isn’t this mold set’s first time at the rodeo. By [...]

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TSM Model Pit Crew “John Player”

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments by

We can’t recall who it was who wanted to thank the “little people,” but we’re happy to see this bunch of small folk, thanks to TSM Models. This is the latest iteration of their very cool pit crew accessory set, done in “John Player Special Lotus” costume. The cold-cast resin maquettes are caught in mid-move, [...]

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Minichamps BMW Z1

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

The BMW Z1 was built as a design study for the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the crowds loved it so much that BMW decided to take the car into production. As the first drop-top roadster to emerge from Ingolstadt in 30 years, it was loaded with groundbreaking design features, including doors that dropped down [...]

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GreenLight “Hollywood” Series 5

Oct 13, 2014 No Comments

We’re pretty convinced that nobody ever gets a moment’s rest at GreenLight, what with their incredible knack for coming up with the coolest little (and some not so little) cars. On the small side of showbiz is this latest batch from their “Hollywood” series, and it’s a riot. Not only are the castings for each [...]

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Sunstar 1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

A while back — Summer, 2012, to be precise — we got a late pre-production sample of Sunstar’s then-new 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible, and there was much rejoicing among the masses (okay, there were only a couple of us here, but we were really happy to see it). The reasons for the bliss were simple: [...]

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Automodello 1938 Packard Twelves

Oct 05, 2014 No Comments

Automodello makes impeccable models of well chosen subjects — like this pair of Packard Victorias. In 1938, Packard only made a handful of the gargantuan Model 1608 drop-tops, powered by a 473 CID / 175 horsepower V12 engine so refined that a nickel could be balanced on the motor’s intake while it was running. “Convertible [...]

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