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DCX SuperConvention February 2014!

Jan 19, 2014 No Comments by

Yes, it’s true: Die Cast X will be sponsoring the premier event in the die cast (and resincast) hobby starting in 2014 as the DCX SuperConvention rolls through Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2014.  The show is already deep into the planning stages, with a promised lineup of celebrities, car folks, TV and movie personalities [...]

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NEW VIDEO! GreenLight’s “Fast & Furious” Cars in 1:43

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments by

Nobody said that you have to spend a lot of money to get something cool in diecast – and GreenLight’s been proving that for years.  This Fast & Furious selection brings home a lot of cool detailing for a surprisingly small price. GreenLight Toys  

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NEW VIDEO! Automodello’s 1962 Mustang I Concept in 1:24, 1:43!

Dec 16, 2013 No Comments by

It’s going to be an extra happy holiday if you’re a collector of high-end resincast models of offbeat subjects – like the Automodello 1962 Mustang I concept car. They’ve brought the model out in 1:24 and 1:43 – a first for the company – and as you’ll see in the video, that’s a trend we’re [...]

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Proto-Pony: Automodello’s 1962 Ford Mustang I Puts History on the Hoof

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments by

The question one has to ask oneself regarding Automodello isn’t so much why they make the models that they do, but where they get the nerve to take on some of the way-off-the-ranch subjects that they make. No, we’re not complaining. Actually, we’re damned impressed by this maker, and we have been from day one. [...]

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Little Edsel, Lots of Detail

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments by

Serial(ized) Killer Minichamps Model 40 Special Speedster 1:43 | $95.00  Too much is never enough, especially when the matter at hand is cars from the fringe. For a lot of die-hard car folks, Edsel Ford’s one-off “Model 40 Special Speedster” might never have been a topic of conversation – never mind the subject of collectors’ [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 1955 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans: Tragic Magic

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments by

The 1955 running of Le Mans marked the greatest tragedy ever seen in motorsport, and the horrific accident that took so many lives overshadowed the winning machine’s advanced design and build. AUTOart remembers one of the greatest race cars designs ever built in a classy, classic 1:43 of the historic Le Mans winner. AUTOart Models

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” and Delahaye 165: Curves Ahead

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Peter Mullin calls his collection of exotic French cars from the ‘thirties his “French Curves” collection – with good reason. The cars are almost exclusively the handiwork of top-tier coach builders from a bygone era. These Minichamps resincasts are the first in a series of large-scale models that the manufacturer will be fielding to complement [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Paragon Models 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6: Refined Find

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Paragon Models’ 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6 is the latest in a line of well-done, not-too-pricey cars from a maker that got its start at the lower end of the hobby. The real car was always a great value for sport sedan buyers and enthusiasts, and the model is a lot like the real thing – [...]

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VIDEO! TSM Models 1:18 Lotus 56B “Italian Grand Prix”: X-Ray Specs

Sep 28, 2013 No Comments

TSM Models 1971 Lotus 56B Turbine F1  (TSM111804) 1:18 | $195.00 TSM just keeps the hits coming – and this video of the cover car for the Winter 2014 issue of Die Cast X shows how clever engineering, fastidious detailing, and great quality can be had for a more than reasonable price. TSM Models

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ACME Takes On a New Line – “Authentic Models”

Sep 21, 2013 No Comments

ACME Diecast, the spawn of the late, lamented GMP, is a rowdy bunch of go-getters (in the best possible way) who never let a good model go unnoticed – or a great opportunity to break out a new series pass them by. And we love them for that. We’d spoken with Mat Long and papa [...]

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