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CMC 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine: “Otto” Power

Sep 21, 2013 No Comments

 CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine 1:18 | $147.00 (misquoted in the issue as $135.00) If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases  a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill [...]

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TSM Models 1:18 Tyrrell 006 “Belgium GP”

Sep 15, 2013 No Comments

TSM Models Tyrrell 006 / Belgian GP 1973  1:18 | $140.00 TSM Models’ Tyrrell 006 racer is a tight little replica of Jackie Stewart’s final F1 ride; a sealed-body marvel that pays homage to a great driver – and the sport he walked away from when he parked the car for the last time. The [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Red Bull X2010: “X” Marks the Spot

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

AUTOart Red Bull X2010  1:18 |$189.99 Movie and TV cars in scale are always fun. ‘Sixties kids had James Bond’s DB5, the Barris Batmobile, the Black Beauty, and the Munster Koach; younger fans have K.I.T.T., the General Lee – or, more recently, any of the Dark Knight Batmobiles, Batpods,  and Bat… well, everything. That guy [...]

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Minichamps 1:43 Mullin Museum Voisin C27 Aerosport: Look to the Sky

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Museum Voisin C27 “Aerosport”  1:43 | $95.00 Gabriel Voisin was crazy for flight. In the early 1900s, he partnered with some of Europe’s pioneers of heavier-than-air design, and created the first European airplane to take off, circle, and land from whence it had departed -  fairly remarkable stuff in 1908. By the time [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Toyota 86GT: Scion of the Subaru Deal, in Scale

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

 AUTOart Toyota 86GT Limited  1:18 | $149.99 In its home market, the car we know here as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is sold as the Toyota 86 (say “Eight-Six”, or, if you’re a local, “Hachi-Roku“). In its barest Japan-only iteration, the boxer-engined 2+2 rear driver doesn’t even wear hubcaps – just steel wheels [...]

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BBR’s New 1:18 Resin C7 Corvette Is On The Way

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

Surprise, surprise. Well, not really. We knew that a high-end resin of the new – and apparently wildly good – 2014 Corvette Stingray was in the making over in BBR’s studios, and these factory photos of a finished piece hold a lot of promise for high-end resin model collectors with pushrod V8 in their blood. [...]

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ACME Finds Some GMP Rarities – and They’re For Sale!

Jul 30, 2013 No Comments

In what we’d consider to be the scale equivalent of a barn find, ACME recently uncovered a stash of built-up and almost forgotten GMP stock at a factory in China. The cars are all new, in box, and represent GMP at the top of their game.  Judging by the listed models – available for sale [...]

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Structo’s 1:8 Dean Jeffries Mantaray

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

It’s not every day that a $2,000 diecast comes along, but we figured out pretty quickly that Structo’s mega-buck, mega-rare 1:8 replica of Dean Jeffries Mantaray isn’t just any diecast. At least one famous California customizer agrees: from what we gathered during an enthusiastic conversation just a couple of weeks before his passing, Dean Jeffries [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 – in ABS!

Jul 13, 2013 No Comments

We’ve always appreciated Minichamps’ desire to try new things – and this 1:18 model of the hairy racing Benz, done in ABS plastic, shows that that trend isn’t slowing down any time soon. carvillemodels.com  

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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

Mattel keeps putting out top-quality images of some truly drool-inducing supercars, and this riotous red model keeps the line going strong.     hotwheels-elite.com

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