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NEW VIDEO! AUTOart 1:18 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Coupe

Jul 09, 2013 No Comments

Yep – we dug the roadster, and we couldn’t wait for the coupe to come along. Now, AUTOart’s latest entry in the Jaguar series has rolled through our studio with a slew of features, this maker’s typically perfect assembly, and, oh yeah, that classic Jag look.     AUTOartmodels.com

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Minichamps McLaren MP4-12C

Jul 08, 2013 No Comments

1:18 | $249.00 McLaren’s latest supercar has a name more suited to an inventory sheet than evoking romance. No lilting turns of phrase attached to seasonal winds, exotic faraway lands, or famous fighting bulls here; in fact, the handle bestowed on this otherwise glorious machine – MP4-12C – could denote a refrigerator part. And that’s [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Maisto 1:18 2014 Corvette Stingray

Jul 04, 2013 No Comments

We followed this 1:18 2014 Corvette’s progress from the day Maisto announced they’d be doing one – and we’re not surprised that the end result is yet another solid value for collectors who want the new ‘Vette on their shelves at a reasonable price. The model’s featured in the Fall 2013 Die Cast X – [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Danbury Mint 1:24 1948 Chevrolet “Aerosedan”

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments

To the faithful, Danbury Mint’s long dry spell has meant many a wrung hand and gnashed tooth. But the recent release of this stunner will save all that skin and dental work – at least until another all-new tool is announced. Hopefully, this wonderful piece will have company, and soon. Enjoy the video! www.danburymint.com  

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Minichamps 1955 Lincoln Futura: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS!

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments

Holy famous show cars, Batman! We just got these factory snaps of the finalized 1955 Lincoln Futura from Minichamps’ new American Dream Car lineup, and we’re chomping at the bit to have one of these giant resins in hand. We’d seen a pre-production piece a few weeks back – and featured the not-yet-cooked cars in [...]

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FALL 2013 BONUS PHOTOS ARE HERE!

Jun 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s no secret that we like to take pictures – lots and lots of pictures – of model cars. And it’s a simple matter of available space that keeps us from printing them all in our pages every issue. So if you’ve been browsing the latest issue of DCX and saw a “Bonus Photos Online” icon, [...]

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ACME Brings Back the PM Gassers!

Jun 19, 2013 No Comments

Well, we’ve been hoping it would happen, and it has: resurgent diecast brand ACME is resurrecting the excellent 1:18 Willys Gassers that were once the pride of the Precision Miniatures stable. This latest development is proof yet again that the company’s bottom line is getting stronger – and those at the helm are as savvy [...]

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Die Cast X Magazine’s “Git Your Goat” Giveaway!

Jun 15, 2013 No Comments

Hey! How’d you like to add three out-of-production 1:18 1966 GTOs to your stable? Well, here’s your chance! We found three rare Highway 61 Goats in a storage closet up at the Air Age Media offices, and we’ve decided to give all three away to ONE lucky winner. All you need to do to enter [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Mercedes G-Klasse: Klasse Act

Jun 10, 2013 No Comments

Not much has changed on the outside of Mercedes-Benz’ G-class SUV since it debuted in 1979, but the super-rugged machine, first developed as a military vehicle, has had a ton of refinements from within. The first examples, called “G-Wagen” (for “Gelandewagen”, roughly translated as “watch me climb this wall“), were co-manufactured by Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch, [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 Lamborghini Aventador: Little Lamb-O

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

 AUTOart Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1:43 | $165.00   One of the myths about 1:43 is that models can’t be made with opening features. To which AUTOart says, “watch this”. Arriving on a mirror-topped display base, “this” is an  astonishing Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the second of two little fully-featured Lambos we’ve reviewed in recent months (the [...]

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