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Die Cast X and DieCast Space Team up for Vegas Super Convention!

Jul 07, 2013 2 Comments by

WILTON, CT: 7/5/2013 4:00 PM EST – AIR AGE MEDIA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Die Cast X magazine, the largest circulation die cast collectibles magazine, is extremely pleased to announce that they have entered an agreement to sponsor the DiecastSpace SuperConvention in 2014 and beyond. The convention will now be called “The DCX SuperConvention,” and will [...]

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The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments by

The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership The Strong and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) have entered a partnership to house TIA’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame alongside The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The two halls of fame—one recognizing classic toys and the other recognizing the [...]

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Toy State and Mattel Partner for Hot Wheels Brand

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments by

Toy State and Mattel Partner for Hot Wheels Brand Mattel’s Hot Wheels has entered a new licensing partnership with Toy State, a manufacturer of licensed and highly stylized lights and sound toy vehicles. The agreement kicks off this year and runs through 2016. Toy State will develop high-octane custom versions of Hot Wheels’ R/C and [...]

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The Artist’s Way

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments by

Tom Daniel’s life in design Like many accomplished automotive designers of the past 50 years, Tom Daniel graduated from Pasadena, CA’s Art Center School (now called the Art Center College of Design). His calling came during a junior high field trip to the campus that was set up by a teacher who’d recognized his penchant [...]

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Lightning Strikes: JL Plays Some Faves With “Forever 64″

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments by

Johnny Lightning’s “Forever 64″ series isn’t about being stuck in the ‘sixties – it’s about keeping the fun of little cars alive by offering up some cool subjects at a more than decent price. This time around, the series (with well over twenty releases) includes a GMC 6×6 tanker with “Union 76″ markings, a ’58 [...]

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Long Live the King

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments by

An afternoon with George Barris He may have penned the design for the world’s most recognizable automobile, but few living legends are as accessible to their fans as George Barris. Elfin, outgoing, and positively beaming when a pretty car (or lady) comes into view, the bespectacled 87-year-old is a constant presence on the show circuit, [...]

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Hangin’ With Elwood

Jul 12, 2012 No Comments

Larry Wood opens up his shop to DCX Hot Wheels collectors know and cherish the name “Larry Wood” for a lot of reasons. Whether it’s the 40 years he spent designing Hot Wheels cars, the real-life cars that he’s built and driven around the streets of Southern California, or just the way that he enjoys [...]

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Elwoods Garage Visit!

May 20, 2012 No Comments

I’m really looking forward to sharing our visit to Elwoods Garage (aka Larry Wood) in the pages of the next issue of Die Cast X Magazine and with the video that we shot here on the DCX Website!. It was an amazing visit and the things that we got to see and photograph were just [...]

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2012 Thrill Racers Mega-Duty Color Variation

May 20, 2012 No Comments

2012 Thrill Racers Mega-Duty. I found it with a tan or pink (Barbie Flesh) plastic body! I don’t know which is the rare one yet since this is the first that I have seen of them. (addendum 6/7/12) I have come across a few more of these and have found (in my area) that the [...]

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`47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi 2012

Mar 25, 2012 2 Comments

While putting things in order here in the office, I noticed a difference in the `47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi from the “WH City Works 12″ series. The first one that I got at the Kmart Event is light pearl yellow metallic. The ones that I got a few days ago at Wal*Mart are yellow enamel. [...]

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