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Choose Your Own Adventure: 7 Great New Jeep Concepts

Mar 11, 2016 No Comments

Jeep has really come out swinging for the Easter Jeep Safari event, to be held later this month on the world-class trails in and around Moab, Utah. It has unleashed no fewer than seven concept vehicles to be debuted on this, the 50th anniversary of the event itself, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of [...]

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Gymkhana 8 [VIDEO] – The best 9 minutes and 5 seconds of your day.

Mar 02, 2016 No Comments

We are right in the final scramble to finish up and ship out the latest issue of Die Cast X, we decided to take a quick break and vent some stress by watching the latest Ken Block Gymkhana 8 video. It turned out to be the perfect choice, as this issue features a big story [...]

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Model of the Day: Sun Star Chevy Impala SS409

Feb 16, 2016 No Comments

End of the Classic Car era? Beginning of the Muscle Car era? Somewhere in between? Whatever the label, the ’61 Impala SS409 is undeniably cool. Before this Sun Star 1:18 beauty gets packed up its getting one more moment in the spotlight! Be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx

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Model of the Day: Wait for it… waaaiiiit for it…

Feb 14, 2016 No Comments

This one is a bit of a mystery — but only a bit. We unboxed it today in anticipation of featuring in the next issue. Check there for all the details! And be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx    

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Model of the Day: NEO 1971 Diamond Reo

Feb 12, 2016 No Comments

Big rigs come in small packages. A 1:43 Diamond Reo from NEO! Be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx

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Model of the Day: Minichamps 1976 Japanese GP James Hunt McLaren M23

Feb 10, 2016 No Comments

How about a little F1 for your Wednesday? As in Minichamps’ 1:43 1976 James Hunt McLaren!   Be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx

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NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

Feb 08, 2016 No Comments

Hey gang, To coincide with the re-launch of Die Cast X’s Instagram page, we are kicking off a new regular feature: Model of the Day. The idea is to show you regular snapshots and teasers of some of the models we get on a weekly basis here at the office. Many of these will be [...]

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NEO 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments

Sublime Sedanette from Caddy’s Silver Age Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $212 As American manufacturing migrated back from wartime production to focusing on consumer goods, the race was on to design the vehicles that would define the postwar automotive boom that every manufacturer knew was coming. Of course, even the most aggressive vehicle development schedule [...]

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Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

Johnny Lightning (JL) is a brand name with which all fans of 1:64 diecast will be instantly familiar. Introduced originally by Topper Toys in 1969, quick on the heels of Hot Wheels’ launch, JL focused from the outset on speed above all. To raise brand awareness and further emphasize its association with speed, JL sponsored [...]

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Mocking Up the Mach 5

Jan 21, 2016 No Comments

by Ron Ruelle As diecast collectors, we seldom consider the amount of effort that goes into creating a miniature version of a real car, especially one with working features. Rolling wheels are a bare minimum, but when a vehicle also features opening doors and hood, working steering and even suspension, it’s really a miniature marvel [...]

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