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Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Minichamps’ “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” is really hitting its stride this past week. No fewer than three new models have appeared here at Die Cast X South, and that’s made for some deep-chested ooh-ing and aah-ing around here. In a word: amazing. Our sample of the Mullin’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic came out of […]
Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

Deadline is always a crazy time for us. But sometimes, something comes along that tears us away from the files and photos. That time happened yesterday when an overnight package arrived here straight from Maisto, containing not one, but two examples of their 2014 Corvette. We’ve been following the development of this C7 since Maisto […]

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ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

ACME’s “Tom’s Garage” ’32 Ford five window is on deck, and we thought we’d share these photos of the pre-production piece that Mat and the ACME boys sent along. As you can see, the model’s got more of that classic old rod’s DNA, done with a new upper body and a classic scalloped paint job […]
Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

There a lot of letters attached to the track-ready version of Mercerdes-Benz’s  6.3-liter, mega-buck SLS, and to that jumble, Minichamps has added another three: ABS. As in plastic. That’s the material that the German maker has used for the sealed body shell of this latest model of the triumphant Teuton, seen here in its debut […]

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Master Caster: New Line Celebrates Classic Car Design

Master Caster: New Line Celebrates Classic Car Design

Back when car design was a hands-on process, in the good old days before CGI and hyper-real “in the tube” rendering,  car stylists were faced with a reality: what looked good on the drawing board didn’t always look so great in the light of day, or in any particular color. So, most car makers had […]
Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Auto World “Jungle Jim” Funny Car 1:18 | $95.99 “Jungle Jim” Liberman was an accomplished race driver, to be sure. But his true strength, and the thing that has kept his memory alive, was his uncanny knack for showmanship. From his immaculate racers to his easy-on-the-eyes burnout babe, the well-recruited Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Jim […]

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GreenLight 1:43 Jeeps: Social Climbers

GreenLight 1:43 Jeeps: Social Climbers

GreenLight 2012 Jeep “Mountain” and “Arctic”   1:43 | $15.00 Cheap Jeeps are always fun to have around, and if you have a car kid on your short list – or just like the looks of the special editions that Jeep occasionally breaks out – these inexpensive, yet attractively done 1:43 models of the Jeep Wrangler […]
IXO 1:43 Aston Martin AMR-One: Aston’s Last?

IXO 1:43 Aston Martin AMR-One: Aston’s Last?

IXO Aston Martin AMR-One  1:43 | $30.00 Aston Martin switched from a Lola chassis with a six-liter DBR9-GT V-12 to an in-house chassis powered by a turbocharged two-liter engine for the 2011 Le Mans Prototype (LMP) season. The new AMR-One was a dismal flop, slower than its predecessor and with a 100% failure rate. One […]

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OTTO 1:18 Volkswagen Corrado: Go Wagen

OTTO 1:18 Volkswagen Corrado: Go Wagen

OTTO Model VW Corrado G60  1:18 | $115.00 Introduced in 1990 here in the States, the Volkswagen Corrado didn’t take long to make itself known as more than a Golf on PEDs; the automotive press fairly fawned over the car, and some went so far as to call the Corrado an almost certain classic in […]
NEW VIDEO! GreenLight 1:18 Mustang II Cobra

NEW VIDEO! GreenLight 1:18 Mustang II Cobra

Straight from the pages of Die Cast X! One of the cooler releases to see the light of day at Nuremberg and New York this year was the newly-tooled GreenLight 1:18 Ford Mustang II. We managed to borrow one for our Summer 2013 edition (on its way to the stores now), and we couldn’t wait […]
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