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OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

Jan 30, 2013 No Comments

You can stretch a bit to attach it to the name “Conrad”, but for the most part, “Corrado” is one of those exotic sounding handles that suggest a romantic back story… but basically mean nothing. Unless you’re a car guy. In that case, the word brings up a picture of one of Volkswagen’s greatest driver’s [...]

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STOP THE PRESSES! Sun Star 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible is HERE!

Jan 26, 2013 2 Comments

Much as UK-based Brooklin have made themselves (not just a little ironically) the kings of classic American-themed model cars in 1:43, Asian model manufacturing giant Sun Star has made themselves the reigning rulers of the 1:18/1:12 mid-scale classics roost by choosing great subject matter and doing it really well. We have this outstanding new 1959 [...]

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SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

Jan 23, 2013 2 Comments

Now, we know you can’t see us. So, you’ll have to believe that we’re all smiling like a bunch of schoolkids at these spy shots of Minichamps’ in-process 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura – the lead-off piece for their upcoming Dream Cars series. According to our source, this pre-production image is finalized in its shape – [...]

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SNEAK PEEK! Minichamps’ New 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” is HERE

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

Superlatives sometimes fall short. That’s the case with this latest venture from that old stalwart, Minichamps, as they introduce a new line-within-a-line of immaculate 1:18 resins. The line is the “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” – which debuted in 1:43 a few weeks back – and the subset of images is the 1:18 variants of those [...]

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Cup of Joe, Catch all the fun from Sunday, January 20!

Jan 21, 2013 2 Comments

The January 20 episode of “Cup O’ Joe” went off without a hitch – and that’s a good thing, since Joe and Frank had a few new models on hand to share! The show started with an unexpected return visit from Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 1966 Barris Batmobile – in celebration of the real car’s [...]

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New Co-Host, New Logo for Die Cast X TV’s “Cup O’ Joe”

Jan 19, 2013 No Comments

“Cup o’ Joe” is Die Cast X Magazine‘s live streaming show, appearing every other Sunday at 11AM Eastern, 8AM Pacific – and with over 114,000 viewer minutes, it looks like the show is really starting to get traction among collectors! That doesn’t mean we’re sitting back and taking it easy… far from it. Frank Quarant [...]

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Die Cast X TV LIVE: Cup of Joe, January 6

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

More models, more giveaways, and more fun! The January 6th show featured Auto World’s neat re-pops of Ertl’s classic 1:18 ’67 Shelby Mustang and a “Grease” remake of the hi-detail “Authentics” 1950 Olds; collectors who like their machines on the higher end of the price structure got a kick out of AUTOart’s wild-looking Lexus LFA. [...]

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

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

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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Die Cast X TV LIVE: Cup of Joe, December 23 recap

Dec 26, 2012 2 Comments

Hey! If you missed the December 23 episode of Cup of Joe you can catch it here! We had a holiday weekend blast with a special in-studio guest – Big Frank (“Why I Love Cars”), and while we showed you the coolest new releases (including Replicarz’s amazing Marmon Wasp, AUTOart’s new 1:18 VW Beetle, some [...]

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Race Bred: M2 Shelby GT350 Comp Cars Roll Out

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

Shelby was a prolific supplier of all kinds of race-ready cars, and M2 Machines’ release 20B of its Shelby GT350 mold sets honors the pumped-up ponies with three new takes on the classic Mustang’s legacy. The first is one of the Shelby factory drag cars, a ’65 GT350 in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes, [...]

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