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Hail, Victoria: Automodello Sees Red On Their ’38 Packard Twelve

Aug 13, 2012 No Comments

Automodello continues to surprise collectors with new releases of well chosen, beautifully executed model cars. Coming soon is this Chinese Red 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, based on an actual, mostly original car that’s on display at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. The museum car – the full-sized one – purportedly has less than [...]

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OTTO Know: New 1:18 Ford Fiesta XR2 from OTTO Models

Aug 11, 2012 4 Comments

People wonder why we love OTTOmobile models so much – if they’ve even heard of OTTO at all. Doesn’t ring a bell, huh? You’re not alone. OTTO – which is based in France – has been making hella-good scale models of cars most Americans have never seen, for the past several years. That’s not exactly [...]

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SPY SHOTS! ACME Re-Fires Real Art Replicas!

Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

You’d think that the hyper-slick photography we usually employ (if we do say so ourselves) would be the type of image we’d get excited about around here. But you’d be wrong. The photos we love – like these, from an undisclosed location far away, via ACME Trading – are the grainy, badly-lit kind you usually [...]

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GreenLight County Roads 8

Aug 03, 2012 No Comments

Featuring a 1971 Chevy Cheyenne Truck, 1975 Dodge B-100 Van, 1976 Chevy G-20 Van, 1980 Pontiac Firebird T/A 1973 AMC Javlin AMX and a 2012 Dodge Charger; “Country Roads” series 8 by GreenLight will surely be a huge hit. With its low production numbers (3,000 per vehicle) and highly desirable list of castings this will [...]

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M2 Machines Muscle Cars Release 19

Jul 31, 2012 No Comments

M2 Machines keeps them coming as Muscle Car release 19 will be on shelves worldwide within the next few weeks.  Though no new castings make a debut in the series, there are some rare vehicle option combinations in the set.  The 1969 Chevy Camaro SS 396 L89 is the stand out piece of the set, with [...]

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M2 Machines Ground Pounders Release 9

Jul 30, 2012 No Comments

Release 9 of M2 Machines’ infamous Ground Pounders is driving into your favorite mass market retailer and hobby shops worldwide this month.  Though small in stature they pack quite a punch with their low stances and widened bodies.  Included in Release 9 are the flowing 6 castings 1949 Mercury (12-01) 1970 Buick GSX (12-02) 1956 [...]

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UPDATE! Automodello’s “Mormon Meteor”, Painted, Tweaking, Closer to Production

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Remember that 1:24 Automodello Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” we showed you pre-production pics of a few weeks ago? Well, Jim Cowen, Automodello’s president, sent along these factory-fresh (and un-retouched) photos of the car in its latest phase of development. You can almost smell the paint drying. “It still needs some chrome, instead of plating, and we’ll [...]

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FIRST LOOK: Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version”

Jul 28, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version” is one hell of an impressive model, for reasons that became apparent while we were taking it (and a pair of race-liveried variants) out of the box from overseas. First – the heavy models were in a newly designed box featuring a proper styrofoam clamshell, [...]

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FIRST SAMPLE: ACME Trading Company’s 1:18 “Miss Hurst Golden Shifter”, Linda Vaughn

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Linda Vaughn – southern drawl, and all – is still a major force of nature at some of the larger car shows and industry events, and her legacy is as one of the leading spokeswomen in performance car history. Born in Georgia, Linda started out as a dental technician, but it didn’t take long for [...]

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ACME’s Bradford Brothers Altered Coming Soon

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

ACME is at it again, this time delivering the Bradford Brothers 427 Chevy powered Fiat.  Following in the footsteps of ACME’s previously altered Fiat releases, this all new variation features correctly replicated livery, and an all new flip top with a removable body.  This is expected be a quick sell out, so be sure to [...]

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