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Roam, Baby, Roam: Minichamps 1948 Land Rover

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

These days, Land Rovers are comfy – all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled – and Minichamps’ 1:18model of the [...]

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Batteries Not Included: XCO Lexus GS450h

Sep 06, 2012 No Comments

There’s a lot that makes this wee Lexus GS450h from XCO Models (distributed through Daboxtoys.com) so interesting. For one thing, the little model replicates the first Hybrid-drive car to be entered into the Macau Grand Prix, in 2010. Though the GS didn’t come across as a winner, its 3.5 liter V6/electric motor driveline had it [...]

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Talbot To Go: Spark 1937 T150SS Teardrop Coupe

Sep 06, 2012 1 Comment

If Spark’s “Teardrop” Talbot-Lago doesn’t reach out and grab you on some level, you’re just not a car guy/gal. Only 12 of the low-slung Talbot-Lago T150SS chassis were fitted with this body, à la Figoni et Falaschi; every curve of this incredible design flows cleanly into another – so much so that Sir William Lyons [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 “K.I.T.T.”: Mr. Hasselhoff, Your Ride Is (Almost) Ready

Aug 31, 2012 7 Comments

Hot Wheels Elite just sent along these photos of the first decorated  sample of their upcoming 1:18 Knight Industries “K.I.T.T.” – and suddenly it’s 1982, all over again. Sorry if we wax nostalgic; for a lot of viewers, the “Knight Industries Two Thousand” – a hyper-hyped-up 1982 Pontiac Trans Am with built-in Artificial Intelligence and [...]

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GreenLight Collectibles Announces Hollywood Series 4

Aug 30, 2012 No Comments

GreenLight Collectibles hit a home run with their Hollywood series, now going into it’s 4th release. The series will include 6 1:64 diecast replicas molded after some of entertainments most recognized vehicles.  Included in the set are the following; 1867 Pontiac GTO – I Dream of Jeannie – (TV, 1965 – 1970) 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona [...]

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Kyosho’s 2010 Volkswagen Touareg

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments

Volkswagen’s first official four-wheel drive SUV for the public debuted in 2004 and quickly positioned itself as a serious contender in the market.  All of the qualities and craftsmanship that Volkswagen is so well known for complimented the Tourage and filled a void in the their line-up of vehicles. No longer available with a V8 [...]

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Bella is coming home…….with you! Thanks to GreenLight’s New partnership with the Twilight Franchise

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments

A must-have collector’s piece for any large scale diecast enthusiast, movie buff and/or Twilight fan!  Bella’s truck will feature the classic details seen in the movie along with that dirty, vintage feel of wear and tear from years of hard work.  Charlie’s police cruiser will feature authentic badging from the movie – a direct replication [...]

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Summer Smash 5 – New England’s Ultimate Hot Wheels Experience

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments

Hot Wheels Summer Smash 5 was a huge success. The Rhode Island Hot Wheels Club is an amazing group of collectors that work tirelessly to make sure every event they produce is held to the highest standards within the industry. The minute you arrive at the venue, they make you feel right at home.  From [...]

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M2 Machines Mopar 75th Anniversary Set

Aug 27, 2012 No Comments

Honoring 75 years of MOPAR (1937-2012) M2 Machines will debut a commemorative series of their most sought after Dodge / Plymouth castings next month.  Included in the set are 6 vehicles all following a similar theme; featuring a mirror like gloss black finish with blue accents, blue interiors and a special anniversary logo on their [...]

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Auto World 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX”

Aug 25, 2012 No Comments

In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was “tubbed” to accommodate the huge rear slicks, and a complete roll [...]

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