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55 Years Strong AUTOart Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments

Dating back to 1957, the Skyline name is one of the longest-lived in the history of automobiles. Originally produced by Japanese car maker Prince, which merged with Nissan in 1966, the Skyline was first designed as a compact performance machine for executives. It was certainly compact – and it surely could perform. More than fifty [...]

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Open or Closed? THAT is the question….

Mar 29, 2012 8 Comments

“Mint in Box” has a nice ring to it, and for a generation of collectors the phrase has signified a perfect example of a desirable model, fresh as the day it was brought home. But for an equal amount of collectors, the thought of leaving a new diecast, slot, or resincast model in its box [...]

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AUTO REWIND: Supercar Collectibles’ 1:18 “Super Street” 1969 Camaros

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

We wonder if the fellows who designed the 1969 Camaro had any inkling at all of what it was they were creating, or how much of an impact the car would have on the American car culture. Sure, there were others that got to the pony car party before it – but when it came [...]

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Minichamps 2012 Catalogs Are Now Available

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

Split into 2 catalogues is more than 250 pages of jaw dropping, eye popping models.  If it is available from Minichamps, you’ll find it here; current releases and images of upcoming releases share the pages, and offer up a firsthand look at what Minichamps will be rolling out for collectors worldwide in 2012. Here is [...]

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First Look: Round 2 Announces “Legends of the Quarter Mile” in 1:18 and 1:64

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments

Round 2 has officially announced “Legends of the Quarter Mile”, an all-new line of vintage funny car collectibles that honors the men and machines of drag racing’s heyday during the 60′s and 70′s. It was a time when the sport of drag racing was starting to gain real momentum; dedicated fans flocked to the tracks [...]

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`47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi 2012

Mar 25, 2012 2 Comments

While putting things in order here in the office, I noticed a difference in the `47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi from the “WH City Works 12″ series. The first one that I got at the Kmart Event is light pearl yellow metallic. The ones that I got a few days ago at Wal*Mart are yellow enamel. [...]

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2012 Ford GTX1 Variations

Mar 25, 2012 3 Comments

Look closely to the 2012 Faster Than Ever Ford GTX1. There is a base Variation along with a side stripe Variation. One base has a large Hot Wheels Logo in the center and the other has it smaller with “© 2006 Mattel” The one with the larger logo has a light brown side stripe and [...]

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Expo Diecast – Brazil’s Annual Collectors Convention

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

If you are one of our South American supporters or just have an excessive amount of sky miles and a passport handy you needs to make your way to Sao Paulo Brazil for March 30th through April 1st 2012.  Brazil’s 2nd Annual Collectors Convention is only days away.  We sure hope our friend Marcos send a few exclusive event cars up [...]

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GreenLight Hollywood Series 3

Mar 22, 2012 1 Comment

Consider the following: Fast & Furious without the Dodge Charger and its blown engine, Bullitt without the Mustang and Charger. Lets face it, in most cases, the cars make the movie. GreenLight sure knows how to pick a line up; Hollywood series 1 and 2 sure grabbed our attention however series 3 places things on [...]

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From “The Vault”: Sword/TWH’s Classic Tuff Trucks Revisited

Mar 21, 2012 No Comments

To the uninitiated, the scale of one to fifty might sound like a level of reduction that could make detail and features hard to see and appreciate. Nope. To those truck and equipment collectors who know and love the scale – and boy, do they ever – well done 1:50 models offer a perfect balance [...]

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