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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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And The Response Was…

Jul 24, 2012 13 Comments

For many of us, diecast model collecting is a passionate pastime, a life-long hobby, and a way to enhance our love of cars and celebrate the lore (and lure) of automobiles. And nothing can be as funny – or downright wild – as the reaction of a non-collector who’s seeing your collection for the very [...]

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Scoomer.com Alert – Very Rare Hot Wheels Silver Cuda Treasure Hunt

Jul 24, 2012 2 Comments

Every once in a while I get a chance to scan through the popular auction sites to see what goodie I can find – well here is one that Hot Wheels fanatics can’t stop talking about.  A limited amount of Plymouth Cuda Treasure Hunts escaped the factory in Silver.  I don’t know the exact story [...]

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Hot Wheels’ Drivers break Guinness World Record – Double Vertical Loop at 2012 X Games

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments

Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy set a Guinness World Record racing two vehicles through a six-story double vertical loop at the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles! It’s Hot Wheels for real!

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