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Sneak Peek at what we’re working on for the next issue…

May 12, 2015 No Comments by


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Racing Replicas That Should Have Been

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Do It Yourself Decals to Fix Missing or Mistake Models Hardcore diecast collectors often lament editions of race car models that are missing from the market, or those that have been produced with imperfections or omissions in their livery. Sometimes the model manufacturers skimped on their research, or chose to omit sponsorship decals because of [...]

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Dan Gurney: Racing’s Renaissance Man

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Dan Gurney was born with great genes. At Oberlin College where his mother Roma Sexton and father Jack did their undergrad studies, they were known as the “Golden Couple”: smart, athletic, rich, talented and beautiful. His father went on to earn his MBA from Harvard, but instead of joining Dan’s grandfather at Gurney Bearing, the [...]

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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments by

Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going [...]

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5 Geneva Show Cars that WILL be Diecast, 5 that Could, and 5 that Should

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments by

GENEVA CONVENTION The 85th annual Geneva International Motor Show went on this past week, and the event is chock full of headline-making, late-breaking, spectacular, lustworthy and sometimes controversial new cars and trucks. Many of these will be impacting the diecast world in the coming year. Some will definitely be made in model form. For others there [...]

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Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships: Where No Diecast Has Gone Before

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BONUS COVERAGE: ACME 1:18 Shelby GT-350 WT 6066

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

  WT 6066 Special Yellow Shelby GT-350 1:18 Scale $129.95       The second in ACME’s “WT” color series is this handsome 1968 GT-350 in WT 6066 Special Yellow. Externally the GT-350 varies little from its big block brother, save the name in the sill stripes and the absence of the “Cobra Jet” [...]

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The Baby Lambo Grows Up: Bburago’s Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

The survival of an exotic marque hinges on its…well… “exoticness.” Lamborghini, perhaps more than any other brand, has come to epitomize that elusive quality. Attention-grabbing extravagances like explosive engines and extroverted styling add mystique, which enhances desirability, which is the only way an exotic manufacturer can thrive. And while we’re all being dazzled by flagship [...]

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How do you say “Insane Speed” in Swedish?

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments

We just finished up a review of the AUTOart Koenigsegg Agera for the next issue of Die Cast X–due on the stands and in subscribers’ hands by the end of this month. What better time then to check out some of the things that make the Swedish supercar–and the company itself–so special.   Don’t miss [...]

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Photo your Diecast like a Pro!

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments

Diecast models are all about scale realism—capturing the look of a full-size vehicle authentically in scale is an art. It is not unlike capturing a photo, which is why diecast lends itself so well to photography. That—and the proliferation of relatively high-quality digital cameras—is why so many collectors are moved to document their collections in [...]

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