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Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships: Where No Diecast Has Gone Before

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments by
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BONUS COVERAGE: ACME 1:18 Shelby GT-350 WT 6066

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

  WT 6066 Special Yellow Shelby GT-350 1:18 Scale $129.95 www.acmediecast.com       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 by

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 by

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 by

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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NEW VIDEO! GreenLight’s “Fast & Furious” Cars in 1:43

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments by

Nobody said that you have to spend a lot of money to get something cool in diecast – and GreenLight’s been proving that for years.  This Fast & Furious selection brings home a lot of cool detailing for a surprisingly small price. GreenLight Toys  

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NEW VIDEO! Automodello’s 1962 Mustang I Concept in 1:24, 1:43!

Dec 16, 2013 No Comments

It’s going to be an extra happy holiday if you’re a collector of high-end resincast models of offbeat subjects – like the Automodello 1962 Mustang I concept car. They’ve brought the model out in 1:24 and 1:43 – a first for the company – and as you’ll see in the video, that’s a trend we’re [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 1955 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans: Tragic Magic

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

The 1955 running of Le Mans marked the greatest tragedy ever seen in motorsport, and the horrific accident that took so many lives overshadowed the winning machine’s advanced design and build. AUTOart remembers one of the greatest race cars designs ever built in a classy, classic 1:43 of the historic Le Mans winner. AUTOart Models

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” and Delahaye 165: Curves Ahead

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Peter Mullin calls his collection of exotic French cars from the ‘thirties his “French Curves” collection – with good reason. The cars are almost exclusively the handiwork of top-tier coach builders from a bygone era. These Minichamps resincasts are the first in a series of large-scale models that the manufacturer will be fielding to complement [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Paragon Models 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6: Refined Find

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Paragon Models’ 1:18 1971 Jaguar XJ6 is the latest in a line of well-done, not-too-pricey cars from a maker that got its start at the lower end of the hobby. The real car was always a great value for sport sedan buyers and enthusiasts, and the model is a lot like the real thing – [...]

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