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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 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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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VIDEO! TSM Models 1:18 Lotus 56B “Italian Grand Prix”: X-Ray Specs

Sep 28, 2013 No Comments by

TSM Models 1971 Lotus 56B Turbine F1  (TSM111804) 1:18 | $195.00 TSM just keeps the hits coming – and this video of the cover car for the Winter 2014 issue of Die Cast X shows how clever engineering, fastidious detailing, and great quality can be had for a more than reasonable price. TSM Models

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CMC 1:18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine: “Otto” Power

Sep 21, 2013 No Comments

 CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine 1:18 | $147.00 (misquoted in the issue as $135.00) If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases  a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill [...]

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Structo’s 1:8 Dean Jeffries Mantaray

Jul 17, 2013 No Comments

It’s not every day that a $2,000 diecast comes along, but we figured out pretty quickly that Structo’s mega-buck, mega-rare 1:8 replica of Dean Jeffries Mantaray isn’t just any diecast. At least one famous California customizer agrees: from what we gathered during an enthusiastic conversation just a couple of weeks before his passing, Dean Jeffries [...]

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NEW VIDEO! Minichamps 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 – in ABS!

Jul 13, 2013 No Comments

We’ve always appreciated Minichamps’ desire to try new things – and this 1:18 model of the hairy racing Benz, done in ABS plastic, shows that that trend isn’t slowing down any time soon. carvillemodels.com  

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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments

Mattel keeps putting out top-quality images of some truly drool-inducing supercars, and this riotous red model keeps the line going strong.     hotwheels-elite.com

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