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2015 Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs

2015 Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs

February is show time in the diecast world.  The New York International Toy Fair follows just a week or two after “Spielwarenmesse,” otherwise known as the Nuremberg Toy Fair—the biggest event of the year for the diecast community. Die Cast X was at both this year, and we snagged a few pictures of the […]
Awsome Alfa

Awsome Alfa

TOP MARQUES COLLECTIBLES 2014 ALFA ROMEO 4C 1:18 scale | $220 The last Alfa Romeos sold in this country were small but sporty sedans whose focus was definitely utilitarian. After a two-decade absence, Alfa has returned, this time with a two-seat sports car powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged double-overhead cam four cylinder engine. Its composite […]

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Middle-Class Lincoln

Middle-Class Lincoln

BROOKLIN 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI 4“DOOR SEDAN 1:43 | $138.95 By 1955, the clean body made famous by the “hot rod Lincolns” of Mexican Road Race fame were dated, so the ‘55s got a simplified grille, all-new side trim, and longer rear fenders with new taillights, and a new 225-horsepower, 341cid Y-block V-8. While everyone else […]
The Mustang That Wasn’t

The Mustang That Wasn’t

MATRIX INTERMECCANICA 1965 MUSTANG STATION WAGON 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign. To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a […]

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Singular Six-Wheeler

Singular Six-Wheeler

TSM 1977 MONACO GP TYRRELL P34 NO.4 1:18 | $210 One look at the legendary Tyrrell 6-wheeled P34 and you know that it’s one of the most groundbreaking and distinctive race cars in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell was a fearless innovator and engineer, and the idea of using four small wheels in front in […]
French Curves

French Curves

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1939 DELAHAYE 165 CABRIOLET 1:43 | $99.95 The French built the sexiest cars in the world in the pre-WWII years; those who doubt need only to look at Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 with its Figoni & Falashi cabriolet body. After selling the first one at the 1938 Paris Salon, a […]

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An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past

An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past

HOT WHEELS ELITE BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE 1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160 Speaking of movie cars … has a fi lm franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a fl ash of time-traveling lightning the […]
A to Z in Scale Precision

A to Z in Scale Precision

CMC Aston Martin Zagato 1:18 | $498 Just as we were going to press CMC released this very first photo of the painted prototype of its forthcoming 1:18 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. What a beauty! We have no specifics on the model, other than it will be designated Item no. M-132, it will be released […]

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GL Has The Hookup!

GL Has The Hookup!

GreenLight Hitch & Tow Series 1:64 | Price to be Announced The guys at GreenLight have a cool new series of trailers paired up with tow vehicles in 1:64, and they sent us a few prototypes to check out. The red Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab will come with the enclosed car hauler — […]
The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!

The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!

ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser 1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Ford Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this is […]
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