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Scoomer.com Hot Find – Hot Wheels Proto Resin Pinto

May 20, 2012 No Comments

Here is a cool find - how about a 37 year old Hot Wheels proto resin hand painted car used for the catalog shots long before the production painted and tampo cars were in production. Talk about Hot Wheels History in the palm of your hands. http://www.scoomer.com/13385/HobbiesToys/Die-Cast/Hot-Wheels/Hot-Wheels-Proto-Resin-Pinto/

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Maisto International Premieres Maisto Collectors Club

May 17, 2012 No Comments

Maisto International launched their long-awaited Maisto Collectors Club this week.  Maisto fans finally have a place to unite and show their collectors pride for one of the world’s most popular diecast and radio-control vehicle lines.  For only $7.50 membership fee (covers shipping and handling), Maisto Collector Club members will receive exclusive fan club merchandise, a membership card, special discounts, [...]

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ScOOmer.com – Where Enthusiasts, Hobbyists and Collectors Meet To Buy And Sell

May 15, 2012 6 Comments

These days, every die cast enthusiast and collector needs a platform they can use to connect with other collectors and sellers for the purpose of buying and selling. ScOOmer has made that connection simple – and more affordable – than any other online sales platform. With ScOOmer, sellers pay only one low monthly fee, and [...]

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Round 2

May 11, 2012 No Comments

South Bend, IN has been crazy about wheels of all sizes for a long time. The Studebaker Corporation called the city home in 1852, when blacksmiths Clement and Henry Studebaker, Jr. began making metal parts for freight wagons, then started manufacturing surreys and Conestogas. In 1902, Studebaker began building cars. John Teel and Frederick Badet [...]

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Sunrich Toys and Hobby

May 11, 2012 No Comments

Thirty-five miles due east of downtown Los Angeles lies the once-sleepy farming community of Chino, CA. If you’re a Grateful Dead fan, you’ll know it as the locale mentioned in their song “Friend of the Devil.” If you’re allergic to tie-dye, perhaps you’ll recognize the town (which had nothing at all to do with chino [...]

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Replicarz Announces Their New Model Line

May 02, 2012 3 Comments

After twenty one years of serving the model hobby industry, Replicarz has announced that they will begin producing their own exclusive line models. Starting with both 1:18 and 1:43 scale offerings initially, with possible larger scale models in the future. The subject matter will be a wide variety of street and racing cars, from the past [...]

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VIDEO! Muscle Machines Prototypes Appear

Apr 28, 2012 No Comments

Just in time for the Muscle Machines to re-appear at the Die Cast X Collectors Expo, we got the chance to check out some classic castings – and the advance word on what decos the models will wear.  Stay tuned for more video with Maisto’s Rick Berman – and close-up looks at the new cars [...]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Bennett’s “The Gasser Wars”

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

I can still almost hear the crackle from the dashboard speaker… “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!  Stone Woods & Cook, ‘Big John’ Mazmanian, and K.S. Pittman battle at Lions this Sunday  for the ultimate Gasser Shoot-out to crown the ‘King of the Gassers’! Lions Drag Strip, at Alameda and the San Diego Freeway in Wilmington. Gates open at [...]

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FROM THE DCX VAULT: Brock to the Future: Kyosho’s 1:18 “Brock” 240Z

Apr 16, 2012 1 Comment

Peter Brock had it all figured out in late 1966. He’d just penned a deal with Toyota to develop its sleek 2000GT as a race car, and had set up shop to do the necessary work almost as soon as he’d touched down from Japan. One minor problem – the cars never showed. It took [...]

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VIDEO REVIEW: Get Your Ecto On: Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 1959 Caddy “Ghostbusters” Car

Apr 08, 2012 No Comments

Movie cars are some of the most popular collectibles these days, and when one’s done well – like this one is – they’re almost irresistible.  AS seen in the Summer 2012 issue of Die Cast X, Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Duplex shines as the famous “Ectomobile”, not only because they’ve gotten the Hollywood [...]

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