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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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World Exclusive: Muscle Machines Prototypes Arrive at DCX!

Apr 05, 2012 2 Comments

Lucky us! We just a got a box from Maisto containing several prototypes of models slated for release in the first wave of the upcoming Muscle Machines revival, in 1:18 (pictured), 1:24, and 1:64. Stay tuned! We’re clearing our production schedule to shoot video, take a lot of photos, and give our readers an EXCLUSIVE [...]

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Calling all Customizers: – Die Cast Pub Mod Contest is ON!

Apr 02, 2012 No Comments

Attention all customizers – if you haven’t yet heard, the Die Cast Pub (www.diecastpub.com) has recently announced an awesome opportunity to partake in a custom build-off challenge. The competition has a great starting point: the 1:18 Wimbledon White 1968 Shelby G.T.500KR by Lane Exact Detail (item #707). Is your adrenalin already pumping? Our is: the [...]

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Open or Closed? THAT is the question….

Mar 29, 2012 8 Comments

“Mint in Box” has a nice ring to it, and for a generation of collectors the phrase has signified a perfect example of a desirable model, fresh as the day it was brought home. But for an equal amount of collectors, the thought of leaving a new diecast, slot, or resincast model in its box [...]

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AUTO REWIND: Supercar Collectibles’ 1:18 “Super Street” 1969 Camaros

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

We wonder if the fellows who designed the 1969 Camaro had any inkling at all of what it was they were creating, or how much of an impact the car would have on the American car culture. Sure, there were others that got to the pony car party before it – but when it came [...]

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Minichamps 2012 Catalogs Are Now Available

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

Split into 2 catalogues is more than 250 pages of jaw dropping, eye popping models.  If it is available from Minichamps, you’ll find it here; current releases and images of upcoming releases share the pages, and offer up a firsthand look at what Minichamps will be rolling out for collectors worldwide in 2012. Here is [...]

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First Look: Round 2 Announces “Legends of the Quarter Mile” in 1:18 and 1:64

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments

Round 2 has officially announced “Legends of the Quarter Mile”, an all-new line of vintage funny car collectibles that honors the men and machines of drag racing’s heyday during the 60′s and 70′s. It was a time when the sport of drag racing was starting to gain real momentum; dedicated fans flocked to the tracks [...]

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Expo Diecast – Brazil’s Annual Collectors Convention

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

If you are one of our South American supporters or just have an excessive amount of sky miles and a passport handy you needs to make your way to Sao Paulo Brazil for March 30th through April 1st 2012.  Brazil’s 2nd Annual Collectors Convention is only days away.  We sure hope our friend Marcos send a few exclusive event cars up [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Ricko Cadillac V16 “Aero-Dynamic Coupe”

Feb 04, 2012 1 Comment

A few years ago, Ricko (or RickoRicko, if you want to be picky picky) was a little known German company that was being distributed in the U.S. in fits and spurts, which was a shame. They actually had a few neat, fairly inspired images in 1:18, including a wee BMW “Dixi” sedan, a substantially more [...]

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