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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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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 ( 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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