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They’re Back……Muscle Machines Are Back………..

Jan 17, 2012 5 Comments

MAY CHEONG GROUP ACQUIRES MUSCLE MACHINES BRAND The May Cheong Group (MCG), manufacturers of the die-cast and radio control brands Maisto and Bburago, have announced the acquisition of tooling and intellectual property of the Muscle Machines brand from Bodylines/Bruce Schultz, the famed 3D artist who worked on the original models. Terms of the transaction were not [...]

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The Phantom Rises: Automodello Releases the Phantom Corsair in 1:24 Resin

Jan 15, 2012 2 Comments

Rust Heinz’s Phantom Corsair was a standout machine at a time when streamlining and aerodynamics (or at least styling that looked aerodynamic) were making profound changes to car design – and, by extension, what folks considered stylish and modern. The Phantom cost twenty-four grand to build at a time when a mini-mansion could be had [...]

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Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

One of the funniest scenes in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles (aside from the campfire scene, of course) is the one in which the good folks of the town of Rock Ridge realize the replica town they’ve created to trick the bad guys is missing a critical element: replica people. It’s the same for collectors [...]

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NEWS: TWH Progresses on its Miami-Dade/DFW PUCs

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

“Problems solved”, TWH’s Tara Westergard tells Die Cast X; “the long anticipated Miami-Dade / DFW PUCs will debut this summer.” It’s true, the TWH team hit some speed bumps along the way with this one, but with their never-ending quest for perfection, this crew wouldn’t field a model that was anything less than dead-on right. [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Dauer’s answer to those drivers who dream of hammering a race car down the open highway is this 962. Sure, it’s been prettied up, and it’s had a few creature comforts and safety features added, but under the leather and added finery is an honest-to-gosh race car, right down to the 720-horse boxer motor. We [...]

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Mike Zarnock Featured On Hot Wheels Collector Website

Jan 05, 2012 1 Comment

If you don’t frequent Hotwheelscolletor.com now would be a great time to visit their website.  Our very own Mike Zarnock, quite possibly the most knowledgable individual in the world when it comes to Hot Wheels variations, was recently featured as their collector of the month.  Go behind the scene with Mike and get to know [...]

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Lap of Luxury: M&D International Rolls Out A Winner

Jan 04, 2012 1 Comment

Luxury Collectibles came out of left field (actually, Brooklyn, New York, by way of Florida and China) a couple of years ago, and got pushed out into the daylight by the father and son team of Drew and Matt Heitner. Drew is the head, and Matt the heir apparent, of M&D International, the worldwide point [...]

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AND THE WINNERS ARE….

Dec 24, 2011 2 Comments

It’s been a lot of  fun having all of the new Facebook friends! Thanks for joining up, and keep coming by! Without further adieu…. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING DIECAST X HOLIDAY HAUL WINNERS!!!! THIRD PLACE John Savile Ipswich, Suffolk, Great Britain SECOND PLACE Albert Heiles Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania United States FIRST PLACE David Turner Adelaide, [...]

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Bonus Photos! Tamiya 1:12 Ferrari 288 GTO

Oct 20, 2011 2 Comments

When space becomes the final frontier – which it always does at deadline time – we have to pick the photos we’ll be using in print. It’s never easy, and it always means that a bunch of snaps get left on our virtual cutting room floor. That’s a shame, because the photos are already-processed, nicely [...]

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M2 Machines Announces Partnership With Chip Foose and Foose Designs

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

Castline is proud to announce a new licensing agreement with Chip Foose.  The brand new M2 Foose line will feature Chip’s award winning creations as well as cars from the hit TV show “Overhaulin’”, and a few undisclosed “surprises”.  The Foose line will focus mainly on 1:64 scale cars, with a few 1:24 scale cars [...]

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