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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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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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MORE FROM NUREMBERG: Muscle Machines, TrueScale Miniatures, Ghostbusters II, Schuco Cobra

Feb 02, 2012 No Comments

Yes, it’s Super Bowl Weekend, and most of the free world will have salsa on their breath and both eyes glued on the game this Sunday. But the first week in February means one thing to hardcore collectors this year:  the International Toy Fair in Germany. Nuremberg is hopping with new releases for 2012, and [...]

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NUREMBERG NEWS! Greenlight Mustang II / MIB3 Movie Car is a Galaxie 500 / New BBR tooling….

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Our man in the street – actually man in the showrooms – Andy Goodman is starting to send back images from the 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair, and there’s some great stuff on the horizon, as seen in these quick snaps. GreenLight is tooling up an all-new Mustang II in 1:18 high-detail; this resin looks like [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Lane 1968 “Nickey” Camaro

Jan 29, 2012 No Comments

Lane Automotive was – and still is – a supplier of high-performance automotive parts, based in Watervliet, Michigan. In the late 1990’s, they also became a supplier to the 1:18 diecast hobby, offering re-pops of Ertl molds that were built to spec for sale to an image-hungry musclecar collector base. Those early models were fairly [...]

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