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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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AUTO WORLD Retail Store Opens Its Doors

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Auto World, a name known to the hobby industry for more than 50 years, opened a highly anticipated retail location in Mishawaka, Ind., this week. The location is a one-stop-shop for hobby and collectible enthusiasts, featuring slot cars, die-cast cars, model kits, collectibles and much more. “The Auto World name and logo are instantly recognizable to [...]

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GreenLight’s “Under the Hood” Collectors Contest!

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

Who has the ultimate GreenLight display? GreenLight’s Official Collectors Club, “Under The Hood” (UTH), is opening its doors and welcoming the die cast community!  What was once a paid membership club will now be offered as a free, interactive GreenLight Community, starting September 1st, 2011. From production to distribution, this will be the one-stop place [...]

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M2 Machines Announces Auto-Dreams Centenial Release 1

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments

Chevrolet was founded in Detroit, in November 1911, by racer Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C.“Billy” Durant, who developed cars that quickly earned reputations for performance, durability and value. Those traits remain at the core of Chevrolet, which is the world’s fourth-largest automotive brand. From the very start, Chevrolet brought technology and features typically [...]

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Supercar Collectibles SUMMER 2011 MOD CONTEST

Aug 19, 2011 No Comments

We’re only too happy to pass along a message from Jim Thoren at Supercar Collectibles (, as seen on The Diecast Pub ( There’s a new contest a-brewing, and the subject matter will make a lot of classic muscle fans happy. It’s called, fittingly enough, “The Supercar Collectibles SUMMER 2011 MOD CONTEST.” Past contests have [...]

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Hubley 1:18 Duesenberg Town Car: Zinc or Swim

Jul 30, 2011 9 Comments

Popping the box on a vintage Hubley metal model is a lot like entering a scale auto Oz. But to the less experienced modeler, the happy feeling can wear off quickly. Truth is, like that Merry Old Land, casual wandering amid the (parts) trees often resulted in panic attacks delivered not by flying monkey, but [...]

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Mattel Co-Founder moves on at 95

Jul 25, 2011 No Comments

It was a sad weekend for Hot Wheels enthusiasts as the man who started it all passed away this past Thursday.  Believed  to be due to heart failure Elliot Handler died at 95 years old at his home in Los Angeles California.  In the mid to late 60’s Mr. Handler found himself focused on diecast toys [...]

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M4 Model Cars available in the US, thanks to William Tell International

Jul 22, 2011 1 Comment

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2011 – William Tell International, Inc., a distributor of high-quality, imported collectibles, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Italian die cast model car manufacturer M4. “We are thrilled to bring such unique replicas to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell. “The broad range of [...]

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Rare GMP Collectibles Get Bidders Into A Frenzy

Jul 18, 2011 No Comments

Online collectibles auction & retailer recently acquired an extremely large collection of rare diecast vehicles which were produced by the well respected, but now defunct, GMP. Included are pre-production samples, low-sequential serial numbers, prototypes, and even one-off variations that were never released to the public. A letter from former GMP president Tom Long is [...]

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Sunstar’s 1:12 Morris Minor and VW Cabriolet: Cheap Thrills

Jul 02, 2011 No Comments

In a lot of ways, Sun Star’s 1:12 offerings of late define their very own segment: heavily featured models of historic, humble cars. “Humble” is an understatement. These ain’t Lamborghinis, guys… if you somehow strapped the full-sized versions of this pair together and fed the result a diet of high octane fuel, you’d still be [...]

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