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Expo Diecast – Brazil’s Annual Collectors Convention

Expo Diecast – Brazil’s Annual Collectors Convention

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

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

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

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

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 […]
Look Back 1:18: Revell Germany’s Messerschmitt KR200 “Kabinenroller”

Look Back 1:18: Revell Germany’s Messerschmitt KR200 “Kabinenroller”

Park the Prius; unplug your Volt; use those do-it-yourself fuel cell plans you just bought for the Mini to spark up the backyard barbecue. All that physics-stretching, newfangled technology is namby-pamby stuff. If you want to make mileage like they did in the old days, think microcar. These ’fifties-era spawns of the European postwar economy […]

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Look Back 1:18: Precision 100 Ford Mustang Convertible

Look Back 1:18: Precision 100 Ford Mustang Convertible

There are a few milestone models in the 1:18 hobby. On the one hand, there are the early, inexpensive Bburagos and Ertls that attracted most collectors to the scale in the first place, and on the other, the super-detailed (and far pricier) one-to-eighteen offerings from makers like Exoto, Lane Exact Detail, and GMP that introduced […]
Alfa Male: Minichamps 1:18 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

Alfa Male: Minichamps 1:18 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

Minichamps’ model of the 1972 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior is an outrageous looking thing, much like the real car it’s patterned after. All bulging fenders, riveted-on bodywork, and molto bad attitude, it come out of its box looking… angry. And that would be just about right; these were ripping little cars. 1290cc DOHC inline fours, […]

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Look Back 1:24: Yat Ming’s Presidential Limos

Look Back 1:24: Yat Ming’s Presidential Limos

In case you’ve been dozing ‘neath the bituminous for the past several months (or you think those debates on TV are some kind of new reality show), we’d like to remind you that we’re gearing up for an election. For the really big job. As in, President of the United States. It’s with that in […]
They’re Back……Muscle Machines Are Back………..

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

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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