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Model of the Day: Maisto’s Rambunctious Raptor

Model of the Day: Maisto’s Rambunctious Raptor

Spotted at Toy Fair. Maisto is coming out with a rowdy-looking Ford F150 Raptor extended cab, with a pretty sizeable lift, roof rack, a light kit, winch and other off-road goodies in 1:24. This is just a preproduction mock-up made for the show circuit — Maisto showed one red and one blue. The production piece […]
Model of the Day: Fast and Furious Twofer

Model of the Day: Fast and Furious Twofer

While we were at the NY Toy Fair recently we scoped out a pair of nice Fast and Furious film franchise alum–Dom’s Buick GNX and Brian’s Cosworth Ford Escort RS1600–both from GreenLight’s Artisan series. The GNX is 1:43, the Escort is 1:18. Be sure to check us out on Instagram/diecastx to see more Models of […]

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Model of the Day: Sun Star Chevy Impala SS409

Model of the Day: Sun Star Chevy Impala SS409

End of the Classic Car era? Beginning of the Muscle Car era? Somewhere in between? Whatever the label, the ’61 Impala SS409 is undeniably cool. Before this Sun Star 1:18 beauty gets packed up its getting one more moment in the spotlight! Be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx
Model of the Day: Wait for it… waaaiiiit for it…

Model of the Day: Wait for it… waaaiiiit for it…

This one is a bit of a mystery — but only a bit. We unboxed it today in anticipation of featuring in the next issue. Check there for all the details! And be sure to visit us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/diecastx    

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NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

Hey gang, To coincide with the re-launch of Die Cast X’s Instagram page, we are kicking off a new regular feature: Model of the Day. The idea is to show you regular snapshots and teasers of some of the models we get on a weekly basis here at the office. Many of these will be […]
NEO 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe

NEO 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe

Sublime Sedanette from Caddy’s Silver Age Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $212 As American manufacturing migrated back from wartime production to focusing on consumer goods, the race was on to design the vehicles that would define the postwar automotive boom that every manufacturer knew was coming. Of course, even the most aggressive vehicle development schedule […]

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Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Johnny Lightning (JL) is a brand name with which all fans of 1:64 diecast will be instantly familiar. Introduced originally by Topper Toys in 1969, quick on the heels of Hot Wheels’ launch, JL focused from the outset on speed above all. To raise brand awareness and further emphasize its association with speed, JL sponsored […]
Mocking Up the Mach 5

Mocking Up the Mach 5

by Ron Ruelle As diecast collectors, we seldom consider the amount of effort that goes into creating a miniature version of a real car, especially one with working features. Rolling wheels are a bare minimum, but when a vehicle also features opening doors and hood, working steering and even suspension, it’s really a miniature marvel […]
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