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Diecast Masters Cat 390F L Hydraulic Excavator

Diecast Masters Cat 390F L Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar dominates the heavy industrial vehicles market like few other companies dominate any industry, and it has done it through a mix of quality, innovation, and an inherent understanding of what crews need on a job site to get their tasks done efficiently, safely, and with maximum effectiveness. The big yellow machines with their “CAT” […]
AUTOart 1958 Corvette: Chevy’s Class Act

AUTOart 1958 Corvette: Chevy’s Class Act

By Wayne Moyer GM originally intended the 1958 Corvette to look very much like the ’56 Olds Golden Rocket Motorama car. But problems with a new truck line and demands of the all-new ’58 passenger cars took priority and the ‘Vette was relegated to a facelift and an expanded option list at the last minute.  […]

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Mini Mini Vs. Mini Not-So-Mini

Mini Mini Vs. Mini Not-So-Mini

By Ron Ruelle When BMW took over the Mini brand of automobiles, enthusiasts held their breath waiting to see what sort of shepherd they would be for the iconic marque. The good news is they kept the factory in Oxford, and they designed a car that echoed the proportions along with some of the quirky […]
Online Exclusive: Auto World FoMoCo Luxury Muscle Duo

Online Exclusive: Auto World FoMoCo Luxury Muscle Duo

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and 1971 Ford Torino GT     Ford had the pony car segment covered with its industry-defining Mustang, but in other muscle car classes it battled for market share. Mercury was positioned as the mid-priced option in the Dearborn stable—more mature and upscale than Ford, but more youthful and energetic than […]

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Models Make Better Cars

Models Make Better Cars

Many gearheads know that manufacturers often use scale replicas during the design process to refine the look and features of upcoming models. Various ‘design studies’ and styling prototypes are made–often by hand–to help designers and decision-making execs evaluate and refine their product line plans, as well as help with engineering aspects such as wind tunnel […]
Model of the Day: Dig this Cat Excavator from Diecast Masters

Model of the Day: Dig this Cat Excavator from Diecast Masters

Diecast Masters is the brand for highly detailed replicas of Caterpillar construction equipment. This is the 390F LME Excavator in 1:50 we just scored courtesy of 3000toys.com — so cool! Check out the Fall 2016 issue on sale in June for the full story on it! And be sure to check out our Instagram and […]

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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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