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The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

The Mini Mini vs the 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 […]
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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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 […]
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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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 […]
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Loftiest of the High Rollers Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $279 Last year I reviewed Kyosho’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, and just last issue I examined their Bentley Mulsanne Speed—exquisite 1:18 models of two of the most extravagant, exclusive conveyances known to man (or at least a very few, very rich men—and women—for whom these scions […]
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