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Kyosho Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro

May 16, 2012 No Comments

What was Audi to do after they’d mastered perfection with their R8? The answer was easy for the team of engineers in Ingolstadt - push the boundaries even further.  Mission accomplished: they produced the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI – otherwise known as the ten-cylinder R8. Though similar to the S8′s motor (itself a de-tuned version of the Lamborghini Gallardo’s ten-cylinder power plant) with [...]

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Sneak Peek: Coming This June From Motorhead Miniatures – 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX

May 05, 2012 No Comments

Thanks to Motorhead Miniatures, the tiny hairs on the back of your neck should be standing at attention – that is, if you’ve seen their new limited edition 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX in Sebring Yellow. This model marks the first of a series from Motorhead Miniatures, based on classic 1:18th scale mold sets from Autoworld [...]

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American Muscle 1978 Dodge Warlock

May 04, 2012 1 Comment

As the 1970’s were nearing an end, the big three started catering to a developing performance truck enthusiast market. Trucks were being seen as more than just work horses, and because they flew under the insurance nannys’ radar, they could be equipped and sold as fairly aggressive performance machines with lowered stances, big block motors, [...]

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FROM THE DCX VAULT: Brock to the Future: Kyosho’s 1:18 “Brock” 240Z

Apr 16, 2012 1 Comment

Peter Brock had it all figured out in late 1966. He’d just penned a deal with Toyota to develop its sleek 2000GT as a race car, and had set up shop to do the necessary work almost as soon as he’d touched down from Japan. One minor problem – the cars never showed. It took [...]

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GreenLight Goes Hollywood:The Men In Black Are Back

Apr 11, 2012 3 Comments

We’ve waited 8 years for it – and now the team behind the Men In Black movies has finally delivered the goods. Set to release on the 25th of May this year, MIB3‘s plot involves a time traveling rogue villain who kills MIB Agent K – thus altering the future.  Of course, Agent J must then travel [...]

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Dirty Snake – M2 Machines 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Apr 10, 2012 No Comments

The Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving (Carroll Shelby, proprietor), gave anyone with a few bucks and the need for speed the chance to hammer real race cars around a track, all in the name of enhancing driving skills – or proving their lack thereof. The cars were Shelby-prepped, of course, and this M2 [...]

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Auto World Announces Newly Detailed General Lee

Apr 09, 2012 6 Comments

Silver Screen Machines, a brand of Auto World, is proud to announce the release of the most accurate 1:18 scale General Lee die-cast model ever, paying homage to the iconic car from the classic television series “Dukes of Hazzard™.” Newly freshened and ready to roll, collectors can finally have their own authentic General Lee – [...]

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VIDEO REVIEW: Get Your Ecto On: Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 1959 Caddy “Ghostbusters” Car

Apr 08, 2012 No Comments

Movie cars are some of the most popular collectibles these days, and when one’s done well – like this one is – they’re almost irresistible.  AS seen in the Summer 2012 issue of Die Cast X, Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Duplex shines as the famous “Ectomobile”, not only because they’ve gotten the Hollywood [...]

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AUTOart’s 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500

Apr 02, 2012 No Comments

Last of the Breed The 1967 model year marked the last time that Shelby-American actually built Ford Mustangs into Shelbys, and the resulting cars will always be remembered for their beauty and optional big-block engine punch. That punch is the reason many people consider the 1967 GT500 to be the best production Shelby ever made. [...]

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Boxing Lesson: Kyosho Announces Mini Travellers in 1:18

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments

The original Soccer Moms didn’t drive SUVs – they drove Minis. More specifically, Mini Travellers, the station wagon variant of Alex Issigonis’ world-changing design for a small, efficient, fun to drive car. Kyosho has been working with Mini for years (the wee blue 1:18 Mini “Classic” with the Union Jack on its roof is still [...]

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