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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55 Years Strong AUTOart Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments

Dating back to 1957, the Skyline name is one of the longest-lived in the history of automobiles. Originally produced by Japanese car maker Prince, which merged with Nissan in 1966, the Skyline was first designed as a compact performance machine for executives. It was certainly compact – and it surely could perform. More than fifty [...]

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AUTO REWIND: Supercar Collectibles’ 1:18 “Super Street” 1969 Camaros

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

We wonder if the fellows who designed the 1969 Camaro had any inkling at all of what it was they were creating, or how much of an impact the car would have on the American car culture. Sure, there were others that got to the pony car party before it – but when it came [...]

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NEW VIDEO: Sunstar’s 1:18 “Back to the Future” DeLoreans

Mar 20, 2012 4 Comments

Well,  it took us a while, but our new series of hands-on video reviews is ready to debut. With our new set, new graphics, and a truckload of new models to showcase, these vids will be our way of extending our coverage of some of the coolest and most exciting products in the hobby. In [...]

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AUTO REWIND: CMC’s Incredible 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments

With its new Ferrari California on deck, we thought we’d take a trip back to a review of one of the coolest, deepest, and most enjoyable high-end 1:18 diecasts ever created: CMC’s 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa. Enjoy this one, taken from “The Vault”.    There are legends, and then there are legends; cars that parted [...]

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American Muscle 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

Mar 19, 2012 1 Comment

Louis Chevrolet would be proud: to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, American Muscle has debuted the “Chevy Centennial” collection. The series is comprised of several iconic late ’60s and early ’70s Chevrolet muscle cars, including this “Elite Edition” 1970 Chevelle SS 396. Offered in an exclusive “Le Mans Blue Chrome” finish with black stripes, [...]

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Grocery Getter or Rally Racer: CSM Mitsubishi EVO 10

Mar 13, 2012 1 Comment

A rally inspired road burner, the Mitsubishi EVO 10 is a sport car packaged inside a compact sedan.  With its aggressive styling and track-tuned turbocharged engine, it’s no wonder why there is such a strong loyalist following behind this family sedan gone rally racer.  CSM did a great job on the US spec diecast version [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite 250 GT Berlinetta SWB

Mar 12, 2012 2 Comments

As the result of one of Hot Wheels Elite’s latest in-house tools, these Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWBs are going to make a lot of Ferraristas happy – and leave them enough scratch for a year’s supply of sfogliatelle in the process. The 250 GT Berlinetta “Passo Corto” was introduced in 1959, and could be [...]

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