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SNEAK PEEK! Minichamps’ New 1:18 “Mullin Collection” Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” is HERE

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

Superlatives sometimes fall short. That’s the case with this latest venture from that old stalwart, Minichamps, as they introduce a new line-within-a-line of immaculate 1:18 resins. The line is the “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” – which debuted in 1:43 a few weeks back – and the subset of images is the 1:18 variants of those [...]

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ACME Trading Opens “Tom’s Garage” for 2013 With a New Deuce

Dec 17, 2012 2 Comments

Oh, we’ve been waiting for this… ACME Trading has announced that enrollment is open for the 2013 “Tom’s Garage” model car club, and they’ve attached images of a planned TG exclusive – a ’32 Ford Five-Window Coupe with a trick scalloped paint job and polished Hallies with wide whitewall tires. The club hearkens back to [...]

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New Lux, Kyosho Style: Upcoming 1:18 Cadillac SLS Preview Pics!

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

Kyosho has been doing some very good work on American luxury cars this past couple of years, thanks to an agreement with an outside vendor with a distinct flair for GM’s upper-crust brands. So far, we’ve been given a CTS sedan (and its CTS-V variant), and we’ve been promised a CTS coupe in both iterations as well [...]

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Run Through The Jungle: Auto World’s 1:18 “Jungle Jim” Camaro Funny Car

Dec 12, 2012 2 Comments

The Auto World “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series just keeps on chooglin’ along with this latest image – seen here as a factory-approved pre-production sneak peek. It’s “Jungle Jim” Liberman’s outrageous ’71 Camaro flopper in all its glory, right down to the Hemi engine and zoomie headers. The diecast chassis supports a plastic body [...]

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2 Fast 4 U: GreenLight’s 1:18 “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger

Dec 01, 2012 No Comments

2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memorable machinery doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, driven by Eric Etebari (playing the role of “Darden”) in a tag [...]

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Without a Hitch: Motorhead Miniatures 1:18 “Out of Gas” Figures Set

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Meet Lorraine and Cody, a surprisingly cheerful couple who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201″ line (so named for its limited editions of 1201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast resin, and includes the figures, an “Out of Gas” sign (attached here to [...]

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Subie Do: Sun Star’s 1:18 Impreza 555 Impresses

Nov 24, 2012 No Comments

Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, bringing the 300-horse turbo flat-four-powered hustler home in second [...]

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To Infiniti… and Beyond: Paudi’s 1:18 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Nov 21, 2012 2 Comments

Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly detailed modern machinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor the current crop of Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list on the piece is impressive: opening doors, hood, [...]

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GreenLight Goes Vampy: 1:18 “Bella’s Chevy Pickup” Rises Up

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

Okay, here’s the checklist: She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat up old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t attest to character “Bella’s” taste in men, we [...]

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CMC Magic: 1:18 Maserati 300S is Another Bolt from the Blue

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

CMC’s 1:18 Maserati 300S is another bolt from the blue (well, okay, it’s red, but you get what we mean) from a company with an almost Thor-like capacity to hit their target time after time. The selected subjects are always just edgy enough and historical enough to be worth doing, and the “CMC Effect” – [...]

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