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Spark 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible

May 02, 2014 No Comments

Although it was a sales disaster at the time, the Edsel has become more popular over the years, and none more so than the top-of-the-line Citation convertible. Spark’s new resincast of the distinctively styled car is simply one of the best 1:43-scale models to come along for a while. Its excellent “Spring Green” paint matches [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1927-’36 Delage-ERA

May 01, 2014 No Comments

Few single cars have generated this much history: First, this Delage was part of the team that won every (yes, every) Grand Prix in 1927, then, in 1936, Dick Seaman drove it to dominate voiturette racing so thoroughly that he earned a spot on the 1937 Mercedes GP team. Siamese Princes Chula and Bira (White [...]

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NEW VIDEO! GreenLight’s “Fast & Furious” Cars in 1:43

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments

Nobody said that you have to spend a lot of money to get something cool in diecast – and GreenLight’s been proving that for years.  This Fast & Furious selection brings home a lot of cool detailing for a surprisingly small price. GreenLight Toys  

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NEW VIDEO! Automodello’s 1962 Mustang I Concept in 1:24, 1:43!

Dec 16, 2013 No Comments

It’s going to be an extra happy holiday if you’re a collector of high-end resincast models of offbeat subjects – like the Automodello 1962 Mustang I concept car. They’ve brought the model out in 1:24 and 1:43 – a first for the company – and as you’ll see in the video, that’s a trend we’re [...]

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Proto-Pony: Automodello’s 1962 Ford Mustang I Puts History on the Hoof

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

The question one has to ask oneself regarding Automodello isn’t so much why they make the models that they do, but where they get the nerve to take on some of the way-off-the-ranch subjects that they make. No, we’re not complaining. Actually, we’re damned impressed by this maker, and we have been from day one. [...]

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Little Edsel, Lots of Detail

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

Serial(ized) Killer Minichamps Model 40 Special Speedster 1:43 | $95.00  Too much is never enough, especially when the matter at hand is cars from the fringe. For a lot of die-hard car folks, Edsel Ford’s one-off “Model 40 Special Speedster” might never have been a topic of conversation – never mind the subject of collectors’ [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 1955 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans: Tragic Magic

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

The 1955 running of Le Mans marked the greatest tragedy ever seen in motorsport, and the horrific accident that took so many lives overshadowed the winning machine’s advanced design and build. AUTOart remembers one of the greatest race cars designs ever built in a classy, classic 1:43 of the historic Le Mans winner. AUTOart Models

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Minichamps 1:43 Mullin Museum Voisin C27 Aerosport: Look to the Sky

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Museum Voisin C27 “Aerosport”  1:43 | $95.00 Gabriel Voisin was crazy for flight. In the early 1900s, he partnered with some of Europe’s pioneers of heavier-than-air design, and created the first European airplane to take off, circle, and land from whence it had departed -  fairly remarkable stuff in 1908. By the time [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 Lamborghini Aventador: Little Lamb-O

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

 AUTOart Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1:43 | $165.00   One of the myths about 1:43 is that models can’t be made with opening features. To which AUTOart says, “watch this”. Arriving on a mirror-topped display base, “this” is an  astonishing Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the second of two little fully-featured Lambos we’ve reviewed in recent months (the [...]

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Minichamps’ “Mullin” Atlantic ROCKS in 1:43

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps’ “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” is really hitting its stride this past week. No fewer than three new models have appeared here at Die Cast X South, and that’s made for some deep-chested ooh-ing and aah-ing around here. In a word: amazing. Our sample of the Mullin’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic came out of [...]

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