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Spin Master NASCAR

Dec 26, 2014 No Comments by

Model car makers are usually an energetic lot, but when we got on the blower with the fellows who made these first shots, we felt enthusiasm fairly pouring out of the handset. Spin Master is a toy company on the move. They started making well-regarded 1:64 NASCAR models in 2011, and these first shots of [...]

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Dodge and Mustang Anniversary Specials from GreenLight, 1:64 — Online Exclusive

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments by

Pretty much everyone knows about the 50th anniversary of the Mustang as it coincided with the launch of the all-new 2015 model. Mopar fans will note that this marks the 100th anniversary of the Dodge Brothers establishing their eponymous automobile brand. What better excuse then than to take a look at GreenLight’s 1:64 Anniversary Collection [...]

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M2Machines “Chip Foose” series 2

Oct 24, 2014 No Comments by

M2’s Chip Foose Design collection had us at “hello” in its first release. The six cars were all related either to the master designer/builder’s career, or episodes of his Overhaulin’ TV show. Now, the cars are back, in secondary colors for release two — and we’re liking them all over again. Suckers? Hardly. These repaints [...]

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GreenLight “Hollywood” Series 5

Oct 13, 2014 No Comments by

We’re pretty convinced that nobody ever gets a moment’s rest at GreenLight, what with their incredible knack for coming up with the coolest little (and some not so little) cars. On the small side of showbiz is this latest batch from their “Hollywood” series, and it’s a riot. Not only are the castings for each [...]

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Auto World “True 1:64” Mustang and Camaro

Oct 03, 2014 No Comments by

Auto World keeps re-inventing themselves in the smaller scale. First, it was the “True L.E.” series, with its promise of the model’s tooling being destroyed after each production run. Now, it’s this neat “True 1:64” series of painstakingly scaled miniatures of classic muscle cars. To which we say, “wow.” These little beasts are extremely nice, [...]

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M2 Machines “Moon Pie” Haulers

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments by

Southern folks love moon pies. Mobile, AL, is so enamored of the chocolate-covered graham cracker and marshmallow confection that they hoist a 12-foot-wide replica of one to celebrate the new year. You’d understand if you tasted one. We were laughing out loud over this trio of classic trucks — a ’56 Ford COE, a ’58 [...]

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Candy Stripes

Sep 28, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Auto Dreams “Tom Kelly” Ford F-100 1:64 | $5.99 Tom Kelly started striping and airbrushing cars under the tutelage of his grandfather, as one of the “Crazy Painters,” along with another “Big Daddy” – Ed Roth. They’d travel to car lots and custom shops, where Tom would lay on stripes, scallops, flames, and [...]

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Black Out

Sep 24, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles Black Bandits Series 7 1:64 | $5.99 each GreenLight Collectibles’ Black Bandit series is in its seventh release, and like the prior six, the cars all come wearing a special triple black scheme – black paint, black interior, and black wheels – which makes even the largest of the group- ing (a ‘76 [...]

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A Bug’s Life

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles “Volkshaus VW Repair Shop” set 1:64 | $16.99 Ah, the humble VW. It’s common knowledge that you can’t kill ‘em – but they sure can get funky looking after a while. When the time comes for a re-do, the thousands of Volkswagen resto shops that dot the American landscape can revive even the [...]

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Memorial Metal

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Shelby Tribute 1:24/1:64 | $25/$5.99 each Carroll Shelby’s legacy remains one of the strongest in automotive history. M2 Machines’ “Shelby Tribute” 1:24 and 1:64 first-gen Shelby 1965 Mustang GT350s celebrate the life of the legend, and each car wears the number “89” (Mr. Shelby’s age at passing), a brace of reproduced Shelby signatures [...]

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