Building Passion

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

     Kyosho Ferrari Formula Car Kits 1:64 | $9 each A case of the giggles is what we got when we opened up the large box containing all of Kyosho’s 1:64 Ferrari Formula cars (series III)—mostly because we didn’t know at the time that this lineup of exacting little buggers is made up of do-it-yourself, pre-decorated [...]

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Mean Mudders

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

 Jada Toys Big Time 4Wheelin Wave 4 1:64 | $4 each  Jada Toys’ “Big Time 4Wheelin’” series 4 offers a 6-truck lineup that will instigate immediate salivation. The series consists of Jada’s most popular truck and sport utility vehicle castings, including a’57 Chevy Suburban, a ’99 Chevy Silverado “dually”, a 2003 Ford Excursion, a Hummer [...]

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Batteries Not Included

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

XCO LexusGS450h 1:64 | $25 There’s a lot that makes this wee Lexus GS450h from XCO Models (distributed through Daboxtoys.com) so interesting. For one thing, the little model replicates the first Hybrid- drive car to be entered into the Macau Grand Prix, in 2010. Though the GS didn’t come across as a winner, its 3.5 [...]

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Chevy’s COPO Mojo is back, and GreenLight has it in 1:64!

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments

For Chevy fans, COPO is a magic word. For Ford guys, its just a four-letter word! Built to give Bowtie faithful some firepower in stock-class drag racing, Chevy built just 69 factory COPO Camaros in 2013. Three classic-displacement engines were offered, to make it eligible for multiple classes: 350, 396, and 427ci. But like the [...]

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The Little Things

Aug 01, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Detroit Muscle Release 17 1:64 | $5 each M2 Machines has raised the bar and expectations for 1:64 scale collectors. With opening doors, detailed interiors, and well-manicured engine bays, it’s no wonder that collectors are stockpiling these mini masterpieces. The latest series of “Detroit Muscle” brings a few new twists into the mix; [...]

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Road Huggers

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments

JAdA loPro 1:64 | $5 each Leave it to Jada to capture the latest movements from the modern automotive scene. Influenced by the streets of modernday Southern California cruise-ins, the all-new “LoPro” Series 1 has 12 vehicles on tap, based on six different castings—a 2009 Corvette Stingray Concept, a 2005 Ford GT, a Lamborghini Murcielago [...]

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Far, far and away the coolest thing to see at Comic-Con!

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Comic-Con is going on in San Diego this week, and the best reason to be there has to be this full-size sinister showstopper from Hot Wheels! The Darth Vader car is one of a series of Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels just released to celebrate the forthcoming Episode VII that is currently in production. And with [...]

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Greenlight Collectibles Hollywood Series 3

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Take 3 GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES Hollywood Series 3 1:64 | $5 each “Lights! Camera! Roll take 3!” shouts GreenLight Collectibles, as this third sequel of its popular Hollywood series reaches collec- tors. Ask any screenwriter: it’s difficult for any sequel to outperform its predecessor. But this Hollywood 3 series stands out, with an intriguing cast, including [...]

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Hot Wheels Racing

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

ONE THREE TWO OH WOW HOT WHEELS Racing 1:64 | $5 each Hot Wheels continues to deliver cutting edge specialty collector series that keep their line fresh and in the forefront of the industry, and this quarter-mile themed series is proof. With the enormous success of their “Drag Strip Demons” and “Vintage Racing” lines, it [...]

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Vanishing Point – from Greenlight and others

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

While we’re talking desirable Challengers, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the all-time most famous Challenger star car from the counter-culture cult car classic Vanishing Point. Lone driver Kowalski blasts across the scenic western countryside from Denver to San Francisco at the wheel of an ivory 1970 R/T, banging shifts through the pistol-grip-equipped [...]

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