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$4.8 Million Dollar Lamborghini – and it’s a 1:8 scale model!

Sep 30, 2011 1 Comment

The scale automotive collectibles market is about to get a bit of the world’s attention, and a new, one-off model is about to take its place as the reigning objet d’art. Former Mercedes-Benz engineer Robert Gulpen went to the extreme – some might say way extreme – and is scratch-building a 1:8 scale replica of  the [...]

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Premium Classixx 1:12 “Classic” Mini: To Sirs, With Love

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

“Lulu” and “Mini”. If ever two words belonged together in the same sentence, these two do. But not in the way you might think: though the iconic ’60s singer did much to further the ideal of short skirts (and for that, we love her dearly), it’s the other Mini – the miniscule British car – [...]

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Sunstar’s 1:12 Morris Minor and VW Cabriolet: Cheap Thrills

Jul 02, 2011 No Comments

In a lot of ways, Sun Star’s 1:12 offerings of late define their very own segment: heavily featured models of historic, humble cars. “Humble” is an understatement. These ain’t Lamborghinis, guys… if you somehow strapped the full-sized versions of this pair together and fed the result a diet of high octane fuel, you’d still be [...]

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AUDI 1936 Auto Union Type C Racer

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

At this past Nuremberg Toy Fair, Audi unveiled the latest in its range of e-tron concept studies—an all-electric, 1:2-scale version of the 1936 Auto Union Type C Grand Prix car. The electrically propelled version of the 1930s classic racer is based on the limited-edition pedal car. Its electric motor is capable of a top speed of 18mph and can cover up to [...]

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PORSCHE 356 Electric Car

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

PORSCHE ENTHUSIASTS young and old will get a kick out this Ride-On Electric 356 available from Porsche. The little Cabriolet is designed for kids to get behind the wheel and is part of a line of consumer items offered to celebrate the company’s unique performance heritage. Emulating the iconic style of this classic model, the 356 is suitable for children between [...]

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MAISTO 55 Series

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

Some collect by size, some by make or model, and others simply by attitude. Maisto’s new 55s line offers a little of all of the above. The new 1:55 scale is definitely out of the ordinary. So is the departure from being exact to the original car’s shape and design. These are cars and trucks with a slightly animated quality. And [...]

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