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SHIELDS!: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 1989 Batmobile

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite 1989 Batmobile  1:43 | $65.99   What’s long, low, black, and powered by a jet engine? No, not the SR-71 Blackbird – but you’d deserve partial credit for thinking so. It’s the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman and the follow-up Batman Returns. Yes, in reality, the car was powered by [...]

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Green Machine: Minichamps 1:43 “Mullin Collection” Bugatti Type 57C Van Vooren

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Collection Bugatti Type 57C  1:43 | $95.00 At least one 1/43 scale model or kit of every Bugatti Type is available, and all the Atlantics, most Atalantes, and all 11 of the bodies carried at one time or another on the six Type 41 Royale chassis can be found. But this beautiful addition to [...]

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Top Liner: Brooklin’s 1:43 1955 Packard Four Hundred

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Brooklin 1955 Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop 1:43 | $135.00  While Packard’s 1955 bodies looked new, they were in fact structurally the same as their predecessors, wearing a major external face-lift that created a longer, lower, slab-sided look amplified by horizontal trim and tri-tone color schemes. What was new was Packard’s first V-8 engine and torsion-bar [...]

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Stake Out: GreenLight’s 1:18 “Twilight” Ford Crown Vic

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Greenlight “Twilight” Ford Crown Victoria Police Car 1:18 | $50.00 Okay, look – we haven’t seen any of the Twilight movies, and we wouldn’t know a single character from those fang-fests f they were standing next to us picking their teeth. But GreenLight Collectibles is keeping fans of the vampire classics happy.  This latest – [...]

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NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

If you’ve never heard of model maker “ESVAL”, welcome to the club. But don’t be too hard on yourself. The company is a brand-new player in the burgeoning 1:43 market, and this group of factory photos – dusty though they may be – show a lot of promise from this spanking-new line of resincasts. The [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS! Auto World’s “Legends” 1:18 “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress”!

Feb 04, 2013 No Comments

Yeah, we know… those little single photos we run in our print edition’s “Showroom” section can be frustrating. We hear you. That’s why we’re making this effort to round out the print edition’s image limits by posting these galleries of additional snaps for you to enjoy. This set is of Auto World’s outstanding 1:18 Shirley [...]

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IXO 1:43 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” – BONUS PHOTOS

Feb 02, 2013 No Comments

Wayne Moyer has handed in his review of IXO’s 1:43 1933 Pierce Arrow “Silver Arrow” for the Summer 2013 issue of Die Cast X – but we couldn’t resist posting these bonus snaps of the model, which is patterned after a machine currently residing in the Blackhawk Collection. Only five 1:1 Silver Arrows were made; [...]

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OTTO Strikes Again: VW Corrado G60 Hauls Into Town

Jan 30, 2013 No Comments

You can stretch a bit to attach it to the name “Conrad”, but for the most part, “Corrado” is one of those exotic sounding handles that suggest a romantic back story… but basically mean nothing. Unless you’re a car guy. In that case, the word brings up a picture of one of Volkswagen’s greatest driver’s [...]

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STOP THE PRESSES! Sun Star 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible is HERE!

Jan 26, 2013 2 Comments

Much as UK-based Brooklin have made themselves (not just a little ironically) the kings of classic American-themed model cars in 1:43, Asian model manufacturing giant Sun Star has made themselves the reigning rulers of the 1:18/1:12 mid-scale classics roost by choosing great subject matter and doing it really well. We have this outstanding new 1959 [...]

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SPY SHOTS! Minichamps 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura FACTORY PHOTOS

Jan 23, 2013 2 Comments

Now, we know you can’t see us. So, you’ll have to believe that we’re all smiling like a bunch of schoolkids at these spy shots of Minichamps’ in-process 1:18 1955 Lincoln Futura – the lead-off piece for their upcoming Dream Cars series. According to our source, this pre-production image is finalized in its shape – [...]

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