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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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Maisto’s 1:18 2014 Corvette is HERE!

May 31, 2013 2 Comments

Deadline is always a crazy time for us. But sometimes, something comes along that tears us away from the files and photos. That time happened yesterday when an overnight package arrived here straight from Maisto, containing not one, but two examples of their 2014 Corvette. We’ve been following the development of this C7 since Maisto [...]

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ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

ACME’s “Tom’s Garage” ’32 Ford five window is on deck, and we thought we’d share these photos of the pre-production piece that Mat and the ACME boys sent along. As you can see, the model’s got more of that classic old rod’s DNA, done with a new upper body and a classic scalloped paint job [...]

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Minichamps’ 1:18 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: OMG AMG

Apr 27, 2013 No Comments

There a lot of letters attached to the track-ready version of Mercerdes-Benz’s  6.3-liter, mega-buck SLS, and to that jumble, Minichamps has added another three: ABS. As in plastic. That’s the material that the German maker has used for the sealed body shell of this latest model of the triumphant Teuton, seen here in its debut [...]

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Bburago Fiat 500s: Say it in Italian

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

It’s more than a little amusing to us that among the four Bburago Fiat 500s that arrived here for review, two were Abarths. Because nobody here can actually agree on how to pronounce “Bburago”. Or “Abarth”. That doesn’t matter. What really counts is that the funny, double-B name is appearing yet again on low-buck, high-giggle [...]

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Paudi Models: Say Hello

Apr 22, 2013 2 Comments

Paudi Models has, up until recently, been hard at work self-promoting their lineup of high-featured 1:18 diecast cars here in the United States. Here’s good news: the manufacturer now has a pipeline into the US – Taylor Sports Collector – and the going, crowing, and growing for this premium maker should get a lot smoother. [...]

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Auto World 1:18 “Jungle Jim”: Run Through the Jungle

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

Auto World “Jungle Jim” Funny Car 1:18 | $95.99 “Jungle Jim” Liberman was an accomplished race driver, to be sure. But his true strength, and the thing that has kept his memory alive, was his uncanny knack for showmanship. From his immaculate racers to his easy-on-the-eyes burnout babe, the well-recruited Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Jim [...]

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GreenLight 1:43 Jeeps: Social Climbers

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

GreenLight 2012 Jeep “Mountain” and “Arctic”   1:43 | $15.00 Cheap Jeeps are always fun to have around, and if you have a car kid on your short list – or just like the looks of the special editions that Jeep occasionally breaks out – these inexpensive, yet attractively done 1:43 models of the Jeep Wrangler [...]

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IXO 1:43 Aston Martin AMR-One: Aston’s Last?

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

IXO Aston Martin AMR-One  1:43 | $30.00 Aston Martin switched from a Lola chassis with a six-liter DBR9-GT V-12 to an in-house chassis powered by a turbocharged two-liter engine for the 2011 Le Mans Prototype (LMP) season. The new AMR-One was a dismal flop, slower than its predecessor and with a 100% failure rate. One [...]

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OTTO 1:18 Volkswagen Corrado: Go Wagen

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

OTTO Model VW Corrado G60  1:18 | $115.00 Introduced in 1990 here in the States, the Volkswagen Corrado didn’t take long to make itself known as more than a Golf on PEDs; the automotive press fairly fawned over the car, and some went so far as to call the Corrado an almost certain classic in [...]

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