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ACME Brings Back the PM Gassers!

Jun 19, 2013 No Comments

Well, we’ve been hoping it would happen, and it has: resurgent diecast brand ACME is resurrecting the excellent 1:18 Willys Gassers that were once the pride of the Precision Miniatures stable. This latest development is proof yet again that the company’s bottom line is getting stronger – and those at the helm are as savvy [...]

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Die Cast X Magazine’s “Git Your Goat” Giveaway!

Jun 15, 2013 No Comments

Hey! How’d you like to add three out-of-production 1:18 1966 GTOs to your stable? Well, here’s your chance! We found three rare Highway 61 Goats in a storage closet up at the Air Age Media offices, and we’ve decided to give all three away to ONE lucky winner. All you need to do to enter [...]

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AUTOart 1:18 Mercedes G-Klasse: Klasse Act

Jun 10, 2013 No Comments

Not much has changed on the outside of Mercedes-Benz’ G-class SUV since it debuted in 1979, but the super-rugged machine, first developed as a military vehicle, has had a ton of refinements from within. The first examples, called “G-Wagen” (for “Gelandewagen”, roughly translated as “watch me climb this wall“), were co-manufactured by Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch, [...]

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AUTOart 1:43 Lamborghini Aventador: Little Lamb-O

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

 AUTOart Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1:43 | $165.00   One of the myths about 1:43 is that models can’t be made with opening features. To which AUTOart says, “watch this”. Arriving on a mirror-topped display base, “this” is an  astonishing Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the second of two little fully-featured Lambos we’ve reviewed in recent months (the [...]

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Minichamps “Mullin” 1:18 Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” : Goddess on Wheels

Jun 06, 2013 2 Comments

Minichamps 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C “Dubonnet” 1:18 | $295.00  Super collectors are a rare and wonderful bunch of folks. They have the money, time, and space to indulge in their passions, be they model cars, their full-sized counterparts, or both. Minichamps understands that, and the proof is this exquisite Hispano-Suiza “Xenia” in 1:18 resin, the debut [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Jun 04, 2013 2 Comments

Around 8,500 Ferrari 348s were produced between 1989 and 1995 – a pretty serious number by Ferrari standards – and both the car, and Ferrari itself, went through a few changes during that time. For the 348, most were subtle, like the millimetric changes to its width and wheelbase, or the mild reshuffling of its [...]

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Hot Water: ACME’s 1:18 “Southern Speed” 1965 El Camino

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments

ACME “Southern Speed & Marine” 1965 Chevy El Camino 1:18 | $129.95 Those old story-tellers at ACME Trading Company are fielding a new and welcome  addition to a brand they first floated during the GMP days: the “Southern Speed & Marine” line. This 1:18 series is right up the Winder, Georgia, company’s alley, and the [...]

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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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