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Look Back 1:24: Yat Ming’s Presidential Limos

Jan 25, 2012 1 Comment

In case you’ve been dozing ‘neath the bituminous for the past several months (or you think those debates on TV are some kind of new reality show), we’d like to remind you that we’re gearing up for an election. For the really big job. As in, President of the United States. It’s with that in [...]

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Sneak Peek: M2 Machines Plays a Wild Card

Jan 24, 2012 4 Comments

M2 Machines is a fairly new company in the scope of the diecast community. When they entered the market they came running full steam ahead with a specific agenda: redefine the word “detail” in the smaller scale segment, make the models realistic, and deliver castings to the market that had yet to be seen.  Did [...]

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Country Style Cruisers: GreenLight’s County Roads Series 7

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

County Roads Series 7 delivers a duo of new tooling; the 1977 Chevrolet G20 Van is a brand new addition to the GreenLight lineup, and the 2011 Ford Explorer is another new tool that was recently introduced. Both machines are decorated as service vehicles for fictional outdoor businesses – lawn care and construction – in [...]

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The Phantom Rises: Automodello Releases the Phantom Corsair in 1:24 Resin

Jan 15, 2012 2 Comments

Rust Heinz’s Phantom Corsair was a standout machine at a time when streamlining and aerodynamics (or at least styling that looked aerodynamic) were making profound changes to car design – and, by extension, what folks considered stylish and modern. The Phantom cost twenty-four grand to build at a time when a mini-mansion could be had [...]

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Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

One of the funniest scenes in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles (aside from the campfire scene, of course) is the one in which the good folks of the town of Rock Ridge realize the replica town they’ve created to trick the bad guys is missing a critical element: replica people. It’s the same for collectors [...]

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Sneak Peak: M2 Machines Announces Exclusive Vehicle for the DCX Collectors EXPO

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

Sean Taylor from M2 Machines just shared this sneak peek with us. What you’re looking at is the deco’d body of M2 Machines’ RCX/DCX exclusive promotional vehicle, a 1969 Chevy Camaro “pace car” themed issue that will only be available at the  M2 Machines booth during the show. RCX / DCX takes place at the [...]

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Miniauto reminds collectors that Bauer’s Mercedes Benz 500K is nearing SOLD OUT status

Jan 13, 2012 2 Comments

If you think that expensive models linger longer on the store shelves, you might want to think again. Miniauto rang us this afternoon with the news that the highly anticipated 1:12  Bauer Mercedes-Benz 500K “Spezial” Roadster – tagging at an eye-watering $1,750.00 MSRP –  is almost sold out.  If you have not yet placed your [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Dauer’s answer to those drivers who dream of hammering a race car down the open highway is this 962. Sure, it’s been prettied up, and it’s had a few creature comforts and safety features added, but under the leather and added finery is an honest-to-gosh race car, right down to the 720-horse boxer motor. We [...]

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Replicarz Announces 1911 Marmon Wasp : The Original Indy Winner

Jan 05, 2012 2 Comments

Replicarz has announced the next release in their all new 1:18 scale Indy series and they couldn’t have picked a more significant race car. It’s the 1911 Marmon Wasp driven to victory in the first ever Indy 500 by Ray Harroun. Not only did the Wasp win the first ever 500 mile event at Indy, [...]

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Lap of Luxury: M&D International Rolls Out A Winner

Jan 04, 2012 1 Comment

Luxury Collectibles came out of left field (actually, Brooklyn, New York, by way of Florida and China) a couple of years ago, and got pushed out into the daylight by the father and son team of Drew and Matt Heitner. Drew is the head, and Matt the heir apparent, of M&D International, the worldwide point [...]

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