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It Must be Love: Auto-Haulers Rolls New Releases in 1:64

Feb 22, 2012 1 Comment

M2 Machines’ Auto-Haulers seems to have struck a good nerve with collectors in 1:64, and the line is expanding with this Series 6 release. It’s sure working on us, right down to the retro-look logo M2 uses for the packaging on the wee trucks. The series includes a 1956 Ford C-500 Cab-Over-Engine toting a 1970 [...]

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GreenLight Collectibles Daytona 500 Pace Cars

Feb 21, 2012 1 Comment

Coming to the table with two new licenses, GreenLight is offering its first set of 1:18 Daytona 500 pace cars, the result of a team effort between GreenLight, NASCAR, and the Daytona International Speedway. These detailed pace cars come from two very important years in NASCAR and DAYTONA 500 history; the 1979 Daytona 500 was the [...]

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FIRST LOOK! Kyosho’s 1:64 Racing Ferrari Collection!

Feb 16, 2012 1 Comment

1:64 is going to get just a bit hotter this summer thanks to this new lineup of 1:64 Ferrari  F1 racers from Kyosho, arriving soon in the form of pre-decorated kits. Each kit contains approximately ten pre-painted and tampo-decorated pieces, and comes with an included screwdriver – everything snaps into place and final-fastens with the [...]

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Cover Cars : GreenLight’s ‘Zine Machines Series 2

Feb 13, 2012 No Comments

Just because a car magazine was issued in the 21st century doesn’t mean that the machine on the cover wasn’t a historic, high-octane legend from years past. GreenLight Collectibles’ ‘Zine Machines Series 2 features a plethora of cars from the ’60s and ’70s that your dad and his pals (and probably his little sonny boy) [...]

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Look Back 1:24: Danbury Mint 1948 Chrysler Town & Country

Feb 05, 2012 4 Comments

In certain cultures, it is believed that wood is capable of absorbing and storing the essence of human contact, like some instant-on organic recorder. Perhaps it’s that mystical connection that makes old wood-bodied cars so attractive to car buffs… and makes the material so welcomed for use in a model. Danbury Mint’s 1948 Chrysler Town [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Ricko Cadillac V16 “Aero-Dynamic Coupe”

Feb 04, 2012 1 Comment

A few years ago, Ricko (or RickoRicko, if you want to be picky picky) was a little known German company that was being distributed in the U.S. in fits and spurts, which was a shame. They actually had a few neat, fairly inspired images in 1:18, including a wee BMW “Dixi” sedan, a substantially more [...]

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Who You Gonna Call?: Ecto-1 In Collectors’ Hands at Last

Jan 31, 2012 1 Comment

Well, well, well – at last, one of the most desired movie car icons of the last quarter century has arrived in true 1:18, and the ripple effect is catching up “serious” collectors  as well as movie car fans. Hot Wheels Elite’s new 1959 Cadillac limousine-style Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex – a handful of a name [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Lane 1968 “Nickey” Camaro

Jan 29, 2012 No Comments

Lane Automotive was – and still is – a supplier of high-performance automotive parts, based in Watervliet, Michigan. In the late 1990’s, they also became a supplier to the 1:18 diecast hobby, offering re-pops of Ertl molds that were built to spec for sale to an image-hungry musclecar collector base. Those early models were fairly [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Revell Germany’s Messerschmitt KR200 “Kabinenroller”

Jan 28, 2012 1 Comment

Park the Prius; unplug your Volt; use those do-it-yourself fuel cell plans you just bought for the Mini to spark up the backyard barbecue. All that physics-stretching, newfangled technology is namby-pamby stuff. If you want to make mileage like they did in the old days, think microcar. These ’fifties-era spawns of the European postwar economy [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Precision 100 Ford Mustang Convertible

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

There are a few milestone models in the 1:18 hobby. On the one hand, there are the early, inexpensive Bburagos and Ertls that attracted most collectors to the scale in the first place, and on the other, the super-detailed (and far pricier) one-to-eighteen offerings from makers like Exoto, Lane Exact Detail, and GMP that introduced [...]

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