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Detroit Iron – circa 1970!

Apr 25, 2016 No Comments by

Gotta love the footage of classic Detroit iron being welded together! This video comes from General Motors body assembly by Fisher circa 1970. Originally founded as an independent coachworks, GM bought majority ownership in Fisher back in 1919, and in the following years was the source for many of the most prestigious cars by GM’s [...]

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Racing Champions are back on track!

Mar 25, 2016 No Comments by

The big news at Round2 was the return of Racing Champions 1:64. The Mint series is first off the line, and several were on display at Toy Fair.#diecastxmag #racingchampions #nytoyfair #gto #buickriviera #dodgecharger

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Foosin’ around in the M2 Booth at NY Toy Fair

Mar 21, 2016 No Comments by

The guys at M2 showed off some of their Foose Design haulers at Toy Fair. Keep an eye out for unpainted versions of the center one out in the wild – a limited number are hand-signed by Chip Foose himself! Come visit us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/diecastx/ #nytoyfair #diecastxmag #m2machines #chipfoose #foosedesign

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Original Beach Bomb spotted at NY Toy Fair!

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments by

Yup – that’s the real deal. The guys in the PlayTape booth pulled some strings to get this original Beach Bomb to help launch their new Hot Wheels-licensed track tape. Valued at $100k+, this Beach Bomb might be the most valuable toy here at the show! Come visit us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/diecastx/#diecastxmag #hotwheels #hotwheelscollector #nytoyfair [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: 7 Great New Jeep Concepts

Mar 11, 2016 No Comments by

Jeep has really come out swinging for the Easter Jeep Safari event, to be held later this month on the world-class trails in and around Moab, Utah. It has unleashed no fewer than seven concept vehicles to be debuted on this, the 50th anniversary of the event itself, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of [...]

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NEW Feature: Model of the Day — Sox & Martin ’70 Cudas

Feb 08, 2016 No Comments by

Hey gang, To coincide with the re-launch of Die Cast X’s Instagram page, we are kicking off a new regular feature: Model of the Day. The idea is to show you regular snapshots and teasers of some of the models we get on a weekly basis here at the office. Many of these will be [...]

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NEO 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments

Sublime Sedanette from Caddy’s Silver Age Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $212 As American manufacturing migrated back from wartime production to focusing on consumer goods, the race was on to design the vehicles that would define the postwar automotive boom that every manufacturer knew was coming. Of course, even the most aggressive vehicle development schedule [...]

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Lightning Strikes Twice! 10 Questions with Johnny Lightning’s Tom Lowe

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

Johnny Lightning (JL) is a brand name with which all fans of 1:64 diecast will be instantly familiar. Introduced originally by Topper Toys in 1969, quick on the heels of Hot Wheels’ launch, JL focused from the outset on speed above all. To raise brand awareness and further emphasize its association with speed, JL sponsored [...]

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Mocking Up the Mach 5

Jan 21, 2016 No Comments

by Ron Ruelle As diecast collectors, we seldom consider the amount of effort that goes into creating a miniature version of a real car, especially one with working features. Rolling wheels are a bare minimum, but when a vehicle also features opening doors and hood, working steering and even suspension, it’s really a miniature marvel [...]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Jan 20, 2016 No Comments

Loftiest of the High Rollers Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $279 Last year I reviewed Kyosho’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, and just last issue I examined their Bentley Mulsanne Speed—exquisite 1:18 models of two of the most extravagant, exclusive conveyances known to man (or at least a very few, very rich men—and women—for whom these scions [...]

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