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A “Heyer” Power: Minichamps’ 1:43 “Heyer Tribute Set”

Mar 24, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps “Heyer Tribute Set”  1:43 | $149.50  Watching vintage footage of Hans Heyer bombing around circa 1971 in a four-door, AMG-prepped Mercedes 300SEL is a lot of fun, and realizing that he had a monster 6.8 liter V8 motor under the car’s hood (all the better to suck the headlights out of his track mates) [...]

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Die Cast X TV LIVE

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

“The All-Model Show”, airs tonight, November 20th at 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. In addition to showing 30 minutes of in-hand reviews, we will be giving away Die Cast X window clings and a 1:18 Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari (prize worth $120.00)! Join us for another information packed show! Enter the live show here [pdb_signup]

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SNEAK PEEK! Finishing Touches Going Into New Air Studio For “Cup Of Joe”

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

What a week! Hot on the heels of finishing up the editorial and design of the next issue of DCX, we’re putting the final touches on the new air studio for Die Cast X TV’s latest show, “Cup of Joe”. The show is a follow-up to the Tuesday night “Die Cast X TV LIVE”, and will [...]

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2 Fast 4 U: GreenLight’s 1:18 “2 Fast 2 Furious” Challenger

Dec 01, 2012 No Comments

2 Fast 2 Furious, the sequel to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, gave screen time to a lot of memorable machinery doing some unforgettable (and not exactly legal) things. One such scene had this car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, driven by Eric Etebari (playing the role of “Darden”) in a tag [...]

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Without a Hitch: Motorhead Miniatures 1:18 “Out of Gas” Figures Set

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Meet Lorraine and Cody, a surprisingly cheerful couple who manage a smile, despite the fact that they’re clearly stuck. This latest set of figurines from Motorhead Miniatures “1201″ line (so named for its limited editions of 1201 pieces/sets) is made from cold-cast resin, and includes the figures, an “Out of Gas” sign (attached here to [...]

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Subie Do: Sun Star’s 1:18 Impreza 555 Impresses

Nov 24, 2012 No Comments

Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, bringing the 300-horse turbo flat-four-powered hustler home in second [...]

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Look Back and Remember: November 22, 1963

Nov 22, 2012 1 Comment

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we must also take a moment to remember another American moment – one not so happy – that happened on this day in 1963. It’s not very often that a model causes controversy. But when Minichamps  released a replica of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 “X-100” Lincoln – replete with figures [...]

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To Infiniti… and Beyond: Paudi’s 1:18 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Nov 21, 2012 2 Comments

Ever hear of Paudi Models? You will. This maker of higher-end, highly detailed modern machinery is becoming a favorite of collectors who favor the current crop of Asian-market automobiles, and images like this beautifully presented Infiniti G37S coupe is part of the reason why. The feature list on the piece is impressive: opening doors, hood, [...]

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SNEAK PEEK: Automodello’s 1:24 Mormon Meteor Lands!

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

We’re starting to feel like proud parents. Well, a little, anyway. We’ve watched Automodello’s outstanding 1:24 resin replica of Ab Jenkins’ 1935 Duesenberg – the  ”Mormon Meteor” – go from sketch to tooling model to unpainted resin prototype. Now, it’s here on our table as a production-ready piece (and a featured car from our Spring [...]

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For The Technophile : AutoWave Bluetooth Cars

Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment

Just when we thought that our smart phones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave, with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control a 1:43 car. Really. Once [...]

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