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Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Out of the Box Online Exclusive! – Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speciale

Arrivederci Bella! By: Matt Boyd 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but believe it or not it has actually been six years! Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so it’s time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going […]

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3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

3D-Printed Precision Replicas — The Future is NOW!

What we are looking at here may well be the future of models. If so, the future is going to be PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME! As this functioning 3D-printed Toyota engine/transmission demonstrates, the precision available from the technology is already astounding, and its getting better by the day! Just imagine the possibilities for micro-specialized runs of […]
Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

Japanese Classics: In Scale and at Auction

This morning we are reading Hemmings’ preview of the upcoming Scotsdale auction season in mid-January, specifically highlighting the emergence of classic Japanese cars as valuable collectibles. We in the diecast community have known of the appeal of Japan’s performance models from the 1960s and early ’70s, and now it seems the big auction houses are […]

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AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, Fanged Fastback!  — Online Exclusive

AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, Fanged Fastback! — Online Exclusive

Fanged Fastback! AutoWorld 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 1:18 | $89.99 With all the festivity surrounding the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, it would be easy to overlook the other great Ford models that have been coming out lately. That would be a real pity in the case of AutoWorld’s 1970 Ford Torino Cobra, which is based on […]
Dodge and Mustang Anniversary Specials from GreenLight, 1:64  — Online Exclusive

Dodge and Mustang Anniversary Specials from GreenLight, 1:64 — Online Exclusive

Pretty much everyone knows about the 50th anniversary of the Mustang as it coincided with the launch of the all-new 2015 model. Mopar fans will note that this marks the 100th anniversary of the Dodge Brothers establishing their eponymous automobile brand. What better excuse then than to take a look at GreenLight’s 1:64 Anniversary Collection […]

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COPO v King at SEMA 2014!

COPO v King at SEMA 2014!

The 2014 SEMA show is going on right now, and the new performance announcements are coming fast and furious! Fans of classic Ford vs Chevy factory doorslammer rivalry should be thrilled with this pair of ponies. Chevrolet has just announced its Central Office Production Order program for 2015. COPO, as it is universally known, is […]
Online Exclusive: The Last of the Royal Bloodline: AutoWorld’s 1969 Royal Bobcat GTO

Online Exclusive: The Last of the Royal Bloodline: AutoWorld’s 1969 Royal Bobcat GTO

For enthusiasts in the 1960s Royal Pontiac was indeed the regal palace of Poncho performance. Tapped as the official factory-supported skunkworks by new Pontiac general manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen and marketing maven Jim Wangers (of GTO fame) in 1959 to help build the brand into a performance leader, Royal-campaigned Super Duty Pontiacs were soon winning […]

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Online Exclusive: GreenLight 1967 Mustang notchback Specials

Online Exclusive: GreenLight 1967 Mustang notchback Specials

Not that any diecast company really needs an excuse to release a classic ‘60s Mustang replica, but this year’s 50th Anniversary of Ford’s foundational pony car has inspired a veritable stampede of scale ‘Stangs. Among the most prolific has been GreenLight, with several interesting variations on its 1967 coupe casting. When it comes to diecast, […]
Photo your Diecast like a Pro!

Photo your Diecast like a Pro!

Diecast models are all about scale realism—capturing the look of a full-size vehicle authentically in scale is an art. It is not unlike capturing a photo, which is why diecast lends itself so well to photography. That—and the proliferation of relatively high-quality digital cameras—is why so many collectors are moved to document their collections in […]
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