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Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

The folks over at Jalopnik just posed this question as pertains to full-size cars, but we think the principle holds true in scale as well. So we echo the question: What makes a car beautiful? As the saying goes, its is in the eye of the beholder to a large degree, so of course it […]

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Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

The early 1970s were a great time to be a kid who loved car toys. Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning fueled the imagination with cool cars that were designed to go fast. Slot cars were going strong with the battle between AFX and Tyco. And the folks at Kenner came up with their own take […]
Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Batfleck’s Ride Does the Tradition Justice Author: Matt Boyd   Model: Batmobile from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mfr: Hot Wheels Genre: Movie Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $150 est What We Like: Sleeker,Speedier Return to Batform Lots of opening/moving pieces Functional suspension It’s a phenomenon unique to the franchise film: fans dissect each […]

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Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Its latest creation — JDM Tuners — proves once again that Jada is a champion of the modified car aesthetic in diecast. In the past they’ve served up cool collectibles showcasing classic muscle with a pro-touring twist, Cali-style VW culture, lowriders, and import tuners. With JDM Tuners they take it to another level of realism. Once […]
Jada’s Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie

Jada’s Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie

In the Winter issue of Die Cast X, we explored the world of Mopar Movie Magic, showcasing 10 of our favorite silver screen star cars. Number Four on our list was the Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie. In our list it was represented by Jada’s 1:24 rendition of the epic supercharged ‘70 Dodge Charger that […]

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Automodello 1937 Delage D8-120 S Aerodynamic Coupe by Pourtout

Automodello 1937 Delage D8-120 S Aerodynamic Coupe by Pourtout

Sleek and Singular Showpiece 1:24 | $300 (Silver Standard Edition); $450 (Black Homage Edition) by Matt Boyd It speaks volumes to the enduring elegance of the one-of-a-kind D8-120 S Aerodynamic Coupe that Louis Delage used it as his personal car following its debut at the 1937 Paris Auto Show, and that when the restored vehicle […]
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A Lap Down Memory Lane with Charlie Glotzbach

Charlie was one of Dodge’s top NASCAR drivers during the late ’60s and early ’70s, and was the primary test and driver during the development of the winged Dodge Charger Daytona for Chrysler during the 1969 season. As part of our “NASCAR’s Aero Warriors” feature in the Summer issue of Die Cast X (now on […]

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Model of the Day: Maisto’s Rambunctious Raptor

Model of the Day: Maisto’s Rambunctious Raptor

Spotted at Toy Fair. Maisto is coming out with a rowdy-looking Ford F150 Raptor extended cab, with a pretty sizeable lift, roof rack, a light kit, winch and other off-road goodies in 1:24. This is just a preproduction mock-up made for the show circuit — Maisto showed one red and one blue. The production piece […]
Eye-grabbing Graber

Eye-grabbing Graber

Automodello 1934 Duesenberg J Graber Tribute Edition 1:24| $334 Some would say that a Duesenberg is a one-of-a-kind machine by definition, but this release by Automodello proves that it is indeed possible to have a vehicle that is more specialized and even more exclusive than your ho-hum “production” Duesy! Witness the Duesenberg J Graber speedster. […]
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