High-Caliber Bullitts: GreenLight’s 1:43 Mustang and Charger

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

We just received the press release on GreenLight’s new 1:43 Bullitt duo — the 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Updated tooling, authentic movie decoration and movie-themed packaging are part of the deal, and each comes in an acrylic case. We’ve only seen photos so far, and these are pre-production (they’re [...]

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1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept – Next Release from Minichamps Bortz Collection

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments

The next in Minichamps’ Bortz Collection of 1:18 resin GM concept car replicas is set to drop this week — and its already closing in on being sold out! If you must have the 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept — and you really must — better act fast!

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Elgin Park – a scale slice of Americana! Taking diecast dioramas to a new level.

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments

With his creation of Elgin Park Michael Paul Smith has gone far, far beyond mere diorama displays of diecast cars. His miniature town is its own stylized world, complete with vignetted  stories told in magical photographic images that combine master-level model making, forced perspective and other optical illusion techniques to create the ultimate in scale [...]

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Dodge, Jeep and Mustang Anniversary Specials in 1:64

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments

It seems like just about every automotive brand under the sun is celebrating an anniversary right now. Three of the biggies are Ford’s Mustang (50th Anniversary), Jeep (70th Anniversary), and Dodge (100th Anniversary), and GreenLight is celebrating all three in 1:64. Anniversary Collection Series 2 features a pair of 2011 Jeep Wranglers — one in [...]

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1:64 American Classics Sneak Peek: M2 Auto-Thentics Series 31

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments

M2 Machines released this preview sheet of their forthcoming  31st release in the Auto-Thentics series of 1:64 American classics. Included in Series 31  are two color combos each of a 1957 DeSoto Fireflite, a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, and a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. Here are pics of the prototypes: The DeSoto comes in Gloss [...]

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Ixo 1960 Facel Vega Excellence

Jan 24, 2015 No Comments

Excellent Excellence 1:43 | $44.95 When the subject of sleek, low-slung European GT cars with American engines comes up, most of us think of the many Italian-American hybrids, or the English Cad-Allards and later, Cobras. But surprisingly, the first to be offered in both Europe and the U.S. was the 1954 Vega, built by the [...]

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Minichamps 1936 Talbot-Lago T26-SS “Grand Prix”

Jan 23, 2015 No Comments

More French Curves 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork.  Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 24-Hours.  It re-surfaced [...]

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M2 Machines Detroit-Muscle Series 26

Jan 21, 2015 No Comments

Mini Muscle, Max Detail 1:64 | $6 Contrary to popular assumption, the importance of presentation does not diminish with size. This is a principle that the folks at Castline clearly understand, and take full advantage of with their line of 1:64-scale Detroit-Muscle M2 Machines. Given that each comes with a molded diamond plate base (with [...]

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GreenLight’s Great Gatsby roadster is a Duesy!

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight? Yep. The company best known for its muscle cars has come out with a 1:18 Duesenberg II SJ from the 2013 release of The Great Gatsby. It too was plenty muscular–the ‘S’ in SJ denoted the presence of a supercharger, taking the 6.9L straight-8 engine output up to 320 horses–good for nearly 140mph! That’s [...]

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Kyosho Aston Martin DB9 and Vanquish

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Elegant English GTs 1:43 | $98  Aston Martin is having a pretty good year with its stylish main line grand tourer the DB9 being joined by the ultra-performance Vanquish. Kyosho, in signing on to produce both in 1:43 in a host of colors, is poised to enjoy the halo effect of these gorgeous coupes. The [...]

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