Mean Mudders

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

 Jada Toys Big Time 4Wheelin Wave 4 1:64 | $4 each  Jada Toys’ “Big Time 4Wheelin’” series 4 offers a 6-truck lineup that will instigate immediate salivation. The series consists of Jada’s most popular truck and sport utility vehicle castings, including a’57 Chevy Suburban, a ’99 Chevy Silverado “dually”, a 2003 Ford Excursion, a Hummer [...]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia “China Special”

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

Here’s a big surprise: Ferraris are wildly popular in China. If that last thought actually caught you off guard, here’s another: wealthy folks living there are willing to pay huge amounts of cash for special editions of the cars — which Ferrari is only too happy to supply. Thus the small run — 20 cars [...]

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Poor Man’s Cobra

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments

 Lansdowne  1966 Sunbeam Tiger 1:43 | $125  Often described as the poor man’s Cobra, the Ford V8 – powered Sunbeam Tiger had a more modern suspension, unit-body construction, and wind-up windows than comparable vehicles of its time. That made it much more suitable for midwest American climates. Lansdowne has modeled the lines, look, and almost [...]

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Bubmobil Porsche 911 IROC 1974 set

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

If ever there was a set of model cars that had us wanting to zoom them around the tabletop whilst making screeching tire sounds, this tiny set of 1974 IROC 3-liter Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs — six in all, representing the rides of Peter Revson, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, George Follmer, David Pearson, and the [...]

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Mo’ DeSoto

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

Brooklin  1954 Firedome Hardtop 1:43 | $125  Since the entire DeSoto line had gotten new bodies in 1953, the ’54 models got just a mild facelift, with fewer teeth in the grille and a new side spear incorporating the “Firedome” name on Hemi-powered top-line cars. Brooklin has virtually re-mastered its earlier 4-door DeSoto sedan in [...]

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Batteries Not Included

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

XCO LexusGS450h 1:64 | $25 There’s a lot that makes this wee Lexus GS450h from XCO Models (distributed through Daboxtoys.com) so interesting. For one thing, the little model replicates the first Hybrid- drive car to be entered into the Macau Grand Prix, in 2010. Though the GS didn’t come across as a winner, its 3.5 [...]

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Your Grandfather’s Olds

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments

BROOKLIN 1937 L-37 Convertible Coupe 1:43 | $120  The redesigned 1937 Oldsmobile 8-cylinder L-37 had the same long, low body as the more expensive LaSalle and smaller Buick and Cadillac models. The result was Oldsmobile’s best, by far, pre-war sales year. Brooklin has departed from its usual meat and potatoes models in releasing this very [...]

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Aging Bull

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments

PREMIUMX 1989“25th Anniversary”Countach 1:43 | $60 No, 1989 wasn’t the 25th anniversary of the Countach—it was Lam- borghini’s, and a virtually all-new Countach body was created to celebrate the event. While the 25th Anniversary car had a new front bumper, side skirts, wider rear fenders, and an integral rear bumper, the most obvious change was [...]

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Lovely Aston

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

SPARK 1959 Mk. III DB2/4 1:43 | $60 The clean lines of the Aston Martin DB2 made the Jaguar XK-150 look positively pudgy whenever they shared the road. The DB2 was introduced in 1950, with the “stretched” DB2/4, featuring two child- size “occasional” rear seats, appearing in ’53. By 1958, the DB2/4 (or DB2-4, both [...]

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Talbot To Go

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

SPARK 1937 T150SS Teardrop Coupe 1:43 | $65 If Spark’s “Teardrop” Talbot-Lago doesn’t reach out and grab you on some level, you’re just not a car guy/gal. Only 12 of the low-slung Talbot-Lago T150SS chassis were fitted with this body, à la Figoni et Falaschi; every curve of this incredible design flows cleanly into another—so [...]

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