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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Neo 1959 Dodge Custom Royal coupe “California Police”

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

  NEO is one of the companies that helped jump-start 1:43 in America, and it’s models like this outrageous-looking Dodge Custom Royal coupe that have garnered them a big chunk of the market. It’s a great-looking thing, with a nearly perfect casting that’s been decorated with all kinds of chrome and applied trim — some [...]

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Dodge Delight

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

AMERICAN EXCELLENCE 1959 Royal Lancer 1:43 | $90 g Virgil Exner’s finny 1957-1959 “Forward Look” Mopar designs were instantly recognizable from any angle, and though restrained in comparison to contemporary Caddys, Dodge’s take on Exner’s visionary styling for 1959 sported traffic-stopping tailfins and headlight trim. American Excel- lence has just released this gorgeous resincast model [...]

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Veni, Vidi… Veloce

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

MINICHAMPS’ 2009 Lamborghini LP670-4SV 1:43 | $60 Take the latest all-wheel-drive Murcielago, add a big wing and some aero tweaks, pump the V-12 en- gine up to 670 Italian-born stallions, and you’ve got a 200-plus mph hot rod Lambo capable of reach- ing 60mph in just 2.8 seconds. That’s what Italians call “Super Veloce”. Minichamps’ [...]

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Hard Boiled

Aug 10, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART Koenigsegg CCX 1:18 | $205 With twin superchargers, 800-plus horsepower, undeniable style, and the kind of exclusivity that only cars in its price class can carry, the mid-engine CCX from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg (say KER-nig-zegg) can roughhouse with any of the top supercars on the road today. AUTOart’s slick black model of the [...]

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RAPTOR-OUS

Aug 09, 2014 No Comments

JADATOYS Ford SVTRaptors 1:24 | $20 each It’s a good bet that Ford had mayhem in mind when its SVT division designed the Raptor back in 2009. Based on the F-150 platform, the Raptor takes that classic workhorse to a new level, with a full menu of off-road goodies that give the testoster- one-injected beast [...]

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