Elevate Me

Aug 23, 2014 No Comments

M2 MaChines auto-Lifts release 7 1:64 | $14 Every now and then, diecast manufacturers get a call from their retailers asking for an early release… something they can have before other mass-market chains. That’s the story behind M2 Machines’Auto-Lift series 7. Keeping the continuity with the series’ first six releases, each blister pack includesthe popular [...]

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Cobra Commander

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

Maisto 1968 Ford Mustang Gt Cobra Jet 1:18 | $35 In 1968, Ford’s secret weapon, the 335hp 428 Cobra Jet big-block, made its debut in the Mustang, thanks to Bob Tasca. Ford, of course, made more of the cars, and the result was one of Dearborn’s most iconic factory race pack- ages. Maisto’s “Wimbledon White” [...]

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Truckin’ – with a Twist

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

  M2 Machines  Auto-Thentics Release 19 1:64 | $6 each The 1950s was a landmark decade for truck enthusiasts. Designs went from simple to stylish, as manufacturers began to see that trucks of all sizes were more than just workhorses to those who drove them.  M2 Machines gets the idea, and Release 19 of the [...]

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“Piston Power Pack” Cooler

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

  In the “Why didn’t we think of that?” section is this foam and plastic beverage cooler in the shape of a V8 engine, straight from the clever folks at U.S. Imagineering headquarters in Wisconsin. Big enough to hold 12 cans of your favorite drink (eight in the “cylinders” and four more in the well [...]

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They’re Here

Aug 21, 2014 No Comments

Maisto Muscle Machines wave 12.1 1:64 | $6 From 1999 to 2005, American muscle car fans got their thirst for the outrageous quenched as a wildly styled line of chrome-engined, tough- standing diecast machines brought something different to the market. Thanks to the May Cheong Group (Maisto), the lineup is back again after a seven-year [...]

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Beast of Change

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

JADA “LoPro” Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 1:24 | $20 Jada is known for sleek, low stance renditions of today’s most desirable vehicles, and their take on a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 sure fits the bill. The ground-hugging, aggressive, two-toned wheel and tire combo adds even more flair to the 632hp V12 beast; dressed in “Giallo Orion Yellow,” [...]

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Brooklin Buick-Based Ambulances

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

The Flxible Company (yes, the spelling’s correct) won a contract to build ambulances on stretched 1938 Buick chassis for the 1939 World’s Fair, and of course added Flxible-Buick ambulances to their catalog. Brooklin has done the same with a pair of Flxible-Buicks from their Community Services Vehicle series. Flxible had to raise the Buick front [...]

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Watch Your Rearview

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

GREENLIGHT Hot Pursuit series 10 1:64 | $5 GreenLight has had phenomenal success with its Hot Pursuit series, and it’s easy to see why. Each vehicle is a replica from an actual police department, and the latest series keeps the tradition going with models from the Wichita, KS Police, Henderson, NV Police, Milwaukee, WI Police, [...]

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For the Technophile

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

AUTOWAVE Bluetooth Cars 1:43 | $100 Just when we thought that our smartphones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control [...]

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Turn Key Racers

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

IN 1998, after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans (overall) for the fifteenth time, Porsche shut down its factory-backed race effort. The official word was that the move had come in the name of saving some sorely needed cash. Though the years of victory had been sweet, the race program had proven hellaciously expensive. [...]

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