ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Review: 1:18 Kyosho Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

Jan 20, 2016 No Comments

Loftiest of the High Rollers Author: Matt Boyd 1:18 | $279 Last year I reviewed Kyosho’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, and just last issue I examined their Bentley Mulsanne Speed—exquisite 1:18 models of two of the most extravagant, exclusive conveyances known to man (or at least a very few, very rich men—and women—for whom these scions [...]

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Ultimate Bench Racer’s Resource!

Jan 14, 2016 No Comments

We’ve all done it: Gotten drawn into a “What-If” argument pitting our favorite muscle car in a hypothetical 1/4-mile match-up against that of some other self-professed expert who clearly doesn’t know just how fierce your grandpa’s ’70 455 Olds Vista-Cruiser  really was.  Since most such cars are long gone — or worth more than a [...]

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5 (Other) Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

Dec 11, 2015 No Comments

It goes without saying that diecast collectors will want more diecast as gifts over the holiday season. But we are a particular bunch, and it can be hard for non-collectors to know what specific models we have, what we need, and what we’d like without exacting instructions. Such is the plight of the loved one [...]

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5 Great Gift ideas for Diecast Collectors

Dec 10, 2015 No Comments

Dozens — even hundreds — of great diecast replicas get released each year, and which ones you cannot live without is largely a matter of taste…and budget. But as the holidays approach, we figured the time was right to narrow down a short list of our very favorites for this year. So hear it is [...]

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GreenLight is Back in Black

Nov 20, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight Toys is fantastic about sharing advanced info on their forthcoming releases, but sometimes — like with these illustrations of the next release in Black Bandit series — its just more of a tease. So we’re passing the torture on to you. You’re welcome!

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New Look for Kyosho.com

Nov 18, 2015 No Comments

Our friends over at Kyosho have revamped their website — now its super-easy to find pix and release info on all their models and lines. Check it out HERE!

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From the “Never Be Diecast” files…

Nov 17, 2015 No Comments

Long before the controversial Escalade EXT showed its…”distinctive”…face, Cadillac had another hybrid pickup. The guys over at Hemmings dug up this one: the Cadillac Caribou — a coachbuilt adaptation of a Coupe de Ville into a sort of upscale El Camino (how they passed up the ‘El Caminorado’ moniker in favor of ‘Caribou’ we can’t [...]

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Nov 11, 2015 No Comments

Thanks to all those men and women who serve and sacrifice to protect us. And just like they serve for our benefit, for decades so too the venerable Willys Jeep served many of them. So we cap our salute to our soldiers with this pic of AUTOart’s 1:18 Willys Jeep. Happy Veteran’s Day!

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Gentleman Racers and Weekend Warriors

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

The Grassroots Tradition of Amateur Motorsports In today’s world of corporate-sponsored professional motorsports, it is easy to overlook that auto racing originated with a small group of enthusiastic amateur sportsmen drawn to the thrill of competition for its own sake. There were no sponsors, and prize money for victory was a pittance compared to the [...]

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Lightning Strikes Again – The Return of Johnny Lightning!

Nov 10, 2015 No Comments

Fans and collectors of 1:64 will be very familiar with Johnny Lightning. The classic brand has ridden a rollercoaster of fortunes, having disappeared from the market in the early ‘70s only to be resurrected by Tom Lowe’s Playing Mantis Group in the 1990s, during which time it established itself as a source for scale accuracy [...]

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