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More French Curves

More French Curves

MINICHAMPS 1936 TALBOTLAGO T26SS “GRAND PRIX” 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 […]
Star-Struck or Star-Crossed: 5 Controversial Movie and TV Diecasts

Star-Struck or Star-Crossed: 5 Controversial Movie and TV Diecasts

An interesting news item showed up in our inbox this week: an announcement that the ’71 Chevy Monte Carlo that made such an impact (literally!) in the opening scene of the third Fast and Furious film — Tokyo Drift —  is coming up for auction this weekend. According to Hemmings, one of the 5 surviving (of […]

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Mini Muscle, Max Detail

Mini Muscle, Max Detail

M2 MACHINES DETROIT MUSCLE SERIES 26 1:64 | $6 Contrary to popular assumption, the importance of presentation does not diminish with size. • is 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 […]
Big Beautiful Buick

Big Beautiful Buick

BROOKLIN BUICK COLLECTION 1939 CENTURY CONVERTIBLE PHAETON 1:43 | $129.95 Although Buick’s new 1937-38 bodies were very well received, they surprised the automobile industry by introducing completely new bodies again in 1939.  The mid-level Century series updated straight-eight actually produced more power than Cadillac’s V-8, while standard-equipment turn signals were an industry first. Buick […]

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Elegant English GTs

Elegant English GTs

KYOSHO ASTON MARTIN DB9 AND VANQUISH 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 […]
2015 Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs

2015 Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs

February is show time in the diecast world.  The New York International Toy Fair follows just a week or two after “Spielwarenmesse,” otherwise known as the Nuremberg Toy Fair—the biggest event of the year for the diecast community. Die Cast X was at both this year, and we snagged a few pictures of the […]

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Awsome Alfa

Awsome Alfa

TOP MARQUES COLLECTIBLES 2014 ALFA ROMEO 4C 1:18 scale | $220 The last Alfa Romeos sold in this country were small but sporty sedans whose focus was definitely utilitarian. After a two-decade absence, Alfa has returned, this time with a two-seat sports car powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged double-overhead cam four cylinder engine. Its composite […]
Middle-Class Lincoln

Middle-Class Lincoln

BROOKLIN 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI 4“DOOR SEDAN 1:43 | $138.95 By 1955, the clean body made famous by the “hot rod Lincolns” of Mexican Road Race fame were dated, so the ‘55s got a simplified grille, all-new side trim, and longer rear fenders with new taillights, and a new 225-horsepower, 341cid Y-block V-8. While everyone else […]

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The Mustang That Wasn’t

The Mustang That Wasn’t

MATRIX INTERMECCANICA 1965 MUSTANG STATION WAGON 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign. To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a […]
Singular Six-Wheeler

Singular Six-Wheeler

TSM 1977 MONACO GP TYRRELL P34 NO.4 1:18 | $210 One look at the legendary Tyrrell 6-wheeled P34 and you know that it’s one of the most groundbreaking and distinctive race cars in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell was a fearless innovator and engineer, and the idea of using four small wheels in front in […]
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