GMP 1:18 “Satin ’32″: Good Call

Jul 24, 2011 2 Comments

A mold set that yields, say, ten models is considered a good call in the diecast industry. But one that yields over 20? That takes the meaning of the phrase “good call” to an almost  mythic level. Just such a model is GMP’s 1932 Ford, a bit of tooling that’s delivered a veritable fleet of [...]

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Danbury Mint 1:24 1964 Thunderbird: Fly Ford

Jul 24, 2011 4 Comments

In 1964, the Ford Thunderbird was a powerful personal luxury car, with standard engine displacement that started at 390 cubes. Depending on the carburetor and intake, the Ford FE “Y-Block” motor made either 300 or 330 horsepower – more than up to the task of hauling the freshly redesigned ‘bird with surprising alacrity. For serious [...]

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TWH 1:50 Seagrave Tractor-Drawn Aerial: Aerial Act

Jul 23, 2011 No Comments

Fire apparatus collectors are a serious bunch, especially when it comes to authenticity. That’s a no brainer; this is a crowd that depends heavily on things being right where they should be, in their day to day lives. The good news for smoke eaters is that TWH hasn’t missed a trick on its Seagrave Tractor-drawn [...]

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PhillyMint 1:24 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T: Basic, Black, and Badass

Jul 22, 2011 No Comments

One of the constants in the hobby these days is change, and we really can’t find fault in that – especially when the shifting tides bring along models like these PhillyMint 1970 Dodge Hemi Challengers. These are contract pieces – built by Diecast Promotions to specs sent along by PhillyMint – and they’re helping to [...]

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M4 Model Cars available in the US, thanks to William Tell International

Jul 22, 2011 1 Comment

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2011 – William Tell International, Inc., a distributor of high-quality, imported collectibles, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Italian die cast model car manufacturer M4. “We are thrilled to bring such unique replicas to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell. “The broad range of [...]

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Minichamps 1:18 Fiat 500: Ciao, Baby

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

Here’s an Italian lesson for you: Bring your jaw forward a bit, and say “cheen-quay-CHEN-toh”. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Add in a little hand language – a slow, loose-fingered rolling of the right hand in a circular motion, at around shoulder height, should do – and you might pass for a native. Show up to [...]

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Minichamps 1:18 1983 VW Beetle: Humble is Good

Jul 21, 2011 1 Comment

Humble origins can make for noble ends, and few cars have ever enjoyed the loyalty and fervor bestowed on the Volkswagen Beetle. In return, it provided solid, thrifty transportation for millions of Volks folks worldwide for the better part of a sixty-five year production run. I really like this model of the VW, as done [...]

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Greenlight Hollywood Series 2

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

GreenLight Hollywood debut series is hitting dealers this week, and knowing how successful this line will be the follow up series is not far behind get your first look of GreenLight Hollywood Series 2  below.  The series is expected to be available mid September.

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Premium Classixx 1:12 “Classic” Mini: To Sirs, With Love

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments

“Lulu” and “Mini”. If ever two words belonged together in the same sentence, these two do. But not in the way you might think: though the iconic ’60s singer did much to further the ideal of short skirts (and for that, we love her dearly), it’s the other Mini – the miniscule British car – [...]

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2011 HW Works Bread Box Variation!

Jul 20, 2011 No Comments

  2011 Hot Wheels City Works # 171 Bread Box is being found with and without the orange painted side marker light over the front wheel.

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