Hot Wheels Muscle Mania 5 spoke Variations.

Jan 22, 2012 No Comments

While looking through the pegs for Hot Wheels at your favorite store, make sure to look closely. There are a few cars that have been found with 5 spoke wheel variations. They’re not showing up at too many places, so make sure you don’t pass them up if you see them. One to look for [...]

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They’re Back……Muscle Machines Are Back………..

Jan 17, 2012 5 Comments

MAY CHEONG GROUP ACQUIRES MUSCLE MACHINES BRAND The May Cheong Group (MCG), manufacturers of the die-cast and radio control brands Maisto and Bburago, have announced the acquisition of tooling and intellectual property of the Muscle Machines brand from Bodylines/Bruce Schultz, the famed 3D artist who worked on the original models. Terms of the transaction were not [...]

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Country Style Cruisers: GreenLight’s County Roads Series 7

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments

County Roads Series 7 delivers a duo of new tooling; the 1977 Chevrolet G20 Van is a brand new addition to the GreenLight lineup, and the 2011 Ford Explorer is another new tool that was recently introduced. Both machines are decorated as service vehicles for fictional outdoor businesses – lawn care and construction – in [...]

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The Phantom Rises: Automodello Releases the Phantom Corsair in 1:24 Resin

Jan 15, 2012 2 Comments

Rust Heinz’s Phantom Corsair was a standout machine at a time when streamlining and aerodynamics (or at least styling that looked aerodynamic) were making profound changes to car design – and, by extension, what folks considered stylish and modern. The Phantom cost twenty-four grand to build at a time when a mini-mansion could be had [...]

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Little People: Le Mans Miniatures 1:18 Classic Race Figures

Jan 15, 2012 No Comments

One of the funniest scenes in the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles (aside from the campfire scene, of course) is the one in which the good folks of the town of Rock Ridge realize the replica town they’ve created to trick the bad guys is missing a critical element: replica people. It’s the same for collectors [...]

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Sneak Peak: M2 Machines Announces Exclusive Vehicle for the DCX Collectors EXPO

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

Sean Taylor from M2 Machines just shared this sneak peek with us. What you’re looking at is the deco’d body of M2 Machines’ RCX/DCX exclusive promotional vehicle, a 1969 Chevy Camaro “pace car” themed issue that will only be available at the  M2 Machines booth during the show. RCX / DCX takes place at the [...]

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Miniauto reminds collectors that Bauer’s Mercedes Benz 500K is nearing SOLD OUT status

Jan 13, 2012 2 Comments

If you think that expensive models linger longer on the store shelves, you might want to think again. Miniauto rang us this afternoon with the news that the highly anticipated 1:12  Bauer Mercedes-Benz 500K “Spezial” Roadster – tagging at an eye-watering $1,750.00 MSRP –  is almost sold out.  If you have not yet placed your [...]

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NEWS: TWH Progresses on its Miami-Dade/DFW PUCs

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

“Problems solved”, TWH’s Tara Westergard tells Die Cast X; “the long anticipated Miami-Dade / DFW PUCs will debut this summer.” It’s true, the TWH team hit some speed bumps along the way with this one, but with their never-ending quest for perfection, this crew wouldn’t field a model that was anything less than dead-on right. [...]

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Share Your Collection with Die Cast X

Jan 12, 2012 5 Comments

Tell us what fuels your passion! Is it the hunt?  The purchase?  Or the display? Share your collection and your passion with thousands of other collectors just like you. Die Cast X magazine is looking for collectors who want to show the world what fuels them. Click below to answer the profile questionnaire, and attach a [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS: Spark 1:18 Dauer 962 Le Mans

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Dauer’s answer to those drivers who dream of hammering a race car down the open highway is this 962. Sure, it’s been prettied up, and it’s had a few creature comforts and safety features added, but under the leather and added finery is an honest-to-gosh race car, right down to the 720-horse boxer motor. We [...]

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