MEET DCX THIS WEEKEND: Join us at Motorama in Harrisburg, PA

Feb 14, 2012 No Comments

Hey! What are YOU doing this weekend? Why not come to Motorama in Harrisburg, PA, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex? Andy Goodman, Mike Zarnock, and Joe Kelly, Jr. will be there, along with Kevin from The Radio Control Show and some of our pals from the Air Age staff! We’ll have giveaways, special prizes, [...]

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Cover Cars : GreenLight’s ‘Zine Machines Series 2

Feb 13, 2012 No Comments

Just because a car magazine was issued in the 21st century doesn’t mean that the machine on the cover wasn’t a historic, high-octane legend from years past. GreenLight Collectibles’ ‘Zine Machines Series 2 features a plethora of cars from the ’60s and ’70s that your dad and his pals (and probably his little sonny boy) [...]

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Here Comes the Sun: Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Ford Sunliner

Feb 12, 2012 1 Comment

Danbury Mint’s 1956 Ford Sunliner is a classic model of a classic car; a mold set that’s been around the scale block a few times, but was so good when it was first tooled that every fresh decoration makes it worth owning again. In this Sunset Coral and black, the car is one of the [...]

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Look Back 1:24: Danbury Mint 1948 Chrysler Town & Country

Feb 05, 2012 4 Comments

In certain cultures, it is believed that wood is capable of absorbing and storing the essence of human contact, like some instant-on organic recorder. Perhaps it’s that mystical connection that makes old wood-bodied cars so attractive to car buffs… and makes the material so welcomed for use in a model. Danbury Mint’s 1948 Chrysler Town [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Ricko Cadillac V16 “Aero-Dynamic Coupe”

Feb 04, 2012 1 Comment

A few years ago, Ricko (or RickoRicko, if you want to be picky picky) was a little known German company that was being distributed in the U.S. in fits and spurts, which was a shame. They actually had a few neat, fairly inspired images in 1:18, including a wee BMW “Dixi” sedan, a substantially more [...]

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MORE FROM NUREMBERG: Muscle Machines, TrueScale Miniatures, Ghostbusters II, Schuco Cobra

Feb 02, 2012 No Comments

Yes, it’s Super Bowl Weekend, and most of the free world will have salsa on their breath and both eyes glued on the game this Sunday. But the first week in February means one thing to hardcore collectors this year:  the International Toy Fair in Germany. Nuremberg is hopping with new releases for 2012, and [...]

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NUREMBERG NEWS! Greenlight Mustang II / MIB3 Movie Car is a Galaxie 500 / New BBR tooling….

Feb 01, 2012 2 Comments

Our man in the street – actually man in the showrooms – Andy Goodman is starting to send back images from the 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair, and there’s some great stuff on the horizon, as seen in these quick snaps. GreenLight is tooling up an all-new Mustang II in 1:18 high-detail; this resin looks like [...]

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Who You Gonna Call?: Ecto-1 In Collectors’ Hands at Last

Jan 31, 2012 1 Comment

Well, well, well – at last, one of the most desired movie car icons of the last quarter century has arrived in true 1:18, and the ripple effect is catching up “serious” collectors  as well as movie car fans. Hot Wheels Elite’s new 1959 Cadillac limousine-style Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex – a handful of a name [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Lane 1968 “Nickey” Camaro

Jan 29, 2012 No Comments

Lane Automotive was – and still is – a supplier of high-performance automotive parts, based in Watervliet, Michigan. In the late 1990’s, they also became a supplier to the 1:18 diecast hobby, offering re-pops of Ertl molds that were built to spec for sale to an image-hungry musclecar collector base. Those early models were fairly [...]

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Look Back 1:18: Revell Germany’s Messerschmitt KR200 “Kabinenroller”

Jan 28, 2012 1 Comment

Park the Prius; unplug your Volt; use those do-it-yourself fuel cell plans you just bought for the Mini to spark up the backyard barbecue. All that physics-stretching, newfangled technology is namby-pamby stuff. If you want to make mileage like they did in the old days, think microcar. These ’fifties-era spawns of the European postwar economy [...]

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