Building Passion

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

     Kyosho Ferrari Formula Car Kits 1:64 | $9 each A case of the giggles is what we got when we opened up the large box containing all of Kyosho’s 1:64 Ferrari Formula cars (series III)—mostly because we didn’t know at the time that this lineup of exacting little buggers is made up of do-it-yourself, pre-decorated [...]

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Automodello embarks on a Noble venture

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

Here’s some exciting news for fans of high-performance exotics. Automodello just announced an exclusive agreement with Noble Automotive to produce multiple models in multiple scales. Among the models being developed are the Noble M12, Noble M400 and, to kick things off, the Noble M600. The Noble M600 will be released in 1:43 scale in Demonstrator [...]

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AUTOart Lancia Delta S4 “Monte Carlo”

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

  It may be wearing “Martini” livery on its wild and wedgy body, but lux-level refinement was never part of the Lancia Delta S4’s DNA. This spawn of the hairiest days of Rally racing was born of loose Group B regulations and high ambition on the part of Lancia, who went fairly crazy on the [...]

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A Little Grumpy

Aug 17, 2014 No Comments

Supercar Collectibles 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX” 1:18 | $80 In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was [...]

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Mean Mudders

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

 Jada Toys Big Time 4Wheelin Wave 4 1:64 | $4 each  Jada Toys’ “Big Time 4Wheelin’” series 4 offers a 6-truck lineup that will instigate immediate salivation. The series consists of Jada’s most popular truck and sport utility vehicle castings, including a’57 Chevy Suburban, a ’99 Chevy Silverado “dually”, a 2003 Ford Excursion, a Hummer [...]

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Mattel Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia “China Special”

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments

Here’s a big surprise: Ferraris are wildly popular in China. If that last thought actually caught you off guard, here’s another: wealthy folks living there are willing to pay huge amounts of cash for special editions of the cars — which Ferrari is only too happy to supply. Thus the small run — 20 cars [...]

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Poor Man’s Cobra

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments

 Lansdowne  1966 Sunbeam Tiger 1:43 | $125  Often described as the poor man’s Cobra, the Ford V8 – powered Sunbeam Tiger had a more modern suspension, unit-body construction, and wind-up windows than comparable vehicles of its time. That made it much more suitable for midwest American climates. Lansdowne has modeled the lines, look, and almost [...]

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Bubmobil Porsche 911 IROC 1974 set

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

If ever there was a set of model cars that had us wanting to zoom them around the tabletop whilst making screeching tire sounds, this tiny set of 1974 IROC 3-liter Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs — six in all, representing the rides of Peter Revson, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, George Follmer, David Pearson, and the [...]

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Mo’ DeSoto

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

Brooklin  1954 Firedome Hardtop 1:43 | $125  Since the entire DeSoto line had gotten new bodies in 1953, the ’54 models got just a mild facelift, with fewer teeth in the grille and a new side spear incorporating the “Firedome” name on Hemi-powered top-line cars. Brooklin has virtually re-mastered its earlier 4-door DeSoto sedan in [...]

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Batteries Not Included

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments

XCO LexusGS450h 1:64 | $25 There’s a lot that makes this wee Lexus GS450h from XCO Models (distributed through Daboxtoys.com) so interesting. For one thing, the little model replicates the first Hybrid- drive car to be entered into the Macau Grand Prix, in 2010. Though the GS didn’t come across as a winner, its 3.5 [...]

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