Far, far and away the coolest thing to see at Comic-Con!

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Comic-Con is going on in San Diego this week, and the best reason to be there has to be this full-size sinister showstopper from Hot Wheels! The Darth Vader car is one of a series of Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels just released to celebrate the forthcoming Episode VII that is currently in production. And with [...]

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Weekly Wednesday Winner

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Its Thursday, which means we’ve selected a winner of our Die Cast X Weekly Wednesday Giveaway! Mr. Keith Kumpf of Missouri City, TX — come on down! You’ve been selected to receive this week’s prize car: the 1:43 AUTOart Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG. Congratulations! And all the rest of you who aren’t Keith, don’t forget to [...]

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Greenlight Collectibles Hollywood Series 3

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Take 3 GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES Hollywood Series 3 1:64 | $5 each “Lights! Camera! Roll take 3!” shouts GreenLight Collectibles, as this third sequel of its popular Hollywood series reaches collec- tors. Ask any screenwriter: it’s difficult for any sequel to outperform its predecessor. But this Hollywood 3 series stands out, with an intriguing cast, including [...]

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Brooklin 1960 Pontiac Catalina

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

Although Pontiac’s widely advertised “Wide Track Ride” and flat-roof Vista four-door sedan styling were introduced in 1959, both were continued on the heavily face-lifted 1960 models.  Brooklin has used their chrome-plated birdcage window frame/roof support to model the Vista roofline in their new 1960 Pontiac Catalina four door sedan perfectly.  Although the body is a [...]

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Hot Wheels Racing

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

ONE THREE TWO OH WOW HOT WHEELS Racing 1:64 | $5 each Hot Wheels continues to deliver cutting edge specialty collector series that keep their line fresh and in the forefront of the industry, and this quarter-mile themed series is proof. With the enormous success of their “Drag Strip Demons” and “Vintage Racing” lines, it [...]

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Man-cave Must-have!

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

Ever catch grief because the walls of your man-cave are covered in shelves for your diecast instead framed fine art? Well here’s your chance to show your refined side and still get your automotive fix! The Filmography of Cars documents 72 of the most famous and recognizable vehicles movies and television tracing back from 1929 [...]

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Dan Wheldon Tribute

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

  With Respect GREENLIGHT Dan Wheldon Tribute 1:18 | $60 Dan Wheldon’s abbreviated life has been celebrated in many ways since his untimely departure in October of 2011, and GreenLight is joining the movement with this Wheldon family approved model of the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport car he drove to his second Indy 500 victory [...]

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Matchbox Vintage Video

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

Check out this video of Matchbox manufacturing circa 1965, complete with period music and voice-over by the British narrator that did every filmstrip you ever watched in grammar school!

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Brooklin 1954 Henney-Packard Hearse

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

  Henney Motor Company went out of business in January 1955, ending the service vehicle manufacturer’s long association with Packard. Only 205 1954 Henney-Packard ambulances, hearses, and flower cars were built in 1954 on Packard’s long-wheelbase 5413 chassis kit.  Brooklin’s Community Services Vehicles (CSV-17) is this well-done model of the rare “Nu-3-Way” Landaulet body that [...]

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Ford Scale Skunkworks!

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

Our colleagues over at RC Car Action came across this cool story about some 3/8-scale wind-tunnel models from the 1950s that Ford rigged for radio-control! The story, pics and video came courtesy of Mac’s Motor City Garage: “…Tremulis and a studio staffer, Romeyne Hammond, constructed radio control systems, adapting six-volt car batteries, convertible top motors, [...]

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