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Hot Wheels Flashback: 1985 Kellogg’s Cereal Promotions

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Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

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Long Shot

An Uncommon Scale Tribute to an Extraordinary Hot-Rod Project Truck by Giannis Logaras All car enthusiasts have experienced that moment when you see a vehicle that utterly consumes you and you become obsessed. Sometimes it happens with a brand-new model, but often what does it is something that’s one of a kind—a show car or […]
Top 10 New Releases for Summer from DMW

Top 10 New Releases for Summer from DMW

One of our favorite things about a dealer like Diecast Models Wholesale is the sheer number of models they carry. No matter the brand, category or scale, if its new chances are DMW will carry it. (That’s one of the main reasons they were selected as Diecast Dealer of the Year in 2017 by the […]

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Bburago Mercedes 300SL: How Diecast Has Evolved

Bburago Mercedes 300SL: How Diecast Has Evolved

The Mercedes 300SL was one of the more mythical cars of its day, with an overall shape that doesn’t really look like anything else from the mid-1950s. For many models of that era, the convertible would be the rarer and more desirable version to have, but the gull-wing doors on the coupe just add a […]
Hot Wheels Flashback: 1985 Kellogg’s  Cereal Promotions

Hot Wheels Flashback: 1985 Kellogg’s Cereal Promotions

Remember sitting at the kitchen table eating a bowl of sugar-coated breakfast goodness and pouring over every inch of that cereal box to see what kind of cool gadget you could beg your parent to send away for? It was always the same scenario. First, you had to save up enough UPCs or coupons from […]

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A Deuce and a Doozie

A Deuce and a Doozie

Several years ago, when my father-in-law died, I was put in charge of dealing with his diecast collection. There were thousands of models—far too many to ever display—all neatly organized in boxes. His collection focused mostly on 1:43 scale and included hundreds of Corgi, Dinky, Mercury, and Solido cars. They were almost all in mint […]
Auto World WW II Willys MB Jeep

Auto World WW II Willys MB Jeep

Everyone knows the Jeep. It’s one of the most recognizable vehicles in history, and it is rightly credited for its significant role in helping win World War II, with its unprecedented versatility and toughness. Gen. George Marshall (U.S. Army Chief of Staff during WW II and architect of the Marshall Plan) went so far as […]

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Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

A couple of issues ago we introduced you to some of the masters of model modification that inhabit the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate Facebook group, and showed you some of their modded muscle cars (Winter 2019 issue). Those guys were such an inspiration and the feature story such a hit that I decided to reach […]
Essential Protection: Diecast Crib Modular Storage System

Essential Protection: Diecast Crib Modular Storage System

Scale: 1:64 (x63) | $60 It’s the eternal struggle every diecast collector goes through. On one side is the need to store your prized collection safely and in a space-efficient manner. On the other is the desire to keep them organized and easily accessible so that you can actually enjoy the collection you spent so […]

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Diecast Models Wholesale [DEALER PROFILE]

Diecast Models Wholesale [DEALER PROFILE]

The pages of Die Cast X are devoted to products from across the model world. Whether it’s a feature story, a review, or a news item on an upcoming release, we do our best to give you the source info for each brand and item we cover. But if you’re like most collectors, chances are you don’t always go directly to the manufacturer to buy. Models are sold by a wide variety of retailers, some in brick-and-mortar shops, but increasingly dealers are doing the bulk of their sales online.
Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $100 Though few fans knew it at the time, when Chevrolet pulled the wraps off the 1961 Corvette with its thoroughly redesigned squared off tail section and four round taillights, they were getting a first look at design language that would define America’s sports car decades to follow.  The look […]
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