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Exclusive Review: Auto World 1971 Dodge Charger R/T

Exclusive Review: Auto World 1971 Dodge Charger R/T

Award-Winning Quadruple-Black Mopar Classic   Imagine the drama brewing in the halls of Chrysler HQ as product planners contemplated redesigning the legendary ‘68-70 Dodge Charger. That model with its now iconic Coke-bottle shape was an instant hit, raved over by reviewers and setting and resetting sales records in its first two years. But the Detroit […]
11 Secretly Cool Muscle Cars of the Post-Muscle 1970s

11 Secretly Cool Muscle Cars of the Post-Muscle 1970s

Muscle Cars are a staple of American automotive history, and thus of the diecast hobby. For many of us, they are where we got our start collecting – be it with muscular Hot Wheels, or with larger scale models like the Ertl American Muscle series. At the peak of the musclecar era—from the early ‘60s […]

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Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

Rip-Roaring Fun: Kenner’s SSP Cars

The early 1970s were a great time to be a kid who loved car toys. Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning fueled the imagination with cool cars that were designed to go fast. Slot cars were going strong with the battle between AFX and Tyco. And the folks at Kenner came up with their own take […]
Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Batfleck’s Ride Does the Tradition Justice Author: Matt Boyd   Model: Batmobile from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mfr: Hot Wheels Genre: Movie Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $150 est What We Like: Sleeker,Speedier Return to Batform Lots of opening/moving pieces Functional suspension It’s a phenomenon unique to the franchise film: fans dissect each […]

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4×4 Mini Models That Move! [VIDEO]

4×4 Mini Models That Move! [VIDEO]

Our mobility-obsessed buddies over at RC Car Action magazine turned us on to these amazing little motorized machines: First up, an amazing hand-built job from YouTuber “Potencial.8” out of Poland. This guy did it old-school, and he is not fooling around. Incredible stuff. And now, the new school: 3D printing from “mortimervonboettger,” who we’re guessing […]
Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

In the issue of Die Cast X due out later this month (Spring 2018) we took a look at a model of a fast, swoopy marvel of sports car engineering from Renault: the Alpine A110 recreated by Maisto in 1:18. This time we’re checking out a model of an earlier, somewhat slower, but still gorgeous […]

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Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Its latest creation — JDM Tuners — proves once again that Jada is a champion of the modified car aesthetic in diecast. In the past they’ve served up cool collectibles showcasing classic muscle with a pro-touring twist, Cali-style VW culture, lowriders, and import tuners. With JDM Tuners they take it to another level of realism. Once […]
Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

A Hemi-Powered Boulevard Bruiser Cruiser By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $90   Although overshadowed by its more famous little brother the Road Runner, the Plymouth GTX actually predates that budget-minded muscle machine by one model year. Plymouth introduced the “GTX” as an option package on 1967 Belvedere hardtops and convertibles, and from the outset it […]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

In the new issue of Die Cast X—on sale later this week and available now digitally HERE—we review a model of Mercedes most magnificent limousine, the legendary 600 Pullman. But that vehicle ended its 18-year production run twice that many years ago. In more recent times, Mercedes’ parent company Daimler put forth another of its […]
Shark Tale

Shark Tale

The Motormax 1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark by Ron Ruelle If you hear the name “Corvette,” what undersea creature immediately jumps to mind? Stingray, right? That name has been used on and off for over half a century on versions of the American sports car legend. The name first showed up on a 1959 race car, the “XP87 […]
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