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Classic Tunes: Jada’s JDM Series Goes Retro! [Sponsored Post]

Classic Tunes: Jada’s JDM Series Goes Retro! [Sponsored Post]

When we visited Jada at the New York Toy Fair in February we got a sneak peek at a bunch of new stuff they have in the works for 2018. One of the best parts was walking through the Jada display and talking face to face with the guys who dream up these cars and […]
Diecast Beatlemania: The Yellow Submarine

Diecast Beatlemania: The Yellow Submarine

by Ron Ruelle Over the past decade, music lovers have been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of various milestones by the Beatles, and 2018 brings one that appeals to diecast collectors too. “The Yellow Submarine” movie and album were released in 1968, and the first model of it came shortly after. There have been many different […]

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Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

The Executive Muscle Car Gran Sport Buicks always had something of a dual personality, but with the introduction of the 1970 model that took on a Clark Kent/Superman aspect. It was in that year that GM brass—tired of seeing its sportiest models outgunned by Ford and Chrysler products—finally lifted its corporate ban on engines larger […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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Fire Replicas  FDNY “Rescue 1” – Rolling Tribute to New York’s Bravest

Fire Replicas FDNY “Rescue 1” – Rolling Tribute to New York’s Bravest

It used to be, when you asked a little boy what he wanted to be when he grew up, you’d get a handful of predictable answers. Things like “cowboy” and “astronaut” don’t hold quite the same allure with the youth of the digital age as they did in generations past, but “firefighter” is as popular […]
Jada’s Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie

Jada’s Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie

In the Winter issue of Die Cast X, we explored the world of Mopar Movie Magic, showcasing 10 of our favorite silver screen star cars. Number Four on our list was the Fast & Furious Mopar Menagerie. In our list it was represented by Jada’s 1:24 rendition of the epic supercharged ‘70 Dodge Charger that […]
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