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Kyosho  Lexus LX570: Lavishly detailed luxury Land Cruiser

Kyosho Lexus LX570: Lavishly detailed luxury Land Cruiser

You have to squint pretty hard to see the Toyota FJ roots beneath the slick exterior of the modern-day Lexus LX series SUV. The earliest FJs were two-door utilitarian off-roaders—quite literally Japanese knock-offs of the original Jeep CJ—and by the 1960s Toyota’s signature 4×4 had developed quite a following both for its reliability and for […]
Hot Wheels Flashback: 1973 – Super rare, Superfine Turbine!

Hot Wheels Flashback: 1973 – Super rare, Superfine Turbine!

The year 1973 was pivotal for Mattel and the Hot Wheels brand. Sales were slowing and production costs were climbing; Mattel had to figure out how to keep the Hot Wheels line profitable. First, they changed the paint from the shiny candy-type Spectraflame to drab, unflattering enamel colors. Changing to enamel saved processing steps which, […]

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GT Spirit  Porsche 911 (964) Speedster Turbo

GT Spirit Porsche 911 (964) Speedster Turbo

The name “Speedster” is so widely renowned and universally beloved among Porschephiles that it is easy to forget that it’s only actually appeared on half a dozen vehicles in the company’s history. The first official Speedster arrived in 1954 as a variant of the 356 Cabriolet. Its interior was stripped of any superfluous luxury items […]
RAM TRX – looking to take a bite out of Ford’s Raptor

RAM TRX – looking to take a bite out of Ford’s Raptor

So RAM (it’s still a Dodge to us!) is seeking to gobble up Ford’s Raptor with this 700hp Hellcat-powered truck. Here’s the official reveal video: How do you think it measures up? No announcements of a diecast version yet, but we know of a couple companies with licensing agreements with FCA that are likely candidates. […]

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The next Z-car

The next Z-car

In our upcoming issue we have a giant feature on the 50th Anniversary of the Z-car. It just so happens that last night Nissan did a live unveiling on YouTube of its concept for the upcoming 7th-generation Z (probably to be called the 400Z). To our eye this concept nicely adapts stylistic elements of the […]
Bengals draft pick Tee Higgins shares his passion for Hot Wheels

Bengals draft pick Tee Higgins shares his passion for Hot Wheels

Tee Higgins has been a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for less than a week. Drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft the wide receiver hasn’t played a single down in the NFL yet, but he’s already a winner. Before he had been drafted — and long before he can expect to receive […]

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Head-to-Head Challenge – Round 2 Match-up #1

Head-to-Head Challenge – Round 2 Match-up #1

Hey, have you been playing our Die Cast X Head-to-Head Challenge over on  Facebook? The idea is simple: we match up pairs of models from a specific theme and you guys vote for the winner of each match-up. We work our way through tournament-style until we come up with a single winner. The current category […]
Hot Wheels 2019 Master Set – Hot Wheels TV

Hot Wheels 2019 Master Set – Hot Wheels TV

With so many collectors spending time at home right now its a great opportunity to check out some of the interesting diecast content available on YouTube. Our resident Hot Wheels expert and historian Mike Zarnock has a YouTube channel called Hot Wheels TV which is full of great insights on the most famous name in […]

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Kyosho 1:64 Lamborghini Miura P400 and Countach LP500S

Kyosho 1:64 Lamborghini Miura P400 and Countach LP500S

Little Lambos, Big Detail 1:64 | $20ea (est) Kyosho is all-in on the Lamborghini brand. It serves up numerous models from past and present in a variety of scales—including precision 1:64. It’s been more than 50 years since the flowing Bertone-designed lines of the Miura stunned the automotive world and its mid-engine V-12 layout shocked […]
Replicarz Graham Hill & Jackie Stewart 1966 Indianapolis 500 Lola T90s

Replicarz Graham Hill & Jackie Stewart 1966 Indianapolis 500 Lola T90s

Rookie Sensations 1:18 | $250 Going into the 1966 race a rookie had not won the Indianapolis 500 in 39 years, but several present and future superstars were classified as rookies that year, including a pair of Formula 1 heroes—Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart. Following fellow F1 driver Jim Clark’s win the previous year, Hill […]
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