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Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and 1971 Ford Torino GT     Ford had the pony car segment covered with its industry-defining Mustang, but in other muscle car classes it battled for market share. Mercury was positioned as the mid-priced option in the Dearborn stable—more mature and upscale than Ford, but more youthful and energetic than […]
Best New Diecast from Nuremberg and New York Toy Fair

Best New Diecast from Nuremberg and New York Toy Fair

As many of you know, it’s car show season. It was kicked off for full-size cars in Detroit in late January, followed by Chicago in February. The biggest European show—Geneva—happening right now, and New York is in a couple weeks. But it’s just as big a show season for diecast, with the Nuremburg Toy Fair […]

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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 […]
Five New Cars that Need to Be Diecast — NOW!

Five New Cars that Need to Be Diecast — NOW!

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in the heart of car show season, and while much of the country is mired in frosty winter temperatures, the vehicles premiering at the big shows are red hot! The North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January brought us the explosive return of the Bullitt Mustang, […]

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Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

The folks over at Jalopnik just posed this question as pertains to full-size cars, but we think the principle holds true in scale as well. So we echo the question: What makes a car beautiful? As the saying goes, its is in the eye of the beholder to a large degree, so of course it […]
Diecast Head to Head: Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs Auto World 1967 Chevy Corvette L88

Diecast Head to Head: Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs Auto World 1967 Chevy Corvette L88

We’ve been playing a little game around the DCX office we’re calling ‘Head-to-Head” featuring pairs of thematically linked diecast models.This installment features a pair of little sports cars with big thumpin’ big-block V8s: the Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs the Auto World ’67 Corvette L88. The rules are simple: There AREN’T any rules! We […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
Mopar Hero Car

Mopar Hero Car

DCX Online Exclusive: AutoWorld Christine 1968 Dodge Charger By: Matt Boyd In the Winter issue of Die Cast X we explored much of the history of and the fascination with the Cult Car Classic Christine in our feature “Wheels of Fury.” In that issue we also reviewed the newest release in Auto World’s Christine 1:18 […]
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