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Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Ford’s mid-size muscle machine underwent many changes in just a few years — transforming from Fairlane to Torino with no fewer than 5 major body style revisions in 10 years. The final 2 are arguably the coolest, so we’ve pitted Johnny Lightning’s 1970 Torino GT Fastback against Hot Wheels flaming 1972 Gran Torino coupe. Both […]
Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Well ok – make that a Head-to-Head-to-Head! Normally our Head-to-Heads are just two cars, but since these cars are so tiny we decided to make it a 3-way mighty microcar shootout. We’ve got the classic Brit Morris Mini versus the JDM hero Honda City Turbo II versus the modern Italian Fiat 500.  All feature racy […]

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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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Preserved Original Shelby Cobra Auctions for nearly $3 Million!

Preserved Original Shelby Cobra Auctions for nearly $3 Million!

The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is perhaps the greatest automotive example of the proverb ‘when life gives you lemons — make lemonade.’ Carroll Shelby was widely known for his chili, but it turns out he made a damn fine lemonade too! The S/C is now the rarest, most valuable of the production Shelby Cobras, but […]
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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