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Tonka Crater Crawler [REAR VIEW]

Tonka Crater Crawler [REAR VIEW]

Recalling a space-age tough truck By Ron Ruelle In the 1960s and ‘70s there was perhaps no toy more ubiquitous than the Tonka Mighty Dump tipper truck. Inexpensive and indestructible, these things were meant to be played with in back yards and sandboxes. The giant yellow truck had plenty of company, as Tonka made similarly […]
Diecast Review: Vintage Doepke Jaguar XK 120 (Rear View)

Diecast Review: Vintage Doepke Jaguar XK 120 (Rear View)

A Tale of Redemption and Restoration The line between collectible and toy cars can sometimes become blurred, especially in the eyes of different people. Here’s one story involving the classic Jaguar XK120 model from Doepke. Doepke was a small toy maker that made big toys. Many of their offerings were large scale, such as toy […]

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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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Insanely Cool Miniature Scale Motors that RUN!

Insanely Cool Miniature Scale Motors that RUN!

Whether you’re into replica big-block Chevy muscle V8s, pre-war open-tappet straight-4s, or even engines out of working scale bulldozers, this video has it — with some AMAZING sound! And that Bulldozer spits flame out of its exhaust stack like a to-fuel dragster!
Build Your Own Giant Scale DeLorean Time Machine [VIDEO]

Build Your Own Giant Scale DeLorean Time Machine [VIDEO]

Check out this video clip showcasing the amazingly detailed 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean from Eaglemoss. It measures more than 20 inches long and features dozens of working lights and opening panels! Read about all the details by clicking here. Fans who visit https://www.deloreanbuildup.com may subscribe risk-free for the special introductory price of only […]

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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 […]

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Kyosho made an RC Dodge Demon!

Kyosho made an RC Dodge Demon!

Looks like the RC guys already have their SRT Dodge Demon model from Kyosho. Its very cool — but when do we get a diecast version?!?!?   From our brothers over at RC Car Action:     From Kyosho: Powered by the fuel-efficient and user-friendly KE25 engine, this popular big scale GT machine based on […]
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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