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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 […]
Diecast review: LS Model Triumph TR6

Diecast review: LS Model Triumph TR6

The stocky little Triumph TR6 was the final iteration of the classic TR series before Triumph retooled with the wedge-shaped (and problem-plagued) TR7. For many, the TR6 represents the peak of the brand’s popularity and performance—the 2.5L inline-6 offering excellent performance and the squared-off contours looking tough and yet refined. The low stance on large […]

Diecast reviews: AUTOart Mercedes-Maybach S600

Diecast reviews: AUTOart Mercedes-Maybach S600

Elsewhere in this issue, we review a model of Mercedes’ most magnificent limousine: the legendary 600 Pullman. That icon exited production 36 years ago; nowadays, the company’s top luxury-limo option is the Mercedes-Maybach S600. Mercedes resurrected the “Maybach” name in 2016 as a luxury subdivision within the parent company, as AMG is the performance division. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

Norev Renault Caravelle: Italian Design, French Engineering, U.S. Name…

In the issue of Die Cast X due out later this month (Spring 2018) we took a look at a model of a fast, swoopy marvel of sports car engineering from Renault: the Alpine A110 recreated by Maisto in 1:18. This time we’re checking out a model of an earlier, somewhat slower, but still gorgeous […]
Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Jada Throttles Up its Diecast JDM Tuners Series Collectibles

Its latest creation — JDM Tuners — proves once again that Jada is a champion of the modified car aesthetic in diecast. In the past they’ve served up cool collectibles showcasing classic muscle with a pro-touring twist, Cali-style VW culture, lowriders, and import tuners. With JDM Tuners they take it to another level of realism. […]
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