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Carney Plastics: Elevating the Art of Display in Diecast

Carney Plastics: Elevating the Art of Display in Diecast

Carney Plastics makes one of the most extensive arrays of high-quality display cases and stands for diecasts of all scales, but how that came to be is a tale of perseverance and innovation. Sean Carney, the president, shared with us some of the history of the company, and how he got involved in the diecast […]

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Maisto’s Dream Sweeps Prize Roundup

Maisto’s Dream Sweeps Prize Roundup

Maisto is teaming up with Die Cast X to offer a giant diecast giveaway they’re calling the “Dream Sweeps.” You can check out the official announcement on the inside front cover, but we wanted to take a closer look at the prizes themselves. Maisto is giving away a total of 30 great prizes to three […]
Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $100 Though few fans knew it at the time, when Chevrolet pulled the wraps off the 1961 Corvette with its thoroughly redesigned squared off tail section and four round taillights, they were getting a first look at design language that would define America’s sports car decades to follow.  The look […]

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Vintage Commercials: How Hot Wheels Got Hot! [VIDEO]

Vintage Commercials: How Hot Wheels Got Hot! [VIDEO]

As Hot Wheels’ 50th Anniversary year comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at what made the brand so successful right from the start. A big part of it was the commercials! If you were a kid growing up in the late ‘60s-early ‘70s you know that those ads made Hot […]

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Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Author: Ron Ruelle   If you were to rattle off a list of stock car drivers who have won multiple NASCAR titles, you might overlook Terry Labonte because he holds the distinction for the longest gap between titles—12 years—having won in 1984 and again in 1996. But the soft-spoken Texan’s combination of on-track success, nice-guy […]
Ferrari GTO Sets World Record Price at Auction

Ferrari GTO Sets World Record Price at Auction

Pedigreed Prancing Horse Perfection   Million-dollar Ferraris are not unusual in today’s high-end auction market, but when an original 250 GTO comes up for sale the world takes notice. When car the likes of chassis no. 3413 comes up, the world holds its breath. Just 36 GTOs were built by the factory (39 if you […]

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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 […]
Custom Super ‘Cuda: Damon Paterson’s 1:18 Diecast Mopar Masterpiece

Custom Super ‘Cuda: Damon Paterson’s 1:18 Diecast Mopar Masterpiece

We’ve been spending a lot of time lately on the web and Facebook checking out the brilliant custom work being done by some genuine artists in the world of diecast. One who’s work we’ve admired many times is Damon Paterson. His work covers several genres, but he tends to gravitate toward American muscle cars and […]
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