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Quick Look: Auto World 1961 Corvette Hardtop

Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

Tonka Crater Crawler [REAR VIEW]

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale

Minichamps 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 [Out of the Box Review]

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Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

Miracle Workers: Extreme Truck Builds from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate

A couple of issues ago we introduced you to some of the masters of model modification that inhabit the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate Facebook group, and showed you some of their modded muscle cars (Winter 2019 issue). Those guys were such an inspiration and the feature story such a hit that I decided to reach […]
Essential Protection: Diecast Crib Modular Storage System

Essential Protection: Diecast Crib Modular Storage System

Scale: 1:64 (x63) | $60 It’s the eternal struggle every diecast collector goes through. On one side is the need to store your prized collection safely and in a space-efficient manner. On the other is the desire to keep them organized and easily accessible so that you can actually enjoy the collection you spent so […]

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Diecast Models Wholesale [DEALER PROFILE]

Diecast Models Wholesale [DEALER PROFILE]

The pages of Die Cast X are devoted to products from across the model world. Whether it’s a feature story, a review, or a news item on an upcoming release, we do our best to give you the source info for each brand and item we cover. But if you’re like most collectors, chances are you don’t always go directly to the manufacturer to buy. Models are sold by a wide variety of retailers, some in brick-and-mortar shops, but increasingly dealers are doing the bulk of their sales online.
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 […]
Palmer’s book 
is chock-full of fantastic archival 
photography—like the vintage 
drag-racing pics depicting the 
Snake/Mongoose rivalry.

Hot Wheels: From 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale

As Hot Wheels’ 50th-anniversary year draws to a close, it’s no surprise that retrospectives are the order of the day. Fans and collectors are primed for that type of material, and publishers are all too happy to oblige. But if you’re inclined to spring for one of these golden-anniversary anthologies, make sure it has the […]

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Replicarz 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special [REVIEW]

Replicarz 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special [REVIEW]

Sterling recreation of Sir Stirling Moss’s British GP Winner By Matt Boyd   [SPECS] Model: 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special Mfr: Replicarz Genre: Classic Grand Prix Racer Scale: 1:18 Price: $200 What We Like: Rolling Piece of British Racing History Elegant and efficient design with Lotus DNA Beautiful Borrani wire-spoke wheels and tires Vanwall holds the […]
Old-School Cool: Jada Goes Retro with JDM Tuners

Old-School Cool: Jada Goes Retro with JDM Tuners

  Jada’s JDM Tuners series has risen to become one of the brand’s signature lines in a relatively short period of time. Comprised of offerings in 1:64, 1:32, and 1:24, it has a little something for everyone, though being fans of detail we naturally gravitate toward the big scale cars. The 1:24 lineup has included […]

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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 […]
Minichamps 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 [Out of the Box Review]

Minichamps 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 [Out of the Box Review]

Zuffenhausen zeroes in on sporting perfection by Matt Boyd   [SPECS] Model: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Manufacturer: Minichamps Genre: Modern Sports Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $160 What We Like: The latest in the prized GT3 line may be the best yet Meticulous care in replicating the 991.2 updates Gorgeous wheels give a great look at […]
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