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Extreme Truck Special: Summer Issue

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]

Auto World Ghostbusters Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac

Replicarz 1957 Vanwall VW57 Special [REVIEW]

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Maisto 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Maisto 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

It’s no secret that Maisto has become the benchmark for entry-level 1:18 diecast. We regularly applaud the brand’s high content-to-value ratio and the tiered structure of its product lines, which allows novice collectors to gradually move up in price and detail within the brand they know and trust. The company has an extensive library of […]
Johnny Lightning Greatest Generation Dioramas

Johnny Lightning Greatest Generation Dioramas

At its core, a diecast collectible is a sort of time machine—one that connects us to a time or a place when its subject vehicle played an essential role. That can be a moment from the collector’s own past triggering nostalgia. But it can also be a moment of cultural significance: a historic event, a […]

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Muscle Mods

Muscle Mods

Masterworks from the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate We’ve been spending a lot of time lately on the Web and social media admiring the brilliant custom work being done by some genuine artists in the world of diecast. One place where many talented builders congregate is on the 1/18 Custom Diecast Syndicate Facebook group. After chatting […]
1938 Buick Y-Job Concept Car

Detriot’s Da Vincis

Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Virgil Exner, and the golden age of design Photos courtesy of GM Media Archive and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Today, we take it as given that design is an indispensable pillar of the automotive business, intertwining vehicle engineering and brand marketing into a cohesive whole to elevate status, stimulate demand, and—most of […]

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Auto World Ghostbusters Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac

Auto World Ghostbusters Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac

Hard as it may be to fathom now, the Ecto-1—automotive star of Ghostbusters, one of the most beloved movie franchises of the 1980s—was slated to be played by a completely different car until the very last minute. In the script, cowritten by Harold Ramis (“Egon”) and certified car guy Dan Aykroyd (“Ray”), Aykroyd originally specified […]

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50th Anniversary Favorites – Hot Wheels TV with Mike Zarnock

50th Anniversary Favorites – Hot Wheels TV with Mike Zarnock

Die Cast X’s resident Hot Wheels Guru Mike Zarnock showcases a new series called 50th Anniversary Favorites in the upcoming issue (on sale September 25) but he previews the first wave of this cool new line in his latest episode of Hot Wheels TV. Check it out and get the inside scoop on the first […]
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 […]

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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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