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Tomica Darth Vader Semi Is The Father Of All Star Cars Because Why Not?

Star Wars has absolutely no relation to automotive, but that didn’t stop companies from trying to associate with one of the century’s greatest sci-fi movie franchise. Automakers have already churned out Star Wars-themed Dodge vehicles, a Fiat 500E, and even an over-the-top C5 Corvette-based Darth Vader Car, and so it is not a surprised to find Star Wars-themed die-cast cars too, which Takara Tomy’s Tomica line has been turning out for quite sometime now. Speaking of Tomica, if you have those adorable Star Wars die-cast cars, dubbed Star Cars, then you would probably want this father of all Star Cars, the Star Wars Star Cars Darth Vader Car Carrier. Continue reading Tomica Darth Vader Semi Is The Father Of All Star Cars Because Why Not?

Mr. Spock Leaning On 64’ Buick Riviera Recreated In Diecast For Comic-Con

Outside of the television series, the one photo that shows actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek The Original Series, in his Star Trek costume, leaning on his spanking new 64’ Buick Riviera is perhaps the most recognizable. The car was acquired by Leonard to celebrate the success of the Star Trek TV series and the photo was taken at the studio’s backlot. Now, thanks to Hot Wheels, this iconic photo is going to be immortalized in 3D. Hot Wheels has recreated the scene with the die-cast 64′ Buick Riviera and a miniature Mr. Spock in the exact same pose and it will be making it available at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention. Continue reading Mr. Spock Leaning On 64’ Buick Riviera Recreated In Diecast For Comic-Con

If Darth Vader Had A Car, This Is What It Will Look Like

Lord Vader probably don’t need a mundane transport like the C5 Corvette, but if he ever had one, it will probably look like this Hot Wheels Darth Vader Car. absolutely no doubt about it. however, Death Star is probably lacking of highway for it anyway. if you have watched the original trilogy over and over again, you would have noticed despite of ginormous size, Death Star seems to have narrow passages only with the biggest open space suited for driving being the spaceport or hangers. just saying… anywho, the ride is actually a one-off thing that mimics one of the many Hot Wheels’ upcoming Star Wars line of vehicles and playsets. Continue reading If Darth Vader Had A Car, This Is What It Will Look Like

Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models

Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models
Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models | €89.90 | www.mercedes-benz.com

drool-worthy they are but the reality is, unless you are million- or billionaire, chances are, you are not going to own both the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W194, 1952) and the current SL-Class (R231, 2012) at the same time. the former is even a challenge to find, however, things would be a little different if you look them at a smaller scale. such as, for example, grabbing this Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models (B66041015) that will turn your dream of owning one legend and the other, a legend-in-the-making Continue reading Mercedes-Benz SL 60th Anniversary Scaled Models

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures
Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures | from €29.90 | www.mercedes-benz.com

love everything about the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake? then you wouldn’t want to miss its miniature counterpart that’s essentially a faithful copy of the real deal, road going model, showcasing the new age coupe’s stretched roofline and among other details. designed in collaboration with model car specialist Norev, the miniature CLS Shooting Brake was crafted with data taken from the real car’s CAD (computer aided design) plan and features original paints and are hand-assembled. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake Miniatures

James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set

James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set
James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set | US$60.00 | www.corgi.co.uk

what’s the next most iconic thing in any Bond film (apart from the man himself)? the vehicles, of course and to which, any uber Bond fan’s collection can never be considered complete without a collection of some of the most iconic vehicles featured in the British spy flicks. brought to you by long time Brit die-cast toy maker CORGI, the James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set is just the set any Bond fanatics need to fill that gap. the set contains eight miniature die-cast models from a selection of the films’ most memorable vehicles Continue reading James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Miniatures

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Miniatures
(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Miniatures | from €15,90 | shop.mercedes-benz.com

whether you have dreamed of owning the classic Mercedes-Benz for the last 60 years or you just wanted something tinier so that you could ogle over even when you are right in your home, the new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Miniatures are just the right stuff for you. made in partnership with Herpa and Norev, these model cars are developed using original CAD data, hand-assembled and comprises of up to 104 components. in short, these are faithfully reproduced scaled models with no attention to detail spared, right down to the original paintwork. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Miniatures

Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model

Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model
(photos: Ferrari) Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale | US$319.00 | store.ferrari.com

Ferrari has its fans – some whom readily afford any new ride that it rolls out, while others, well… are just fans who make do with what they can afford such as acquiring their fashion wears, peripherals or perhaps, for the more dedicated not-so-well-to-do fans, die-cast cars. the latter offers the exact deal, albeit being a non-drivable, scaled down version but still, very much desirable and you can admired it all day long without having to spend the entire time in your garage or driveway. speaking of which, you probably can get your hands on the latest Ferrari F12berlinetta in its 1:43 scale form much earlier than the real road-going example when it (meaning the real thing) finally makes its public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Continue reading Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model

1:43 scale Ferrari 458 Spider model with real leather interiors

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(image: Ferrari) Model Ferrari 458 Spider in 1:43 scale | US$322.00 | store.ferrari.com

the new Ferrari 458 Spider bears the specs and looks that will make any grown man weep with joy but sadly, not all folks can afford this exquisite ride but as a consolation, there’s a scale model for us to content with. the Model Ferrari 458 Spider in 1:43 scale is presented in the familiar Ferrari red paint job and features leather interiors for the extra attention to detail. adding to its miniature luxurious appointment, this scale model seats on display base clad in colored leather and a plexiglass shield your priced possession from the nasty dust. the price of such luxury ride cost just $322 – a fraction of what you would have paid for the 1:1 working model. more images after the break (click on individual image for larger view). Continue reading 1:43 scale Ferrari 458 Spider model with real leather interiors

limited edition 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars

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(credit: Formula 1) 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars – Limited Edition | from £42.99 | www.formula1.com

the name says it all. Formula One presents a chance for fans to have a piece of these awesome racing machines, albeit in a much smaller scale (1:43, to be exact). four models were carefully chosen for this limited edition collection which includes Red Bull Racing RB7 Sebastian Vettel 2011 Showcar, Sauber F1 Team C29 Kamui Kobaysahi Japan, Sauber F1 Team Pedro De La Rosa Showcar 2010 and Sauber F1 Team C29 Kamui Kobaysahi 40th Anniversary. each car is lovingly recreated by die-cast specialist Minichamps, presented in a matching display case. Continue reading limited edition 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars