Mattel’s Hot Wheels, to me, is all about diecast automobiles. When it came up with a bunch of fancy stuff such as track sets, I wasn’t even moved. I only have eyes for the good’ol VW buses and Redline die-casts. My attitude towards Hot Wheels remain so until today when Hot Wheels introduces Hot Wheels id, a 21st century take of the good’ol track set made possible mainly by a technology we known as Near-field Communication, or NFC. Continue reading This Is Hot Wheels id, The High-tech Hot Wheels Smart Track Set
There are very expensive collectible scale models and there is scale model that costs more to make than any other scale model cars we have seen to date. The 1:25 scale Classic Ford Escort made by Russell Lord, a professional jeweler who has a burning passion for Ford Escort, is one the latter. Obviously, this ain’t your run-of-the-mill die-cast scale model. Continue reading This 1:25 Scale Classic Ford Escort Model Will Likely Fetch Way More Than A Real Mustang
You know ACME Trading Company? No? Well, let us bring you up to speed. ACME Trading Company makes diecast scale model cars, in addition to selling other brands diecast collectibles. That’s all you need to know, really. Generally, their products and those that they stock are quite reasonably priced. But once in the while, it will dish out some insanely detailed collectibles that are shockingly priced and that “once in the while” happens to be now. Continue reading The Details On This #32 Jordan 191 F1 Car Scale Model Is Unreal!
Ever dream of sitting in the hot seat of a car on trailblazing run on the familiar orange plastic Hot Wheels track? Well, now you can – all thanks to the official Mattel and GoPro collaboration. With the Mattel Hot Wheels Zoom In, you can strap on a GoPro Hero4 Session (or any compatible GoPro) in a secure and proper manner, and let it take on the orange track. Continue reading Hot Wheels Zoom In Is A $1 Toy Car Made For Use With GoPro Camera
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?
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
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 | €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 | 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 | 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