Model Car Hall of Fame News

Micro Machines Returning in 2020

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Micro Machines. Those tiny, tiny model car toys that came in a rollable, foldable model-car-slash-mini-city are back! After Hasbro signed off on a new deal to license the cars out, micro-machines will return from a new manufacturer. Are you more excited for this, or are your kids? Check out the full story from The Drive. and […]

What’s New from Round2

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2020 is well under way, and our friends at Round2 have a lot of new diecast for you. With all new offerings from AMT, Johnny Lightning, and more, there’s a bunch to check out. See more in the video from their Youtube!

Wreck Royale Crashing Cars designed by MCHOF Inductee

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Luis Tanahara is a Model Car Hall of Fame inducted designer and a former designer at brands like Mattel and Jada. In his current role as design lead at MGA, he’s helped develop a new line of diecast aimed at kids, (but undeniably cool to anyone) the Wreck Royale series. With hot rod inspired designs, […]

The Best New Database for Volvo Models

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The biggest database for collectors, hobbyDB, is now the best for Volvo model car fans as well. Working together with our friends at the Volvo Model Car Group, hobbyDB now features a database for every Volvo model car ever made from all sorts or model builders. Check out the full story here on hobbyDB. 

Wonderful new Wagon from Autopioneer

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German brand Autopioneer makes great 1:43 scale cars, and their newest wagon model, the 1938 Horch 830BL, is no exception. Don’t feel bad that you haven’t heard of it, Horch was a German passenger car brand that didn’t make it out of the 30’s, but pioneered some neat stuff along the way. This is one […]

2019 Automotive Artist: Marcello Gandini

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Born in Turin, Marcello Gandini began designing for now-legendary marque Lamborghini early in their history as head of Bertone, the automotive design company made famous first by his peer Giorgetto Giugiaro and later Gandini himself. Gandini designed easily the most recognizable Lamborghini’s in the first half of the company’s history, the swoopy Miura and the […]

Automotive Brand of the Year: McLaren

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Racing has always been the crucible on which greatness is forged in the automotive world, and in the case of this year’s Automotive Brand of the Year, an entire company. McLaren began with its namesake, Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander who grew up in the shadow of his father’s automotive racing hobby. In 1952 Bruce […]

Model Car Brand of the Year: Tamiya

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Model companies, like the machines they recreate, have grown in size, diversity and complexity. From handmade recreations to digitally rendered and mass produced, Tamiya is one of those companies that has continued to lead in the hobby and grow along with it. With its beginnings in 1948 making model ships, Tamiya has grown to offer […]

Scale Model of the Year from Diecast Society!

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Our friends and Community Supporters Diecast Society have just started their voting for their own Model of the Year for 2019. With models from AUTO Art, Bburago, and GT Spirit, there’s some great diecast on the list for you to check out, like the Mustang above. Make sure you visit their site and cast your […]

Model Car Dealer of the Year: Collectible Diecast

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We all get our diecast from somewhere, and sometimes the seller truly stands out. Collectible Diecast was started by a true enthusiast and collector back in the eBay era. Eli Strickland, supporting his growing family, sold diecast on eBay through the late 90’s into the 2000’s. After deciding to create his own site to avoid […]