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Corgi Celebrates 65 Years of Diecast And Looks Ahead

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If it feels like the Corgi brand of diecast vehicles has been around forever, well, it has. This year Corgi celebrates its 65th anniversary with a loving look back at its roots and a detailed look at its future. The beloved diecast company finds itself in a transition, as Darrell Burge, who was the brand […]

Massive Mercedes-Benz Diecast Display Coming to India Dealership

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Get your passports ready if you’re a fan of Mercedes-Benz, especially in miniature. Landmark Cars in Ahmedabad, India will be hosting a huge display of diecast Mercedes-Benz models for one weekend in December. The gathering of rare, mostly high-end M-B models will be on display only December 11-12, 2021 at the popular car dealership.  Over 500 […]

Owner of VDM Models Offers Reasons to NOT Buy His Models

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We all love diecast collecting for a variety of reasons, and everyone has their own personal tastes. Vladimir Sorokolat, the owner of the relatively new model car company VDM, makes precisely detailed miniatures of really old, really obscure cars. And he recently suggested why you might want to avoid dipping your toes into this area […]

Matchbox Museum Makes Magnificent Memories

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Of all the British diecast brands such as Corgi and Dinky, Matchbox is the one that had the biggest cultural impact in the United States. Dealing mostly in smaller 1/64 scale instead of 1/43 scale, the cars were cheaper to buy and not as valuable (at the time) to bury in the sandbox.  Despite their […]

Model Car Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees for 2021

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The Model Car Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2021 class of inductees for several categories. Each person or brand is worthy of their inclusion because of current or historical contributions to the model car collecting world. Model Car Designer of the Year – Ryu Asada Ryu Asada found his dream job right […]

Here are the Model Car Hall of Fames Diecast, Kit, and Slot Car of the Year for 2021

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The Model Car Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2021 class of model vehicles for several categories. Each model represents the finest achievements in detail, innovation, and character for various scales. 1/10 Scale Model of the Year – Schuco Zündapp KS 50 Once known primarily for their basic but nice windup car models, […]

Slot Car Dreams by Philippe De Lespinay is THE ONLY Slot Car Book You Will Ever Need

Slot Car Dreams By Philippe De Lespinay

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Slot Car Dreams, authored by Philippe De Lespinay is set to be the leading authority of the history of this amazing, and action-packed hobby Authored by Philippe de Lespinay, slot car aficionado, and Model Car Hall Selection Committee member is an extensive tome to the golden days of Slot Car Racing. Featuring the Los Angeles […]

Are NFT’s the Hot New Hot Wheels Collectible?

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Hot Wheels were always designed with an eye on collecting even before “COLLECTING” became the massive industry it is now. Sure, they were sold as toys for kids to race down orange track and crash and bash around… but the packaging actually said “Collector’s Button” on it. They were way ahead of their time. As […]

35th Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Returns to Live Event

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Following the chaos of COVID-19 in 2020 we are thrilled to announce that the Hot Wheels Collectors Convention will once again be a live, in-person event. Ticket and schedule information is available on their website, specifically here.  Exact details are of course still in the works, but at least we know the 35th annual iteration […]