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Takara Tomy Marvel T.U.N.E. Diecasts
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Posted in diecast, Toys on 1 October 2018
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Takara Tomy Marvel Diecasts not only look cool but there’s a cool video ad.   Tweet This Post

Metal X – A Breakthrough In Metal 3D Printing (YouTube Video)
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Posted in Design, diecast on 30 April 2018
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Pretty interesting if they can get it cheap enough – customizers would love it … or combined with instant spray and graphics application, just push a button to get the diecast you want ,,, “Markforged’s printer, on the other hand, extrudes metal powder that’s held in place by plastic, which is then dissolved, and the […]

Majorette 1:64 Diecasts
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Posted in diecast on 6 August 2017
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Majorette has some nice sculpts for $3.49 (cheap for diecasts nowadays with opening doors). But the regular wheel rims are a little weak. The black rims ones are nice for $3.49. No singles at Amazon but some of the box sets are available. Tweet This Post

Fun Hollywood Diecasts From Greenlight
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Posted in diecast on 10 July 2017
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Fun “Hollywood” cars are out or coming from Greenlight. The 1:64 version of BREAKING BAD came out a while back (Amazon) – now, there’s a 1:43 version. From Breaking Bad, you can actually pick up the 1:43 Pontiac Aztek – that’s dedication to make a diecast of one of the ugliest autos ever created (sorry […]

Diecast Hall of Fame Wants Your Nominations
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Posted in diecast on 24 April 2017
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Diecast Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for 2017. Diecast nominations HERE. Other categories HERE. Tweet This Post

Tomica Tomy Star Wars TSW Spaceship Diecasts
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Posted in diecast, Disney Star Wars on 27 June 2016
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The Tomica Spaceship Diecast Line is pretty cool. Okay, the AT-AT Walker is not technically a spaceship … Available on Amazon or on eBay. The Millennium Falcon. The entire wave. Available on Amazon or on eBay. Tweet This Post

Tomica Star Wars Star Cars BB-8 is Pretty Darn Cute
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Posted in diecast, Disney Star Wars on 22 June 2016
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The Tomy Takara Tomica BB-8 diecast is pretty darn cute … Star Wars Star Cars BB-8. They are considered 1:64 diecasts. The entire lineup for the new Star Wars line is pretty nice. You can get most of them at Amazon for a reasonable price (not much more than if you bought them in Japan). […]

Now Visit Miniatur Wunderland Via Google Street View
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Posted in diecast on 5 May 2016
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Of course, who wouldn’t want to visit Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany … it is the most amazing diorama EVER. But now Google Maps has taken it to the next degree … you know how Google maps drives around photographing everything as “Street View?” Well, Google mounted a tiny camera on a diecast and drove […]

History of Matchbox
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Posted in diecast on 24 December 2015
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There’s a fun online site, “Matchbox 1-75” with the entire history of Matchbox from 1969 to 2014 … starting with their first release … I actually have this Ambulance – in older days diecast makers would simply re-issue the same CARS for a while, they kept re-releasing the same vehicle though of course, mine is pretty beat […]

Matchbox “Alfredo” Ambulance
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Posted in diecast on 6 February 2015
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If you like a regular diecast to go with your Disney Pixar CARS, Matchbox has a European ambulance … Well, technically it’s  Renault and not an Ivesco. But, hey, it’s only $.99 It’s also not technically a diecast as other than the axels, I’m not sure the Matchbox actually contains any metal. Alfredo on the […]