Articles in the diecast Category

Now Visit Miniatur Wunderland Via Google Street View
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
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
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 […]

Canadian Tire Ice Truck – Also a Diecast
Posted in diecast on 5 February 2015
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Canadian Tire built themselves an ice truck … Of course, those of you who live in the North part of the country are saying – big whoop – my car looks like that from November to April … 🙂 Or as you’re getting ready to go to work to find an empty frame … “OKAY, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Chase CARS Spotting (at Retail)
Posted in diecast, Disney, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 1 September 2013
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With remnants of CASE H, and a random mix of CASE N, M, R and possibly Q out there – how can you tell what’s on your store shelves, what you missed out on or what probably has NOT arrived at that store’s pegs … Here’s a handy chart. Obviously if you spot Super Chases […]

Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series at Entertainment Earth
Posted in diecast on 22 March 2013
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If you’ve been having trouble finding the Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment series, Entertainment Earth has full cases in case you want to go that way or split a case with someone … A sampling of the series (not in each case – check out the case assortment at the bottom of each case assortment below) […]

New Hot Wheels Looney Tunes & Muppets Diecasts Looks Fun
Posted in diecast, Toys on 19 March 2013
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Available by the case at Entertainment Earth. Case assortment at the bottom of their page.

Mattel Hot Wheels Track Sets: Toyfair 2013
Posted in diecast, Mattel on 13 February 2013
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I’m no expert on Hot Wheels but the track sets they showed off at Toyfair all look pretty cool … Hot Wheels® Team Hot Wheels™ Vertical Velocity Hot Wheels® drag racing gets big air like never before with Team Hot Wheels™ Vertical Velocity. This thrilling stunt set pits two Team Hot Wheels™ 1:64 vehicles against […]

Mattel is All In On Dreamworks Turbo Es Car Go – the Snail Race Car Film
Posted in diecast on 17 December 2012
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Mattel certainly believes that Dreamworks: Turbo-Es Car Go will be a massive merchandising hit … Head of DW Animation says, (Jeff) “Katzenberg also noted that Turbo, which hits theaters July 19, has the most potential of any film DWA has ever released in terms of consumer products potential (the story follows a snail who acquires […]

New 30th Anniversary Blade Runner Blu Ray Box Set With Diecast …
Posted in diecast, movies on 23 November 2012
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There is a new Blu Ray Blade Runner Box Set with a diecast car. The movies seem to mostly match the last multi-disc release but this time, there are some additional documentaries and a book … you can read the full list of included features at Amazon. The actual film versions included in the listing […]