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XK and F-Type Grand Tourers
I really like the Jaguar F-Type fastback...  What a beautiful car...  And the best part of it is that Jaguar actually offers it in a manual transmission with a clutch!  Unfortunately the manual is offered only on the lower horsepower variants - but maybe th...
XK and F-Type Grand Tourers
XK and F-Type Grand Tourers
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Food Trucks vs. Food Trucks! (AKA Roach Coach’s...). I'm hungry just looking at them!
Matchbox (x2) vs. Tomica (x2) vs. Corgi Jr. vs. Majorette... 1950s vs. 1980s vs. 1990s vs. 2010s... Ice cream truck vs. Kebab van vs. noodle truck vs. Roach Coach... Classic American vs. International... This has the makings for one of the more fun comparis...
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Does the Yatming Maserati Bora deserve a spot in the “Top 30 Yatmings of all Time”?
Two years ago I wrote a post that I enjoyed, detailing out some of Yatming’s greatest hits, and making my picks for how I’d rank them...    http://johnccarroll.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-30-vintage-yatmings-of-all-time-or.html . But two years ago I didn’t hav...
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Fine new models of the old 1970 Ford F-100; M2 Machine and Greenlight
In your local stores currently are two fine new models of the old ‘70 Ford F-100 (also '69 and '68).  Both are beautiful castings, exquisitely detailed. My eye was first caught by the M2 Machines casting, especially the jacked up off-road version in slate g...
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Old School Comparo: BMW 3.0 CSI, Matchbox vs. Majorette... Who did it better?
This is an old school comparison test, from models designed in the mid ‘70s by two of the foremost diecast companies out there, of one of the most iconic cars of the decade...  BMW’s gorgeous 3.0 coupe...  Who modeled it better, Matchbox or Majorette? The M...
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Renault 5 Turbo... 2 models with identical paint from Tomica and Corgi square off for a fight.. But what about Hot Wheels???
While it is common to find multiple toy companies model the same car, it is UNCOMMON to find them paint them in the same paint scheme.  But that's exactly what happened when both Corgi Juniors and Tomica decided to model the Original Hot Hatch, the Renault ...
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Current Generation Beautiful Camaro Models by Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Tomica
Here are three excellent (but non-premium) models of the newest generation Camaro, from 3 of the biggest names in diecast, Matchbox (convertible in red), Hot Wheels (silver coupe) and Tomica (black coupe).   The newest Camaro is one of the hottest looking (...
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Tomica Premium - the next big thing in diecast!
Regular readers of my blog know that I am a big Tomica fan.  They also know that I am NOT a big Tomica Limited Vintage fan - models, while highly detailed, tend to be slightly smaller scale - enough so they don't merge well with basic Tomica models, and in ...
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Copied Porsche 910... Did Playart copy Corgi, or vice versa?
It sounds patently obvious to say that diecast cars are models of real cars...  ...Yet it is not actually always true.  In some cases, they are actually models of OTHER model cars. I've seen it with Maisto flagrantly (and poorly) copying Matchbox' Audi Quat...
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Tomica Premium - the next big thing in diecast!
Regular readers of my blog know that I am a big Tomica fan.  They also know that I am NOT a big Tomica Limited Vintage fan - models, while highly detailed, tend to be slightly smaller scale - enough so they don't merge well with basic Tomica models, and in ...
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