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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 15 - March 2012

Whatever scale of model replicas you collect, whether it’s produced in resin, diecast, die cast or die-cast, The Diecast Magazine is definitely for you.

Issue 15 of The Diecast Magazine is available now and is better than ever before, due to the recently implemented redesign. It may have taken a little while, but with every facet of the magazine freshened up, the wait was worth it as we look forward to the future and some brilliant diecast model cars set to be released during 2012.

The Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 scale die cast model of the iconic Ghostbusters ECTO-1 sets the stage on the front cover of Issue 15 of The Diecast Magazine. This is complemented by the 1/18 Hot Wheels Elite A-Team van and American Muscle 1/18 scale diecast Mach 5 Speed Racer car, with bonus Chim Chim figurine which also features in this issue. Finally, AUTOart’s Gran Turismo 5 stealth model car of the Mazda 787B rounds out the TV and movie themed diecast model car content featured in Issue 15 of The Diecast Magazine.

For lovers of exotic sports cars, in model replica form, we take you on a tour of the Hot Wheels Ferrari FF as well as the AUTOart Aston Martin DB5 diecast model cars, both produced in glorious 1/18 scale. For 1/43 scale collectors, we review the end of year models release of Brooklin Models as well as announce the upcoming Pontiac collection via an interview with Brooklin’s Managing Director, Nigel Parker.

Hot Wheels Elite – 1/18 Ghostbusters ECTO-12012 International Toy Fair – Pictorial Wrap-Up

Everyone loves American classics and you will love the feature article about Danbury Mint’s 1/24 scale 1956 Ford Skyliner Convertible diecast model car. For horsepower-hungry collectors, the review of American Muscle’s 1969 GTO Super Judge is sure to satisfy the appetite, as will the review of the GreenLight Collectibles 2011 Indianapolis 500 Champion driven by Dan Wheldon.

As always, there are always articles featured in The Diecast Magazine that focus upon the hobby and industry of die cast model collecting and in Issue 15 we provide a pictorial wrap-up of the 2012 International Toy Fair held in Germany early this year. We also feature an in-depth interview with Motor City USA’s new owner, Jeff Thomas. Jeff takes the time to answer our questions regarding the relaunch of the brand and find out exactly what collectors can expect in the future.

GreenLight Collectibles – 1/18 2011 Indy 500 Champion – Dan WheldonMotor City USA – Born Again – An interview with Jeff Thomas

This and much more awaits you in Issue 15, which is another sensational issue of The Diecast Magazine. Shop Talk has you covered with all of the latest news and new releases from around the world. Collectors have their say in the Readers Page and share their collections with all of us in the Collectors Post. Of course, What’s Hot Online lists some of the more notable secondary market trades sold at auction and Diecast Surgery takes us to New Zealand where “Dr” Rob Smith shows us one of his diecast customs modified to match the 1:1 vehicle. Overall what else could you want? It’s all in one magazine with the Diecast X factor, The Diecast Magazine.

Issue 15 is available now at select die cast model dealers throughout the North America, as well as Barnes and Noble bookstore, and select, Hastings, Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 15 - March 2012

 

SHOP TALK
ABC-BRIANZA
1/43 Fiat 672 Bisarca Scuderia Lancia Long Wheelbase Transporter - 1976 Team Alitalia - Red
1/43 Fiat 672 Bisarca Scuderia Lancia Long Wheelbase Transporter - 1973 Team Marlboro - Red
1/43 Fiat 672 Bisarca Scuderia Lancia Long Wheelbase Transporter - 1977 Team Alitalia - White/Green
ACME DIECAST
1/18 Marcellus and Borsch Winged Express AA/Fuel Altered Dragster
AMALGAM
1/12 2011 F-1 Red Bull RB7 Nosecone - Sebastian Vettel
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge - Metallic Green (20th Anniversary Special)
1/18 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback - Black
AUTOART
1/18 Mercedes-Benz 190SL’s
1/6 1983 Honda CB1100R
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 Bricklin SV1 - Safety White
1/43 Bricklin SV1 - Safety Suntan
AUTOWORLD
1/87 1941 Willys Gasser Coupe - Orange - Thunderjets Slot Cars - Release 8
1/87 1970 Ford Mustang Boss - Light Blue - Thunderjets Slot Cars - Release 8
1/87 1974 Chevy Vega Pro Stock - Dark Blue - Thunderjets Slot Cars - Release 8
1/87 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible - Yellow/White - Thunderjets Slot Cars - Release 8
1/87 1974 Black GMC Astro 95 with KISS Themed Trailer - Racing Rigs Slot Truck
BBR
1/18 2008 Le Mans Ferrari F-430 GT2 #96 driven by Rob Bell, Tim Mullen and Tim Sudgen
BEST MODEL
1/43 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC - Blue
1/43 Porsche Abarth #44 - 1962 Targa Florio driven by Conte A. Pucci/E. Barth
1/43 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe - Vigili Del Fuoco - 1983 Austria
BRITISH HERITAGE MODELS
1/43 1964 Wolseley 6/110
BROOKLIN MODELS
2012 Release Schedule
BRUMM
1/43 1961 F-1 World Champion Ferrari Race Transporter Set - Phil Hill
BUB
1/87 Unimog U406 - ‘Circus Roncalli’ with Caravan Trailers
1/87 Pinzgauer 2a with Soft Top
1/87 Pinzgauer 2a without Soft Top
1/87 Pinzgauer 2a Box Van
CMC
1/18 Ferrari/Maserati Transporter Display Case
DIECAST ZONE
2012 Car of the Year
ELIGOR
1/43 1961 Citroën Type H - VéloSolex 2200
1/43 Citroen 2CV AZU Special - The Living Images
1/43 Sinpar Castor Fire Truck
1/43 Iveco Stralis - 2007 Ecostralis Cab Only
1/43 Iveco Glider - Cab only
1/43 Renault AE - Meurthe et Moselle
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 2012 Dallara IndyCar - Prototype
1/18 1969 Dodge Charger RT - Bullitt Charger
1/43 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Crush
1/43 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Black Forest Pearl
1/43 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Silver - Call of Duty/Modern Warfare Special Release
1/64 Zine Machine - Series 2
1965 Chevy Chevelle – Super Chevy Cover June 2009
1967 Chevy Corvette – Vette Cover February 2006
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Hot Rod Magazine Cover Oct 1968
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda – Hot Rod Magazine Cover Sept 1969
1971 Chevy Camaro – Super Chevy Cover Jan 2011
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 – Motor Trend Magazine Cover March 2009
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Ferrari 512S #28 - 1970 24 Hours of Daytona driven by Michael Andretti
1/18 Ferrari 512S #21 - 1970 Sebring Winner driven by Andretti/Vaccarella/Giunti
1/43 Ferrari FF - White
1/43 Ferrari FF - Navy Blue
1/43 Ferrari FF - Red
HOT WHEELS
1/64 67 Austin Mini Van - Nostalgia Line
1/64 Dream Van XGW Panel - Nostalgia Line
1/50 1966 Batmobile w/Trailer Hitch
1/50 1966 Bat Helicopter
1/50 Armored Batmobile - Batman Returns
1/50 The Penguin's Rubber Duck - Batman Returns
HPI DIECAST
1/43 Toyota 2000GT - 1966 Super Taikyu Endurance Speed Trial
KYOSHO
1/18 Rolls-Royce Ghost - English White II with Moccasin Interior
1/18 Rolls-Royce Ghost - Darkest Tungsten with Silver Satin Hood and Seashell Interior
1/18 Ferrari F40 Light Weight with Le Mans Wing - Red
1/18 Ferrari F40 Light Weight with Le Mans Wing - Black
LOOK SMART
1/43 Ferrari 458 Spider - Rosso Corsa
1/43 Ferrari 458 Spider with Closed Top - Nero Stellato
1/43 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Press Version - Rosso Corsa
1/43 1939 Bugatti Type 57 C Cabriolet Gangloff
1/43 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale – Rosso Mars
LUXURY DIECAST
1/43 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe - Silver Ice Metallic
1/43 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon - Black Raven
1/43 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan - White Diamond
1/43 Cadillac CTS Coupe - Black Raven
1/43 Buick Regal - Quicksilver Metallic
1/43 Buick LaCrosse - Carbon Black
MINICHAMPS
1/12 1977 Ducati 750 Super Sport - Silver/Blue
1/12 1977 Ducati 900 SS - Silver/Blue
1/12 2010 Moto GP - Ducati Desmosedici ridden by Nicky Hayden
1/12 1996 GP125 Valentino Rossi figurine
1/1 Pauls Model Art/Minichamps 2012 Catalogue
1/43 2010 Porsche 911 (997 II) GT2 RS - White with Gold Wheels
MINIKRAFT MODELS LTD
1/18 Hyundai Equus - Black and Silver
OXFORD DIECAST
1/43 Bentley S1 Convertible Fastback - Shell Grey
PREMIUM CLASSIXXS
1/12 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe - Silver
1/12 Mercedes-Benz SLS Coupe - Silver
1/43 VW T3a ‘Dehler-Profi’ - Brown/Ivory
RANDALL OLSON
1/1 Independents in Miniature - Book Release
RIO
1/43 Itala - Rio 50th Anniversary Special
1/43 Alfa Romeo P3 #10 - 1934 Targa Florio Winner driven by A. Varzi
1/43 Fiat 238 - 1977 Le Mans Ferrari Assistance Vehicle - Red
SCHUCO
1/18 Porsche 356 A Cabriolet - Red
SPARK
1/43 2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept
STARLINE
1/43 1954 Opel Kapitaen
SUNSTAR
1/18 Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye #2 - 1975 Warszawski Rally Winner driven by A. Jaroszewicz/R. Zyszkowski
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF Rally #4 - 1979 Spanish Rally Championship Winner driven by Jorge de Bagration/Nuria Liopis
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #11 - 1980 Rallye Monte Carlo driven by Anders Kulläng/Bruno Berglund - Publimmo Livery
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #6 - 1981 Rally of San Remo driven to 3rd place by ‘Tony’ A. Fassina/''Rudy'' R.Dalpozzo
1/18 Ford Escort RS1800 #6 - 1979 Lombard RAC Rally driven to 4th place by A. Vatanen/D. Richards
1/18 Peugeot 207 S2000 #68 - 2011Rallye de France - Alsace - driven by Y. Muller/G. Leneveu
1/18 Audi Quattro #2 - 1982 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire driven by H. Mikkola/R. Gumpert
THE HISTORY OF WHITE METAL MODELS
Book review - The History of White Metal Models
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/18 Rolls-Royce “Japanese Imperial” Silver Wraith
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES
1/50 Iveco Stralis - David Haig Transport truck with 40 ft DHL
1/50 Scania R 580 - Schenker Freight with Krone 2x20 Trailers
1/50 Scania R 580 - DHL Freight with Krone 2x20 Container
1/50 Scania P380 Truck with Dumpster in Yellow
1/50 Scania P380 Mixer Truck in Yellow
UTL MODELS
1/18 Wheel and Tire Sets
VADIS INTERNATIONAL NV
1/43 Commercial vehicles from Europe
VITESSE
1/43 2000 Lincoln Limousine - Black
1/43 2000 Lincoln Limousine - White
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer - Indonesia Police
1/43 Lancia Delta Integrale #3 driven by M. Ericsson/C. Billstam - 1989 International Swedish Rally
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X R4 #26 driven by J.vd Heuvel/M. Kolman - 2011 Ypres Rally
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX #26 driven by M. Semerád/M. Ernst - 2011 Rally Sweden Winner PWRC
1/43 Citroen 2CV Belgium - Green
1/43 Citroen 2CV Belgium - Red
1/43 Citroen 2CV Belgium - Grey
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE - Black
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE - Ivory

EDITORIAL
DANBURY MINT
1/24 1956 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Convertible
BROOKLIN MODELS
An Introduction to the Pontiac Collection
AUTOART
1/18 Aston Martin DB5
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Ghostbusters ECTO-1
2012 INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR
An Event Wrap-Up
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 Speed Racer Mach 5 with Figurine
OXFORD DIECAST
1/43 Royal Daimler - King George V
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 2011 Indy 500 Champion - Dan Wheldon
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Mercedes-Benz L6600 Fire Truck
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 A-Team Van
MOTOR CITY USA
Born Again - An Interview with Jeff Thomas
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Ferrari FF
AUTOART
1/18 Mazda 787B - Gran Turismo 5 Stealth Model
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 1969 GTO Super Judge Dragster
DIECAST SURGERY
The Doctor by Request
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 2011 End of Year Models
WHATS HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales

ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY
3000toys.com
American Excellence
Aiken’s Airplanes
AUTOart
Automodello.com
AutoWorld
Awesome Diecast
Carney Plastics, Inc
CMC
Diecasm
Diecast Direct
Dominion Models
GoMotorBids.com
GreenLight Collectibles
Mattel - Hot Wheels Elite
Minichamps - North America
Pete’s Model Garage
Sun Star Die-Cast America, Inc
TrueScale Miniatures


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