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    Video: World's largest toy car collection is in Beirut, and it's remarkable
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    It's common for auto enthusiasts to have a few miniatures of their favorite cars around their home or office. They provide a respite of happiness knowing that if you can't have the real things, at least you can look at them in miniature. However, Billy Karam of Beirut, Lebanon, has taken ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels creates ultimate test track for dads
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    There have been some really crazy Hot Wheels tracks created over the years, from home-grown masterpieces like this to 'official' versions such as the "highest" wall track. But the folks at the diecast-car company have outdone themselves with this latest track, which was designed for dads, not ...

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    Video: Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine
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    Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle. Here's the little V8's impressive list of ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels stages competition to find its own world's best driver
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    Take the Race of Champions, keep its wide-ranging motorsports disciplines but replace national teams with duos called Red Outrageous, Yellow Powerful, Blue High Tech and Green Superfast. Give them rides from a toy store shelf and the cockiness of Top Gun, put them on courses from Mad Max and mix ...

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    Report: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class revealed again in 1:18 scale
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    There is plenty to look forward to when it comes to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but it could end up being a fairly anticlimactic reveal thanks to fully exposed spy shots, a leaked press photo and now images of a diecast version of the luxury sedan. Autoweek.nl has images showing a highly ...

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    Official: Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment series memorializes your favorite Hollywood cars
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    Hot Wheels has rolled out a new series of die-cast toys aimed directly at our nostalgic hearts. The Retro Entertainment Series plucks iconic cars from movie and television past, shrinks them down to 1:64 scale and packages them up for your buying enjoyment. The collection includes machines like ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the next BMW X5?
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    Who knew that diecast model makers could be such a good source of leaks? Less than a month after a diecast model 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in China, someone overseas at Diecast Empire or Jadi Modelcraft could get a bath in boiling oil for leaking uncamouflaged images of the next-generation BMW ...

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    SEMA: Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is not kidding around
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    Many a lifetime of car-love has started with a single Hot Wheels model. The diecast cars gave us early access to dreamy metal that we might not otherwise ever see, along with crazy versions of vehicles that we already knew and loved. The brand offers a perfect fit for the likes of the Chevrolet ...

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    Official: Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is the real deal, for SEMA debut
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    Do you remember your favorite Hot Wheels diecast of your youth? Can you imagine how cool it would be if that scale model were a full-size car? Well, apparently the folks at Chevrolet have teamed up with Hot Wheels to create a new Camaro Hot Wheels Edition for 2013, and it's the stuff of childhood ...

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    Hot Wheels gets playful with full-scale advertisements
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    Diecast cars are a fun distraction regardless of your age, in fact, we've got a few on our desk at this very moment. Hot Wheels may be the king of scale-car fun, but its marketing department likes to think big. Recently, we saw how it turned a historic Australian building into a 3D racetrack. ...

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    New Stratos GT2 racer reportedly in the works
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    New Stratos GT2 by Amalgam – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're looking for the bragging rights with four wheels, getting your hands on any of a number of exotic supercars – most of them hailing from Italy – will undoubtedly do the trick. But if every kid on the ...

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    Honda CR-Z Convertible available... as a diecast model
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    Are you clamoring for a droptop version of the Honda CR-Z hybrid? We didn't think so. But even so, just because Honda won't build you one (though that hasn't been ruled out completely) doesn't mean you can't get your kicks elsewhere. The gang at Farm of Minds has stumbled upon this diecast model ...

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    Video: Diecast rush hour is the art of our childhood dreams
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    Chris Burden's Metropolis 2 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Like most normal Americans, thoughts of exactly what we'd do if we had all the money in the world and not a care to burden us occupy a fair portion of our mental capacity each day. Chances are that if we slept on a bed ...

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    Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox
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    Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg revealed in diecast form?
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    Between patent offices, surreptitious shipping company videos, and Marussias being left uncovered on the back of a truck in a traffic jam, lately we've been coming across all manner of ways for new cars to be accidentally revealed ahead-of-schedule. Here's another: a German model car company has ...

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    Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever
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    Modell-Lichtsystem die-cast model lighting kits – Click above to watch video
    That's not a real Audi R8 pictured above. That's a 1:18-scale Kyosho die-cast model, fitted with a Modell-Lichtsystem (ML) illumination kit. The ML light packages can turn a model car with photo-realistic detail ...

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    VIDEO: The Fastest Yellow and Red - Best (and most ambitious) stop-motion diecast car film ever?
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    Fastest Yellow and Red -- Click above to watch video
    It took just one minute and 13 seconds into this video for us to scream "Epic!" In fact, we're not sure there's enough epic epicness in that single word to properly describe the epic proportions contained therein. This 1970's JDM homage has ...

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    Papa John's selling recovered Camaro diecast, free pizza and charity involved
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    We're suckers for a happy ending – especially when it involves cars, kids, and hot pizza. Recall, if you will, this past summer when John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza, was on a nationwide quest to find his beloved 1971 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – a car he sold in the ...

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    Hot Wheels kicks off U.S. tour to celebrate 40 years
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    Mattel created the Hot Wheels brand back in 1968, and the lives of several Autoblog writers (and readers as well) were changed forever. We're now halfway through the toy line's 40th birthday year, and, coincidentally, halfway through its Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Road Trip.Fans can see life-size ...

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    VIDEO: DIY rocket-powered Hot Wheels
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    Show of hands. How many of you used Black Cats and cherry bombs to incinerate large numbers of Hot Wheels as kids? Especially the pink ones, right? Because they were for girls. Do you know how much those cars in their pre-charred, uncrispy state could be worth right now? What were you ...

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