Batmobile Diecast Cars with Magazine

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Detective Comics #400 Batmobile

So there’s no Batman flick this summer, but these cool Batmobiles can hold you over until the next film.  All the die-cast Batmobile cars are in the 1:43 scale with scenic backdrop and case.  And each comes with a 12-page magazine on details of the specific Batmobile.

Buy it @ Entertainment Earth – Detective Comics #400 Batmobile.

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Hot Wheels Angry Birds

Angry Birds will be making an appearance on Mattel’s Hot Wheels line with a 2012 model.

This 1/64 scale die-cast should be hitting retail about now.

MSRP:  $1.29USD

For more info, go to:  Hot Wheels Collector – Angry Birds.

Frankie’s Garage: EVO vs STI Die-cast Battle

Frankie’s Garage takes a look at two 1:43 scale die-cast model cars – the IXO Subaru Impreza STI 2001 and the Vitesse Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IV.  These die-cast models usually retail for about $15-20 USD a pop – I found them 50% off so I decided to pick them up.

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Let’s take a look at the IXO Subaru Impreza STI 2001 die-cast model.  It comes with a plastic see-through case.  We’ll begin with what I like – the feel of  the die-cast and the paint job.   The headlights, front grill, and rims all have nice detail.  Everything, though, is downhill from here – the wheels don’t roll perfectly which is a big disappointment.  As you unscrew the chassis you can see and feel the cheap materials used.  I’ve seen 1:64 scale die-cast cars with much better detail.

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