Autoworld To Produce Premium Diecast Famous Cars From TV & Film

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Who’s ready for some new diecast cars based on famous movie and TV vehicles? I’m always up for it! Then again, I’m in my 40s now, and that seems to be the thing middle-aged men do. They collect diecast cars and display them. Seriously. I think it is some sort of chemical imbalance that happens in the male brain after 40.

While the cases of Diecasteritis I’ve seen in other men tend to cause them to collect standard sports cars or NASCAR replicas, I suffer from the more interesting version of the illness. Yup, I collect replicas of entertainment industry vehicles. Who cares about NASCAR when you can have the Mach 5?!

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OK, these may get a little expensive, and professional help may be needed to combat Diecasteritis. The Auto World replicas listed at the Big Bad Toy Store are over $100 apiece, but they look worth the price of admission.

The vehicles range from James Bond films to Barbie, Monopoly, Speed Racer, and even The Munsters. There’s something for everyone, it seems. The price of each vehicle also represents the level of detail and extras included, at least for some of these.

The Mach 5 replica comes with Speed and Chim-Chim. The vehicle itself is also loaded with many of the features seen in the classic Tatsunoko Productions cartoon. Saw blades, auto jacks, and more are included. The downside is that these extras take away from the sleek body of the car.

  • 1/18 Scale
  • Made of die-cast
  • Detailed engine
  • Steerable front wheels
  • Accurate interior & chassis
  • Opening doors, hood & trunk
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Speed’s brother Racer X is also here with his Shooting Star. Unlike Mach 5, X’s car doesn’t have a bunch of bells and whistles. The engine compartment opens, and the vehicle includes the telescoping claw and periscope. Photos of these features were not shown in the listing, sadly.

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  • 1/18 Scale
  • Made of die-cast
  • Includes Racer X figure
  • Detailed engine
  • Steerable front wheels
  • Accurate interior and chassis
  • Opening doors, hood, and trunk
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The Munsters’ Koach is possibly the best of the bunch. I have a lot of history with this vehicle, from covering auto shows and hanging out with Eddie Munster himself (Butch Patrick). He is usually accompanied by a version of George Barris’s Koach. It’s an impressive vehicle to behold. The great thing about Auto World’s replica is that all the red velvet interior is flocked here. I love that level of detail as long as the flocking is done right.

  • 1/18 Scale
  • Made of die-cast
  • Based on The Munsters TV series
  • Highly detailed
  • Steerable Front Wheels
  • Precise, Accurate Interior & Complete Chassis
  • Opening Doors
  • Red Flocked Interior
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The Koach has appeared in other diecast lines before, but much like the General Lee these days, they’re rare and rack up a high price. The $119.99 asking price for this one is pretty decent considering what the others now go for on eBay.

[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]


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