Diecast Model Cars Are Making A Diecast Resurrection
The concept of a diecast car is to replicate a full life-size scale automobile, then downsize it to a toy model size. Diecast model scales range from 1/87 *(2 inches) in length, to upwards of 1/12 scale which is right at *(1 ft) in length.
One of the first post-war European diecast models were made from a company named Dinky Toys. Dinky Toys started it's very first production in 1934. They started out with a 1/64 and a 1/43 scale model vehicle. Shortly after, the United State followed suit producing diecast cars with a company called Harvey in 1974. Fast forward to the 21st century and you get diecast cars with so much detail, that you would mistake them in a photograph for the real thing! For instance, this Honda Civic Type R (FK8) Flame Red Diecast 1/18 scale model It's so realistic, you'll have to take a second look! Having a few 1/18 scale diecast model cars myself, they really are appealing to the eyes. Place them on a bookshelf, maybe even on a computer desk where you do most of your work, or even on your vehicle's dashboard when you park for car meets. It really doesn't matter where you put them, they're just satisfying to look at.
Now you've seen a newer model diecast car, but what about the exotic supercars, or even the old classics? They make both brand new, and still keep the classic heritage looks for the old classics. Have a look at this Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS Black. This Porsche is a 1/12 diecast scale. The lower the number, the bigger the diecast car. Now we can't leave out the extra fine improved details the bigger models have compared to the smaller models. With the bigger scale diecast models, lines such as trunk doors and hood lines are all tighter. Even the headlights, wheels and interior have more detail.
The classic car, if I could choose one off the top of my head that is an Americans classic muscle all-time favorite, I would go with the 1969 Dodge Charger Diecast. The very same Dodge charger they used in The General Lee movie. Have a look under the hood!
Now what if you like cars, but you're more of a truck and industrial equipment guy/gal? Well they have that too! Have a look at this 2017 Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake pickup truck. This truck has a nice metallic gray with black stripes, and also has a magnetic bed cover. With it's exposed rotors, and low profile, this truck is definitely one to put on the shelf!
One of the most iconic industrial equipment supplier brand I can think of off the top of my head, would be the iconic CAT. Don't you remember when you were a kid, and you used to play with those little wheel loaders? I sure remember it. Have a look at this CAT Caterpillar 994K Wheel Loader. If that doesn't bring back memories! Such a neat sentimental piece of memorabilia. Place that on your desk or shelf, and every time you look at it it'll bring back those childhood memories.
I could go on and on about diecast model cars, but that would take a very long time! I'll do one better, I'll leave a link so you can browse through the countless number of die diecast car makes, models and different sizes. Just click, Take Me To Awesome Diecast Cars Now. Enjoy!