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Old 02-12-2013, 08:52 AM
MGroothuis MGroothuis is offline
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New 1:64 Auto World line - New sneak photos

I figured I'd start a new thread for this one stemming off from the Toy Fair thread to correct some errors!

As mentioned in the previous thread, with additional info:

There will be 3 versions with all new tooling:

2.99 Die-cast body/plastic chassis with 2 piece free-rolling suspension hard wheels. Currently no opening features. These are specifically geared toward play-factor with fast-rolling wheels smooth as silk. These will be packaged in a blistercard. These include:

2012 Camaro ZL1 Convertible
2012 Corvette Z06
1966 Pontiac GTO
1967 Corvette 427
1967 Buick Gran Sport
1984 Camaro


5.99 Die-cast body/Metal chassis with 2-piece knurled axle (dumbell-style) with correctly matched and scaled rims and rubber tires. Opening hoods. Multi-piece engine. These will be packaged in a blistercard and include a mini box. These include:

1971 Dodge Dart
2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302
1966 Oldmobile 442
1966 Chevrolet Impala
2011 Hennessey Camaro
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1


6.99 Similar level of detail to 5.99 cars, but will have a licensed tie-in and will include a newly tooled hard plastic display case. These will be in a protective plastic clamshell. These include:

2011 Callaway Corvette
1961 Dodge Polara
1967 Ford Mustang GT 390
1965 Ford GT40
1976 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
1969 Pontiac Trans Am Coupe


Currently, we are tooling 18 cars and choosing the next 18 as I type. The the 2.99 and 5.99 cars do NOT share common molds. They are unique castings. The biggest point to note is that these are all scaled to true 1:64 scale all the way down to the wheels and tires. Even the hard wheels and tires on the 2.99 versions are scaled to real tires.

We are using all of our die-cast experience from over the years to make these cars the way we feel die-cast should have been made from the beginning. No more 4x4-looking coupes and no more incorrectly scaled tires. We're pouring our heart and soul into these.

We are trying feverishly to make cars that have either never been done, or have not been done to our satisfaction, in 1:64 scale. If you want a new car done in 1:64 scale, NOW is the time to voice your ideas.

Here are a few sneaks:






Here is the 2.99 version with hard wheels:


These slot mag wheels are a little flat on the tire sidewall. It's been revised to be more realistic.


Enjoy!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:11 AM
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Way cool! Thank you for any corrections and the photos.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 AM
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Awesome! How can i get one of those mockups?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:45 AM
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Awesome! I can't wait to see the progress on these.

I'd love to see the '75 Monte Carlo in 1:64 along with the '71 Galaxie 500 (police car) and '71 Fury I (police car).

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:12 AM
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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If I was doing the next 18, this is what I would do:

2.99 set:
1971 Galaxie 500 (police and 4 door sedan)
1971 Fury I (police and 4 door sedan)
1975 Monte Carlo
1995 Impala SS
1965 Barracuda
1975 Chevrolet Truck

5.99 set:
1966 Chevelle SS 396
1959 El Camino
1970 Mach 1
1962 Dodge 330
1969 Nova
1965 Ford F-100

6.99 set:
1974 Trans Am
1969 Cougar Eliminator
1963 Impala
1967 Plymouth GTX
1969 El Camino
1970 Chevelle
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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I think somewhere in there I would add in a slant nose Laguna S3 and a 76-77 Grand Prix SJ
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:46 AM
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Absolutely fantastic.
I can´t wait to see these beauties in my cabinet.
Molds looks outstanding, and the accuracy in scale is the best thing.

Please be sure to keep us informed.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:16 AM
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64-66 Barracuda, noboby makes one. not tthat i know of.
72 -74 cuda, everboby makes 70-71 how about one of the others in 1/64
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:18 AM
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i just looked through wyatts list thats 2 votes for a first gen barracuda
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:23 AM
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Hi Wyatt,

Thanks for the list and we will definitely keep yours and everyone's lists in mind as we will review them.

Hope all is well and talk to you soon but for now enjoy the sneak peaks Mike G is posting.

Thanks!

Tony Karamitsos
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If I was doing the next 18, this is what I would do:

2.99 set:
1971 Galaxie 500 (police and 4 door sedan)
1971 Fury I (police and 4 door sedan)
1975 Monte Carlo
1995 Impala SS
1965 Barracuda
1975 Chevrolet Truck

5.99 set:
1966 Chevelle SS 396
1959 El Camino
1970 Mach 1
1962 Dodge 330
1969 Nova
1965 Ford F-100

6.99 set:
1974 Trans Am
1969 Cougar Eliminator
1963 Impala
1967 Plymouth GTX
1969 El Camino
1970 Chevelle
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:26 AM
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1968 Charger, to be specific, I'm still waiting for one that I think was well done, not just another one with an over-heavy/out of scale grille and slapped on paper side marker lights.

Otherwise, we need more of any of the 60s and early 70s American cars that are well done - not just more of the 60s pony cars that have been done to the point of overkill - but more of the big cars that came from Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, etc.

And yes, I can hardly wait to add those to my collection - if you can truly deliver the quality, they look like they may very well give M2 a run for their money, they may not want to take the time to turn around to see who is nipping at their heels.

Where do you plan to have them available - it seems the biggest problem with any brand - other than HWs - is finding a place that actually sells them.

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Thumbs up Hoorah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its about Time!!!!!.....Am going for the taquilas....the $5.99 and $6.99s....am all about metal Baby!!!!....Thank you so much for the heads ups..Buddy!!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:37 AM
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Just thought you should know........

GM never sold a 2012 ZL1 Convertible, only Coupes
Convertibles are 2013

Just sayin....


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Holy crap these all sound awesome! Where will they be sold?
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