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X-Concepts Inc. was created in 1997 and was located in Escondido, California. Their first products were extreme sports-themed toys and collectibles. Their Tech Deck line of finger boards was one of their most successful lines with licensed graphics from brands like Birdhouse and World Industries. They now include dioramas, accesories and action-figures.

Diecasts first appeared in 2002 with their 1:64 scale series called "Modifiers". This series of Japanese and American cars are very well done models. Series 1, included the 2000 Acura Integra Typer R, 1999 Honda Civic SI, and 1999 Honda Accord. On these the wheels are removable and the chassis is adjustable. These castings came stock but include tools and accessories to modify them into tuner car versions.

They were released in ten series with three cars in each series. Some series had previously released cars in a new body color. Each package included at least one car plus a variety of accessories that could be used to tune the vehicle. Additional items includeed wheels & tires, tinted windows, decals, body kits, seats and engine parts. The line initiallly focused on "sport compacts" and later diversified into pickups and sport utiliy vehicles.

Nano Speed is another brand of 1:144 scale friction pull back vehicles offered by X-Concepts

X-Concepts had licensing with GM (Cadillac, GMC & Chevrolet), Honda/Acura, Ford, Mitsubishi, and Subaru.


Known Modifier Castings -

1993 Acura Integra
2000 Acura Integra - yellow

2002 Cadillac Escalade

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
2002 Chevrolet S10

2000 Ford F150
2001 Ford Focus
2002 Ford Mustang

1999 Honda Accord
1999 Honda Civic Coupe & hatchback
1991 Honda CRX
1997 Honda Del Sol

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

2002 Subaru Impreza

2002 Toyota Celica
1992 Toyota MR2

The company was bought by Spin Master in the mid 2000's, with the Tech Deck line of finger boards being added to Spin Masters other extreme sport licenses.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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