9/25/06 - Sponsor News
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9/23/06 - Go Speed
these at a local Toys R Us and picked them up. Art Asylum has released
"classic" die-cast versions of Speed Racer with the Mach 5 and Racer X with
his Shooting Star. The cars appear to be approximately 1:55 scale.
They're very nicely done.
9/22/06 - Flyboys
bad reviews! I saw Flyboys today and enjoyed it tremendously.
The dogfights were spectacular and thrilling, but even when the planes were
on the ground, I enjoyed the relationships that developed among the
characters. I've enjoyed James Franco's work since he was on Freaks
& Geeks, and I've always envisioned him becoming a big star. The
relationship between his character, Blaine Rawlings, and Lucienne (the
beautiful Jennifer Decker) was, in my opinion, very sweet and very real.
Of course, the character development stuff just helps get you to the aerial
combat scenes and I have to admit, despite being mostly computer-generated,
they were well-choreographed and exciting to watch. The movie was
riddled with cliches, but I felt it gave it vintage feel. It had a
feeling as if it could've been filmed in the 1930's or 40's, something you'd
see on the AMC channel. In short, this is one movie I'm looking
forward to getting on DVD, but I encourage you to see it on the big screen
for die-cast news, a company called
is releasing 1:48 scale
die-cast model planes from Flyboys. They're a little pricey at
almost $45 apiece, but I may be adding some of these to my collection.
Thanks to my buddy Tim for the tip. Click
for pics and info.
9/10/06 - ONE
Die-Cast has received its ONE MILLIONTH visitor in September!
Actually, the number is a little higher than that, but I didn't start
keeping track until after the site was launched. Thanks to all of
those who have visited the site, sent me e-mails, posted in the forum, and
most importantly, contributed photos and news.
9/10/06 - Holy Hot
flipping through the latest issue of Lee's Toy Review when I spotted some
interesting photos from their coverage of the San Diego Comic Con.
Apparently Hot Wheels will be releasing new Superman and Batman-related
product in 2007. One item in particular that caught my eye was a
two-pack of Batmobiles from the animated series The Batman (above
left.) Searching online, I found some great pics from the website
Superhero Times. You can also read an interview with a Hot Wheels
rep on the website
Legions of Gotham about their plans for 2007.
9/4/06 - Sponsor
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