Sun Star 1963 Aston Martin DB5 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car



In the 1960s, some of the most celebrated classics arrived in the US.  The Ford Mustang, Ferrari GTs, Jaguar E-Type, and of course, the Aston Martin DB5.  Handsome looks,  fast, yet still smooth and sophisticated, it was the peak of Aston Martin’s
golden age. Fifty years later, it remains the epitome of Aston Martin, familiar to everyone from the car collectors to the James Bond junkie.

In the diecast world,  we need a model of this Aston Martin DB5.  The best example to date is the 1:18 one by AUTOart, but they just stopped producing it.  The only current quality example in  1:18 scale, is the Sun Star version.  This diecast model car is available in four different colors (British Racing Green, Silver Grey, Blue, or Dark Red), with matching interiors.  Too bad they didn’t make a Skyfall version of the diecast with fold out machine guns.

The  exterior of the model does look sharp, with its well applied paintwork and detailed craftsmanship. The Aston Martin, DB5 and Superleggera badges are well rendered, as are the wire wheels, the head and tail lamps and the other exterior details.  The model also has a heavy feel to it that some associate with quality.

The DB5’s interior, is nice but not as well executed as the exterior.  There was a small glue mark on the dash and the carpet did not fully cover the proper panels.  Much of this is not readily visible, but it is worth noting.

The engine bay is excellent. The plastic used for the engine  is dense and good quality, and it is all nicely painted and presented.  The underside of the hood itself is painted in a matte black, and not just left as exposed metal.

As a package it is a very good model. It has minor blemishes, but is an attractive model that looks stunning  in the display case or on your desk.  Check out for availablilty.

Top Marques Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 1:18 Scale Resin Model Car

A beautiful renditions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is  now available for pre-order from Top Marques.   Top Marques is a sister brand of BBR and their models are of excellent quality and detail.  Production will be  limited to 250. The deep red really helps this model stand out.

The  aggressive and athletic styling of the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT makes a statement both day and night.  Blackened bi-xenon headlamps look menacing by day, and a signature LED treatment announces the SRT model by night.  Inside the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT is an amazing blend of fabric and hide, style and function that inspires confidence in every move you make.

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Maisto 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Khaki 1:18 Diecast Model Car

It seems that there is something about Jeeps that is very attractive.  It has classic rugged styling and off road ability, utility and is just cool.  There aren’t a lot of premium diecast models of late model Jeeps from brands like AutoArt, but Maisto does a great job with this one. The paint is smooth with minimal imperfection, and great shine.  The interior trim is nice,  and has enough detail to properly replicate the Limited model with the powerful  5.7 liter V8. The engine does not have a lot of detail but the real Jeep also has an engine cover that does not show much. The wheels and tires are nicely done, and are in the correct style.   This model is available from our partner for about $30.


Diecast 1:12 Ducati Monster 1200S Coming Soon from Maisto

The Ducati Monster is one of the best naked bikes in the world. The demand for the Ducati Monster has always been high and this diecast model will be no different.  The New Ducati Monster 1200S sports many  improvements that riders love. In the diecast world the collectors were eagerly waiting for some brand to launch this Monster 1200S.   Maisto is the first to get into the game and release a 1:12 scale Ducati Monster 1200S.  So we 1:12 bike collectors are excited to see it and other Ducati models will surely follow!

Maisto 1:12 Ducati Monster 1200S - Assembly Line

1:18 BMW M3 F80 Sedan To be Released in Fall 2015

The BMW M3 is always a contender among performance coupes. The Kyosho made 1:18 BMW M3 diecast models are  rare and they are being sold well above the  original price.  Fortunately a new brand GT Spirit has come into play. They have a lineup of cult BMW car like the BMW M3 GTS, BMW M3 E92 and even newer models such as the BMW M235i that impresses with its performance value.   These models are resin and have a sealed body, but to compensate they  come loaded with accurate details.  There will be 2000 of these models produced and they will sell for about $120.

  • GT Spirit 1:18 BMW M3 - Front
  • GT Spirit 1:18 BMW M3 - Front
  • This preproduction sample looks a little like a rough edged but  GT Spirit will make the final models look so good that they will seem real.
  • GT Spirit 1:18 BMW M3 - Rear 
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Jada Toys 1:18 scale Lykan Hypersport Diecast Model Car

Jada Toys has created a diecast model of the Lykan Hypersport in 1:18 scale.  This is the car that jumped between or through multiple skyscrapers in the Fast and Furious 7  movie earlier this year.  They have posted some   pre-production photos of this upcoming model.  It is exciting to see that the model will have opening doors and compartments.  We hope it will be available in the red paint that was featured in the movie.

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AutoArt Mazda Cosmo Sport Ultraman 1:18 scale Diecast Model Car

Here is the first look  at the AutoArt Mazda Cosmo Sport Ultraman.  The 1:18 scale diecast model of a popular Japanese car featured in movies. This model will likely be available by the end of the year, but other versions of the Mazda Cosmo Sport are already available from our partners at

The Mazda Cosmo is a grand touring car that Mazda produced from 1967 to 1995 in four generations.  Throughout its history, the Cosmo served as a “halo” vehicle for Mazda and it is related to the RX-7. The first Cosmo successfully launched the Mazda Wankel engine. The final generation of Cosmo served as Mazda’s flagship vehicle in Japan, being sold as the Eunos Cosmo through its luxury Eunos division in Japan.”

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