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  • Road Signature – fine(ish) models

    If you can't really afford the crazy high-end makers of 1/18 models like Autoart, Kyosho and ERTL, there's a cheaper option that gives

  • Scale Bandits

    Some cars start off famous for handling, looks or for catching on fire without any reason. Others go on to star in movies and become legends. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am did it several times. Once as Knight Rider and before that, as Burt Reynolds' trusty sidekick in

  • Bangladeshi Ducati

    A Ducati 900 Monster. Made by Atlas, made in Bangladesh. Yep, That's right. These scale models are now made in Bangladesh, then sent abroad, then someone buys them with taxes and brings them back here. Why not sold here? Not a big enough market.

  • Made in Bangladesh pride - 1/18 Subaru Impreza

    When you think of things made in Bangladesh, your mind no doubt reverts to plastic “chairman” chairs, plastic buckets, plastic mugs and generally things made of plastic. So when you come across a high-end, albeit closed shell, 1/18 scale model made from die-cast metal, it's bound to be a source of pride.

  • Latest from Matchbox

    Matchbox has always been known for rather realistic castings that are true to stock designs. In comparison Hot Wheels veered towards custom tweaks and oddly proportioned cartoon cars.

  • Toycon 2018

    From a giant Lego model of Bangladesh’s National Parliament Building to oversized “miniatures” of Batmobiles, this year’s Toycon had

  • Jada does JDM right

    Jada have swooped heavily into the ever growing JDM fascination with the recently released Skyline 2000 GTR and the Honda NSX.

  • 'Boot-ylicious' scale model meet - Dhaka Motor Show 2018

    A car meet where instead of the engine bay, the trunk was open. Boot, as we Bangladeshis call it. 'Back-dalla', even. It was an unusual gathering of people furtively peering in the open trunks and hatches of parked cars. A lowered Corolla with miniature Hot Wheels stashed into the trunk, open for a seemingly shady trade. A VW Beetle displaying a few custom miniature Beetles, except the front end was open. There was a 3rd gen, bright red Subaru Impreza

  • Let's build kit cars

    Kits are not for everyone. But they help create unique pieces fit for a one-off collection.

  • FD RX7 and Honda City Turbo: 2017s HotWheels JDM invasion

    It has been a few revolutionary years at Mattel's Hot Wheels as the designers have started dishing out JDM pop culture

  • Gt40 MKIV by Shelby Collectibles

    Why is the 1967 GT40 so special for classic racecar collectors? It was the first GT40 to have a NASCAR style steel tube

  • 1998 Lotus Esprit V8 Turbo by Autoart

    Lotus always made fun, quirky, light and fast cars. They weren't always known for their reliability though, earning the

  • Sunstar Subaru Impreza 555

    We have heard of Bburago and Maisto as the preferred budget model car manufacturers. Kyosho and Autoart sit

  • Toycon 2017 - first of its kind

    While the rest of Toycon was largely devoted to people selling their wares (everything from posters to action figures

  • TVR Collectibles

    TVRs are the dragon equivalent of cars. They simply shouldn't exist because they are built around an implausible idea of fire and fantasy. And yet, TVR lived, on and off. It offered crazy designs, pointless horsepower and occasional glorious bouts of fiery display. This is the perfect manly car. So what do we have of it in scale models?

  • Toyota Allion scale models

    The Allion and Premio are basically larger, upgraded Corollas. Owners hate that comparison but if you look under the flashy skin, it is all nearly the same.

  • Custom features: Datsun 240ZG conversion

    Let's start with a simple mainline 240Z from Hotwheels.

  • Fujimi S13 Silvia custom

    Kit: This was the S13 Silvia driven by Iketani, leader of Akina Speed Stars in the anime Initial D. The kit is made by Fujimi and comes with

  • Collecting racecars

    Decals or not? Some people love race car decals, others want clean road going cars. There's a certain thrill to collecting world famous, race winning cars - even with the decals.

  • McLaren Vitamin 12C

    Pros: Smooth paint, very straight non-wavy metal casting. Functional spoiler albeit fragile. This one needed repairs.

  • The art of diorama photography

    When it comes to displaying your precious model car collection, few ways are as rewarding as having a scale specific diorama.

  • Classic Benzes in 1/43

    Two classic Mercs simply isn't enough Mercs. But it is definitely a good point to start. Featuring the most graceful and elegant Mercedes designs ever to roll out: the W111 series cars of the 60's.

  • 2017 Ford Mustang in scale

    Easier to own a home AND a car in Bangladesh than to pay for a single 1:1 Mustang. Doesn’t mean you still can’t have one.

  • Small but still furious

    The Fast and Furious franchise is minting money off family, death, brotherhood, muscle growth products and model cars. Everybody loves crashing, exploding cars and the safest and easiest way to do that is to do it with model cars.

  • The best Mazda rotary scale models you can buy

    We love the rotaries but a scale model would be much easier to buy...and maintain.

  • Top 10 scale-model real life showcars from Hotwheels

    Hotwheels is a petrolheads entry into the car world. A few bucks sets a kid up for a lifetime of automobilia. Here's the greatest model cars of real life showcars by Hotwheels.

  • Quirky frenchie

    The Citroen 2CV isn't pretty or fast. The French car was built from 1948 to 1990, remaining mostly unchanged. Its specialty included a 9

  • Scale enthusiasts from DCCCB meet

    The Diecast Car Collectors Club Bangladesh has come a long way from being just another group of like minded people on Facebook. It's turned into a genuine community of scale model car collectors who are pretty passionate about their hobby.

  • Classic road racing in scale

    Alfa Romeo made cars that were meant to seduce before they had broken down or rusted away. The Giulia is an especially enticing model with the perfect wheelbase, wrapped in a body that could only be described as petite and graceful.

  • 1/43s: Premium vs basic

    What sets a “premium” 1/43 car, made by the likes of Kyosho, apart from a “basic” one, such as one produced by Hi-Speed?

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