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From Toys to Men

From Toys to Men

Stephen Paul Hardy reflects on life as a model collector in the pre-internet era and explains why he believes the launch of Model Collector proved so pivotal to the development of the hobby…

Early Post-War Dinky Toys

Early Post-War Dinky Toys

Clive Unsworth treats us to a look at some of the wonderful early post-war smooth-hubbed Dinky Toys in his own magnificent collection…

50 Years – Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons

50 Years – Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons

Prepare for a trip to the future (2068) via a blast from the past (1967), as we showcase some of the classic toys and contemporary collectables inspired by Century 21 Productions' now iconic British childrens' television series...

Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

Pat Conneally reveals the five models he’d most like to take with him if he were to swap life on the lush green Emerald Isle for a tiny, far more tropical and totally uninhabited retreat…

D-Type Delights

D-Type Delights

60 years on from Jaguar’s incredible success at Le Mans 1957, Michael Driver looks back at the early die-cast toys

A Must For VW Fans - The Wolfsburger Bähnle

A Must For VW Fans - The Wolfsburger Bähnle

Stephen Paul Hardy takes a close look at a fascinating new 1:43 VW with a difference release from resin model manufacturer AutoCult

NEW RELEASES: Oxford Diecast Heinkel Trojan

NEW RELEASES: Oxford Diecast Heinkel Trojan

1:18 scale - rrp £28.95 - cat no. 18HE001

Mettoy Memoirs

Mettoy Memoirs

In 1961, John Marshall joined British toy manufacturer Mettoy as Initial Projects Manager in the company’s Sample Room. There he was tasked with designing and developing mechanisms for what were, back then, top-secret prototypes. While his name may not be familiar to you, the results his innovative work almost certainly will be…

‘New Look’ Guy Arab IV set to light up 1:76 model bus market

‘New Look’ Guy Arab IV set to light up 1:76 model bus market

A Birmingham City Transport “New Look” Guy Arab IV will be the first UK spec 1:76 modelled by award-winning Canadian model train and bus manufacturer Rapido Trains Inc

Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

David Busfield reveals his ‘Robinson Crusoe’ choices…

Exclusive Atlas Editions French Dinky Replica Competition

Exclusive Atlas Editions French Dinky Replica Competition

This month, courtesy of Atlas Editions, we’re delighted to be bringing you the chance to win one of three exciting prize packages, in a competition that’s EXCLUSIVE to Model Collector…

Return of the Silver Arrows

Return of the Silver Arrows

Brian Owen steers us through the history of, and the models to mark, the momentous 1954-55 F1 years

Smallest of the small

Smallest of the small

Jona Schellekens takes a calculated look at how ‘bubble cars’ have been scaled down yet further by our toy and model manufacturers…

Desert island diecast

Desert island diecast

Ian Thurley muses on the five models he’d most like to have with him should he ever find himself living the life of a cast-away…

Tipping & Dumping – Dinky Toys – Part 1

Tipping & Dumping – Dinky Toys – Part 1

Michael Driver invites you to reconnect with your inner child and join him as he embarks on a nostalgic look back at the classic releases designed with loads of fun in mind…

C&T Auctions

C&T Auctions

Part 1 of an historic Italian Dinky Toys sale not to be missed!

First 1:76 British model from Bus by Bono

First 1:76 British model from Bus by Bono

Hong Kong model manufacturer Bus by Bono has released its first model targeted specifically at the UK market

Oh, Dyane!

Oh, Dyane!

Thanks to some recent 1:18 scale releases, Stephen Paul Hardy has found himself falling in love all over again…

Corgi’s July-December 2017 line-up

Corgi’s July-December 2017 line-up

Pre-production preview

From the Archives - The Talented Mr Hornby Presents

From the Archives - The Talented Mr Hornby Presents

Dave Hornby, proud member of the Dinky Toys Collectors Association, shares some of his collection with us in this classic article

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