Diecast cars are more or less in everyone's childhood memory. There are cars we wish to drive but can't afford it so the next vest thing to do is collect diecast cars. The first car manufactured with the diecast process was made in the first decade of the 20th century constituting of lead and zinc. But, as lead and zinc both are harmful and poisonous metals, in mid fifties Mazak was used to produce diecast cars.
Diecast cars are available in different price ranges .Some diecast cars are available in kits so diecast car lovers can take part in constructing them and feel pride. A few of the model cars have limited production runs and are numbered with certification that increase their value as time passes.
Diecast car comes in a wide range of different shapes and sizes. Before 1970 Tootsie Toy, Corgi, Dinky, First Gear, Franklin Mint, Maisto, and Matchbox manufactured traditional diecast cars. Vintage Hot Wheels were manufactured between 1968 and 1980. Famous diecast cars include Farm toys, Construction equipment toys, Delivery & service vehicle toys, Military vehicle toys.
Some wildest diecast cars include:
Toy tuner cars:
Hottest car modifications are being produced by Jada, Micro Machines and Hot wheels. Toy turner cars include Shelby, mustang available in different scale sizes.
Toy muscle cars:
Toy muscle cars have a sporty look. The cars includes Pontiac GTO, Trans Am, Corvette, and Camero.
Toy dream cars:
The cars that people only dream of owning are available in diecast cars collection including BMWs, Porsches, and Ferraris etc. Famous brands include Minichamps, Exoto, and Tomica.
Favorite movies and television shows cars are also available like toy Bat mobile, diecast cars from James Bond movies.
Precision vehicle toys:
These diecast cars have operating features and are exact replicas of the original cars. Famous brand include Franklin Mint etc.
A diecast car is available in different scale models .Focus should be given on scale models of a specific size. Scale shows how large a replica appears comparatively to its original model. As scale ratio increases, size decreases. Scale is indicated as a fraction or ratio. A number of brands prefer on focusing on a specific scale like Mattel uses the 1:64 scale for the majority of its Hot Wheels diecast car.
Regardless of age factor diecast car collection has become an exciting hobby. Even some enterprising individuals have even turned collection of diecast car into a business.