Locating rare diecast before the advert of the internet was a nearly impossible and extremely time consuming task. In addition, even if a diecast collector was able to find the rare diecast piece that he was looking for, the price for the rare diecast would normally be exorbitant among other things. Nevertheless, if one is persistent and patient enough, rummaging through flea markets, auctions or antique stores, one can sometimes be rewarded with an extremely rare diecast piece. The main thing is one only have to aware of where to source for these rare diecast pieces.
Nowadays the task of looking for rare diecast pieces like those made by PLAYART for big department stores like Woolworth's, McCrory's and Sears can easily be located through the internet. Rather than having to visit actual physical locations to inspect these rare diecast pieces, one can do it just as efficiently with a click of the mouse. Apart from being easy to locate these rare diecast pieces with the internet, diecast collectors also have the option to compare prices to get the best bargain. On top of everything else, diecast collectors are also able to use the internet conduct in-depth research into the background of the rare diecast pieces that they want to collect.
For example, the majority of new diecast collectors' focuses on "Hotwheels" or Corgi as these are the mainstream brands collected by most. They are unaware that diecast pieces from PLAYART manufactured during 1970s & 80s are much sought after by the more experienced diecast collectors. Viewed as an Asian diecast manufacturer of moderate quality, PLAYART's 1:64 scale diecast models are in fact of much higher quality than those of the same vintage made by Corgi.
One of the main reasons why rare diecast pieces are so much sought after by those who appreciate them is because they are unique in several ways. For example, PLAYART diecast pieces are usually one a kind model manufactured in the 1:64 scale. The Jensen Interceptor FF is a very good example of this uniqueness of PLAYART diecast pieces. PLAYART is the only diecast manufacturer that produced the Jensen Interceptor FF in the 1:64 scale. Corgi only produced the Jensen Interceptor and not the FF version and in addition the Corgi diecast model does not feature an open hood with engine details.
Furthermore, the color representation of the PLAYART Jensen Interceptor FF diecast model exterior and interior is accurately represented. Among all rare diecast of the same vintage, this feature is rarely found in any of the other brands except those from PLAYART. Whatever rare diecast pieces that you are looking for, you can always find it on the internet. Of course the old fashioned way of looking through auctions, flea markets or garage sales is still valid, doing your search online for rare diecast pieces is faster, more efficient and more cost effective.