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Published 01 Mar 2012
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Diecast Collector April 2012

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THE APRIL 2012 144-PAGE BUMPER ISSUE OF DIECAST COLLECTOR includes your FREE 16-PAGE SUPPLEMENT of highlights from The Nuremberg Toy Fair.


• Top Model - This month from Hot Wheels Elite, the 1/43 and 1/18 scale versions of the Ferrari FF.
• What’s New? - The latest releases reviewed.
• News - Up to date news from Hot Wheels Elite, Clevelands, Top Gear, British Heritage Models, Jumblies, Premium Collectables Models, Accurate Diecast plus much more...
• Wings and Things - New aviation collectables.
• White Metal - New hand-built, white metal models for the collector.
• 50 years of the Bristol RE - We take a look at the history of the rear-engined single-deck bus.
• Fabulous at 40, the Renault 5 - From Super-Mini to Hot Hatch, Paul Lumsdon celebrates 40 years of Gallic automotive flair courtesy of the Renault 5.
• Going small scale with Corgi - David Boxall considers some of the smaller commercial vehicles made by Corgi Toys in the 1950s and 1960s.
• Spotlight: Dinky’s Johnston Road Sweeper - We take you back to the early 1970s with the rather unusual and functional Dinky Toys Johnston Road Sweeper.
• The glory of steam - We take a look at Corgi’s range of Fowler heavy haulage road locomotives.
• Directional’ diecasts - David Boxall considers the use of steering in Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox vehicles during the 1960s and 1970s.
• Dick Tracy collectables - Focusing on a small range of classic cars from the 1990 film based on the adventures of the comic strip, Dick Tracy.
• A-2-Z of Dinky - Featuring the letter ‘P’ in our A to Z of Dinky Toys models.
• Inside trader: Fact or fiction? - Paul Lumsdon uncovers the truth of Corgi’s ‘Aussie Mossie’ that was apparently lost in a factory fire, or was it?
• Price Guide - Our look at the latest prices realised at auction.
• Auction News - We take you around the auctions.
• Off The Beaten Track - When the Pickfords van went global.
• Toyfair Times - Events to visit in the next month.
• Competition - Don’t miss your chance to win five brand new Vanguards models from Corgi worth over £90! Click here
• Dear Editor - Your news and views...
• Next Month - What’s on the way next month?
• Classifieds and online - Your one stop shop.
• Swap Shop - Your sales and wants.
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• The Last Word - Brian Gower ponders further on the scarcity of certain models.

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Interactive map of toy fairs held in the UK from 2nd March-15th April

Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Diecast Collector is proud to present an interactive event guide showing you the toy fairs that are happening in your area. In this map, toy fairs happening between 2nd March and ...

Celebrating 50 years of the Bristol RE with diecast replicas

Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Roger Bailey takes a trip down memory lane to find out more about the rear-engined single-decker Bristol RE.

Revealing the fate of Corgi's AA32802 - the Australian Mosquito

Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Paul Lumsdon puts the spotlight on Corgi AA32802, the Australian Mosquito, which was due for release in 2001.

Diecast Model of the Month - Hot Wheels Elite's Ferrari FF models

Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Our 'Top Model of the Month' - this issue, the 1/18 and 1/43 scale versions of the Ferrari FF from Ferrari FF.

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