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    Shown in the latest Round 2 Diecast update video,


    A first gen Mazda RX7 and a 1978-1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
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  • #2
    Finally, Auto World making a world car...
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      I'm not impressed. We need more new castings. Also when that guy does his next video wear shoes that don't tell people that you are too lazy to pick up your feet to walk.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        I'm very impressed. The '78-'80 Monte is much appreciated, and it's nice to see a Japanese car that's not a cliche like a Supra, Z-car or Skyline being made.And the FB RX7/Savanna and the '78-'80 Monte are vehicles that mainly exist only in larger scales or crude toy form where they exist as models.

        But I would like to see them make a 70s or early 80s era Toyota Hilux since they have the Toyota license, possibly with dually chassis options for a flatbed and a Chinook or Dolphin mini camper body along with the pickup bed.

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        • #5
          Their biggest mistake was buying back RC and JL, those 2 zombie brands need to be buried. They had a good idea with Auto World, starting fresh, but they wasted too much time and everyone else is blowing past them.

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          • #6
            RC and JL would be relevant if they made products matching the name. Racing champions should focus on race cars/trucks. JL should focus on customs and hot rods. AW should focus on factory stock cars and trucks.
            JL and RC are mostly cranking out dated castings with almost zero product differentiation.
            The AW guys need a thesaurus. "Cool" and "Awesome" are not the only adjectives in town.

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            • #7
              While I confess that I have been buying the "updated" JL Cadillac ambulance and hearse models the problem I have had with the RC and JL line is they are all old castings and overpriced. I think it would be nice, and I know costly, for Auto World to look at some of those nice RC cars and completely redo them with a new casting as part of the Auto World line up. There are some nice cars that RC did and I think it would be wonderful to see them offered as a new casting rather than keep cranking out the old ones that for the most part sit on the pegs if you can actually find them in a store.
              There are so many cars and trucks that AW could offer rather than doing the same models that have been done by many others. And it would be nice if they had a stronger retail presence - again for me it is a brand that is basically non existent on the pegs in my area - once in a blue moon Wal Mart might have some but very rarely.

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              • #8
                That video was mind numbing.
                I collect all diecast from the 1950's to now.

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                • #9
                  Tony said the Monte was for the JL line but is it reasonable to guess it will show up with AW too? I'll give them credit for offering up better details on the JL and RC re-issues. However I really think Round 2 is sinking money into a shredder when they would be better off to only develop the AW line. Incorporate whatever 1/64 models or at least range 1/62-1/66 from JL/RC/ERTL American Muscle they can and otherwise skip the other castings. I'm okay with the JL and RC brands ceasing. It seems beyond silly to have two '56 T-Birds shown in the video with the JL example being close to 1/64 and the RC closer to 1/58. Even if they are just renting the back catalog models from Tomy the extra cost to consumers in this current intense market doesn't look good. If I have a choice of a $5 AW model or a $6 JL I'm going home with the AW. Greenlight's casting bank and areas in the market are drastically increasing and I see them sold at a lot of toy and tractor shows. I rarely see much of the Round 2 brands outside of online vendors and the chance to see them on the pegs in box stores.

                  I still buy AWs and collect a few of the IH JLs. Most of my diecast small scale money now goes to Greenlight and a few others. AW only doing quarterly releases with a limited casting bank is a negative to me. AW's new castings released in the last 6 months and the ones shown do look good. No doubt they do terrific work. I'm not knocking them on that at all. Just seems like wasted effort to keep old names afloat in a hyper competitive market.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by craftymore View Post
                    Tony said the Monte was for the JL line but is it reasonable to guess it will show up with AW too? I'll give them credit for offering up better details on the JL and RC re-issues. However I really think Round 2 is sinking money into a shredder when they would be better off to only develop the AW line. Incorporate whatever 1/64 models or at least range 1/62-1/66 from JL/RC/ERTL American Muscle they can and otherwise skip the other castings. I'm okay with the JL and RC brands ceasing. It seems beyond silly to have two '56 T-Birds shown in the video with the JL example being close to 1/64 and the RC closer to 1/58. Even if they are just renting the back catalog models from Tomy the extra cost to consumers in this current intense market doesn't look good. If I have a choice of a $5 AW model or a $6 JL I'm going home with the AW. Greenlight's casting bank and areas in the market are drastically increasing and I see them sold at a lot of toy and tractor shows. I rarely see much of the Round 2 brands outside of online vendors and the chance to see them on the pegs in box stores.

                    I still buy AWs and collect a few of the IH JLs. Most of my diecast small scale money now goes to Greenlight and a few others. AW only doing quarterly releases with a limited casting bank is a negative to me. AW's new castings released in the last 6 months and the ones shown do look good. No doubt they do terrific work. I'm not knocking them on that at all. Just seems like wasted effort to keep old names afloat in a hyper competitive market.
                    I think that was an error on his part, Maybe the fact he was gonna talk about the JL Zingers must have confused him.


                    Yeah I definitely agree on what you said about them still using JL and RC castings.


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                    • #11
                      I have no 'dog' in this 'fight', but as long as JL continues to do emergency vehicles...any kind...they (JL) need to continue to exist in some form. AW rarely comes home with me simply because, while they have some nice models, they simply do not seem to include ambulances, police or fire vehicles in their plans. I have a couple AW 'station wagons'; can't think of many others off the top of my head. JL has done some (in my opinion) wonderful police cars in the past, and as pjedsel noted, the current ambulance series (Cadillac series...that is) is heating up. I know not whether any of the current ambulance castings are just re-hashing old molds/tools; of course, re-colors are NOT just padding the inventory....we COLLECT the different liveries and colors of our favorite vehicle models.

                      One other concern with the suggestions to 'get rid of' JL and RC...think about how much you enjoy finding pegs filled with a variety of brands and vehicle types and styles. If Round Two becomes a "round" of ONE, less excitement at the store aisle. You know, why don't we just get rid of ALL brands and have only ONE maker to deal with....wouldn't that just be so simple and nice? (Example: why keep both Matchbox and Hot Wheels under Mattel's ownership? Why not just eliminate one of the brand labels and make all Mattel's die cast offerings come from Hot Wheels?)

                      Geez....now I'm getting too deep....some folks in some other forums here at DG ask to see some older Matchbox castings/tools reused to bring back the "old" favorite Matchbox cars that have long been out of production. How is THAT not the same as JL or RC or any other brand re-using old tools to make 'new releases'?

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                      • #12
                        JL and RC castings are old....to us old collectors. They’ve done a good job adding detail and updating the packaging for new collectors. I buy one every so often that I missed the first time (61 Impala, Duesenberg). Bottom line, I don’t know which sells better, a JL Zinger or an AW Eldorado. But the new owners certainly do. They’ve done their due diligence. This is after all a business. I fully expect them to maximize the use of their castings that are better sellers. And I fully expect the products that appeal to this old dog to become less and less. I read a lot of excitement from other collectors about the new AW Supra, not one I’m interested in. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get the AW 65 Suburban. We can speak through our purchases and sites like this, which they no doubt read.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by craftymore View Post
                          Tony said the Monte was for the JL line but is it reasonable to guess it will show up with AW too? I'll give them credit for offering up better details on the JL and RC re-issues. However I really think Round 2 is sinking money into a shredder when they would be better off to only develop the AW line. Incorporate whatever 1/64 models or at least range 1/62-1/66 from JL/RC/ERTL American Muscle they can and otherwise skip the other castings. I'm okay with the JL and RC brands ceasing. It seems beyond silly to have two '56 T-Birds shown in the video with the JL example being close to 1/64 and the RC closer to 1/58. Even if they are just renting the back catalog models from Tomy the extra cost to consumers in this current intense market doesn't look good. If I have a choice of a $5 AW model or a $6 JL I'm going home with the AW. Greenlight's casting bank and areas in the market are drastically increasing and I see them sold at a lot of toy and tractor shows. I rarely see much of the Round 2 brands outside of online vendors and the chance to see them on the pegs in box stores.

                          I still buy AWs and collect a few of the IH JLs. Most of my diecast small scale money now goes to Greenlight and a few others. AW only doing quarterly releases with a limited casting bank is a negative to me. AW's new castings released in the last 6 months and the ones shown do look good. No doubt they do terrific work. I'm not knocking them on that at all. Just seems like wasted effort to keep old names afloat in a hyper competitive market.
                          I completely agree.

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                          • #14
                            I wish Auto World would make more of the issues they release. I might see them one time in the store then never again. eBay shopping costs a lot because that they have to package it and mail it to you. If they had higher production of these models it would save me money and give me a chance to pick out the best one as far as the quality on that particular individual casting. I understand that a limited production makes it more valuable but at the same time, I have never gotten rich off of selling diecast. Generally, as Eric says it loses value over time unless it's one of those castings that hasn't been done much and is in high demand.
                            Last edited by Daniel; 02-01-2021, 09:29 AM. Reason: Reconstructed text.
                            Due to the recent budget cuts,
                            the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                            current state of the economy, the light at the end
                            of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post
                              I'm very impressed. The '78-'80 Monte is much appreciated, and it's nice to see a Japanese car that's not a cliche like a Supra, Z-car or Skyline being made.And the FB RX7/Savanna and the '78-'80 Monte are vehicles that mainly exist only in larger scales or crude toy form where they exist as models.

                              But I would like to see them make a 70s or early 80s era Toyota Hilux since they have the Toyota license, possibly with dually chassis options for a flatbed and a Chinook or Dolphin mini camper body along with the pickup bed.
                              A J60 Land Cruiser would be nice. But definetly agree on the Third generation Hilux. My dad's father used to own a red 1980 Diesel (I think it was, have to ask dad) model.


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                              Talking about 80's Hilux's.

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