Updated on August 19th, 2019
Some people collect stamps. Others collect rocks or insects. And others collect diecast cars.
While building up your own collection of model vehicles can be fun and rewarding, there is no denying that it isn’t always easy to find the model you are looking for.
This is especially true as brick and mortar hobby stores become increasingly rare. The good news is that you still have plenty of options for building your collection. Here is where you can find the diecast cars you want.
1. Online Wholesalers
While brick and mortar, hobby stores may have become a thing of the past, it is surprisingly easy to find a Diecast wholesale retailer online.
These retailers offer a wide variety of products, ranging from 1:87 classic cars to 1:12 military models. In addition to offering the latest diecast models, many retailers also feature rare, hard to find cars.
Additional model kits, including signs and figurines, will allow you to create the diorama of your dreams.
Better still, some online wholesalers also have physical locations. If you live close enough, you can still find a store where you can check out diecast models in person.
When it comes to rare, hard to find diecast models, you will likely need to go to auction. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about buying from an unknown seller on a sketchy auction site.
Many diecast wholesale retailers also host auctions for rare or antique models. Participating in an auction hosted by a trusted retailer will give you peace of mind, knowing that you will get exactly what you are bidding on.
3. Yard Sales & Pawn Shops
If you prefer the old-school experience of digging through shelves of stuff trying to discover a rare find, you can try visiting yard sales or pawn shops.
You never know when someone else might be trying to get rid of their collection, which can give you the perfect opportunity to score a bargain.
Of course, never knowing what you’ll find means that it could be difficult — or even impossible — to find specific models you are looking for, especially if you live in a more rural area. Still, it never hurts to look.
While the nature of diecast car collecting may have changed, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to grow your own collection.
Far from it. Thanks to the internet, there are actually more possibilities than ever to find the specific model you want to have for your very own.