When the granddaughters come calling to sell magazines, one always obliges. So for lack of anything else interesting I got a subscription to Die Cast X. This is about die cast vehicles in varying scales.
I found the models quite detailed and color accurate. They don't have any special features (e.g. LED headlights or engine sounds). Somehow in spite of what we pay for trains, I felt the model car prices were extraordinary ($100 ~ $200). Am I off base here about pricing? I remember acquiring some nice die cast cars in the 5 to 10 dollar range.
Note 1: only once have I seen a die cast car with lights and sounds; it was a demo from the contract manufacturer that makes Menard's cars.
Note 2: long ago I learned that all train collectors also collect something else. So that being said, are there any die cast vehicle collectors out there that can help me justify paying $100 for a single car.