New Tooling

Updated Auto World 1:64, Model Kits, Johnny Lightning  on 12/2

Auto World True 1:64 Scale New Tooling

2022 RAM 1500 TRUCKS

3D-PRINTED TOOLING MOCKUP (TRUE 1:64) Auto World shepherds in a new flock of trucks with the tooling of our TRUE 1:64 Ram 1500. 3 different front ends allow us to bring the Tradesman Big Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Rebel versions of the Ram to the pegs. These 3-D tooling mockups showcase all the detail in scale from the opening hood, and detailed engine and chassis, to the separate bed and full interior. Stay tuned as development continues!

3D printed tooling mockups subject to improvements in production.


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) 2023 Release 3 will see the debut of the all-new Nissan Z! This test shot is a first look at the TRUE 1:64 tooling of the splendid sports car and showcases an opening hood with detailed engine and separate strut tower bar, detailed metal body and chassis, new wheels, rubber tires, and more! Expect to see the addition of the OEM rear spoiler in production as well. Designed straight from the Nissan 3D files, this casting covers the details from A to Z!

Test Shot samples subject to improvements in production. #AW64412 


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) Our vibrant VR-4s have arrived for review and we’re showcasing the first look at painted samples of this brand-new tooling! Debuting in 2023 Release 1, the Jamaican Blue and Pearl White versions show the Mitsubishi 3000GT in stock form in exceptional TRUE 1:64 detail. Joining the duo will also be an Auto World Store Exclusive Race Version in bright yellow Mitsubishi livery and custom wide wheels! Keep an eye out in early 2023 for these twin-turbo 90s legends to hit the shelves!

Due Early 2023. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW64392 (Jamaican Blue, Pearl White), #SCM130 (Yellow, Auto World Store Exclusive)


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) The year is 1983. National Lampoons Vacation has just been released and you can’t help but notice the similarities between the Griswolds and your family. You’re dreading the yearly trek across the country crammed into your parents’ old wagon. But then you see it in the driveway. Your folks brand-new 1984 Dodge Caravan. With third row seating, plenty of luggage space and wood-paneled siding you realize you’re about to travel like you were in the warm comfort of your own living room. We’ve recreated that warm fuzzy feeling of family bonding in TRUE 1:64 scale. The first release of our new Dodge Caravan tooling shows the ’84 in all its wood-garnished glory. With detailed chassis, opening hood, and incredible paintwork, this carpool-lane cruiser is ready to haul families big and small.

Due Early 2023. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW64392


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) 2022 Release 4 will see the first release of our all-new Conquest/Starion casting! Making its debut as an ’86 Dodge Conquest TSi, this is the first look at a painted and detailed version of this turbocharged new tooling! Painted in Red for Version A and White for Version B this sleek sports car is sure to conquer your collection!

Due Late 2022. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW64382


3D-PRINTED TOOLING MOCKUP (TRUE 1:64) Our modern Ford F-150 is getting a revamp as we add new options to this top-selling pickup! We are currently developing a new front grill design, an additional tailgate design, and all new wheels, showcased in this unique 3D tooling mockup! The addition of these options will now allow us to release the F-150 STX Sport Appearance Package, King Ranch, Platinum, and more!

Coming 2023. 3D Tooling Mockup subject to improvements in production.


3D-PRINTED TOOLING MOCKUP (TRUE 1:64) Coming next year is our ALL-NEW tooling for the 2021 Dodge Charger Widebody. This TRUE 1:64 scale modern Mopar has been meticulously recreated with a fully detailed engine, chassis, and interior. Starting with 1:1 CAD files directly from Dodge, the level of accuracy on this die-cast is incredible. With 3 separate hoods and 2 separate spoilers we will be able to release the widebody Charger as the Hellcat, Hellcat Redeye, R/T Scat Pack, and more!

Due Q2 2023. 3D Printed Mockup subject to improvements in production.


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) We previously announced our newly-tooled hood and wheel options for our Jeep Wrangler JK. Our first release of these new parts will debut in 2022 Release 3 with the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Chief Edition. Featuring the new Power Dome hood and new 5-spoke wheels the Chief package transforms the look of this JK! Version A sees the Wrangler in Rhino color with White roof and stripes, and Version B sees the Chief in Acid Yellow.

Due Fall 2022. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW64372 


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) Making its debut in 2022 Release 2 is our brand-new 2020 Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack! Grabber Lime and Rapid Red paint compliment the track options, big carbon spoiler and wheels, and insane 760hp V-8. This new tool features TRUE 1:64 detailing from bumper-to-bumper, detailed engine and chassis, and an incredibly replicated interior.

Due Summer 2022. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements. #AW64362


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (TRUE 1:64) Heading into 2022 Release 1 is a new tooling variation for our popular Mustang Mach 1 casting. With a newly-tooled front core, we are now able to release this fantastic Ford as a 1973 model! With new vertical lights in the grill giving the ‘73 a facelift, these marvelous Mustangs marked the end of an era in Mustang design before the full revamp in ‘74. Painted in Medium Copper and Ivy Bronze Poly, this first release looks as sharp today as their full-size counterparts did nearly 50 years ago!

Due Spring 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW64352


The next heavy Chevy to join the lineup is finally here in all its glory! Introducing the first painted sample for our upcoming 1965 Chevy Suburban! In Light Green and Orange variations, these True 1:64 beauties capture the look and details of the 60s Suburban like never before!

Coming in Auto World Premium 2021 Release 1. Pre-production samples subject to improvements in production. #AW64302

1963 Chevvy II Nova 400 Station Wagon

Here’s an exclusive look at the first painted preproduction sample for our brand new 1963 Chevy II Nova Wagon! With incredible detailing and the Chevy Inline-6, this classic Nova is a must have model oozing with character. Painted both in Saddle Tan Poly for a touch of class and Azure Aqua for a touch of flash, there’s a Chevy II that’s sure to suit you. Expect to see these hit the shelves as part of Auto World Premium 2021 Release 2!

Due April 2021. Preproduction samples subject to improvements in production. #AW64312

Johnny Lightning 1:64 Scale New Tooling


TEST SHOT (1:64) One humdinger of a Zinger! Joining Johnny Lightning is the new ’67 Cadillac Eldorado Zinger. This first look at the new chassis shows off the Caddy with a huge blown engine, jacked-up rear end and optional side-pipe or open header exhaust. Expect to see this big-body hot rod hit the pegs in Street Freaks next year!

Test shots subject to improvements in production.


3D TOOLING MOCKUP (1:64) The second-generation Subaru Impreza was the first car to really cement Subaru as a performance car option in the United States. Though the previous GC8 platform was already a legend on the World Rally stage, the U.S. always missed out on the higher horsepower turbo variations of the Impreza. That all changed in 2002 with the introduction of the “bugeye” Subaru Impreza WRX to the states. Now young enthusiasts finally had an option that checked all the boxes for a perfect daily driver. The AWD powertrain made them fun year-round, while the 227hp turbocharged flat-4 engine provided tons of tuning availability. With the facelift in 2004 the “blobeye” Impreza upped the ante for U.S. fans by finally offering the top performance level 300hp STi trim in the states. For 2006 Subaru tweaked the model again with the introduction of the sleek and aggressive “hawkeye” facelift. With 3 different die-cast bodies, and multiple spoiler options, we are tooling the 2nd generation Impreza with the ability to release many WRX and STi trim levels throughout the production run. The possibilities for this tooling are endless, so keep your “eyes” peeled for more announcements soon!

3-D Printed mockup subject to improvements in production.


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) This is the first release of our new 1964 Ford Country Squire Zinger casting hitting in Street Freaks 2023 Release 1. In Lime Sparkle and Baby Blue with woodgrain detailing, chrome engine and side-pipes, this supercharged surf Squire wagon is ready to make waves!

Due Early 2023. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #JLSF023


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) Cruisin’ into Classic Gold is the first release of our brand-new Toyota FJ Cruiser casting! Debuting in Titanium Silver and Black Diamond, the FJ design pays homage to the classic Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. With a true-to-scale 1:64 die-cast metal body and chassis, rubber tires, and an opening hood with a detailed engine, this Toyota is a modern classic casting worthy of the FJ moniker.

Due Late 2022. Preproduction samples subject to improvements in production. #JLCG030


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) Our Baldwin Motion 2-Pack program continues this year with the release of the ‘69 Camaro ZLX and the ’73 Camaro Phase III. Featuring a newly-tooled massive hood-scoop, these Baldwin beauties are ready to tear up the street! Version A sees the ’69 in Hugger Orange paired with the Dark Green ’73, and Version B features the Black ’69 with a Medium Red ’73. This new hood-scoop allows us to replicate not only Baldwin Motion Camaros but many other classic muscle cars as well!

#JLMC017. Due Summer 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production.


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) The full monty of our new Monte tooling is hitting soon! With 2 different front cores and 2 different rear cores in this tooling, we can release the ’78, ’79, and ’80 versions, and we’re bringing you all varieties this year! The 1978 hits in Muscle Cars U.S.A. and gets a custom lowrider treatment as an Auto World Store Exclusive, the ’79 joins in Muscle Cars U.S.A. 2022 Release 2 and the ’80 joins Classic Gold 2022 Release 1!

#JLMC028 1978 Monte Carlo Due Spring 2022. #SCM098 1978 Lowrider Due March 2022 (Preorders available now). #JLCG028 1980 Monte Carlo Due Spring 2022. #JLMC030 1979 Monte Carlo Due Summer 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production.

1984 NISSAN 300ZX

PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) Making its debut in Classic Gold 2022 Release 2 is the brand-new tool for our Z31 Nissan 300ZX! Starting with the 1984 model this ‘80s Z showcases a true-to-scale 1:64 body, exacting detail, opening hood with detailed engine, and newly tooled OEM wheels! Painted in Aspen Gold and the ultra-rare Dark Green Metallic, don’t nap on these, and catch some Zs!

Due Spring 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #JLCG029


PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) The first release of our brand-new Ford Ranger tooling comes to Johnny Lightning Classic Gold 2021 Release 4 in 2 awesome colorways. Version A shows off all those new details in Medium Yellow and White two-tone. Version B darkens it up with a Dark Spruce green and tan interior. With this first look at the painted detailing of the grill, lights, trim, and badging you can see why the early Ranger was such a phenomenal seller of a truck!

Due January 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #JLCG027

1981 MAZDA RX-7

PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (1:64) A few months back we teased our upcoming Mazda RX-7 casting in all its rotary goodness. With a true-to-scale 1:64 body, new wheels and tires, and opening hood with a detailed engine we knew this was going to be a stunner. Decorated in Brilliant Black and Maya Gold Metallic with loads of painted detail, this magnificent Mazda looks better than ever! Look for these cars to join Classic Gold 2021 Release 4 later this year!


Due Late 2021. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #JLCG027


Call us Dr. Frankenstein, cause “Lightning” is bringing new life to these monsters! The second release of 2021 Collector Tins includes 3 more tools new to the Johnny Lightning line. The ’66 Chevy El Camino, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible, and the 1985 Ford Mustang SVO are upgraded from the previous Auto World Deluxe line to include Johnny Lightning metal chassis with rubber wheels and tires. With exacting detailing and included collector storage tins, these JLs are a welcome addition to any Johnny Lightning fans collection! The Fox-Body joins in Midnight Blue and White variations, the ZL1 shows off in Silver and Black, and that El Camino rules “the road” in Aztec Bronze and Regal Red!

Due Fall 2021. Pre-production samples subject to improvements in production. #JLCT007


The F-body Firebird is making a big move to Johnny Lightning in Classic Gold 2021 Release 2! This casting is highly detailed in True 1:64 scale. Originally tooled for the Auto World Deluxe line, this fantastic Firebird features exacting paint and trim decorations and a new metal chassis to allow for Johnny Lightning wheel and tire options. Sprayed in Medium Cloisonne Blue and Bright White. This Trans Am tooling has never looked better and is a must-have!

Due July 2021. Pre-production sample subject to improvements in production. #JLCG025


Here’s a sneak peek at the brand new 1969 Chevy Kingswood Estate Zinger! Utilizing an awesomely detailed Kingswood body from the Round 2 Auto World line this Kingswood gets the Zinger treatment the way only JL can do it! With a newly-tooled Zinger chassis and a huge blown engine, this Estate really makes a statement! Add in some “Driftwood” paneling and Pale Blue and Seafoam paint-jobs and this vacation vehicle becomes quite the trip on its own. Auto World diehards have no fear, this Kingswood body will also retain its TRUE 1:64 form in the Auto World line and will only join Johnny Lightning as its Zinger counterpart. Long live the King!

Pre-production samples subject to improvements in production. Due June 2021. #JLSF020

Auto World 1:18 Die-Cast


NEW TOOLING VARIATION (1:18) Joining our Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals series is this beautiful 1967 Yenko Chevy Camaro RS/SS 427. Replicated in exacting detail from the real car showcased at MCACN in 2012, this Erskine White Yenko features a ton of newly-tooled components. For the first time ever we’ve tooled the RS front end with hidden headlights, as well as the rear valance, and lower rocker trim. This release also features our Stinger hood and new header and exhaust setup for the 427, both recently tooled as well!

Due January 2022. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AMM1261


NEW TOOLING VARIATION (1:18) It was said a 1980 Dodge pickup could play as hard as it worked. As the custom truck scene blossomed into a lifestyle on the West Coast, Dodge capitalized on this trend by creating adult toys with special graphics packages across many of their vehicle lines. This particular black exterior body includes the traditional Utiline bed and custom trim referred to as Gradated Sport Stripes. The multi-colored stripes consist of large DODGE lettering at the bottom of the doors that go from the rockers up and run to the back of the truck. The tailgate has huge PICK-M-UP lettering as well as matching stripes that wrap around the top of the hood.

Auto World makes this hot pickup available like never before with our newly-tooled 1980 front grill and hood. Combined with the detailed chassis, interior, and extensive detailing makes this a must-have 1:18 die-cast for any truck fan. This Spring you’ll want to “Pick-M-Up” before they’re gone!

Due Early 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #AW291

MOdel Kits New Tooling


3D PRINTED MOCKUP (1:25) The ’68 GTO heads to AMT in 2023 with ALL-NEW TOOLING! You’re looking at the prototype for our latest in Pontiac greatness. Using the original AMT promo as a starting point, we’ve replicated this popular Pontiac in scale detail. The kit includes added features like the side-view mirrors and both Rallye 1 and Rallye 2 wheel-styles. Releasing as a curbside-style kit, we have also developed a removable lower engine plate and separate hood for kit-bashers who want to add engines easily. Look for this Goat to hit shelves in Q1 2023!

Due Q1 2023. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #AMT1411M


3D PRINTED MOCKUP (1:25) Coming Spring 2023 will be our all-new 2021 Ford Bronco! This new tooling will allow us to create many types of versions of the new Bronco, with this mockup being a mashup of several optional parts. The initial release will be the Ford Bronco First Edition 2Door 4×4. These detailed Curbside kits were developed in cooperation with Ford and feature a highly-detailed body, interior and chassis, removable hardtop roof and more! This first release will include Sasquatch Package style tires and wheels and a First Edition Graphics decal sheet. Expect to see more versions announced soon!

Due Spring 2023. 3D Mockup samples are subject to improvements in production. #AMT1343M


PRODUCTION MOCK UP (1:25) Coming in Early 2023 is our new AMT 1966 Mustang GT fastback kit! This 1:25 scale model is a modified re-issue based on our classic 1966 Mustang Coupe kit. Improvements include a brand new tooled annual kit style Fastback GT Body, Hood, Interior tub, GT Grille, Wheels and more. New Clear headlamps have also been added, along with pad-printed tires, an expanded decal sheet, and vintage-style box art!

Due Early 2023. Test shot samples subject to improvements in production. #AMT1305


3D PRINTED MOCKUP(1:25) With ALL NEW TOOLING based on the original MPC design we will be bringing the 1968 Dodge Coronet Convertible back to market! This 3D-printed tooling mockup showcases the all-new kit in all its detail. The new version of the Coronet features many enhancements from the original including a platform-style interior with separate side panels, exhaust that has been separated from the rear suspension, added side view mirrors, and much more! Look for this all-new drop-top to drop in Early 2023!

3D printed mockup subject to improvements in production. #MPC978


PRODUCTION MOCK-UP(1:25) A dirty job worth doing: AMT celebrates the thankless service of refuse collectors everywhere with this release of the Ford C-900 refuse truck featuring the Garwood Load Packer 900 compactor. The Load Packer features over 100 new parts including new “Budd” wheels, D-shaped fuel tank and moving compactor sled and tailgate scoop. Though this is a resurrected project abandoned by AMT in the 1970s, the Garwood compactor is a result of over a year of meticulous research and development. Molded in White, Clear, and Chrome and with a total parts count of 250+ pieces, this kit is sure to crush it!

Due August 2022. Professional Build-up shown built by Tim Ahlborn. AMT1247


3D PRINTED MOCKUP (1:25) Coming late this year is our ALL-NEW tooling for the 2021 Dodge Charger R/T. This 1:25 scale modern Mopar has been meticulously recreated with a fully detailed engine, chassis, and interior. Starting with 1:1 CAD files directly from Dodge, the level of accuracy on this paint-and-glue kit is incredible. Expect to see the Charger R/T kit late this year with more variations to be announced later.

3D Printed Mockup subject to improvements in production.


MPC Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back AT-AT

The Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) model kit is back with updated tooling from MPC. The AT-AT was first seen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back when the Galactic Empire attacked the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base on the ice planet, Hoth. This 1:100th scale model of the AT-AT contains incredible details with poseable legs, neck, and head. All four legs are posable in this edition, with tooling updates supplying new movement in all four hips and adjustments to the knees that provide a wider range of articulation that allows modelers to pose the vehicle in a number of ways. Two Snowspeeders and two laser turrets round out this great offering and provides even more options for fans of diorama modeling.

Look for the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back AT-AT model kit to be released later this year.


POL U.S.S. Voyager (Snap)

Introducing the ALL-NEW 1:1000 scale tooling of the U.S.S. Voyager, the capital ship from the hit TV series Star Trek Voyager. This snap kit is based on the original studio model and includes incredible authentic details. The ship features articulating engine nacelles to allow the ship to go into warp drive. Also, included is a huge water-slide decal sheet with markings. The model can be displayed on a display base or on the optional landing gear.

In addition to this kit, there is a special clear edition of the U.S.S. Voyager that will be available. This special kit is designed to benefit hobbyists who want to create a custom lighting set-up. Done in a milky clear translucent plastic to help prevent the parts from being brittle and to help defuse the light.

Set to arrive in August 2021

POL980M (Normal) / POL992M (Clear)


This all-new tooling of the Space:1999 Commlock and Stun Gun delivers a FULL-SCALE 1:1 replica of each prop from the hit sci-fi classic. These items were standard equipment for the officers and security staff of Moonbase Alpha. This tooling features authentic details replicating the buttons, knobs, and switches from the production props. These models are also engineered to allow easy access for custom lighting by advanced-level modelers. The set includes options for three versions of the stun gun, as well as the viewscreen and ID badge variants for the commlock.

Set to arrive late Summer 2021!



This classic AMT kit has been completely retooled from the ground up. As part of the “Craftsman Plus” series, this kit features 40 easy to assemble parts for a beautiful replica that can be built in a short amount of time. Using a classic ‘63 Nova wagon kit as a reference starting point, the Kats at AMT have gone through and painstakingly recreated every piece, making updates and improvements along the way. The results are a fantastic throwback kit with a fit and finish only possible with modern manufacturing. Molded-in off-white with chrome bumpers, side view mirror, engine plate, and clear headlights, this kit is a simple and fun build that will look great whether you’re a beginning modeler or a seasoned pro!


Classic Metal Works New Tooling


The square body Chevy pickup is an American icon. From farm trucks to hot rods, there’s no end to what this truck can do. And with this brand new H.O. scale tool from Mini Metals, there’s no end to how you can display the square body in your layout! 3 different front grills allow the truck to be produced in any year from 1973 to 1979, and the bed has been tooled in both fleetside and step-side versions for even further variation! Finally, it’s hip to be square.

Slot Cars New Tooling


3D TOOLING MOCKUP (H.O.) The Auto World Slot Car library continues to go as we bring another classic Datsun to the track in H.O. Scale! The Datsun 510 burst onto the scene in ’68 as a surprisingly fast and competent racer. Its fully-independent suspension, lightweight body, and 50/50 weight distribution made it a contender edging out competition like the much more expensive BMW 2002. With championships stacking up all the way from Trans Am to African Rally the 510 quickly cemented itself in automotive history. We’ve taken the classic look of old school Datsun 510 slot cars and added more detailing, and optional front spoilers for varying releases of the iconic Japanese racecar. Mounted on an X-Traction chassis the 510 is sure to attack your H.O. track just like its 1:1 counterpart!

3-D Printed mockup subject to improvements in production.


SLOT CAR PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (H.O.) The MK1 Ford Escort joins the Auto World slot car line with three amazing releases! This brand-new tooling will debut in our upcoming X-Traction “Rally: World Stage” series! Version A showcases the Escort in white with a classic blue, yellow and red livery, and Version B is white and features green and red striping. A third version of the Escort is also coming as an Auto World Store Exclusive with rally-ready red and gold paintwork!

Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. Due Fall 2022. (#SC380 Rally World Stage)

1973 DATSUN 240Z

SLOT CAR PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (H.O.) Here’s your first look at painted samples for our brand-new Datsun 240Z tooling! Coming in X-Traction 2022 Release 2, the first Z races into Import Heat in 2 classic-style liveries. These weekend track warriors are ready to battle it out on track set this summer! Stay tuned as we release even more Zs that are sure to please!

Due Summer 2022. Preproduction samples are subject to improvements in production. #SC378


SLOT CAR PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE (H.O.) – The first painted sample of our K5 Chevy Blazer slot car is here and joining in our upcoming Off-Road release. Starting with Red for Version A and Black for Version B this brand-new addition to the Auto World line looks right at home in our mud-slung Off-Road series! Further painted trim detailing and dusty dirty effects add to the realism of this release! Riding on our X-Traction chassis these new K5 crawlers will tackle any track with ease!

Due April 2022. Pre-production samples are subject to improvements in production. #SC375

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