Monday, April 18, 2022

Diecast Car collectables & other diecast toys

Diecast Cat

During one of the COVID-19 lockdowns I wanted a project to work on with my daughter. She likes websites and toy cars so Diecast Cat was born. 

We bought a few job lots of diecast toys and models from Facebook Marketplace and set about cataloguing them and building an online store using Wordpress and Woocommerce. I wanted my daughter to see that making money can be fun, but there are concepts that need to be understood.

diecast car collectables website
Screenshot of our diecast collectables website



The diecastcat.shop website ran for a couple of years and sold a few cars, but didn't exactly revolutionise the world of diecast collectables. The website has now been shut down but I wanted to create an archive of some of the work myself and my daughter put into this. So this blog post is an archive.

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Diecast Cat homepage text

Probably the worlds largest online shop for collectable toy cars and other diecast models. All items are available for sale right now, there are no auctions. The price you see is the price you pay, plus shipping!

Welcome to Diecast Cat. We hunt the world for collectable diecast models and toys. We are here to bring you not only the rare and the collectable, but also the interesting, the obscure and the occasional bargain.

We are currently focussing on building our car collection, but we also source and supply a number of other diecast models. Diecast toy models online

We have the largest selection of diecast toy cars for sale. Our collection includes classic, vintage and modern models from all over the world. Whether you’re looking to add a new car to your collection or start one from scratch, we have something for everyone!

We’ve scoured the world to bring you this interesting collection of pre-loved diecast toy models. You can find all kinds of rare and unique items, like vintage Matchbox cars from the 1960s, Hot Wheels from the 1970s, or even some modern-day collectables that are hard to find in stores today. This is your one-stop-shop for everything related to diecast toys!

Are you a diecast toy model collector?

If you’re looking for something specific, we have an advanced search feature that allows you to filter by brand name, year released, and more. Our easy-to-use website makes it simple for anyone looking to add new pieces to their collection or start a new collection.

About page

Diecast Cat was started by Andrew Laws, who after a lifetime of being fascinated by diecast toy and models decided to make it a bigger part of his life.

Andrew’s daughter Issy (who was nine at the time) helped set up the business and continues to be involved in a genuine way with business decisions and operations. That’s why the logo looks the way it does; that was part of her contribution. Issy receives a percentage of the profit from each sale based on her level of participation in the business.

We are really proud of what we have achieved with Diecast Cat, but if you have any suggestions that might help us improve any aspect of what we do and how we operate please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to buy diecast cars?
You can buy new diecast cars in many online stores, including the very large store that was named after a large river. There is also a large online auction where you can bid on collectable diecast cars that are not brand new. We recommend Diecast Cat (of course we do!).

But the world of diecast cars is about more than what’s available on the Internet. If you keeps your eyes peeled you’ll be amazed at the places diecast collectables of all types start to pop up!

How to display diecast cars?
This is eternal debate. If your diecast car is collectable and / or valuable should it be on display at all? We think it should. Unless your diecast collectable is super-super valuable we also think that it should be played with. So therefore perhaps the best place to display diecast cars is upside down on a carpet in your house, surrounded by toys and other items of delight. If that documentary ‘Toy Story’ taught us anything it’s that toys like to be played with, and need the company of other toys.

What diecast cars are worth money?
All diecast cars are worth ‘some’ money, even if it is only a few pennies. Some collectable diecast cars are worth a whole wodge of money. Figuring out which cars are worth money is a big challenge. There’s a very big online auction site you may have heard of where people sell diecast models and toys that they believe are particularly valuable. Our recommendation is to search for completed and sold items, because some of the prices for items currently for sale (so unsold!) can be a bit optimistic.