This site would not have been possible without the help and knowledge of the following people. A request for some advice on website design led to Ian at Branchwood Marketing putting in far too many hours creating this site, without which there would still be no vintage die cast resource - thanks Dad!
Kim Simmons 'the man who shot Luke Skywalker' kindly allowed us to post scans of his and Roy Frankenfield's original photo artwork for Kenner, which really bring the die cast line to life. Kim puts in a lot of hours helping the vintage community and if you are interested in his work for Kenner or would like to buy prints of his artwork please go to http://www.themanwhoshotlukeskywalker.com Please note that at this time many of the photos featured below do not appear on Kim's website, but can still be ordered using the relevant reference numbers.
We are especially grateful to the following people for providing images and advice, and filling many holes on this site.
Frank Bray of Final Frontier Toys - the best vintage toy shop out there http://www.finalfrontiertoys.com
Mark Daniels - he of the Harbert TIE and an amazing ESB run of die cast.
Avon Fox owner of http://www.the-liberator.net/index.htm - a source of sound website advice, vintage card backs and the biggest robot collection in the Southern Hemisphere.
Todd Thornhill for continued help in supplying such great images for the Canadian Kenner page.
Justin Lea for the bouncing of ideas, tracking down unknown cardbacks, contributing to the Featured Articles and for unparalleled enthusiasm for vintage Star Wars die cast.
And last but not least Jake Arellano, Brians Toys, David Boston, Dorotheé Drouin, Martijn Emmelot, Stéphane Faucort, Brian Full, Fabrice Furbeyre, Michael Gohlke, Paul Garbutt, Kathy Griffin, Tan Tze Ing, Duncan Jenkins, Bill Kennedy, James Kenneison, Marc Kuin, Sulaiman Latiff, Andy Preston, Bazzani Francesco Riccione and Steve York for providing images of some real die cast rarities and Craig Stevens for some great musings.
A special mention also goes to Stuart Skinner formerly of the Vintage Rebellion podcast for challenging us to write this site - thanks Stu!