I was browsing through Costco tonight, and saw in their "Christmas" section (man Xmas gets earlier every year in America, doesn't it) they had a fairly large selection of 1:18 scale die-cast cars for just under $15 each. I very nearly picked up one or two, but these are pretty good sized, and I couldn't find a Datsun 240z which is really what I'd like to have on my desk at work.

The Alfa 8C and '57 Corvette were pretty cool looking, though.

Any of you more serious die-cast car collectors have any opinion on the "Maisto" brand, or tips for a noob like me?