The wife and I were at my Xmas party on the weekend which was held in Banff. Did the customary day of shopping, and found a neat little store that had wall-to-wall diecast model cars, trucks, etc. I must admit that I had never had any interest in these, but I now seem to be quite smitten with them. I would like to start collecting some, but as in any hobby, there are some that are better values than others... Does anyone else collect these? Are the 1/18 scale the most "collectable" (popular, selection)? What brands seem to be the best made and detailed? Ertl? Corgi? etc. I am not in it for the investment side of this hobby. I just want to buy a few cars or trucks, display and enjoy them. It's kinda like DVD's...I'll buy them to enjoy, not to see what they value in the future. Thoughts?