Saturday, December 20, 2008
First, the Caterpillar 323D Hydraulic Excavator
And, the 906H Compact Wheel Loader
Both are very nice collector's items at a very affordable price.
Norscot scale models are prized by collectors and have won numerous awards from leading toy and hobby publications for their detail, authenticity and value.
With features such as heavy die-cast construction, movable tracks, rolling wheels with authentic tire tread prints, actual working components and realistic exterior and interior detailing, Norscot scale models are perfect for the CAT fan in your family.
Friday, December 19, 2008
- Highly detailed cab interior
- Authentic tire treads with traction grooves and sipes
- Miniature suspension system
- Airlines on back
- Fairing (the top of the cab) removes to show highly detailed interior
- Spring loaded, adjustable seats
- Opening doors
- Hood opens to show detailed Cummins engine, complete with radiator, hoses, and air filter
- Wheels turn
- Steering wheel moves
Founded in 1979, Catom Trucking, has grown from a one unit operation hauling aggregates during the day and the transportation of construction equipment at night, to nearly 35 unit fleet moving heavy equipment and related products in the Continental U.S. and Canada. This model features a Kenworth W900L in Black with Loyboy Trailer.
My personal favorite of these recent arrivals is the new Freightliner Cascadia, with Cascadia graphics on the trailer:
The Cascadia has brought a new level of efficiency and productivity to the roads thanks to Freightliner moving towards better, and greener, technology.
And here we have the royal blue Peterbilt 379s with various trailers. First, the silver stepdeck:
And, the petroleum tanker:
And last, the dry van trailer:
Also, be sure to look for one of our own custom Tonkin trucks, coming in January:
This is a very unique truck, designed with Zelo graphics. Zelo is an up and coming brand of drinking water that I'll certainly be looking forward to. I hear it has many health benefits. These are available for pre-order on the website.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The second poll is just to see if any of you are currently using Twitter. If you're not familiar, Twitter sends you updates to your mobile device or email when you're friends/family updates their status. It's become very popular in the social networking scene, and I'm curious if anyone here has discovered it or is just plain addicted yet.
Sound good? Great. Now go vote. THANKS!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
And her's another product that is extremely unique. At least, I've never seen a toy like this one before. Be sure to check out all the new Siku items.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Skills With A 15 Ton Front Loader - Watch more Entertainment
I can't quite tell what model of laoder this is, but I know someone will see it and think, "I wonder if 3000toys has anything like this." Well, of course we do. Here's just a few:
For the Collector, of course we have Norscot:
And for the kids, a Bruder sandbox toy:
Friday, December 12, 2008
This year has been a great one here at 3000toys. We have been able to reach out to you more and more, adding new and exciting products as we go. To tell you the truth though, it's rare that I get so excited about new products as I am right now. I have a new baby in the warehouse, ready for viewing. Are you ready?
Unique Replicas has just been added to our website. These are very impressive models, at a great price. They really are unique; there's not much that compares to these. The features are practically endless, with most products including:
- Detailed Front Grill design
- Continental spare tire
- Detailed dashboard interior
- Steering wheel turns front tires
- Full suspension
- Hood opens to reveal a highly detailed 106 HP Flathead V8 engine (1952 Ford Pickup)
- Removable porthole hard top (1956 Ford Thunderbird in Fiesta Red)
- Doors open to reveal a detailed interior with carpeted floor (1935 Ford Delivery Sedans with Chicago Fire Department and Kentucky Police graphics)
This nostalgic model is a 1950 Milk Delivery Van. What's so impressive? Well, I haven't really seen something like this in a mid-scale (most of these are 1/24). But that's not all. That door on the side? It opens up with a little control on the bottom, and actually folds like it should. Very nice. Wait, I'm not done. In the back, there are 2 hinged doors that open up so you can see more detail on the inside. What's more: there's a little dome light that comes on, like the inside of a refrigerator! We were so surprised!
This next one has been a very popular one in the opening days after its arrival. Here we have a 1/10 scale BMW Motorcycle with a Sidecar:
Now, you're going to want a proper way to display your new model. So, here's a very nice rotating display table, appropriate for most mid-scale cars:
The table is battery-operated, and runs at 2 speeds. And now, for my absolute favorite model. Perhaps my favorite of the whole year:
Unique Replicas has teame dup with Phoenix Mint to bring you this stunning limited edition 1957 Chevy Bel Air. With a brushed titanium finish, there were only 1957 of the produced, and they are almost gone! There really is no way to appreciate the detail and beauty of this without seeing it in person. Here are some of the features: The differential drive shaft in the undercarriage actually turns when the wheels move! The steering really works, and the seats will even fold a bit to allow passengers in the back. The hood opening up to reveal the detailed engine. You will receive a lovely collector box with a signed certificate of authenticity, showing what the production number is. The same production number is also on the chassis. There is so much to love about this one!
Every single one of the new Unique Replias models is worth viewing. There are all packed with so much detail that you're sure to be impressed. And remember, this weekend they are all 10% off, no code needed!
We are really gearing up for Christmas in these last few days and I look forward to making your holidays very special. I will be here all day tomorrow (Saturday) to help answer your questions, and I'll bring you more news here as well. Have a great weekend!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Beautifully manufactured by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale die cast model is top-of-the-line in every way. You get engraved panel lines and simulated rivets; a detailed cockpit with an optional-position canopy and a pilot figure; a full complement of wing-mounted bombs and rockets; an external fuel tank; optional-position landing gear with real rubber tires; and the authentic markings of VF-17, the "Jolly Rogers" (with a white checkered tail and wingtips for instant recognition), who were stationed on the USS Hornet (CV-12) in 1945. 7" wingspan; includes a display stand.
Replicating an A-4F Skyhawk, Lady Jessie - the name given to the aircraft flown by every commanding officer of VA-164, the "Ghost Riders," in honor of Mrs. Jessie Beck, who befriended the squadron during the Vietnam War - when it was stationed on the USS Hancock (CVA-19), this 1/72 scale die cast Hobby Master model features outstanding details such as engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy, removable fuel tanks, an aerial refueling probe and a tail hook, optional position landing gear with real rubber tires, authentic markings, a display stand, and more. Measures 6¾" long with a 4½" wingspan and arrives ready to display.
HA7302 - Grumman F3F-2, Lt. Robert Galer, VMF-2, 1940 - Limited Edition of 2,000 pieces
Replicating an F3F-2 flown by Lt. Robert Galer - an All-American basketball player who recorded 13 World War II victories, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal, and went on to become a brigadier general - of VMF-2 stationed at NAS San Diego in October, 1940, this limited edition, 1/48 scale die cast Hobby Master model features textured surface details, wire wing rigging, a detailed cockpit with a figure of Galer, a rotating propeller, realistic M2 machine guns, removable wing-mounted bombs, optional position landing gear with real rubber tires, authentic markings, and more. 8" wingspan; includes a display stand.
HH1004 - M4A3 Sherman Barracuda Helicopter, Co. B, 41st Tank Bn., 11th AD, Bastogne, 1944 In 1966, 13-victory World War II ace Brig. Gen. Robert Scott gave permission to the 174th Assault Helicopter Company "Sharks" to use the shark's mouth nose art made famous by the 1st American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" in World War II. He signed his letter to the 174th: "Good hunting and GOOD LUCK!"
HD0001 - The Last Skyhawk - A-4M Skyhawkl with Diorama Set
This 1/72 scale die cast Skyhawk replicates one of the most historic of its type: A-4M BuNo 160264, the delivery of which - on February 27, 1979 - marked the end of the Skyhawk's incredible 25-year production run.
"Outstanding detail. Everything that we received from your company was great. Thank you for such good products and service."
This is a Limited Edition 1/24 scale 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. I have held this in my hands twice, and I can tell you that it is really a stunning car. I could barely keep my hands off of it. There are parts that move on this model that I've never seen move on others. The color is extraordinary, and the picture doesn't even do it justice. There were only 1,957 pieces made, and it is only by some lucky circumstances that we have been able to get them. This would be a wonderful gift for a classic car collector.Features include:
- Die Cast Chassis with Working Drive Axle
- Working Steering and Suspension
- Forward Folding Front Seats
- Opening Trunk with Spare Tire
- Comes with Special Limited Edition Tin Box with a Signed a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Detailed Engine
- Correct Wheel Covers
- Authentic Interior
- Highly Detailed Trim
- Numbered Chassis
And don't forget to add an extra bonus gift, so your collector can display their beautiful model properly:
Display the Bel Air or any other mid-sized model on this lovely, mirrored display table. It has 2 speeds of rotation and is battery operated. It measures 9.5 inches.
One of the deciding factors when I made the choice to carry Phoenix Toys was the accessory sets, like this one:
This Champion Car Accessory set comes with everything seen here except the car. This is a great way to make you car look like a show-stopper. We also have a nifty mechanics set, and both of these are perfect for mid-scale (1/24) models.
Other models that we have added are:
Lincoln Limousines in Black and White
Two different Studebaker models, something I've found to be a bit rare.
A BMW motorcycle with a SIDE CAR! (really impressive)
And several more models that will pique your interest.
I really hope you are as impressed with these as I have been.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
What I wanted to say is that we have some very special items in the back of our store too. Some that you may not find anywhere else. All you have to do is flip through the files. Imagine you're in that record store looking for the perfect item for your dad, to bring back memories of days gone by. And this time we're not talking music. We're talking dad's old studebaker, that sat in the yard rusting because he could never bear to give it up:
The packaging on this one is a little worn, but the model is just fine! And we've knocked the price down, just like that rare White Album that was almost perfect except for a little crease in the cardboard.
So dad's not too nostalgic? What about the one in the family who is just waiting to tell you what happened in each episode of the original Star Trek series. You all have one of these in your family, right? I, myself, am "that one" in the family, and proud of it. (Well not with the original series, but don't cross me when it comes to Deep Space 9.)
Wow! I can't seem to stay focused, because these are some really great finds!
This USS Enterprise is perfectly fine, but the package just has a small tear, so we're willing to give you over 30% off! Beautiful deal here, folks.
The is just a small sampling of what's in the back of the store, in the "scratch and dent" section. Most of these items just have 1 or 2 left, so you don't want to delay! And don't stress if you miss these. There's plenty more "records" to flip through, so you can find just the right gem for the person you love (even it's it's you)!
"When merely getting the job done isn't enough!" (from Freightliner's website. Introducing the new Cascadia, Freightliner should be proud to be paving the way for efficiency and a cleaner earth. What rig-lover wouldn't love to add this beautiful new truck to their collection?
Also added to our collection are the Volvo VNL 670 in Black with white trailer, perfect for personalizing, and the Catom trucking Kenworth W900L with Lowboy Trailer. These are both very attractive trucks.
Founded in 1979, Catom Trucking, has grown from a one unit operation hauling aggregates during the day and the transportation of construction equipment at night, to nearly 35 unit fleet moving heavy equipment and related products in the Continental U.S. and Canada.
These will be arriving at our warehouse any day now, in plenty of time for Christmas. I hope you enjoy them!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We look forward to continuing to meet your Christmas toy and collectible shopping needs during this Holiday season!
Best Wishes from the Team at 3000toys.com!!