Thursday, December 30, 2010

Arrived this Morning from TWH!

We are very excited to announce that the next piece in the TWH collection, the Leesburg Seagrave TDA, arrived this morning!! Put your order in today, with the shipping costs on us, and these will be shipping out first thing next week. Get ready to enjoy another beautiful model displaying TWH's precision and quality. To learn more about the real truck and Leesburg's Volunteer Fire Company, go to

Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company # 601 - Seagrave™ Tractor-Drawn Aerial with Marauder II Chassis
TWH Item #094B-01206 - 1/50 Scale - Price = $289.95

Steerable front tractor axle
Steerable trailer axle
Pivoting opening cab that reveals detailed engine
Functional axle suspension
Extendable 4 section diecast ladder with extending waterway
Below grade ladder extension feature
Functional outriggers
Removable outrigger pads
Continuous 360 degree ladder rotation
180 degree tractor arc

Other Features Include:
Detailed tiller cab design
Accurate hose and wire detail
Accurate front bumper design
Exterior air intake detail
Accurate decal package
Accurately designed rims
Work and safety lighting
Roof mounted air handling unit
Air compressor and air hose routing detail
Photoetch steps
Diamond plate decking
Accurate ladder accessories
Accurate storage compartment design

Detailed Marauder II cab design features the following:
SCBA tanks and SCBA seating
Literature on console
Radio equipment
Console with detailed gauges

Model Dimensions:
Length of tractor and trailer: 14.5" (368mm)
Length of tractor: 6" (152mm)
Length of trailer: 10.25" (260mm)
Width of tractor and trailer: 2" (51mm)
Height: 2.625" (67mm) ladder in stored position
Height: 24.75" (629mm) ladder extended/maximum angle
Length of ladder: 8.25" (210mm) stored position
Length of ladder: 23" (584mm) extended

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's time for a fun post

We're still answering phone like crazy here and doing our best to ship your orders in time for Christmas. In light of the time-crunch, I thought I'd just share something short and light-hearted with you today.

I love the blog 1000 Awesome Things, and I saw this one post several days ago. I wonder if any of you have any pictures of your model cranes decked out like this.

If you have anything like this in your collection that's decked out for the holidays, feel free to send us pictures at All of us at would love to see them, and if you're lucky you may be featured here on the blog!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There's still time!

I have been throughly enjoying your calls to this week, as I don't usually talk to quite so many of you! Keep them coming and bring us your questions. The most commonly asked question has been, " is there still time to get here for Christmas?" If you are within the continental United States, the answer is yes! And if you're not, please do call us and we will discuss possible arrangements with you. Either way, make sure to get your orders in over the next day or two, at the very least to avoid the need for expedited shipping.

If there are any other questions, please let us know!

For those of you that follow this blog on FaceBook and need an immediate response, please don't hesitate to call or leave us a comment on this Blogger site. I personally get the notifications for this blog, but not from FaceBook, so your response will be more immediate. I will still be checking FaceBook over the next few days, so you will definitely not go unnoticed either way. 

Happy and safe shopping to you all!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Drakes are back!

TWH Collectibles has announced that they will be doing another edition of the Drake tractor trailers. There are limited quantities available, but we don't want you to miss out on these! They are available in a variety of colors, and are available on for pre-order now!

The Kenworth T908 has become part of Australia’s landscape, renowned for its long-bonneted, traditional, tough good looks and its even tougher performance. The T908 excels in many applications ranging from general freight right through to logging, livestock and mining. Whether in single trailer or multi-trailer road train configuration, on highway or the roughest outback track, the T908 has been designed and built in Australia to deliver unmatched performance in the harshest possible conditions.
Oscillating skid plate
Locking fifth wheel
Dolly widens
Two position kingpin (dolly)
Pivoting suspension
Removable spare tires
Widening deck with locking pins
Functioning ramps with chains
Three position kingpin (swingwing)
Driver and passenger doors open
Air ride seats
Pivoting bull bar and hood
Locking and sliding fifth wheel
Bogie drive with 50" sleeper
Drake Trailers branded print box
Swingwing product guide
Features and functions insert
Length: 23" (584mm)
Width: 2.125" (54mm) closed
3.7" (94mm) widened
Height: 3" (76mm)
Weight: 1.90 lbs. (0.86kg)
Available in the following colors/graphics:
Doolan's Heavy Haulage
Tankate Plant Hire and Bulk Haulage
Drake Trailers 
Gunmetal Grey
Vintage Burgundy 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Brand new limited release from DCP!

This 1/64 show truck will be arriving at the warehouse around Wednesday or Thursday. We have VERY limited quantities available, so don't hesitate on this one!

Only 156 produced with 102 on the collector market
 Trailer graphics match Volvo's Driving Success traveling show trailer.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

An annual holiday favorite

This lovely set just arrived at, and would make a perfect addition to your holiday layout. Featured is a 1/34 scale 1960 Mack B-Model Stake Truck, and the set also includes three figures, boxes of toys and two wreaths.  The truck is given a matte finish paint job to create detail and add to the realistic, vintage look of the set. The figures and accessories in this set are hand poured and meticulously painted with realistic shading and highlighting as well.


  • Detailed cab interior
  • Detailed chassis and undercarriage
  • Authentic Mack B-61 badging
  • Chrome accessories including the famous Mack Bulldog hood ornament.                                                                                                     

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Beginning to Look at Lot Like...

Christmas!! Thanksgiving has past, and now you can really tell Christmas is coming! More and more festive decorations are popping up on neighborhood houses, which I always love driving around and looking at. We decorated our house last weekend, too. One of my favorite things is our snowflakes hanging from the ceiling in the living room. :) I finally started my Christmas shopping this week... one gift down! Oh and boy, is it getting cold! All these things put me in the mood to show you guys something Christmasy!

Like this little John Deere 4010 Holiday Tractor - covered in snow.
ERTL Item #45260 - 1/64 Scale - Price = $7.99

Or here's a great holiday set that just came in: the 'Tis the Season Holiday Set from First Gear. It comes with 1960 Mack B-Model Stake Truck painted in green with three figurines--a dad and his two kids--, boxes of toys, and two wreaths. The truck has a matte finish paint job to create detail and add to the realistic and vintage look of the set. The figures and accessories in this set are hand poured and meticulously painted with realistic shading and highlighting as well. It comes with features such as detailed cab interior, detailed chassis and undercarriage, and more!

First Gear Item#19-3898 - 1/34 Scale - Price = $92.95

I want to hear from you about your favorite Christmasy model or just anything that was a great holiday gift!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Great Cyber Monday Deals!

We've carried our Black Friday Sale over into this Cyber Monday, so it's not too late to save big on favorites! Here are a few of our best sellers from our current sale:

Features include: 
Authentic UPS color and decoration
Rolling, steerable wheels with actual tire tread design
Realistic roll-up back door
Interior shelf detail in rear of truck
Clear windows reveal detail on cabin interior

To see these and more of our Thanksgiving weekend sale, click here!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our lowest prices ever!

Click the picture to see the Black Friday Ad with our lowest prices ever on select items! And remember, during the holiday season we have extended phone hours: Today we will be here till 6pm Central Time, and tomorrow from 9am till 5pm. Let us help you get your shopping done without waiting in line!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The announcement of Dragon's impressive 1/6 scale Panzer II tank has been creating a lot of excitement here at as well as worldwide. This Panzer II is part of Dragon's 1/6 scale Action Figure collection, and it's an important part since it's the first ever tank in this lineup. 

DRAGON 71450  -  1/6 Scale   Retail = $680.95
Scheduled for December release

The actual tank variant is a Panzer II Ausf.B, which was produced by Germany from December 1937 through to June 1938. The 8.9-ton tank was a mere 4.81m long, and it was operated by a crew of three. In the turret was a 20mm KwK.30 cannon and a 7.92mm MG34 machine gun. The Panzer II was at the forefront of the German invasion of Poland in 1939, and it also featured in the Blitzkrieg campaign against France and the Low Countries in 1940. 

As an Action Figure item, the tank is fully preassembled and pre-painted in a characteristic panzer grey scheme suitable for the early battles of WWII. Even though the original tank was diminutive in size, this model built to exact 1/6 scale poses a significant presence thanks to the large scale. Appropriate crew figures from Dragon's vast Action Figure range can also be matched with this tank. Details are accurately represented, and there are numerous details too, thanks to the large size. The turret rotates, the gun elevates and depresses, and in addition, the commander's hatch in the turret can open. This means it's perfect for fitting a tank crewman figure in the hatch. Collectors will certainly want to clear space on their display shelves to park this scintillating Panzer II Ausf.B!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller? has just received this 1/18 scale model from the classic coming-of-age film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

MATTEL - P9910 
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Ferrari 250 GT California Spider in Red - Elite Edition
Features working steering, suspension, wheels and also opening bonnet with engine, boot, doors.
Limited Edition of 5,000 pieces

This would make a great gift for the "brat pack," car-loving child of the 80s in your family or circle of friends during this holiday season!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stunning '69 Camaro Still Turning Heads

The Chevrolet Camaro has been a popular favorite ever since it was first released in 1966. It was introduced at a press conference on June 28, 1996, as a key competitor against the Ford Mustang. When asked what a "Camaro" was, Chevrolet product managers confidently answered that it was "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs." The beautiful car was then offered for sale a few months later on September 29.

In 1969 the Camaro took on a slightly different look, and that together with the optional features sold over 230,000 of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28! This car was super stylish and super powerful - the Z/28 power package included a special 302 cubic inch V8 engine with officially 290 horsepower rating, dual exhausts, special front and rear suspension, heavy duty radiator and temperature-control fan, quick ratio steering, and 15 x 7 inch rally wheels. Top speed for this package was estimated at 120 mph!

The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is exactly what we have here. This First Gear model of the '69 Camaro comes in Tuxedo Black with White stripes and features the following: opening hood with complete engine detail, opening doors with fully detailed interior, poseable front wheels, and opening rear hatch with spare tire.

Item #40-0237 - 1/25 Scale - Price = $45.95
[January - February Arrival]

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Our receiving department at is overwhelmed with products that we're bringing in for YOU! We are working overtime to make sure your holiday shopping goes smoothly, and I wanted to take a moment to show you what's happening in our warehouse. As I left for lunch today we had trucks lining up on the street to deliver the products you love.

I'm not sure if you can make this out, but we've got Welly and Norscot that just arrived, and something under that mystery black tarp.
And there's one of our customer services reps, Marti, helping check in some ERTL products so we can get this stuff in side before it rains!
Several pallets lined up waiting for their turn!
All these boxes just arrived in the last few days are are awaiting shelving or shipment. Many are very likely already sold to some of you and will ship in the next couple of days!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Perfect Christmas Present for Kids: BRUDER

Ever since we started carrying the line almost seven years ago, Bruder has just flown off our shelves, especially around Christmas time. These high-impact plastic models are high-quality and great for any kids who really loves their toys. Several years ago when my brother was still pretty young, we caught him a number of times sneaking out to the warehouse to play with all those cool Bruder toys! It was hard to keep him away. :)

Bruder toys are produced in their family-owned factory in the small town of Burgfarnbach in Southern Germany, where they employ about 350 local townspeople. Tom recently wrote a blog on Bruder that you can read by clicking here.

As the Christmas season approaches, I want to show you some great gift options from Bruder. And you can click here to see all their products on our website.

This is one of our hottest Bruder sellers, the Mack Granite Flatbed Truck with a JCB Backhoe Loader. Since it's made of quality high-impact ABS plastic, it's ready for play either inside or outside in the yard, sandbox, or dirt. And being in 1/16 scale, it's compatible with the Ertl Big Farm products. This item sells for $87.95.

This is one of the older Bruder items, but it's been a great seller for years! It's the Caterpillar Excavator. Perfect for scooping up sand and dirt (or maybe some snow?), the shovel digs below the level of the tracks with just the slide of the handle. This one's also in 1/16 scale, and it sells for $53.95.

These are just a couple of my favorites - please feel free to comment, telling us about your favorite Bruder products!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Come see us at Trainfest!

If you're in the Milwaukee area, come check us out at Trainfest TODAY! The 39th annual Trainfest, America's Largest Operating Model Railroad Show, is going on now. Each year around 21,000 people gather at train fest to enjoy the more than 50 detailed and exciting train layouts as well as the 130 manufacturers and hobby dealers showcasing the latest products. Darin, Tom, and Caleb are there right now doing just that, and they are having a great time! Here are a few of the pictures they sent us, and they're all on Facebook if you want to check them out.

Our booth at Trainfest

Friday, November 12, 2010

Join Us on Facebook!

Facebook - the largest social networking site in the world - boasts more than 500 million users worldwide, according to the New York Times. Founded just six years ago by Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg, it's growing at astronomical speeds. The number of users doubled just from 2009 to the end of 2010!

As this age finds most of us regularly using the internet (obviously, since you're reading this blog!) and social networking sites such as Facebook, we want to cordially invite you to
Like us on Facebook if you haven't already. There you'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow "Likers" of, post on our discussion board, view and comment on our pics, and more. Can't wait to see you there! [Our Facebook site]

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just arrived from First Gear!

These are sure to be big hits in the upcoming gift-giving season. Available now at!

FIRST GEAR - 70-0533 - 1/44      Price = $41.95
Bulldog Airlines - Bellanca 'Skyrocket'

  • Complete wing support cables
  • Rotating propellers
  • Design based on Mack Truck Airlines                                                                                                                      

FIRST GEAR - 59-3177 - 1/50      Price = $61.95
International DuraStar Service Truck

  • Opening doors with fully detailed interior
  • Detailed chassis and undercarriage
  • 360 rotating crane
  • Functioning telescopic boom
  • Authentic Case IH fleet graphics

FIRST GEAR - 50-3184 - 1/50      Price = $85.95
Peterbilt 367 with Tri-Axle Lowboy Trailer in Black and Red

  • Opening hood with complete engine detail
  • Opening doors with fully detailed interior
  • Detachable gooseneck with functioning load ramp
  • Swing-out outriggers with side plank extensions

FIRST GEAR - 10-3903 - 1/34      Price = $86.95
Quikrete - Mack Granite Flatbet with Sacks on Pallets

  • Opening hood with complete engine detail
  • Fully detailed cab interior
  • Detailed chassis and undercarriage
  • Detailed sacks on pallets.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Coming Soon: Brand new items from Norscot!

We've confirmed that these brand new items from Norscot will be arriving at the warehouse in the next couple of weeks. They are all available for pre-order now, to ship as soon as they arrive!

NORSCOT - 55256 - 1/25      Price = $36.99
Caterpillar DP25N Lift Truck

NORSCOT - 55261 - 1/87      Price = $29.95
Caterpillar 772 Off-Highway Truck
 With its large, centered operator station and expansive glass area, the 772 truck sets the standard for operator visibility in a 50 ton truck. It’s also the fastest Cat off-highway truck, with a top loaded speed of 49.5 mph.                                                                                                                    

NORSCOT - 55262 - 1/87      Price = $23.95
Caterpillar 320D L Hydraulic Excavator - One of the most popular Cat excavators ever produced, the 320D L delivers power, durability and pinpoint control. It’s a workhorse machine at construction sites the world over.

NORSCOT - 58616 - 1/32      Price = $49.95
Caterpillar MT765C Challenger Tractor
Features include:

  • Opening hood to show engine
  • Opening cab door
  • Authentic cab design
  • Detailed cab interior

Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekend SALE!

The weekend has arrived! And it is a much-needed one. I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and hanging out with friends and family. And I'm not looking forward to that research paper and cleaning house... but hey, that's life! I was also thinking about going to the mall and shopping for accessories for my new netbook that I got as an early Christmas present. Yep, that's also something I like to do on the weekends: shopping. If you happen to find yourselves surfing the internet or getting that urge to shop , you might want to check out our current SALE!

We are offering 33 items at great sale prices. It's time to start thinking about Christmas!! :) Here are a few of my personal favorites featured in this sale:

Tonkin #090186 - 1/53 Scale - Price = $54.95

Kenworth W900 Dump Truck in Black with trailer hitch - Precision Series

Siku #1441 - Price = $3.60

Mercedes GLK

Norscot #55209 - 1/87 Scale - Price = $16.95

Caterpillar D9T Track-Type Tractor

Click here to see all items featured in our Get the Ball Rolling SALE!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just in from Mattel! is easily the one-stop holiday shop for your whole family. Getting something for your husband or dad to help them remember the car of their past, or maybe to finish their WWII diorama? Grab something for the kids too, and we'll ship it all for with one flat shipping rate! Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Bringing kids their favorite Toy Story characters—in car form! With die-cast body and plastic chassis.

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's that time already?

I don't know about where you are, but the summer here this year seemed to go on and on. Most of the leaves on the trees have changed now, but it wasn't until last week that it was actually a bit chilly outside. It seemed a bit odd to me when I first noticed that Christmas trees and other decorations have been up in Sam's and Home Depot for weeks now... but I guess it is almost that time, isn't it? Time to start thinking about the family get-togethers, what I'm getting everyone, and how to decorate the house. I'm afraid that like a lot of people, I tend to be one of those last minute shoppers. I remember last Christmas especially, I was shopping for gifts on Christmas Eve... even though I always tell myself about this time of year that I won't be doing that. Time to start thinking... I think I'll get my boyfriend a wallet and an album by one of his favorite bands, get my brother a comfy moon chair, and one of my college friends a coffee maker. What about you all? I had fun setting up this cool little poll, so have a go at it.

Friday, October 29, 2010


The 2010 Wings of Texaco Planes are HERE! Many of you have already ordered yours, and they have shipped out or will very soon. If you haven't ordered yet, make sure to soon!

We have received only the Regular Edition yet; the Special Edition planes are due to arrive next month.

ROUND 2 - 5907-01- 1/48 Scale - Price = $39.95
Wings of Texaco Airplane Series #18 (2010) - Regular Edition

ROUND 2 - 5908-01 - 1/48 Scale - Price = $54.95
[November Arrival]
Wings of Texaco Airplane Series #18 (2010) - Special Edition Brushed Metal

To see all the planes in the Wings of Texaco collection, click here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Tonkin Just Arrived!

Fourteen new items from Tonkin just arrived last week! We are excited to be offering these for sale and immediate shipment now. These are great new items for an already existing collection, for a new collection, or for the fast approaching Christmas season! These are all cast in 1/53 scale; here's a look at a few:

Item #090011 - Price = $74.95

Freightliner Cascadia Day Cab in Viper Red with 48' Curtain Van Trailer

Item #13410 - Price = $74.95

Schneider National Freightliner Cascadia Day Cab with Food Grade Tanker

Item #13425 - Price = $69.95

Swift Transportation International Prostar in Green with Set of 28' Double Vans

Item #15568 - Price = $49.95

Peterbilt 388 with 63" Standup Sleeper