Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Arrived from GreenLight

Just this week we got in six new cars from GreenLight. From the Motor World Series 1, these are all in 1/43 scale, and they are ready to be shipped out now.

First is the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C.
2003 Dodge Viper SRT/10 Convertible
Lamborghini Gallardo
Mini Cooper
Porsche Carrera GT
Volkeswagen Samba Bus (T1)
Check out our website at for more new arrivals and announcements from GreenLight!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Sale!

And don't forget that there are only a few more days to enter May's Flat Fred contest! There will be more chances each month throughout the summer, but a three-day weekend is a great time to send us your emails!

Everyone here at hopes our customers have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We'd also like to extend out respect and thanks to those Veterans who are honored on this day. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

New from DCP!

Two new limited edition, 1/64 scale trucks were announced by DCP late last week, and are in stock at now!

We only have 2 cases each, and there is no guarantee that we will receive more. Only 102 out of 252 units of each have been made available.

DCP - 32310 - 1/64      

DCP - 32311 - 1/64      

Dysart Transportation, Inc began official operations in 1981 hauling freight on the east coast. Ed Dysart started a gas station and garage in the late 40’s which expanded over the years to a truck stop, restaurant, garage and wash bays.  In 1981 Dave and his son Ed founded Dysart’s Transportation as a common contract carrier serving the east coast area.

DCP's Level II detail offers much of the same detail at lower cost. Features include 5-stop positionable front wheels, detailed tractor interior, full working suspension, and die-cast trailer with opening trailer doors revealing a fully detailed trailer interior.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New from First Gear!

These two farm trucks were just announced by First Gear yesterday: A Ford F-650 Slideback Carrier with New Holland Parts and Service graphics, and a 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup with Case graphics. Both are due to arrive at in September. That's not too far away!

The New Holland Truck comes in 1/34 scale and features opening hood with authentic engine detail, realistically functioning bed slides and tilts for loading & unloading 1/32 scale tractors & implements, fully detailed cab interior, and opening body side toolboxes. Measures 10.5”L x 3”W x 3.5”W and weighs 1.4 lb.                                                                                                  

The Case truck is in 1/25 scale , and features authentic-era Case dealer graphics, opening hood with complete engine detail, opening doors with detailed cab interior, detailed chassis & undercarriage, opening rear tailgate, and features the revolutionary new grille design with famous Bowtie emblem. Measures 9.25”L x 4”W x 3.75”W and weighs 0.85 lb.            

Reserve yours now at!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Announcement from TWH Collectibles

This one will be here at within the next 2 weeks. Isn't it handsome?

Seagrave Tractor-Drawn Ariel (TDA) with Marauder II Chassis - "LADDER #2" - LIMITED EDITION with just 250 Produced

Pivoting opening cab that reveals engine

Extendable 4 section diecast ladder with
extending waterway

Continuous 360 degree ladder rotation

Functional outriggers

Detailed Marauder II cab design

Diamond plate decking



Wheel chocks

Outrigger pads

Certificate of Authenticity

Seagrave product literature


14.5" x 2" x 2.625"

(368mm x 51mm x 67mm)

24.75"(629mm) height w/ ladder
extended at maximum angle

1.75 lbs. (0.79kg)

Monday, May 17, 2010

M2 Ground Pounders - New Release!

Last week we added to our site one of the newest releases from M2Machines: The Ground Pounders Release 3. This set comes in a factory sealed case for your chance to find the rare chase car or limited edition car!
These cars are 1/64 scale with M2's superior detailing that will astound you. They come in a set of six vehicles, updated with massive wheels and knock-out paint jobs.
1956 Ford F-100 in Candy Orange
1969 Ford Mustang GT in Gold Pearl
1957 Chevrolet Nomad in Candy Red
1958 Plymouth Fury in Pearl Blue with a Pearl White top
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle - still to be determined
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona in Gloss Black and silver stripes and graphics

The CHASE CAR is the 1969 Ford Mustang GT in Deep Maroon, gold chrome injector stacks, bumpers and magnum 500 rims.
The LIMITED EDITION CAR is the 1958 Plymouth Fury in "Chasing Blue" and gold trim and gold 5-spoke rims with large white wall tires.

Friday, May 14, 2010

WIN FREE TOYS in our Flat Fred Contest

Help us Celebrate our 15th Anniversary
Photograph “Flat Fred” in interesting or unique locations around the world this summer and you could win big during the
3000toys 15th Anniversary Party

Monthly Prizes

Each month, May through September, two or more winners will be selected at random from entries received. Monthly prize packages are valued at $100 or more.

Grand Prizes
From entries received all summer long, three Grand Prize packages valued at up to $1,000 will be awarded for:
the “Favorite Flat Fred” as determined by online voting during October,
the “Furthest Flat Fred” for the photo taken the furthest from Joplin, MO, and
the "Friendliest Flat Fred" for the largest group photo taken with one or more Freds.

Official Rules can be found HERE, and be sure to check out the promotional videos too! Check out some example photos HERE

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Exciting introductions from TWH Collectibles

TWH Collectibles has announced the release of the 1:50 scale diecast Seagrave Stock Unit Tractor-Drawn Aerial (TDA)-Ladder 2. Ladder 2 is the second TDA release in a program designed to mirror Seagrave’s stock unit production. The second edition stock unit features a Seagrave Marauder II cab and a unique black over red paint scheme.

Functions and features of each Ladder 2 model include a tilting cab that reveals a detailed engine and transmission, extendable 4-section diecast ladder with extending waterway, functional outriggers with removable pads, 180 degree tractor arc, photoetch steps, diamond plate decking and detailed Marauder II cab.

Ladder 2 is now available for pre-order now at, and should be here late next week. Production run for this replica is very limited to 250 pieces.

Also recently announced: the Manitowoc 16000 Executive Edition 1:50 scale model. “The Executive Edition 16000 was developed in order to accommodate desk top display of an already exceptional museum-class model,” said Nicholas Neumann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with TWH Collectibles. “At 34 inches in height, it is the perfect size for showcasing Manitowoc in any environment.

Functions and features of the Manitowoc 16000 include key-operated working boom, rotating carbody, functioning tracks, removable counterweights, photoetch catwalk and stairs, and swing guards with caution tape.

The Manitowoc 16000 Executive Edition includes a real machine product guide, tool kit and Manitowoc branded box. These will be arriving at early next week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Closer Look

The Peugeot brand started in the 18th century and included kitchen appliances, metal fixtures, hydraulic equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles. In 1927, the bicycle portion of the company separated from the rest and Peugeot Cycles was formed. The family saw the value of publicity in sponsoring racing cyclists. Paul Bourillon became the world sprint champion in Copenhagen in 1896 on a Peugeot bicycle. The family also backed riders in numerous road races and in 1905 sponsored their first Tour de France winner, Louis Trousselier. After the first Tour de France win, the Peugeot cycling team remained active in the Tour and other European cycle races. Peugeot would go on to become the most successful factory team of all time in the Tour de France, winning the race a record ten times.The J7 van served as a utility vehicle for professional cycling teams. For these teams, the service course was part office, part warehouse, part bike shop, and part garage. This model replicates the Peugeot J7 service course van in 1:43 scale. As you can see it features the famous Peugeot Lion trademark as well as the checkerboard design the cycling team wore for over 20 years. Also displayed are their sponsors; Esso (the international trade name for ExxonMobile) , Michelin, and Cycles Peugeot. The side door slides and the rear doors swing open to reveal the detailed interior including a workbench complete with toolbox and vise. It really does represent the excellence that Eligor exemplifies.

Find this and a host of other excellent replicas at

Friday, May 7, 2010

First Gear Ag Line Growing

This week First Gear announced the introduction of the 1/50 scale Case IH Steiger 485 Wheeled Tractor into their growing agriculture line.And for their already popular construction line, they also introduced the 1/50 scale Case IH Steiger 485HD Dual-Wheel Tractor and 1/50 scale Miskin D-19 Scraper. The scraper is designed so that you can hook up to 3 of them to this tractor! These are available for pre-order at, for Fall delivery.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By popular demand!

We received such excellent feedback on the Armored Knights truck from First Gear, that we called them and requested more. We were able to secure some in a blank white version, great for customizing with your own graphics! These are available for immediate shipment, while supplies last. Features include:

  • Authentic Body Styling
  • Gun Ports
  • Blacked-Out Security Windows
  • Authentic Diamond Plate Detail
  • Side Steps
  • Fuel Tank, air tanks, chrome fender mirrors, rear view spot mirror, side mirrors, and bumper pads
  • 1/34 Scale