Friday, July 30, 2010

The newest release from Highway 61!

We have received the latest release from Highway 61: a 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T in Inferno Red, 1/18 scale. Features of all Highway 61 cars include:

  • Opening doors and hood
  • Detailed engine
  • Detailed interior
  • Functional steering
  • Functional suspension
  • Rubber tires
  • Authentic OEM paint scheme
This particular one is a limited edition of 500 pieces! Also available is the same car (non-limited) with black rhombus stripes.Both are available for shipment now at

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Lowboy from Tonkin

We have recently received a new 1/53 release from Tonkin Replicas: A Peterbilt 388 with Lowboy, decorated in the graphics of St. Germain Transport

- Working outriggers
- Removable gooseneck
- Flip down ramps
- Realistic wood deck

Peterbilt 388:
- Hood opens to reveal engine detail
- Removable roof and realistic interior
- Full chrome detail
- Doors open
- Working fifth wheel

Mr. Roger Coderre, owner operator, starts in 1953, with only one truck. With time, business increases, and the number of trucks also, to meet the demand. Mr Coderre supervises employees, acts as dispatcher and repairs his trucks himself, whenever he can, mostly at night. 

St-Germain Transport Ltée is created in 1963 under provincial law, and Mr. Coderre is the president. The company is prosperous and will serve as a stepping-stone for Roger's children in the business world. Many will choose to go on their own, but almost all of them work in the transportation world. From one unit, the company has today more than 50 tractors and over 400 trailers. 

Today, four of his children are working in the company, and are preparing to take over when Mr. Coderre eventually retires. Mr. Coderre is still very active in the company and his 45 years of experience make him a master in the transportation field.

This item is available for shipment now, and you may also pre-order the same item with a Curtainside trailer rather than the lowboy, at

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Releases from MotorArt!

We just received a shipment from MotorArt, containing 14 new items, along with several old favorites that have been out of stock! Here's a look at some of the new 1/50-scale construction pieces and 1/43-scale cars, here and ready to ship.
Volvo A25E Dumper
Item# 13493 - 1/50 Scale - Price = $106.95

New Holland E215B Boom with Bucket
Item# 13720 - 1/50 Scale - Price = $79.95

JCB Excavator JS 200 long reach
Item# 13724 - 1/50 Scale - Price = $91.95
Volvo New S80 Savile Grey
Item# VFL1802 - 1/43 Scale - Price = $29.95

Volvo Y283 Vibrant Copper
Item# VFL1811 - 1/43 Scale - Price = $29.95

You can check out all the new releases from MotorArt on our website at!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kids love Bruder toys

Our customer, Peggy, sent us this image of her grandson and said he loves his tractors. So cute! This is one of the best fan photos I've seen in a while.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Books for the Collector

We received a new book from MBI this month that will interest our fire and rescue enthusiasts: Industrial and Private Fire Apparatus: 1925 - 2001 Photo ArchiveHere is your chance to see some of the world's most secret fire apparatus. Corporations do not welcome photographers so these rigs are rarely seen and publicity concerning the rigs is discouraged. Fire apparatus fans will welcome this opportunity to see rigs they have never before seen. The equipment here is broken down into more than 40 categories, including atomic energy, chemical, dams, environmental, hotels, movie studios, mining, railroads, shipbuilding and theme parks, among others.

This book and others related to tractors construction, etc. are available for order on

Friday, July 16, 2010

Eligor Releases Coming Next Month!

Just yesterday we added to our website several new items from Eligor. Eligor is the French manufacturer of great-quality 1/43 scale die-cast cars and trucks. These most recent releases from them should be arriving here next month. Here's a look at few of them, and you can see all Eligor's new items on our website at

Item# 101261 - Price = $39.95
Sinpar TP Mini Dump Truck

Item# 101290 - Price = $39.95
Sinpar Mini Oil Tanker

Item# 101293 - Price = $39.95
Sinpar 1500 Beaver - Forest Fire Truck

Item# 101299 - Price = $39.95
Sinpar 1200 Beaver - Urban Cleaning Truck

Item# 101320 - Price = $39.95
Sinpar 1200 Beaver - Forest Winch

Item# 101326 - Price = $35.95
1970 Renault 12 Gordini "G Day" in Blue of France

Item# 114002 - Price = $116.95
Renault Lander - Chemical Intervention Unit of Meurthe et Moselle

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Releases from Woodland Scenics!

We are excited to announce the arrival of 23 new items from Woodland Scenics. These are great additions to any railroad layout and come in HO (1/87) and O (1/43) scale. Woodland Scenics also offers figures in G (1/25) scale, and you can see those here. Here are some of the items that came in just yesterday! You can click on any of the pictures below to be directed to our site at

Scenic Accents - Service Station Attendants - HO Scale

Scenic Accents - Hobos - O Scale

Scenic Accents - Black Bears - O Scale

Scenic Accents - Deer - O Scale

Scenic Accents - Assorted Crates - O Scale

Scenic Accents - Newsstand - O Scale

Autoscenes - Pit Stop - HO Scale

Autoscenes - Bad Boy Bikers - HO Scale

Autoscenes - Lumpy's Coal Company - HO Scale

Autoscenes - Sign Slingers - HO Scale

Monday, July 12, 2010

DRAGON Legends of Space Exploration 2010 Releases

2010 is launch year for Dragon Models incredible Aerospace Program of preassembled collectibles. Lift-off has begun! The Program features exciting and highly popular Aerospace titles, from huge rockets to delicately detailed command modules, in the best collector scales. Rest assured all releases will be “Dragon Quality and Value”, which means premium material in the highest detail priced at the best value in the market. Featured here are some of the release for this year. Check it out and place your orders at

DRAGON 56185 (Due in August - September) - 1/400 Scale
Space Shuttle Atlantis w/ Solid Rocket Booster - Price = $54.95

Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other two are Discovery and Endeavour.) Atlantis is named after a two-masted sailing ship that was operated for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from 1930 to 1966. Atlantis was the fourth operational shuttle built and was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in April 1985. This model is true to 1/400 scale, is highly detailed and very collectible. Display it on the ground or in flight with the included stand.

DRAGON 56186 (Due in July - August) - 1/400 Scale
NASA Space Shuttle "Endeavour" with Landing Gear - Price = $32.95

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is one of three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other two are Discovery and Atlantis.) Endeavour is the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and is scheduled for decommissioning in 2010. Before its decommissioning, NASA expects to use Endeavour for the STS-134 mission, and the last shuttle to fly for the last mission of the Space Shuttle Program. This model is true to 1/400 scale. It is constructed of high-quality diecast and is highly collectible. Includes stand to display "in flight" or leave it on its landing gear.

DRAGON 56215 (In Stock) - 1/400 Scale
Apollo 13 Saturn V Rocket - 40th Anniversary - Price = $32.95

Apollo 13 was to be the third Apollo mission to land on the Moon on April 11 1970, but the mission was aborted after rupture of service module oxygen tank. However, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17th. It was classified as a "successful failure" because of the experience gained in rescuing the crew. Dragon is launching the 1/400 Apollo 13 Anniversary item to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic significance. A perfect addition to your space collection. A celebration of human ingenuity and the bravery of the men who survived this mission.

Friday, July 9, 2010

NEW Aviation Models from CORGI

Corgi's summer releases include these 1/72 scale airplanes ready for display for the aviation and military enthusiast. These are the finest quality die-cast aircraft, carefully researched and crafted with meticulous attention to detail. These models have just arrived and are ready to ship. These are just a few so be sure to go to to see more of our summer arrivals!
Corgi - AA35412 - Price = $44.95Sepecat Jaguar GR3A - XX738, RAF 6 Sqn, Coningsby, 2007. 6 Squadron of the RAF holds the distinction of being the longest cont- inuously serving Squadron anywhere in the world. Formed on 31st January 1914, 6 Squadron remained operational continuously until 2007, when it disbanded as the last Jaguar Squadron. The model depicted, XX738 represents one of the Squadron’s aircraft as they were typically seen in their final days flying out of RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
Corgi - AA38403 - Price = $59.95
Blenheim MkIF - K7159, 54 OTU RAF, Summer 1941 - Bristol Blenheim K7159 was originally built in 1936 as one of the first MkI bombers to come off the production line. It was then converted to fighter standard in late 1938 and equipped with AI (Airborne Interception) night fighting radar during the latter part of 1939.This example is shown in the scheme and markings worn while serving with No. 54 OTU (Operational Training Unit) at Church Fenton, Yorkshire in 1941 after its withdrawal from front-line RAF service. Features include additional photo-etched aerials and rotating turret gun.

Corgi - AA38504 - Price = $44.95
Messerschmitt BF110G-4/R6 Nightfighter, RAF Museum, Hendon, London - Believed to have been built in 1944, BF110G-4/R6, Wk Nr 730301, was specifically produced as a night fighter and fitted with the FuG220b Liechtenstein SN-32 radar. The aircraft, coded D5+RL, was serving with 1/NJG3 in the night defence of Denmark and Northern Germany when it was surrendered to the allies at Grove airfield in Denmark in May 1945. In August 1973 it was moved to RAF St Athan, South Wales where volunteers completely stripped, restored and repainted the aircraft in a blue/grey scheme with its original codes D5+RL. In 1978 it was transported to the new Battle of Britain Museum at Hendon (now the RAF Museum), where it has been displayed ever since. Model features photo-etched aerials.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New from Tonkin

Here are just a few highlights of some Tonkin trucks that just hit our warehouse:

TONKIN - 09015408 - 1/53      Price = $49.95
Peterbilt 386 in Candy Apple Red - Cab Only

TONKIN - 100007 - 1/53      Price = $74.95
Marten Transport Peterbilt 386 with 63" Standup Sleeper and Refridgerated Van

TONKIN - 100012 - 1/53      Price = $79.99
Skagit Transportation International 9400 with Sleeper and 3-axle GDC Van with Freight Wing

TONKIN - 11072 - 1/53      Price = $74.95
Schneider National Freightliner Cascadia with Mid Roof Sleeper in Black with Orange Graphics with Rackley Lowboy

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Items from Dragon Armor!

New Dragon Armor items have arrived here at This line features static pre-assembled, pre-painted models made of both diecast and plastic. Each item is fully detailed and historically accurate. Here are a few.

The Sherman tank saw widespread Allied use in WWII, but its original 75mm gun was inadequate for taking on heavily armored German tanks like the Panther and Tiger. With remarkable foresight the British decided to fit a 17pdr antitank gun, able to penetrate a Tiger I’s frontal armor at 1000m, to the Sherman. Thus the Firefly was born, with approximately 2200 eventually produced. Most Fireflies were adapted from the M4A4 and were known as the Firefly VC (“C” denoting the 17pdr gun), while a smaller number were converted from the older M4 and were called Firefly IC. This is Dragon's first ever Firefly Ic. Based on the Sherman I (M4). This is sure to be popular and very collectible. This model is true to 1/72 scale and is painted in a standard green camouflage scheme, the tank is finished in the markings of a Polish Firefly from the 2nd Squadron, 1st Krechowiecki Lancers, 2nd Armoured Brigade, of the 2nd “Warsaw” Armored Division. Item# 60367, $17.95

Initially designed as a support weapon, the StuG III interestingly turned out to be the most widely produced German armored fighting vehicle of WWII! Cheaper than the Panzer III tank it was based upon, a total of 10,619 StuG IIIs of all types were eventually produced. The StuG III had accounted for an impressive 20,000 destroyed enemy tanks by the spring of 1944 alone. The most common variant was the Ausf. G, which also happens to be the subject of a new release from Dragon Armor. Item no. 60312 represents an Early Production Ausf. G of the “Totenkopf” (the name translates as “death’s head” or “skull”) Panzer Division. The model is expertly assembled, and is replete with the type of amazing detail found on Dragon’s acclaimed plastic kits. This fully finished model is painted in a most dramatic winter-whitewash scheme, which only adds to its impact. The upper hull still wears a reasonably fresh coat of white paint, while the lower hull shows traces of its original sand-yellow base coat. This vehicle is a real combat veteran, as evidenced by the “kill marks” on each side of the superstructure. Manned by an experienced crew, this StuG III has accounted for more than its fair share of enemy tanks. This new miniature vehicle is filled with character - and color – and would be an asset in any collection. Item# 60312, $17.95

The Jagdpanzer, with its low profile and powerful 75mm gun, was an ideal German anti-tank weapon to be used against the Allies and Russians as they pressed in on the Fatherland. The Late Production model, because of the heavier gun, was nose heavy, and so the front wheels had steel rims rather than rubber, as the rubber wore out too rapidly. The Jagdpanzer IV was sometimes given the nickname of “Guderian’s Chicken”, and muzzle brakes were quickly deleted because with the gun barrel being so close to the ground, great amounts of dust were kicked up upon firing. This is the first Jagdpanzer IV by Dragon! This model depicts a vehicle fighting in 1945 in the defense of Germany, with a very realistic two-tone camouflage paint scheme that is also authentically weathered. Also included are other appropriate late production features such as the correct return rollers and the modified rear exhaust system. Features include historically accurate and weathered 2-tone camouflage paint, detailed and weathered track links, and includes a display case. Item #60232, $13.95

Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July SALE!

In celebration of our nation's Independence Day, we have put nearly 200 items on SALE for you to take advantage of this holiday weekend. Also, for orders of $100 or more we are offering FREE shipping!

Items on sale: Trucks, Farm Toys, Cars, Construction, Military, Airplanes

Brands on sale: ERTL, Spec-Cast, Norscot, Model Power, New-Ray, Tonkin, First Gear, Motorart

We hope you enjoy your weekend!

*FREE Shipping applies to in-stock orders of $100 or more shipped within the continental United States.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Arrivals From NZG

Arriving July 30th
Item: #762
Scale: 1/50
Retail Price: $227.95
Komatsu PC2000-8 Shovel

The Komatsu PC2000-8 Shovel is a heavy tracked excavator designed to move large rock. The bucket capacity is just over fourteen cubic yards, and the machine stands over two stories tall. It is equipped with the new Komatsu SAA12V140E engine that features clean, fuel efficient, and powerful performance. The design uses new technology to reduce environmental noise and to provide low repair and maintenance cost. This model is constructed of diecast metal construction with a few plastic parts and features authentic movement of the boom and bucket as well as the articulating cab, and metal tracks.

Arriving July 30th
Item: #781
Scale: 1/50
Retail Price: $210.95
Hitachi Zaxis ZX1000K-3 2PB

Arriving July 30th
Item: #782
Scale: 1/50
Retail Price: $227.95
Hitachi Zaxis ZX1000K-3 40m-HL

Demolition work involves a lot of falling dust, metal and concrete. These excavators are built with a number of special features to protect both the operator and the machine itself. These features include head guards and front guards to protect the cabin from falling debris, and undercarriage guards to prevent metal from getting caught in the crawler. Both the Hitachi Zaxis ZX1000K-3 2PB and the Hitachi Zaxis ZX1000K-3 40m-HL provide demolition from a safe distance. These models replicate these powerful machines down to the authentic working movements, the ladders and railings, a full compliment of mirrors, lights and wipers, and the Hitachi Zaxis color scheme and logos.

NZG features models of heavy construction equipment and heavy transport equipment primarily in 1:50 scale. NZG is synonymous with quality; their models are well built and finely detailed. You can find these models at available for pre-order. Be sure to check out the rest of the summer arrivals as well.