Monday, January 31, 2011
Keep sending in pictures of your collections to email@example.com! If you want, you may also include the story of how you got into collecting, how you acquired your collection, etc.
A big thank you to Jason for sending in pictures of his great collection!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Dodge Challenger R/T Classic - 1/18 Scale - Price = $76.99
Dodge Challenger SRT 8 - 1/18 Scale - Price = $76.99
Click here to see all our 1/18 scale cars.
Click here to learn more about die-cast scales.
Monday, January 24, 2011
The collection includes hand-painted station houses, bridges, barges, carousels, Ferris wheels, and hundreds of figurines in 19th century garb and Prussian army uniforms. Some of the train stations are outfitted with working fountains and clocks, and many are replicas of the actual buildings in Europe.
Now the entire collection is up for auction as a single lot. When asked why he's selling it now, Greene answered, "I collected everything I could collect. The fun is in the search. I want to sell it, so that I have a clean basement. After this, I will collect something else."
Noel Barrett, an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow and president of Noel Barrett Antiques & Auctions, believes that $40-$50 million is a safe estimate for the collection.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
From varying agricultural manufacturers, any of these pieces would make a great addition to a farm toy collection, a valuable starting piece, or a priceless gift for a friend or family member.
Again, we only have one of each of these in stock, so get them before they're gone!
Click on an item number or picture for more info or to order.
John Deere 8200 Wf Tractor
Item #5840 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $59.00
John Deere Model B on rubber tires, square hood
Item #5904 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $49.00
Case IH 5140 Maxxum FWA Tractor with cab
Item #696 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $59.00
Also available; not pictured:
Deutz-Allis 6240 Tractor - Special Edition - Shelf Worn Box
Item #1269 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $49.00
Ford 8N Tractor with Flare Box Wagon - Original version from the 1980s, Made in the USA.
Item #309 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $39.00
Farmall Model H Tractor - Shelf Model - Shelf Worn Box
Item #414 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $39.00
International 7488 2+2 - Circa 1985 - Box is an 8/10
Item #467 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $159.00
International 5088 Tractor with cab
Item #468 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $59.00
John Deere 6000/7000 Demonstrator Tractor Kit - Box is well worn
Item #5739 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $49.00
Ford NAA Golden Jubilee Tractor - Box is yellowed from age - circa 1986
Item #803 - 1/16 Scale - Price = $39.00
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Several price increases already went into effect at the beginning of January,and several more will take place starting February 1st. These will include New-Ray, Norscot, Woodland Scenics, NZG, M2Machines, Unique Replicas, Maisto, Bruder, and Universal Hobbies.
Monday last week was the first day of the annual Hong Kong Toy Fair, and attendance was perceived to be down and prices to be up. Richard Gottlieb, president of a New York-based business development firm, wrote from the HK show this week, saying the typical toy industry price increases were "coming in at anywhere from 5% to 25%, with a mode of 15%." He went on to explain that these increases were to be expected, due to the inflation stats (November alone was 5.1%!). Experts are expecting an additional 5 to 6% in 2011.
Link: Hong Kong 2011; fewer people and higher prices
Monday, January 17, 2011
Whether it's Caterpillar construction equipment or semi trucks, Allis Chalmers tractors or tanks, or maybe something entirely unique, we'd love to hear about it.
We're asking you to send in pictures of your collection, maybe a picture of your train layout, you with your planes, or even your son or grandson with his collection of boy toys.
You can send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, and your picture may be featured on our blog!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This week we received the first two of the many new releases coming this year!
Item #51105YZ-SET - 1/24 Scale - Price = $27.95
Assortment set includes 2 each of the following: 1987 Ford Mustang - Beat The Heat; 1972 Chevy Vega - Warren Johnston; 1987 Buick Grand National - Black with Flames; and 2009 Dodge Challenger - Mopar
Assortment is subject to change without notice and will likely include duplicates.
Item #51581E-CASE - 1/64 Scale - Price = $32.95
You can click here to view all future releases scheduled for 2011.
Monday, January 10, 2011
KKW Trucking - International ProStar with 53' Dry Van Trailer
Frozen Food Express - International ProStar with 53' Dry Van Trailer
Schneider National - Freightliner Cascadia with 53' Dry Van Trailer
Walmart - Freightliner Cascadia with 53' Dry Van Trailer
Knight Transportation - International ProStar with 53' Dry Van Trailer
Friday, January 7, 2011
Trans Am Racing Diorama - Bill Maier #22 1968 Ford Mustang and Sam Posey #77 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
Ford Racing AV Mustangs Diorama - 2009 Ford Mustang AV8R and 2010 Ford Mustang AV-X10 "Dearborn Doll"
Apollo 13 Diorama - 1965 Shelby GT-350, 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 427
Animal House Diorama - 1959 Chevy Corvette and 3 Characters
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Premier quality at great prices. Johnny Lightning is the collector's choice offering more replica models, great themes, monthly releases and innovative chase programs. With 100% diecast metal bodies, low price and 1% White Lightning chase cars, these are some of the most sought after 1:64 scale collections available. Be sure to look for Lightning Strike chase cars as well!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Bburago #22096R - 1/24 Scale - Price = $7.95 Was $11.95
Volvo A40D Dump Truck in SPECIAL BLUE
- Hi-Tech Line -
Motorart #13351 - 1/87 Scale - Price = $16.95 Was $28.95
Owner Operator - Peterbilt 379 Day Cab with Ag doubles with Tarp Load
- PRECISION SERIES -
Tonkin #7027 - 1/53 Scale - Price = $49.95 Was $74.95