Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
This twelve-car set comes in a non-returnable factory-sealed case.
|1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom|
with Work Light Shop Tool
|2010 Ford Shelby GT500 |
with Car Jack Shop Tool
|2010 Dodge Challenger R/T |
with Work Bench Shop Tool
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
- Opening doors and hood
- A detailed engine and interior
- Functional steering
- Functional suspension
- Rubber tires
- And, of course, an Authentic OEM paint scheme.
Monday, April 18, 2011
What do you think? Is collecting about searching for new pieces? Is it about having and admiring the collection? Maybe about showing it off to your friends and family? Do you think the conveniences of the internet have made collecting an overall better experience, or has the experience been hurt by it? Just thinking out loud here...
Friday, April 15, 2011
For most, driving in inclement weather is at best a hassle and at worst a deadly challenge. However, for the men and women who brave the 417-mile-long Dempster Highway and the Mackenzie River Ice Road, dangerous conditions are simply a reality of the workplace. The History Channel has been documenting the dangers of these icy roads and their riders through five seasons of the television series “Ice Road Truckers” and Norscot has captured the danger and exhilaration of the show in 4 beautiful murals.
We at 3000toys.com are excited to announce the newest release of four new 1/87 trucks from Norscot that will feature murals based on the television series and will of course be in line with Norscot’s commitment to quality and style. These trucks will be packaged as a 12-piece assortment and are graded for ages 8 and up and will feature:
- A 389 Tandem Axle Sleeper Tractor 53’ Utility Trailer Dry Cargo Van
- Zinc Chassis with Molded Plastic Top, Sides, and Ends
- Detachable Trailer
- Opening Rear Trailer Doors with Interior Detail
- Custom Packaging
- 4 Custom Murals on the Sides of the Trailers
- Truck Colors of Black, Dark Blue, Red, and White that will complement the corresponding mural.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
#9 is the Wings of Texaco #18, which came out late last year. Manufactured by Round 2, this highly detailed 1/43 scale Lockheed Sirius 8A airplane comes in full-color decoration and includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a display stand. It's item #5907-01. The price is $39.95.
#8 is the Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer. Cat pipelayers have been the standard of the worldwide pipelining industry for decades. The 587T is the flagship of the line, having a 202,000-pound lift capacity. The 1/50 scale model features realistic metal tracks; authentic detailing on exterior, engine, and machine controls; moveable boom and counterweight; and interior cab detail. This model, item #55272, is $74.95. You can read more about this item in the blog piece I wrote in February.
#7 is the Caterpillar 374D Hydraulic Excavator by Norscot in 1/50 scale. This great model features metal tracks; moveable boom, stick, and bucket; 360 degree rotation on chassis; realistic hoses and grab rails; and clear windows with interior detail. We should be receiving this in July or August. It's item #55274, which goes for $107.95.
Spec-Cast takes #5 with their International TD-24 Forestry Crawler/Dozer, which comes with Karry Arch, ROPS, and Blade. It's item ZJD-1532, selling for $119.90.
Also by Norscot, #3 in this list is the Caterpillar 772 Off-Highway Truck. The real thing is the fastest Cat off-highway truck, with a top loaded speed of 49.5 mph! Features of the 1/87 scale model include front wheel steering, a truck bed that raises and lowers, authentic tire tread design, and interior cab detail. This is item #55261; sells for $29.95.
#2 is Norscot's UPS P80 Delivery Truck in 1/87 scale. Features on this beauty include authentic UPS color and decoration; rolling, steerable wheels with actual tire tread design; realistic roll-up back door; interior shelf detail in the rear of the truck; and clear windows that reveal detail on the cabin interior. While this is currently out of stock, we are expecting more to arrive later this month. It's item #58008 and goes for $19.95.
And there you have it! The top 10 most popular item of 2011 (so far!). What do you think? Totally Agree? Disappointed? Do you have your own top 10 that you want to share? (Or top 5, top 2, whatever!) We'd love to hear from you!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
- Opening driver and passengers doors
- Air ride seats
- Functioning suspension
- Pivoting pull bar
- Pivoting hood
- Locking fifth wheel
- Sliding fifth wheel