Friday, April 8, 2011

Top 10 Hottest Items

I can’t believe we're already a quarter of the way into 2011, but since we are, I want to show you this year's top picks so far! 

It's no surprise that Norscot is seen up and down this list!  #10 in our list of top 10 items so far this year is Norscot's Caterpillar CT660 Dump Truck, featured on our blog last week.  This is item #55502, 1/50 scale, and it sells for $61.95.  Due to arrive in June, we haven't even received this model yet and it's already on the top 10 list!

 #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.

Also by Norscot, #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.

Norscot is also the manufactuer of #6 in our countdown.  This 1/50 scale beauty is the Kenworth W900 Daycab with a Trail-King Tri-Axle Lowboy Trailer.  Item #62102 costs just $39.95!

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.

The Caterpillar 320D L Hydraulic Excavator, one of the most popular Cat excavators ever produced, comes in at #4 in our list.  This is also a child of the ever-popular Norscot.  This model stands out with its moveable boom, rotating chassis, and authentic track design and interior detail.  This model is also 1/87 scale, item #55262.  Get yours for just $23.95!  We're restocking this month!


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 finally, coming in at #1 we have the John Deere 4WD Tractor Keychain by Ertl.  Just 3 inches long, this little guy can go with you anywhere that you go.  It's item #15950 and sells for just $2.99.

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!


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