Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Fall Releases from Classic Metal Works

Classic Metal Works is known for Classic American vehicles in HO and N scale. Their Mini Metal Collection features factory paint schemes and full interiors. Each vehicle contains a metal body and plastic parts as well as moving wheels.

Listed below are just a few of the new releases coming this fall.

30421 - 1/87 Scale - Excelsior Leasing/Pennsylvania Railroad - 1960 Ford F-100 1/2 Ton Pickup

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Transformation of the Batmobile throughout History

Christopher Nolan's recent take on the Dark Knight, along with the highly-anticipated re-visioning of this iconic vigilante in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (to be released next year), has brought Batman to the front of our minds and made him a pop culture star once again. Today, we want to share with you how Batman became who he is today by showing you how he gets from place-to-place: the evolution of the Batmobile.

Eaglemoss - EM-BM012
Includes Display Case
The first "Batmobile" appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, but was just a regular car with no special features. The first "Batmobile" with special features appeared in Detective Comics #48 in 1941. 

Eaglemoss - Em-BM009
Includes Display Case

The term "Batmobile" was not applied to Batman's automobile until issue # 48 of Detective Comics in February 1941; the Batcycle, Batboat, and Robin's Redbird soon followed.

As you'll be able to see below, the Batmobile has made many transformations throughout its appearances in TV Shows and Movies.

PolarLights - 824 - Snap Kit
Includes Batman & Robin Figures
1966 - 1968 Batman

In1966, the Batmobile was customized from the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car.

Mattel - X5494
Elite Cult Classic Collection

1989 Batman
The 1989 Batmobile was like none before. Its nose features a large jet turbine intake, and cold air intakes for the afterburner were mounted ahead of the rear fenders.

Eaglemoss - EM-BM008
Includes Display Case

1992 Batman: The Animated Series
“The Batman,” Batmobile was designed with square lines, long fins, and a blunt nose with a slatted grill. 

Eaglemoss - EM-BM004
Includes Display Case

1995 Batman Forever
“Batman Forever” Batmobile was designed so that it looked like it had actual ribs and wings and to accentuate the lines the engine panels, wheels, and undercarriage were indirectly lit.

Eaglemoss - EM-BM016
Includes Display Case

1997 Batman & Robin
The inspiration for this Batmobile came from older racing roadsters like the Jaguar D-Type and Delahaye 165. 

Eaglemoss - EM-BM003
Includes Display Case
2005 Batman Begins
Primary focus of this Batmobile is to make it as real as possible. It was 9 feet wide and 15 feet long and weighed about 2.5 tons, but still capable of going 0-60 mph in under six seconds.

                                    2008 Dark Knight
Mattel - X5496
Elite Cult Classic Collection
The Batmobile from “Batman Begins,” returns in this movie with a few features that were not seen in Batman Begins. It featured single-seat escape vehicle for Batman called the "Bat-Pod." The Bat-Pod is an open motorcycle-like vehicle formed by the front wheels and suspension of the car.

Keep your eyes open for the future changes in the Batmobile, because you never know what it will look like or what the features will be.

Visit to pick up your Batmobile replicas. While you're there, check out the Pop Culture Collections from Mattel, other great model kits from  Polar Lights, and Star Trek and Dr. Who replicas from Eaglemoss!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sizzling Summer Sale – check out these items!

Be sure you stop by to check out these hot deals and MORE during the Sizzlin' Summer Sale.

The models pictured above are all 20% off, but there are many more savings available with great brands like ERTL, Tonkin Replicas, SpecCast, and Maisto through Friday!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Releases are on the Way from Wiking

Wiking is a leader in 1/87 scale plastic models. They're always coming out with new products to bring more character and realism to your diorama, and this week is no different. The beautifully crafted new releases below are sure to please. 

#001813 - 1/87 scale
September / October Arival
Maersk & Hapag Lloyd - 40' Containers
Take a look at this pair of 40-foot freight containers. Whether you're building a miniature shipyard, rail yard, or construction site, these containers are the extra scenic detail you need to bring your layout to life.
#082004 - 1/87 scale
September / October Arrival
1949 Ford Taunus G73A with Camper Trailer

How about a trip to the country in this 1949 Ford Taunus G73A? With the camper in tow, your tiny plastic family can make a weekend of it.

#020547 - 1/87 scale
August / September Arrival
1964 Ford Mustang Cabrio Convertible in Turquoise Green Metallic 

Who doesn't like a Mustang - and a convertible one at that!? This 1964 Ford Mustang Cabrio Convertible will make any gas station or highway layout pop. With accurate Ford graphics and detailing, you might want to take a ride in it yourself!

There are well over a dozen other brand new Wiking releases available for pre-order at So do yourself a favor and go check them out. While you're at it, take a look at some of our other great 1/87 scale models from Norscot, Tonkin, Kibri, Herpa, HWP, and Woodland Scenics.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Fall Release from CCM

Caterpillar built the 660 scraper at 55 tons and nearly 60 feet long back in 1960. Although this machine is a very capable earth mover and a contractor's favorite, it is no long in production. You can still find this dependable and durable machine on many job sites today.

This fall CCM is releasing a replica of Caterpillar's 660 large capacity three-axle scraper, and you can place your pre-order now for this awesome model!

This true to 1:48 scale model features:
accurate Caterpillar decoration,
hydraulic hoses,
rubber tires,
positionable bowl,
apron & ejector,
functioning goose neck,
accurately detailed spill guard,
and a detailed engine compartment.

Each replica includes its own individual serial number and a signed reproduction of the original sales brochure for the machine. Visit to pre-order CCM 660 model today!

Monday, July 20, 2015

GreenLight's Anniversary Collection

The Anniversary Collection from GreenLight celebrates the legacy of several iconic American car producers: Dodge, Ford, and Jeep.

The Dodge Brothers must have done something right back in 1913 to make Dodge last for over 100 years. Celebrate Dodge in this collection with the 1967 Coronet R/T and the 1970 Challenger R/T.

The Mustang has been an iconic muscle car for some time, and this handsome car turned 50 this year! Check out 
the 1968 Mustang GT and the 1993 Police Mustang, both of which are memorialized here in 1/64 scale!

Who could forget about the Jeep Wrangler? First produced in 1987, the Jeep Wrangler replaced the long-lived CJ series making it a "civilized" jeep. Over the past 70 years the look and features have changed, but the Jeep brand will always be recognized throughout the world and will, according to Jeep's website, "forever be tied to freedom, capability, and adventure."

Be sure you pick up your Anniversary Collection at Remember you can also purchase this set in a case and have a chance at finding a Green Machine, which only makes up 2% of the production run.

Friday, July 17, 2015

ERTL Toys is Turning 70!!!

The ERTL Company was founded in 1945 by Fred Ertl Sr. in Dubuque, Iowa with a vision to produce die-cast models of farm equipment. The ERTL brand has taken quite a few turns over the last 70 years including the production of AMT model kits and American Muscle cars. However, even with these forays into other markets, ERTL is still focused on its original vision of producing fine die-cast farm equipment models. This vision has rarely been more evident than in these 70th anniversary commemorative tractors.
#14951A - 1/16 Scale
International Hydro 70 Tractor - ERTL 70th Anniversary Edition

The first of these 70th anniversary tractors is this beautifully replicated 
International Hydro 70. With 10 individual nose weights, a 3-point hitch, and a detailed engine, it not only makes ERTL proud, but also every collector who displays it. Only 2,500 pieces were produced, so be sure to grab yours before they're gone!
#45525A - 1/16 Scale
John Deere Model 70 Tractor - ERTL 70th Anniversary Collector Edition           

The second tractor to get the anniversary treatment is the legendary 
John Deere Model 70. Steerable front wheels, a detailed engine, and accurate John Deere graphics bring this model to life. It will look great in your showcase!

Both of these 1/16 scale tractors have an ERTL 70th Anniversary badge painted on them. You only have one shot at turning 70, and ERTL is doing it right! These tractors won't last long, so get them before they're gone at

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Arrivals from NZG

When it comes to quality replicas, NZG has the models that you are looking for. From trucks to wheel loaders, they produce top-of-the-line reproductions of construction equipment and heavy haulers. Check out these two new Liebherr construction replicas we just received in.

 The 1/87 scale MobileHarbour Crane features realistic and moveable parts, such as a rotating chassis and adjustable outriggers. You can see more of the details compared to the real crane below.

(Rotatable carriage & chassis)                      (Adjustable and swiveling outrigger)

(Movable and arrestable boom with authentic moving pulleys and reeving system)

And you can’t have a building without concrete. That’s why NZG has the 1/50 scale Liebherr Truck Mounted Concrete Pump for your collection as well. NZG replicated the 43 R4 XXT with features such as an extendable arm, stabilizer legs, authentic Liebherr decoration, free-rolling wheels, and a detailed cab.

Click here to view these and more NZG products at

Monday, July 13, 2015

Two New Trucks from DCP!

DCP offers great-looking trucks with details such as:
diecast metal construction,
detailed cab interior,
opening hood revealing a detailed engine,
fully working suspension,
7-stop positionable front wheels,
authentic hub detailing,
and realistic tire tread.

Biddle Bros hauls grain, feed, and hay for their clients and is based in Elburn, IL with 3 trucks and 6 drivers. This new DCP model replicated their  KW W900, featuring a bowtie visor and Texas bumper. DCP also extended and painted the chassis and added custom fenders to match the Biddle Bros' truck. Even the  Wilson Grain Trailer has been imitated down to the cloth tarp and chromed hoppers (inside and out).

DCP replicated the International ProStar Day Cab with a Resin Tarp Cover for EnviroWaste, a recycling and waste management company based in New Zealand. Formed in 1995 from NDSL (Northern Disposal Systems Limited) and the Water Services Division of Fulton Hogan Limited, EnviroWaste has been serving New Zealand for 20 years! This DCP model features authentic EnviroWaste decoration, opening hood showing the detailed engine, a 4-axle trailer with opening doors, and realistic wipers, side mirrors, and lights.

Supply is limited - the EnviroWaste truck is already sold out at the manufacturer and our inventory is going quickly - so visit us at to get yours today!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Back in Stock from Sunstar!

Here are a couple of 1/18 scale classic cars that Sunstar has brought back.

First up, we have a 1961 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe in Roman Red with a red and white interior. With features like an opening hood with a detailed engine, opening doors with great interior details, and a working trunk, heads are sure to turn with this model on display.
This Impala even has steerable wheels and an authentically replicated suspension!

Up next, we have a 1960 Ford Thunderbird Open Convertible in Raven Black with a tan interior. This Thunderbird has a detailed interior and exterior with features like an opening hood, trunk, and doors. If Raven Black is not your color, this car is also available in Corinthian White with a red interior.

With over 500 1/18 scale models in stock or available for pre-order, has you covered.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Construction Equipment - Just Announced from Universal Hobbies

Check out these new excavators from Universal Hobbies!

Featuring a 360-degree rotation between the track frame and the machine base / operator’s cab, we first want to spotlight the Komatsu PC210LCi-10 tracked excavator. Other features include free-rolling metal tracks and a fully functioning boom, arm, and bucket.

This wheeled excavator is a Komatsu PW148-10. With a movable arm, tipping bucket, and a rotating cab with retractable stands, this replica has many display options that are sure to grab some attention on a shelf or in a 1/50 scale layout. Included are both a standard bucket and a ditching bucket.

Visit us at today to pre-order these incredible pieces. While you’re at it, check out some other great 1/50 scale excavators from Norscot, Tonkin, and NZG!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Don't Miss the Last Day for Free Shipping

Don't miss out on your last chance for Free Shipping this 4th of July.

Visit Today!

Just in from Mattel - Marvel Character Cars

Are you a fan of Marvel’s heroes and villains? Hot Wheels has just released a new character cars assortment you’re sure to love. This set features Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, War Machine, and Ultron.

What are you waiting for?
Visit today and get yours before they’re gone!