Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SYSCO Alaska

We've been offered an opportunity to add the SYSCO Alaska truck by DCP to our inventory here at 3000toys. The SYSCO trucks have always been popular for us. It's so fun for me to be driving down the road with my family and suddenly say "hey, we have that truck!" Although I see lots of SYSCO trucks everywhere, I don't think I've seen a SYSCO Alaska one (obviously, since we're far from the "land of the midnight sun"). Someday I'm going to convince my husband that we need to move to Alaska. Any comments that might help me in this endevour will be used repeatedly.

This Freightliner Columbia, equipped with a unique looking Bull Bar, with SYSCO graphics comes with chromed double pup trailers, which is always a treat for me. We just received it last week, so they are ready to ship today. These will go fast because of a show an Discovery called "Ice Road Truckers," so be sure to get your hands on this limited item before it's gone!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Brand New Norscot models arriving any day now!

Norscot is one of the most exciting lines for me. The models are always so well done - really the best in their field. Keep your eyes out for items that we are having done exclusively for us. I'll fill you in on those more later.

In our next shipment, to arrive any day now, we will be receiving a single, astonishing item that is new us.

Here we have a Caterpillar Kenworth W900 Tri-Axle Day Cab with Trail King Lowboy Trailer and 950H Wheel Loader. This is one very beautiful truck. Now, lets say you love the truck, but maybe you already have the construction piece that it's hauling. Or maybe you like the whole thing, but would prefer to load the truck with a piece you already have in you collection. Well, there's good new for you. One of the exclusive items we are doing is this very same truck, without the load, to arrive in November! Aren't you amazed?

We are planning on bringing in several new items September first, so keep checking back! I'm so excited.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Owner Operator Trucks

New Owner Operator designs PLUS new Knight, Swift, Marten, and Western Distributors are all on 3000toys now! All are in 1/87 scale, and some feature Tonkin’s NEW Peterbilt 389 model!

I am always excited to see new owner-operator truck announced. They are so popular, having no graphics, because it leaves room to customize with your own graphics at home, and they're great for those hard working people who do own their own rig. These are all available in 1/87 scale, perfect for HO collectors or maybe even featured in a train layout! Listed below are just a few examples of the latest releases:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mattel Ferrari Merchandise for 2008

Now on www.3000toys.com is the 2008 Ferrari lineup.

These 1/18 models will once again be featured in original packaging and paint schemes, no more 60th anniversary logos like last year's lineup.

Please submit your order quickly, as production will be limited for each car. The first of the models are expected to start arriving this month, and new releases will ship intermittently thru November as they arrive.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

GreenLight Continues to Delight

It is really encouraging to see a younger company that continues to pump out great products that collectors really get excited about! GreenLight has several new products coming out this month. Be sure to get yours reserved.

Arriving Very SOON:

1/64 Muscle Car Garage - Series 7 Stock and Custom
12650-CASE & 12650-MASTER

ALSO, these new items on the site now and ready for pre-orders:

Muscle Car Garage – Up In Flames
This series will be an annual release that is only released once per year. Coming in October.

MCG Holiday
The name says it all with this one. This release of Muscle Car Garage will be a six car set that will be arriving in October and will be decorated with a special holiday theme.

County Roads
This new series will be here in September and will mark GreenLight’s first truck casting to date. Coming in September.

Ryan Hunter Reay – Indy 500 “Rookie of the Year” Car
This car will only be produced in 1:18 scale and will commemorate Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Rookie of the Year showing at this years running of the Indianapolis 500. Coming in October.

Monday, July 7, 2008

RC2 Spends $163 Million for Children's Book Publishing Co.

RC2 Acquires Children's Publishing Division of Publications International, Limited for $163 million in cash.

This year brought the conclusion of RC2's production of both American Muscle cars as well as AMT plastic model kits. In late June, RC2 continued to move in the direction of the infant/toddler/pre-school market when they signed a deal to purchase a children's book publisher. [article]

Saturday, July 5, 2008

NORSCOT CAT Kenworth Arriving this Month!

NORSCOT 55208 CAT Kenworth Arriving in July

The CAT Kenworth W900 Tri-Axle Day Cab with Trail King Lowboy Trailer Hauling a 950H Wheel Loader is a fantastic combo that you need to be sure you have on pre-order. The CAT logo on the door of the truck makes this the perfect truck to haul the impressive Caterpillar Wheel Loader.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Speedracer 1/64 Set

Speedracer has been one of this year’s anticipated movies, and has gained popularity with people of all ages. The reviews have varied from excellent to horrible, but I think the movie accomplished was it was meant for. Having watched the cartoon while growing up, I didn’t expect a whole lot from the movie. Just pretty lights and some racing cars. Good enough for me.

Now, all the [important] vehicles from the movie are now featured in a 1/64 set by Johnny Lightning. These little guys are so cute! There are even little accessories to go with the cars.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

ERTL & BRUDER Hook Up for Summer Fun!

ERTL Big Farm Tractors + Bruder Implements = great summer fun!
Kids are outside for the summer, and we have a great combination to offer them! The New Big Farm tractor series in 1/16 scale by ERTL comes complete with lights and sound play-action. They are perfect for indoor and outdoor play. Combine a new ERTL Big Farm tractor with a German-made BRUDER trailer or implement and you have the perfect combination for summer fun.
Due to ERTL replicating Bruder's hitch design, there is a wide variety of trailers and implements that can be paired with the Big Farm tractors.
With dump wagons, hay bale trailers, discs, timber trailers, barrel trailers with spread tubes, and more - Bruder has it all. Bruder is made of High Impact plastic and offers readily available replacement parts!
Here are some great combo ideas:

ERTL 35633 JD 7430 Big Farm Tractor
BRUDER 02210 Green Dump Wagon
BRUDER 02020 Barrel Trailer with Spread Tubes

ERTL 35631 Case IH Puma 210 Big Farm Tractor with Duals
BRUDER 02217 KuhnDisc Harrow Discover XL
ERTL 35635 New Holland T7050 Big Farm Tractor with Loader
BRUDER 02250 Lemken Vari-Titan semi-mounted reversible plow