Friday, July 31, 2009


It is Christmas in August here at 3000toys! The elves are pulling out some of NORSCOT'S most popular items and slashing prices up to 55% off! You really don't want to miss out on this- stock up on Christmas presents for your loved ones....or yourself! These prices are good WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so get in there quickly! You won't be sorry!

Check these items out:

#55199- Was $67.95, Now $33.95

#55203- Was $44.95, Now $22.50

#55194- Was $41.95, Now $21.50

#55196- Was $41.95, Now $21.00


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A bit of humor

It's humpday and today is my Friday, so I thought I'd share some funny images to put a smile on your face.

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Construction from Motorart!

In our office, we see a lot of different models every day. Though we like all of them, sometimes we have a piece come in that everyone is dying to see. This Dynapac CC424 Asphalt Roller with Cabin from Motorart is a perfect example. As soon as the pictures hit our inbox, the staff here couldn't wait to get it in! We're sure that's how you'll feel about this cool 1/35 scale model too- don't miss out; get your order in today!

The new Volvo Articulated hauler A40E Dump Truck with Full Suspension is another great construction piece. In 1/50 scale, this is a vital model for any construction or diecast enthusiast. Motorart is really working to beat the competition this summer!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Military enthusiasts- take a look!

"Karl Hellebaut" - Wallonien Brigade Officer, 5.Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade "Wallonien", Eastern Front 1944- this fine fellow would look excellent in your WWII displays- maybe standing next to one of our new tanks from Dragon?
54cm Morser "Loki" Running Mode comes full assembled and highly detailed. It even comes with a protective display case of its own! Military buffs will love this item!

For WWII enthusiasts, this tank is a must-own. The Armor Panzer IV Ausf.G 1."LAH" 1943 is incredibly detailed and historically accurate. This item just arrived and is sure to go fast- get your order in now!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Christmas in July

We like to reward our blog readers. Not only with breaking news and insightful reviews, but with some extra savings from time to time. Our "Christmas in July" promo is in effect through this weekend (July 26). If you've been waiting to buy something that is currently in stock, now is your chance to save up to $10.00.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Towhauls arriving in just a few days!

This Caterpillar 784C Tractor with Towhaul trailer has been a very popular item for us, and they haven't even arrived yet! We may receive them as soon as Friday. If you need a reminder, here are the features of this model:

Clear windows, interior cabin detail

Gooseneck disconnects from lowboy

Tires with authentic tread

Hinged movement

Moveable rear wheel front fender on lowboy

Grab bar and handrail detail

Operating Hydraulic Cylinders

Towhaul designs and manufactures custom trailers and is the original manufacturer of off-road lowboys for the open mining industry.

As always, click the image for details and to place your order.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunstar is revving up!

Sunstar is known for their beautiful nostalgic replicas, and this 1952 Nash Ambassador Super Airflyte is no exception. In rare Meadow Green and Silver, this edition is available now.

The Citroen DS19 convertible in summer grey is part of Sunstar's Platinum Collection. The interior detailing can't be matched! This is truly an unusual diecast piece, and one that you won't want to miss out on.

The 1951 Kaiser Henry J with Trunk in Caribbean Coral Metallic is a beautiful 1/18 model with a paint finish that dazzles the eye. This is truly a showcase item for any collection.

Friday, July 17, 2009

1st Shot Replicas

M2Machines has announced their first and second release in the 1st Shot Replicas line. These are like the Auto-thentics that we already love, but with a raw unpainted finish. Each one is signed by a factory worker, adding a unique quality that collectors will love! These are extremely limited, with just over 900 produced for each release. We will have the first release in a matter of days, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. The second will arrive next month and features a 1969 Dodge Charger. You can look for each release about every two months. These will not be found in stores and will be gone fast, so get your pre-order in soon!

***Update*** I was just handed the very first of these that we received, and was so excited that I whipped out my camera phone and snapped a photo. This is an example of the signature on the top of the car:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Maisto heats up

Maisto has just brought out their the 1955 Buick Century Pro Rodz edition in Red/White or Orange for summer! Bringing back the hot-rod era in full force, these beauties will liven up your collection and add a little history. Each is a highly detailed model of a classic pro touring hot rod! These are in stock now, so don't miss out!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Limited Edition Trucks - The Greatest Show on Earth

SpecCast is a new licensee for the iconic brand Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey ® The Greatest Show On Earth ™ for die-cast vehicles and tractor-trailers. SpecCast plans to introduce both nostalgic and modern images and graphics portrayed on die-cast vehicles and tractor-trailers.

The first model to be introduced is a die-cast 1:64 Transporter, featuring a Kenworth T660 cab and dropdeck transport trailer. This colorful rig is decked out in contemporary colors and logos fitting for “The Greatest Show on Earth ™ “

These are in stock now, and quantities are limited!

Friday, July 10, 2009


From the TWH News release on July 7th:

TWH Collectibles announced today the debut of the 1:50 scale Grove® GMK5095/GMK5115 and GMK 4100L/GMK4115L scale models. These all terrain mobile hydraulic cranes succeed a host of other Grove models including 3 and 5-axle GMK’s, a rough terrain RT540E and the industrial crane YB5515.

The first production of these models will feature the industry recognized Grove yellow, red/white and company liveries such as Gebr. Markewitsch, Wiesbauer & Co. KG, MSG Krandienst, Schuch & Theis and Baeumer.

“These all terrain models are the newest in the popular range of Manitowoc Model Shop replicas. Other models include vintage and current Manitowoc crawler cranes, National Crane boom trucks, and Potain® tower cranes,” said Cortney Krueger, Marketing Communications Manager with TWH Collectibles. “As with all Manitowoc models, collectors and industry professionals can expect high quality, unsurpassed detail,and superior accuracy.”

Functions and features of the Grove GMK models include functioning and expandable outriggers, steerable axles, multi-section extendable and pivoting boom, functional lattice jib, rotating car body, accurate decal package, chrome muffler stack and replicated checker plate decking.

The newest GMK models, which feature an MSRP ranging from $250-$295US, and will be packaged in a custom-designed Manitowoc box which includes a reduced size product guide.

Pictured is the Grove GMK4100L in Grove Yellow, many other colors are available.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Fun!

Want a great way to get your children outside this summer? ERTL has just released the Magnum 305 Gold Signature Pedal Tractor for their summer fun! Safe for ages 3 and up, the great detail and structure will make your kids feel like they're driving the real thing. This is a limited edition, so order now!

Monday, July 6, 2009

More Strikers

We have received the announcement of 2 brand new strikers from TWH. These are available for pre-order now, for delivery in August! All of the strikers just keep rolling off our shelves so make sure you're the first to get your hands on these new ones!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Texaco planes have been announced!

We always have high expectations for each year's Texaco release, and wait in hopeful anticipation for their announcement. It's fun to see what they've decided to do next. We've just received information about the 2009 release, and it's attractive as ever! It's a Lockheed 12a Electra Jr. It was used as an eight-seat, six passenger all-metal transport designed for use by smaller airlines and private owners. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, this plane outsold the competing plane 2-1, although only 130 were ever built. This was also the plane in the movie Casablanca. (Information is from Wikipedia. Read more here.)

These always come in a regular edition as well as a special brushed metal edition. You may purchase them individually, or preorder the set for free shipping. They feature a die-cast, locking coin bank with a key. Due to be released in November, they are available for preorder now on our website!