Friday, October 30, 2009

Big, Red, Powerful

Brand new to today are several new ERTL products that will surely please the farm toy collectors! These will make spectacular gifts during the holidays for a family member, or just a special gift for yourself.

First, a Case IH Magnum 190 Tractor, in 1/32 scale:

Next we have a Farmall 90 Tractor with Flex Wing Mower in 1/64 Scale:

And last we have an International Harvester (IH) 6388 Tractor 2+2 in 1/64 scale:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Q, have I ever let you down?

My goodness, it's been a very full month! There are so many new items on our site that it's hard to choose what to post about. And believe me, there will be more. But I think I'll go with the movie theme today. Bond, to be exact. We are terribly excited about these new 1/36 scale offerings from Corgi, which should be arriving next week:

Craig Era Set

Connery Era Set

Roger Morre Era Set

Pierce Brosnan Era Set

And the ever popular Aston Martin DBS

Corgi has always done an exceptional job with the Bond series, and the cars are so popular. These are great for just about anyone old enough to appreciate the 007 movies. These are available for pre-order NOW on Remember, Christmas is just 57 days away. Would someone in your family enjoy unwrapping these Christmas morning?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas is coming....

....and what is more classic than finding a train set under the Christmas tree?

Model Power has released the excellent Metaltrain line in HO scale. This set boasts the EZ track set-up, with an Army green paint job and Army logos on the engine and cars. This will be perfect for the train and/or military collector in your life.

Friday, October 23, 2009

JLG Skylift by TWH Collectilbes

We announced last week that the first JLG by TWH has been unveiled.

Here is a little more information about that upcoming model from a recent ad by TWH.

John L. Grove is well known for his work in developing the trades of hydraulic crane and access lifting. His vision led to world renowned manufacturing companies such as Grove and JLG Industries. Insprired by influential minds like John L. Grove, TWH Collectibles focuses on reaching new heights in product innovation and customer experience... and going beyond the highest expectations.
This model is expected to arrive early next year and is preselling quickly. You can get your model pre-ordered, too. [Pre-order]

TWH COLLECTIBLES - 104-01228 - 1/50
JLG® 3394RT Scissor Lift in Orange
Only 2500 in Production

To see all of the model features and dimensions, see the previous blog at:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Legendary Texaco Truck Announced!

We've waited and waited, and wondered if it would happen at all. But we received the good news that the Texaco truck series is still going strong! This year's edition will be an International KB-1 Pick-up, complete with the following features:

Detailed Engine and Driveline

Authentically Scaled Replica
Die-Cast Truck with Coin Bank
Limited Edition with Date Coded Chassis
Highly Detailed with Opening Doors and Hood

Don't miss out on this limited edition, 26th in the Texaco series, available for pre-order now at!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back to the Past with First Gear! prides itself in having the best assortment of modern and vintage models available! If you love the trucks of the past, First Gear has some excellent options!

The Rumpke Mack Granite Roll-off Refuse Truck hasn't changed much since the 60's, when it first rolled onto the streets! In 1/34 scale, this is perfect for the adult collector.

Blasting back to 1951, this Ford Motor Company Tow Truck brings a bit of retro authenticity to your collection. First Gear is known for their 1/34 scale models, and this is an excellent example of that craftsmanship. This model is also available in a grey and navy blue paint scheme.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Material Handler Trucks ARRIVED!

The FIVE (5) new material handler trucks in stellar detail just arrived this week and are truely incredible. These 1/53 trucks come with drywall loads and combine traditional Tonkin Replicas quality with a new and exciting model!

Each truck is limited
to just 96 pieces

A few of the many highlights of this model:
Lifting hood to showcase the detailed engine,
Removable roof to reveal the detail-rich cab interior,
Operational crane with Crane fork that possesses 360 degree movement,
Float tire,
Working stabilizer,
Stackable dry wall loads,
Realistic metal deck, & much more.

090067 - Gypsum Wallboard Supply
090078 - Utility Vault
090079 - V&H
090080 - Blank truck in White
090081 - Blank truck in Metallic Gray

With production quantities so low and demand high, be sure to get yours before it is too late.

Have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beautiful new pieces from Eligor is always pleased to make Eligor available in the US!
They have some excellent new arrivals that are certain to be very popular!

101224- Citroen Type H Powder Truck- Originally used as an oil fire truck, this little model was specifically made for the race tracks. This comes with specific features with extensive historical detail. Two fire extuinguishers ride on the truck bed, with the nozzles located in the back doors. The small size was useful for getting on and off of the track quickly, without endangering spectators. Although this classic truck has been retired in real life, this 1/43 scale model brings collectors a piece of racing history!

101167- Renault Juvaquatre Pain les Delicieux -This lovely vintage-looking model is still in use in France today! The decorations are a faithful reproduction of the original, and the eye-catching exterior has kept this chain of bakeries in business for years! The model name translates to the Renault Delicious Pastry Van- the name alone makes you want to stop it in the street. At a 1/43 scale, each miniscule detail is painstakingly crafted to keep the van looking as realistic as it can possibly be. On a personal note, my father lived in France as a child, and he remembers vans like these driving around the city!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hot off the presses!

These have just been announced this morning! We are now able to provide museum quality diecast models of JLG equipment, with the help of TWH Collectibles. This series will begin with this JLG 3394RT Scissor Lift, with only 2500 pieces in production currently. We are very excited to bring you this new opportunity and look forward to more in the JLG series.


Extending platform extensions

Functional scissor lift design

Oscillating axle

Gull wing hoods

Steerable axle

Hydraulic cylinders

130 degree articulating jib


Narrow fixed width

Replicated Megadeck work platform

Lifting and tie down lugs

Realistic handles and safety railings

Photoetch steps

Accurate decal package

Replicated control panel

Accurate air, electrical line and hydraulic hose placement

Accurate hydraulic pump, engine and generator design

Rubber tires


Overall length: 3.04" (77mm)

Overall width: 1.88" (48mm)

Platform height: 7.9" (201mm) elevated

Platform height: 1.2" (30mm) lowered

Work platform: 1.7" x 3" (43mm x 76mm)

Platform size w/ extensions: 1.7" x 4.9" (43mm x 124mm)

Weight: 0.40 lbs. (0.18kg)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beautiful new models from Eligor!

One great thing about is that you can always find models you won't easily find elsewhere! Eligor is a beautiful line out of France that we're so pleased to carry- these unique replicas will surely become a showpiece of any collection.

The Renault Premium DXI Tautliner Transports Mazet is a perfect 1/43 scale replica of a common semi you'd see on the highways of Europe.

The Henri Ducros Mercedes Actros MP2 Semi with Trailer is a 1/43 model of one of the best-known trucking companies in France.

Finally, adding the Guy Casset DAF XF105 Space Cab Tautliner Transports in 1/43 to your semi collection will show your fellow collectors what discerning taste you have- the catchy paint job and unique cab shape make this one a real eye-popper!

Check in with every day to keep up with our new arrivals!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Check out our latest video!

The latest from TWH Collectibles, the 1:50 scale all die cast Seagrave TDA is simply the hottest fire equipment replica on the market. Loaded with details, it's a perfect gift for the fire collector or anyone who appreciates finer collectibles. Available from

Monday, October 5, 2009

John Wayne rides again!

New-Ray's latest special series is perfect for the film buff, the John Wayne fan, or the trucking enthusiast in your life! This model is one of four that will be coming out- quantities are limited, so make sure you get your order in quickly!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Next Best Thing...

I can't deny it, I would LOVE a Vespa of my own. Of course, living somewhere that gets enormous ice storms every winter and working in the gorgeous countryside is not very practical for a Vespa-rider. New-Ray has a model for me, and every other frustrated Vespa-lover out there! I'm sure other collectors will love it too, judging by the amount of pre-orders we've taken! Get your hands on one soon....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just what you need for fall- Vintage Tractors from Ertl!

Happy October! This Ford Vintage Tractor steers Fall in with a bang! ERTL's typical attention to detail and fantastic design shine through with this model.

Two more beautiful John Deere Tractors are just waiting to join your collection. These are appealing to kids and adults - and you know, we're just 85 days away from Christmas!