Friday, February 26, 2010

New Tonkin Announcements! is happy to present these new offerings from Tonkin. Here, we have 2 colors (white and black) of a Kenworth W900 dump truck. These are part of Tonkin's prestigious Precision Series, and come with all the features that we know Tonkin provides so well. There will be 156 of each provided in the collector market. We're sure these will be very popular, as they feature Tonkin's new trailer hitch. For more photos and information, click the links or images to go to our website. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Over 50 new ERTL items!

I've just finished adding ERTL's new releases to, and I think several of them will peak your interest. Let's start with something for the little farmers out there.

ERTL's Big Farm series has been a hit, but of course it's not surprised. Durability and play value are clearly priorities with this line of products, and we have 8 new releases for you this year.

The first release, a New Holland Ripper, is due to arrive in the next 2-4 weeks, and all are available for pre-order now. The blue ripper is compatible with most 1/16 ERTL (and Bruder) farm replicas, the discs are free-rolling, and it's positionable. This could surely be a unique item in the sandbox this summer!

Other upcoming New Holland Big Farm releases include the following:

New Holland Flatbed Trailer (to be released in June/July)
New Holland BB9060 Square Baler (to be released in Nov/Dec)

And for the big farm boys out there, don't think that we've forgotten you. ERTL will also have 9 New Holland releases this year for the collector, including die-cast models as well as this 1/16 scale R/C New Holland T6000 tractor. Watch here for more new releases, or go to to see our full variety of products.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Lafayette Farm Toy Show

The 32nd Annual Lafayette From Toy Show is less than 3 weeks away. Any readers out there plan on attending this event in Indianapolis?

Spec-Cast has produced a limited edition tractor, just for this show: an International Cub Tractor with Fast Hitch Plow. We only have a few of these, so make sure you don't miss them.
Features Include:

  • Steerable Front End
  • One-Point Hitch
  • One-Point Fast Hitch Plow
  • Front and Rear Wheel Weights
  • Detailed Gas Engine
  • Custom LaFayette Show Carton
  • LaFayette Show Inscription

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Toy Fair time!

It's the time of year for the die-cast industry to announce all their new releases for 2010, and we have been busy! We are still adding new products to our website, but I did want to take a moment to show you a couple of special items.

The 1/72 Douglas A-1H Skyraider VA-176 , USS Intrepid was called the "Mig Killer." It comes with the following:

1) 3pcs fuel tanks

2) 2pcs 2,000 bombs

3) 6pcs Mk82 bombs

4) 4pcs LAU-3 rocket pods

5) 2pcs LAU-10 rocket pods

Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Crew figure
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
Extremely sought after by collectors.

We don't see a lot of commercial planes here, and I am always excited to see one. This is an American Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra, N6129A. At a scale of 1/200, there is minimal use of plastic on this model to maintain the stability and integrity of the die-cast metal.  All markings are tampo (pad) applied, so no stickers to fade or peel! Other features include:

Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.

Now, we have a sad announcement today, as my fellow blogger, Marley, is leaving We wish her all the best in her endevours, and she will certainly be missed here. Rest assured though, that I will still be bringing you the die-cast news as often as possible! I hope everyone has a great weekend and stays warm. We're expecting even more snow, and hopefully the last of it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Calling all Lamborghini fans!

This spring, Franklin Mint has an array of new Lamborghini offerings for collectors!
The 1.5 million dollar, mid-engine Lamborghini Reventón debuted in 2007 with many mechanical aspects inspired by the Murciélago. Its outer look was unique, though, having been inspired by a variety of fighter aircraft silhouettes.
The Lamborghini Miura SV was created to be capable of 155 MPH. It was produced from 1968 - 1972, after being introduced in Paris during the 1966 Monte Carlo Grande Prix.

These classic 1/18 models, along with many other new Lamborghini and Ferrari releases are available at!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Back to the Fifties with M2Machines!

Slick back your hair or put on your poodle skirt! This new release from M2Machines is a real stunner, especially if you appreciate the fun and retro styles of the 1950s! announces the NEW Auto-thentics #9 Release SIX -Piece, High-Detail INCREDIBLE Detail as never seen in 1/64 before (especially at this price-point)! There is also the added element of surprise with M2 MACHINE's very rare CHASE cars.
This set includes:
1954 Dodge Royal in Bright Yellow
1954 Dodge Royal in Black
1955 Dodge Royal Lancer in Sapphire White and Heather Rose
1955 DeSoto Fireflite in Surf White and Dolphin Blue
1957 DeSoto Adventurer in White and Gold Metallic
1957 Chrysler 300C in Red
The Chase car for this release will be the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite in Black with Gold Trim
The very rare Chrome Car will be the 1954 Dodge Royal Lancer,
finished in Gold Pearl.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The latest from Bruder!

The Bruder Front Cultivator will work well with a variety of
Bruder Tractors and other farm equipment!

The CAT Telehandler in 1/16th is perfect for a construction fan!

This Logistics Set makes a fantastic addition to any collection of construction
and material handling items!