Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LCM3 Landing Craft by Forces of Valor

Every once in a while I am surprised by something at 3000toys.com. Sometimes it's such a unique item, that I'll go looking for it in doubt that we can find one. More often than not, I find what I'm looking for and tend to get excited about it. For example, this landing craft from D-Day. Maybe you're not as surprised as I, but you may still be interested to know about this true-to-life, 1/72 die-cast replica. Built by Higgins Industries, the LCM3 Landing Craft could deliver a 30 ton tank but was mainly used as a troop and cargo transport. They first saw action at Tarawa in 1943 and also carried troops and cargo to the shores of Normandy during the D-Day Invasion. Two soldiers are included with this model, as well as accessories and weapons on board. You can even lower and raise the ramp!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Eligor's Upcoming Items

In the next couple months, three new items from Eligor will be coming in. These items display the quality and detail that you have come to know with Eligor, and all are in 1/43 scale. Here's a look at all three of these items; you can get your order for them in now!

Delaunay Transport - 2008 Renault Magnum Truck

Michel Morin DAF XF105 Cab with Transport Trailer Hauling Logs

Bourg-en-Bresse - Renault R312 Bus

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

40+ New Items from NZG

Within the last week, we have added over 40 new NZG items to our site. We are excited to have you check these out. They range from vintage and modern steamrollers to Link-Belt and Liebherr cranes to MAN and MB Actros trucks. These should be coming in within the next several weeks. You can see all of them on our website at 3000toys.com, and here's a look at a few of them now:

The 1/50 scale Leibherr LTM11200-9.1, refered to as a mobilkran in it's native country of Germany, is a beautiful piece that any collector would be proud to own. It is nicknamed after Franz Bracht, a German jurist and politician in the 1930's.

This next piece is the New Holland W170B Radlader in 1/50 scale.

Lastly, here's the Atlas AW300, Miniwaize, also in 1/50 scale.

Once again, you can check out all of these on our website and expect to see them arriving early next month.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A bit of fun

One of our customers sent this to us over the weekend, and we've passed it around the office. Now it's your turn. Hope you're having a fantastic Monday!

Friday, March 12, 2010

JLG fun for the kids!

Just arrived at 3000toys.com!

The 1/16 JLG telescopic loader is a reliable and effective partner in any situation. Its small size and the extendability of the telescopic arm are exactly what make it the number one choice for many different locations of use. The JLG model is carefully controlled with four accentuated silver turning handles. Besides the adjustable arm height and angle of the tool holder, the extendability of the arm, the telescopic loader has fully functional four-wheel steering. This makes steering both the JLG telescopic loader and the Bruder model as easy as child's play.

• Four-wheel steering with silver handle
• Telescopic arm can be adjusted vertically using the silver turning handle
• Telescopic arm can be extended using the silver crank
• The angle of the bucket can be adjusted using the silver turning handle
• The bucket can be replaced with other tools
• Driver's cab made from transparent, break-proof polycarbonate, with a door which can be opened and shut
• Includes removable drawbar coupling
• Treaded tires

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The newest from M2Machines

The next in the line of 1/64 Auto-thentics by M2Machines will have FIN POWER! And a very cool three-toned Dodge Royal Lancer to boot! As always, this release will be available in factory sealed case, giving you that special opportunity to find the chase car! See more images on 3000toys.com.

Here are the Specifics:

1) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Sierra Gold) - The Uber popular 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the most recognizable. This example is finished off in a solid Sierra Gold with Ivory and black interior.The reliable 283 V8 motivates this classic while it rides on full wheel covers with large white wall tires.

2) 1957 Ford Fairlane (Flame Red top w/White middle) - The 1957 Ford, the car that outsold Chevrolet in 1957. The Flame Red and White look just right on this Ford Fairlane 500. The handsome interior is finished off in Black and White. Holding up this classic are full wheel covers with wide white wall tires.

3) 1958 Plymouth Belvedere (Artic Turquoise Metallic) -The 1958 Plymouth, "Todays best buy… Tomorrow best. This gorgeous Belvedere is finished in a solid Artic Turquoise Metallic paint job with turquoise and white interior. The white wall tires are topped off with full wheel covers. A true classic!

4) 1959 Cadillac (Light Pink Pearl) - "Cadillac…universal symbol of achievement." is what the magzines ads in 1959 said. This "Caddy" is covered in a custom shade of Light Pink Pearl with white and black interior. Keeping this car driving down the road are large white wall tires with wire wheel covers.

5) 1957 Chrysler 300C (Crocus Yellow) - The ads in 1957 read, "The Mighty Chrysler, most glamorous car in a generation". This powerful 300C is wearing a shade of Crocus Yellow with tan interior. The full wheel covers top off the wide white wall tires.

6) 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer (Halo Blue lower body, Admiral Blue Metallic middle; White top) -Not one color, or even two tone, but a triple tone car! This 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer is finished off in Halo Blue bottom, Admiral Blue middle and White top. The white wall tires and full wheel covers keep this MoPar running down the highway. "Take command…get the thrill first hand!"

7) CHASE CAR - 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 (Black and Gold) -The classic 1957 Ford is finished in Black and Gold paint. The bumpers, wheel covers and all the trim are now done in gold.

8) LIMITED EDITION - 1959 Cadillac (Gold) - Finished in Pearl Gold, this 1959 Cadillac is the envy of all collectors. The trim, bumpers and wheelcovers are now finished in gold.

Monday, March 8, 2010

What's your favorite hobby memory?

Happy Monday everyone! I would like to give you an opportunity to speak to us today. I was wondering, do you have any memories that really stick out, having to do with your die-cast (or other related) hobby? I'm sure some of your have some great stories. Train shows? Picking out your first model with your dad? Did you find that one model you've been looking for that completes your collection? What was it?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Battleships and more!

World War II Era ships have a special place in my heart. My dad was on a destroyer (The U.S.S. Stormes, to be exact) directly after the war. He never did talk much about his experience on the ship or around the world, partly because he'd begun losing his memory by the time I was old enough to understand. Nevertheless, he did impart to me the vast respectability of our veterans, and the joy of the hard work on that ship.

Because of this, I am always glad to see models of WWII ships, American or otherwise, and Forces of Valor is really bringing it to the table. Here we have a new announcement that should be here in the next 2 weeks. This is the Japanese Battleship Yamato in 1/700 scale.

Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet, she was lead ship of the Yamato class. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the largest and heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load, and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) main guns. Constructed from 1937 – 1940 and formally commissioned in late 1941, Yamato served as the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto throughout 1942, first sailing as part of the Combined Fleet during the Battle of Midway in June 1942.

This is only the start of the new releases by Forces of Valor. Here is just a small sampling of the next products to come in:

USS Missouri (I will probably do another post on this one next week, so keep an eye out!)
US B-26B Marauder, France 1944
German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe - Eastern Front

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Allis-Chalmers from First Gear

With this new year well under way, we have several new items from First Gear to present to you. Two of these are especially for our Allis-Chalmers collectors out there. They have just been added to our site in the past couple weeks and should arrive in our warehouses within the next few months.

Not pictured is the Allis-Chalmers HD-21 Dozer with Straight Blade and Drawbar in 1/50 scale.

Here is the Allis-Chalmers 1956 Ford pickup Truck in 1/25 scale.

You can click on the picture above and visit our website to find more Allis-Chalmers items and more from First Gear.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Corgi's 2010 Releases!

We have recently added to 3000toys.com almost 70 new items from Corgi! Many of these will appeal to you plane collectors out there, as these new releases include everything from WWI to modern-day aircraft and much in between. Below's a sampling of the items, and you can check out all of them on our website. The items shown here are all expected to arrive in the next couple months.

BAC Lightning F6 - XS921, RAF 74 sqn, Tengah, Singapore, 1969FW190 A8 - Stab JG300 - Oberstleutnant Walter Dahl - Juterborg Waldlager, Nov 1944Blenheim MkIF - K7159, 54 OTU RAF, Summer 1941