Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where's the Beef?

Looking for some meaty trucks?  Search no longer.  Tonkin's 1/53-scale Prestige and Signature lines of trucks offer showroom quality and technical accuracy.  They are thoughtfully designed and diecast in metal, with features such as 
  • brand-specific details
  • OEM certification
  • custom graphics
  • opening hood and doors
  • steering front axle
  • accessible interior
Check out their full line by clicking here.  Enjoy the meat.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Introducing Oxford Diecast (drumrolls, please)...

Any time we add a new line to our ever-growing list of products, it's kind of like Christmas around here - minus the footed jammies and hot cocoa - although we do like to slide down the stair banister when the boss isn't looking.  But even without the jammies and cocoa, it's still very exciting as we receive the packages and get to open every single one and meticulously inspect the little gem that is hidden inside. 

The staff here at is very happy to announce a new line, Oxford Diecast, which has brought fourteen new items (and counting) to our inventory!  Oxford has made a wonderful line of the most popular WWII warbirds from both the Allied and the Axis forces, all in 1/72 scale. 

For starters, there's the Spitfire Mk. I, piloted by Sgt. Ralph Havercroft of the No. 92 Squadron in August, 1940.  The Spitfire is a very well-known British plane being the only fighter aircraft to fight in front line service during WWII.  This plane was first introduced in 1936 with it's first flight taking place in 1938, and then living a long and happy service life until it was retired by the RAF in 1955.

Other than the Spitfire, Oxford has produced models of the Hurricane Mk.I, F4U-1 Corsair, Tempest Mk.V, Mosquito FB.VI, and the Fw 190A-4 to name a few.  If you would like to see a complete list, please click here.  The current line has fourteen different models, and eight more are going to be released within the next few weeks!

How do I love Oxford Diecast?  Oh let me count the ways...these models are great quality.  Each plane has finely textured surfaces, authentic markings, and a well-equipped cockpit with a glazed canopy.  Included is a printed stand showing the plane and pilot information, and you can even pose the plane flying at various angles.  For the affordable price of $20 a piece, this is a great item for a brand new collector, or even a younger collector for that matter.

You know that feel-good feeling you experience when you walk into your office, flick on the switch, and see the light gleaming off all your little beauties that are lined up perfectly in a row?  Yeah, we'll throw that feeling in for free.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lumber-ing Down the Road

As far as handymen go, I'm all thumbs. I can swing a hammer, sure, but I tend to swing it at the wrong nail. I have a ton of respect for those guys that can build anything, but I'm more inclined to watching and supervising. Therefore I tend to jump at the opportunity to feel rough and rugged and good with tools.

I don't know how tough a model can make you feel, but just looking at Unique Replicas' 1934 Ford BB-157 Flat-Bed Stake Truck puts the scent of sawdust in my nose and a little sweat on my brow.
UNIQUE REPLICAS - 18618 - 1/24 Price = $57.95

If there were ever a rugged model, this is the one. "Jack's Lumber Yard" on the door and the load of lumber on the back transport you to a drive down a dirt road on a the way to a house being built.

This truck is one of several new arrivals from Unique Replicas at, and there is surely one that will stoke the fires of your own dreams, ambitions, and desires. Get yours today!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Luxury Has Never Been So Affordable

Everyone has their dream car. My dad wants a brand new Dodge Charger, my mom wouldn't mind having a classic Chevy Stingray, and my wife goes back and forth between nice cars that she would like to own someday. I'm not very picky, but if pressed for a quick choice, I would have to go with a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid or, for a more sporty luxury, a Cadillac CTS-V.

There's just something about Cadillac's classic, yet modern styling that is easily appreciated. The Escalade is one of the most recognized SUV brands in the industry and the added bonus of driving a Hybrid would make me sleep soundly at night. Meanwhile, the CTS-V is Cadillac's high performance midsize vehicle and sports a 6.2 liter, 556 horsepower V8 engine. Needless to say, owning either one of the vehicles would make me a happy, happy man.

However, they are currently (and unsurprisingly) out of my price range. No need to worry though! We at have just received several Cadillac models from Luxury Diecast and these are beautiful 1/43 scale models that really capture the magnificence of Cadillac's style and class. If the quality of these models doesn't win you over, the affordability ought to do the trick.

Item: 100471 Price = $19.95

Item: 100433 Price = $19.95

So make sure to order yours today! While you're at it, check out all of our new arrivals from Luxury and take a look at their entire line, too!


Monday, June 20, 2011

No One Can Eat Just One

They're everyone's favorite: Fritos, Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos... yum!  But, do you have your favorite chip on a truck? 

DCP is excited to announce their 1/64 replica of the Lay's Volvo 630 mid-roof Tractor with Dry Goods Trailer.  This replica represents the actual Tractor & Trailer Frito-Lay Inc. utilizes in their National Fleet System. Frito-Lay, Inc. is the leader in the snack food industry and a key business unit within PepsiCo

This model is of Level 2 detail, which includes 5-stop positionable front wheels, detailed tractor interior, full working suspension, and die-cast trailer. 

Also, this truck is extremely limited, with a production run of just 252 pieces.

 Item #32514 - 1/64 Scale - Price = $69.95
Lay's - Volvo 630 Mid-Roof Tractor with Dry Goods Trailer

It's due to arrive at the end of June or sometime in July, but with the limited quantities available, order now to secure your truck!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Small Trucks, BIG Value

Started in 2004, ton (rhymes with stone) trucks are Tonkin Replica's high quality entry into the 1/87 scale market. With a growing number of OEM-certified models available, people are starting to notice the true value ton trucks present.

These little trucks make a BIG impression and with ample room for printing or decals, they are perfect for custom projects. Why ton trucks? The 1/87 scale is compact, convenient, and collectible. ton takes this concept and makes the best of it.

If you would like a great truck and don't have a large budget, ton trucks are the perfect solution.

Tonkin Item #10-S033 - Price = $12.95 - Freightliner Cascadia with Sleeper in White with GDC Trailer

Item #10-S034-01 - Price = $12.95 - International Prostar with Sleeper in White with GDC Trailer

Item #10-S034-02 - Price = $12.95 - International Prostar in White, 2-Pack

Item #10-S035 - Price = $12.95 - Peterbilt 389 in White, 2-pack

Item #10-S036 - Price = $12.95 - Kenworth W900 in White, 2-Pack


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HOT Summer Sale

Who isn't a big fan of sales?  You are walking down the street and see that one of your favorite local shops is having a sale... You just can't help but check it out. 

Scenario #2: You are sitting down at your computer to relax after a long day at work, or maybe as a little push to get the new day started, and you see that one of your favorite online stores is having a sale... You just can't help but check it out, right?!

That's right - one of your favorite online stores is having a sale!  The sale kicks off tomorrow, June 16, 2011, and runs through June 27.  It features more than 250 items from more than 35 of your favorite manufacturers!!  

Can't wait?  Yeah, me neither.  How about a sneak peak?

Bruder Item #02045 - 1/16 Scale - Originally $43.95, on Sale for $36.95
Massey Ferguson 7480 with Tipping Trailer 
The tractor has an independent front axle allowing off-road application, axle pivot steering, sculptured tires, detachable front burden with hoisting device, opening engine hood, additional steering rod attachable to the steering wheel via the opening sliding roof ensures a comfortable steering from outside.
Dragon Item #60156 - 1/72 Scale - Originally $18.95, on Sale for $13.95
German Super Heavy Tank M.U.T. Maus, Boblinger 1944 
Features: Completely new-tooled Maus mold, True-scale model, Historically accurate painting and weathering, Detailed and weathered track links, Includes display case
Eligor Item #200100 - 1/43 Scale - Originally $123.99, on Sale for $59.50
Kenworth W900 Aerocab in Red with Flatbed Trailer and Pipe Load - Limited Production with just 100 pieces available to the U.S. collector market
First Gear Item #50-3058 - 1/50 Scale - Originally $49.95, on Sale for $31.95
International 175 Crawler Loader on Metal Tracks 
1st vintage construction piece in First Gear's New 1/50 Scale!

That's all for now - check back tomorrow to see all this sale has to offer!

Monday, June 13, 2011

GreenLight Goes Hollywood

GreenLight has partnered with NBC Universal Studios and CBS Broadcasting, as well as major vehicle manufacturers, to bring you a novel release, which includes cars from famous movies and TV shows: GreenLight Hollywood.  GreenLight's quality and detail is top-notch, comparable to M2Machines and a little greater than Johnny Lightning.

"Pairing current summer blockbusters with cult classics from the 70’s and 80’s has produced a well rounded release line up that is sure to have something for everyone," says Allie Anderson of GreenLight. 

The lineup for the GL Hollywood Series 1 Assortment includes the following and should be here toward the end of July:

These can be ordered individually, or if you want to collect the whole set, you can order the Case and save some $.  Also, with the factory-sealed Case, you have the chance to hunt for the Green Machines!  These cars make up less than 2% of the 1/64 GL runs and are sought after by collectors worldwide!  The Case does include two full sets (12 cars total), however.

Item #44610-A - Price = $5.95
Blues Brothers (1980) - 1974 Dodge Monaco

Item #44610-B - Price = $5.95
Blues Brothers (1980) - 1975 Dodge Monaco Chicago Police

Item #44610-C - Price = $5.95
CSI: Miami (2002-2010) - 2008 Dodge Charger

Item #44610-D - Price = $5.95 
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) - 1970 Dodge Challenger 

Item #44610-E - Price = $5.95 
Fast Five (2011) - 1970 Dodge Charger "Rio Charger"

Item #44610-F - Price = $5.95
Smokey and The Bandit (1977) - 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
"So whether you like action adventure, suspense and gore, or a rom-com, 1/64 GL Hollywood Series 1 by GreenLight is sure to add a bit of the dramatic to any collection!"

These 1/64 die-cast replicas feature detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics, and custom license plates and are officially licensed by the respective auto manufacturers.

If you want to learn more about this release, you can read GL's press release on the series here on their website.

You can also click here or on any of the images or item numbers to go to our 3000toys website.


Friday, June 10, 2011

A Blast from the Past

Highway 61 brings us two new great releases, each available in three different colors. These high-quality 1/18-scale vehicles are due to arrive early this fall, but you can get your pre-orders in now!  For both of these releases, the price is $89.99.

The first release is the 1972 Chevy C-10 Pick-Up. These feature detailed interior; functional steering and suspension; rubber-like tires; operational doors, hood, and tailgate; detailed engine and drive train; and black Tonneau bed cover.

Item #50878 - 1972 Chevy C-10 Pick-Up Flat Black Custom
Item #50879 - 1972 Chevy C-10 Pick-Up Fleetside in Yellow with Eagle Graphics

Item #50906 - 1972 Chevy C-10 Pick-Up in Burgundy

The second of these two new releases is the 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210.  These feature detailed interior; functional steering and suspension; rubber-like tires; operational doors, hood, and trunk; detailed engine and drive train; custom paint scheme; and rotating drive shaft.

Item #50880 - 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 in Harbour Blue

Item #50881 - 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 in Red with Burgundy Flames

Item #50903 - 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 in India Ivory 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Minty Fresh

The month of June has brought some hot weather our way. Long sleeves have been traded for short, and shivering has officially been replaced by sweating. But one thing never changes around the offices: new, exciting, and very cool models are always arriving.

Some of our newest models just came in from Die Cast Promotions and they are a burst of fresh air. Minty fresh. In addition to their minty freshness, these 1/64 scale DCP models are all finely detailed and just waiting to be a part of your collection!

This truck is the second in the series of trucks for East Coast Large Car. The first of the series was very popular and this one is the replica of Richie Acosta's actual truck! The tandem axle 379 Peterbilt has all custom accessories and is coupled to a chromed spread axle reefer trailer.

Item: 32486 Price: $82.95

Level 2 detail includes 5-stop positionable front wheels, detailed tractor interior, full working suspension, and die-cast trailer

Item: 32506 Price: $69.99

This truck is the second truck in a series of custom Peterbilts designed by Clint Moore. This stellar truck features a tandem axle 379 Peterbilt painted turquoise and white monster straight pipes, painted full rear fenders, and painted visor. It comes with a set of double stack spread axle flatbed trailers.

Item: 32508 Price: $89.95


Monday, June 6, 2011

Maisto's Got It All

Calling all Harley fans!  A few days ago, we received some cool new sets in from Maisto, each containing a 1936 Harley Davidson El Knucklehead bike and a 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pick-up with matching graphics.

These come in Black, Orange, and White.  They're 1/24 scale and sell for $17.95 each.

Item #32172BK - 1936 Harley-Davidson El Knucklehead and 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup in Black
Item #32172OR - 1936 Harley-Davidson El Knucklehead and 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup in Orange
Item #32172WT - 1936 Harley-Davidson El Knucklehead and 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup in White and Orange

What's that?  Harley isn't your thing?

Well, Maisto's got something for everyone who likes machines with wheels.  The most recent releases from them include Mustangs, Hummers, and Jeeps.  You can see those here.  For all items from Maisto, click here.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Thank you for your donations! Relief work continues.

Thank you all so much for your encouraging support for the tornado victims in Joplin.  So far, your purchases of tornado relief items and your donations have raised over $7,000 for the relief effort!  

If you want to contribute, we would encourage you to do so.  We still have these items available, and the entire purchase price will go toward a relief organization here in Joplin.

These were recovered from the damage zone. We have selected only models that are un-damaged but have torn and damp packaging. A certificate will accompany each model certifying its recovery and your donation to charity. Thank You.

 Ertl Item #15712-TORNADO - 1/50 Scale - Donation of $25.00 
Hitachi EH700 Ridged Frame Truck 

Ertl Item #21938P-TORNADO - 1/48 Scale - Donation of $35.00
Wings of Texaco Airplane Series Grumman G-21-A Amphibian

Ertl Item #45077-TORNADO - 1/32 Scale - Donation of $25.00 
John Deere 8020 4WD Prestige Tractor 

Norscot Item #55175-TORNADO - 1/50 Scale - Donation of $50.00
Caterpillar 657 G Wheel Tractor Scraper 

Spec-Cast Item #ZJD-1532-TORNADO - 1/25 Scale - Donation of $50.00 
International TD-24 Forestry Crawler/Dozer with Blade 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A [Live] Ringer

Everyone likes a ring. If you're a sports fan you know that the professional players are all striving to win a championship ring. Outside of athletics, I can remember searching for the perfect ring for my wife before I proposed to her. When she said yes, I decided that rings are great.

We don't have diamond encrusted rings at, but we do have a sweet Mammoet Ring crane. It's the Mammoet PTC 35 DS - Platform TwinRing Double Stacked Heavy Lift Ringer Crane, to be exact. That's certainly a mouthful and this WSI made, 1/50 scale replica is also quite a handful.
Item: M410046 -- 1/50 Scale
Price: $2195.00

Beautifully detailed and an especially substantial model, the Mammoet PTC 35 DS is a Special Edition version of the famous Mammoet PTC Crane Model. This configuration is stronger and has a larger maximum capacity at a longer boom length. It will be delivered in an exclusive Mammoet package with an instruction guide and certificate, and will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces!

Check it out today and make sure to look at the rest of our WSI models!