Friday, November 30, 2012

Need some Christmas shopping ideas?

This year I've taken advantage of online shopping like never before, and I'm about half-way done with my Christmas shopping already!  It's so great to be able to shop while sitting at home in my own living room - so quick and easy!  

If you're ready to start your Christmas shopping, New-Ray's playsets (click here to see them all) are a fantastic option, with a wide variety of them, ranging from outdoors and hunting to construction, from ranching and farming to military.   

If you're not quite ready to start shopping for the holidays, maybe just store this in the back of your mind or bookmark this page :)

And remember that we giftwrap!

SS-10735 - 1/32 Scale
Camping Adventure Playset - Ford 5th wheel dually with camper

33075 - 1/43 Scale
Construction Set with Lowboy Trailer and Pick Up Truck

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our T-shirt Design Contest in underway!

Don't miss out on the designing and prize winning!  We're excited about our T-shirt Design Contest, which is underway now.  Click here to go to our Facebook tab to learn more about the contest or to enter.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Christmas Sale includes Bruder, farm, construction, and emergency! Don't miss it:

It's about time to have a Christmas SALE!  More than 300 models are on sale, with an emphasis on Farm, Construction, and Emergency models. 

Make sure to especially check out the Bruder toys that are on sale right now!  Also, the sale on Bruder won't necessarily last as long as the Christmas Sale, so make sure to order ASAP  
Here's a look at a few of the Bruder toys on sale:
MAN TGA Low Loader Truck
02775 - 1/16 scale
Mack Granite Liebherr crane truck w/ lots of details and features
02818 - 1/16 scale    

JLG 2505 Telehandler
02140 - 1/16 scale
MAN Rear Loading Garbage Truck
02764 - 1/16 scale  

Monday, November 26, 2012

What's NEW from ERTL:

Recently arrived, this feature-filled model from ERTL is one you won't want to miss!

It's the Case 730 Tractor with Barge Wagon in 1/16 scale, and it's here for Christmas!
Item #14856 

For everything new from ERTL, click here.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Deals at 3000toys

Add 3000toys to your Black Friday shopping list!  We have some fantastic deals that you won't want to miss, with more than 500 items on sale:

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More new stuff from First Gear?!

The new releases from First Gear just keep rolling in!  Check out these two that just arrived

And to check out other new arrivals from First Gear, click here

50-3243 - 1/50 Scale
Phillips 66 International DuraStar Liquid Fuel Tanker
• Opening doors with a fully detailed interior
• Traditional elliptical design with body side door detail
• Opening rear door with detailed interior

90-0412 - 1/25 Scale
Allmand Night-Lite PRO II V-Series Construction Site Light Tower
• Telescoping light tower
• Battery operated working lights
• Functioning stabilizer legs pulls out and swivel down into position
• Rolling wheels

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bruder's under the Christmas tree

Today and for the past week or so, we've been restocking on a bunch of great toys from Bruder.

Bruder's durable, quality toys always make great gifts, and believe it or not, that time is quickly aproaching!

Here are some of the most popular picks from Bruder.

All are made of High Impact ABS Plastic.

02131 - 1/16 Scale
Claas Jaguar 900 Field Chopper
- suspended oscillated and detachable corn header with four blades, adjustable spout, all-terrain oscillating axle, driver's cab has a window  


02815 - 1/16 Scale
MACK Granite Dump Truck
- Pro Series  


02439 - 1/16 Scale
Caterpillar Excavator
- This CAT excavator is perfect for using in the sandbox. Not only does the cab swivel on the chassis a full 360 degrees, but the shovel digs below the level that the tracks are sitting on! By sliding a handle, the shovel scoops.


02444 - 1/16 Scale
Caterpillar Bulldozer 


02813 - 1/16 Scale
MACK Granite Flatbed Truck with JCB Backhoe Loader 

Doors open to reveal cab details • Hood opens • Side-view mirrors fold in • Flatbed loading ramps are removable • Backhoe loader is fully positionable


Little Buster also makes some great accessories that go great with Bruder toys. Click here to see those.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


It's our annual Early BLACK FRIDAY Sale!  

Now through Thanksgiving,
get a jump start on the savings.
340+ items!
Dozens at least 50% off!
47  different manufacturers!

[click image to see items]

  Here are just a FEW:  


SAVE 70%
Was $395.00  NOW $149.95
ERTL - 3801 - 1/43
Texaco - Wings Of Texaco #1 (1993)
1929 Lockheed Air Express Airplane (bank)

SAVE 50%
Was $16.95  NOW $7.95
NEW-RAY - 71936 - 1/24
2009 Nissan GT-R

SAVE 50% 
Your Choice:
Were $99.95  NOW $49.95
SUNSTAR - 4582 or 4583    
Mercedes Benz Strich 8 Saloon in Red or Black

Books starting at just $3.95!
[click image to see all BOOKS on sale]

Find great gifts on SALE

Friday, November 16, 2012

After nearly a year, it's almost here!

After nearly a year of waiting, we can practically see it coming over the horizon! First Gear's much-anticipated Mack Granite truck with "hot products" tanker

Item #10-3952 - 1/34 Scale - Late Nov/Dec Arrival
Mack Granite with Hot Products Tanker Trailer

This model's got everything! 
• Diecast metal construction, 
• opening hood with MP (Mack Powertrain) Engine and SCR System (Selective Catalytic Reduction), 
• detailed cab interior, 
• and pivoting fifth wheel... 
• Detailed trailer landing gear, 
• upper manhole with four-sided platform and ladder, 
• and rear discharge and front pump-off valve detail.  

So much detail, you've gotta see this thing for yourself!


Our 3 Day Sale started yesterday and goes through tomorrow.  Some items have dozens of pieces, and some items have just one piece left.  Hurry now to get the items you want at the prices you'll love.

Click "3 day sale" image to view ALL SALE ITEMS

      Save 50% on these items:      

TONKIN - M84101 - 1/64  Was $69.99   NOW $34.95
SAVE 50%
Lynden Transport (New Logo)
Kenworth T800 with 2-Axle Double 28' Pup Trailers

MAISTO - 31185-2 - 1/10  Was $27.95  NOW $13.95
SAVE 50%
2010 Ducati Racing Team - Hayden #69
AMT - 680 - 1/25 Was $19.99   NOW $9.95
SAVE 50%
2005 Cadillac Escalade - Plastic Model Kit, Skill Level 2 
Double-Duty Class, All Wrapped Up In A Great Kit! 
LUXURY - 100655 - 1/43  Was $19.95   NOW $9.95
SAVE 50%
2009 Cadillac ConverJ Hybrid Concept - Blackout Edition
LINDBERG - 70544 - 1/144 Was $9.95   NOW $4.95
SAVE 50%
B-1 BOMBER - Plastic Model KIT
ACTION - 12404087 - 1/24    Was $39.95  NOW $19.95
SAVE 50%
John Deere 160-Year Anniversary Motorsport #97 Chad Little NASCAR Race Car from 1997 

WELLY - 99930H-W - 5"  Was $5.95   NOW $2.95
SAVE 50%

London Bus with Closed Top - with Pullback Action Approx 1/43 scale

              Save EVEN MORE on these items:       

SUNSTAR - 4587 - 1/18    Was 99.95   NOW $47.95
SAVE 52%
Mercedes Benz Strich 8 Coupe in gold

GREENLIGHT - 10662 - 1/64  Was $6.95   NOW $2.95
SAVE 58%
2008 Danica Patrick/Andretti Green Racing 

ELIGOR - 200100 - 1/43     Was $123.99   NOW $49.95
SAVE 60%
Kenworth W900 Aerocab in Red with Flatbed Trailer and Pipe Load. 
Limited Production with just 100 pieces available to the U.S. collector market.

SPEC-CAST - CON006 - 1/50  Was $63.95 NOW $22.95
SAVE 64%
LeTourneau Carryall LP Scraper

Start your shopping fun now:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Much-anticipated NEW Norscot models are here!

These BRAND NEW models from Norscot finally arrived just yesterday!  After much anticipation, we have these models in stock and have begun shipping them out.  

If you didn't pre-order yours, you can go to our website by clicking any of the pictures below.  If you did pre-order ... be watching your front door!!

55263 - 1/87 Scale
Caterpillar 450E Backhoe Loader
Boom with stick that raises and lowers with 180 degree swing • Left and right stabilizers with pads that raise and lower • Front wheel steering with oscillating axle • Tires with authentic tread design


55276 - 1/50 Scale
Caterpillar 785D Truck with Mega water tank
Front wheel steering • Tandem rear wheels • Mega MTW30 water tank • Tank raises and lowers • Metal handrails and authentic trim detail • Clear windows with interior cabin detail • Authentic tire tread design


55500 - 1/50 Scale
Caterpillar 740B EJ Articulated Hauler with Ejector Body 

Articulated hitch • Moving ejector blade • Moving tailgate • Working rear suspension • Authentic tire tread design • Interior cab detail

Monday, November 12, 2012

New from Forces of Valor!

We are so excited about six new models from Forces of Valor! These should be arriving this winter, so be sure and check them out! They are also in new packaging! No more ties or screws, instead they are in a double blister clamshell for easier access.

The Forces of Valor 80064 sounds like a great model, I can't wait to see it in person.

U.K. Sherman Firefly - 7th Armoured Division, Normandy, 1944
Some of it's great features include:
- Lower chassis and turret barrel are metal
- Elevating barrels
- Rotating turret
- Rolling tracks and more!

The Sherman Firefly was a World War II British variant of the American Sherman tank, fitted with the powerful British 17 pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon.  Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common tank with the 17 pounder in World War II. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy at standard combat ranges.

Click on the images to learn more about the other excellent models coming soon!

1/32U.K. Sherman Firefly
1/32U.S. Cadillac M24 Chaffee
1/32U.S. 6x6 1.5 Ton Cargo Truck
1/32German Zundap KS 750 Motorcycle and Side Car
1/72 U.S. M10 Tank Destroyer
1/72German Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Hanomag

Check out our website for more great products and news about all of the huge sales this holiday season!

Three more chances to vote for your favorite!

Don't forget to vote for your favorites in our Fall Photo Contest!

If you're one of our entrants, encourage your friends and family to vote, and remember that they can vote once every day!  So there's today, Tuesday, and Wednesday!  Voting closes Wednesday at midnight.

We wish you the best of luck, and thank you for making this an awesome contest!!

Come back later this week for the launch of our T-shirt Design Contest.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Military Student Driver

Our crew passed this military "Student Driver" on the way up to TrainFest.

More Photos from TrainFest

We just received more photos from TrainFest.  It looks like there are lots of train enthusiasts there as well as a lot of things to see!