Wednesday, February 27, 2013

You can now get Classic Metal Works at!

On Monday, we gave a teaser on our Facebook Page of the new brand we will be carrying!  

Well here it is: 

They make precision replicas in HO scale and N scale, which we will have in stock in the next few weeks!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mack Granite in 1/64: new from First Gear!

Just last week we got in these NEW Mack Granites with Lowboys!  They're made by First Gear in 1/64 and loaded with features and details:

• Opening hood with complete engine detail
• Opening doors with fully detailed interior
• Poseable front wheels
• Detailed undercarriage
• Detachable gooseneck with functioning load ramps

#60-0205 - 1/64 Scale
Mack Granite with Tri-Axle Lowboy Trailer in Dark Red and Silver

#60-0204 - 1/64 Scale
Mack Granite with Tri-Axle Lowboy Trailer in D.O.T. Orange

Friday, February 22, 2013

Introducing the Newest from Eligor

After being snowed in for most of the day yesterday, we are back in the office today!  I want to show you the very newest models from Eligor, straight from France.  In keeping with the long-standing Eligor tradition, these models are beautifully and intricately cast in 1/43 scale with great detailing.  Check out the pictures below, but the real beauty can only be seen in person!

#101435 - 1/43 Scale
Uniram Furniture - Hotchkiss PL25 Delivery Van

#101461 - 1/43 Scale
"Ligne 10" - Citroen Type H Long Autobus de Liaison - Pau - Lourdes - Tarbes

#101478 - 1/43 Scale
Butagaz - Citroën Type H

#101479 - 1/43 Scale
Goulet Turpin - Citroen Type H Advertising Tour Van

#101493 - 1/43 Scale
Citroën Type H Autocar Long Transport Schoolbus with Figures

#114846 - 1/43 Scale
Geodis Bernis - Renault Premium DXI wtih Semi with Trailer

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chrome Shop Mafia custom truck from DCP

Just across town from us is the Chrome Shop Mafia, stars of the reality TV show Trick My Truck.  These guys do some nice work!  They recently got together with DCP and created a Chrome Shop Mafia Kenworth and Tanker, and here it is!

Click here to see this week's edition of Details that Matter: DCP's CSM Kenworth and Petroleum Tanker.

#32927 - 1/64 Scale
Level 2 Detail: diecast metal construction moving rubber-like wheels with realistic tread and hubs •  5-stop positionable front wheels working suspension • and more!

Monday, February 18, 2013

70% OFF during our Presdients' Day SALE

Well over ONE THOUSAND items are on sale for the next few days.  Now's the perfect time to treat yourself to that model you've had your eye on!  Click here or on the banner below to browse the sale.

Friday, February 15, 2013

SkyMax military aircraft models ready to ship!

Our very first shipment of SkyMax models arrived this past week!  They look great and are ready to ship.

They feature engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a glazed canopy, realistic armament, authentic markings, and a display stand, and these beauties feature everything you expect from top manufacturers and even let you keep some money in your pocket thanks to the low, affordable prices.

Check 'em out: 

#SM1003 - 1/72 Scale
F8F-1B Bearcat, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 1946

The last of Grumman's great single-seat, piston-engine naval fighters, the F8F Bearcat was the best of its breed but arrived too late for action in World War II.

#SM1006 - 1/72 Scale
F8F-2 Bearcat,  VF-61 "Jolly Rogers," USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1949

#SM1007 - 1/72 Scale
F8F-1 Bearcat,  U.S. Navy Air Reserve, Glenview, 1950s 

#SM1009 - 1/72 Scale
F8F-1 Bearcat,  1st Fighter Squadron, South Vietnamese Air Force

#SM1010 - 1/72 Scale
F8F-1 Bearcat,  Royal Thai Air Force, Nakhon Sawan Air Base

#SM2002 - 1/72 Scale
La-5FN, Captain Vitaliy Popkov, 5 GvIAP, Autumn, 1944


#SM2003 - 1/72 Scale
La-5FN, "Captured", Stendal, 1945

#SM4003 - 1/72 Scale
Hawker Tempest Mk.V, Wing Commander J.C. "Zipp" Button, 1946

#SM4005 - 1/72 Scale
Hawker Tempest Mk.V, B.F. "Bud" Miller, No. 501 "County of Gloucester" Squadron, USAAF

#SM6002 - 1/72 Scale
F84E Thunderjet, Col. Robert Lee Scott, Jr., CO of 36th FBW, Germany, 1952  

#SM6005 - 1/72 Scale
F-84G Thunderjet, EC 3/1 "Argonne," French Air Force

#SM7004 - 1/72 Scale
Jet Provost T5, "XW324," 6FTS, RAF Finningley

#SM7005 - 1/72 Scale
BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.80, Royal Saudi Air Force

#SM7006 - 1/72 Scale
Jet Provost T5, "The Poachers," RAFC Cranwell

#SM8003 - 1/72 Scale
TBD-1 Devestator, Lt. Cdr. W. Sinton, VT-2, USS Lexington, San Diego, 1938

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Explore the intricacies of the '53 KW Bullnose Tow Truck from First Gear:

Have you looked at our Details that Matter publication recently?  Each week we go in-depth to explore the details and intricacies of one of our favorite models.  This week we're looking at the 1953 Kenworth Bullnose Tow Truck from First Gear in 1/34 scale.

Click here to see this model on our website.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Getting 14 older First Gear models this week!

First Gear has long been producing quality diecast replicas.  The longevity of the company and the quality of their models makes some of them very collectable.  Some can be harder to find, but we have an awesome opportunity for you to fill in the holes in your collection!  These 14 older First Gear models will be here this week ready to ship out.

#18-2826 - 1/34 Scale
Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department 1960 Mack B 61 Fire Pumper Truck (Open Cab) - Engine #7 
• Just 720 Produced in 2001

#19-2967 - 1/34 Scale
Ray Meyer Fossils #10 - 1960 Mack B-61and Lowboy Trailer with Tarped Load
• Just 480 Produced in 2002

#19-3213 - 1/34 Scale
 "Mack Diesel" Mack L Dry Goods Van - "Powered with Mack Diesel Engine"
• Produced in 2003

#19-3454 - 1/34 Scale
"Mack Road Crew" 1960 Mack Dump Truck with Plow 
• Produced in 2005

#18-2708 - 1/30 Scale
"American Towman" 1937 Chevy Tow Truck 

#19-2599 - 1/30 Scale
Texaco 1937 Chevy Stake Truck with Tire Load
• Just 1,260 produced in 2000

#19-2616 - 1/34 Scale
United Metro - Mack R Cement Mixer Truck
• Just 1,260 produced in 2000

#19-2631 - 1/34 Scale
Gainesville Truck Center - 1960 Mack with Dump Trailer Authorized Mack Truck Distributor
• Just 720 Produced in 2000

#19-2936 - 1/34 Scale
Bard Concrete - Mack R Dump Truck "1952 - 50 Years of Service - 2002"
• Produced by First Gear in 2002

#19-2961 - 1/30 Scale
"Campbell 66 Express" (#9 in the Series) - 1937 Chevy Dry Goods Van Delivery Truck Authentic 1930's Graphics
• Just 480 produced in 2002

#19-3037 - 1/34 Scale
Universe Towing - International 4400 Tow Truck
• Produced around 2002

#19-3357 - 1/34 Scale
"Blackies Trucking" Mack Brockway Dump Truck 
• Produced in 2005

#19-3453 - 1/34 Scale
Mack Granite Truck and Lowboy Trailer with Tarped Load 
• Just 1,260 Pieces • Produced in 2006

#59-0192 - 1/54 Scale
"Central Transport" Freightliner FLD120 Tractor with 48' Van Trailer 

• Produced in 2001

Friday, February 8, 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

We just got three new cars from American Muscle:

These brand new cars just arrived, and we will be restocking the Sunliner as soon as we can!

These are all Elite Edition from American Muscle. Elite Editions feature careful attention to detail at a slightly lower price point for the budget-conscious collector.

• Diecast body with opening hood and doors
• Realistic headlights and taillights
• Retractable radio antenna
• Highly polished electro-plated chrome parts
• Accurate engine and engine bay details
• Steering wheel and front wheels turn together
• Folding seat backs
• Detailed interior accents

1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible Peacock (Blue & White)
#973 - 1/18 Scale -
February/March Restock

1966 Dodge Charger in White
#990 - 1/18 Scale

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Light Green
#993 - 1/18 Scale

Monday, February 4, 2013

God made farmers, and man made machines.

Did you guys catch the Super Bowl commercials last night?  There were some hilarious ones!  My favorite was probably the Audi commercial where the guy goes to prom.  The Axe Apollo one was pretty great too!

Humor aside, this Ram Paul Harvey commercial was very well done, in my opinion.  "So God made a farmer..."  My friends responded with applause.  If you didn't see it, take a minute to watch it here:

God made a farmer, and man made Ram and John Deere.  These John Deere models from ERTL arrived recently, and below is a sampling of the Ram models we offer.  Enjoy!

John Deere AOS 75th Anniversary Collector Tractor
#45339A - 1/16 Scale

John Deere 6125R Tractor
#45369 - 1/32 Scale

John Deere 8010 Diesel Vintage 4WD Tractor
#46236 - 1/64 Scale

John Deere 1010 Utility Vintage Tractor
#46239 - 1/64 Scale

John Deere Vintage Tractor
#46257 - 1/64 Scale

2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab in Metallic Blue - Special Edition
Maisto #31963MBL - 1/27 Scale - Spring Arrival

Dodge Ram Fifth Wheel with Livestock Trailer and Cattle
New-Ray #SS-10923 - 1/32 Scale

Dodge Ram 2500 4 x 4 Pickup - Collect 'N Play Series
ERTL #35927 - 4" Long