Monday, April 29, 2013

Spotlight on Corgi's Hauliers of Renown Series:

We are proud to carry Corgi's top-of-the-line Hauliers of Renown series, and we invite you all to check it out (click here).  Each model in the series is of a truck from one of UK's most famous haulage fleets and includes a numbered Limited Edition "Tachograph" Certificate and customized presentation package.  Take a look at one of the newest arrivals in the series:

#CC15405 - 1/50 Scale
Seddon Atkinson Strato 40' Brian Harris Flatbed with Chain Load, Devon and Scotland - Hauliers of Renown Limited Edition

It's constructed almost entirely of die-cast metal and has authentic paint and detailing on the cab and trailer, realistic chain load and blocks, moving wheels with rubber-like tires, realistic tread and hubs, a well detailed cab interior, detailed undercarriage and chassis, a spare tire on the cab, working supsension on the trailer, and it also includes information on the trucking company and real truck.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

The newest from GreenLight just arrived!

Just arrived from GreenLight - these new 1/18 beauties are each Limited Edition of 1,500!

#12824 - 1/18 Scale 
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 in Kona Blue Metallic with Performance White Stripes

#12825 - 1/18 Scale
2011 Ford Shelby GT500 in Black with Torch Red Stripes

Friday, April 19, 2013

Top of the Line 1/50 scale Trucks Now Here from Drake!

These brand new Australian Drake models just arrived today!  Several of them are already out of stock again because they were all bought up (we will get more!), but here are the ones still in stock.

#01349 - 1/50 Scale
Drake Orange - Kenworth K200 Prime Mover - Cab Only

#01354 - 1/50 Scale
Kenworth K200 Prime Mover in Charcoal Grey - Cab Only

#01364 - 1/50 Scale
Membrey's - Kenworth K200 Prime Mover - Cab Only

#01386 - 1/50 Scale
Kenworth K200 Prime Mover in Silver - Cab Only

#T09016A - 1/50 Scale
Kenworth K200 Prime Mover with Drake Trailer 2x8 Dolly and 3x8 Swingwing in Charcoal Grey

#T09017A - 1/50 Scale  
Kenworth K200 Prime Mover with Drake Trailer 2x8 Dolly and 3x8 Swingwing in Metallic Blue

#T09021A - 1/50 Scale  
NQ Group - Kenworth K200 Prime Mover with Drake Trailer 2x8 Dolly and 3x8 Swingwing

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spotlight on the International W450 tractor from Spec-Cast

Check out Details that Matter, our weekly publication that takes you the closest you'll get to models without having them in your own hands.  We examine the intricacies and features of a different model each week.

Click here to see the directory of all the issues, or check out this week's below on the International W450 LP-Gas Tractor from Spec-Cast:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Motorart's brand new 1/50 Volvo front loaders are available NOW

If you're looking for new additions to your 1/50 scale or construction collection, make sure to take a look at these new Volvo front loaders from Motorart!

These have a bunch of fascinating details and features, such as an articulated body, opening engine cover with detailed engine, detailed axles including working rear suspension, rubber-like tires with authentic tread pattern, metal handrails and textured walkways, operating boom and bucket, and a detailed operators cab.

#300026 - 1/50 Scale
Volvo L220G Front Loader with Standard Bucket

#300030 - 1/50 Scale
Volvo L250G Front Loader with Spade-Nose Rock Bucket

Click here to see more models from Motorart.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The HO scale CAT 5230 is Stunning!

The Cat 5230 is a monster, weighing in at over 350 tons!  Available now from Classic Construction Models is the HO scale version of this majestic machine.   

#5230FS-W - 1/87 Scale
CAT® 5230 Front Shovel Excavator in Mining White - Precision Brass Model 

This museum quality, detailed replica will not disappoint! 

Constructed completely of high-detailed brass, this model features a positionable boom, stick and bucket, a full operator's cab, and visible engine and hydraulic systems - this is a true museum-quality work of art!

Museum quality details include realistic fire suppression system, air intakes, work lights, assembly hooks, and access panels. All hydraulic pistons on the real machine are recreated with complete scale hardlines, system manifolds and hoses.

Free-rolling, individually linked and pinned track shoes function like the actual machine.  All track rollers and idlers are functional, and spring-tensioned drives are moveable. Complete catwalks feature accurate to scale grating in photo etched brass and hand-formed safety railings in brass. 

Accurate scale markings and paint; fully rendered machine markings, warning labels, and paint scheme: all approved by Caterpillar Inc.

Monday, April 8, 2013

BIG Sale: 450+ on SALE through next Thursday!

If you haven't made it over to our BIG Sale, make sure to soon - the sale will go through next Thursday, or while supplies last.

Take a look at just a handful of the more than 450 models on sale right now:

Norscot #55214 - 1/50 Scale - SALE = $59.95
Caterpillar 320D L Hydraulic Excavator with Metal Tracks


Norscot #55215 - 1/50 Scale - SALE = $59.95
Caterpillar 323D L Hydraulic Excavator with Metal Tracks


Universal Hobbies #2938 - 1/32 Scale - SALE = $27.95
Massey Ferguson 6465 Communal Tractor


Universal Hobbies #5687 - 1/50 Scale - SALE = $27.95
Renault Magnum Chromed Version - Limited Edition of 1,000 pieces 


Bburago #21041MGY - 1/24 Scale - SALE = $11.95
Lamborghini Reventon in Metallic Grey - Star Collection


Bburago #22096R - 1/24 Scale - SALE = $7.95
Citroen C3 Pluriel Cabriolet in Red


Franklin Mint #B11WS08 - 1/24 Scale - SALE = $56.95
1967 Morris Mini Cooper S in Red with Black Top

Friday, April 5, 2013

Top Products of the Year

We are a fourth of the way through 2013, so here's a list of what's been popular so far this year! 

#1  Any and All Norscot CATERPILLAR items.  In particular, check out the CAT 336D Excavator (right), the CAT 323D Excavator, the CAT CT660 Dump Truck, and the CAT PM200 Cold Planer.  But, really, you just can’t go wrong with any Norscot CAT products.
#2  KEYCHAINS:  these are HOT.  Be sure to check out Universal Hobbies’ keychains with Komatsu PC200 and PC210 Excavators as well as their Massey Ferguson 8690 Tractor (left). Not far down on the list is the ERTL John Deere Wheel Loader Keychain.  Be sure to check it out, too!

#3  New-Ray has three 1/43 scale International 4200 trucks that are the top of our list with their Line Maintenance Truck & Digger Truck (just a few left of these two, but more will be coming) & New-Ray’s most popular truck, their White Box Truck (right).

#4  “Ice Road Truckers” show on the History Channel makes me nervous just to watch from the comfort of my sofa!  Those guys must have nerves of steel!!!  Have you seen what they do!?  Norscot had the opportunity work with the History Channel, and we have replicas available to you.  There are 4 in the set, and you order just your favorite or get the complete set by ordering 58608-CASE.  Of course, if you’re a fan of the show, you really need the complete set.  :)
#5  Norscot’s UPS delivery truck in 1/87 continues to be a top seller.  This replica looks just like the real truck that brings your order to your front door!

#6   DCP has been coming out with some great trucks lately, and one of them has outshone some others: Koppes Truck Lines KW K-100 with Livestock Trailer (left).  We have a limited number remaining, so if you’ve been considering this one, consider this your “last call.”  A couple of other really popular DCP trucks are the JC Alt Pete 379 with Livestock Trailer and the Chrome Shop Mafia Pete 379 with Flatbed Trailer.

#6  Model Power’s MINIs continue to sell well; however, the selection has really dwindled.  Once, our inventory included nearly TWO HUNDRED different 1/87 scale Model Power cars; we’re now down to less than FOUR DOZEN.  Model Power has paused production – perhaps temporarily or perhaps permanently, but we’re hoping that they will start it up again before too long. Our advice to you:  don’t miss out on getting what is still available!  People are particularly fond of the 1953 Cadillac Eldorado in both Pink and Baby Blue and we plan to restock both within the next couple of months.  The 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracudas in both Purple and Red (right).  We have a few each of those Barracudas left in stock.

#7   Tonkin has been coming out with dozens and dozens of new items lately – most in 1/87 scale.  The top few 1/87 scale Tonkin trucks have been the Walmart Hybrid FL Cascadiawith a 53' Dry Van Trailer, the Texaco KW T660 Day Cab with Heil Tanker (left), and the Sysco Foods International Prostar Day Cab with 28' Chrome Double Vans.  Ranking high on the charts is Tonkin’s 1/50 scale UPS Freightliner Sprinter Delivery Van.  In 1/53 scale, the Munkittrick Transport Pete 379 with 48' Flatbed and Tarped Load is followed closely by the Monder Express KW W900L with Alutrec Stepdeck.

#8  WSI is a relatively newer company but has been ascending our sales charts quickly over the past year.  If you have a love for trucks and construction models and have not checked out this line, today is the day to do so!  In particular, their 1/87 scale Liebherr LTM 1750 – 9.1 Truck Mounted Crane (right) is one not to miss.  This HO beauty sports features such as a detailed interior, swiveling outriggers, extendable boom and working drum with key, crane operators cab which swings out into working position, realistic counterweights and tray, and rubber-like tires with realistic tread.  For the top 1/50 scale items, be sure to look into the Hitachi ZX870 Excavator, the UPS MercedesSprinter Delivery Van, and the Liebherr LTM1050.3 GlobetrotterTruck-Mounted Crane (currently on back-order, but reserve yours now).

#9  GreenLight makes nicely detailed vehicles at great prices.  Our most popular GreenLight is our 1956 Ford F-100 Limited Edition Pickup Truck in Burgandy.  Only 1200 were created, and  just 17% remain.
#10  New-Ray also tops the charts with their semi trucks in 1/43 scaleKW W900 with Van Trailer in White  and 1953 Mack Model B-61 with Flatbed Trailer hauling a Log Load (right). 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Video Review of the German Flakpanzer IV

Check out the in's and out's of the WWII German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind tank of the 101st SS Schwere Panzer Abteilung.

It's from Forces of Valor's D-Day Commemorative Series, cast in 1/32 scale.

#80051 - 1/32 Scale  

Monday, April 1, 2013

Check out the Lightning F6 from Corgi:

Able to climb faster than anything else in the skies, the Lightning was a fearsome machine and not for the faint-hearted to fly.  5 Squadron gained the Lightning with its move to RAF Binbrook in 1965, and kept it until its replacement with Tornado F3s in 1987.

This particular machine still exists, though preserved in a different color scheme. The shark’s mouth was painted on during gunnery exercises and later removed.

It's available now from Corgi in 1/72 scale:

#AA32314 - 1/72 Scale
BAC Lightning F6 5 Sqdn, RAF Binbrook 1984