Wednesday, March 30, 2016

American Muscle is Rolling Out More American Classics!!!

When I think classic muscle car replicas, there are just a few names that come to mind: American Muscle, GreenLight, Jada, and Maisto. But one name stands out when you start talking about American muscle cars; American Muscle. No smart cars here, just good old-fashioned, gas-guzzling muscle machines. So whether you're all in for Ford, Chevy, Pontiac, or Dodge, American Muscle has a Brand New model for you to check out. All of these models feature opening doors, hood, and trunk. They also have steerable front wheels, serialized chassis, and detailed engines. Here are a few of my favorites!
#1069 - 1/18 Scale
April / May Arrival
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in Grabber Lime Green
429 Cobra Jet Engine and 4 Speed Transmission
#1076 - 1/18 Scale
June / July Arrival
1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Adriatic Blue
455 HO Engine, “Rockcrusher” 4 Speed Transmission, Rallye II Wheels, Goodyear Tires
One of the Rarest Factory-Built Cars in the World
#1078 - 1/18 Scale
June / July Arrival
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air in White
Dog Dish Hubcaps, 427 Engine, and 4 Speed Transmission
#1082 - 1/18 Scale
April / May Arrival
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in Cranberry Red with Black Stripes
#1067 - 1/18 Scale
April / May Arrival
1966 Dodge Charger Fastback in Gold - 50th Anniversary
426 HEMI, 4-speed transmission,5 spoke styled wheel covers, and blue line tires

All of these models are available for pre-order now at What are you waiting for? Get your order in right away!

Monday, March 28, 2016

New Ghostbusters Slot Car Set Coming from Auto World!

Auto World has just announced a new Ghostbusters slot car set called Haunted Highway 2! This great 14-foot track will be here this summer, just like the new reboot of the original Ghostbusters movie! Slot cars are always a lot of fun and have a way of bringing the child out in all of us. The only thing that could make it better is to bring to life the movies we know and love through the detailed 1/64 scale vehicles and props for the track that are a part of this incredible set:
#SRS317 - 1/64 Scale
June / July Arrival
Ghostbusters Haunted Highway 2 Slot Car Race Set
Set Includes:
• 14 feet of track – multiple layout options!
• Three EXCLUSIVE 1:64 scale slot cars – Slimed Ecto-1A, NYPD Police Car, and NYC Taxi Cab
• Two variable speed controllers & AC power pack
• Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cardboard standup
• BONUS Lady Liberty cardboard standup

Visit us at today to see all of the slot car sets that we have available from Auto World and to place your pre-orders for this amazing new Ghostbusters addition! Also, be sure to grab an X-Traction Pit Kit to keep your slot cars running smoothly.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Land Rover Models Incoming from Universal Hobbies!

The human spirit craves adventure. Whether that means whitewater rafting, climbing to the summit of K2, or simply taking a new route to the book store, it's the drive to explore our world that keeps us moving forward. Few vehicles exemplify that wanderlust like the Land Rover Defender. Built to take you absolutely anywhere you might want to go, the Defender is one of the most adaptable vehicles ever made. I am delighted to announce that some truly spectacular 1/18 scale Land Rover models are coming from Universal Hobbies

#3885 - 1/18 Scale
April - May Arrival
Land Rover Defender TD5 110 Police 
The TD5 110 is the top choice of many police and private security forces in the United Kingdom. This model comes equipped with an authentic livery, detailed interior and undercarriage, and free-rolling wheels.

#3884 - 1/18 Scale
April - May Arrival
Land Rover Defender TDI 110 Expedition
Built with civilian adventurers in mind, this 1/18 scale TDI 110  has a roof top luggage rack, spare tire mounting, and custom window decals. 

#3888 - 1/18 Scale
April - May Arrival
Land Rover Defender TD5 90 Wagon
For the urban explorer, we have the TD5 90 in beautiful, glossy black. Featuring true-to-scale detail and stunning good looks, this outstanding model will be sure to turn heads!

So whether your adventure takes you to the plains of the Sahara Desert, the ski slopes of Switzerland, the beaches of Morocco, or just down the street for a cup of coffee with your sweetheart, engage your passion, live with zeal, and seize the day! Then visit us at and pre-order these fantastic new 1/18th scale models!  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New-Ray Cars Are Rolling In!

We're rolling out the red carpet to welcome these great new models from New-Ray! Like the rest of their line-up, these new items offer a great balance of detail and value. The cool new 1/32 scale cars below have opening doors and are primarily made of diecast metal with some plastic parts. Check them out!

#513931/32 ScaleApril / May Arrival
1970 Plymouth Cuda in Purple and Black
#50473B1/32 ScaleApril / May Arrival
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Red with Black Stripes
#SS-55223 - 1/32 Scale
April / May Arrival
1949 Ford Mercury
#SS-120531/32 Scale
April / May Arrival
Peterbilt Tow Truck hauling a Semi Tractor (cab only)
These new models are headed our way, so be sure to get your pre-orders in soon at, and check out the rest of our New-Ray offerings.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Several New Models Coming from Wiking This Summer!

We are excited to announce that there are several new models coming from Wiking this summer! Wiking has a wide range of highly-detailed, plastic vehicles in 1/87 and 1/160 scales. Here are just a handful of the wonderful replicas available for pre-order:

#061247 - 1/87 Scale
May / June Arrival
Fire Service - MAN TGM Rosenbauer AT LF
#036311 - 1/87 Scale
May / June Arrival
Claas Arion 630 Tractor with Front Loader 150
#037104 - 1/87 Scale
May / June Arrival
Freyaldenhoven - Unimog U 411 with Trailer
#098241 - 1/160 Scale
May / June Arrival
Gasolin - Magirus Tanker Truck
Visit us at to see all of the newest additions to the Wiking line. Add these and many other HO and N scale models to your collection today!

Friday, March 18, 2016

New Ford Econoline Vans from First Gear Coming this Summer!

The Ford Econoline Van is something of an institution. Many of us remember, as children, seeing these as fleet vehicles for a diverse range of companies. They were used by everyone - from construction workers to medical first responders. Ford's gamble on a full-sized van that would meet the needs of both Fortune 500 companies and small families certainly paid off. They dominated the market for years. I'm pleased to announce that First Gear is honoring that legacy with these great new 1/25 scale models!

#40-0384 - 1/25th Scale
Summer Arrival
Ford Tractor - Ford Econoline Van

Whether you choose the classic Ford Tractor Parts livery or the distinctive Allis-Chalmers look, both of these models display impressive detail. Featuring authentic cab and body interiors, OEM paint schemes, opening doors, detailed undercarriages, and a stack of branded parts boxes, these vans are fully equipped to become part of your fleet!

#40-0385 - 1/25 Scale
Summer Arrival
Allis-Chalmers - Ford Econline Van
The Ford Econoline lives on as one of the best-selling fleet vehicles ever produced. Own a piece of that historic legacy with these new First Gear models! Visit us at and get your pre-orders in today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What do Texaco and TWA Have in Common? Wings Of Texaco has the Answer!

The Wings Of Texaco series has been bringing the excitement, color, and history of the Texaco aircraft fleet into our homes since 1993. This year is a special treat for the student of aviation history. The regular and special editions share the same famous wing number, but the versions offer different graphics. 

#CP73911/50 Scale
September / October Arrival
Wings of Texaco Airplane Series #24 (2016) Special Edition in Silver with TWA (Trans World Airlines) Graphics - 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Jr.
Let's start by taking a look at the special edition. Wing number NC18137 is a beautiful 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Jr. This plane was owned by TWA and was known by the name "Research". It was an aerial laboratory for testing then-new technology that has become ubiquitous with modern aviation such as static discharge and de-icing equipment. 

The Lockheed Electra series was known as the "Cadillac" of planes. It is therefore no surprise that both Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart chose them for their respective "round-the-world" flights. Several celebrities rode in the NC18137 including Bette Davis and Wallace Berry.

In the 1940's, Paul Richter, executive V.P. of TWA, was a good friend of the VP of Texaco, Aubrey Keif. This Friendship no doubt aided the research partnership between the two companies. Take a look at this cool flyer from the 1940's talking about this NC18137 and the partnership between TWA and Texaco!

#CP7390 - 1/50 Scale
September / October Arrival
Wings of Texaco Airplane Series #24 (2016) Regular Edition in Silver with Texaco Graphics- 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Jr.
The regular edition comes with the classic Texaco graphics painted boldly on the side. NC18137 was purchased from TWA by Texaco and it was part of their fleet for years. It was later bought back by Ruth Richter, Paul Richter's daughter, and it is in her personal possession and in good working order to this day.

Both of these planes are available for pre-order at Additionally, we are offering the two planes as a SET,and if you pre-order the set, we provide FREE shipping! So get your order in today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

DCP is Rolling out Brand New Trucks!

Die-Cast Promotions has two great-looking trucks coming your way this Spring! These semis are excellent examples of the high-quality products that we expect from DCP. The color schemes create a uniqueness in these 1/64 scale trucks. All of the detailed and functional features (opening hood, positionable front wheels, realistic tire tread, detailed engine, etc.) make these perfect for any collector.

#33642 - 1/64 Scale
Late March / April Arrival
Lindamood Demolition - Peterbilt 379 Day Cab with East End Dump Trailer - Level 2 Detail
#33633 - 1/64 Scale
Late March / April Arrival
TraLo - Kenworth W900 with 60" Flattop Sleeper and Ribbed Chrome Dry Van Trailer
Visit us at to place your pre-orders for both of the semis above and to see more of the models from DCP!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Beautiful NEW Models from WSI!!

It's too easy these days to get caught up in the busyness of life: deadlines, taxes and work. Sometimes it's difficult to focus on the lighter, more positive side. But some companies still know how to awaken that childlike joy in us; one such company is WSI. Their commitment to quality and sense of fun are evident in the wonderful models they produce. Let's look at some great new models coming from WSI in the near future!

#01-1552 - 1/50th Scale
March - April Arrival
Treffler - MAN TGX XLX with 6-Axle Ballast Trailer
This astonishing six-axle monster is ready to move anything! It would be perfect for hauling your favorite 1/50 scale construction equipment.

#01-1373 - 1/50th Scale
March - April Arrival
Kingma - Volvo FH4 GL Dump Truck
With a tilting, covered dump bed, this versatile dump truck from Volvo will quickly earn its place among your nicest models.

#01-1778 - 1/50th Scale
March - April Arrival
Sven Schneider - DAF XF with Powder Trailer 
This outstanding DAF XF 105 SSC with bulk powder trailer is ready to conquer the job in a way that few trucks can. With its emphasis on incredible detail, this unique model deserves a spot in your collection! 

#01-1787 - 1/50th Scale
March - April Arrival
Gruber Logistics - MB Actros with Curtainside Trailer
This Mercedes-Benz Actros, hauling for Gruber Logistics, is committed to getting the job done. Featuring a curtainside trailer and attention to minutia, this is one model you don't want to miss! 

So remember to make time for fun in your life; spend a couple of hours focusing on the sheer joy that being alive allows. These great models are the perfect place to start! With these and many more WSI models arriving in the coming months, there has never been a better time to collect diecast. Visit us at to browse our huge inventory of great 1/50th scale models and get your pre-orders in today!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Check Out these Fantastic New Models from GreenLight!

GreenLight is committed to producing a wide variety of diecast cars. They offer everything from movie cars and TV cars, to Indy Cars and awesome muscle cars. This week boasts an equally eclectic group of new announcements. Check them out!
#86231 - 1/43 Scale
1987 Buick Grand National GNX - Fast and Furious (2009)

#PC18003 - 1/18 Scale
1966 Cadillac S&S 48 High Top Ambulance in Red and White - Precision Collection 
#86472 - 1/43 Scale
1960 Jeep Surrey CJ3B in Pink - Elvis Presley
#29869 - 1/64 Scale
100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition
GreenLight has a great plurality of products, as well as a fine eye for detail, which is part of the reason they fit in so well here at Whether you're into cars, farm toys, construction replicas, military models, big rigs, or motorcycles, we have what you want. Check out our site and see for yourself!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Great Deals this Weekend during the Inventory Reduction Sale!

We are in the midst of a HUGE sale on HUNDREDS of different items from well over 25 of your favorite brands. Let's check out some of what's available!

Drake is a name synonymous with quality - looking at the incredible attention to detail and the sharp colors is awe-inspiring. Eight of our classic Drake models are on sale until Monday!

First Gear has been producing trucks for a long time now, and we are proud to offer 50+ of these excellent models on discounts up to 50%, like the one above! This beautiful resin Monaco from Auto World pays tribute to the brave individuals of the Chicago Police Department. You can get an awesome model and save 30% too!

Do you love farm toys and collectibles? Check out our selection of over 60 different ERTL items on sale now! More of a car person? We have you covered with incredible savings on favorites from Mattel

Visit and place your order before these savings disappear.

NEW Diecast Masters Models have ARRIVED!!

Our office has been buzzing with excitement this week due to the arrival of some long-awaited merchandise. Diecast Masters has finally arrived! Our receiving staff have been working overtime to get these ground-breaking Caterpillar models ready for shipment, because we know you're just as excited to get them as we are! Here are two of my favorites, in case you haven't seen them yet.

#85518 - 1/125th Scale
Caterpillar 793F Mining Truck
#85518 with dump bed raised
This spectacular mining truck is modeled in incredible detail from diecast metal. It features a detailed operator in the cab and comes in a collectible metal box. And at 1/125th scale, this little guy is the perfect size for your desk!

#85517 - 1/50th Scale
Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractor Dozer
#85517 in its display box
This stunning 1/50th scale D11T from Caterpillar features exquisite detail and comes in a presentation box with engravable display base. The crowning touch is the absolutely beautiful antique copper finish. It really makes these models stand out from the crowd.

We're so thrilled to bring these and many more great Diecast Masters products to you! They really are some of the nicest models you're likely to find, and at prices that belie their quality. Visit us at and get your orders in today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Racing Champions is Back!!!

Racing Champions is a brand which has brought smiles to the faces of car enthusiasts of all ages. That is what they are gearing up to do again with their first release of Racing Champions Mint. The set of six cars is available in two different color schemes. Take a look!
#RC001-A-CASE - 1/64 Scale
March / April Arrival
Racing Champions Mint 1:64 Diecast Release 1 A
#RC001-B-CASE - 1/64 Scale
March / April Arrival
Racing Champions Mint 1:64 Diecast Release 1 B
Fasten your seat belt and cruise on over to to place your pre-order. While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of our great collection of 1/64 scale diecast cars from Auto World, GreenLight, Johnny Lightning, and Mattel!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CAT Stops Production of On-Highway Trucks

You may have heard last Friday that CATERPILLAR announced that they will no longer be producing on-highway trucks.  You can read the Equipment World report HERE:

In response, Diecast Masters sent this information:

As many of you may already know, Caterpillar announced this past Friday that it will cease production of all on-highway trucks, effective immediately, and close down this business.

As a result, Diecast Masters is making the following moves, subject to further developments:

- We will immediately stop production of our new CT681 truck scale models. This includes:

                - Item 85295 - 1:50 scale CT681 Concrete Mixer
                - Item 85512 - 1:87 scale CT681 Concrete Mixer
                - Item 85513 - 1:50 scale CT681 Dump Truck
                - Item 85514 - 1:87 scale CT681 Dump Truck

- We will not initiate production of any CT680 truck models.

- We will not produce any CT660/lowboy trailer combinations — Items 85503 (truck and lowboy) and 85293 (truck, lowboy and 950H wheel loader).

- The current stock of already-made CT660 dump trucks will not be replenished after it is sold out. This includes Item 85502 (red truck with silver dump body) and Item 85290 (yellow truck with black dump body).

The CT660 dump trucks just arrived yesterday, and we expect to have them in stock for quite a while; however, at the same time, we also suggest you place your order sooner rather than later as there are no certainties, and when they're gone, they're gone.

Caterpillar CT660 Dump Truck - Core Classics Series
RED: #85502                                  YELLOW: #85290

Features include:
• detailed operator in cab
• CAT CT13 Engine & CX31 Transmission
• clear windows with cab detail
• hood opens to reveal engine detail
• opening back gate
• tilting dump bed

Speaking of Diecast Master's items that just arrived yesterday, there are MANY (43 to be exact!)  AND, even more are expected later this Spring or early Summer.

Check out the recently arrived Diecast Masters HERE, and have fun collecting!