Friday, April 29, 2016

Going Green at

Even though this year's Earth Day is behind us, it's still important to hold onto the spirit of green living. We believe we are the stewards of the Earth and that it's our responsibility to leave a better world for future generations.


Here at, we do our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
One way we reduce our waste is by using paper packing material whenever we can. Styrofoam is convenient, but not very environmentally friendly!
We also save and reuse our manufacturers' cardboard shipping boxes whenever possible.
Plus, rather than throwing unusable boxes away, we recycle them!

 Striving to reduce our environmental impact is an important part of the way we do business, and we encourage our customers to be conservation-minded, as well. What are some ways you practice good stewardship of our natural resources? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Facebook page! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hot New Sports Cars are Roaring in From Bburago this Summer!

Lamborghini, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz, the trifecta of European sports car innovation, have something in common besides Europe and gas-guzzling passion, that something is Bburago. We have a plethora of New cars coming from Bburago this Summer.
All of these models are made of diecast metal with some plastic parts. They have steerable front-wheels and opening doors with detailed interiors. The 1/18 scale cars also feature opening hoods and trunks. Here are just some of my personal favorites!

#11038Y - 1/18 Scale
June - July Arrival
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 in Pearl Yellow

#11041BL - 1/18 Scale
June - July Arrival
Police Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 in Blue and White
#12047S - 1/18 Scale
June - July Arrival
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL in Silver
#21076MGY - 1/24 Scale
July - August Arrival
Porsche 918 Spyder in Metallic Grey
#21079R - 1/24 Scale
September - October Arrival
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV in Red
These beautiful replicas are due to arrive this Summer and Fall. Head over to to submit your pre-order today! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Auto World Just Announced a New Christine Replica!

We are very excited to announce the NEW Christine replica from the 1983 movie coming from Auto World this Summer! They have packed this 1/18 scale diecast model with so many great features! Here is a closer look at some of the details that you can enjoy when you receive your pre-orders:
This 1958 Plymouth Fury has opening doors and hood. It also features steerable wheels with white wall tires and chrome hub caps.
"Christine" may make you wonder if she is going to come to life with the unique working headlights and accurate movie details.
This beautiful car has a Golden Commando 350 V8 engine with two 4-barrel carbs boasting 305hp.
#AWSS102 - 1/18 Scale
June / July Arrival
1958 Plymouth Fury - Christine - in Red with Dark Tinted Windows
Visit us at to place your pre-orders for your very own "Christine," if you think you can handle her!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Save Up to 75% on over 500 Items - Sale Ends Thursday!

Right now, we have everything from police cars to tractors and planes to wheel loaders on sale THROUGH THURSDAY, so you're sure to find whatever you need! Visit today and check out these great deals during this HUGE SALE on over 500 items, many of which have never been on sale before! 

While you're on the site, be sure to check out the CAT Sale as well. 25+ CAT scale models are on sale with discounts up to 40% (while supplies last)!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Elite Deutz-Fahr "Warrior" and Case David Brown 995 Among New Tractors Coming From Universal Hobbies this Summer!

#4917 - 1/32 Scale
May - June Arrival
Deutz-Fahr Argotron 7250 TTV "Warrior" Tractor

#4917 - 1/32 Scale
May - June Arrival
Deutz-Fahr "Warrior" Back View 
New Universal Hobbies models are coming this summer, and I can't wait! They include models like this awesome Deutz-Fahr 7250 Warrior, which has earned its place as one of the most elite tractors Deutz-Fahr has ever made. With an exceptionally limited production run, it's incredibly difficult to buy one of these guys. However, now you can have your own Warrior in 1/32 scale.

Built of diecast metal with some plastic parts, this is a beautiful replica of a tractor many of us could only dream of driving.

Featuring rubber tires, a fully detailed operator's cabin, and both front and rear hitches, this model is decked out and ready to work!
#4917 - 1/32 Scale
May - June Arrival
Deutz-Fahr "Warrior" Side View 

Everything about this tractor, and its real world counterpart, speak to its exclusivity; from the chromed exhaust pipes to the stunning black paint.

No matter what endears you to this tractor, its a great 1/32 model.

#4917 - 1/32 Scale
May - June Arrival
Deutz-Fahr "Warrior" Operator's Cabin Detail 

#4885 - 1/16 Scale
June - July Arrival
Case David Brown 995 Tractor, 1973

Now let's throw it back to the '70s; 1973, to be exact. This Case David Brown 995 is one of my favorite tractors from that period. The distinctive white/orange paint scheme makes this tractor a looker!

#4885 - 1/16 Scale
June - July Arrival
Case David Brown 995 Tractor, 1973

Featuring diecast and plastic construction with rubber tires, this 1/16th scale beauty has steerable front wheels and a detailed engine.

The padded rubber seat is a nice addition for any 6" tall people who might be riding this tractor!

A rear hitch, unique round fenders, and authentically styled tire treads round out the impressive features of this great model.

#4885 - 1/16 Scale
June - July Arrival
Case David Brown 995 Tractor, 1973
Be sure to add these to your Universal Hobbies collection; they're just too good to pass up!

Tune in again next week for more product announcements and industry news from!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NEW Allis-Chalmers Tractor Arriving this Summer from ERTL!!!

ERTL just announced this exciting Allis-Chalmers tractor. This 1/16 scale D-19 features:

  • Steerable front wheels 
  • Rear hitch that will work with most 1/16 scale ERTL implements and wagons.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts
  • Highly detailed front grill
  • Carefully tooled engine
#16311 - 1/16 Scale
July / August Arrival
Allis-Chalmers D-19 Tractor

This beautiful machine first rolled off the assembly line in 1961 and was available with gasoline, diesel, or LP gas engines. This wide front tractor featured power-assist steering and would have set you back $5,300 in 1964.

ERTL is set to knock this one out of the park, and they're doing it without the sticker-shock of the actual machine. This brilliant model is scheduled to arrive late this summer so be sure to visit and pre-order yours today!

Monday, April 18, 2016

New Manitowoc Cranes Coming from Towsleys!

The New Manitowoc MLC300 and MLC650 Crawler Cranes have been outfitted with some of the newest and best systems, and several of these great features are being recreated in 1/50 scale replicas by Towsleys. These highly-detailed diecast models are set to be released during the first quarter of 2017! While that may seem like a long time, I assure you that, after looking at all that these cranes have to offer, it will be well worth the wait!
#MLC300 - 1/50 Scale
Q1 2017 Arrival
Manitowoc MLC300 Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane with VPC
The MLC300 and MLC650 both have a fully functional Variable Positioning Counterweight with over 3" of travel for the MLC300 and over 5" for the MLC650. Each crane comes with 20 individual counterweights to provide optimal positioning. The MLC300 is 45" long with VPC extended, 6.5" wide, and 64" high, and the larger MLC650 is 54" extended length, 7.5" wide, and 78" in height.

#MLC650 - 1/50 Scale
Q1 2017 Arrival
Manitowoc MLC650 Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane with VPC
Here are several great features for you to think about as you anticipate the arrival of your cranes:
• Fully configurable replica with and without VPC Max and backmast 
• Fully functional boom with loadblock 
• Key operated, friction-controlled boom hoist, whip hoist, and load line drums 
• Fully functional luffing jib with loadblock 
• Functional live mast with pullies 
• Rotating and pivoting cab with detailed interior 
• Functioning diecast tracks
• Self-erecting jacking cylinders 
• Accurately replicated boom catwalks, carbody catwalks and stairs 
• Manitowoc graphics for each model throughout 
• Realistic wire rope guides, straps, and wire rope tie offs 
• Lattice sections attach with high quality bolt/nut fasteners 
• Assembly manual included

Now is the time to place your pre-orders and prepare a place for these large and beautiful cranes so you can focus on getting them assembled as soon as they arrive. You may also want to consider looking at some of the other 1/50 scale replicas that are available at to go along with these amazing Manitowoc cranes from Towsleys

Friday, April 15, 2016

Over 50 NEW Models Coming from Herpa this Year!

There are more than fifty new models coming later this year from Herpa, and more reason than ever to be excited!

With such an array of great plastic models to choose from, Herpa makes it easy to build your own HO scale worlds. From city streets to country roads, or even your very own shipping depot, construction site or military base!

How do YOU build with your miniatures? We'd love to see what you can come up with, so email your photographs or videos to and we might feature them in a future blog!

Here are just a few of the upcoming releases from Herpa!

#091078 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
MAN TGS Firetruck

Featured here are two of Herpa's new emergency responders, a MAN firetruck and a MAN ambulance, in 1/87th scale.

#092456 - 1/87th Scale
August - September
MAN TGS Intensive Care Ambulance

#066488 - 1/160th Scale\
August - September Arrival
Mercedes Actros with Tanker Trailer
Here is a small sampling of their new construction and transport models; a Mercedes Actros in 1/160th scale and a Schmitz dump trailer in 1/87th.

#076549 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
Schmitz Dump Trailer

#034404 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
BMW 5 Series

They also continue to manufacture a wide range of quality 1/87th scale models of consumer vehicles such as this new BMW 5 Series and this Audi Q2.

#028677 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
Audi Q2

#745529 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
Tiger Tank, Late Version

For military enthusiasts, Herpa has you covered! With new tanks like this Tiger, and military trucks like the Ford Koeln shown here, you'll have no shortage of options for enhancing your HO scale dioramas!

#745475 - 1/87th Scale
August - September Arrival
Ford Koeln, German Army

This is only a fraction of the new high quality plastic models coming from Herpa this year. See the rest HERE and remember, no matter which of Herpa's diverse product offerings appeal to you, is here to serve all your 1/87th and 1/160th scale needs. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW Maisto Cars are Rolling Out!

Whether it's the rumbling growl of engines, the earthy smell of quality leather, or the adrenaline rush that comes from a powerful machine forcing your head back to the headrest when you push in the gas pedal, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the driving experience. I would count myself lucky to get to drive an automobile of this caliber, but Maisto makes it easy to bring the excitement home. They have announced a few New models that are scheduled to be released in the coming months.
#38131R - 1/18 Scale
May / June Arrival
Mercedes AMG GT in Red - Exclusive Collection
#36849BK - 1/18 Scale
May / June Arrival
Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR Street Version in Flat Black - Premiere Edition
#31689MGY - 1/18 Scale
May / June Arrival
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Metallic Grey - Special Edition
#31508MBL - 1/24 Scale
May / June Arrival
2015 Ford Mustang in Metallic Blue - Special Edition
#31202R - 1/24 Scale
May / June Arrival
1970 Chevrolet Corvette in Red - Special Edition
#31166BK - 1/18 Scale
July / August Arrival
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback in Black - Special Edition
#31128GR - 1/18 Scale
May / June Arrival
2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS in Green - Special Edition
These little beauties may not have that new-car smell, but they will all stand out, even in a large collection. Go to and pre-order yours today!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Over 20 New Models Coming from NZG!

We are very excited about all of the NEW models being released by NZG this year! There are all kinds of construction equipment represented in the replicas that have just been announced. From Vogele tracked pavers to Hamm compactors to Liebherr excavators, there are plenty of great 1/50 scale models to choose. The realistic and movable parts are examples of fine craftsmanship. Here are just a few of the 20+ items now available for pre-order:
#945 - 1/50 Scale
August / September Arrival
Liebherr HS 8100 HD Hydraulic Crawler Crane with Slurry Wall Grab
#8591 - 1/50 Scale
May / June Arrival
Vogele Super 2100-3i Tracked Paver - New Design
#9481 - 1/50 Scale
May / June Arrival
Hamm H7i Compactor with Pad Foot
#946 - 1/50 Scale
August / September Arrival
Liebherr A 922 Rail Hydraulic Excavator
To see all of the upcoming releases from NZG, visit us at, and remember that NZG orders over $100 get a free mug! Also, several of the items come with free shipping!

Friday, April 8, 2016

MARVELous New Jada METALS Figures Coming Soon!!

The Marvel cinematic universe has established itself as a definitive fixture at the box office in recent years, in no small part due to Captain America and Ironman. These characters have been loved by fans for many years, but never more so than now. Jada Toys is showing their love for Marvel with these great new 4" diecast figures!

#97557 - 4"
April - May Arrival
Ironman Diecast Metal Figure
These collectible figures, inspired by the upcoming film Captain America: Civil War, feature unique, heavy diecast metal construction; which is unusual in figures of this type. These little guys have a lot in common with the heroes they're based on: they're tough, bold and a lot of fun to have around! 
#97558 - 4"
April - May Arrival 
Captain America Diecast Metal Figure

These awesome figures are a great addition to Jada's DC and Marvel METALS line. Speaking of which, the battle is raging over at! Join the fight, choose your side and enjoy our selection of Marvel and DC merchandise!