Friday, March 29, 2013

The New F/A-18F Super Hornet from Forces of Valor:

Designed and initially produced by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997, and the Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in 1999.  It replaced the Grumman F-14 Tomcat™ in 2006, and serves alongside the original Hornet.

This model from Forces of Valor is a replica of the Super Hornet flown by the Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), also known as the "Black Aces."  The Black Aces is attached to Carrier Air Wing 9, and is currently deployed aboard the USS John C. Stenis. Their radio call sign is "Fast Eagle" and their tail code is NG.            

There are actually quite a few videos on YouTube from the cockpit of this plane, during take-off and flying.  It looks amazing and completely terrifying!        

This 1/72 scale model has lots of features and its accurate markings.  

U.S. F/A-18F Super Hornet - "Black Aces" // Item #85064

• Constructed of both die cast metal and plastic
• Affix or remove the external fuel tanks
• Reconfigure the included weapons

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

These six new models just arrived from NZG:

Six brand new items arrived from NZG yesterday, and these great construction pieces are ready to find a home in your collections today!

Agri Compactor - Hamm 3412HT P Compactor
#6661-01 - 1/50 Scale


Weldex - Liebherr HS855HD Duty-Cycle Crawler Crane with Drag Bucket
#728-04 - 1/50 Scale


HC Hagermann - Liebherr HS855HD Duty-Cycle Crawler Crane with Drag Bucket
#728-06 - 1/50 Scale


Dibi - Liebherr A918 Compact Litronic Mobile Excavator
#818-02 - 1/50 Scale


Dettendorfer - MAN TGX with Curtainside Trailer
#848-05 - 1/50 Scale

Markgraf - Liebherr R 936 C Litronic Excavator
#856-02 - 1/50 Scale

Monday, March 25, 2013

First wave of M2's new Detroit Cruisers release!

M2Machines' newest models, the Detroit Cruisers Release 2, will be coming out over the next several months, and the first two sets are here!  Each set includes a car in two different paint schemes.  As always, you can expect top-notch 1/64 models at an affordable price. 

Make sure to stay tuned, as the rest of the sets will be announced in the coming weeks!

#31600-DC02A-SET - 1/64 Scale 
Detroit Cruisers Release 2A - 2-Piece Set
Each car is separately packaged in clamshell packaging

• 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 in Purple
• 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 in Red

#31600-DC02B-SET - 1/64 Scale
Detroit Cruisers Release 2B - 2-Piece Set 
Each car is separately packaged in clamshell packaging
• 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 250 in Blue
• 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 in Black

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tiny Models...Make Me Happy...

Have you seen these tiny cars and trucks?

We have just added an entire line of N and HO Scale cars and trucks. Classic Metal Works, also know as CMW, has produced these tiny diecast models and they are fantastic. I couldn't believe the detail they crammed into these little things. And there is a huge variety of model and  colors in both scales. 

Here are a few that caught my eye, be sure to check out our entire selection of CMW products. 



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring!

What a disappointing first day of Spring!! 
I don't know about you, but I was hoping for sunshine and warm weather, maybe even squeeze in a quick trip to the park or golf course, but no. It had to be 40 degrees outside. I hope your vernal equinox was warm and pleasant and that you played in the sand or flew a kite. 

If I could have played outside, this is what I would have played with. If you haven't seen the awesome toys from Bruder then you are seriously missing out. Each piece is unique and interesting, and has tons of working features. I can't wait until my son is big enough so I can justify buying them!

Here are a few of my favorites, follow the links for more details. 

BRUDER02815 - 1/16 Scale

MACK Granite Dump Truck 

BRUDER - 02439 - 1/16 Scale 
Caterpillar Excavator

BRUDER - 02821 - 1/16 Scale
MACK Granite Fire Engine with Water Pump

BRUDER - 02770 - 1/16 Scale
MAN Fire Engine Crane Truck with Light and Sound Module

BRUDER - 02131 - 1/16 Scale
Claas Jaguar 900 Field Chopper 

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out our website for more great products!

Monday, March 18, 2013

New WSI!

WSI is always announcing new models, it makes you wonder where they get all of the ideas! We have three that were just announced last week! The Wulro Scania R Topline hauling a tanker, item number 01-1121, is expected very soon!

I can hardly wait to see this model. WSI does such a great job, their models are always creative and well made. This particular model is in the colors of the Wulro Egg and Egg products company and features their logos. It comes with a 3 axle tanker trailer just dying to complete your collection!

Don't forget to check out our website for more fantastic WSI models!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Video demo of First Gear's Komatsu 960E-2K Dump

We have another video demo for you!  This time Brady's showing us around the Komatsu 960E-2K dump truck, cast in 1/50 scale by First Gear.

This model has nearly 250 component parts and features a tilting dump bed, poseable front wheels, working spring loaded suspension, soft pliable tires, detailed cab interior, diecast railings and stairs, updated control panel grid, updated alternator and blowers and air ducts, fold down ladders, rubber mudflaps, and safety cable and wheel blocks.

Even with such a lengthy list, you have got to see it for yourself.  So enjoy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Brand New Norscot, in stock and coming soon

We just received this brand new model from Norscot for the first time Monday!  They are now in stock and ready to ship out to their excited new owners. 

Caterpillar D5K2 LGP Dozer (Track-Type Tractor)
#55281 - 1/50 Scale

Once you get yours, make sure to let us know how you like it by leaving a review on the product page on our website!  We are confident that you will be supremely satisfied with the quality and detailing of this Norscot model.  Then of course, make sure to check out Norscot's five brand new models coming this summer!

Caterpillar 336E H Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator
#55279 - 1/50 Scale - June/July Arrival

Caterpillar 980K Wheel Loader - Rock Configuration
#55296 - 1/50 Scale - June/July Arrival

Caterpillar 980K Wheel Loader - Material Handling Configuration
#55289 - 1/50 Scale - June/July Arrival

Caterpillar 795F AC Mining Truck
#55515 - 1/50 Scale - June/July Arrival

Caterpillar EP16(C)PNT Lift Truck
#55504 - 1/25 Scale - July - August Arrival

Monday, March 11, 2013

New 1/24 scale cars from Bburago, M2, and Maisto!

I know there isn't always a whole lot of models made in 1/24 scale, so I want to make sure our 1/24 scale collectors out there get a chance to see these!  Just got these in last week, brand new from Bburago, M2Machines, and Maisto.

Bburago's Star and Bijoux Collections features a die-cast metal body with plastic parts, opening doors and hood or trunk, and full-function steering:

Bburago #21064MBL - 1/24 Scale
Lotus Evora S IPS in Metallic Blue
- Star Collection
Also available in yellow!

Bburago #22086MOR - 1/24 Scale
Lamborghini Diablo in Metallic Orange
- Bijoux Collection

Bburago #22100MBL - 1/24 Scale
Volvo C70 Coupe in Metallic Blue

Bburago #22103MR - 1/24 Scale
Lexus IS 350 in Metallic Red

M2Machines #40300-35A-S - 1/24 Scale
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible in Inca Silver

Maisto #31273BL - 1/24 Scale
MINI Countryman in Blue

Special Edition, which features a die-cast metal body with plastic details, opening doors, and detailed chassis.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

SkyMax military airplanes are available now!

If you haven't checked out SkyMax military aircraft models yet, you've been missing out!  Just in the past couple months we have started carrying this brand, and we are excited about the great detailing and construction of these models.

• engraved panel lines •
• a detailed cockpit with a glazed canopy •
• realistic armament •
• authentic markings •
• display stand • 

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.

(image above)
#SM4005 - 1/72 Scale
Hawker Tempest Mk.V, B.F. "Bud" Miller, No. 501 "County of Gloucester" Squadron
Replicating the famous Hawker Tempest flown by USAAF exchange pilot Flying Officer "Bud" Miller - the USAAF's only V-1 flying bomb ace - of No. 501 "County of Gloucester" Squadron in September, 1944, when Miller scored his ninth and final V-1 victory.

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Gear's 1938 flashback:

We're taking a trip back to 1930's small farming town America with these new models from First Gear.  Introducing the new 1938 International D-2 Pickups, available in three different styles, loaded with tons of features!

• Diecast metal construction
• Opening cab doors with fully detailed cab interior
• Fat fenders with torpedo headlights
• Distinctive grille design
• V-shaped split windshield
• Hood side louvers with International emblems
• Opening  tailgate
• Detailed chassis and undercarriage

#40-0290 - 1/25 Scale - Aug/Sept Arrival
1938 International D-2 Pickup Truck in IH Red and Black

#40-0294 - 1/25 Scale - Aug/Sept Arrival
International Harvester - 1938 International D-2 Pickup Truck

#40-0307 - 1/25 Scale - Aug/Sept Arrival
1938 International D-2 Pickup Truck in IH Dark Green and Black

Monday, March 4, 2013

We've got new 1/53 and 1/64 scale semis from Tonkin:

Seven new 1/53 scale and 1/64 scale trucks arrived from Tonkin last week and are ready to ship!  Below are just a few of the new models; click here to see them all on our website.

1/53 scale Precision Series Tonkin trucks are thoughtfully designed and die-cast in metal with up to 150 separate pieces. Each replica is both a showroom-quality collectible and a technically accurate model including: Brand specific details • OEM certification • Custom graphics  • Opening hood and doors • Steering front axle • Accessible interior     

#11-0139 - 1/53 Scale
Security Transport - Freightliner Cascadia with High Roof Sleeper and Dry Van Trailer

#12-0071 - 1/53 Scale
Doug Andrus Distributing 75th Anniversary - Peterbilt 386 with 53' Reefer Trailer - "Over 75 Years and Still Trucking" 

1/64 scale PEM Series Tonkin trucks have set the standard in 1/64 scale as one of the longest running lines of die-cast collectibles. Sharp graphics and durability are all hallmarks of the brand and continue to make it one of the world's most collected replicas.

#12-0008-01A - 1/64 Scale
YRC - Volvo VN Day Cab with Dry Van Trailer

Friday, March 1, 2013

YCC's Liebherr LTM1800 is a BEAUTY!

For our super-serious collectors, today we got the Liebherr LTM1800 mobile crane from YCC!   

This beautiful piece is precision crafted with laser-cut detailing and fully operational mechanics. 

#770-3 - 1/50 Scale
Thomen - Liebherr LTM1800 Mobile Crane - 8-axle heavy lifting crane
Limited Edition of 120 Models