Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Move at Toy Fair

Our President has traveled a long way to snowy Nuremberg, Germany to give you the latest scoop on brand new products from some of your favorite manufacturers. Check out these pictures of new Universal Hobbies models from Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair!

He was also able to snap some pictures of these great-looking Wiking prototypes!

Spielwarenmasse Toy Fair offers a unique opportunity to get a sneak peek of the coming year. Stay tuned at, and sign up for the weekly email for updates on new models!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brand New CATERPILLAR Models from Norscot!

This time of year is jam-packed with all sorts of new models as companies from around the world travel to Nuremberg, Germany for the annual Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair. We are proud to share several BRAND NEW NORSCOT REPLICAS with you which were just announced yesterday!

#55230 - 1/50 Scale - Summer Arrival
Caterpillar 926M Wheel Loader with High Lift Bucket

#55284 - 1/50 Scale - Summer Arrival
Caterpillar 390F LME Hydraulic Tracked Excavator

#55294 - 1/50 Scale - Fall Arrival
Caterpillar 910K Wheel Loader
We would also like to announce our new Peterbilt 389 with Trailking Lowboy Trailers in 1/87 scale. Check them out below, and stay tuned for images!

#58200 - 1/87 Scale - Summer Arrival
Peterbilt 389 in White with Trailking Lowboy Trailer

#58201 - 1/87 Scale - Summer Arrival
Peterbilt 389 in Black with Trailking Lowboy Trailer

These 1/50 and 1/87 models are going to make a splash this coming year, so be sure to 
place your pre-orders at today!

And stay tuned for updates on these two great Norscot pieces, both of which are expected to arrive in Late 2015.

#55297 - 1/50 Scale
Winter 2015 Arrival
Caterpillar R3000H
Underground Mining Loader
#55516 - 1/50 Scale
Winter 2015 Arrival
Caterpillar AD60
Underground Articulated Mining Truck

Friday, January 23, 2015

Brand New Trucks from Promotex!

Kenworth, Mack, and ProStar - oh my! Promotex just announced several new 1/87 scale models, all of which are set to arrive in February or March.

#006539 - 1/87 Scale
February / March Arrival
Kenworth T-800 Dump Truck with Trailer
and Converter Dolly

Equipped with a trailer and a unique converter dolly, this Kenworth T-800 Dump truck is ready to hit the road in your 1/87 scale train layout. Check out the impeccable detail of the grill and the cab.

#006525 - 1/87 Scale
February / March Arrival
Mack 603 with 20' Foldable Container
and Chassis hauling a Large
Stand-Alone Tank

This Mack 603 truck is outfitted with a foldable container and chassis, which gives this replica a vastly different look than many other tractor-trailer combinations. This feature makes this little truck an interesting addition to any collection.
#006508BL - 1/87 Scale
February / March Arrival
International ProStar Cab Only in Blue

Last, and certainly not least, we have the classic International ProStar cab only in a deep, rich blue. Between the free-rolling wheels and the detailed chassis, this is a sure-fire way to add a unique and practical piece to your diorama.

These are just a few of the many great products offered by Promotex. Check out to explore more of this product line today.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Over 50 NEW Herpa Items Announced!

Herpa announced 50+ new models this past week in both 1/87 scale and 1/160 scale. We wanted to share just a few of these exciting models with you today!

#745178 - 1/87 Scale
June / July Arrival
Sikorsky CH 53 - Sea Stallion 1010 Helicopter

This 1/87 scale helicopter is incredibly detailed, and it has many features including rotating propellers, detailed interior, and authentic military decoration. This model is sure to add a unique touch to your HO layout. 
#066389 - 1/160 Scale
June / July Arrival
Vogel - Scania R TL with a Curtainside Trailer

1/160 scale is incredibly small, but Herpa has spared little detail in producing this great-looking Scania. The curtainside trailer has authentic Vogel decoration, and this model has free-rolling wheels, a detailed cab, and a detailed chassis. 

These Herpa models, and many others, are expected to arrive this summer. But don't wait! Head over to, and submit your pre-order today!

Friday, January 16, 2015

40 New Releases from NZG!

NZG just announced 40 new releases for 2015, so we wanted to showcase a few of the models from their new lineup for you.

#8711-01 - 1/50 Scale
TBD Arrival
Schnorpfeil - Wirtgen WR 250
Cold Recycler and Soil Stabilizer
This limited edition model will make a brilliant addition to your collection. Made with diecast metal, this Wirtgen WR 200 includes a detailed chassis and authentic decoration with a unique blue finish. 

#885 - 1/50 Scale
TBD Arrival
CIFA K45H Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4
Truck Mounted Concrete Pump

Are you in the market for a great-looking piece for your 1/50 scale train layout? Look no further than this handsome truck! The perfectly-replicated mounted concrete pump makes this model stand out.

#913  - 1/25 Scale
TBD Arrival
Jungheinrich TFG 680 LPG
Forklift Truck

Last but certainly not least, we wanted to show off this 1/25 scale forklift. Forklifts are a staple of many industries, and that makes this piece a great addition to collections and layouts of all kinds. Check out the movable fork and detailed cab!

Don't forget that you can also get an awesome NZG mug with your order. So visit, and place your pre-order today!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

1/2 Off Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Whether you are in search of great-looking Corgi planes to add to your collection or you need an NZG wheel loader to add to your O-gauge layout, you can find numerous models from brands you love at

Here's the best part: over 300 items are 1/2 OFF right now! This sale ends TOMORROW, so be sure to start off the new year strong with these great deals at

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Arrivals from Wiking!

Several new Wiking models arrived recently, and these models are ready to find their way into your collection.

#053601 - 1/87 Scale
Rinnen - MAN TGX with Tank Container

This Rinnen MAN truck adds a unique feel to HO layouts, and it is a great accent piece to add to your collection. Check out the realistically replicated interior, detailed chassis, and authentic decoration!

#085905 - 1/87 Scale
Spedition Gustav Mauler
Mercedes-Benz L6600 Flatbed Truck and Trailer

Mercedes-Benz is a household name across the globe, and this interesting 1/87 scale piece showcases the history and diversity of the brand. The extra trailer makes this a great addition to any layout.

#734201 - 1/200 Scale
Lufthansa - Lockheed Super Constellation
Lastly, we wanted to showcase this awesome 1/200 scale replica plane from Wiking. Lockheed has been producing planes for a long time, and this model shows the sleek design and the massive scale of the real thing. This model comes with a stand as well which makes it a great display piece.

You can pick up these Wiking models, and many more, by visiting today!

Friday, January 9, 2015

1/2 Off Sale Going on Now

Check out great deals on everything from graders by Norscot to some great-looking First Gear trucks. These great discounts only last through Friday, January 16th, so be sure to head over to and place your order today!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Exciting New Truck from WSI

 We are proud to present another great-looking Nooteboom Volvo truck model from WSI, which should be arriving from the manufacturer later this month or early next month. 
#02-1631 - 1/50 Scale - January / February
Nooteboom - Volvo FH4 Globetrotter XL
with a 4+7 Axle Nooteboom Mega Windmill Trailer

The Volvo FH4 represents the Front High Cab line of trucks introduced by the Swedish company in 1993. This range of heavy truck is one of the most successful truck series to date, having sold over 400,000 trucks around the world.

This fantastic 1/50 scale model represents the power and the advance of technology that has made the Volvo FH an industry powerhouse. This Globetrotter comes with a Nooteboom Mega Windmill Trailer and includes features such as a detailed chassis, free-rolling wheels, and authentic decoration.

Don't wait for this one - visit, and place your pre-order today!