April '06 News
4/28/06 - Aliens
I picked up
the latest issue of Previews from Diamond Distributors for items
shipping in June. It seems they are going to be the exclusive North American
distributor of Aoshima's die-cast vehicles from Aliens!
Available will be a 12" Dropship that has a loading ramp to accomodate a 5"
APC! Very cool. The APC will be available with your choice of an
Alien Warrior or Marine figure. Unlike Konami's plastic version, this
APC is made of die-cast metal and plastic, has free-rolling wheels, a
positionable tail gun, lights, and decals. The best part is the APC
will be available for ONLY $34.99. Unfortunately, the Dropship
is a little pricier at $119.99. I'm looking forward to adding the APC
to my collection.
4/25/06 - Tarantino's Car
been posted on the Ain't It Cool News website regarding Quentin
Tarantino's next project: Death Proof. Apparently, the
main character, "Stuntman Mike" (Mickey Rourke) uses his car to chase down
and kill people. Check out the cover of the script above. I'm looking
forward to seeing Tarantino's spin on a car chase movie. For more
4/6/06 - Cars
actually starting to get excited about this movie and it's die-cast line.
Longtime contributor Metro Privratsky e-mailed me packaging pics.
4/6/06 - Bond, James Bond
above are 6 of 8 cars making up Johnny Lightning's James Bond series, in
stores October of 2006. Starting from top left we have: Aston
Martin DB5 from Thunderball, '64 Ford Falcon Ranchero from
Goldfinger, '65 Ford Mustang Convertible from Thunderball, Aston
Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day, Cadillac Hearse from
Diamonds are Forever and Lincoln Continental from Goldfinger.
Two more models will be revealed at a later date. SRP is $4.29.
1:18 scale cars
expected to be released in 2006 include Die Another Day's Jaguar XKR
Roadster (July), Aston Martin DB5 as featured in Casino Royale
(August), Lotus Esprit Submarine and Vanquish V12 (September), and the
eagerly anticipated Aston Martin DB-S from Casino Royale (November).