05/04 News Archive
I sent an e-mail to my RC2 rep
about a few questions I've been getting here at Hollywood Die-Cast.
She replied with the following responses:
Q: What is the
latest news on the 1:18 die-cast K.I.T.T.?
A: 1:18 K.I.T.T. should ship late 2004
Q: Any info on a
1:18 Firebird Esprit from The Rockford Files?
A: Do not expect to release anything on The Rockford Files at
Q: Any new 1:64
A: Nothing new in 1:64 yet.
I also asked about a
1:18 scale Custom Mercury from the film Cobra. The brand
manager at RC2 said he thought it was already released and there are no
plans for a re-release. I replied back and said that I've never seen
one in stores and I've never seen one on eBay. If anyone can confirm
that they've seen or own a Cobra Mercury, please e-mail me.
Personally, I think the manager may be thinking of the Custom Mercury from
The Last Ride
I saw an ad in Entertainment
Weekly and didn't quite know what to make of it. Now the trailer has
appeared online. Premiering on the USA Network on June 2nd, The
Last Ride stars Dennis Hopper as a notorious bank robber sent away to
prison after being set-up by a "buddy." 30 Years later he is released,
and in search of revenge and his old getaway car: a 1969 Pontiac GTO.
In a race against the clock, a stolen 350-horsepower 2004 GTO provides the
On the surface, this
appears to be nothing more than a lengthy commercial for the mundane-looking
2004 GTO (I mean, come on, it looks like my black 2004 Neon), but it might
be worth a look. Visit the website for more info:
I received an e-mail from
Christian Llamas showing off his custom Mad Max Interceptor. He made
it using a Hot Wheels '69 Pontiac GTO Judge. Very nice work Christian.
It looks like a custom Mad Max Interceptor is our only option for now, until
a die-cast company realizes this car needs to be produced.
For You Helicopter Fans
Sorry there haven't been many
updates lately. TV and movie die-cast news has been reduced to a
trickle of information lately. I do have two new items though, and
they're both helicopter related. Charawheels has released a second
version of its Airwolf helicopter, referred
to as the "heavy weapons" version. Also, though there isn't an
official Blue Thunder release yet, I
received an e-mail from Franz Loew of Seattle saying he owns a Racing
Champions helicopter called a "SV-3" and bears a striking resemblance to
Blue Thunder. See how it compares to the Airwolf helicopter
above. Thanks for the tip Franz. I've added photos to the
Hollywood Die-Cast gallery.
I've also finally got
around to adding Bruce Almighty to
the Movie Cars gallery.
Talking Cars in May
It's a new month, so that means
it's time for another exciting edition of Talking Cars. This month's
column features topics including celebrity autographs, KITT (a popular topic
of late), die-cast company contact info, The Rockford Files, The Gumball
Rally, The Simpsons, and Megaforce. Click
HERE and enjoy.
Next Batman 2-Pack from HW
The next Batman 2-Pack has been
This set features a nice-looking blue Batmobile with a pickup truck
featuring Killer Croc artwork. Hot Wheels sure has been getting their
money's worth from that Batmobile casting, but I have to admit that I've
picked up every one so far. (Except the Zamac Batmobile which I keep
trying to get on eBay.) Visit the
for more info. If you're not a member, I recommend that you register.
It's free and you get access to great information.