May '06 News
5/30/06 - Motor
City Comic Con '06
the Motor City Comic Con a few weekends ago. Many cast members from
the Batman TV series were on hand to sign autographs, including Adam West
and Burt Ward. Sadly, I wasn't allowed to take photos without paying a
fee. I did, however, take photos of the awesome replicas of star cars
that were on display:
This weekend I'm heading to Nashville, Tennessee for
Dukes Fest '06. John "Bo"
Schneider and Tom "Luke" Wopat are scheduled to make an appearance.
I'm hoping to post photos of the event next week. To those of you who
are going, see y'all there. Yaaaaaahooooooooooooo!
5/27/06 - Shipping
in August & September
picked up my copy of Previews for items shipping in August/September from
Diamond Distributors. There are some interesting die-cast (and slot
car) products coming to a hobby store near you:
Speed Racer Series 1 Classic Action Figure & Vehicle. Choose
from either Speed Racer or Racer X.
Speed Racer Series 1 Die-Cast Vehicle & Action Figure. Choose
from Speed Racer with the Mach 5, Racer X with the Shooting Star, Speed Jr.
with the Mach 10.
James Bond: Casino Royale 1/18 Scale Aston Martin DB-5
The Dukes of Hazzard X-Traction Slot Cars. HO scale featuring
the General Lee and a Hazzard County patrol car.
The Dukes of Hazzard X-Traction Track & Slot Car Set. HO scale race
track set includes 24 feet of track for a 36" x 36" layout. Includes
the General Lee and Hazzard County patrol car.
Open Stock 1:64 Die-Cast Vehicles. An economic way to collect your
favorite vehicles. The cars come in 3" clear plastic boxes with no
artwork. This assortment will include The General Lee, Hazzard County
Patrol Car and The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.
5/14/06 - The Fast &
The Furious: Tokyo Drift
were posted on www.milezone.com
showcasing RC2's upcoming Tokyo Drift line. These cars are 1:55 scale
to compete with Jada Toys' products. Thanks to Metro for bringing them
to my attention.
UPDATE 5/22/06: I saw the Tokyo
Drift line at Toys R Us today. I passed on them. I don't
like the larger scale. I wish RC2 would've stuck with 1:64.
Check out the
TRAILER. The movie opens on 6/16/06.
5/9/06 - Cars
A slew of
product from Pixar's soon-to-be-hit-film Cars is hitting stores all
over. I found a few items at my local Toys R Us. Lightning
McQueen and Mater (above) are heavily packed. I'm told Tin Lizzy is
short-packed and fetching a few bucks on eBay already. I was
surprised, however, to see that the die-cast cars are closer to 1:43 scale
than 1:64 scale. A pleasant surprise was finding playsets for the
cars (pictured below). The back of the packaging shows several
different playsets which can be put together to form the town of Radiator
Springs. Very cool idea and a great way to display the cars.
Cars arrives in theaters on June 9.