"It's a bird! It's a plane!...."
It's a ....
Mustang? Follow the link below to read an excellent review of
Matchbox's Superman Returns Metropolis Adventure Playset posted on
the Matchbox Collectors Community Forum. Is a Mustang featured in the
film? I don't know yet. I'll let you know when I see the film on
7/1 UPDATE: I saw Superman
Returns today and I really liked it. A '65 Mustang GT was indeed
featured prominently in the film. Check out the image below, found at:
"Craaazy Cooter comin' at ya!"
arrived in my mailbox on Wednesday. The long-awaited addition to my
Dukes of Hazzard cars: Cooter's Wrecker, made by Matchbox.
Yeah, the price was a little steep, but it looks great displayed alongside
my other Dukes cars. If you haven't done so already, click
HERE to get yours today. Below is a comparison to the truck that
is on display at Cooter's Garage in Gatlinburg, TN. The decals are
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Say Hello to My Little Friends!
was posted in the forum quite awhile ago, but I neglected to mention it here
in the news. Jada Toys announced in May they will be releasing two
1:64 scale dioramas (pictured above) based on the movie Scarface.
Here's what was posted on the Jada website:
is coming out with two 1:64 scale Scarface dioramas featuring the 1963
Cadillac Series 62 with Tony Montana figure, 2 palm trees, and a tiger. The
other diorama will feature the 1968 Chevrolet Impala with Tony Montana
a new hi-res pic of my collection in the My Collection section of this
website. You can click on the above thumbnail to see it. I built
the display case to hold well over 100 die-cast cars, but would you believe
I'm running out of room? I'm thinking of building an even BIGGER
was posted at Hobby Talk in the Hot Wheels forum by
It looks like another series of Cars characters are planned,
including this blue version of Lightning McQueen.
6/23 UPDATE - It seems more new vehicles
are hitting eBay:
6/20/06 - Cooter's
several e-mails on this so I figured I better share it with you.
Apparently, Cooter's Place has commissioned an exclusive 1:64 scale GMC
Wrecker from Matchbox. It's a little pricey at $20 plus shipping, but
it's a limited edition. Keep in mind that some of RC2's Dukes of
Hazzard die-cast cars have skyrocketed in value, like the 00 Mustang and
Cooter's Camaro. Click
HERE to place your order before they're all gone.
6/10/06 - Cars
updated the Cars page to include these
2 6-packs, which includes a blue version of Mater. I'm not sure if
these are a general release or a store exclusive. If anyone knows,
send me an e-mail.
6/18 UPDATE - Visiting KayBee Toys
yesterday, I discovered the blue version of Mater is also included in the
Rollin' Bowlin' game. At almost $20, I had to pass on it for now.
I hope I don't regret it. I'd rather get him in the six-car set, which
I believe may be a wholesale store exclusive.
6/10/06 - Review:
Cars on Saturday and I have to say, Pixar has done it again. The
movie starts off with a racing sequence that made my jaw hang open. It
was spectacular. The story slowed down just a little bit after that
initial race, but I was too busy marveling at the animation, the best
computer animation I've seen to date. The story started to pull me in
as Lightning McQueen began to learn some valuable lessons as he befriended
the residents of Radiator Springs such as Mater, Sally and Doc Hudson.
The movie ended with a bang and after the credits faded, I walked away very
impressed with the effort. I loved all the characters, all the
in-jokes, and all the little details, such as the VW "bugs" which you'll
have to keep your eyes peeled to spot. I highly recommend taking your
little one as adults and children will enjoy this film on different levels.
I took my 9-year-old nephew and he said he really enjoyed it, too.
was nice to finally become familiar with the characters I've seen in the toy
stores for weeks. Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) almost stole
the show. I wasn't sure if I was going to pick up more of Hot Wheels'
die-cast line from Cars, but now having seen the film, there are a
few more characters I'd like to add to my collection. If you're
searching to complete your Cars collection, be sure to visit sponsor
Movie Car Mania by using the link in the top right column of this page.
Movie Car Mania is carrying the line, including Red, the shy fire truck,
which I hadn't seen in stores yet. As a matter of fact, the 1:55 scale
die-cast cars have been fairly difficult to find at retail, period.
6/5/06 - Dukes Fest
another Dukes Fest has come and gone and I'm happy to say I was there in
Nashville to witness some of the festivities. The highlight of the day
for me was seeing John Schneider and Tom Wopat together again. Click
HERE for pics and more info.