July'06 News Archive

7/20/06 - San Diego Comic Con
As news and photos begin to pour out of San Diego, has posted a bunch of photos of new Star Wars product, including sneak previews of some awesome-looking vehicles (and beasts) from Hasbro's Titanium line.  Click HERE to see the many, many photos.

Bullitt 1968 Mustang GT 390 Highland Green Ertl 33118 1:18 diecast movie car

7/16/06 - Sponsor News: Bullitt
If you've been meaning to add a '68 Mustang from Bullitt to your 1:18 scale collection, now's your chance.  Movie Car Mania has gotten a supply of the limited edition car from ERTL in stock.  Click on the link in the upper right corner of this page for more info.  I already have mine:

7/13/06 - Bond, James Bond
The above images were posted on the Hobby Talk Bulletin Board.  Click on the thumbnails to check out RC2's Bond releases scheduled to ship in September.  I have to admit, they look fantastic.  The 1:64 scale line may also include a '65 Ford Mustang Convertible, Sunbeam Alpine, Lincoln Continental, and '80 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2.  I like the silhouette magnet pack-ins, too.  I think that's a great idea. 

7/13/06 - Cars:  The Next Wave!
I just received an e-mail from Chris Day.  Here's what he wrote:

"Joe,  just came across this news.  There is a new wave of Cars coming. Here is a pic.
Thanks.   Chris"

Check 'em out.  Doc Hudson as the Hudson Hornet.  Lightning McQueen is his Corvette-like paint scheme.  A THIRD variation of Ramone!  Great stuff!  Thanks Chris.

7/12/06 - This Just In!
I just received an e-mail from sponsor Movie Car Mania:

Hello All,
Movie Car Mania was able to secure 2 cases of CARS from the Pixar movie “CARS”.  We are working very hard to get more in and hope to have more soon.  However, you select few are being notified FIRST of our latest receipts since you have expressed interest in getting a full set of cars.  To be fair, I will be listing these CARS at
11:00 p.m. EST (5 1/2 hours from now).  This is to give all of you a chance to receive this email and get ready to order (they won’t last long). 
: There is only ONE Lizzy.  Yes I am CRAZY, because the Lizzy will be the same price as all the others. Mattel has intentionally short packed the cases and out of the two cases, I only received ONE.  Also, there are no Sarge’s at this time.

Click on the link in the upper right corner of this page and good luck!

7/11/06 - Holy Bat-Rumors!
Rumors are running rampant on the internet that Mattel has secured the rights to produce George Barris' 1966 Batmobile in 2007 in various scales.  If this is true, it would be the most exciting die-cast news in a long time!  Mattel has done amazing work on all of the movie Batmobiles.  I won't hold my breath, though, until I get confirmation from Mattel.

7/4/06 - Happy 4th of July!
It's time for a new edition of Talking Cars.  Going through the e-mails I've received over the past several months, I've selected a few to share with you.  Topics include:  Christine, Cars, Columbo, The Fast and The Furious, Battlestar Galactica, Collateral and more!  Click HERE and enjoy.