Code 3 Unveils Star Wars X-Wing
Code 3 began its relationship
with Lucasfilm by producing a detailed die-cast version of the Millennium
Falcon. Now they've unveiled their second offering. The X-Wing
has just as much detail as the Falcon, including removable panels.
Click on the following link to see more detailed pics of Luke
Skywalker's Starfighter from Code 3:
New 1:18 Images from JL
Posted by tinywheels at the
Hobby Talk Bulletin Board, here are some pics of upcoming 1:18 scale
offerings by Johnny Lighting. Herbie looks to be in miserable shape in
this version from Herbie Goes Bananas (top left). It will be in
stores summer 2004. The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo (top
right) will be available in November. Visit the Johnny Lightning
website for more info on the Mystery Machine:
Halloween is my favorite
holiday! The colors, the smells, the chill in the air....I look
forward to this time of the year all year long! Inspired by ERTL's
release of The Car, I decided to create a list of SPOOKIEST die-cast
here to see this list. Agree
or disagree? E-Mail me.
The Car is Showing Up on eBay
George Barris' modified Lincoln
from the 1977 horror film The Car has received the 1:18 die-cast
treatment from ERTL and it is now showing up on eBay, meaning you should
find this beauty in stores now. Just in time for Halloween, this car
will become a part of my collection as soon as I can find it. The
Car starred James Brolin as the sheriff of a small town terrorized by a
driverless car. The similarities to the film Jaws are UNCANNY,
but it's a fun film nevertheless. I sure hope ERTL follows up with a
1:64 scale version.
New The Fast & The Furious Product
Fast & Furious also describes
the rate at which ERTL Racing Champions has been releasing die-cast from
The Fast & The Furious and its sequel. Every time I go to the
store, I see new product. Today I saw some new die-cast cars packaged
with mini-figures from the films, including the Ford F-150 red pickup truck
(pictured above). For a more thorough list of product offered by ERTL/RC
than I can offer, please visit their website:
Other new product I
found today: Racing Champs black
Charlie's Angels van and Fast Times at
Ridgemont High 1970 Camaro. Though they were released some
time ago, it's the first time I've seen these in stores.
I know I'm a little late this
month, but here is the new installment of Q&A. (I really have to come
up with a cool name for the Q&A column. If you come up with a cool one
that I end up using, I'll send you a PRIZE!) Now on with this month's
column. Subjects include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,
Batman 5, My Classic Car, Blue Thunder, and Ghostbusters.
Click here to read the mail. If you'd
like to send me an e-mail, click on the link at the bottom of the left
column on this page.
Hollywood on Wheels 5???
Collectors seem to be referring
to this set as HOW5, but it's just re-decos of HOW4 and The Simpsons.
I'm trying to get confirmation on the changes made to The Simpsons
cars. I can't tell what it says on the side of the school bus, or what
those things are on the windshield of Homer's car. I'll post an update
as soon as I find out.
Update: The following was posted on Hobby Talk by
They are parking tickets.
The bus has a banner that reads "Springfield Charter"
Marge's car is dirty (can't remember the episode)
Wiggums cruiser has black and white paint.
More Herbie News
The Seabreeze Point diorama
from The Love Bug can be found in stores now. There are two
versions: One featuring Herbie with his racing tampos and one
featuring Herbie WITHOUT. I'm not sure which one is more rare, but if
you're looking for accuracy, Herbie DIDN'T have his racing tampos yet during
this particular scene in the film.
In other news, a
second release of the 1:18 scale Herbie is due out in stores in a few
months. I asked Johnny Lightning's Jeff Koch to explain the difference
between the first release (in stores now) and the second release:
"...it will be the
Goes Bananas version, after Harvey Korman shoved him off the cruise
ship and he floated ashore." - jk
I'll post pics as soon
as I see them.