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October '04 News Archive

10/27/04 - Showing Up at Target
I've been seeing these HW Batman VS Catwoman 2-Packs showing up at Target stores all over my area.  If you're interested in picking this set up, that's where you want to look.


10/22/04 - TV Land Top 10 TV Cars
Did you happen to catch TV Land's Top 10 TV Cars on Wednesday?   It was VERY entertaining.  It was full of great clips, info and interviews.  I enjoyed it tremendously.  I hope they release it on DVD.  Here is the list:

10) The Rockford Files Pontiac Firebird Esprit
9) The Green Hornet's Black Beauty
8) Starsky & Hutch Gran Torino
7) The Beverly Hillbillies Jalopy
6) TIE:  Magnum P.I./Miami Vice Ferraris
5) The Flintstones Flintmobile
4) The Munster's Koach
3) Knight Rider's K.I.T.T.
2) The Dukes of Hazzard General Lee
1) Batman's Batmobile

For the most part, I agree with the list, with the exception of one GLARING OMISSION!  The car that won our own Hollywood Die-Cast poll, The Monkeemobile, was nowhere to be found on the list, and was BARELY mentioned on the entire program.  It's pretty shocking that Fred Flintstone's car made the list, and The Monkeemobile didn't.  The program will air several more times on TV Land, click HERE to see the schedule.

On a related note, during the summer, I was interviewed for a similar program by a crew from Ireland.  I received an e-mail telling me the program will debut on November 4th on Sky Television in the United Kingdom.  If you live in that part of the world, be sure to check your local listings!


10/13/04 - Collectors' Collections
Casey Johnson has submitted a few photos for the Collectors' Collections gallery, including pics of some great movie posters.  Casey writes:

"Hello.  I looooove your site. I've been going to your site every day since I found out about it, which was 3 months ago, and I know I'm gonna love it forever!! One of my favorite parts of your site is the collection part. I love looking at all of the cool collections and it inspires me to make a bigger collection. So, now, I'd like to have my collection posted on your site."

Click HERE to see photos of Casey's collection and past submissions.


10/5/04 - Talking Cars in October
It's the beginning of a new month and that means another exciting edition of Talking Cars.  This month's topics include:  Johnny Lightning Dioramas, Hong Kong Phooey, Duel, Maximum Overdrive, The Italian Job, Grease, Corgi Jr. Batmobile, Ronin, To Live & Die in L.A., and MORE!  Click HERE and enjoy!


10/4/04 - Hot Wheels Batman 5-Pack
Apparently, there is yet another HW Batmobile to be found.  I"ve been told by several sources to be on the lookout for a Batman 5-Pack that includes a blue w/flames Keaton-style Batmobile.  I'm trying to gather more info, including a nice pic of the Batmobile.  If you have one, please share.  Thanks.

UPDATE:  Ian Parmenter of the UK sent me this close-up photo of the Batmobile included in the 5-pack.  Thanks Ian.


10/3/04 - TV Land Top 10 TV Cars
Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite TV cars.  TV Land is asking you to pick 10 cars from the list of 26 shown on their website and the results will be revealed on October 13 at 10pm.  Click on the following link to cast your vote:

http://www.tvland.com/top10/new/cars.jhtml

We here at Hollywood Die-Cast recently held a similar poll of our own.  The Monkeemobile was named favorite TV car with 44% of the vote.  The '66 Batmobile came in second with 29% of the vote.  K.I.T.T. placed third with 10%, the General Lee netted 5% and Green Hornet's Black Beauty came in 5th with 4%.  We'll see how similar the results are on TV Land's poll.

UPDATE:  The episode has been pushed back to October 20 at 10pm.