October '04 News
10/27/04 - Showing Up at
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
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'
Casey Johnson has submitted a few
photos for the Collectors' Collections gallery, including pics of some great
movie posters. Casey writes:
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
HERE to see photos of Casey's collection and
10/5/04 - Talking Cars
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
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.
10/3/04 - TV Land Top 10
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:
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.