Star Wars Die-Cast from Code 3!!!
Code 3 Collectibles, known for
their elaborately detailed die-cast fire vehicles from Emergency! and
the film Backdraft, will begin producing die-cast based on vehicles
from all 6 Star Wars films! Their efforts begin with the
Millennium Falcon. The Falcon will be over a foot long, BUT will cost
$295. Yikes! Click on the following link for more info:
Coming Soon from Diamond...
Here are a few interesting TV &
movie-related items found in the Previews Catalogue from Diamond:
- Animal House
Deathmobile Die-Cast: 1:18 scale version of Delta House's Deathmobile
(shown above), complete with the head of Emil Faber (of Faber College) on
the hood! (Shipping in October.)
Batmobile Die-Cast: From Hot Wheels, a 1:64 scale version of the car
featured in Tim Burton's Batman film. (Shipping in August.)
- The Fast & The
Furious Vehicle & Figure Sets Series A: 1:24 scale die-cast tuner
cars with a fully detailed static figure of a character from the film.
(Shipping in August.)
- The Italian Job
3-Car Box Set: From Johnny Lighting comes this special Hollywood
on Wheels gift set featuring a trio of Mini-Coopers from the 2003 remake of
The Italian Job, starring Mark Wahlberg. Each 1:64 scale car
will feature a "dirty" paint scheme. (Shipping in July.)
The ERTL Racing Champions
website has been updated, and again, it's disappointing news:
|Smokey & the Bandit
||GTO (Series 2)
|Gone in 60 Seconds
All re-releases in
For those of you who
collect 1:18 scale cars, there is some exciting news.
is taking preorders on quite a few entertainment properties from ERTL's
American Muscle line, including the following:
- Speed Racer:
Racer X Shooting Star
- The Car
- Cars from the film 2 Fast 2 Furious
- Ghostbusters Ecto-1
- The Munsters Drag-U-La
- Austin Powers Shaguar
- Felicity Shagwell's Corvette Convertible
- '50 Custom Mercury from the film Cobra
Yet ANOTHER Unproduced MB Prototype!!!
Here is a pic of the unproduced
vehicle from the TV show Emergency! It was slated to be
included in the 4th series of the Matchbox Star Cars line. The pic is
courtesy of Sammy R. Fox. Notice, however, that the tampo reads Squad
10 instead of Squad 51, but Sammy reassures me that it was because it is a
Once again, it seems
what could've been some of the nicest additions to the Star Cars line never
saw the light of day. Luckily, this particular vehicle has been
offered by Road Stars, Hot Wheels and Code 3. Thanks again for the pic
Hot Wheels: The Movie!
Reported in the latest edition
of Toyfare Magazine and confirmed by
Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights to develop a live-action feature
film based on Mattel's Hot Wheels line of die-cast cars. The film will
be directed by McG (Charlie's Angels) and is about a charismatic hero
who gets in and out of dangerous situations with his car.
Hollywood on Wheels Pics!
Click on the following link to
see pics of some of the Hollywood on Wheels cars scheduled to ship in a few
months, including Herbie the Love Bug! According to Jeff Koch
of Johnny Lightning, these pictures are of prototypes and do not represent
the final product.
Fast Times Camaro Added!
ERTL/RC's 1:64 scale Camaro
from the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High has been showing
up on eBay, which means you should find these in a store near you.
Pics have been added to the gallery.
Carded Tomb Raider pics can be seen here.
Yet Another Unproduced Star Car
Thanks to Tom Larson for
submitting this pic of Black Beauty from The Green Hornet.
According to Tom, Black Beauty was proposed to be included as part of
Matchbox's Star Cars line, but it never made it past the resin
prototype stage. Thanks Tom.
The Thunderbirds Movie
Lady Penelope's car was
revealed at Ain't
It Cool News. The Thunderbirds live-action movie will be in
theaters in 2004. The movie is currently in production and is directed
by Star Trek's Jonathan "Riker" Frakes. The cast includes Brady
Corbet, Anthony Edwards, Bill Paxton and Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope.
No word yet on whether or not anyone has the die-cast license.