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July 2007 New Toys — Die-Cast



Wallets and Checkbook covers by LONE TREE CREEK LLC
Wallets and Checkbook covers by LONE TREE CREEK LLC

The John Deere Money Clip/Card Holder, The John Deere Executive Checkbook Cover, and The John Deere Trifold and Bifold wallets. 7/24/2007 (Price: $18.00)

Columbian Peace Plow by LONE TREE CREEK LLC
Columbian Peace Plow by LONE TREE CREEK LLC

In 1893, under the auspices of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a committee was appointed. Out of this committee a decision was made to create a PEACE PLOW from historical relics collected. The committee began to search for a plow-maker. 7/24/2007 (Price: $40.00)

John Deere Checkers by LONE TREE CREEK LLC
John Deere Checkers by LONE TREE CREEK LLC

Checkers and good wholesome family fun have been a tradition for decades! The John Deere Edition of Checkers is complete with a full size, durable checker board and 24 High Quality Checkers. 7/24/2007 (Price: $19.99)

1/16th Scale Die-Cast 1972 John Deere Snowmobiles by LONE TREE CREEK LLC
1/16th Scale Die-Cast 1972 John Deere Snowmobiles by LONE TREE CREEK LLC

These snowmobiles are 1:16 scale die-cast replicas of the 1972 John Deere snowmobile models 400 and 500. The snowmobiles are $52.50 each. 7/24/2007 (Price: $52.50)

Norscot Scale Models - Cat® 836H Landfill Compactor by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES
Norscot Scale Models - Cat® 836H Landfill Compactor by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES

This 1:50 scale model features authentic all-metal wheels, articulated steering, oscillating rear wheels and a dozer blade that raises and lowers. It measures 8.12” L x 4” H x 3.75” W. 7/13/2007 (Price: $69.95)

Yatming – 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible by TOY WONDERS INC.
Yatming – 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible by TOY WONDERS INC.

Manufactured by Yatming, this 1:18 scale black convertible measures 11” L x 4” W x 3.25” H and has openable doors and hood, free wheels and workable steering. It features a highly detailed engine and components, and is individually packed in a window box measuring 14” L x 5.75” W x 5.25” H. In includes six pieces per inner box. Launch date: June 26, 2007. 7/13/2007 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Jada Toys Dub City – 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept Hard Top 91458QI by TOY WONDERS INC.
Jada Toys Dub City – 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept Hard Top 91458QI by TOY WONDERS INC.

Manufactured by Jada Toys, this 1:24 scale die-cast collectible model car measures 8” L x 3.5” W x 2.25” H and has openable doors, hood and trunk. It is detailed and has a chromed-out engine plus stock rims. In includes four pieces per display box in assorted colors and 16 pieces per inner box. Launch date: June 25, 2007. 7/13/2007 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Jada Toys – Quaker State Road Rigz – Peterbilt 387 Tractor Trailer Truck by TOY WONDERS INC.
Jada Toys – Quaker State Road Rigz – Peterbilt 387 Tractor Trailer Truck by TOY WONDERS INC.

Manufactured by Jada Toys, this 1:64 scale green Peterbilt measures 14” L x 1.75” W x 3” H. It is individually packed in a window box that measures 15” L x 2.5” W x 4” H. There are six pieces per inner box. Launch date: June 27, 2007. 7/13/2007 (Price: $16.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Toyota FJ Cruiser by AUTOART
Toyota FJ Cruiser by AUTOART

This model of the 2007 FJ Cruiser by Toyota features realistic design and intricate detail. The real square-shouldered sports utility vehicle features an all-steel body that opens with two full-sized doors, two rear-hinged clamshell doors for backseat access and a side-hinged tailgate. It also has a 245-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine. Launch date: April 2007. (Watch the Toyota FJ Cruiser Video Watch Video) 7/6/2007 (Price: $94.95)

Norscot Scale Models - Cat® M318D Wheel Excavator Model by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES
Norscot Scale Models - Cat® M318D Wheel Excavator Model by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES

This 1:87-scale model displays the Caterpillar Power Edge trade dress design and features a main body that swivels 360 degrees, rolling wheels with authentic tire tread design, a boom that raises and lowers and clear windows with interior detail. The outriggers and dozer blade can be raised and lowered as well. The product measures 4 1/8” L, 1 1/8” W x 13/4” H. 7/5/2007 (Price: $22.95)

Mattel Hot Wheels – 60th Anniversary Ferrari ENZO Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.
Mattel Hot Wheels – 60th Anniversary Ferrari ENZO Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.

Manufactured by Mattel, this 1:18 scale red die-cast collectible model features metal construction and is individually packed in a window box. Launch date: June 18, 2007. 7/2/2007 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Signature Models Charlestown – Packard Convertible With Coin (1941) by TOY WONDERS INC.
Signature Models Charlestown – Packard Convertible With Coin (1941) by TOY WONDERS INC.

Manufactured by Signature Models, this 1941 Packard Convertible comes in a blue 1:18 scale model that measures 12" L x 4" W x 3" H. The classic has an openable hood, doors and trunk, and it sits on a display plaque. It is made in a limited edition of 5000 and comes with a Packard coin. The vehicle is individually packed in a window box. Box size: 15.75" L x 7.6" W x 6.25" H. Launch date: June 22, 2007. 7/2/2007 (Price: $62.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

BBurago Gold – Jaguar "E" Coupe Hard Top (1961) by TOY WONDERS INC.
BBurago Gold – Jaguar "E" Coupe Hard Top (1961) by TOY WONDERS INC.

This 1:18-scale die-cast collectible model car measures 9.5" L x 3.5" W x 2.25" H and has an openable hood, doors and trunk. It features Italian design, comes in gray, and is individually packed in a window box. It is manufactured by BBurago. Box size: 12" L x 7.25" W x 5" H. Launch date: June 21, 2007. 7/2/2007 (Price: $25.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1964 Chevy Impala Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.
RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1964 Chevy Impala Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.

This limited edition silver 1:24 scale die-cast collectible model car measures 8” x 3” x 2”. The car features a hood and doors that open and close. Orders come in case packs of six pieces. 6/29/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1971 Plymouth Duster Twister Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.
RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1971 Plymouth Duster Twister Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.

This limited edition light blue 1:24 scale die-cast collectible model car measures 7.5” x 3” x 2”. The car features a hood and doors that open and close. Orders come in case packs of six pieces. 6/29/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1967 Shelby GT-500 Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.
RC2 Brands - Johnny Lightning 1967 Shelby GT-500 Hard Top by TOY WONDERS INC.

This limited edition red 1:24 scale die-cast collectible model car measures 7.5” x 2.75” x 2”. The car features a hood and doors that open and close. Orders come in case packs of six pieces. 6/29/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Norscot Scale Models - Cat® AD45B Underground Articulated Truck by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES
Norscot Scale Models - Cat® AD45B Underground Articulated Truck by NORSCOT COLLECTIBLES

This 1:50 scale model is highly detailed and features an articulated hitch, a truck bed that rises and lowers, clear windows, interior cab detail, and rolling wheels and tires with authentic tread design. The real CAT AD45B is designed for high production and low-cost-per-ton hauling in underground mining operations. The model measures 8-3/4” L x 2-3/8” W x 2-7/8” H. 6/25/2007 (Price: $57.95)

Hot Wheels 2007 Cadillac Escalade by MATTEL INC.
Hot Wheels 2007 Cadillac Escalade by MATTEL INC.

This 1:18-scale die-cast SUV model is highly detailed. 6/11/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

2007 Corvette C6 Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car by GreenLight Collectibles LLC
2007 Corvette C6 Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car by GreenLight Collectibles LLC

This authentic die-cast replica features opening doors and hood, real rubber tires, an authentic paint scheme and official race logos. This product is officially licensed by Chevrolet and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is available in 1:24 scale (shown) and 1:64 scale (MSRP: $7.99) “We spend hours upon hours researching an actual car so that we can accurately produce its replica. … Our market, the collectors, crave accuracy. They want to see the correct hood scoops, grille, insignia, etc. It is important to them in their decision to purchase the product,” Marketing Manager Katie Roland of GreenLight Collectibles told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2007. 5/24/2007 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

1:64 scale Muscle Car Garage Stock & Custom - Series 4 by GreenLight Collectibles LLC
1:64 scale Muscle Car Garage Stock & Custom - Series 4 by GreenLight Collectibles LLC

This product features a metal body and chassis, opening hood, detailed graphics and engine, and custom license plate. Each car is officially licensed by Dodge and Daimler-Chrysler. This 12 car (PURE MOPAR) assortment includes stock and custom versions of 1964 Plymouth Fury Max Wedge, 1963 Chrysler 300J, 1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible, 1971 Dodge Charger Superbee, 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept and 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8. “Authenticity is at the core of the GreenLight Collectibles brand,” Marketing Manager Katie Roland of GreenLight Collectibles told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2007. 5/24/2007 (Price: $6.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Die-Cast Ambulance by SCHYLLING
Die-Cast Ambulance by SCHYLLING

Be the first on the scene with the Die-Cast Ambulance from Schylling. It features a pull-back motor, has a length of 4-3/4", and comes in assorted styles.
— "Ambulances" from "Schylling" were among the hot-selling die-cast items in the store of Anna Barr, owner of Anna's Toy Depot in Austin, Texas.
— “Die-cast ambulance,” James Burdette told TDmonthly, when asked to name the best-selling die-cast vehicles in his store, LB Toys in Media, Pa. His store sells “five to six” each month.
— In May 2008, two of 55 retailers singled out emergency vehicles as their best-selling die-cast. 5/24/2007 (Price: $4.99)

Die-Cast Farm Tractor by SCHYLLING
Die-Cast Farm Tractor by SCHYLLING

The Die-Cast Farm Tractor comes with a friction power motor and is part of Schylling's line of die-cast vehicles, which includes the school bus and the mini-train.
— "Tractors" from "Schylling" were among the hot-selling die-cast items in the store of Anna Barr, owner of Anna's Toy Depot in Austin, Texas. 5/24/2007 (Price: $3.99)

Chevrolet Impala Police Car by MAISTO INTERNATIONAL CORP
Chevrolet Impala Police Car by MAISTO INTERNATIONAL CORP

The Maisto Chevy Impala is an authentic 1:24-scale kit. It has a die-cast metal body with plastic parts. A working steering wheel and opening doors add to the car's realistic design. The Impala kit comes with a bonus set of wheels and a screwdriver. No paint or glue is required. It's part of Maisto's Assembly Line Die-Cast Model Kits line.
— Daren Levitt, owner of Toy Chest in North Conway, N.H., told TDmonthly, "I just got Maisto. They're die-cast, but boxed, and come in different scales."
— Levitt added, "They're not higher end. They're more like a small matchbox type, but they also get into larger cars that are 8" to 10". I just got those."
— A TDmonthly survey of retailers in spring 2007 indicated that popular die-cast police car models come from various manufacturers. 5/22/2007 (Price: $12.99)

1:18 Hot Wheels Classics '68 Camaro - Silver by MATTEL INC.
1:18 Hot Wheels Classics '68 Camaro - Silver by MATTEL INC.

These 1:18 cars represent an emerging muscle car revolution — old-school muscle cars meet new-school performance technology. Car builders have been restoring classic muscle cars for years, but now builders are rebuilding these cars with the latest technology. These G-Machines are getting the hottest upgrades, such as brand new Corvette or Viper engines, racing suspensions, aftermarket brake kits, roll cages, custom hoods and offset wheels.
— "The only thing I carry is Hot Wheels," said Melissa McCollum, owner of Learning Express in Hoover, Ala., when asked about the die-cast category.
— Two of 34 retailers TDmonthly spoke with in spring 2007 named Hot Wheels among their best-selling die-cast toys.
— “The Hot Wheels 1:18-scale vehicles feature exclusive licenses from some of the world’s most famous car makers,” said Michele Sturdivant, director of PR for Mattel Brands. “Collectors can choose from a wide range of popular models such as the Corvette C6 Z06, Ferrari F430 Spyder, 2007 Escalade, Ferrari FXX and Ford Shelby Cobra GT500.” 5/22/2007 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Showcase Harrier NASA by CORGI USA
Showcase Harrier NASA by CORGI USA

The last 100 years has seen aircraft become an integral part of modern-day transportation. The Showcase Harrier NASA is part of Corgi USA's 100 Years of Flight Showcase Collection: The Aerobatic Teams Series. The 100 Years of Flight Series offers an introduction to collecting by offering a wide variety of aircraft in smaller sizes. Each model is 3" to 4" in length.
— "We've got die-cast airplanes by Corgi and they do really well," said Connie Hall, owner of The Three Bears in Ruidoso, N.M.
— When asked to provide a sales figure for Corgi die-cast planes, Hall replied, "30 a month."
— Two of 34 retailers TDmonthly spoke with in spring 2007 specifically mentioned Corgi airplanes as die-cast best sellers in their stores. 5/22/2007 (Price: $6.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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