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Beloved by children and farmers alike, the John Deere brand is well known for its durability and reliability. In Ertl’s 1:16 scale line of die-cast replicas, the tractor models’ details are faithfully rendered and finished with glossy paint and decals. The tractors roll freely on heavily treaded wheels ready for pretend-play or collector display.
— In July 2009, one of 49 retailers surveyed said John Deere tractors are the best-selling die-cast toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25178 (added 8/28/2009)
With its glossy paint of bright red and double sets of deeply treaded tires, Case’s heavy-duty farm equipment is rendered in careful detail in Ertl’s 1:64 scale model. The interior of the tractor’s cab is sculpted faithfully and visible from the clear plastic enclosure. The chunky wheels are functional.
— Two of 49 storeowners told TDmonthly in July 2009 that Ertl provides their best-selling die-cast toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25176 (added 8/28/2009)
Produced in a detailed 1:16 scale, this die-cast replica of a John Deere tractor demonstrates a high degree of attention to realistic features. The classic John Deere green and yellow color scheme is accented with chains on the oversized back tires so that this heavy duty farm equipment can take on any terrain to get the work done.
— “We don't do much license product, but we do some, like John Deere. That does well for us,” said Phil Wrzesinski, owner of Toy House and Baby Too
in Jackson, Mich., during an April 2009 survey of 49 retailers about their sales of licensed toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23884 (added 5/26/2009)
Originally a project car, the 1970 Superbird is one of Musclecars’ most unique and feared performers. This Johnny Lightning 1970 Plymouth Superbird features authentic Alpine White paint and emblems, a black vinyl top, black interior, a die-cast body, a die-cast chassis, opening doors, two-piece authentic wheels and a hood that opens to reveal a detailed 426 engine. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12965 (added 5/21/2007)
MSRP: $24.99Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys
1970 Ford Mustang die-cast muscle car by Ertl, Johnny Lightning series in Black and Gold with a black interior. Diecast body with a chrome plastic chassis. Features opening hood and doors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8200 (added 6/9/2006)
MSRP: $48.99Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys
First-rate detailing and paint highlight this approximately 9"-long John Deere model M tractor. It’s a 1:16 scale collector's edition series 3.
— "In this area, there are a lot of farm vehicles," which is how Linda Laramy, owner of Crackerjacks Inc. in Easton, Md., accounts for the popularity of this toy in her store.
— Lisa Pippin, manager of Action Toys in Billings, Mont., put two and two together when she said, "Ertl is the biggest manufacturer, and farm tractors sell well, so..."
— Three of 45 retailers mentioned Ertl as their best-selling mini toy and several others echoed that mini cars and trucks do well for them.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8147 (added 6/6/2006)
MSRP: $12.99Age Range: 10 and upGender: Boys
On this particular model, Chrysler kept exterior ornamentation to a minimum, letting performance do the talking. The 300C was the fastest, most powerful production car in the country. This 1:25 scale Skill Level 2 kit contains more than 100 pieces molded in polystyrene. It includes a number of chrome-plated pieces. Glue and paint are required, but not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5192 (added 10/26/2005)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 10 and upGender: Boys
This Skill Level 2 kit has more than 70 polystyrene pieces. It includes numerous multi-piece sub-assemblies that create a competition-quality finished model. Glue and paint are required, but not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5191 (added 10/26/2005)
MSRP: $36.95Age Range: 6 and up
A bigger version of the Dukes’ car, this one is getting hard to find, but is set to be re-released in September.
— The Dukes of Hazzard General Lee is one of the most popular TV/movie vehicles of all time.
— “We’re waiting for the re-re-release,” said Mike Ancas, owner of Pittsburgh’s Speednation. “Right now, we are getting the last of them from an overseas distributor. But with the movie coming out in August, they should ramp right up.”
— “This one will be for the collectors, too,” Heather Weir, owner of Diecast Country, conjectures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3937 (added 7/14/2005)
MSRP: $19.99Age Range: 6 and up
A fun recreation of the Dukes Of Hazzard Dodge Charger, this 1/24 scale die-cast model needs no assembly and has a detailed engine and interior.
— “The kids like the Dukes,” said a customer service rep for Amazon.com, “They know the name, and so do their parents.” With name recognition, and the heritage of wild driving, this is the one that’s grabbed first off the shelf.
— The re-releases will come boxed in a recreation of the old series with John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Barbara Bach, and the second box will have Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson on it.
— “Ertl is always a top seller,” explained Mike Giese, customer service rep of Diecastmuscle.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3935 (added 7/14/2005)