Hollywood Series 3
Greenlight Collectibles new six car die-cast collection travels to Tinsel Town with its Hollywood Series 3 die-cast car collection.
Who can forget the college film of all college films: Animal House? Besides its stellar and hilarious cast of characters the movie spotlighted Otter's red with white accents, convertible 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. This little number has a solid white interior, chrome wheels, trim and bumpers and a sweet low and on the go profile.
G.T.O.'S 1970 Pontiac GTO is a two-door, bright yellow muscle car with oversize rear spoiler, black grill, chrome bumpers and blacked out windows. With its solid black interior it makes spotting the driver almost impossible.
From the Apollo 13 movie comes Ken's gold and silver 1970 Corvette Stingray with its distinction hood air scoop, inset rear window, swept around front and side windows and almost seamless twin doors. Zoom! Don't forget the white wall tires and silver wheels.
The 1968 Dodge Charger R/T as seen in the movie bullitt is solid black, trimmed in chrome, sports silver hubcaps and low riding chrome rear and front bumpers.
Another sold black vehicle with chrome trim, hubcaps, front grill, rear bumper and extended hood scoop is Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger from Fast & Furious.
A 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback from Bullitt is also available.
All of the 1:64 Scale die-cast vehicles feature detailed engines, real rubber tries, metal bodies and chassis, minutely detailed sculpting and clean and crisp paint jobs with no bleed-over or rough edges.
I know a lot of adults and kids who love Hot Wheels and other small die-cast vehicles. Many keep one sample in the package and buy a second to play with. The one problem they all seem to have is-lack of space.
There's only so much floor space available to lay out Hot Wheels tracks-that's floor space. Take heart die-cast lovers. Now you'll have all the room you need to place your tracks and play with your vehicles.
Mattel introduces Wall Tracks-the only tracks that you can mount to your wall for all sorts of vertical fun!
Completely safe for walls with Command Brand for damage free hanging from 3M, you can now lay out some of the wildest and outrageous tracks imaginable.
Start things off with the Wall Track Starter Set that features a Loading Ramp, Diverter Switch, 360 Degree Loop, Flap Ramp, Bust Through Wall, Jump Through Gates and a Steep Drop that tests any die-cast vehicle lovers skills. A free Hot Wheels vehicle comes with the set that can be combined with other sets for some real wall hanging action.
The Wall Tracks Mid-Air Madness set comes with a full color poster for hanging behind your Wall Track set up and free Hot Wheels car.
Connect it with other sets and with its Motorized Booster send your vehicles flying upward into the Crash Zone or the Jump Up Wall, down the Speed Tunnel and down the Downhill Drop.
Wall Tracks can expand anywhere you have wall space and with a little imagination there's no stopping the action.
Each set comes in a heavy duty box with a see-thru panel for the free Hot Wheels vehicle. Some adult assembly is required and players from 4 and up can enjoy the die-cast excitement.
1968 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback
I'm about to write a review for something I've never written a review about before. I've written reviews for Greenlight Collectible's many times before-for its small scale die-cast vehicles.
What I've never written a review for is for a large scale (1:18) Greenlight Collectibles' die-cast vehicle. This is a first and what a first it is.
Talk about starting out with a bang! Greenlight has just released a 1:18 Scale, Limited Edition, 1968 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback and it's a beaut!
Painted a metallic blue, the two-door Mustang is decorated with gold GO GO GONE side decals in along with Jimbo's Pure Oil verbiage, also in gold. A large white stripe begins at the front of the car and ends about 3/4 of the way back on the chassis and then turns back to the middle of the doors.
Chrome trim lines all the windows and covers the bumpers, mirrors, grill, lights and door handles. Side vents behind the passengers give the Fastback the look of appearing in motion even when standing still.
A wide back stripe runs down the middle of the hood. The rear hatchback opens revealing a surprising amount of storage room.
Open the front hood and a complete engine comes into view. Hoses, belts, components, a battery and all the other usual engine parts are recreated in perfect detail, right down to the colors!
Flip the car over and a drive train, muffler system and accurate undercarriage details, such as an oil pan, shocks, struts and additional undercarriage components are all there. Rubber tires are mounted on solid black wheels with chrome interiors.
Take a peek inside and you'll discover a solid black interior with a working steering wheel that actually turns the front wheels. Twin bucket seats with a gold tip gear shift between them are accompanied by a full instrument panel, gas, brake and clutch pedals, interior door and window handles, side speakers, rear speakers, silver door trim, a single rear seat and seatbelts. Talk about detail!
The car comes in an attractive display box with side and front clear panels with a Mustang background photo. The car is held in place by a plastic full-body sleeve, protective front and rear plastic sleeves and a plastic strip securing the doors shut. All-in-all this is one sweet diecast and I'm glad I had the opportunity to review it.
Hot Pursuit 9
Crime fighting has never looked better than it does with Greenlight Collectible's 1:64 Scale, Limited Edition, die-cast metal chassis police cars, including trading cards, set. Now that's a mouthful!
Six miniature cars make up the Hot Pursuit set. All feature rubber-like tires, incredible interior and exterior details, crisp with no slop-over painting and miniature decals that match their larger namesakes.
In this age of cheap knockoff die-cast vehicles it's nice to see a company that doesn't settle for anything else but the very best when it comes to its products. Greenlight's die-cast collections are top quality right down to its sealed, plastic bubble, hanging packages. You can be assured that each and every vehicle is safe and secure it its heavy gauge plastic container.
Hot Pursuit's packages include a special trading card in each, a full color photo front depicting the die-cast car contained and the name of the vehicle prominently displayed below the plastic encased car.
The six vehicles include a Wilmington Ohio Police 2009 Dodge Charger in deep steel blue with roof mounted lights, POLICE insignia on both side panels and solid black interior.
The Oregon Highway Patrol, 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is painted a deep navy blue with yellow side decals and stars with a clear roof mounted light assembly and silver trim accents.
Painted white with black accents, the Nebraska Highway Patrol,1993 Ford Mustang Police car is a two-door pursuit vehicle with roof lights, tinted windows with minimal silver hub caps.
Also in all white is the Cincinnati Ohio Police, 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with four doors, roof lights, black interior and oversize rear lights and wraparound front black grill.
The Westfield Indiana Police, 2011 Ford Explorer is painted white with two-tone blue side strips, four doors, a station wagon rear door with wraparound rear window, side mirrors and a characteristic front grill.
The blue and white Raleigh Police North Carolina, 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has four doors, roof lights, front and back POLICE decals, side sheriff logos and silver body wrapped front and rear bumpers.
What better way to 'Serve & Protect?"
Even though the Tron: Legacy movie is long gone from movie theaters and the Blu-ray/DVD has been released nearly a month (both the movie and Blu-ray/DVD releases are huge hits) and the Tron: Legacy toys have all but disappeared from store shelves, you can still find some of the diecast vehicles.
While the light-up figures and vehicles were the main draw for the Spin Master toy line the smaller diecast were (and are) just as interesting.
Seven vehicles make up the diecast Series 1 collection and each is a well-designed, superbly detailed, expertly painted and handsomely carded vehicle. The set includes Sam's Light Cycle, Clu's Light Cycle, Kevin Flynn's Light Cycle, Clu's Sentry Light Cycle, the Recognizer (a personal favorite), Clu's Command Ship and (my absolute favorite) the Light Runner.
All have moving wheels and/or parts and look exactly light their larger counterparts. All are displayed on vertical bubble packs with a full-color illustration of the vehicle in the package. The Tron: Legacy logo displays predominantly on the top. Full vehicle details are on the back.
Greenlight has just released twelve new die cast vehicles in its Motor World series. Each bubble packed vehicle features super fine detailing both on the exterior and interior. Paint application is smooth and even with no sloppy edges or bleed-overs. Tires are made of rubber-like material that give a real authenticity to each die cast miniature. Three separate sub-series make up the Motor World series.
The Speed Series focuses on….you guessed it…speed! The Volkswagen Beetle RSi is a solid white bug of a different sort. With its bright green wheels, rear air scoop/stabilizer and aerodynamic body, the Beetle is ready to ‘bug out.’
The Porsche 356A is a classic convertible made for two passengers. Chrome wheels, a deep blue paint job, wraparound chrome fenders and a black interior make this every car lover’s dream.
The new Dodge Viper SRT10 is a bright fire engine red with a solid two-seat black interior, bright chrome wheels, vented engine slots and solid integrated bumpers. Try ‘dodging that!’
Think of the yellow Lamborghini as a bullet on four wheels. This beauty is made for speed with it low profile, narrow swept front window and slit side windows, huge rear engine compartment with multi vents and wheel hugging frame.
The three cars set All American Series include one of my favorite 1950s American automobiles-the Chevrolet Bel Air. This two-tone, almost two ton driving delight is a four seat mechanical monster with full chrome trim, wheels and bumpers. Painted red and white there is no mistaking this American masterpiece.
The Chevrolet Camaro SS is a convertible two seater with lots of room in it black interior. Wedge shaped and riding high on its chrome wheels the Camaro is a marvel of muscle car mechanics.
Another of my favorites is the Ford F-100 pick-up truck with its rounded cab, white wall tires, heavy bumpers, short bed and its telltale front grill with round headlights. Its creamy aqua finish makes this bad boy look tame but everyone knows there’s more power than plush to this classic truck.
The final entry into the new Motor World Series is the five vehicle Classic Series.
Volkswagen dominates this series with three vehicles. They include the solid silver Volkswagen 30, the predecessor to the well-known Bug. What many people don’t realize is that the Volkswagen ‘Bug’ was actually a ‘people’s car’ developed by Hitler’s Nazi during WWII.
The red Volkswagen Beetle is the classic car that American’s loved-especially during the 1960s and 1970s. The rounded compact Beetle was air-cooled with a small but powerful engine in the rear. For a small car it featured a lot of room, minimal interior decoration and efficient controls.
The Volkswagen Samba Bus features full multi-windows wrapping the entire upper body. Two-tone in red and cream, the Samba was a box on wheels with a trademark Volkswagen ‘VW’ squarely placed on its front.
The Mini Cooper has long been a favorite of car collectors. The ultimate economy car, the Cooper is hugely popular in Europe and is making quite a splash in the U.S. This lovable little car is all business with its square but comfortable interior, small wheels and tires and compact body. It's fuel efficient, but a lot of fun to drive.
On a more serious note the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a vehicle by which all other emergency vehicles are gauged. The white with yellow and orange insignia and symbols ambulance is a customized extended van with lots of room for patients, emergency personnel and equipment. Its completely enclosed save for the front and side windows. Its slopped front end makes it aerodynamic to handle high speeds and its chassis mass keeps it firmly stable while it does so.
GreenLight’s 1:64th Dioramas Series 3
Double up with Greenlight's 1:64 scale diecast Dioramas. Four new releases all packaged in attractive display boxes with a clear front and side panels for easy viewing. Colorful background photos/illustrations showcase each Diorama's particular theme.
First up is Hitchin' a Ride that showcases two Indianapolis Yellow Cab vehicles, one yellow with illuminated roof sign and one more subtle silver. Both are late model cars (Ford Crown Victorias). The yellow cab features small silver hubcaps while the silver model sports large hubcaps. Each is a four-door with full exterior and interior details. Check out the grills and body details-sweet. Hey taxi!
The Country Road Diorama showcases a family of three enjoying the great outdoors with their bright red 1969 Chevy C-10 camper with white capper and a handy red power generator to bring all the comforts of home to outdoor camping. A park ranger is also incuded.
A Shelby Terlingua Ford Mustang and a Roy Woods Racing AMC Javelin AMX speed along the raceway in Greenlight's Road Racers Diorama. The yellow and black Mustang looks to be gaining on the red, white and blue Javelin as the both prepare to swing into a curve. You can practically smell the rubber and exhaust fumes. These babies are ready to race and rumble if the roll bars and pimped out engines are any indication. Zooom!
The driver of the sleek blue street ready 1988 Pontiac Trans Am didn't count on the cop pulling him over in the Hot Pursuit Diorama. The black and tan 1990 Ford Mustang Florida High Patrol cruiser officer looks none too pleased as he writes a ticket (a very expensive ticket) for the driver. I especially like the detail on the cop's car with its blue rood lights number decals.
All of the Diorama vehicles feature opening hoods, detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics and custom licenses.
E-Klasse, Ambulanz And Insignia
Schuco just released three new diecast cars (two 1:87 Scale, one 1:43 Scale) that diecast car lovers are sure to want to add to their collections.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse is a classy station wagon sedan painted all in black with chrome trim and custom chrome alloy wheels. Its sleek design belies the fact that it is a family station wagon with lots of cargo space. It's a beautiful examine of superior German design that combines functionality and engineering into a superb driving experience.
The VW cream colored T2 "Ambulanz" is a typical VW van but with a few differences. Configured with the standard window setup the VW bus also comes with a roof emergency light, side Red Cross decals and back windows obscured by white shades.
The Opel Insignia OPC is a sleek, semi-compact black sedan with custom alloy wheels, chrome trim, full interior details in black, wraparound bumpers, oversize red turn and brake lights and aerodynamic side mirrors, flared rear scoop and front grill and lights molded into the body.
All of the diecast vehicles are of the highest quality, minutely detailed, and crisply painted and decaled. For the best in quality diecast vehicles, Schuco is the manufacturer diehard diecast collectors prefer.
Motor World And County Roads
Greenlight LLC recently released two new sets of diecast vehicles in 1:64 Scale for the collector. They include the Motorworld Series broken down into three categories: All American, Classic and Speed. A total of 12 cars are in the series. County Roads Series 4 Limited Edition is the other set with a total of six cars in the series.
Both series of diecast boast Greenlight’s excellent sculpting (you can even see the lines in the doors and hoods. They look so real it appears as if you could actually open them.), rubberlike tires, crisp paint application, spot-on chroming, fitted windows and windshields and accurate and detailed interiors.
The County Roads series consists of a 1970 Pontiac GTO painted in a bright red that includes twin hood scoops, a two-tone, white and baby blue paint scheme 1968 Chevrolet C-10 truck with full cab and bed details, a 2019 Ford Taurus Sho decked out in black paint and chrome trim, a black 1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula with gold wheels and hood decal and sunroof, a 1977 Dodge Ramcharger truck painted in camouflage colors with roll bars, open roof and black interior and a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Laconia, NH Fire Dept. four door painted in traditional white and red with roof lights.
Each vehicle comes packaged in a sealed bubble pack with the vehicle set against a special County Roads road panel. Sweet!
The Motor World All American Series includes four classic vehicles that are sure to send the collector’s heart pounding. First up is an early production Ford F-100 with red roof and hood, white body exterior, side door decals, inset small bed, solid chrome straight bumpers and six window cab. The convertible, two-seat, baby blue Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is all business and speed with its side mufflers, driver back cage, bullet chrome front and rear bumpers and sleek black interior. The Chevrolet Bel Air is a white and baby blue two-tone beauty with oversize chrome wheels with whitewall tires, accent chrome body strips, front swept passenger compartment and chrome-lots of chrome! The black Cadillac Eldorado is a red interior convertible with lots of muscle as indicated by its heavy body, huge size an and over abundance of chrome, whitewall tires and chrome wheels.
The Speed series includes a trio of high-octane bullets on wheels that every sports car enthusiast is sure to want. Starting with the red Jaguar XK with its oversize chrome wheels and low profile passenger compartment and sleek design to the silver BMW Z4 convertible with black interior, off center passenger compartment with extended head rests to the Lamborghini Gallardo painted in metallic blue/lavender and as sleek as they come, this collection practically moves standing still.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Motor World Classic Series that includes the Good Year Mercedes-Benz Sprinter utility truck painted in white, blue and yellow with side Good Year decals, enclosed cargo space and wedge-shape front with extended rood top. The red, with black window trim, high-profile and oversize wheels Land Rover, Range Rover is all business as evidence by its solid construction. The Mini-Cooper is painted a dull military green with green and white checkerboard roof, black wheels and interior and twin white striped hood. The Volkswagen Samba Bus is a multi-window transport painted in two-tine white and baby blue, sports chrome wheels and bumpers, the classic VW van front design with logo and a rounded body for stability and aerodynamic fuel efficiency.
The solid black Volkswagen 30 VW Bug has red wheels, minimal chrome, but with chrome trimmed windows with no rear window.
Greenlight continues to turn out affordable but high-quality diecast vehicles that both the novice and collector can enjoy.
Spyder, CSL, T-Modell And V10
Schuco’s presents a quartet of Edition 1:43 Scale diecast automobiles that redefine precision engineering, detail, paint and decal application in the diecast arena.
Everyone loves a convertible and there's a lot to love with Schuco's Audi RB Spyder ragtop. This compact beauty is all car with its hug-the-road design, custom wheels and side air-scoops. Integrated lights and signals make the profile of the car smooth and uninterrupted by any protrusions, The only thing extending out from the car are the side mirror and those and solid streamline. Interior details include a deep red pair of body-contouring bucket seats, a wraparound instrument panel and interior side panels and seat backs. I especially like the rear body details, specifically the pop-up storage panel for the car's roof.
The BMW 3.0 CSL is a yellow two-door sedan with more than its fair share of surprises. Check out the rood scoop and rear fin scoop. Slightly wedge-shaped, the CSL has a slight aerodynamic look provided by the slanted grill, side body trim, low profile and rounded windshield and rear window. The black interior seats four comfortably.
The jet black Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse T-Modell station wagon smashes all perceptions that station wagons can't be sexy. Its slightly tilted forward design, curved body exterior and clever use of side-trim and integrated lights and signals make this car appear as if it is moving while standing still. White interior seats and dash give the car a welcome black and white contrast that magnifies its unique look. Large chrome wheels, roof, luggage tie-downs and large windows for sight-seeing while touring make this a family car with punch!
The Audi R8 V10 Safety Car shows off its rear mounted engine through its rear window. The silver bullet is all muscle as evident by its wraparound body design, integrated signals and lights, oversize tires and wheels, slightly protruding wheel-wells and backward slanted roof lights. The R8 is a perfect example of Schuco's talent for decal and paint application. Decals are sharp on easily distinguishable, paint application is clean and crisp with no bleed-over and interior and exterior details are superior in every way.
What's not to like about Schuco diecast vehicles?
As an artist and graphic designer I know that one of the hardest colors to work with is black. Solid black can be unforgiving and yet if applied correctly can make any product 'jump". And jump is just what it does in Greenlight's newest limited edition Black Bandit Collection diecast set of six 1:64 Scale vehicles.
Each car is painted a glossy black, with wire tires and wheels. Some are trimmed in silver chrome. Each boasts black full interior details and realistic transparent windows, front, rear and side signal and details such as door handles, mirrors, etc.
Vehicles include: 1966 Shelby GT-350, 1972 AMC Javelin AMX, 2003 Mercury Marauder, 1970 Oldsmobile 442, 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS and 1967 Pontiac GTO.
All are displayed in custom bubble hanger packs with silver text and decoration and full vehicle info on the back. I especially like the Pontiac GTO convertible and Shelby GT-350. Both are cars I wish I had owned when I was younger. Sigh!
If you want these black beauties you better hurry and buy them because only 3500 will be produced.
Up In Flames
Are you ready to put a little sizzle in your saddle? How about some flame in your fanny? A little butane in your behind? Then get ready for Greenlight's Limited Edition 1:64 diecast, Up In Flames, Muscle Car Garage vehicles. Now that's a mouthful!
Six revved up mean machines on four wheels come packaged in attractive bubble packs that include full vehicle stats on the back inset panel and they're rugged enough to take some serious punishment-just like the vehicles they contain.
Each vehicle: five cars and one truck, feature killer paint jobs from flame burst front hoods decorations to full side and body checkerboard flame decor. Hot, hot, hot!
Vehicles include Compresso 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T painted in a bright blue with white hot flames, large chrome wheels and full interior details, Chain 1969 Buick GS 400 convertible in deep orange (including the interior) and oversize chrome bumpers and wheels and Traditional 1971 Chevrolet C-10 truck painted black with yellow front flames, red wheels and silver trimmed cabin.
Tribal Hatchet 1970 Plymouth Road Runner is a bright metallic purple with chrome wheels and trim, black interior and full window details, the 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Swiss Cheese painted a bright red with yellow side flames, white walls and a huge interior and Serpentine 1967 Chevrolet Corvette painted a deep red with wraparound front and side flames, chrome running boards and oversize chrome wheels.
Each and every vehicle is tightly crafted, boast clean, crisp paint application precise chrome accents and incredible interior details.
E-Klasse, Kafer And Anhänger
Limited to only 1,000 copies the Schuco’s 1:43 Edition metallic blue Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Limousine "Avantgarde" diecast auto is a true miniature mechanized marvel.
Securely mounted on a custom black base and protected by a clear plastic high-impact display box, the auto is a real eye-pleaser and makes an excellent addition to any pureblood diecast collector.
This blue beauty is all detail with its miniature side mirrors, slightly protruding door handles, wraparound headlights and taillights, chrome wheels, tinted glass windows molded in bumpers and hidden antennae.
Full interior details includes a to-scale dash and steering column, luxurious leather like seats and all the extras Mercedes Benz owners come to expect.
Equally impressive is Schuco's 1:87 Edition VW Käfer Cabrio mit Wohnanhänger also mounted on a special black base and protested by a clear plastic shell.
A classic VW Bug ragtop, with its top down, togs along a customized VW mini-enclosed trailer with bubble roof, two-tone paint scheme and side windows.
The car is painted a deep copper with cream interior, black folded back ragtop and fully chromed side upper door accents, bumpers, mirrors, light enclosures and door handles.
The Set VW (VW T3 mit Anhänger + VW Käfer Cabrio is a light gray enclosed VW van with front side and rear windows, black bumpers and slit side windows just behind the rear window. It hauls a VW bug ragtop on a twin axle flatbed trailer with hitch, and side extended turn and brake signals.
The ragtop VW Bug is a deep metallic blue with full chrome details and black interior.
All of the aforementioned vehicles have wheels that turn, are huge on details (both exterior and interior) and look great on display.
Bugs, Porsche and Ford
From Schuco’s 1:72 Scale Junior Line comes a quartet of VW vehicles that should please the most ardent "Bug” fan.
Three VW Bus T1s make up part of the mix. Each feature the characteristic VW Bus T1 rounded, box shape, wrap-around fenders, flat front end with two-pane windshield and chrome hubcap wheels slightly obscured by the Bus’s chassis.
The Transporter is painted in two-tones, black and red, with a chrome strip dividing the colors running mid-vehicle. It, like the other buses, has the ‘swoosh’ front end with a ‘VW’ centered between round headlights. The vehicle also has two side windows and a rear window.
The Samba is painted in cream and orange and is a literal ‘mini-bus’. Five windows grace each side with small tucked in windows in the front and rear chassis upper body curve. Four small half-windows sit above the first four large side windows on each side.
The Pritsche is a VW Bus that has been converted to a pickup configuration. The front passenger compartment has been has a window directly behind the driver and passenger. This allows the Bus to have a large rear storage bed extended the rest of the length of the Bus. The bed has a wooden floor.
The VW Kafer is a classic VW Bug painted in blue/gray. It is trimmed out in chrome around the windows and well as the mud panels, fenders, side trim, lights ad door handles.
All of the VW vehicles are perfectly scaled, crisply sculpted and nicely painted with crisp edges and no overlaying of colors.
The Porsche 911 RS in 1:43 Scale is a classy little sportster painted bright orange with a white, two-strip running the length of the vehicle on the driver’s side. Look for a rear air scoop, chrome trimmed bumpers, black windshield wipers, a pacer light on the driver’s hood, chrome wheels, rear engine vent, full front and rear windshield and with three windows on each side, rear windows with heater coils and twin chrome tailpipes. Paint and deal supplication is precise, nicely executed and extremely clean.
The Ford Taunus Transit FK 1000 looks similar in design to the VW Pritsche, except the driver’s compartment sits slightly higher ad the bed is shorter and deeper.
The cab has three window s on each side, a full one-piece windshield and back window.
Chrome details are on the wheels, lights, handles and undercarriage pipes and hook straps.
The bed contains three radiators in transit, set snuggly between the bed’s stepped white interior. Check out the blue paint job, with yellow upper cab and bumpers.
Three new Schuco Edition 1:43 Scale diecast vehicles that deserve special attention have just been released. Each vehicle, as with all Schuco diecast vehicles, are engineered and sculpted to be exact duplicates of full-size vehicles. Each is securely held in place in clear four-side display boxes and boast first-rate paint and decal application.
The yellow Porsche Cayman S Sports Coop is low and ready to go two-seater with wraparound lights, chrome wheels, full interior and exterior details including tinted windows, side mirrors, full read and front lights and more.
The black Porsche Boxster clocks in at about the same size as the Cayman S only with fully-exposed deep tan leather interior. Besides its chrome wheels, lights, mirrors and other exterior details be sure to check out its awesome interior. Bucket seats with headrests, shift on the floor, dash with instruments and padded steering wheel are just a few of he goodies to look for.
Slightly smaller but no less impressive is Schuco's Mini Cooper painted in black with white pull-back roof, trim and hood stripes. The diminutive four-seater is a study in miniature detail with full light, chrome and interior recreations that match their larger counterparts.
The Edition 1:87 Scale Mercedes-Benz LP 608 red truck also includes red wheels, full chrome details, front and side windows, underbelly details and large all-cap PORSCHE emblazoned on its sides.
Another 1:87 Scale beauty is the BMW M1 sports car racer is painted white with blue, purple and red decorating the car from the drivers front tire to the right rear wheel. An oversize rear airfoil s stabilizer gives the car a predator look complemented by its wedge front end.
Schuco's Piccoli VW 73 solid blue van is a solid piece of diecast history with silver painted windows and wheels and front light and rear red lights.
Cooper, Spyder and Golf
Schuco has just released three special diecast cars that fans of miniature vehicles are sure to want. As with each and every Schuco diecast vehicle these three feature excellent packaging that is not only attractive but extremely sturdy, easy to view the vehicle through and protects your precious diecast when you display it. I keep each and every one of my Schuco diecast vehicles in their original boxes (if possible) for display.
With pets and kids running about, one bump would be all it would take to destroy them without their display cases. Good advice.
The Porsche 550 Spyder #58, Carrera Panamericana 1954 is limited to 1,000. Painted a deep kelly green, the sportster recreates the 1954 vehicle in 1:87 scale. Look for rubber tires, a gold steering wheel, white trim and detailing and the number 58 emblazoned on its sides.
Sporting a big '52' on its sides, the ho