Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Finds 12/08/2012

Ahhhh the local Wal-Mart and Meijers stores have robbed my wallet again! It seems like every time I go I find at least a dozen new cars! Well here is the break down of some my latest finds.

The first two are sweeter than ketchup on a giant meteorite turd. They are Joe Dirt star cars from Greenlight's latest Hollywood line. Joe Dertay's 1969 Dodge Daytona and Kid Rock's character's 1979 Trans Am.

Both cars been used before in Greenlight's other series (the T/A is the same casting used for the S&TB II car) but they have movie specific paint schemes. 

Greenlight really nailed the patina on the Dirt Daytona. It looks awesome!

Johnny Lightning fell off the wagon for a while in the late 90's but they have really turned around! These two are from the Forever 64 collection. The '67 Fury is a demolition derby version with no windows and paint across the wheel and tires. The '55 Chevy is a great casting and is made to look like an old firecar with classic gumball siren. 

I'm a big Grave Digger fan and the truck's 30th anniversary has been good to us collectors. I have nearly all of the 1:64 scale Grave Diggers that have come out this year and most of the 1:24th scales. The two 1:64ths are special edition holiday versions that are sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. The faux snow and white chassis really make the trucks look snowy. 

I did score some "regular line" HW as well. I picked up a few of the new 2013 release cars too. I got a 70' Toyota Celica, BMW 2002, Subaru WRX STI, Ford Focus RS, Ford Thunderbolt,  Tarmac Attack and a Team HW Ford Fiesta rally.

The Celica has some really nice details with the headlight area being one of them. The headlights are the same smoked plastic as the windshield and really help tie up the front end.

This next find really got my excited as I have been looking for an orange car carrier for some time. I'm a huge Dukes of Hazzard fan and often try to remake scenes from the show in 1:64th scale. These are the shots I have been trying to replicate that use an orange car hauler:

This truck is an M2 brand auto hauler purchased at a local Wal-Mart. It costs $17+ dollars, so they're not cheap, but look great and have excellent detail.  

It's not exactly the same style as the Dukes hauler, but it's a good start!

It also came with a Chrysler 300-C that looks like it came straight off the assembly line and drove right onto the truck.

Rare Yatming Monaco Military Version

Being a big TV/movie car fan, there is no denying the popularity of the Dodge Monaco or Plymouth Fury. There are hardly any shows or movies from the mid 70's - 80's that don't feature a Monaco as a pursuit or baddie vehicle.

This 1977 Monaco is from die-cast manufacturer Yatming. I have quite a few of these in police, safety and stock versions but this is the first military version I have seen. My guess is that it came in a multi-car set, but who knows? If you have one of these or know how it came packed originally- let me know!