Cult Movie Cars Create Classic Hollywood Die-Cast
March 20, 2012

Agent Sophie Trinh: So which car do you want?

Brian O’Conner: All of them.
                                                            – Fast & Furious

Indianapolis, IN (March 2012) Consider the following: Fast & Furious without the Dodge Charger and its blown engine, Bullitt without the Mustang and Charger. Lets face it, in most cases, the cars make the movie. Here’s a break down of the new Hollywood Series 3:

  • Apollo 13 featured a war bonnet yellow Stingray driven by Gary Sinise. Gary plays Ken Mattingly, a military career man, genius pilot and man with an excellent taste in cars.
  • From The Fast & Furious, we bring you the Dodge Charger with a blown engine. The engine on the car is monstrous and so it shall be in 1:64 scale!
  • Two-Lane Blacktop. It’s the story of two racing freaks that make a bet and embark on a cross-country race with high stakes – winner takes the loser’s car. We produced the Pontiac GTO driven by none other than the man known as G.T.O.
  • Animal House. This college classic features a truly beautiful and sleek historic Corvette any collector would be remiss to have.

But there is one movie that stands above the rest…

  • Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. We’re releasing both in the same series in 1:64 scale for the small-scale collector. This set isn’t just for the diehard die-cast collector, but anybody who appreciates classic cars, cult movies, and authenticity at its fullest.

In Stores April 2012

These 1:64 die-cast replicas feature detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics and production serialized numbering and are officially licensed by their respective auto manufacturers and entertainment titles. This release will be available through official GreenLight official hobby shops and wholesale dealers, as well as select mass retailers, including Toys ‘R’ Us and Meijer. For more information about GreenLight’s up-coming releases or the other quality collectibles from GreenLight, visit  www.greenlightcollectibles.com.

GreenLight Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of authentic die-cast vehicle replicas and other automotive-related products. GreenLight replicas are produced under various themes in 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 scales and are officially licensed by the world’s premier automotive and entertainment companies, including General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Warner Bros., Carroll Shelby Licensing, CBS, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, MGM, IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR and many others.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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