Fast and Furious meets Detailed and Collectible
June 16, 2011

 GreenLight Collectibles will join the franchise that shred tires all the way to the box office

 

Indianapolis, IN (June 14, 2011) GreenLight has jumped into the passenger seat for this adventure, utilizing their NBC Universal licensing for the Fast and Furious franchise.  GreenLight plans to introduce multiple offerings that will be affiliated with the series throughout the next year and parallel the release of the newest installment; Fast Five.

 

GreenLight will be introducing the following Fast and Furious licensed offerings for 2011:

 

Fast Five – 1:18 1963 Chevrolet Convertible Grand Sport

Fast Five – 1:64 1970 Dodge Charger – “Rio Charger”

Fast Five – 1:64 2010 Dodge Charger “Rio Police”

Fast Five – 1:64 2010 Dodge Charger

2Fast 2 Furious – 1:64 1970 Dodge Challenger

 

Fast Five is the fifth entry in the Fast and Furious series.  The film is based on long-time criminal Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) teaming up with former FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) on the wrong side of the law for a wild ride of fast cars and fiery explosions.   Torreto and O’Conner lead a reunion of returning stars from each chapter of the series for the first “heist” film in the franchise.  They gather in Rio De Janeiro for an ultimate high stakes race.

 

The first action sequence of Fast Five stars a silver Grand Sport; the victim of a car theft aboard a running passenger train.  Driven by Dom, this scene is impressive and captures the fun and heart pumping adventure that the franchise was built upon.   GreenLight chose to replicate this car from Fast Five as it gives the most dramatic representation of the accelerating appeal that fans and car lovers can expect to experience.

 

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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