@GLCollectibles Abides, Signs The Big Lebowski License, Man
May 11, 2016

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Indianapolis, IN (May 2016) We’ve got information, man! New information has come to light. GreenLight Collectibles is proud to announce a new license agreement with Universal Studios Licensing to produce die-cast model car replicas from The Big Lebowski (1998), a neo-noir crime comedy about a dude and his rug; a movie that defines the term cult classic.

“To ensure we were able to begin producing The Big Lebowski models, we had four staff members working on the case. We were working in shifts!” said Russell Hughes, GreenLight Collectibles’ President. “With the annual Lebowski Fest events occurring around the United States in cities such as Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Los Angeles, California, we’re confident the cult following for this film will translate into a large collector base for The Big Lebowski model cars”, added Hughes.

Some of the early offerings for The Big Lebowski will include:

 

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The Dude’s 1973 Ford Gran Torino (GreenLight Item Number: 86495)
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Da Fino’s Volkswagen Beetle (#86496)
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Little Larry Sellers’ 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 (#86497)

Beyond the scope of 1:43 scale models, GreenLight also plans to release The Dude’s Torino and Walter’s “Sobchak Security” Chevy Van in 1:64 scale before diving deeper into what The Big Lebowski can offer the collector market. In other words, checkout lanes at GreenLight retail partner locations will be entering a world of pain with all of the demand, a world of pain.

“To bring The Big Lebowski model cars to market, we really had to pool our resources, you know, trade information, professional courtesy,” said Jeff Nelson, GreenLight Collectibles’ National Sales Manager.

“To secure this agreement we just had to write a check for ten percent of a half a million… five grand…and then we were able to go out and mingle,” said Matt Elliott, GreenLight Collectibles’ Vice President of Licensing & Product Development.

Want to know more about GreenLight’s partnerships and retail locations? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn about the product lines at stores across the U.S. Don’t forget to check out the ‘News’ section on the GreenLight website!
About GreenLight Collectibles
GreenLight Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of authentic die-cast vehicle replicas, scale figures 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, Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co., Nissan North America, Airstream, Fleetwood, Winnebago Industries, Gulf, Shell, NYC & Co., Warner Bros., Carroll Shelby Licensing, Paramount Studios, AMC, Universal Studios, Eleanor Licensing LLC, The US Army, Elvis Presley Enterprises, The Steve McQueen Foundation, Sony Pictures, and the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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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