GreenLight waves the checkered flag and releases 1:18 scale Indy cars from the finish line
May 4, 2011

Collectors, Start Your Engines!

Indianapolis, IN (May 3, 2011) As all race fans know the month of May marks the start of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”; the Indianapolis 500. The race has been held every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) since 1911, giving birth to legends and weaving a tapestry of tradition and speed.


IMS is celebrating its centennial milestone in 2011 as a leader in worldwide motorsport entertainment and pillar in racing history.  IMS will commemorate the 2009-2011 centennial era with festivities focused around honoring its historic Indianapolis 500 racetrack. 


GreenLight Collectibles has recently signed a licensing agreement with the IZOD IndyCar Series.  This agreement allows GreenLight to produce 1:18 scale replicas of cars that will be running in the 2011 season.  GreenLight has a lot of experience with IndyCar replicas as they were the primary die-cast manufacturer for the series through 2008. 

"This license allows us to once again offer our authentic 1:18 scale replica IndyCars to collectors." says GreenLight National Sales Manager Jeff Nelson.  "We are happy to be working with the series and look forward to bringing the excitment of the cars and drivers to people’s collections."

GreenLight will be offering a wide variety of drivers in limited production runs. 


10891 – 1:18 2011 Indianapolis 500 Event Car

10892 – 1:18 Autographed IndyCar (Plain White)

10893 – 1:18 2010 Dario Franchitti Indy 500 Winner Car

10894 – 1:18 2011 Scott Dixion/Ganassi Racing

10895 – 1:18 2011 Dario Franchitti/Ganassi Racing

10896 – 1:18 2011 Will Power/Penske

10900 – 1:18 2011 Jr Hildebrand/Panther Racing

10898 – 1:18 2011 Marco Andretti/Andretti

10890 – 1:18 2010 John Andretti/Window World

10897 – 1:18 2011 Helio Castroneves/Penske

10899 – 1:18 2011 Danica Patrick/Andretti

10902 – 1:18 2011 Vitor Meira/AJ Foyt Racing

These replicas will be available at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, trackside vendors as well as hobby shops across the globe.


These 1:18 die-cast replicas feature detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics, custom license plates and are officially licensed. Their release is scheduled for May 2011.


GreenLight® Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed, authentic die-cast replica vehicles. GreenLight die-cast replicas are available in 1:18, 1:24 and 1:64 scale and are officially licensed by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Warner Bros® Entertainment Inc and the Chadwick McQueen and The Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust, CBS, Universal Studios, Mecum Auto Auction, IZOD IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Grand-Am Road Racing Association, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Americas and more!

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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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