GreenLight offers two 1:18th Series with individual and unique marks in Automotive History
January 5, 2011

The larger scale Black Bandit and Auction Block focus on significant machines within each product theme


Indianapolis, IN (January 5, 2011) 1:18 Auction Block and 1:18 Black Bandit will be released simultaneously within the die cast market for their upcoming release in 2011.  Both Vehicles have impressive and monumental back story on how they came to be, where they have been and where they are going. 


Auction Block showcases actual cars that have been placed into the competitive buyer market of sale by bid.  The cars that have experienced such are chosen for their substantial selling price or elaborate past. This series is a 1:18 1966 Shelby Cobra CSX3034.



Ordered through Carroll Shelby’s Hi-Performance Motors on May 9, 1966, the Shelby Cobra CSX3034 was picked up at the factory by its first owner Dale Kelley.  Built to S/C specifications and finished in White with Black interior, Black side pipes and equipped with quick jacks.  The CSX3034 was traded, sold, purchased and passed hands numerous times.  Many of the owners added features, altered paint schemes and administered restorations.  It has won several awards and trophies and even ran some autocrosses until 1970.  CSX 3034 remains in exceptional condition, still in S/C configuration and is fully documented, including in the Shelby World Registry.


Black Bandit which is GreenLight’s triple black theme gives an outlaw look with black body paint, black interior and black rims.  The feel is entirely revolutionary rebellion.  GreenLight continues with the German Engineered Volkswagen make into the third release of this internationally successful series. This series is a 1:18 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.



In 1950, Karmann approached Volkswagen with a design for a new vehicle.  Karmann had a working relationship with Volkswagen. The idea was initially rejected by Volkswagen so Karmann approached the coach building company Carrozzeria Ghia of Turin who built the first prototype of the vehicle.  In 1953, Nordhoff, the head of Volkswagen at the time, gave approval for the vehicle to be built by his company.  On July 14th 1955, the vehicle was unveiled to the public.



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 beginning of 2011 and will be available through official GreenLight hobby shops and wholesale dealers.  For more information about GreenLight’s 1:18 scale and other quality collectibles visit http://www.


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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