GreenLight releases 1:64 Black Bandit Special Edition
February 22, 2011

The 1:64 scale return of this highly popular release makes way into the 2011GreenLight product lineup

 

Indianapolis, IN (February 22, 2011) GreenLight first introduced the 1:64 Black Bandit Series 1 in 2008, and the production run sold out to GreenLight Distributors before it arrived in the US.  With all stock spoken for it was an extremely collectible and a highly anticipated series.  This fueled a great demand and a popular series was born! 

 

1:64 Black Bandit has been produced in 1:24th and 1:18th scales but the timeless classic 1:64th is back on the pegs with this Special Edition release. The 1:64 Black Bandit Special Edition has continued with the sell out trend with all 15,000 pieces of this entire Mopar casting release being shipped out to Hobby Distributors and Toys R Us upon arrival.

 

Every car included in 1:64 Black Bandit Special Edition is Mopar (short for Motor Parts), the automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler Group LLC. The term was first used by Chrysler in the 1920s and has been in continuous use ever since. Mopar has passed into broader usage among car enthusiasts as an unambiguous reference to any Chrysler-built vehicle, such as Dodge, Chrysler or Plymouth.

 

1:64 Black Bandit Special Edition includes:

 

1964 Plymouth Fury Max Wedge

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda

1970 Plymouth GTX

1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

2009 Dodge Challenger Police

 

Each car is produced with a triple-black theme; black body paint, black interior detail and custom black wheels. The triple-black theme is the distinguishing characteristic of these “outlaw” vehicles. Besides the distinctive paint job each car will feature real rubber tires, metal body chassis, detailed graphics, engines and custom license plates, clamshell packaging, and sequentially numbered base.  Quantities are limited to 2,500 units each, available exclusively through GreenLight Hobby Distributors and Toys R Us in March 2011. 

 

 

GreenLight® Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed automotive merchandise and 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 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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