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#26 OFFLINE   Ducati-900SS

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:19 PM

el docum, on Aug 20 2008, 02:04 PM, said:

I like Muscle Car and this one is very nice :

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I have not many Highway 61 because price are a little bit to high, but sometime you can find deal, the quality is a lot better then a regular ERTL models.

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Now that is one hot looking Cuda!!!  I'm also quite interested in the quad green Challenger, just because it's different!!!  I think it would make a good neighbor for my '69 Mod-Top Dart which is also green!!!

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The Hemi Under Glass is a re-release.  Or is this different from the one they already have out?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:35 PM

The HUG is a re-issue. Same car, but this time it has a certificate and a bracket to make it do a wheel-stand.
Apparently it is sought after and the original run sold out and it was not an LE.

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:23 PM

All I can say is anybody who doesn't have a HUG should grab one while they can.
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Serious collectors don't buy budget models? Hahahaha...that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:42 PM

I sold my HUG about 3 years ago and regret it greatly - I intend on redeeming myself with this reissue.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:24 AM

DiecastX, on Aug 21 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

I sold my HUG about 3 years ago and regret it greatly - I intend on redeeming myself with this reissue.

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The MSRP is $119 this time around!  :dizzy That is a lot more for the wheel stand and the certificate. I guess it is the 1/1002 LE status.

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:20 AM

$119.00 is a lot of money for a die cast, at this pice I prefer buy 2.

You can find many Highway 61 for around $60.00, sometime less.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:50 PM

Looking at some of Highway 61 Diecast Promotions's latest releases, I wouldn't even pay $50 for them.

I guess I'll wait for the paid reviews to come out and then make a decision for myself - $100+ :dizzy

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:34 PM

DiecastX, on Aug 21 2008, 11:50 AM, said:

Looking at some of Highway 61 Diecast Promotions's latest releases, I wouldn't even pay $50 for them.

I guess I'll wait for the paid reviews to come out and then make a decision for myself - $100+ :dizzy

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Alot of guys feel the same, but I love those authentic Mopars myself! :happy $119 MSRP on a 1:18 Highway 61 is ludicrous. I understand that they're interested in profit, but Lane Exact Detail they are not!
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:57 PM

I just hope the HUG don't suffer from the same QC issues as their latest releases. Some of which have been border line horrible.

Now their older models - nothing short of outstanding and the pricing made you think they were under charging. Never thought I would say that about a diecast model before :lol

But $100+ for a QC plagued model - nope. Not happening with me.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:56 PM

Yikes!  A $120 is a bit much for that car!  Too bad, I'd really like to get one but looks like eBay will be the source.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:16 PM

Update Sept. 21, 2008! All items in-stock at DiecastFast here!
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:19 PM

I like the models, the Texas Twister as already be made by ERTL, but this one is surely a better model in quality.

It's an old relase :

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:41 PM

Always wanted a Highway 61 Mustang, but for some reason I've never been able to bring myself to buy one. :confused
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:43 PM

el docum, on Sep 21 2008, 03:19 PM, said:

I like the models, the Texas Twister as already be made by ERTL, but this one is surely a better model in quality.

It's an old relase :

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Francis, that brings back memories for sure! :happy What is the Ertl item number on it?
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

Highway 61 50692 1:18 Scale 1957 Chevy Bel Air - Dusk Pearl / India Ivory
Highway 61 50693 1:18 Scale 1957 Chevy Bel Air - Coronado Yellow / India Ivory
Highway 61 50694 1:18 Scale 1957 Chevy Bel Air "Street Machine" Drag Car

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:22 PM

Sorry the auction is finish on Ebay, probably Ascine can find the number.

By the box it's an old release, probably around 1995-1997.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:23 PM

1:18 Highway 61 50583 1966 Pontiac GTO Montero Red
1:18 Highway 61 50584 1966 Pontiac GTO GTO Reef Turquoise
1:18 Highway 61 50585 1966 Pontiac GTO  Candlelight Cream w/Black Top
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:28 PM

1:18 Highway 61 50682 1953 Kaiser Dragon - Tropical Green w/ White Top
1:18 Highway 61 50683 1953 Kaiser Dragon - Cardinal Red w/ Red Top
1:18 Highway 61 50684 1953 Kaiser Dragon - Palm Beach Ivory w/ Geen Top
Coming April, 2009 (No pics yet)
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:42 PM

I have alot of respect and admiration for the styling and character of cars from this era, but can't bring myself to add them to my collection. For those who do, the Kaiser Dragon from Highway 61 will add great diversity and class! :happy
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

Many collectors of die cast are retired men who got 60-65 years, I already meet one who got a nice collection of car of the 50, I think there a lot a choice in the market for theses cars.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

WOW!  That white '57 with the 'stealies' out back looks pretty tough!!!  I wonder what they will be giving it under the hood?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:12 PM

Number 1 and number 3 are my favorite choices.
1963 GMC with 305 V6 and plaid valve covers

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:51 AM

I found the number it's : 7718YL

It was already available at this store but now, I think you can only find this one on Ebay :

http://toywonders.ne...?idproduct=1308

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

el docum, on Sep 21 2008, 10:19 PM, said:

I like the models, the Texas Twister as already be made by ERTL, but this one is surely a better model in quality.

It's an old relase :

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They 1:1s have nothing to do with Texas as it was a Kansas City Ford district sales campaign. They did Mustang Twisters and Torino Twisters (which Ertl also did).

The 1/18s were commissioned by Town & Country from Ertl. Within the 6,500 made, 2,000 were numbered and 96 of them have the VIN of the original 96 1:1 made.
I sold my 1/96 to a Mustang Club of Houston member that has a 1:1 and bought one of the more common ones.

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