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here's some finds from this weekend. On Friday I went to my local dollar tree and picked up a few hot wheels and matchbox cars. There pretty cool but don't have as much detail as greenlights do. For Easter I got a few greenlights from my grandma. I love the 2020 Ford utility in the New Jersey state police deco. The old tow truck and taxi are pretty cool.

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Some very nice grabs! You might look into Hot Wheels Premium, they're $5 a piece and usually reuse mainline castings, but with different, more detailed paint jobs, metal/metal (which means metal body and metal base), and Real Riders, which is what Hot Wheels calls their rubber tires. They mostly have about a half dozen wheels they reuse throughout the models, so the wheels are far from accurate like GL, but they are nice. I use the 8-hole off road wheels a ton in customs, they double as both super singles and dually wheels thanks to the offset. Not as good value as GL in my opinion, buy you might find something you like.

Speaking of value, have you found any place that carries Auto World around you? They're not quite as good as GL, usually with tamped on headlights and taillights as opposed to the separate piece clear plastic ones GL generally uses, that means less quality issues. They're, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck, but since they are a smaller company and only a few places carry them, they don't make a big variety and they're hard to find, so that's why I pretty much only get GL. At Hobby Lobby they're $10 a piece, but usually $5 elsewhere.

Any ways, like I said you got some very nice grabs! Even though I don't buy police models, that 2020 explorer casting is really good looking; I like it more then the real one! Does it have separate piece transparent plastic headlights and taillights or not? Running on Empty is a really nice series, like the Mecum Auctions and Vintage Ads series it's kind of misc category for models they don't know where to put.

Among other news, did you hear GL has both 1st and 5th gen Ram castings in the works? In the 2021 Catalog, on the new castings page they listed the heavy duty 5th gens, both dually and non dually variants, but no pics and not other word. Doesn't look like a 1500 casting is in the near future. And the 1st gen was not listed in the catalog, but 8 variants are listed on the Outback Toys site (www.outbacktoys.com, a great place to buy diecast, the more you buy the more you make the $10 shipping worth it and the more you save); 2 color combos each of a normal one (although no body style info yet, I'm hoping for single cab long bed, because that's the easiest configuration to do custom bodywork off of), a lifted version (really interested in what wheels will be used for this, fingers crossed for some new super single Havok style off road ones), a pulling truck, and a FLATBED! Super excited for the flatbed to say the least! The flatbed will be black on one and aluminum on the other, I wonder which of they're two flatbed castings they have will they use? Maybe even a new one, that would be cool! I also hope that they do some more pulling stuff, like pulling tractors, a pulling sled, and replicas of real life pulling trucks, with stacks, decos, and of course weights. The flatbed casting from the Dually Drivers Series 1 rare white/black Ram is also seeing some use too, in an ugly scheme plasters with pink tampos, but with a new paint job it will be a much cheaper way to get that casting.

You can read the full 2021 Greenlight catalog here: 2021 GreenLight Catalog-GreenLight Collectibles Flip PDF | AnyFlip Some other new castings include several Bronco variants, squarebody brush trucks (which unfortunately aren't lifted), and several old S-10 variants. With Johnny Lightnings concept Ranger also in the works, all we need is a Dakota to round off the mid sized pickup market from that time frame!

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3 hours ago, Joshua B said:

Some very nice grabs! You might look into Hot Wheels Premium, they're $5 a piece and usually reuse mainline castings, but with different, more detailed paint jobs, metal/metal (which means metal body and metal base), and Real Riders, which is what Hot Wheels calls their rubber tires. They mostly have about a half dozen wheels they reuse throughout the models, so the wheels are far from accurate like GL, but they are nice. I use the 8-hole off road wheels a ton in customs, they double as both super singles and dually wheels thanks to the offset. Not as good value as GL in my opinion, buy you might find something you like.

Speaking of value, have you found any place that carries Auto World around you? They're not quite as good as GL, usually with tamped on headlights and taillights as opposed to the separate piece clear plastic ones GL generally uses, that means less quality issues. They're, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck, but since they are a smaller company and only a few places carry them, they don't make a big variety and they're hard to find, so that's why I pretty much only get GL. At Hobby Lobby they're $10 a piece, but usually $5 elsewhere.

Any ways, like I said you got some very nice grabs! Even though I don't buy police models, that 2020 explorer casting is really good looking; I like it more then the real one! Does it have separate piece transparent plastic headlights and taillights or not? Running on Empty is a really nice series, like the Mecum Auctions and Vintage Ads series it's kind of misc category for models they don't know where to put.

Among other news, did you hear GL has both 1st and 5th gen Ram castings in the works? In the 2021 Catalog, on the new castings page they listed the heavy duty 5th gens, both dually and non dually variants, but no pics and not other word. Doesn't look like a 1500 casting is in the near future. And the 1st gen was not listed in the catalog, but 8 variants are listed on the Outback Toys site (www.outbacktoys.com, a great place to buy diecast, the more you buy the more you make the $10 shipping worth it and the more you save); 2 color combos each of a normal one (although no body style info yet, I'm hoping for single cab long bed, because that's the easiest configuration to do custom bodywork off of), a lifted version (really interested in what wheels will be used for this, fingers crossed for some new super single Havok style off road ones), a pulling truck, and a FLATBED! Super excited for the flatbed to say the least! The flatbed will be black on one and aluminum on the other, I wonder which of they're two flatbed castings they have will they use? Maybe even a new one, that would be cool! I also hope that they do some more pulling stuff, like pulling tractors, a pulling sled, and replicas of real life pulling trucks, with stacks, decos, and of course weights. The flatbed casting from the Dually Drivers Series 1 rare white/black Ram is also seeing some use too, in an ugly scheme plasters with pink tampos, but with a new paint job it will be a much cheaper way to get that casting.

You can read the full 2021 Greenlight catalog here: 2021 GreenLight Catalog-GreenLight Collectibles Flip PDF | AnyFlip Some other new castings include several Bronco variants, squarebody brush trucks (which unfortunately aren't lifted), and several old S-10 variants. With Johnny Lightnings concept Ranger also in the works, all we need is a Dakota to round off the mid sized pickup market from that time frame!

I don't know of any stores that sell auto world here in Washington. Ill look around

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