Our reports from last week's New York Toy Fair continue. This time Tim's report from Greenlight. Quite a bit of news here.
There is an abundance of news to report from Greenlight resulting from our visit to their booth at Toy Fair.
First let’s start with the 1:64 scale, and their existing lineup. You can expect releases to continue in 2017 for the following lines:
• GL Hollywood
• Black Bandit
• GL Muscle
• Hitch and Tow
• Hollywood Hitch and Tow
• Blue Collar
• All Terrain
• HD Trucks
• Hot Pursuit
Here are a few pictures showing recent releases or releases that are due out soon:
Running on Empty is a new series for 2017 with the Petroleum/Gas Station themed castings:
Hitched Homes is another new series to debut this year. We are talking serious campers/camping trailers:
For truck fans, a new super duty truck line will be released separate from the HD Trucks line. It will be called SD Trucks. These large 1:64 scale trucks will include a dump truck, tanker truck and stake truck in the first release.
Many collectors will be excited about the upcoming Tokyo Torque line. I was told to expect Nissans and Datsuns. Here is the preliminary card art:
A new release called Mechanic’s Corner will consist of a 1:64 scale garage and gas station. See the poster and examples that were on display below:
Greenlight is going to phase out the Motor World line. However, it is going to be reborn as the Hobby Shop line. For this new line, they are going to use some of the castings from the Motor World line. However, the new Hobby Shop series will include metal chassis and clamshell packaging. Here are a couple of examples:
Mecum Auctions, Barrett Jackson and holiday releases are also scheduled for later this year.
In the larger scales, Greenlight will continue with the 1:24 scale Hollywood line. New castings to expect this year are:
• Starsky and Hutch 1976 Gran Torino
• Field of Dreams Volkswagen
• Bullit Mustang
• Supernatural Impala
A 1:24 scale camper line will also be released. See the poster below.
From the 1:18 scale lineup, a new line of gas pumps at the 1:18 scale will be introduced:
We were informed the Greenlight has acquired the Highway 61 brand and will be producing 1:18 scale castings for this lineup. Here are some pictures of 1:18 scale cars that were on display from Greenlight’s other 1:18 scale lines:
Greenlight’s Toy Fair car for this year is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. A picture is provided below: