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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by dcast » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:39 pm

Talking about Vans, Ford Transit from the 80's would be nice:
http://img.favcars.com/ford/transit/wal ... 1986_1.jpg

I also would like to have 2nd and 3rd gen Toyota Hiace from the 80's:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... _front.jpg
and:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... erdang.jpg
These Toyota Vans were very popular here in Finland, they were reliable and robust Vans, just like it's "brother" Toyota Hilux Pickup which Top Gear tried to kill but failed miserably :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1jtOHDWm4Y

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by Tom » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:51 am

I'll take the F&F Escort!

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by sheepCrusher » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:07 am

Yeah most of those liveries are a bit to crazy, but surely there are some 70s vans that aren't too wild?.?. Maybe you could
1)just do a run of regular stock vans,
2)put out a special custom one every now and then to see how they do,
3)and put out 1 primered, non-clear coated van so people can do their own custom work. Maybe even have a contest?

I'm just glad you are even considering American vans.
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by greenlt_prod » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:13 am

dcast wrote:Talking about Vans, Ford Transit from the 80's would be nice:
http://img.favcars.com/ford/transit/wal ... 1986_1.jpg

I also would like to have 2nd and 3rd gen Toyota Hiace from the 80's:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... _front.jpg
and:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... erdang.jpg
These Toyota Vans were very popular here in Finland, they were reliable and robust Vans, just like it's "brother" Toyota Hilux Pickup which Top Gear tried to kill but failed miserably :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1jtOHDWm4Y
We don't have any Toyota plans at the moment but vintage Transits, hmmm, now that has been in discussions. A good idea for sure, which one is the most popular you think?

Thanks,

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm

For me, the best Transits have been done, the 1rst gen (mid 60's till the mid 70's) by Vanguards and Spark.
And the latest version by G/L. Minichamps has done the 5th generation.
Maybe the 2nd generation would be nice but not as nice as the Econoline :D
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:50 pm

Transits eh........well as a big Transit lover and previous owner I would love to see these made. I would buy every single one of them and Im sure there are lots of collectors and owners that would buy them too........look at the success you have had with the 2015 Transit Jumbo you produced.....theres no reason to think other Transits wouldn't emulate that success .
After all , it is the worlds best and probably most loved van .

Heres what I would like to see .

Transit Mk2 short wheel base van , the basic model produced from 1978 - 1982 (I had a 1983 model identical to this)
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Transit Mk2 short wheel base van - 1982 - 1986 . As above but the facelifted version with plastic grille and larger rear lights
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Transit Mk2 long wheelbase twin wheel - 1978 - 1986 ....this is a facelifted 1986 model
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5th generation Transit Mk6 short wheelbase Sport van - 2006 - 2013 .....this one would be very popular I think , the sporty transit came in white , red , black and blue , so lots of potential sales there .
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6th generation Transit Custom van .....the latest 2013 version
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Whilst on the subject , im sure a range of smaller Transit Connect vans would sell well also . Welly actually make a Connect version which is about 1.40th scale and that has been a massive hit with Transit collectors despite it not being a true 1/43.....its a $10 model that has been commanding $30 - 40 here in the UK ....a proper model would go down incredibly well I feel .

1st generation Transit Connect 2002 - 2012 - our family business uses one identical to this one....brilliant little van it is too .
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1st generation Transit Connect Sports van 2007 - 2012......another sporty version that would go down well .
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1st generation Transit Connect Tourneo Facelift (XLT in the USA) 2010
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2nd generation Transit Connect 2013
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2nd generation Transit Connect Tourneo
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and not forgetting the newest addition

Ford Transit Courier 2014
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I hope that's given you some ideas Matt.....personally Id buy every one of them :D
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by dcast » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:21 pm

greenlt_prod wrote:
dcast wrote:Talking about Vans, Ford Transit from the 80's would be nice:
http://img.favcars.com/ford/transit/wal ... 1986_1.jpg

I also would like to have 2nd and 3rd gen Toyota Hiace from the 80's:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... _front.jpg
and:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... erdang.jpg
These Toyota Vans were very popular here in Finland, they were reliable and robust Vans, just like it's "brother" Toyota Hilux Pickup which Top Gear tried to kill but failed miserably :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1jtOHDWm4Y
We don't have any Toyota plans at the moment but vintage Transits, hmmm, now that has been in discussions. A good idea for sure, which one is the most popular you think?

Thanks,
I guess the Transit would be more popular as a model in the world market. I like those Transit versions in Sir Gary's post as well.
As for the Hiace, perhaps the later Hiace might be more popular as it was longer available but to me the earlier Hiace looks more interesting, that's why I posted both versions. Of course this is just my opinion and others may disagree.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by Hawk » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:32 pm

Has anybody seen any of the GL 1966 Chevrolet Suburbans yet? I would really, really, really want one.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by JSB33 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:59 pm

Hawk wrote:Has anybody seen any of the GL 1966 Chevrolet Suburbans yet? I would really, really, really want one.
Paul, I am anxiously waiting to see it myself.
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by vadim » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:45 pm

Hawk wrote:Has anybody seen any of the GL 1966 Chevrolet Suburbans yet? I would really, really, really want one.
I think they have it listed as August/September release. What I want to see from them is that same Suburban together with the Airflow trailer, that would be a nice combination.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by Rat » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:54 pm

That's a great news! I want every single one of them. So far I only have the Brooklin 1/43 and FM 1/24 ones.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by thetrooper » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:41 pm

I can see the Airflow vans being very popular. They're very iconic all around the world.
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by greenlt_prod » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Some of you may recognize this car from a 1:64 Motor World release we did a short time ago. The livery is now being added to our 1:43 scale Ford Fusion. This is a Department of Sanitation New York vehicle. I think the sample looks nice and we are happy with it. I'll be posting an NYPD 1:43 scale sample here shortly on this same chassis as well. Also here's a link to where you can see all the sample photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glcollect ... 172577866/

These are a hobby only release so check your normal brick and mortar or online dealer.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by greenlt_prod » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:50 pm

We've also just recently gotten our samples of the White, #86050, and Black, #86051, Rubicon tenth anniversary editions. Here are some photos of those:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glcollect ... 069113955/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glcollect ... 069090725/

I hope you like them.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by zimbo » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:06 pm

White Rubicon looks awesome, black one is not too bad, just a shame the red lettering on the hood is as dark as it is and does not stand out as much as the black lettering does on the white one.
The white one would be most welcome in my collection to sit alongside my green rubicon :mrgreen:
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by JSB33 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:40 am

Also a fan of the white one.
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by greenlt_prod » Thu May 01, 2014 1:12 pm

And the NYPD Ford Fusion sample is now in as well. This is our item 86052. Here you go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glcollect ... 214993481/

I thought this one turned out great.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by JSB33 » Fri May 02, 2014 5:50 am

Going to hold my breath until i see a picture of the Suburban. :lol:
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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by IFHP » Sat May 03, 2014 12:32 am

Wow, this is an exciting thread that I had not seen before.

I like the Transit suggestions above. It is true that the Mk Is have pretty much been done (though there are some specific models I would still like to see -- such as a Dormobile or the German spec Panorama), but the Mk II is really under represented in the 1:43 market.

Also, I've noticed that GL makes a very nice Mustang II Cobra II in a larger scale (1:18?). I'd love to see is scaled down to 1:43.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon May 05, 2014 11:07 pm

Also, I've noticed that GL makes a very nice Mustang II Cobra II in a larger scale (1:18?). I'd love to see is scaled down to 1:43.
X2 on that suggestion! I actually think Mustang II's in Cobra/King Cobra trims actually look pretty good, even in 1:1 - very much a car of the times, love it or not. I'd be all over a Mustang II in the GL price bracket.

I think the high point in GL releases in 1:43 have been the Wranglers, just my opinion. I have the Fusion and Escape too, while nice too, the color choices on the Fusion could be a bit 'brighter'?

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by greenlt_prod » Thu May 08, 2014 10:04 am

And I thought this might spark some interest. It's the first fully licensed Eleanor replica in 1:43rd scale. Item 86411. This is licensed by Gone in 60 Seconds and will be out in July.

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by Tom » Thu May 08, 2014 10:08 am

Looks good! I will add this to the wish list...

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Re: Greenlight 2014

Post by dcast » Thu May 08, 2014 4:58 pm

Talking about movie/tv cars and Jeep, how about MacGyver's Jeep ;)
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