Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peterbilt 379 Flatbed Truck With 5 I-Beam

This is relatively new diecast truck which NewRay introduced in 2009 catalog. A Peterbilt Model 379 Flatbed toy truck with Crane and and 5 I Beams on the back of trailer. It is made at 1:32 scale with 18 wheels.

As mentioned above that this toy truck come with a hydraulic crane mounted at back of the cab. The crane is reasonably detailed. It does not have actual hydraulic though it can work manually. One can extend its arm and can hook with the load, etc. Crane also has supporting legs each side of the diecast cab.

Measurements are:

Diecast Cab = 10 inches
Plastic trailer = 15.25 inches
I-Beam = 14.5 inches

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chrome Shop Mafia Trucks

This is a series of diecast trucks issued by NewRay to replicate real life trucks customized by "Chrome Shop Mafia" during TV reality show "Trick My Truck".

So Far, NewRay has released 6 versions of these toy trucks. See the pictures below:

CSM Truckin USA- Perterbilt 379 model diecast truck

CSM Mafia Machine- Peterbilt 379 model diecast truck

CSM Extinguisher - KenWorth W900 diecast truck

CSM Fast Lane - KenWorth W900 diecast truck

CSM High Style - KenWorth W900 diecast truck

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Freightliner Century Class S/T-

Today, I am going to review Freightliner Century Class S/T with Mount Rushmore Theme. This diecast truck is made at 1:32 scale by NewRay HK. Please check the measurement below. This Freightliner Century Class comes with 18 wheels. 10 wheels with the cab and 8 wheels with the trailer. As shown in the picture, the cab has sleeper cell with 4 window on each side and one window at the top. However, only the top window is see through while side windows are just an etched window-like-frame .

You can open both doors of the cab to see the interior. I have to say the interior has quite a finish in black. With two seats, dashboard and a steering wheel. A gear shift can also be seen between the seats. Unlike other diecast trucks, you can not open the trunk.

Apart from this, the diecast truck has very good details including chrome color wheels and stepping platforms. The trailer is made of high impact plastic and can be opened from the back. The two doors of the trailer opens side wide.

A big imprinted decal on the trailer is showing Sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, respectively. The monument represent the first 150 years of the history of the United States- in case some of us do not remember history from the Junior high. Also shown a insignia of South Dakota.

Recently, Newray made just one change in 2009 version of this diecast truck. The imprinted decal has now background of American Flag which goes up to the roof of the trailer. Here is the picture of new version of Mount Rushmore toy truck.

Approximate Measurements:

  • The full truck including the trailer: 22.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Diecast Cab : 10 x 5 x 3.5 inches
  • The toy truck trailer (High impact Plastic) : 15 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peterbilt 379 Grain Trailer WIth Sleeper Cell

This Peterbilt 379 diecast truck comes in silver color. Every thing is silver colored except the cover of the grain trailer which is black. Newray used to make this toy truck in two other colors as well: White and Green, but for some reasons these colors are not being manufactured anymore. The sleeper cell cab is 10 inches long. The whole truck is around 22 inches in length.

The grain trailer has two outlets at the middle to drain out the grains. The outlets are workable meaning they can be open and close at will.

Here is a short clip:

1949 Peterbilt 380 Model Diecast Truck

The very striking thing I noted about this diecast truck is its old rugged look- as it was sitting on my table -while still attached in the confinement of inner packaging-I can not ignore to appreciate its sleek design and miniature body with its one exhaust pipe and a head light on each side of the bumper. The Orange color of the cab is also giving a pleasing contrast with its white roof.

The cab is built in a way which provides a true feeling of old truck body with thick metal sheet. The sleek nose of the cab is far stretched, I guess in those time, engines were thin and long.

The trailer is made of plastic and has the color of green. I think, they tried to make the trailer looks like wood which is painted in green with wood-grains-like-effect on the flatbed surface.

The trailer also has 6 hay bales load on the flatbed. The bales are removable. One thing I really missed is that the doors of the cab are not open able.
  • Approximate length of the truck is 15 inches, from front of the cab to back of the trailer.
  • Exact length of the cab (only) is 6.25 inches.
  • Exact length of the Trailer (only) is 11 inches.
  • Exact length of the gift box is 18 inches- (in case you want to know)
  • The diecast truck has 18 wheels - 1 inch in diameter.
  • Scale 1:43
  • Made by Newray HK

Monday, August 31, 2009

Diecast Trucks Scales for Dummies

"How big this truck is?" Almost, we receive this question every day dozen of times. We all have difficulty to understand the relation between a scale and the true measurement of any diecast trucks. Today, I am trying to elaborate how scale works with diecast trucks.

1) First thing First: Higher the number, smaller the truck is. So a toy truck built at 1:32 scale is bigger than 1:43 scale truck, ultimately 1:43 scale is bigger than 1:64 scale diecast truck. Check the picture below: Showing three aligned diecast trucks are standing with thier respective scales.

Below is an ineqality equation for some popular diecast truck's scale:

1:32 > 1:43 > 1:50 > 1:58 > 1:64 > 1:87

2) Two different diecast replicas, having same scale, may not necessarily have the same measurements. Like Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla in real life have different measurements , so is true with their replica at same scale.

3) When you read a scale, it has to be read in a correct manner. Such as 1:32 scale will read as "One Is To Thirty two", and NOT as "one thirty two". One One can also write the same scale as 1/32 scale, which will read as "One By Thirty two" or "One over Thirty Two". It would be misleading if 1:32 scale reads as 132 scale. As it would implies a replica which is 132 time smaller than its real counterpart. Remember that scale is a proportion so it must be shown or read in ratio and not otherwise.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Diecast Tow Truck Hauling 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

Another combination product is American theme diecast truck - Peterbilt 379 model- hauling a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup. The diecast truck is manufactured by Jada Toys at 1:32 scale, while Chevrolet Diecast pickup is made by Maisto Toys Inc at 1:25 scale.

The diecast two truck features opening doors and hood, Telescoping tow boom and Working Hooks and Cables. Approximate measurement is 11x5x3 inches. It comes in four assorted colors: Red, Black, White and Blue. It used to be Silver color instead of white but not anymore.

Although, this diecast tow truck has good functionality for towing, I still wish it does not have elastic towing cables as it requires more efforts from kids to hook the end with the towed cars. In comparison, diecast tow truck from NewRay has regular towing cable and thus require little difficulty. Anyhow, my personal preference still goes with diecast tow truck from Jada as it is more attractive and robust than NewRay's. Besides they have four eye catching colors, while Newray's tow truck comes only in black color.

Anyway, 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup - measure in inches: 7 3/4" x 3" x 3"- is combined with one of Peterbilt 379 model diecast tow truck. The following is a video clip for closer look.

Freightliner Diecast Auto Carrier With Six American Cars

This is a combination of two products. One is Frightliner Diecast Auto Carrier Truck and other is assorted American Cars. NewRay sales these two items separately to its dealers, however Inc combined them to address a popular request from its customers.

The set contains a Frieghtliner diecast trucks and six diecast cars. Each of them are packed in separate gift box. It cost less if the set is purchased than if both items are bought separately. Following is a video for a closer look.

The diecast truck measures 22 inches in length. So it is pretty big. The diecast cars measure 5 to 6 inches. Big enough to fit into the auto carrier.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kenworth W900 All White Toy Truck

Kenworth W900 diecast truck with white trailer. Made at 1:43 scale by NewRay. Approximately length is 17 inches. Tractor trailer features free wheeling, doors that open from the back side. This all white toy truck can be very useful for promotion at very affordable price.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Peterbilt 387 Diecast Truck With Patriotic Eagle

This Peterbilt 387 diecast truck comes with a beautiful theme of Patriotic Eagle. The picture is on both sides of the trailer. It shows a bald eagle that is about to land or who is reaching its claws to its prey. The background is done with red & white stripes of US flag. The cab is done in blue color with shinning stars of big and small size. This toy truck has diecast metal cab with hard plastic parts. This toy truck is built at 1:32 scale by New-Ray.

Click here to buy Price range from $19.99 to $22.99 plus shipping

Sunday, August 23, 2009

International 9900 IX Diecast Truck

This is the International 9900 IX diecast truck. It comes with decal of Air Force Theme. The decal shows US Airforce monogram- blue stripes eagle- at right bottom side of the trailer. Also shown a flying F-117 done with US flag red and white stripes, and stars. Right in the middle of F-117, a logo of US Airforce is shinning. Besides F-117, five other fighter jets are following another fighter plane whose close-up cockpit is shown.

The whole truck is done with US Air force blue color. Surely, this toy truck can be very thoughtful gift for US Air force service men and women.

This diecast truck is built on 1/32 scale by NewRay and features opening doors and removable containers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kenworth W900 Diecast Oil Tanker

This Kenworth W900 diecast truck features twin tankers without sleeper cell. It is only available in silver color. It's being succefully used for promotional item, as it does not carry any original decals.  Rear and front tankers can easily be removed any time. Cab is diecast metal while the tankers are made of high impact plastic.

It is manufactured by NewRay at 1:32 scale. However down the road NewRay (USA) stopped importing this item from NewRay  (HK). Therefore in US market, only few suppliers carry this diecast oil tanker at present time. 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Peterbilt Diecast Truck With Dry Van

It is a newest addition from Newray into promotional diecast truck line for the year 2009. It is all-white 379 Peterbilt diecast truck with trailer and without sleeper cell, at 1:32 scale. Approximate measurements is 22 x 5 x 4.5 inches. So there is plenty of area to imprint large or small logo on the side of the trailer, on the roof, or on the cab.

This toy truck features free wheeling, doors that open from the driver and passenger side as well as at the back of the trailer.

It seems that Newray is beginning to open its reach towards promotional items market. This is a good sign for consumer because NewRay product is comparatively very cheap while still carries very high details in its replica trucks. So consumers now can afford truck replica to promote their name without breaking their bank. My rough estimate is that it may cost consume less than $20.00 per truck of this kind with one or two customized imprinting, offcourse depending on the quantity.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Log Carrier Diecast Truck With Log

Mack Log Carrier diecast truck is one of the most popular toy truck we have. It is built at 1:32 scale by Newray. No assembly required. This diecast truck comes with real logs which can be removed easily using the crane at the back of the truck. This toy truck measures around 22 inches in length and thus make it a quite big truck. It is packed in a window box.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Box Toy Trucks As For Promotional Item

The box truck replica is an excellent and very cost effective way to promote your name. If you work for a trucking business, you know how important it is to keep your name visible among your corporate clients. What could be a better way than a truck itself which carries your name and can sits right on the desk of your client.

We carry four different brands all-white box trucks, namely: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner and International. They are built at 1:43 scale, that roughly measure 9 inches in length, 3.0 inches in height and 2.5 inches wide. For your log and message, there is plenty of area on both sides as well as on the roof of the container. Besides, the cab can also accommodate small logo on the doors and on the hood.

As always with the NewRay trucks, each truck comes with diecast cab and high impact plastic. Each comes in a window box.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mack Vision Diecast Truck Without Sleeper Cell

New addition to Mack Vision line of diecast truck by Newray. It comes with a container which is made of high impact plastic. The cab is diecast metal. It is built at 1:32 scale which approximately measures 22 x 5 x 4.5 inches. The toy truck features free wheeling and doors that open from the driver and passenger side. It price is around $22.99. You can order from at

Kenworth T2000 Pot Belly, 18 wheelers, diecast truck is now available here. The vibrant blue color make it stand out among other color. It comes without a sleeper cell.

The truck is made by Newray at 1:32 scale. Complete length is around 22"plus while total length of the window box is around 24". Price is around $22.99. However quantity discount is available.