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  • Ertl 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD2500

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    A recent Collect'n'Play issue typically sold loose through Feed and Seed stores.

    Now that TOMY has had control of the Ertl brand and trade dress for some time, I think it is reasonable to conclude that Farm Toys is where TOMY saw value in buying Learning Curve (RC/Ertl/JL)...well, that and the Thomas Train brand.

    While TOMY dropped both RC and JL in fairly short order (and were it not for Tom Lowe and company "renting" the tools and brands back they would have disappeared), TOMY has actually expanded into the Farm Toy segment using the Ertl brand.

    Farm Toys are actually pretty lucrative. It wasn't until I opened this site a little over 3 years ago that I paid much attention, but Farm Toys have a large, devoted following, and a quick review of sales numbers (prices realized and numbers sold) demonstrates how big this niche is in relation to the rest of the diecast collecting hobby as a whole. Us city slickers often overlook our country cousins, to our detriment. Farm Toys are big business...REALLY big business.

    I have a few generations of Ford pickups from Ertl, and a couple of Dodges / Rams as well, but this is one of the first Chevys I've seen from them. Overall I think they did a good job at the price point, other than the way oversized rear trailer hitch that seems to be a common theme across their truck models.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Nice report, jt3, and good looking Chevy truck, too
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    But these little truck are expensive....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jt3 View Post

      Us city slickers often overlook our country cousins, to our detriment. Farm Toys are big business...REALLY big business.
      This is also why Greenlight has an interesting selection of trucks, tractors and trailers.

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      • #4
        good looking casting.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
          But these little truck are expensive....
          They are on par with Greenlight, M2 and Johnny Lightning, especially out of Hobby Lobby. in the $7-9 range.

          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            ERTL has issued several Chevy trucks over the years. ERTL in the 90s had an OBS era Chevy/GMC dually extended cab which had a bumper hitch and 5th wheel hookup. They also issued a 1st gen S-10 when new as well as a square body pickup with tie ins for movies during the early 1980s. Their recent models are quite well done but lack an interior. In 2020/2021 is when this Silverado, Ford Ranger and most recent Ram 3500 models were issued. Details on these most recent legit 1/64 models are above average and not far off from Greenlight. These were nice surprises when issued. Farm & Fleet, Theisens and Rural King in the midwest sell the ERTL Collect 'N Play loose line models either in the toy section or up by the check out lanes.

            Wes, back here in the corn fields these models from ERTL sell well as well as the legit 1/64 trucks from Greenlight. They're all pretty popular at tractor and farm toy shows with asking prices around $10 or more for most. Tomy was also highly interested in in the John Deere and Case IH license that ERTL had enjoyed for more than 60 years as well. Ag model collectors will go to arms when lines are drawn between the companies such as Allis Chalmers/modern day AGCO/Massey Ferguson, Deere, Case IH and others. The variety of lesser brands has also increased significantly in the last 10 years in 1/64 as well.

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            • #7
              Yes, I remember those 1980s issues, I suppose I should have qualified what I meant...this is the first Chevy pickup I've seen in the Collect'n'Play line in the time I've been looking, which is about 5 years now.

              I just saw the Ford Ranger the other day, and they only had one copy (in blue), but I hedged, and there's a possibility it won't be there when I go back...
              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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              • #8
                Nice looking Chevy, I'd still never been to Tractor Supply to check out their diecast, and there is one right by work.
                Doug

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                • #9
                  Like Doug, I've heard there's a Tractor Supply somewhere in the Treasure Valley of Idaho (Boise's on the eastern end of that region)....down closer to where the major agriculture is still occurring (growth of population from other states moving here for the "politics" that closer match their own, as opposed to where they lived previously)--therefore ag land is disappearing faster than you can eat a McDonald's french fry.

                  I keep meaning to check it out, since I own a Ford Ranger and am interested in models of the trucks. I have Matchbox's release from last year (or longer ago?), and a Russian fire service version, but there aren't that many makers putting the truck out in small scale.

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                  • #10
                    Nice casting, I thought Ertl only did 1/18, but that Silverado is a beauty

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LamborghiniDiablo8 View Post
                      Nice casting, I thought Ertl only did 1/18, but that Silverado is a beauty
                      Ertl is an old, old company that goes back I believe to 1948. They have made models in a wide range of scales, and they were BIG in promotional models and coin banks. Originally a family business out of Iowa, their products were made in the USA I think until right around 1980 they began some contracts outside of the country. Unlike most other "toymakers," certain Ertl models can be found made in Mexico, Taiwan and other places not usually thought of, as well as some of the usuals like China and Hong Kong.

                      Ertl bought a few smaller companies along the way, notably Britains and Mini Toys, and in turn when the old guard retired the company was sold in the 1990s to Racing Champions. Joseph Ertl went off to do his own thing and started Scale Models right there in his hometown Dyersville. Speccast is another diecast maker headquartered in Dyersville, and while I have not connected the dots, I'm sure there is some connection to the Ertls. As I understand, all production is now outsourced.

                      The last "made in the USA" diecast scale models I am aware of were Winross out of New York, but they have discontinued their product line.
                      Last edited by jt3; 11-20-2022, 04:24 PM.
                      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                      Thank you for your understanding.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jt3 View Post

                        Ertl is an old, old company that goes back I believe to 1948. They have made models in a wide range of scales.
                        Thanks for the info

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for showing that new Chevy p/u, Wes!! There's a small Tractor Supply near my worksite, I don't remember if they sell diecasts, but I can check others in the AZ/UT/NV area. Haven't bought much diecast at the farm stores for a while, but I like some snack foods and preserves they sell,

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                            They are on par with Greenlight, M2 and Johnny Lightning, especially out of Hobby Lobby. in the $7-9 range.
                            $11.95
                            plus tax at a Tractor Supply on my Sunday route.

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                            • #15
                              Ouch! We have a Rural King just down the block from me...in a past life the building was a Sam's Club, but that moved along with the Wally to the other side of town.

                              Different WalMarts carry different items at different prices. That's just one example, the same holds true it seems for Tractor Supply. That would be a price tough to chew for what the model is.

                              I could take a look next time I go in, I usually look anyway, but with shipping it might even end up more than $12 plus tax. They are hit and miss, but with the holiday maybe there's some (picked over?) stuff on the C'n'P shelves.
                              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                              Thank you for your understanding.

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