GreenLight Goes Hollywood:The Men In Black Are Back

Apr 11, 2012 3 Comments by

We’ve waited 8 years for it – and now the team behind the Men In Black movies has finally delivered the goods. Set to release on the 25th of May this year, MIB3‘s plot involves a time traveling rogue villain who kills MIB Agent K – thus altering the future.  Of course, Agent J must then travel back in time to save the world and the/our future – and many high-jinks ensue.

And, of course, there are cool cars – in black – to get those agents to and from those high-jinks. The new car that Agent J drives in this latest theatrical release will be a 2012 Ford Taurus SHO; as done by GreenLight, this car is reproduced in 1:24 – and because the machine is far from stock, it’s wearing a trick triple-black paint scheme that even extends to the headlights and wheels. The older car is a ’64 Galaxie (apparently, MIB prefers Blue Oval rides); GreenLight’s recreated that oldie by re-popping one of Sunstar’s older (and cooler) 1:18 mold sets, and finished off the piece with black paint and deep chrome. Even better: this particular model will also be available in a “black chrome” finish. Keep an eye out.

We’ll see you at the movies!

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

3 Responses to “GreenLight Goes Hollywood:The Men In Black Are Back”

  1. Al Raitano says:

    This was a Ford family year for us, I had a 64 Galaxie 500 two door hardtop, so did my dad and my couzin and my uncle. I even remember the colors, mine was Pagoda green, My dads was dark blue matalic, my uncle’s was yellow and my couzin’s was white with a black vinal roof…
    I remember them well. Look foward to the relese.
    PS: they all sold for between $2800 and $3000.. nicely equiped…oh well

  2. Al Raitano says:

    what else can i add 64 vwas a favorite year for us..

  3. Dan says:

    I thought that the MIB 3 car was a 1966 Falcon Coupe.

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