Saturday, June 2, 2012


 This vehicle is seen briefly in the film, where it is driven by Tess Trueheart. Tess, played by Glenne Headly, was Tracy's long-suffering girlfriend, and in the comic strip would go on to become his wife. The car was a 1937 Plymouth Business Coupe in bright red. The model is quite accurate, but is slightly smaller than the others. Shop here


Dick Tracy is a 1990 American pulp action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, which features supporting roles from Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Madonna, William Forsythe, Glenne Headly, Paul Sorvino, Dick Van Dyke, and Charlie Korsmo. Dick Tracy depicts the detective's love relationships with Breathless Mahoney and Tess Truehart, as well as his conflicts with crime boss Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice. Tracy also begins his upbringing of "The Kid".

Development of the film started in the early 1980s with Tom Mankiewicz assigned to write the script. The project also went through directors Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Walter Hill, and Richard Benjamin before the arrival of Beatty. Filming was mostly at Universal Studios. Danny Elfman was hired to compose the film score, and the music was featured on three separate soundtrack albums.

Dick Tracy was released in 1990 to mixed to positive reviews, but was generally a success at the box office and at awards time. It picked up seven Academy Award nominations and won in three of the categories: Best Original Song, Best Makeup and Best Art Direction. A sequel was planned, but a controversy over the film rights ensued between Beatty and Tribune Media Services, and the lawsuit continues, so a second film has not been produced.

Hot Wheels Elite 1/43 Ghostbusters Ecto-1

 The Ecto-1 is the legendary vehicle that the Ghostbusters used to travel throughout the city busting ghosts. The vehicle used for the Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac professional ambulance, built by the Miller-Meteor company and converted by Universal Studios. GhostBusters is the famous 1984 American comedy film about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators. The roof is littered with spook-battling paraphenalia, and the attention to detail is impressive indeed. Shop here