GreenLight Abides, Signs The Big Lebowski License, Man.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2016) We've got information, man! New information has come to light. GreenLight Collectibles is proud to announce a new license agreement with Universal Studios Licensing to produce die-cast model car replicas from The Big Lebowski (1998), a neo-noir crime comedy about a dude and his rug; a movie that defines the term cult classic.
“To ensure we were able to begin producing The Big Lebowski models, we had four staff members working on the case. We were working in shifts!” said Russell Hughes, GreenLight Collectibles’ President. “With the annual Lebowski Fest events occurring around the United States in cities such as Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Los Angeles, California, we’re confident the cult following for this film will translate into a large collector base for The Big Lebowski model cars”, added Hughes.
Some of the early offerings for The Big Lebowski will include:
The Dude's 1973 Ford Gran Torino (GreenLight Item Number: 86495)
Da Fino's Volkswagen Beetle (#86496)
Little Larry Sellers' 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 (#86497)
Beyond the scope of 1:43 scale models, GreenLight also plans to release The Dude's Torino and Walter’s “Sobchak Security” Chevy Van in 1:64 scale before diving deeper into what The Big Lebowski can offer the collector market. In other words, checkout lanes at GreenLight retail partner locations will be entering a world of pain with all of the demand, a world of pain.
“To bring The Big Lebowski model cars to market, we really had to pool our resources, you know, trade information, professional courtesy,” said Jeff Nelson, GreenLight Collectibles’ National Sales Manager.
“To secure this agreement we just had to write a check for ten percent of a half a million... five grand...and then we were able to go out and mingle,” said Matt Elliott, GreenLight Collectibles’ Vice President of Licensing & Product Development.
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GreenLight Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of authentic die-cast vehicle replicas, scale figures and other automotive-related products. GreenLight replicas are produced under various themes in 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 scales and are officially licensed by the world’s premier automotive and entertainment companies, including General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co., Nissan North America, Airstream, Fleetwood, Winnebago Industries, Gulf, Shell, NYC & Co., Warner Bros., Carroll Shelby Licensing, Paramount Studios, AMC, Universal Studios, Eleanor Licensing LLC, The US Army, Elvis Presley Enterprises, The Steve McQueen Foundation, Sony Pictures, and the Verizon IndyCar Series.