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Scooby-Doo Die-Cast Cars Racing Into Stores

Racing Champions Ertl has announced it will be releasing a collection of SCOOBY-DOO-themed toy cars. The first release will be 1:64-scale die-cast cars, featuring characters and logos from the series. Ten cars will be introduced including a Scooby-Doo '68 Camaro, a Fred '80 Ford Bronco, a Dracula '63 Corvette, a Wolfman '40 Ford Pick-Up, a Creeper '49 Mercury, a Ghost Clown '75 Chevy Van, a Zombie '56 Chevy Nomad, a Velma '67 Chevy Chevelle, a Daphne '68 Ford Mustang and a Shaggy '96 Dodge Ram. They will sell for US$1.49 each. For the pre-school set, a SCOOBY-DOO Push 'n' Roll Mystery Machine and Mining Car Toy Book will be released under the Ertl Preschool brand, at a retail price of $11.99. "The SCOOBY-DOO gang is every bit as popular today as it was when the mystery-solving Great Dane first debuted," said Mary Stevens, product manager for Racing Champions. "We're delighted to bring this ever-popular crew to our audience-our new releases provide something for everyone, from pre-schoolers to nostalgic adults. Everybody who loves SCOOBY-DOO loves the Mystery Machine and we've added a new element to the fun. At just the touch of a button, the Push 'n' Roll Mystery Machine and its occupants -- Scooby-Doo and his sidekick, Shaggy -- roll forward into their next adventure." Founded in 1989, Racing Champions is a leading producer and marketer of innovative collectibles and toys.

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