Code 3 Collectibles
Code 3 Collectibles is a company based in Woodland Hills, California that creates customized model vehicles. On April 25, 2007, Matrix Holdings Ltd. entered into a multimillion-dollar agreement with Code 3 Collectibles to purchase the company. On August 19, 2011, Code 3 Collectibles announced that it was stopping all production. The last model released to date is a Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope lettered for FDNY Truck 46.
The models created by Code 3 Collectibles, are stock models which have been customized or converted from their original state. A few examples of Code 3 Collectibles models plain white cars or vans which have been painted or have had decals added with the livery of a police force such as stripes, force badge/crest, force code etc. Extras such as lightbars and possibly tools have been added as well. Another example would be a plain truck which has been decaled/painted to have the livery parts of a company. Sometimes creating new parts, removing parts, or adding extra parts are done as well to add to the realism of the model.
Types of Vehicles
At present, Code 3 Collectibles produces one line of models:
- Fire & Rescue
- Fire Equipment
- Diamond Plate Series (specialty series)
- Ambulances and Rescue
- Rescue Vehicles
- Command Vehicles
- Special Products
- Special Releases
- Diamond Plate Series
- Holiday Releases
- Fire Equipment
They previously offered police vehicles and Star Wars collectibles, but are no longer being offered.
They also manufacture FDNY (Fire Department of New York)
- Matrix Holdings Ltd. - Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions". BusinessWeek.com. 25 April 2007. 20 September 2007. <http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/transactions/transactions.asp?symbol=1005.HK>