They used to have models and diecasts on occasion; I haven't seen them in years. I still check my local Big Lots to no avail. They usually wouldn't get the selection that Ollie's gets. Usually Big Lots would get three or four model styles, while Ollie's gets a lot of different ones.
They did. MPC (and later AMT) had several variants of this truck. There was the shortbed stepside, a shortbed fleetside (issued as the 454SS also), a longbed fleetside, and as SnapFast Plus, an extended cab dually, an extended cab dually street machine with a bed cap, and a Tahoe. One or two of the duallies had GMC or GMC-looking grilles, too. Most parts could be swapped between them with a little work. The SnapFast kits had open hoods, so with a little massaging, you could build an extended cab step side, a single cab dually, and so on.
I bought mine on Amazon.com for $23 and free shipping from Supreme Hobbies in Gilbertsville, PA - it was delivered last night. I've been watching every local hobby shop, including Michaels/AC Moore, between Annapolis and Funkstown for the last couple of weeks. No luck so far. I will be getting more of the kits, so I'll be keeping an eye on the local stores.
I just got mine tonight too, and I'm pretty pleased. One piece tires (online instructions and the instructions in the box show two piece), molded in white, two full sets of glass (stock and racing windshields, each with a rear window and tail lights), and a set of exhaust headers with trumpet/SuperTrapp type pipes, along with the other racing equipment. There's some flash, but not too bad. I've had most of the other issues and this is my favorite, mainly because of the white plastic and one piece tires. IIRC, all the other issues were in colored plastic. Nothing much else has changed. Nice decal sheet with red, black and white PORSCHE door stripes, gauges, and other racing type decals. I'm thrilled to have it, and it's moved to the head of the build list.
It seems there's more interest in maritime disasters than I thought there would be here. There's a website called www.lostliners.com that covers many of the sunken ocean liners and cruise ships, along with their operators.
It's been a while since I've seen the movie, but IIRC, the car was a four-eye C1 Corvette in the movie. A little more research shows it was a white 1960 Corvette. Of course, since it was fantasy animation, some latitude is possible. Google "heavy metal corvette" for pics and youtube clips.
I measured the roof of my car in Bowie, MD, right at the intersection of I-95 and US50 just outside of DC. There was only (!) 18" of snow. If you're curious, that amount of snow will compress the suspension of a 2007 V-6 Mustang by 1" in the front, and 1-1/2" in the rear measured at the highest point of the wheelwell to the ground. I ought to figure out if that exceeds the GVWR .
I would look into personal cloud devices. These are personal network storage that is accessible to your phone. I use a Western Digital MyBook Live to store all my music, pictures and documents, and is accessible to my phones, tablets, and computers. It works great with my Androids. You use the computer to copy your CDs to the drive, and then they are accessible from your phone/tablet no matter your location as long as you have a data connection.