Thursday, May 12, 2022

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 package unboxing

I got a cool "Bluebird" in the mail today.  It's the Gulf livery Datsun 510 by the Red Line Club!

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 unboxing

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 box

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 info

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 unboxing

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 bluebird

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 unboxing

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 case

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 display case base

Yeah.  No hologram sticker with serial #'s.  Kind of disappointing.  🤷

Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Datsun 510 under the hood

Pic was borrowed from the Mattel Creations/Red Line Club, since I didn't open the hood.  Nice detailing.  👍

I'm not gonna lie to you.  I feel like both 510 & Gulf liveries been done to death.  Saying "meh" would be harsh, but not as exciting as this guy from several years ago.  Still glad to have it in my collection!

 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

INNO64 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

inno toyota land cruiser fj60

This one was roughly $25 with shipping.  surplusgoodies is a reputable seller on eBay & I highly recommend them.  Great experience, every single time.  Also see other recommended seller on the right side of the page.  

inno toyota land cruiser fj60 64

INNO I think is Chinese?  When I buy a INNO model, while I don't except perfect execution, I tend to expect a very interesting model + high level of detail & realism.  Even with somewhat rough looking headlights, FJ60 did not disappoint.  There even were couple of amazing surprises.  

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60
 
Really sad photography.  Sorry.  It's been awhile I did macro diorama shots & I was rusty to say the least. 😭

hot wheels toyota land cruiser fj60

inno  toyota land cruiser fj60

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60

inno 64 toyota land cruiser fj60

inno64 toyota land cruiser

1/64 roof rack roofrack hot wheels
Okay.  Surprise #1:  Roof rack.  It's not too skinny, it's not bloated.  I think it's the most well detailed & the best looking rack at this scale.  INNO nailed it.  👍

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60
 
Surprise #2: Instrument cluster!  See those gauges?  In 1/64 scale?  Add the side mirrors(TLV would make you install it yourself most of the time).  I found it very impressive.

I thought $25 was bit steep, but after seeing those two surprises, I can recommend these to any collectors or Land Cruiser fans!  

inno64 toyota land cruiser fj60

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3


It's been awhile.  Couple of really cool cars made me want to slap together a new, original blog post... but I was very rusty with the photography.  😬  More on this later.  One of those cool cars is this Hot Wheels HWC/RLC BMW M3:

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3 rlc

Old members know.  RLC(Red Line Club) website used to be a nightmare of site to deal with.  While we see lot less glitches as of late, when it came to this BMW, they didn't send me a sale notification email.  

As soon as these bimmers "presale" started popping up everywhere like on eBay & TTP, I knew that I had missed a RLC sale.  Funnily enough, while 2 other recent sale didn't sell out same day, this one did.  You don't take it personally though, most RLC members get screwed by the club every now & then.  😩

Anywho, I got mine from a TTP seller for $60, shipped.  I think it was $30 + shipping from RLC, but it is what it is.  Pics:

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3 rlc

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels RLC 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Shame about the left taillight tampo looking little ragged.

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3 painted interior dash


Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3

Opening doors & interior detailing looks really sharp..... but I really couldn't care less.  I personally don't care for opening hoods, doors & other gimmicks.  At least most of the time.  In my opinion, gaps, misalignment, etc., takes away from the aesthetics.  What made me pay the secondary market price was the basic casting design.  I don't know who designed it, but they nailed this one.


Hot Wheels Red Line Club 1991 BMW M3 Spectraflame steel blue

P.S. This blog saw original feature posts like this from 2014 to 2018?  After '18, there's been posts about random finds on pegs, old pics, cool imports from Japan, etc., but no features of new minicar "pics" as the blog name suggests.  Not that original photography was great to begin with, but I tried to recreate the magic on a whim this week(w/old iPhone even), and result was very heavy photo editing.  😅  

Anywho, thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed the pics, or found them useful.
 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Sorry. Another 1/18: Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard

I don't typically buy 1/18 scale models, but OMG, lowered 510 wagon with surfboard has that Toriyama Akira goodness you just can't resist....

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard

It took approximately 8 days for it to arrive from Hong Kong.  So fast.  

Ignition Model  Surfboard

Ignition Model   Datsun Bluebird   Wagon

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird  Wagon

Ignition Model  Datsun Bluebird 510

Ignition Model  Datsun 510

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon wheel 14 inch small diameter dish wheel

14 inch small diameter dish wheel ignition model

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard
 
Ignition Model  Surfboard

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird (510) Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard online web exclusive

Ignition Model IG2223 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Light Blue With Surfboard

This is my first IG 1/18 scale, also my first IG vintage car model.  While I have some 1/64 cars from IG, they are all newer vehicles like R35, RX-7, etc.  I do have Hakosuka I already paid for at amiami, but shipping from Japan's still very strained, and despite their efforts, it's been taking them months to get cars over to me.  

I've always admired IG's vintage JDM cars & they certainly didn't disappoint!  :)