Sunday, July 16, 2017

Matchbox World Class Porsche 959

Matchbox World Class Porsche 959

Porsche 959 castings.  Is this the only 959 casting I own?  Quite possibly.  I may still have the Hot Wheels casting, but I think I may have sold that one.  

Matchbox  Porsche 959 real riders

Matchbox  Porsche 959 real riders

Matchbox World Class Porsche 959

Matchbox rubber tires Porsche 959

Not really my cup of tea, but I got these when I first started collecting 5, 6 years ago.  Very unique Matchbox release.

Hot Wheels Walmart Mail-In Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels Walmart Mail-In Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

So I've been wanting this one for while.  I just didn't have $100+ it commands on eBay.  Thankfully, the latest Walmart mail-in offer was to buy $20 worth of select Hot Wheels cars & get one of these in the mail(I think the shipping was additional $3 & change).  

Some collectors say these things are nonsense.  It's a card with nothing but blister on it.  Of course, there were many collectors like me who found them cool too, or it wouldn't be selling for over hundred bucks on eBay.  Some background story on back of the card:

Hot Wheels Walmart Mail-In Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels Walmart Mail-In Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Pic borrowed from hotwheels.wikia.com

I believe the above is the "April Fools" joke by the Mattel.   San Diego Comic-Con version had similar card to it, but with blister bubble thing inside like the Walmart version.  Speaking of blister bubble thing inside:

Hot Wheels Walmart Mail-In Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels  Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels  Wonder Woman Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels   Invisible Jet

Hot Wheels  Wonder Woman

Certainly not as cool as the original, but still very interesting addition to the collection!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Matchbox World Class Ferrari Testarossa

Matchbox World Class Ferrari Testarossa

One of my two favorite Ferraris.  This car & F40 were "the" Ferrari(s) when I was a kid.  More you learn about cars, more you appreciate the F40, but I still have a soft spot for Testarossa.  

Matchbox World Class Ferrari Testarossa

Matchbox World Class Ferrari Testarossa

Matchbox real riders Ferrari Testarossa

Matchbox World Class Ferrari Testarossa rubber tires

Matchbox   Ferrari Testarossa

hot wheels ferrari testarossa

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-N152a '98 Nissan Skyline GT-R Autech Version Patrol Car(Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department)


Wait.  What are those things in the baggy....


No.  I am not doing this again.  Posting this car just plain:


According to Tomytec, this patrol car is based on the 40th anniversary Skyline, the 4-door Skyline GT-R from the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show.  Only 422 were known to have been made, I doubt many of them became police cars.  

Also interesting note from the Tomytec page: Brake discs/rotors will not turn with the wheels.  I don't really care, personally.





OMG, them wheels.  Just night & day difference from the typical super cheap wheels TLVs often comes equipped with.





I think this car came out really good.  Especially without the glitter TLV paint they used on the silver Autech.  I like it so much, I borrowed my buddy Jarrod's pics from his 4-door GT-R patrol car.  His pics looks SO good.







Beautiful casting.  Exceptional finish for 1/64 scale.

Matchbox World Class BMW M1

Matchbox World Class BMW M1

I'll say one thing.  It's a different animal than what we are used to around here!

Matchbox World Class BMW M1

Matchbox World Class BMW M1

Matchbox real riders BMW M1

Matchbox rubber tires BMW M1

Matchbox yellow BMW M1