Saturday, December 8, 2018

F60's Kyosho Ferrari Collection - Early to Late


I don't have overabundance of Kyoshos in my collection, but there are lot of Kyosho collectors out there & for good reason.  Hot Wheels, the indisputable champs of 1/64 market, as popular as they are, they don't qualify as "scale models" to many 1/64 minicar collectors.  TLVs, while they are now barely about to get their feet wet with exotics/supercars, they focused heavily, maybe nearly exclusively on everyday JDM cars. 

Today, I want to share photos from F60.  Collector of almost all cars 1/64 I befriended on Twitter.  His tweets of Kyosho Ferraris caught my eye, because he wanted to showcase some "old" versus "new".  I'll just let the pictures do the talking here.



kyosho design change new old early late models

kyosho design change new old early late models

kyosho design change new old early late models

kyosho design change new old early late models

kyosho ferrari minicar dino new vs old early vs late design change update

kyosho ferrari minicar dino new vs old early vs late design change update

Here, the difference is night & day.  I don't think it's so much that old Kyoshos are so horrible.  The later model Kyoshos are very well designed & crafted.

kyosho ferrari minicar dino new vs old early vs late design change update

kyosho ferrari minicar vintage

kyosho ferrari  new old early late design update models

Here you can see the original 308 versus the remake.  New looks so refined!

kyosho ferrari minicar 308 new old early late design update change

kyosho ferrari minicar 308 new old early late design update change

kyosho ferrari minicar

kyosho ferrari minicar

kyosho ferrari minicar  new old early late design update

kyosho ferrari minicar f40 early new old versus late model design

This remake F40 in red is something I've wanted for long time.  Unfortunately, on eBay, other collectors are always willing to pay more.  I'm just glad that Tomytec/TLV is getting in the mix.  


While I quit actively collecting, there will be times I'll be making exceptions.  ;)  Back to the Kyoshos:

kyosho ferrari minicar f40 gte

kyosho ferrari minicar 355

kyosho ferrari

kyosho ferrari minicar 355

kyosho ferrari minicar new versus old

F60 mentioned here that Modena should have been renewed.  I think we can all agree.  XD

kyosho ferrari minicar early later comparison model

kyosho ferrari minicar modena

kyosho ferrari minicar modena


kyosho ferrari minicar

kyosho ferrari minicar 430

kyosho ferrari minicar 430

kyosho ferrari minicar 430

kyosho ferrari minicar

kyosho ferrari minicar 458

kyosho ferrari minicar 458


kyosho ferrari minicar 458

So frigging beautiful.  Let us conclude this post with his tweet of sweet classic Ferrari:




Check out his very cool Twitter here

Monday, November 5, 2018

I like Super Chromes.....

I like Super Chromes.  Before I started selling off my collection, I had both Super Chromes Morris Mini(carded & loose).  I even have the Ice Cream Truck from the set.

When one of the collectors from GTPlanet posted his haul one day, saw a brand new Super Chromes as a mainline...... and one of my favorite castings Custom Dodge Van, I'm not gonna lie.  This non-collector was pretty stoked. lol

hot wheels super chromes 77 custom dodge van

This Tricera Truck casting is for one of my nephews.  Little kids like weird castings like this.  Shark Bite, that Piranha car, they eat that stuff up, no pun intended.  Very cool vintage JDM, old American Muscle, nothing.  Casting resembling animals, dinosaurs, these guys really get up for those.  :(

Anywho, Super Chromes Custom Dodge Van's for me.  Our family used to have I think '78 Dodge Van when I was a kid.  A conversion van with a TV & VCR, recliner, I thought it was the coolest thing.  Decades later, I still adore this ugly van(beautiful casting by Mattel though).  ;)

hot wheels super chromes 77 custom dodge van

hot wheels super chromes 77 custom dodge van

hot wheels super chromes 77 custom dodge van

Also wanted to share couple other items from Walmart.  If I was still collecting, I'd have bought these:

m2 mooneyes chevy bel air

m2 mooneyes chevy bel air

m2 mooneyes chevy bel air

m2 mooneyes chevy bel air

Bad ass flames.

m2 mooneyes chevy bel air

johnny lightning ford econoline

Always wondered what these Ford vans looked like before the re-release.  Not many of these showed up used on eBay/TTP when I was buying, and when they did, very poor pictures.  This one here actually looks really nice!


johnny lightning ford econoline

johnny lightning ford econoline

boogie vans johnny lightning ford econoline

johnny lightning ford econoline

boogie vans johnny lightning ford econoline

boogie vans johnny lightning ford econoline

johnny lightning ford econoline

johnny lightning ford econoline

Noice.


Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Super Chromes Set - Ice Cream Truck



Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Super Chromes Set - Ice Cream Truck

I've been meaning to do a post on just Ice Cream Trucks.  For an unknown reason, it's one of the castings I fancy.  Maybe because I like ice cream.  :D

Hot Wheels   Super Chromes  Ice Cream Truck

Old pics, on stock Tomicarama Shell set.  Before it grew.