Saturday, September 28, 2019

Titan 64 by Make Up Co. - Singer 911(964) Coupe



Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

While I used to be into collecting 1/64 hot wheels & minicars, I never really got into larger scale models, and I had never heard of Make Up Co. until today when I saw this tweet by my favorite hot wheels/minicar customizer Joe-san:






You can check out Joe's customs also on Instagram  

I immediately headed to my go-to preorder site amiami.  ¥7,290!(roughly $68USD)  That's before shipping, and it's pretty eye-popping.  Lot of times, if not most of the time, hot new preorders sellout fast on amiami.  These Make Up Co. Singer 911 preorders are still up, and probably because of high asking price.

I ordered two.  Gray & white.  It's bit of a gamble at these prices, sure.... but if you collect these things you know, you snooze - you lose.  Off the top of my head, these cars were the most amazing 1/64 models I had ever seen & combine that with the vintage Porsche charm(more on that later), I was willing to play.  Check out the photos from Make Up Co. website + notes on their entry into the 1/64 market:

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64 white

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64 gray

singer porsche 911 964 coupe gray 1/64 ignition model kyosho tomica hot wheels inno tarmac works

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Make Up Co. Singer 911 964 coupe porsche 1/64

Key notes from their page:

  • Titan 64 is the new 1/64 scale brand of the Make Up Co., and it'll be leading off with the Singer 911(964)
  • They are handmade.
  • Make Up Co.'s previous smallest scale releases were 1/43.
  • Piece by piece, they are committed to paying same close attention they pay in manufacturing the 1/43 scale model cars.
  • In order to achieve higher detail feel, they are using separate individual parts, where typically just get painted with different colors for separation. 
  • Front & rear blinker parts are chrome plated before clear resin are added to give it depth. 
Again, more on their page.  MSRP is ¥8,424 & it'll come in these four colors:

TM001A - Gulf Blue
TM001B - Gray
TM001C - Ivory White
TM001D - Ice Blue Metallic(Blue 2)


My Thoughts:

You guys remember when Ignition Model entered the 1/64 scale diecast market? Manufacturer previously known for their larger 1/18, 1/43 scaled super slick & detailed diecast cars.  Highly anticipated, most of us weren't sure what to expect.  Vehicle models they were to release, they weren't typical factory models.  They were Pandem/Bunny Rocket kitted R35 Nissan GT-Rs.




When 1/64 Ignition Models finally arrived, personally, I was pleased with the quality they delivered.  My major gripe came from all these modern models they chose for the releases like the R35 & Toyota 86.  I wanted the old school cars like Kenmeri Skylines.  Boxy JDM sedans.  The classics, but I digress.

While these Singer 911 cars from Make Up seems much higher in price & quality, their arrival reminded me of the Ignition Model.  Another larger scale diecast manufacturer entering the market with their 1/43 market savvy, custom Non-OEM cars never seen in the 1/64 market.  In this case, Singer.  Another company I had never heard of.  :p




According to Wikipedia, Singer Vehicle Design builds modified vintage Porsches.  Unlike Ignition Model cars with their newer modern cars, these Porsches at least still have the classic look & I approve!  :D

Only time will tell if these Titan 64 cars are worth $80.  I got a pretty good feeling on them though. Lot of us have a soft spot for classic Porsches, and details displayed in their stock photos are pretty amazing for 1/64, even by collector standards.  :)

Titan 64 Make Up Co. 1/64 Singer Porsche 911 964 Tarmac Works hot wheels kyosho minicar spark

Also saw these tweets from my Twitter friend @F60BB(2019 Japan Hobby Show):



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Racing Champions '37 Cord Phaeton Sedan

Pics from 2014!(old pics)

Racing Champions '37 Cord Phaeton Sedan

Bought so many M2's from this seller on TTP.  Truly one of probably top 3 sellers I've ever dealt with & if you look around in this blog, you will see I've bought from countless.  

Anywho, I don't collect Racing Champions, but when I'm expanding my collection, I'm open to anything I find interesting & I tend to welcome variety.  Especially when I can afford to combine orders online.

Racing Champions '37 Cord Phaeton Sedan

Racing Champions '37 Cord Phaeton Sedan diecast

Racing Champions '37 Cord Phaeton Sedan

One of a kind!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

M2 Machines Release 12 Gold Chase 1971 Plymouth HEMI Cuda 10-17

M2 Machines Release 12 Gold Chase 1971 Plymouth HEMI Cuda 10-17

Sold this on eBay tonight.  Gold detail outside, gold interior inside.  I had to take few pictures.

M2 Machines Gold Chase Plymouth HEMI Cuda

Gorgeous.

M2 Machines Release 12 Gold Chase 1971 Plymouth HEMI Cuda 10-17

M2 Machines Release 12 Gold Chase 1971 Plymouth HEMI Cuda 10-17

M2 Machines  Plymouth HEMI Cuda

M2 Machines  Gold Chase


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Friday: In the Mail & Random Finds

I swung by the post office to pickup my mail yesterday & found these cars waiting for me:

hot wheels mitsubishi eclipse fast and the furious rlc svt raptor ford

I'm a fan of earlier Fast & the Furious series & of Paul Walker, so wanted a Mitsubishi Eclipse in 1/64 scale for some time.... I think Johnny Lightning, no, Racing Champions offered it once, but it was very shortlived & secondary market prices on eBay were often too steep for me.

This very handsomely done Hot Wheels model with Real Riders I paid $9.94 on eBay(shipped).  I think the Ford Escort from the same series I have hanging on the wall at work, I got for $5 from a store?  So I had to pay roughly $5 more for this one, but it's worth it.  I can't find it locally.

hot wheels mitsubishi eclipse fast and the furious

hot wheels mitsubishi eclipse fast and the furious

RLC Raptor, I paid $45 on ToyPeddler(shipped).  While being a member of RLC, it was impossible to get one(numerous issue with that club & website).  I'm actually lukewarm on this one.....  I don't know, impulse buy?  These typically go for more on eBay.   :(

hot wheels rlc svt ford raptor

hot wheels rlc svt ford raptor

hot wheels rlc svt ford raptor

These things, I saw at stores while shopping for something else Friday night:

m2 coca cola nissan fairlady z

I've been looking for Yokohama series by M2, but I haven't "hunted" in a long time & I never see anything cool & new in stores anymore.  These Coca Cola series cars are interesting though....

m2 coca cola nissan fairlady z japan

m2 coca cola nissan fairlady z japan

m2 coca cola nissan fairlady z

m2 datsun bluebird 1600sss coca cola

m2 datsun bluebird 1600sss 510 coke

m2 datsun bluebird 1600sss 510 coca cola

m2 datsun bluebird 1600sss coca cola

m2 datsun bluebird 1600sss coca cola

m2 coca cola 1957 Chevrolet 150 handyman station wagon

My personal favorite right here.  Since I'm selling off my collection & not building it, I didn't bother picking it up($10!?).  It's beautiful though.  I have similar model by Johnny Lightning I'm definitely keeping.  :)

m2 coca cola 1957 Chevrolet 150 handyman station wagon

m2 coca cola 1957 Chevrolet 150 handyman station wagon

m2 coca cola 1957 Chevrolet 150 handyman station wagon

Vintage cool.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tomica Mooneyes Collection


When I used to actively collect Hot Wheels & minicars, this is one of the sets I had laid my eyes on.  I had forgotten all about it until I saw this tweet from the Japanese collector I know.  Awesome frigging box!  

Tomica Mooneyes Collection

Tomica Mooneyes Glory rod gloria

Little bit underwhelmed?  Well, in my view & F60 mentions this in one of his tweets as well, but it's a surprise in itself to see a set like this from Tomica.  Recently, a mainline Matchbox featured Mooneyes livery, and I was bit taken by that one as well.  In 1/64 genre, when I think of "Mooneyes", it's all Hot Wheels & M2 Machines.  Anywho, this part is the real treat.  This set, out of the box:

Tomica Mooneyes skyline nissan
 "Skyline"

Tomica Mooneyes toyota bb scion xb
 "bB"(Scion xB in the U.S.)

Tomica Mooneyes datsun truck pickup
"Datsun Truck"

Tomica Mooneyes nissan gloria
"Glory Rod - Gloria"

Tomica Mooneyes set

Special thanks to @F60  You can checkout hit Twitter account full of hot wheels & minicars here.  He collects EVERYTHING.  No wonder we get along.  :D

 If you like Mooneyes livery, try using the search box on the top left corner of this page, too.  I'm sure I have few cool Mooneyes vehicles in this blog.  :)