Thursday, March 14, 2019

New TLV Preorders feat: Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car


トミカリミテッドヴィンテージ ネオ LV-NEO マツダ787B テストカー

New TLV arriving in July.  Does it look familiar to you?  Probably.


I guess it was only matter of time.  The TLV version of the test car is here.  One in the diorama shot is the Kyosho Karuwaza edition.  While the secondary market price of the Kyosho might be unpredictable, you can secure your preorder for the brand spanking new TLV version right now.  Japan Booster's always reliable(they may not have the page ready yet).  Mine will come from amiami.  Here are the pics borrowed from amiami.com:


トミカリミテッドヴィンテージ ネオ LV-NEO マツダ787B テストカー

トミカリミテッドヴィンテージ ネオ LV-NEO マツダ787B テストカー

トミカリミテッドヴィンテージ ネオ LV-NEO マツダ787B テストカー

new canted slanted tilted wing tomica limited vintage 787b hot wheels tlv


Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

Couple more pics of the Kyosho Karuwaza:

トミカリミテッドヴィンテージ ネオ LV-NEO マツダ787B テストカー

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-NEO Mazda 787B Test Car

I'm currently on the fence here(preorder index link):




Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-N185b Bluebird SSS-R Japanese Rally Championship

tlv japan rally nissan bluebird cm's

If I was still a serious collector, I'd definitely buy it.  We'll see.  Then there's this guy:

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-N186a Lancer GSR Evolution IV

Tomica Limited Vintage NEO LV-N186a Lancer GSR Evolution IV

Looking good.....  Thanks to my buddy Jarrod for the heads up!




Friday, March 8, 2019

Walmart: March 8th 2019

Nothing crazy, but some interesting finds today:


I didn't really go through the dump bin, but on the hook were three "Tesla Roadster with Starman".  Different card than of the ones I saw online, but it's still a neat find.  I took two.  I think both will go to my nephews.



Did not buy this.  Just wanted to share the pic.  R32 & exclusive color 240Z amirite.


You know with like thousand+ minicars & hot wheels in my collection(probably), I've yet to have TV Series Batmobile loose?  It's such a popular release & I never have duplicate to uncard one.  I might do it this time, but I'll probably gift the other one actually.


Finally the disappointment of tonight's haul.  I see this thing for $2.14, see the beautiful NSX on the left, green vintage RX-7 + CR-X on the right, I jump on them.  

I walk over to the price scanner & they are actually $4($3.88 or something like that).  I ended up putting back the one with the NSX.  :(  Frog green original RX-7 always hits the spot for me, I had to bring it home.  Speaking of, I've yet to post the old school Tomica Limited RX-7 on here, at least not the tree frog green one(this is yellow).

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

From amiami: <<< link

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

These beauties are by HobbyJAPAN(still don't know anything about them).  Clean looking casting, they are available for preorder.  

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan

1/64 Honda CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) hobbyjapan



1/64 ホンダ CIVIC TYPE R (FD2)  HobbyJAPAN

1/64 ホンダ CIVIC TYPE R (FD2)  HobbyJAPAN


Walmart Haul... With Some Help.

hot wheels 300zx twin turbo zamac skyline gt-r r33 volkswagen kafer racer

Got lucky today.  Stopped by Walmart on the way home to pickup few things.  As I'm passing by the toy section, I hear someone going through the dump bin, so I know they got some new stuff.  

Collector's name was David & he was super friendly.  Immediately asks which cars I was after.  Since I don't actively collect anymore, I barely remembered it was some kind of Japanese car.  "Uhh.... JDM?"  As soon as I said it, he hands me the 300ZX(this was the car I was looking for lol).  

As I'm thanking him, I noticed that he had set aside ZAMAC R33 Skyline.  He says he's on the fence if he should get it or not, so I start looking for one of my own & fails.  By then, he had decided to keep the ZAMAC(after another collector showed up & he wanted it, too), but when he saw I couldn't find one, he just gave it to me.  Nice guy.  Thanks David!

First, pic of the 300ZX from my childhood.  Same color as the first one I ever saw.

hot wheels 300zx twin turbo

hot wheels 300zx twin turbo

Rear tampo's cheap looking, like some newer Matchbox cars.  Cartoony amirite.

hot wheels 300zx twin turbo

I still love the hot rods, especially Fords.  "Steve Caballero" signature, skater & hot rod enthusiast.  Must be his car.

  These pops up in my head.  Check them out if you like Ford hot rods.  :)

hot wheels 32 ford 2019  steve caballero

I've loved this Escort since Fast & the Furious 6(RIP Paul Walker).  Nice livery.

hot wheels ford escort rs1600 gum ball 3000

Here are the ZAMACs.  David also found the VW for me.  Both are keepers.  :)

hot wheels zamac raw volkswagen kafer racer nissan skyline gt-r bcnr33 r33

hot wheels zamac raw volkswagen kafer racer

hot wheels zamac raw   nissan skyline gt-r bcnr33 r33

Sweet tampos, perfectly placed.  It was a good day.[/icecube]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Schuco Preorders

Wow.  More interesting preorders from amiami.  This time: Schuco.  

As usual, it's the tiny microscopic pictures from amiami website(srsly).  These aren't the 1/64 diecasts you see everyday....  Check out the link.  Amiami had bunch other cars on there.

schuco 1/64 mercedes benz police car polizei

schuco 1/64 mercedes benz police car polizei

schuco 1/64 vw t3 bus vanagon

schuco 1/64 vw t3 bus vanagon

schuco 1/64 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U406 Fire Truck

schuco 1/64 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U406 Fire Truck

schuco 1/64 bmw isetta

schuco 1/64 bmw isetta

schuco 1/64 land rover defender

schuco 1/64 vw golf

Unfortunately, this white Mercedes police car was already sold out when I found the preorder.  These cars were generally in $16~$18 range & if I was still actively building my collection, I definite would have preordered some of this stuff, starting with the Mercedes at the top of the page!

Edit: Based on measurement & little bit of math by collector Apok on GTPlanet, they might be fairly accurate 1/64 scale models.

schuco 1/64 mercedes benz police car polizei