Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline kenmeri

I've taken lot of time off.  Little rusty, so I'm gonna get warmed up with this cool $TH(Super Treasure Hunt).  It came from eBay with damaged card for $43.75(shipped).

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Skyline

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Skyline

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Hot Wheels $uper Treasure Hunt Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R

Pretty clean tampos.  I love this thing.  Happy Valentines Day.  :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OMG It's So Bad: GreenLight Datsun 510

greenlight datsun 510

greenlight datsun 510 bre

These pictures looked so enticing, I ended up preordering the Black Bandit version + the complete set of Tokyo Torque Series 2.  I was teased by other collectors little bit for these preorders, because of those ridiculous fugly looking 240Zs GreenLight came out with earlier.  Like these:

greenlight datsun  240z fairlady
No big deal.  Quite possibly the ugliest toy 240Z I have ever seen.  At least it would be good for off-roading amirite.  In fact, it was so ****ing ugly I was pretty confident that GreenLight would not make the same mistake with the 510.  No, sir.  Look at the Tomicas, look at the Hot Wheels.  Even the new comer to JDM, M2.  M2 Machines Datsun 510, maybe little rough around the edges, but man, they even got the scale right:

greenlight datsun 510
M2(left) & TLV(right)

Yeah, in my opinion, M2 casting looks pretty sharp for $5.99.  :)  Tomica Limited Vintage(TLV), yeah, pretty expensive, but it's one of the finest examples of 1/64 diecast I could find.  Just amazing stuff.  Hot Wheels, I believe theirs were designed by their superstar Jun Imai & they are frigging gorgeous.  Perhaps the biggest reason why I got hooked into this hobby back in 2010-ish.

greenlight datsun 510

Without further adieu, here's the Datsun 510 by GreenLight:

greenlight datsun 510

greenlight datsun 510 bluebird

greenlight datsun 510 bre brock
Granted, not as bad as their 240Zs.  Not saying much.  I can rant for another page & a half about it, but I'll just leave it at this. I'm no expert, but GreenLight is really showing their limitations when it comes to realistic/accurate castings.  I don't know if it's the design, or the manufacturing, or both.  These cars look like they were totaled & repaired by a cut rate body shop.  

Maybe this just means that castings like M2 Machines 510 were just that much remarkable of an accomplishment.  I'm still shaking my head at these GreenLight Datsun 510s though.  It's so bad.  *gag*

Monday, February 5, 2018

On the way home.......

hot wheels iroc and roll 85 camaro

No new Kemeri Skyline, or 70th Anniversary Honda Civic for me, but picked up couple of neat cars on the way home tonight at Walmart.  First is the "IROC and Roll" series 85 Chevrolet Camaro.  These types of releases cost over $2, but what can I say.  This car was my childhood crush & it's one of my favorite mainline castings.  :)

*Correction: "IROC and Roll" wasn't the name of the series.  Apparently, series is being referred to as the "Decades", or 50 Year Anniversary.  It seems to be a Walmart Exclusive though I'm not 100%....
hot wheels iroc and roll 85 camaro

hot wheels iroc and roll 85 chevrolet camaro

hot wheels iroc and roll 85 camaro

johnny lightning demolition derby 1981 chevy citation

Speaking of favorites, this one... No, not the Chevy Citation, but I have a soft spot for Demolition Derby cars, especially by Johnny Lightning.  It was..... *checks receipt*  $5.97.  Oh my god, that's what I was afraid of.  Still, car is neat as hell.

johnny lightning demolition derby 1981 chevy citation

johnny lightning demolition derby 1981 chevy citation

johnny lightning demolition derby chevy citation cited again

Sorry for yet another lame & lazy post.  I do have something special to share, hopefully sometime this week.  I've been busy + my passion for these little cars aren't what they used to be.  Fear not, I shall return.  :p

Thursday, January 25, 2018

You've Got Mail!

tarmac works bmw m3

I received so many cars in the mail yesterday & today.  Not even including the two beautiful custom cars my local post office misplaced in their building(typical USPS).  Anywho, here's what I got today:

tarmac works bmw

1950 Oldsmobile 88 police car by M2 Machines + Tarmac Works BMW M3 E30s.  M2 came from eBay for $9.99 shipped & bimmers came straight from Tarmac Works for $47.90, shipped.  Spendy, but they look pretty good!



matchbox flexies erasers

This one I got off eBay($15, shipped).  It reminded me of these Japanese supercar erasers(スーパーカー消しゴム) we used to be into as kids back in the 80's.  Check out the first pic again.  These things are huge. lol  Matchbox branding's cool though.  As much as I'd like to open it, card on this is too cool, so these little cars are staying sealed.

スーパーカー消しゴム supercar erasers

matchbox erasers flexies

Here's what I received yesterday:

jdm hot wheels japan

Complete set of Hot Wheels Japan Historics 2(right), from TTP.  In the middle, two JDM Hot Wheels + Firebird, from one of the best sellers on TTP.  On the left are the all four variations of Bentleys by Spark + older TLVs that came available on amiami again for some reason.  $74 for those 5, shipped.

Again, it's unfortunate that two coolest cars still sits at my local post office.  USPS has been really disappointing me on a regular basis lately.  When they aren't breaking my stuff, they seem to be losing lot of them.  Lost items usually gets found, but many days, if not weeks later.  

Sorry for yet another lazy post!  :(




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Showdown! Slacker Strikes Back!! Spark Bentley Continental GT3 versus Kyosho

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

Let's be clear.  Slacker is me.  No original material in over two weeks.  I'm slipping, folks.

Luckily for us, my buddy Jarrod actually already got his hands on the Bentley Continental GT3 by Spark & not only was he happy to share his pics, he also did some side-by-side with the Kyosho!!  

First the front & back of Spark version:

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

Tight.  Tight.....  Especially the black one amirite.   but how will it compare to coveted Kyosho release!?

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

kyosho Bentley Continental GT3

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

kyosho Bentley Continental GT3

Spark Bentley Continental GT3

kyosho minicar Bentley Continental GT3

For me, Kyosho looks much better.  Casting & the parts quality on Kyosho, they just look more refined.  I was hoping that Spark would surprise us with a model superior to Kyosho, since they had the advantage of building their Bentley on top of what Kyosho had already done with theirs.... something like couple years ago now?  I don't know.  Either way, I think Spark did okay for the price($12-ish, plus shipping on amiami).  I wouldn't say that they are great buys, but if you like Bentley GT3 by Kyosho & missed out last time, at least going by Jarrod's pics, they look like a nice buy to me!

hot wheels Bentley Continental GT3

Special thanks to Jarrod.  Check out what other cars he's added to his collection this month here.