Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tomica Limited Vintage Ogikubo Damashi Vol.06 Nissan Prince Royal

Tomica Limited Vintage Ogikubo Damashi Vol.06 Nissan Prince Royal

Going by TLV product webpage, they have much respect for this car & accordingly, put much effort into this model.  I almost preordered one.....  until I saw the MSRP of ¥9,200($81.97 per Google).  It's their 15th Anniversary release.  It's big & heavy.  Lot of work into it, I get it.  Still, pass.  If I was still a active collector, I'd consider it.  

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal

tlv nissan prince royal

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal limo

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal limousine

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal ogikubo damashii

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal 1/64

tomica limited vintage nissan prince royal 1/64

My preorder site of choice of course is amiami.  They have great prices, too.  Another great place to check out is the Japan Booster.  Check out japanbooster.com or their eBay store.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ebbro 1/64? What..... Also some Choro-Q Preorder

ebbro 1/64

Since the decision to quit collecting, I hardly check the pegs for any hot wheels anymore.  Latest Ignition Model, Tomica.... blah.  Still, if I see a interesting preorder, I still look.  

Today, I was on amiami to pay for INNO64 Civic I got roped into when I saw Ebbro 1/64.  With Ignition Model, INNO, TSM, etc., joining the 1/64 market, it seems that Ebbro was not to be left behind.  This is the amiami page I came across:

ebbro 1/64 honda civic

ebbro 1/64 honda civic

ebbro 1/64 honda civic

ebbro 1/64 nsx

So far, I only see numbers of Civic & NSX.  I have never owned any of the Ebbro diecast/resins, so I can't comment on their quality, or even reputation.  Just wanted to share what I saw with the collectors.

While I wasn't about to commit to more 1/64 diecasts, I couldn't say no to these little pull-back motor cuties:


Choro-Q  Skyline GT

Choro-Q zero Seibu Keisatsu 17 Skyline GT

Choro-Q zero Seibu Keisatsu 17 Skyline GT

Seibu Keisatsu Skyline GT Choro-Q(aka Penny Racers).  These are too cool.  I think I saw these first on Twitter & also a link from my buddy Jarrod.  I decided to check these out while on amiami too & I had to preorder them.  They are priceless!

Choro-Q zero Seibu Keisatsu 17 Skyline GT

Kenmeri Skyline 2000GT.  Also a no-brainer.

Choro-Q z-55a Nissan Skyline 2000GT

Choro-Q z-55a Nissan Skyline 2000GT kenmeri ken mary


I'm not gonna lie, if these were still available come 2019, if I had extra cash laying around, I'm getting a couple more.  Again, preorder page is here.  

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case feat. Exclusive '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case'83 Chevy Silverado

Another Hot Wheels purchase from a guy who doesn't collect them anymore.  lol  I kinda wanted to check them out if it was under $50(it was right at $50 from amazon, free shipping).  Even if I wasn't impressed with it, I figured I could stash it as investment, or give it away as a gift.

**I forgot to mention - These displays were supposed to be sold also through Walmart, Target & "other specialty stores"**

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case'83 Chevy Silverado


Hot Wheels  50 Car Display Case

Initially, I wasn't even going to open this thing, but long story short: Thanks to yet another mishandling by USPS, I was forced to open it to inspect this one for damage.  Thankfully, not a scratch.  *phew*

Hot Wheels 50 Car Display Case

Back & side.

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case hang on wall

On the back are the holes to hang the display on the wall.  Very cool.

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case  feet stand

Storable stand/feet if you want to display the cars on the desk, or counter.  Brilliant.

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case feet stand removable

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado
***I just rested the display on the feet for photos, they weren't fully seated***

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary 50 Car Display Case '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary  '83 Chevy Silverado

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary  '83 Chevy Silverado

When I first saw the hot wheels 50 car display, it reminded me of this Tomica display case:

tomica square display case

tomica display case minicars

Pwned pretty hard here amirite.






Friday, August 24, 2018

Hobby Exclusive GreenLight Bigfoot #1 The Original Monster Truck 1974 Ford F-250


greenlight bigfoot

This one didn't even come home.  It'll just hang out at work(cut the blister neatly, put the thing back in).

Hobby Exclusive GreenLight Bigfoot #1 The Original Monster Truck 1974 Ford F-250

When I was a kid, back in Japan, in the late 80's, we referred to all monster trucks as "bigfoot".  Only after I moved to the U.S. I discovered that Bigfoot was one of the trucks, but these lifted trucks with gigantic tires were called "monster trucks".  I really dug them as a kid.  

greenlight bigfoot

I used my pathetic Moto G5 Plus phone to take these pics & it is the worst.  This camera has the ability to focus on the background without fail, leaving the subject blurred.  What a piece of ****.  I need a iPhone so bad.  *Took another pic(08/27/18)

greenlight bigfoot truck big foot ford




Anywho.  Credit where due, GreenLight did a amazing job with these.  It was $11 shipped from eBay & worth every frigging penny in my opinion.

1/64 bigfoot ford

GreenLight Bigfoot  1974 Ford F-250

Hobby Exclusive GreenLight Bigfoot  Ford F-250

 GreenLight Bigfoot #1 The Original Monster Truck 1974 Ford F-250

GreenLight Bigfoot  Monster Truck 1974 Ford F-250

GreenLight Bigfoot Ford F-250

I'm sorry for the dirty keyboard.  I just cleaned it earlier in the day, too.  Jesus christ.  :(