Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hot Wheels - Sam Walton 1979 Ford "The Road to Success"

Hot Wheels Sam Walton

Really old pictures.  Used Hot Wheels purchase from 2012.  This is for my Twitter friend @HeyTurn.  He recently got this truck, so he wanted to see the older version I had.


Back to my old truck.  Box was quite beat up, but it's a neat little hot wheel.


Hot Wheels Sam Walton 1979 Ford The Road to Success

Heyturn's truck tire says "Walmart".  This one says "General Versa-Trac".  

Hot Wheels Sam Walton 1979 Ford The Road to Success

Hot Wheels Sam Walton  Ford The Road to Success

Hot Wheels walmart ford truck

Gotta love the dog in there.  You gotta!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hot Wheels Pop Culture Green Lantern Dodge '66 Dodge A100

Hot Wheels Pop Culture Green Lantern Dodge '66 Dodge A100

OMG.  I don't collect anymore, but I'm not gonna lie, I swung by the hot wheels aisle looking for the new Skyline wagon thing.  As usual, nothing cool, more peg warmers...... when I saw this.  I like Dodge A100 casting & this one is really sweet with green windshield accentuating the black paint job.  Makes me wish I was still collecting.

Hot Wheels Pop Culture Green Lantern Dodge '66 Dodge A100

Hot Wheels Pop Culture Green Lantern Dodge '66 Dodge A100

Hot Wheels Pop Culture Green Lantern Dodge '66 Dodge A100

Money in the bank.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hot Wheels Boulevard Porsche 993 GT2.... and other stuff in the storage case.

hot wheels racing canada

In this little storage case, I have my premium Hot Wheels from few years ago.  They consist almost completely of  "Garage", "Boulevard" & "Vintage Racing" cars.  I got inside this thing today after reading the tampo discussion on this yellow Porsche from the Boulevard series.  One of the collectors on GTPlanet bought his, but unfortunately, tampo(s) were not exactly great.  I decided to check mine out:

hot wheels boulevard porsche yellow gt2 993

hot wheels boulevard porsche yellow gt2 993

hot wheels boulevard porsche yellow bird

I'd say pretty decent?  I also have a loose one, but I'm not about to look through couple hundred cars to find it right now...... wait.  Hey! I see more cool cars in here.  Let's make a blog post out of all the cool carded cars in this case.  :D

hot wheels boulevard  jdm


- Vintage Racing -

hot wheels vintage racing

One of my favorite series.  I do have the BRE 510, but it's loose.  It was so worth uncarding it, but I do wish I had saved the card.  :(

hot wheels vintage racing

hot wheels vintage racing collection

- Delivery + Garage Series -

hot wheels delivery series

Above are all internet buys.  Gasser below was found at local grocery store.  I think it's worth $20, $30 now.  Good deal.

hot wheels mercury cyclone comet garage

- Hot Wheels Racing(2012 ROADRCR) - 

hot wheels 2012 roadrcr canada

Canada market only.  There might've been one more country that got these cars, but I don't remember for sure.  Mattel royally screwed the American collectors on this one.  This set came from eBay.  Below are the couple of the coolest Hot Wheels of this era.  XD

hot wheels bmw corvette canada


- Boulevard -

hot wheels boulevard series

Finally the Boulevard series.  I have handful loose, but this is all of my carded Boulevard cars.  One of my favorite Hot Wheels Series for sho.


hot wheels boulevard series

hot wheels boulevard series

Saved the JDM for last.  The End.

hot wheels boulevard jdm





Monday, March 26, 2018

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale.....

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale

I announced my decision to quit collecting minicars in my last post.  It's weird to see Toys R Us calling it quits around the same time, though their decision was a forced one.  This Toys R Us is on the way home from work for me, so last few years collecting, I swung by there numerous times.  I feel bad for the employees there.

I'm kinda kicking myself for not taking the pictures of it, but there was big "help wanted" sign as you entered the store?  Most employees probably already left & they need people short term to close the place out maybe.  :(

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing

As I approach the hot wheels aisle, I see "up to" 30% off.  Hot Wheels, along with other diecasts were 10% off.  If I was still collecting, I might have picked up something, but 10% usually don't get me to bite on anything, unless it was something I planned on buying anyways.

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale hot wheels

Hot Wheels were little bit bare. Plenty of Majorette & some Matchbox(even those real riders stuff).  GreenLight were almost all gone.  I also checked video games, but consoles were all gone.  I was interested in Nintendo Switch for my nephews, but I think video games were only 5% off.

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Store Closing Sale

I hear KB Toys might make a comeback?  When we first moved to the U.S. in 1987, KB Toys were the sh*t.  While I'm sorry to see Toys R Us go(at least inside the U.S.), I'd love to see a return of the KB Toys.  :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture Premium Boxed Set

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture Premium Boxed Set 510

This was the final straw.  My enthusiasm for this hobby's been low for while.  TLV with their overpricing, GreenLight with high marketing/dodgy quality, etc., etc.  It just wore me out.  After spending over an hour trying to order this car from RLC website, fighting timeouts & glitches, only to witness it sellout & having to pay $100 for a set on eBay, it was time to call it quits.  I'm not sorry, it was fun while it lasted.  

My exit from minicar collecting will be gradual, because I still have so many cars to catalog & so much preorders left pending.  lol  Let us get back to the cars:

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture Premium Boxed Set

Here's the car on the cover.  Car that everybody wants.  Blue BRE Datsun Bluebird/510.  I bought the set just to get this car. 

Hot Wheels red line club Car Culture Premium Boxed Set 510

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture bre 510 datsun bluebird

More on the 510 later.  Redliners Mercury Comet Cyclone:

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture Premium hw redliners mercury comet cyclone

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  mercury comet cyclone

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  mercury comet cyclone gasser

Hot Wheels Red line club Car Culture  mercury comet cyclone

Cars & Donuts Copo Camaro:

Hot Wheels RLC Cars & donuts copo camaro

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  copo camaro gulf

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  copo camaro gulf

Hot Wheels Red line club Car Culture  copo camaro


Modern Classics Mustang SVO:

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture modern classics ford mustang svo

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  ford mustang svo

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  ford mustang svo

Hot Wheels red line club Car Culture  ford mustang svo

I really like this one.  If I was still collecting, I'd have kept it.  Air Cooled VW Fastback:

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  volkswagen fastback air cooled

Hot Wheels Red line club Car Culture  volkswagen fastback

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture vw fastback

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture vw mooneyes fastback

Without further adieu: Da Blue BRE Datsun Bluebird 510...

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  blue bre datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels Red line club Car Culture  blue bre datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  blue bre datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture   bre datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels RLC  bre datsun bluebird 510

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  blue bre datsun bluebird 510

What a beauty.  True RLC quality paint/tampo work.  :)

Hot Wheels RLC Car Culture  blue bre datsun bluebird 510