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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tomica Limited #0110

After my previous post of TL GT-R..here comes its upgrade version which is the SpecV.
of course, the difference from the previous release is not that it rolls faster (lol), but it's in the exterior looks of the car..heh

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The comparison with the earlier GT-R

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Just noticed there's a paint chipped at the exhaust of specV..damn!! brrrr

well not much to say, which one is nicer? up to u... :D

Monday, December 14, 2009

Highway Haulers

I noticed most of the die-cast brands i collect have their own car carriers.
so i have this idea to compare which one of them is the most practical. (click for bigger pics)

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Lets start off with '63 VW Bus Pickup from Jada

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it is not really a Jada's own design but the VW bus surely is a must have by all die-casters..the sliding bed can be tilt down to make the angle like shown above. the bed has a good grip to prevent the car from sliding backwards in this position.




as u can see the CTR is not the longest casting of mbx but it fits just nice on the bed. this means normal Jada castings wont fit on it unless u slide the bed a lil bit backwards..other than that its just superb..in term of design i like this one the most..well it has to be to justify its price..heh

Next is the Highway Hauler from Matchbox.

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this is the first car carrier i have in my collection. it used to be my favourite, well, mostly because it was the only one i had at that moment..heh
it's almost impossible to do what i intended to do in the picture above..though the design allows it to imitate a real car carrier but still it can't really hold the position. i put several items at the back, below the bed, and at the front to support the car and the truck in that position, hence the obvious photoshopped pic..hahahah





the beautiful VW sirocco is quite small and yet like the Jada VW bus, it doesnt really fit onto the truck, and that I need to adjust the bed to allow it to fit nicely..but at the first place, i think the truck itself is not in 1/64 scale.
in term of design, i think its perfect since it really replicates the usual carrier truck we see on the road everyday..it will be even better if we apply some detailing of course.

Then lastly is the Back Slider from Hot Wheels

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I wish the truck to be a lil bit bigger than it is but i guess it will then be hard to fit into a standard blister card so cant do much about it.
other than that, nothing about the truck's features disappoint me..u can easily snap the angle in the picture above without the need to worry if the position will hold on or not..actually the bed can slide further backwards till it hit the ground to make it more natural but i didnt notice it until i uploaded this pic.





the build is really solid that even if u shake the truck a bit, the car above it wont fall off..the design of the sliding bed is perfect that it can hold any casting no matter how big or long the car is..well as long as it's in 1/64 scale of course. the unique position of the bed which is on top of the truck is also well thought to preserve space for the car..and without realizing the tilt-up bed actually adding the sweetness to the evo-x featured in the pics.

In conclusion, i would say the Back Slider from Hotwheels is the most practical hauler among all three. sadly i don't find any hauler from Tomica yet so the review is some sort not complete but for now, HW pawns..lol

Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 castings

here are some of the 2009 castings that i managed to complete the default variants (means not including wheels variation, errors, color tone differences etc..lol)

Surfing School Bus

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Datsun Bluebird 510

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2009 GT-R

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MBX CTR

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also completed the 2008 regular Treasure Hunts early this year (click for bigger pics) :)

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i didnt collect all of the castings, only concentrate to the castings i like.
hopefully will get all of them later..thanx for looking :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

'63 Cadillac

not only Hot wheels, but Matchbox also released quite a lot of interesing models this year..one of it that got my interest is the '63 cadillac!

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the reason is obvious, its the car featured as the Ghostbusters car!



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hope someday i can really mod it into a Ghostbusters car! surely will look cool! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Muscle Machines JGTC Wedssport Celica

Accidentally bought this to ease the combine shipping in ebay, but without realizing it has becomes one of my favourites!








i do have JGTC cars from tomica but this one here is definitely a step higher with its detailing..and most importantly, open-able doors! lol
later i found out that it is using the same casting of the Tamiya JGTC series like shown below;

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but sold under the brand Muscle machines in US..really love the detailing done to these cars..while the Tamiya version are no more in production, have to find the rest now from Muscle Machines while its still there! yet another brand to collect then..lol p(^o^)q

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hajj Mubarak!

wishing all my Muslim friends Hajj Mubarak!



A lil bit about hajj :the journey of a lifetime...


Matte Color Cars

i really have a spot for sport cars with matt colors..not only they look good on real cars but to scale models too..coincidentally, this year there's a bunch of nice matt color model releases..



the first one is corvette c6r which i got last month thanks to Alan for keeping one for me..it came with '34 Ford TH..which im yet to get a hold of..soon maybe..heh





then comes the Ford GT-LM..been aiming for this one since i saw the video of a visit to HW factory..its really cool and i think tampo-wise, this one stands up most..it came with Boneshaker TH.





and lastly the exotic looking Lamborghini Gallardo..the black looks so cool that u feel like buying more n more everytime seeing it on the peg..lol..this one came with Fire Eater TH.





there's another one that im still looking for which is the Lamborghini Reventon that came in matt grey color and together with Neet Streeter TH..the wave didnt managed to reach KL area thus i missed the chance to own it..hope my fellow members can spare me one..hehehe


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Curi kereta - the doings of kids or adults??

ok not exactly as in real car but model cars..heh

went to 1U today as i heard there is a J-card members' sale today (24-25th nov), hoping to grab some nice stuff..turned out nothing nice at all and there were no discount for them either..lol

so went to Toys'R'Us(TRU) to see see..nothing new as well or kene sapu-ed maybe.
then at Jada corner i saw an empty card..supposedly to host the '63 VW bus pickup.



i encountered these kind of things before at other dept stores..




now im starting to wonder if these are really kids doing..it could be the case for the hotwheels card and packs but the Jada card..it required me to use a blade or scissors to cut it nicely..for a kid to leave the card condition like that is out of the question.
its a lil bit of a let down to know there are collectors like them walking around..not only they are part of the cause of the emergence of the "dead-boxes", but they pose negative views to the community.
hope they'll learn their lesson somehow..