August 13, 2021
Hot and humid summer here on and off- a lot going on
but did get a chance to do a brief update on the
diecast 1/64 and up page. Once it
is nicer out will consider a review or two but the site is still here.
Not the fanciest or newest design but as long as it works. Too bad
no more 1/55 Mattel Fast and Furious items or even the item to the right -
guess that became vaporware as probably only prototypes exist I suppose.
The F9 movie is out so expect to see more Fast and Furious products
promoted even if they are only Jada Toys reboxed vehicles. Never
know though - diecast companies might surprise us - we shall see.
May 5, 2021
More diecast pouring through along with r/c and
model kits getting out there in the scale automobile world for all of us
to enjoy. Slowly but surely. Still getting up to speed with
some personal things here. I'm doing ok just a few things to take
care of that takes up most of my time and then I get chronic fatigue which
doesn't help. I will try my best though to get some fresh content
onto the site. It is more of an old schools style website you can
say as most have gone to social media and doing video reviews instead.
Wish to thank my visitors though to the site and for their patience, etc.
January 8, 2021
Due to some personal matters and such, I haven't
been able to keep this site as updated and fresh as I wish. Don't
worry though as I'm doing ok myself but need to take care of some other
matters though will get to this site here as soon as I'm able to.
There has been a lot released in diecast over the past year or so
especially in 1/24 scale and 1/18 - we got our taste of the 1/18 Ford
Mercury Full Size Station Wagons from the 1980s by Greenlight.
One of the pluses to see in 1/18 scale a modern
station wagon even though under their Artisan line hence no opening hood
but the rear tailgate and front doors do open. Other areas were the
standard Hot Wheels, Matchbox and higher end collectible companies.
Plans include to cover more but for now looks like little Fast and Furious
releases except for the standard ones from Jada in various scales but
nothing from the now defunct at the moment Mattel 1/55 line-up. Time
will tell though but wanted to give you visitors are more in-depth update
this time around.
--- past website news and updates ---
November 21, 2020
Site news coming soon but will try to add a review
or two if possible as with the cold weather I'll be indoors to do 1/24
scale r/c or similar and some other write-ups. Otherwise not much to
report with the world having to deal with everything that is going on.
Remember though to take some time and enjoy these hobbies as it will help
us relieve some stress and give us a smile to look at our collection, etc.
April 2, 2020
With what is going on in the world and some personal
reasons unrelated to world events, I had little chance to give time to my
hobby website here. I'd advise you to still browse around the
sections. I am looking into making this compatible for newer
browsers such as mobile versions if it is within the budget and not too
involved. Take a look at the For Sale /
Wanted / Trade section as I have some updates there along with links
to the other diecast site I post some items for sale on. Looks like
I might be posting more items for sale / trade on the site here as the
flea market toy show has been pushed back for now where I usually get rid
of my extras or unwanted items from my collection to add to the hobby
budget so I can get newer or different items. There's no sponsorship
or big budget here, just the average hobbyist. Hey, who knows maybe
I'll surprise you with a new article / review on here soon as I'll have
more time indoors. Just need to set it up.
January 5, 2020
For the New Year, nothing really has changed overall
for the site. I wish to keep this going and updated the best I can.
The review for the
New Bright 1/24 1967 Camaro r/c car
was going to cover the car as new from them but while field testing the
car (aka running it around the living room in 2019) I decided it was not
worth to review with the turbo boost button. I may try another of
their updated cars in 1/24 scale to see if I get the same response as that
could have been a fluke. The car isn't bad but not like a non-turbo
boost or one forward speed chassis version.
Otherwise just getting through the cold and winter
here, wondering if there will be much snow. As you have read many
times, I will try to get more reviews up on here. Possibly even the
Turbo Boost updated New Bright 1/24 cars if I see something else out there
than the Camaro. The Camaro is now a project car so I might change
over that page to reflect the updates I did using another New Brght donor
vehicle. There will be diecast updates and reviews as well.
Just wanted to give you all a heads up on what's going on.
December 20, 2019
Sorry for the lack of reviews and diecast updates.
With some health issues, nothing major and some other things I
haven't been able to get the site updated as it should have been done. I do
try to keep the Mattel 1/55 updated as I have some collector friends send in info
which they find along with anything that I might come across. Most
other sites are more in-depth for Hot Wheels and other 1/64 diecast.
I do try to keep you visitors updated though with some general news on the
Diecast page for mostly 1/64 but I
throw all scales in there..
September 5, 2019
Summer is almost over. There's not much
updates to the site at this time. Should be more items coming out
soon for us scale vehicle collectors as the holiday season is only a few
months away. I'll try to do some more reviews but have been taking
it easy with my health and with the hot and humid weather that we had here
for awhile. Just wanted to get up to speed a bit.
July 5, 2019
The usual releases from the diecast companies are
out there along with model kit reissues, recolors and some updates.
There is nothing major to report except for
Jada's 20th Anniversary 1/24 series on my Diecast page. No other
big news, the same sets and stuff out there. Guess the highlight
will be Greenlight's 1/18 Monster Truck diecast vehicles once they are
May 13, 2019
Didn't get around to the reviews. I'm still
active in the hobby but didn't get the time to sit down and do any more
write-ups or reviews. Will try to get some more new content up on the site
soon. With the nicer weather, plan to get out to some flea markets
and shops to take a look around plus thin out my collection some more.
I will likely add some cool things to the collection as well so it is like
a stalemate of sorts with the collection getting a bit smaller which is my
March 20, 2019
Nothing special this time around but I do have a
short update on the 1/64 diecast page.
February 14, 2019
Happy New Year - Hope you will have a great 2019!
Unfortunately, personal life had me busy for a month or so. I'll try my best to get updates here when I'm able to.
Some minor updates to the Mattel 1/55
Fast and Furious guide. Added show info to the
Links & Shows page.
December 1, 2018
There is a review I'm working on for a
New Bright 1/24 1967 Camaro r/c car
which now features a Turbo Boost function and I can do that indoors due to
the colder weather plus snow - great item to run
indoors at this time of year. The other parts of the site hasn't really been updated
much. I had mentioned I was going to have an article giving advice on selling or buying
a huge diecast collection but with too many variables including pricing
fluctuations, I decided not to write about that at this time. As a
collector and flea market / online buyer to get a few pieces myself
including selling parts of my collection I don't want, I see both sides
but still might give the wrong impression. For now, I'll keep on
track with what I've been doing with the website here mostly sharing of
information, photos and some reviews.
October 5, 2018
Not much to report at this time. I have a
diecast project I'm working on with a friend so that is taking up some
time and energy. I plan to document some of it here in the future in
an article because of the sheer vast amount the person collected. I
do have a non-disclosure and primacy agreement so I can't divulge too many
details but I'd like to cover the highlights of it and what is involved in
case we have to sell an entire collection at once, the pros and cons, the
actual value of items, what to expect to get, etc.
August 28, 2018
Very minor updates to the site including
some news posted on the Diecast 1/64 page.
Look for Jada 1/10 scale Drift Turbo r/c cars such as Brian's Skyline in
silver / blue and Han's Custom RX-7 in black and orange. These
feature USB charging with a street price around $40.00 Hopefully the
humidity is a bit better for September so I can get a
review up here for something new as
the site is due for one..
August 8, 2018
Updated the Fast
and Furious Mattel 1/55 Guide with a prototype section as cars have
been spotted. The humidity affects my health a bit so you'll have to
wait for some more reviews and updates. I'll do my best to sneak one
in soon before the fall such as a radio
control car or do a diecast review. I haven't decided what to do
yet. Otherwise keep watch for more Mattel 1/64 and other releases
slowly getting out there. Hey, maybe I'll do a model kit review for
a change - something snap kit or prepainted diecast related.
June 18, 2018
Added some more diecast info such as a collectible
magazine related to Hot Wheels on the
Diecast 1/64 and Misc page plus updated the
For Sale / Trade / Wanted section.
May 23, 2018
By chance, I noticed on Walmart's website that
there's a 1:55 Six Vehicle Camo Series inspired by vehicles from The Fast
and The Furious. More details on the
1:55 Fast and Furious Mattel Guide
Posted a new review on the site of the
Light Riders 1/24 r/c Dodge
Challenger radio control car. The car is nice but has its flaws
but luckily the replacement worked without issue out of the box so I won't
cover the first issue as sometimes you'll get a bad apple now and then.
More coming soon to the site. There isn't any other updates to
report at this time.
April 24, 2018
Keep on the lookout for more special Hot Wheels 50th
and Matchbox 65th items. Look for 50th Black and Gold six car set Hot Wheels
in places like Family Dollar and other dollar stores, grocery and
supermarket stores plus a retro decades ten car 50th set. They'll be out there. Read more on the
diecast 1/64 page. Nothing else
updated at this time. For reviews,
I am working on a 1/24 r/c Dodge Challenger from an off-brand I got from a
catalog online but have to wait for a replacement to arrive as the first
one had an issue.
January 4, 2018
Happy New Year! There isn't that much to
report but I got word of more prototypes for the
Mattel 1/55 Fast and Furious line-up.
A lot are eager to complete the first round of cars but they have been
very slow to show up in stores and the ones on certain online auction
sites have gone for outrageous amounts of money. Don't worry as
they'll get out there eventually to the regular supply lines.
December 24, 2017
Check out the Hobby Photos
section to see my completed Revell Snaptite 1/25 Scale 2014 Corvette
model kit. It isn't perfect by no means but got me back into trying
my hand at spray painting again and plastic model kit building. I'll
start another model project in the spring possibly when the weather is
warmer again. Otherwise nothing really new to report, the holiday season is
here so there will be more toys out and scale replicas such as diecast and
r/c toys so be on the watch. I apologize for the lack of updates,
I'll try to get a new review posted up here soon and maybe some other
October 15, 2017
With help from various people, I was able to update
the Mattel 1/55 Fast and Furious
Diecast Reference Guide with more details. Check it out for some
interesting info and a link to a Flickr photo album for pictures relating
to the series. Nothing much else to report as updates. I was
able to get some painting in on a 2014 Corvette Stingray model kit albeit
a SnapTite by Revell. You can check out the preliminary paint job in
the photo gallery section under the newly
added model kit projects for 2017 and beyond part.
August 25, 2017
I do apologize for the lack of reviews. To
redeem myself though, there is a new review finally added in the
reviews section of the
1/14 Jeep Trailcat Dashcam r/c which includes an on-board streaming
camera. Some new diecast in 1/64 from Greenlight, Auto World, M2 and
others. While not diecast but
still interesting, New Bright is coming out for 2017-2018 with some
interesting r/c vehicles such as a rock crawler Bronco, an off road Jeep
with an in-car camera with FPV (first person view) capability with a
smartphone and the best part is in their low cost 1/24 line-up introducing a few
muscle cars notably a 1969 Charger Daytona, 1967 Camaro and a 1968 Mustang
Fastback plus a 1/24 1972 Chevy Blazer monster truck. Be sure to
read my new review and stay tuned for more.
July 29, 2017
Nothing new to report except that Mattel is bringing
out for early fall a Fast and Furious Ice Charger radio control car.
This example looks to be about 1/16th scale or a bit larger. They
are also probably going to release some more toys in their Fast and
Furious line-up such as Deluxe Stunt Stars that include two vehicles,
figurines, etc. A glimpse of what to come is two Dodge Charger in
about 1/32 scale sedans beefed up from Fast Five towing the safe with Dom
and Brian figures. I'm debating to expand this section a tad to
include news other than 1/64 diecast
since I already have a section devoted to that along with updates to the
site as normally done. Hopefully I can get my hands on that Mattel
R/C Ice Charger once it hits the market because while it looks to be
geared towards kids it might be cool for us older kids at heart to
July 11, 2017
Today F8 aka The Fate of the Furious was released on
DVD / Blu-Ray for all of you Fast and Furious fans in North America aka
Region 1. I'm not sure about the rest of the world when it will be
out. I got an email from a website visitor giving more information,
some very detailed I'd say helping out with the
Mattel 1/55 Diecast Vehicle Reference
Guide section. There hasn't been much else to report except the
usual recolors and some other new castings in the 1/64 diecast world.
I'll do my best to get a new review
up here, possible a Jada 1/24 r/c from Furious 8. I wish to thank
everyone that does visit my website here.
June 25, 2017
There hasn't been much going on at the moment for
the site. The links and shows page has
been updated. The For Sale / Trade /
Wanted section has some changes. This is usually the
slow time of the year. Maybe I'll sneak in a review or two with the
nice weather such as something radio control related. We shall see.
Added a note to the photo gallery so people
understand that items there are for show only and not available for sale.
March 31, 2017
I am working on a
reference guide for Mattel's line of 1/55 Fast and Furious diecast
vehicles including the various cars and trucks plus other custom vehicles
they released so far. It won't be a definitive guide but I am doing
my best to list what I know is already out there and go from my own
resources such as what I already spotted available in stores. No
other major updates at this time to site but feel free to browse around.
February 3, 2017
Fast & Furious movie fans will be excited to know
that Mattel is the official license holder for the franchise. They
already have released their first run of 1/55 diecasts without the Hot
Wheels name just Mattel on them with three and five packs plus coming next
will be 1/32 cars and figurine playsets, 1/55 playsets from the movies and
more I assume. There's a brief
write-up I did about these and plan to do more in the future so be
sure to check the reviews part of
the site or the main page. This is the slow time of the year with releases so it
will take some time for new stuff to be out from Greenlight, M2 and
others. Updated the links and shows page
with The Toy Peddler as a resource to find mostly 1/64 scale diecast cars from other
people plus you can even sell some of your own.
January 12, 2017
A new year so that means some new updates to the
website here. Nothing major just some tidbits on the
diecast 1/64 page and plans do include
to have more comparisons and reviews
for this year. I wish to thank all of my visitors and please check
back as I get the time to add new articles, photos and keep the site
updated the best I can.
November 12, 2016:
A new test drive has been completed of the newly
released Greenlight 1/18 1967 Eleanor
Gone in 60 Mustang Radio Control car and once you've done with that be
sure to view the reviews section for
past reviews of diecast, r/c and even maybe a model kit. Otherwise, gear up for the holiday season as you'll see new diecast releases from Mattel for Hot Wheels with their new 2017 line-up
plus many others including scale models and replicas in all scales and
sizes. Check over the
site such as the diecast news and tips
for more specific news and hints regarding the hobby. There might be
something in the for sale and swap meet
that you'll find interesting as I have added a few more items to help my
collecting budget and thin out the herd a bit.
October 21, 2016:
The diecast 1/64 news
and tips section has an update added to it with some tweaking to the
site a bit such as a photo here or there plus some minor updates across
the board, nothing major to report. Hopefully I can get an r/c
review in as they seem popular and maybe a video clip of the car out for a
test drive to try and catch up with what everyone else is doing.
September 12, 2016:
Added a variation to the
Hobby Photos section of a Hot Wheels 2015 issue Scrion FR-S I found in
a dollar store. This example is missing the roof and hood deco.
A neat variation so check it out. Mattel is top notch for quality
control with most of their $1 and collectible cars so don't be deterred by
them but a few slip through now and then. I estimate that I have
found about 1 in 1,000 from all the cars and years collecting and trading
them. No other reviews at this time but will try to fit an r/c one
in before the cold weather sets in for the fall / winter. A radical
Jada 1/16 R/C Off-Road Fast and Furious Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger Monster
Truck style vehicle has been released on the market with a $60 price tag.
There's also a new Jada 1/16 Chase Twin Pack with a Hellcat Challenger and
a Hellcat Charger Sedan Police Car promoting 2.4ghz now with turbo boost
on the twin stick controllers for about $50 or so. The r/c cars are
very tempting but they take up a lot of room hence me focusing on the
smaller scales such as 1/64, 1/55 and maybe some 1/43 or 1/32 with very
limited 1/24 cars. Good way to stick to your budget as well.
August 3, 2016:
There's a new review up a
Jada Toys vs. Hot Wheels Furious 6 Charger
Daytona diecast comparison. With shots showing the ever slight
size difference. Some updates and changes to the
For Sale / Trade / Wanted section.
Hope to sell some extras so I can put that money towards some new cars
that are coming out such as Jada's 1/24 Hellcat Challenger. I tend
to stick with mostly smaller scale cars around 1/64 or 1/55 but get one or
two 1/24-1/25-1/26 cars if they're a must have such as the Challenger.
I like the style of the late model Challenger so I'm trying to keep up
with them in 1/24 scale. Sometimes you have to bend the collecting
rules a bit as long as you don't go overboard. The fall season is
soon here so expect more new releases from the diecast and r/c lines..
July 18, 2016:
A hot update in the
Diecast 1/64 news section literally as a joke relating to the humidity
and temps here at the moment but then in the winter I'll say it is too
cold out to go out. Moved some more articles over to the
Diecast 1/64 archive section,
mostly 2015-era updates. There's a photo added of a Lesney Matchbox
1966 Mustang Fastback to the Hobby Photo Gallery
of the site. I apologize for the lack of reviews but I've been
dealing with some personal issues and will try to get one up here possibly
of an r/c car due to the weather being nice out for a driveway test drive.
June 6, 2016:
Venture on over to the
Hobby Photos section to see a few Hot Wheels errors I had found over
the years collecting. They aren't all that common but interesting
nonetheless. A brief update in the
Diecast 1/64 news and articles section.
April 21, 2016:
There was much added to the site since the last
update except for some more news in the
Diecast 1/64 news and articles section which features viewpoints about
what is going on in the 1/64 collecting world along with collecting tips
and such. Looking to add another radio control review since the
weather is getting nice out.
February 8, 2016:
Another new year and more new diecasts to collect
this! I got a chance to write-up a review on some unique 1/64-ish
size diecast so be sure to read the Revoz
diecast review I posted. These are made by a different company
called Playmind and give a twist to the usual diecast out there by Hot
Wheels, Maisto, Matchbox and the like. Nothing else new but luckily
I'm not out there to collect all of the new stuff or my wallet would be
empty. My advice is always to collect what you like and don't worry
that you can't buy or have them all. This way you won't wind up with
a bunch of stuff you don't really need. Nothing else new on the site
here, maybe I'll try to get another r/c review in soon. I wish to
thank all my visitors and hope they return to check for new content now
and then. I wish I could do more reviews and offer more but I know
the site is still appreciated.
October 18, 2015:
I've decided to keep collecting tips and more
updated news on the Diecast 1/64 Hot Wheels
page while creating an archive
section for older news such as from 2014 and back. This way
things won't get out of hand and I can keep the newest write-ups on one
section and have the other for older news that people can read through.
The collecting articles and tips will stay on the main page.
Hopefully before the winter weather sits in I can get another r/c review
done for the site. Just think soon we'll be looking for 2016 Hot
Wheels and others!
August 11, 2015:
There's an update on the
Diecast and Hot Wheels news article page
including a photo added of a dump bin of cars. A source of mine
noted that there's a big scale 1:12 size Fast and Furious Blown 1970 Dodge
Charger Street Car out by Jada in their r/c line-up exclusive to Target in
select stores at this time. This was a surprise to me. I might
have to find a way to justify getting this one. I did receive
Letty's Off-Road Dodge Challenger 1/16 R/C car so look for a review in the
near future along with the 1/24 F&F r/c cars by Jada once I get my hands
on them. I'm trying to keep this a diecast site but toy and low-cost
r/c keep popping up on here.
July 24, 2015:
You can read the completed with outdoor driveway
test for the 1/16 Furious 7 Off Road Dodge
Charger. The Jada 1/16 Off-Road Challenger is out so I plan to
review that as soon as I'm able to get my hands on one. Diecast is
pouring into the stores albeit slowly so be on the lookout. No other
big updates at this time. I'll try to get some more updates to the
site sooner as I have been. Thanks to all my visitors.
June 26, 2015:
Finally I was able to add another r/c review to the
site, check out the 1/16 Furious 7
Off-Road Dodge Charger review. The Challenger will be next once
I can get my hands on one so the reviews
section might have more additions very soon. There is nothing
much else updated to the site except for some
more 1/64 diecast news. More
releases are due from companies like Jada, M2 Machines, Greenlight, Hot
Wheels, etc. so keep watch at your factory stores and online.
March 3, 2015:
This hasn't been a lot going on except for adding a
few more 2015 mainlines to my Hot Wheels collection and waiting to see
what else is out there. No major updates to the site but hope to get
more reviews on here as soon as possible. Head over to the
1/64 Diecast and Hot Wheels section for
some more news about diecast. Keep your eyes pealed for Furious 7
and Fast & Furious diecast by Jada for the upcoming movie. There are
even some r/c items being released by them.
February 4, 2015:
The site is due for some new reviews but I am not
sure exactly what vehicles to do. I might do a unique r/c car that I
recently picked up and possibly some diecast in various scales. Some
of the shipments are coming in to the various distributors and getting to
the retail outlets but hope they can speed up the process or we won't be
able to buy all at once. Thanks to all my visitors and hope you
enjoy the site.
January 9, 2015:
The new year is here and more collectibles are on
the racks. Keep watch in the stores for new 2015 Hot Wheels and
other releases. Unfortunately, due to some shipment delays we have
to wait for our collectibles but they'll be here soon. Greenlight
and M2 are putting out some neat stuff and we have great items from
AutoWorld and Hot Wheels in 1/64 scale. Can't wait to see what is in
store for 2015. The bigger scales have their 1/24 releases due out
anytime now including the Maisto 2015 Mustang GT in stock and custom form
for their 1/24 diecast line. Hopefully, we get the larger 1/18 1969
Custom Dodge Daytona from the Fast and Furious movie franchise soon from
Greenlight. The site here focuses mostly on diecast and metal
automobile collectibles but we might divulge into plastic and r/c if the
items are interesting to us including even min-reviews and write-ups.
More of these are planned for 2015 including some non-paid reviews of
where to find them online. Best wishes for a happy 2015 in the scale
automobile collecting world!
November 20, 2014:
Busy season with the holidays coming up so be sure
to check the stores to see what scale automobilia they have stocked. The
custom tuner drifter 1/24 Nissan Skyline
diecast review is finally finished! Nothing else to
report at this time. Possibly some more reviews and articles will
happen as I get time and energy..
August 24, 2014:
section finally has a diecast review completed! I just worked on
putting the finishing touches to complete the
Norscot 1/24 2015 Tahoe Police SUV review.
I hope that you find the review unbiased and in-depth enough to give you
an idea if the SUV is right for you. The
custom Nissan Skyline is next on the
block to complete and I also plan to do another radio control review.
Feedback is appreciated so you can contact me via the email link at the
bottom of the page. No other major updates at this time.
August 5, 2014:
The site hasn't had much updates but will soon since
I am getting in some more 1/24 and will review some of the vehicles.
Look for them as I have more fun looking for new releases and different
cars in the larger scale compared to Hot Wheels. The 1/64 are great,
don't get me wrong but I find that it is tough to get the cars you want
without paying higher than $1 for Hot Wheels. They can get addicting
as well so you have more than you can easily store. I'll keep with
both but 1/24 is back on top again. 1/18 will be off limits for the
most part due to size.
June 5, 2014:
Extending the 10% off special to all visitors to the
site for my For Sale section. This
sale is being held until the end of June. Take an extra 10% all
items listed up for sale. The discount is not retroactive and does
not cover shipping costs. Added some Retro Entertainment Hot Wheels
Items on that page including a Pop Culture Star Trek Uhura Jeep Wagoneer
and a Looney Tunes Elmer Fudd Bronco.
May 11, 2014:
Rotary's 4th Annual Car Show was May 18th. I had offered a 10%
discount for anyone visiting and purchasing a donated item I had given to
them at the show. A new review is coming soon which
will be my first diecast one for the website of a 1/24 Nissan Skyline R34
April 26, 2014:
Clearing out some of my collection such as Forever
64 Johnny Lightning cars, Hot Wheels and other items in the
For Sale / Trade section. Going to
post a review soon of a new 1/24 r/c car I picked up along with planning
my 1/24 radio control project to get that going and then posted.
Wrote up an April summary for the 1/64
diecast part of the site.
March 9, 2014:
Some minor updates to my diecast
hot wheels news blog department.
Upcoming radio control project in 1/24 scale. Hope to clear out my
duplicate Hot Wheels so I can get more for the collection.
November 19, 2013:
Lack of updates but been busy so haven't had the
time. Updated the For Sale / Trade
page with new previewed DVD movies. Noticed some new cars being
released for 1/64 diecast. I plan to do some more r/c reviews soon.
Maybe throw in a model kit review as well. Radio Shack has revived
the Xmods name for their upgradeable semi-hobby style r/c line-up for the
2013 Holiday season.
October 23, 2013:
I can finally cross off the Hot Wheels 1/64 2013 New
Release Fast and Furious 6 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona off my want list.
I've been looking around for that car for many months now. None of
them showed up locally unless they were picked clean before I got a chance
to get one. A fellow diecast collector from a forum helped me out.
I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg either. I had to be patient in
him shipping them to me as I asked for two, I just wanted an extra one
just for kicks or if I decide to display it unpackaged.
Looking through my 1/64 collection, I have decided
to try and focus on certain subjects. This way I can keep more
interest on finding certain subjects rather than just gathering new ones.
From the sources I read, K-mart is having their next Kday for Hot Wheels
on November 2nd. No word on what the special cars would be.
The AutoWorld 1/64 diecast are not being restocked too quickly at the
local Walmart. My guess is that either they don't know to put more
out or they didn't get the stock in. Maybe there were some
collectors that bought out all of them as well. I was hoping to look
at that big Cadillac in person to see if it was worth buying it.
On another note, the Fast and Furious 6 movie is due
out on DVD Blu-Ray December 10th. I seen no news about Greenlight
and their 1/43 line-up of Fast and Furious cars so maybe they decided not
to go with them. They seem a little pricey at around $20 for 1/43
October 3, 2013:
Kmart had their K-day event in September which
brought an influx of new Hot Wheels cars including some Kmart only colors.
I didn't make it to the event but I hear that they are a madhouse so
decided to stay away. Just recently found some more Hot Wheels
locally, looks like the newest 2014 issues are coming out. I was
able to grab the new style 1969 Charger Daytona in bright red with white
stripes which is the 2nd color scheme for this body style while the Fast
and Furious one still eludes me. I might have to either buy one from
a dealer or trade for it. The Auto World 1/64 diecast cars are
popping up here and there but I only grabbed a few just for the
collection. Matchbox has some neat cars out include a repaint of the
1956 Buick Police Car, a newer Dodge Charger police car and the Dodge A100
Pickup as stock.
September 5, 2013:
I have noticed that the 1/64 Auto World diecast cars
will be carried also by Toys R Us and not just Wal-Mart. I think the
Auto World Online Store will carry them also. I have only found the
middle price point cars locally and they have yet to stock any more.
I am waiting to get a few of the other cheaper and more expensive price
points to do a complete review. One of the best lines next to the
Fast and Furious collector series to come from Hot Wheels is the new Cool
Classics. I found some more cars locally and they look great with
all metal construction, fancy shiny paint and details. They are more
expensive than regular mainline cars but show up better than some of the
more flat colors in the Boulevard series. Hopefully I will find
fresh new Hot Wheels this month as the Fast and Furious 1969 Charger
Daytona has still not been found by me so far. I just do not wish to
pay extra just to have the car. A possible trade but not to pay
shipping and such just to get one car. No other special diecasts out
there in the wild. I will do the NKOK 1/16 Challenger review soon.
August 23, 2013:
Located some of the newly released 1/64 Auto World
diecast cars, hopefully they'll put more of them out soon. I picked
up the 1961 Dodge and 1969 Pontiac Trans Am. I am waiting for the
other releases to get the Cadillac and 1971 Mustang. They look great
so far from what I seen. There was also some Hot Wheels Cool
Classics but nothing else new. The Fast and Furious 1969 Charger
Daytona still eludes me so far in 2013. Maybe one will pop up for me
August 2, 2013:
Since it is still summer, I
haven't seen anything new yet for Hot Wheels which I guess they are
waiting for it to get close to fall to get new stock in especially
locally. Some new 1/64 Greenlight and M2 Machines are out but
nothing that special.
I might break out of 1/64 and get one or two of
those new Fast and Furious 1/43 cars coming from Greenlight. There
only hold-out on those is I want to see if they will be new molds or
borrowed ones from other companies. For the price, I am hoping they
are better detailed than your average 1/43 $5 diecasts.
July 25, 2013:
Not a lot going on at this time. I did get
through most of my Hot Wheels I got from trades and such. I have
them sorted out and all they need now is just to be put a storage
container or two. The rest I'll go through and offer here. I
have decided to sell / trade some of my Johnny Lightning 1/64 cars so
they'll be gone through shortly and posted on the site along with the
extra Hot Wheels.
There is really nothing to report what is new on the
collecting side of things. I expect the stores to have new store in
around September as they get ready for the holiday season.
July 13, 2013:
Good luck strikes again as I was able to take
another car off my Diecast 1/64 Want List by finding deals on a diecast
collectors forum. The price was reasonable but the shipping is what
brings the cost up. I added a few cars to even it out so it wasn't
that bad in the end. Now I need to take the time and take some
photos to show what is left of my extra loose
1/24 cars if by chance I can get them sold or traded. No good
finds locally around in the stores for 1/64 diecast. They don't
stock much for the summer months, I hope to find some more soon especially
Hot Wheels I'm looking for which are new for 2013. I'll just have to
The 1/16 Challenger R/C
car review is now up. I will add some more photos later.
Hope it is up to the standards of my visitors. As for my 1/64
collecting, I found more new Hot Wheels Jukebox Cars exclusive for now to
Walmart. No 1979 Ford Pickup though. it is odd how they have
them grouped but I figure they can't do Disco for late 1970s cars as there
isn't many in their line-up to do Disco. They are fairly close as it
is the same decade at least. Rock 'n Roll is pretty spot on.
Some news posted about diecast in the
diecast section. Nothing else to report as the summer is usually the
I received some more Hot Wheels to add to my
collection including a Treasure Hunt 1992 Mustang which gets crossed off
my most wanted list. I hope to find some more at a good prices or
even a trade deal. Auto World sent me their newest catalog which
announces their new line-up of 1/64 diecast cars. I hope to get one
from each series just to see what they look like. Each has different
level of detail in 1/64 for the three levels. Some I assume will
only be available at a certain price so you might have to spend more to
get that car you really want. We will have to wait and see.
The shots look great online but I have to have them in person to really
There was some photos added to the
For Sale / Trade page of the cars I have
available. These are extras from my collection and the funds will be
used to help add more 1/64 cars. The larger cars take up too much
room and this way I have more space for the Hot Wheels and other brands.
Since I'm acquiring more 1/64 cars in groups, I will get duplicates or
unwanted cars in lots so those will be listed in the same section.
Added some small articles to the
diecast Hot Wheels page, nothing really
special just some common tips and such. I found the newly released
special carded Hot Wheels Fast and Furious cars so I got my own set for
the collection. They really went fast. (no pun intended) as I
see the store is nearly cleaned out of them. There should be more
new Hot Wheels coming but be patient as it just the middle of the year so
we have a little under six months to go.
No time yet to do a review of the 1/16 Dodge
Challenger but I will try to get it posted within the next week or so as I
hate to keep you waiting.
Found some new release Hot Wheels this past week. I added a bunch to
my collection. Mostly muscle cars and some others. I even got
the new 1989 Batmobile for myself. Got a stash of some older
pre-2009 Hot Wheels I need to go through as some are duplicates and I have
a box of others I got in a trade to sort through. Once I have those
taken care of. I'll post them in the for sale / trade section and
add some more wants in case anyone is interested in working out a deal.
You can find the
information in the gallery section such as
photos of the Spirit F-1 Portable HO slot car track. The review will be posted shortly on
the 1/16 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Radio Control car and along with that I
have just created a reviews section for
r/c and model kits to cover those subjects. I like most any make
/ model for the most part to collect but prefer muscle cars old and new
including some tuners. I picked that car up to add to my 2008-current
Dodge Challenger Concept and Production Car collection since I liked the
looks of it and the price was right!
May 21, 2013:
I found some newer 2013 Hot Wheels at Wal-Mart last
week but nothing exciting yet such as the Fast and Furious series of cars
or the other new releases. The way that I collect means that if I
find them then I do but I won't go out of my way. I do have the
regular mainline orange Supra Hot Wheels new for this year but no rush on
the others. Made a trade deal with a great guy for some diecast to
get rid of my plastic model kits I had up for sale. I can't be
around paint much especially harsh ones so I am getting some diecast kits
instead. I know I was to get out of getting more 1/24 but these will
give me something to do (build) when I'm not working on my 1/64
Checked out a local antique shop which had some Hot
Wheels, I found a few for $1.00 each and seen one or two Treasure Hunts
but not paying $25.00 a piece for them. From trading and such, I do
have a box of Hot Wheels I need to go through to put the extras up for
swapping along with ones that don't interest me. Hopefully, I can
trade for ones I like to add to my collection. Most of the ones I am
interested in are street, muscle cars and some hot rods but no custom
creature cars or things like that.
The first article
directly related to Hot Wheels
was posted about the 1959 Hot Wheels Chevrolet
Impala cars with some minor brief articles so head over to the Diecast
Cars section. Some very informative stuff!. The first review
coming shortly will be concerning a 1/16 scale 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Radio Control Car
for the radio control car enthusiasts out there.
On a collecting note, nothing new in the local stores the last time I checked in the 1/64 range
that's interesting. I think they want to sell what is there until
they get new cases in. I'm not the one to be running store to store
to hoard all the new hot releases.
As I have posted before that I picked up some 1/64
as in a Matchbox 60th Anniversary 1962 VW Beetle
and a regular London Routemaster Bus for my collection including getting
an older issue Hot Wheels Action Pack featuring a T-Bird and Buick Stock
Car. Some of which will be detailed in the gallery part of
the site which for now has some old plastic model kits I built up around
2005. Many updates / additions to the For Sale / Trade page
as I would like these extras gone to feed my 1/64 habit and make more
space to store them. I did keep a select few 1/24 and 1/18 but the
rest need to go. I did manage to sell or trade most of them but a
few are lingering around so see if anything interests you. I'm
always open to trades or offers.
I haven't picked up much new items in 1/64 for my
collection. The r/c stuff has been gathered up in one box.
Remember, this is stuff that I do not wish to keep around so I wish I can
get a buyer for the group soon. It will help clear more space for
the diecast storage. Looking through my diecast I will be putting
some more up for sale or trade. The site is going slow for now but I
do plan to put more articles up. I'm waiting on some items to arrive
in the mail such as some NASCARs I got on sale along with regular 1/64
April 18, 2013:
Most of the unwanted 1/24 and 1/18 diecast cars are
gone. I do have many loose ones left especially in 1/24 which I plan
to sell or possibly trade later but right now I only had interest in the
boxed cars. These are mint but some just are cautious with them as
some get dusty and dirty easily if not kept in the correct environment.
My next job will be to thin out my r/c as I really don't have much time
for those vehicles either so best to weed that down to just the
The website hasn't really been updated much at all.
Just a few tweaks. I do plan to write more when I have the time.
From checking the local stores, it looks like their diecast stock is at a
stand-still right now. I guess just letting it dwindle down until
more is needed. I have created a
diecast section on the site where I will post articles relating to the
1/64 hobby mostly on a personal level but detailing some news and tidbits..
I found the new for 2013 Hot Wheels 1/64 Star Trek
Enterprise the other week, I was surprised to find it at a local
store so it is a very appreciate item for my collection. Some might
argue it is not a vehicle but I found it unique plus being a Star Trek fan
I thought it was neat.
I'm slowly working on clearing out what I don't want
in my diecast collection especially 1/24 and 1/18 scales. Once I
have most of them sold or traded away which will take some time, I can
focus on just 1/64 exclusively. Future plans include getting storage
containers and then organizing them somewhat such as separating the more
collectible cars from the common ones.
Site news include a slight updated to the For Sale
section and I do plan to add more to the photo gallery.
I was able to work a little on the
photo gallery to post some plastic model
kits I built up around 2005 and did some more work on the
Links and Shows page to post the information
there as well. I think I have most of everything moved over from the
old site that I want. Still need to move over the info about the
portable slot car set but then that should be about it. I will then
be able to concentrate more on this site including posting more diecast
collecting information and even maybe some reviews.
The For Sale page
has been updated to reflect more extras I have to sell or trade.
Revell has reissued the 1/25 Grave Digger Monster Truck Snap-Tite Kit with
an average street price of $16.00 which isn't bad at all for a 1/25 scale
plastic kit. You can find my build I did years ago of the original
snap kit in the photo gallery.