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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Featured Collector: En. Rahmat


Happy Merdeka Day for Malaysia 51th Anniversary.

I received this quite a while back, which I promised him to publish it out to the public.

I bumped into Rahmat twice and the 2nd time we decided to exchange contact. He was a collector before and only restarted recently.

Some of the models in the 1st picture are real rare items, e.g. the Honda CRV and both #40 R33 and R34 Skyline are impossible to see nowadays.

I guess this is just small fraction of this Tomica Collection, and I know he is also a hardcore Hot Wheels hunter. We shall see this Hot Wheels collections in the later post.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

Pictures by En. Rahmat




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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Takara Tomy Drift Light Package - Promotion Video

See the official Drift Light Package promotion video with detailed explanation, It simply drift like the real D1.

I really looking forward to have it in Malaysia, prior to that, I need to get a piece of M.O.V.E CD first.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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GimmeYourStuff: Tomica Disney Series


lastest exchange with Chris Ting Singapore, received Friday 22/08/2008.

In return, I gave Chris below models, I hope he will love it.

Tomica Limited Mini Cooper
#37 Coca-Cola Event Car
#105 Coca-Cola Route Truck

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Takara Tomy Drift Light Package - Continues...

Continue from the earlier post..

The Drift Light Package comes with Standard and Realistic series.


The standard series contains of 4 drifting models released in July this year.
- Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
- Nissan 180SX
- Mazda RX-7 FD3S
- Nissan Skyline GT-R R34


Realistic Series build on Japan famous D1 competition, 2 models will be available this coming September.
- D1 Hayashi AE86 Levin 2006
- D1 Re雨宫 RX-7 FD3S 2006


The RC car is powered by 1 motor to drive the 4 wheels, 2nd motor in the picture is to control the movement and direction on the car. 2 speed gear selection available for you to choose between high speed or powerful mode.

No further information available pertaining to the Drift Light Package. The next thing we want to know is when will it available in Malaysia.

Please see the official site if you want to know more.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Takara Tomy Drift Light Package


I just found out this new product from Takara Tomy, Drift Package Light.

I can't read Japanese, but I guess the "light" word means smaller version of R/C series from their Yokomo range of products.

I wonder whether this will be available in Malaysia, I'm looking forward to have one drifting around at my car pouch.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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Unprofessional Tomica Collector



This picture taken from Jusco Mid Valley Tomica section, as you can see the whole rack is like overturned.

I guess the previous person has searched through the rack thoroughly, but he walked away with the messy left to other collectors or the storekeeper.

By looking at the situation I did not continue my search, but I just can’t understand why there are still selfish people around, feel shame if they are Tomica collectors. Don’t you agree?

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Featured Car: Tomica Speed Racer


Litt Tak caught us a surprise by bring in this Tomica Speed Racer Mach 5.

It have been hesitate for me to buy in from Ebay at US14.00, but Litt Tak got it in together with the Limited Evo X shipment.

The model is taken from Speed Racer Movie, Mach 5 which drove my Speed in the movie. If also plan to have one, please grab it fast from Litt Tak Hobby Shop at RM12.90 each.

Cheers,
YeoCP//


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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

NotAboutToy: iPhone 3G – new vitality in the mobile phone market


GfK consumer survey on the successor to the iPhone
Nuremberg, August 14, 2008 – The Apple iPhone* is the ultimate must-have designer accessory and the “Invention of the year, 2007” according to Time Magazine. Now its new and improved successor, the iPhone 3G, has been met with a great deal of interest after its launch on the market a few weeks ago. A good 80% of those asked in a survey of cell phone users conducted by GfK Marktforschung in Germany and the UK said they had heard of the iPhone. Almost a third of respondents said they were considering buying an iPhone 3G. The hopes of the saturated cell phone market are riding on the new model.

GfK Marktforschung surveyed a total of 1,250 cell phone users on the market launch of the iPhone 3G in Germany and the UK. And the results showed that the iPhone is very well known. The launch of the 3G model on July 11, 2008 caused a stir in Germany and the UK. Over 80% of all cell phone users in both countries have heard of the iPhone.

Faster and cheaper
When it comes down to the details, as anticipated, mobile users are less savvy of the finer points of the iPhone 3G. Yet almost half of all iPhone 3G enthusiasts surveyed knew of the phone’s major improvements, such as the faster data transmission speed via UMTS and the expansion of the built-in memory to 8 GB, which comes as standard. In addition, 34% of Germans were well aware of a fall in the retail price. The previous high price of the handset and tariff charges had proven to be obstacles for the iPhone 3G’s predecessor. According to industry experts, the market success of that model fell somewhat short of the very high expectations in terms of unit sales following the launch in late 2007.

High propensity to buy
It is anticipated that the immense degree of awareness and recognition enjoyed by the iPhone 3G will inject new vitality into the cell phone market. Almost one in three mobile users in Germany and the UK is ultimately considering buying the new model. A fifth of respondents would buy one of the iPhone and tariff packages offered by T-Mobile in Germany and O2 in the UK. The huge demand for the phone has given the company a competitive edge on the cell phone market, which means that it can also prospect for customers from among its competitors. Around 31% of customers in contracts with other network providers in Germany and 25% in the UK are seriously considering purchasing an iPhone and consequently, would then also change their network provider.

Around 80% of those interested in buying a set find monthly running costs of up to EUR 49 or GBP 35 and a price of EUR 169 or GBP 99 for the handset acceptable. As a result, the level at which prices are fixed along the lines of "twice as fast, half the price” seems to correspond markedly better with consumer willingness to pay than was the case for the previous model. T-Mobile can anticipate a positive side effect in Germany: in spite of the lower price, sales per customer will rise by around 13 euros for iPhone users.

Male target group
Just who are the future customers of the iPhone? According to the findings of the GfK survey, it is predominantly men under 40 and customers with fixed contracts who display above average interest in the iPhone 3G. Beyond this, the multi-SIM target group with more than one phone, which mobile service providers are competing for are warming to the new model, particularly in Germany.

To summarize, the outlook for the iPhone 3G is promising shortly after its launch. As long as the unit is available in sufficiently high numbers and there are no other similar phones available from competitors where customers are concerned, the new mobile phone from Apple is a commendable strategy for success on the saturated mobile phone market.

The GfK Group
The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research organization worldwide. Its activities cover the three business sectors of Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. The Group has 115 companies covering over 100 countries. Of a total of 9,297 employees (as of March 31, 2008), 81.1% are based outside Germany.

[source: gfk.com]

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Featured Car: Tomica Disney Motors Mickey and Minnie


It has been long wait for me on these lovely Tomica Disney Motors available in Malaysia.

In this latest 2008 Tomica Disney Series, only 2 models are built specially in scooter, this has made it stand out than the others.

Currently these are selling hot in town, especially Chimchim Mickey Mouse. We are still waiting Litt Tak to restock to its Hobby Shop.

Models Details:
Disney Motors DM-04 Chimchim Mickey Mouse
Disney Motors DM-05 Chimchim Minnie Mouse

Cheers,
YeoCP//



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Monday, August 25, 2008

Poll: What Are You Collecting


This poll ended 22/08/2008, total 101 people participated in the votes. Majaritoy collectors collecting both Hot Wheels and Tomica, only minor collectors are purely collecting Tomica.

Here is the poll results:

Tomica 17%
Hot Wheels 24%
Both 67%

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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GiveItAway: Cham2020


born to rally..

[Sent by Cham2020]

Please leave a comment if you would like to vote for this post. Send in your post to cpyeo@hotmail.com to win the prize.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

GiveItAway: hotwheels


"Ops..I have Xenon!"

[Sent by Hokuan]

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GiveItAway: Benedict Paul








[Sent by Ben.P]

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

GiveItAway: KITT WANNABE


KITT: I am sorry I cannot help you Mike... I am stuck in a box.

[Sent by Hotwheels4Kids]

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Update: New Tomica Released Today


TL0098 Honda Civic TYPE-R
Honda's flagship sports car
Suspension / hood opening and closing

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Featured Car: Tomica Limited Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X


Just got it today fresh from the Litt Tak shipment box, Tomica Limited Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X launched in July 2008.

Despite it is from same casting with the #67 regular series, the limited models has more trims and finishing added to the car.

A very obvious difference is both front and rear lights are painted with details. Front grill has silver trim with embedded intercooler. Not to mention the rubber tyres and side mirror added realistic feeling to the model car.

What else to say, get one for yourself at RM19.90.

Cheers,
YeoCP//



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New Honda Jazz is here

Honda Malaysia has launched the new Honda Jazz. The lastest version comes with 2 engine variance Grade S and Grade V priced at RM104,800 and RM109,800 respectively.

The V grade has larger wheels - 16 inches wrapped with 185/55R16 tyres compared to the S grade’s 175/65R15 tyres on 15 inch wheels. It also has different front and rear bumpers, a side sill garnish, a different grille, an exhaust pipe finisher, retractable door mirrors with turn indicators, leather steering wheel and gear knob, steering wheel audio and cruise control and most importantly the paddle shifts on the steering wheel.

The V grade also has a black interior while the S grade has a black and blue interior. The new L15A i-VTEC engine has been updated, now putting out 120 PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. Only 5-Speed Automatic Transmission is offered as compared to its predecessor CVT option.

[Source: Paultan.org]






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Thursday, August 21, 2008

GiveItAway: Send My AE86 to repair




After few rounds of drifting down hill from Genting, finally my Toyata Trueno AE86 need to overhaul.

This is the best workshop I can find in KL and JB and some people said also in Batam.

[Sent by Toycarsmy]

[This is a sample, you do not need to vote on this, or else the prize will be won by myself. :)]

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Give It Away I: Custom Tooned Enzo Ferrari Keychain


I'm giving this Custom Tooned Enzo Ferrari Keychain away for free. Please read below on how to win.

Competition:
Title: Send in your collection pictures, best pictures win the prize.
Models: Hotwheels, Matchbox and Tomica only
Duration: 21-08-2008 to 20-09-2008

How to Win:
1. Send your pictures with some description on your topic to my email account.
2. This will be posted in my blog for voting by the public readers.
3. Post with most comments will win the prize.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Postage will be bear by me by normal POS registered mail.
2. Only open to Malaysia Collectors. (Will consider International Collectors in the later events.)
3. If posts with same amount of comments, final decision will be made by me.
4. Prize will be posted within 5 working day after the competition is closed.
5. No Limit on how many posts on individual.
6. Resize pictures to 640x480 in Jpeg format, I will not amend or make any changes to pictures.

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Tomica Pack of 3


I found this at Metrojaya lately, and it is quite a rare packing to be seen. The package is available at RM16.90 or RM5.63 each models.

The package looks old, and I think they were transferred from some other places to Metrojaya. Not many good combinations available, and this is the best pack I found.

The packaging is good if Litt Tak decides to offer some promotion on Tomica later. Perhaps the selling price will be cheaper or near RM16.90 for 3 models.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Update: Tomica Limited Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is here!


Finally Tomica Limited Evo X is here in Malaysia. The model will be available at Litt Tak Hobby Shop this coming Friday (22/08/2008).

Total 300 units available in this shipment, only 72 units will be shipped to the Hobby Shop as 1st reveal. The rest of the units will be released to major retailers in 1 to 2 weeks later depend on the arrangement.

Besides this, Tomica Limited Nissan Serena will be published at the same time.

Each Tomica Limited are selling at RM19.90.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

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The other Boxing Day

These items received from Ebay parcels today. My Tomica Limited AE86 is on its way.


Tomica Disney Motors, Ah Beng get it for me from Litt Tak Sg. Wang. RM23.90 each, but the MD-04 Mickey Mouse Motorbike already sold out, last piece already took by Ah Beng. But Litt Tak will restock soon.


Hot Wheels 2006 First Edition blue and black Dodge Viper Coupe, got it from Ebay Malaysia.


Tomica #40 Unisia Jecs Nissan Skyline GTR R33, from Ebay Malaysia.


Tomica #104 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV WRC, from Ebay Malaysia

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Hot Wheels Ferrari Series Promotion in Singapore


The same Hot Wheels Ferrari Series sold in Malaysia are now available in 7-11 Singapore.

Despite the wave arrived slower than Malaysia, the local collectors could complete their collection with entire 24 models. Collector carry case is available as optional purchase to fit all 24 cars in a plastic case.

Each Ferrari are sold at SGD3.90 with any items purchase minimum of SGD5.00. In contra, Malaysia selling price are slightly higher than the neighbour country even during the promotion price at RM10.90.

Cheers,
YeoCP//

Pictures by Chris Ting

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