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Sunday, November 30, 2008

GIAIII: Vintage Hot Wheels Collection

The Collection

Traffic Jam

Fire Engine

Service Center

Entry Submitted by Julian

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GIAIII: Hot Wheels Transformers


Entry Submitted by Nicholas

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

GIAIII: Gugu




Entry Submitted by DC Hunter

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Updated: Tomica Hunters, where to go today?

Update 7:13PM

Here is the latest field report from my friend just back from the shop.
TL0034
TL0037
TL0077
TL0078
TL0080
TL0083
TL0084
TL0085
TL0087
TL0090
TL0096

#37 Coca-Cola Event Car, 6 left.
TL0075 Gone!!

Litt Tak Sg. Wang has massive restocked on the old Tomica regular and Limited models.

I do not have full list in hand, but few notable models been told are:

#4 Honda VFR Police Bike
#43 Mini Cooper
#37 Coca-Cola Event Car
#61 Yellow Swift
TL0034 2800SGL
TL0075 Toyota Land Cruiser
TL0077 Fire Engine
TL0080 Datsun Truck

You can check catalog below if you not sure how they look like, all these are from warehouse, some in very small quantity only.

Tomica Regular Series Catalog
Tomica Limited Series Catalog

Good luck guys! ☺YeoCP//

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GIAIII: Hummer Off Road Drive


Entry Submitted by Michael Chan

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Featured Car: Shell James Bond Aston Martin DBS


My Aston Martin DBS purchased last week 1 day after the model was released. But, did you notice what's wrong with this picture above?


I would say this DBS is the best model Shell James Bond model to collect. The rest of 4 are some how quite disappointing to me. (Just my personal preference)

Even with that, not much details to expect from the model, and the worst one is the wheels. It doesn't looked any suitable to the casting. But, the only thing I like about this DBS is the number plate, which is the exact one used in the movie.


In the "Quantum of Solace", Daniel Craig was drove this 510-horsepower Aston Martin DBS as his latest ride. And the cars already broke into pieces in the beginning of the movie.

For car freaks, I have include the real specification for your perusal.

Aston Martin DBS Specification

Body
Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 seating
Bonded aluminium VH structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon fibre composite body
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
LED rear lamps and side repeaters

Engine
All alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5935cc V12
Compression ratio 10.9:1
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Transmission
Rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox
Rear mid-mounted 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
Limited-slip differential
Final drive ratio - manual: 3.71:1
Final drive ratio - automatic 3.46:1

Steering
Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock to lock
Column tilt and reach adjustment

Wheels and Tyres
Front: 8.5’’ x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 245/35
Rear: 11’’ x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 295/30

Suspension
Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Track mode
Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Brakes
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Traction Control
Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Featured Car: Ferrari Racer FXX


I would like to add a little more details on this Ferrari Racer FXX model 6/24.

Although I already have all 3 colours (Yellow, Black and Red) of FXX released in 2008 First Edition, it can't stop me to have this FXX in Ferrari Racer series.


All rounded It is built more carefully compared to the FE (First Edition), from colour, tempo to wheels are thoroughly selected.


Front and back is filled with details, lights, exhausts and logos can be clear seen. Not to forget, both front, back engine cover and fuel cap are nicely done too.


You may think it just use back the Red FXX FE with added details, you are absolutely wrong. The tempo looked similar but is definately in different quality. I unable to show you the differences, but, hardcore collectors like you should able to tell by having them side by side.


For FE FXX, I'm sure It does not have this side No. 5 stickers and Ferrari logo. The double star wheels just same with the FE but the red rings and rod tell it actually more expensive.


So what next? I still waiting for the FXX model on 14/24. I have no clue how it looks like, since red colour has out, it should likely in black colour version. We shall see it soon, perhaps, keep your fingers cross. ☺YeoCP//

Details
- Model: Ferrari Racer FXX 6/24
- Price: RM12.90
- P/N: N8092-0519

I like:
- FXX, and it is Ferrari red

I dislike:
- None, but would Mattel consider rubber version?

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Announcement: Free Limited edition of Mini Tomica Giveaway (Revised)


Litt Tak is giving away Limited edition of Mini Tomica with any purchase of Tomica diecast car in Litt Tak Hobby Shop at Sg. Wang Plaza. This program will be started from 1st December 2008 to 31st January 2009.

Total 10 models of the Capsule Mini Tomica are scheduled to giveaway in 2 months time. This means 5 models in December and the other 5 in January.

Each Mini Tomica will be given away with each unit of Tomica you purchased, in other word, you just need 10 Tomica to complete the collection.

The Mini Tomica giveaway promotion is while stocks last.

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Chris Ting Tomica Fire Station

My colleague Chris Ting shares this latest work on this collection. I find is interesting and worth put up here for you. Below was what he wrote to me.


As mentioned earlier, I have now built my Tomica Fire Station. Material cost my around SGD4.75. Two A3 size card boards, 1 black and 1 red at $1.60 each. Some pins ($1.55 per box) to hold the cut-out card boards together.

With two sheets of the A3 card boards, it should allows us to build around two or three houses.


Well, even though it does not looks as good as those from Tomica, the fun part is I get to design the station myself and I enjoy the process of building it.


Pictures and story by Chris Ting

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Best Hot Wheels 3 Packaging


Finally I have waited for this pack of 3 to go down at RM12.90. I got this yesterday at Carrefour with the new price, which before discount was at RM24.90.


RM24.90 or RM8.30 is way too expensive for 3 cars. I saw this pack for so long just can't buy it due to its price.

It is been my day to have it at the half price finally, I would say this is the best combination ever in this release. Other great packing content black Civic Si and Black Ferrari FXX. ☺YeoCP//

69 Camero


Tooned Enzo Ferrari


2008 Lancer Evo X

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Monday, November 24, 2008

New Hot Wheels 3 spotted !!!


This is the latest Hot Wheels 3 I purchased, RM24.90 without any discount. Despite the high price, I found it still worth the value.

The package content White Civic Type R (2009 line-up), Red Evo X (New variant with different Wheels) and Blue Fit (2009 line-up).


The back of the packaging is labeled with Chinese Traditional description, this shipment should be arranged for exporting to overseas, maybe to Taiwan or Hong Kong (China is in Simplified Chinese).

See below for closer shoots. ☺YeoCP//

Honda Civic Type R

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Honda Fit 2008
If you did not read this fine line, do you already knew this is a joke for your Monday blues?

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tomica New Models Preview


More pictures on the upcoming Tomica models has unveiled in the Internet, and this Nissan GT-R is the most anticipated model for regular line-up.


We have seen the GT-R in Limited series, but from these pictures, the regular model almost near Limited quality.

Except the wheels did not came with rubber tyres, both front and back has the glass lights and painted.

From pictures, this regular GT-R is absolutely fantastic, but for many of us still need to wait until actual launching on 17th Jan 2009.

As usual, my details review will be made available one month from the date, this is where Malaysia distributor received their goods.


The other new model for December this year, New Nissan Cube. Not like the usual practice, Takaratomy only unveiled the model picture one month before the launch date.


However, before the announcement, few pictures already circulated in the net, but the picture below is the most completed line-up I ever seen. Other than the colour above, there are many more colour in the selection.


Thanks to the Tomica Fan Club member Sagataro who shared these pictures with us. More pictures are available in the Club if you interested to know more.

Some photos are available for member only, but signing-up process is simple and free.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Update: New Tomica Released Today


TL0101 Nissan Skyline car escort
Right and left door opening and closing / Suspension


5 Variant Colour Nissan GTR collection
The Tomica Limited TL0100 as the 6th model to complete the collection.


Box Set: World's Shark Collection
4 Variant Colour of the Isuzu Giga carrier with Shark

YeoCP//

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Friday, November 21, 2008

New Ferrari Racer is here


The new Hot Wheels Ferrari Racer series has shipped widely in Malaysia retailer stores.

I just got this yesterday late evening on my way back from Toy R Us. The cars simply to striking for my attention, quickly grab it before it is too late. Each one sold at RM12.90, only took 3 for this round, 430 Scuderia, Enzo Ferrari and FXX.

Similar for every Ferrari Series, 24 cars in the collection. What I can see now is only the first few model available in the market. We still need to wait for a while for Mattel to release the full collection.


Here is the complete list out for the series,

1. 430 Scuderia
2. 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
3. F355 Challenge
4. Enzo Ferrari
5. F333 SP
6. FXX
7. 365 GTS4
8. 575 GTC
9. 250 LM
10. 330 P4
11. 250 Testa Rossa
12. GTP
13. 612 Scaglietti
14. FXX
15. Dino 246 GT
16. F333 SP
17. 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
18. F40
19. 599 GTB Fiorano
20.365 GTB4
21. 550 Maranello
22. GTO
23. 430 Scuderia
24. F430 Spider.


My favorite pick for my 1st three models is this FXX, very detailed and sex indeed.


Both front and back are painted nicely, bravo Hot Wheels. ☺YeoCP//

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hidden Number, what does it means?

You often see this stamp numbers at the back of the box, have you wonder what does it means?

See pictures below, the last 2 digit is the manufacturing year, and the 1st few should be the batch number (can someone confirm this?). Not to forget, the ST number in the box is the release year of the model.

Example 1, ST 04 and J2907, this means model release in year 2004 and reproduced in 2007.


Example 2, ST 08 and H0108, the answer is straight forward, released 2008, produced in 2008.


Does it benefit you by knowing how to interpret these numbers? The benefits could be vary from people to people, maybe you can tell whether the model you purchased is 1st release or reproduction.

To me, it helps me to decide based on the condition of the model and box. An example, If you see 2 of the same model with ST06 H0106 and ST06 J2108 with same condition, which one would you buy?

I properly will choose the 1st one due to its original 1st production of the model. With the later drop quality in the reproduction H2 and Pikachu, this has strengthen my believe in the original 1st release. ☺YeoCP//

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