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Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Release: Tomica Limited - February 2009

TL0104
Hino SEREGA (JR Bus Kanto)



Nissan March Gift Set


Autobacs Service Station


Mister Donut Store


Jomo Gas Station


Post Office

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Review: Hot Wheels Pro Stock Firebird


Under Hot Wheels Racing Series this year have this Firebird made based on the real Pro Stock Racing. If you wonder what is that blue thing on the hood, it is actually the carburetor head to the engine.


Some background on the Pro Stock Racing.

Pro Stock Drag Racing is a class of drag racing featuring 'Factory Hot-Rods'. The class can be known as "all motor," as the cars cannot use artificial induction such as turbocharging, supercharging, or nitrous oxide, and there are very strict rules governing the modifications allowed to the engines, and the types of bodies used.


This makes for some incredibly tight racing; the front runners in the class can reach speeds over 200 mph (320 km/h) in 6.6 seconds (approx). The qualifications rounds are separated by less than a tenth of a second across all competitors. In a particularly tight qualifying roster, the difference from #1 to the final #16 qualifier may be only .05 seconds.



Verdict: Though Pro Stock Racing is kind of unfamiliar to us, but many have actually bought it for its unique design.

I Like: I can feel the speed from its shape, and it has a full metal base.

I Dislike: The red tinted glass, although it try to match the body, but real Pro Stock cars doesn't have it.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

FR-MV-090226

What are interesting today?

Jusco Hot Wheels Batman pack for RM9.00 after 70% discount.


Hot Wheels Ferrari Pack of 5 for RM32.90 at Metrojaya and Robinson.


Matchbox Vintage Pack of 5 at Robinson.


You can skip Carrefour and Coldstorage.

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Jusco MV Hot Wheels Promotion Free Cars


I can't imaging I actually have these in my collections, many collectors will just pass these, and this end up everywhere, every corners in the markets.

However these are given FOC during the Jusco Members' day buy 2 free 1 promotion, and the are only "cars" other than dragtors and helicopters.


Before I send it to my son for "stress test", I give them a 2nd chance for upgrade option. What I did were added some simple HWCM logos stickers and detailing on it. And the No.2 is my registered member number in the cummunity.

I would say the Qumbee turned up better and the 1933 Ford is acceptable after the upgrade package.


Without opened it, I will not realised the framing tampos on Qombee are nice and the Ford has the metallic paint. Maybe what people say is correct, "there are no lousy assortments but just not your cup of tea".

I need to learn how to appreciate each models because they are design for reasons. After this, I decided to keep for myself, sorry son will look something else for you. ☺YeoCP//

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

FR: Carrefour MV 09-02-25



Carrefour just did a mirror restock on Hot Wheels Basic and Colour Shifters Assortments. Not many found, it probably just 1 box each.

I still leave many behind, have a look then. ☺YeoCP//

P/S: It doesn't seen anyone have touch the stocks yet, it might have insider took the green card. Just my wild guess :)

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Review: Tomica #17 Nissan Cube


Haven't been review Tomica for long, I do this for those did not notice the Cube is here. I know there are many Cube fans in Malaysia. I bought this something ago when it just arrived at Litt Tak Hobby Shop. (I think quite a while back)


The little car was released by Tomica last year December 20th. It is a brand new casting under 2008 1st release. Still remember it were some leak pictures in the Tomica Flickr group with many colour variant. (Believed is for colour testing)


I would say this is quite a cute little car in its design, although it is small in size, but it actually solid when you hold it in hand. The front is quite plain, but you can see the Nissan logo clearly.


The attraction of the car is actually at the back. The where the unique signature of the Cube design, continues curve window to the side. Hah, of course the "cube" emblem at the bottom.


Verdict: I'm not a of Nissan but I can't deny it is cute! Custom it to pink will be sweet :)
I Like: Adorable shape and design, solid and heavy.
I Dislike: Lag of details, no feature other than suspension, lastly colour - cute car should come in lovely colour.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FR: Jusco-MV-090224


Hot Wheels basic 2008 assortments for RM3.90 buy 2 free 1 in Jusco Day Mid Valley.

There are many good models in the assortments, you will able to pick some from those you passed last time.

The catch for the promotion is the free cars, you have to select from the counter with very very very lousy assortments, I bet you hardly pick one.

Anyway still cheap after all for RM2.60 each car. Have a look there, promotion end tomorrow. ☺YeoCP//

PS: The one in the picture is our HWCM member??

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

DIY: Try this


There is something fun introduced by our toys collector Cham2020, paper craft model.

I have it printed out and ready to fit it in office during my free time. I going to try it in different size to see which end up better. Due to it printed on normal A4 paper, it will be nice in smaller scale.

I will suggest you to try on your limit how small you can produce. Example make it in 3" which same scale to our 1/64 toy cars, I can imaging how cute is it.

Please let us know when you made it, and share with us your experience. Thanks Cham for the sharing.


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Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Release: Tomica Regular - February 2009

No.59
Sakai Heavy Industries, Ltd. tandem vibratory roller SW502-1


Feature: Moving Wheels

No.106
Nissan Fair Lady Z patrol car

Features: Suspension / Opening doors, left and right

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Friday, February 20, 2009

FR: Jusco-MV-090220


Impact to your wallet: Hot Wheels going for cheap sales at RM3.90, hard to believe.

Models: Mostly 2nd to 3 choices assortments : (

Conclusion: Bought some for my son to trash, although it's 2nd choices, still managed to found some are good.

P/S: Please notice there is a DC challenge found accidentally ; )

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

DIY: Simple Enhancement with Nail Polish


This idea strike my head when I saw my daughter playing with the nail polish. It works for our nail should also works for our toy cars. Why not do some experiment to find out the answer.

Bought some nail polish from ladies department store and CD markers. The colours I bought are silver and golden-ish brown, markers looked for the one with red and orange colours.

After few rounds of painting, and patient waiting, here is the outcome. A enhanced version Civic Si with coloured head lights and carbon bonnet and spoiler.

Do you love it too? Should try yourself, it's simple. ☺YeoCP//

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

DIY: Blister Pack Removal


I'm trying out the new method the remove the Hot Wheels blister cover using nail polish removal, although the recommended method in the forum is using acetone.


Few dips of the nail polish removal liquid at the back of the card to let it absorb into the paper. The liquid not as strong as alcohol and it took awhile to dry.


The end result, failed, despite it removed a little. As conclusion, this is not the right method to do it. Will try again with acetone or alcohol from the DIY shop.

Will report again once I done it. ☺YeoCP//

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Review: Matchbox Austin Mini Van


There are a lot more nice models in 2009 line-up, and the Minis made it in the 1st batch in the new wave with the new packaging.


The Mini Van is one of the hit items besides the Civic Type R, the classic is my all time favorite.


Surprise me the Mini doesn't fit with the normal standard wheels but the disc wheels. This is not the usual type we see on the most Matchbox.


Don't fooled by the "Benz" word, it is not Mercedes but dummy tampo for Electrical Specialist.

Verdict: Mini, all time favorite collectible model.
I Like: It is my favorite.
I Dislike: Missing detail for back lights (can add myself), and the meaningless Benz tampo.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Field Report: 15th February 2009


While many out to celebrating Valentine Day, some actually scored some nice Hot Wheels and Matchbox in new cards.

Jusco in Klang Valley have restocked on Hot Wheels and Matchbox, Hot Wheels in mixture of old and new cards assortment.

There is no T-Hunt in the mixed assortment, but T-Hunt Bad Bagger was found in the 09 cartons. For Matchbox, models you may interested are, Austin Mini 4x4, Civic Type R, VW Golf V GTi and Dodge Charger Police Car.

We have been waiting this for long, so, let's the Toy Cars hunting begun again.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Toycarsmy selected as Best Toy Blogs by G4TV

G4TV, a site with latest news on video games, phones, trailers, technologies, and cheats has found Toycarsmy.com as one of the "Best Toys Blog" on their blogwatch dated on 6th Feb 2009.

How I know this is from our HWCM member, HWCustomizer who joined HWCM after the video. HWCustomizer, a US Hot Wheels collector specialize in customizing Hot Wheels joined the Malaysia community after found the link from the main blog.

The video splits into 2 portions, 1st is the action figures and Toy Cars is on later portion. The video did mentioned few elements of the blog, for instance featured car, custom or DIY and field report.

Further reading can refer to G4 Blogwatch Best Toy Blogs, or enjoy the 3 minute video clip from YouTube or G4TV.com. ☺YeoCP//

YouTube.com


G4TV.com

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Check this out


I almost drown by these few days work. Sorry guys to "away" for awhile.

Here is a new blogger who just started blogging last month but he collection already for long.

See his work for the diorama and the collectors he has, it is pretty amazing on the quantity and quality of the models he collected. Despite, I have no details on this background, hope he will introduce himself and join us in the HWCM discussion board.

Enough wording from me, checkout his blog @ The Toyhunter's Gazette. ☺YeoCP//

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Field Report: 11st February 2009

Sorry guys, real busy lately, this is a delayed field report suppose to out yesterday.

I spotted Isetan in KL area having quite a good deal for Maisto range of products at 20% discount during Valentine season.

Example, the 1/24 Ferrari Assembly Line is selling at RM47.90 from RM59.90. Many models like Enzo, F430 and F50 are available in both yellow and red colour. The rest of the 1:18 diecast are at flat rate of 20% discount too.

Realdrive Nano highly detailed 1/43 Ferrari remote control cars are also sold at RM79.90. This is good buy because same items are selling at TRU for RM109.90. You need to see yourself to appreciate it. ☺YeoCP//



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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My 1st Custom


The Tomica X-Trail was my very 1st custom where give me ideas on my later customization works.

I have tried all the new tricks before the end results on the actual customs. It suffered many rounds of do and undo, but luck it still in one piece.


The custom was appeared once last year, but I have added my autograph for it uniqueness.

The reason I use "was" is because it longer with me, I have passed to Elgee who also recognized as Custom King among us.


PS: In return, Elgee gave me his Kustom Ridez 2006 Honda Civic, 2005 Mustang GT, Volkswagen Golf GTi and Audi R8. Pictures can be found in his blog.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

My Old Old Toys, Part 2

More pictures continue from the earlier post.

Hot Wheels 1:18 F1 Ferrari
Michael Schumacher, left to right, F1-2000, F399 and F300


Michael Schumacher, F2001


MicroMachine
Miniatures produced in the 90s



Tamiya Plastic Assembly Models
Assembled by myself and my younger brother between 1993 to 1997. The Nissan race car was only completed by him only last year.


After 10 years, the paint has faded and turned yellowish.

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