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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Field Report for Dry Season


Finally the refreshment is here! and it wraps for the weeks. Tomorrow is Holiday, I'm going to have a good resh.

Carrefour Mid Valley got a restock, it was the mixture of new and old assortments in the wave. From the observation, the models on the pegs not complete comparing to the one reported by PY (see last Saturday post).

I believe the stocks keeper still have some extra, for such big hypermarket they should have more in the storeroom. I advice you revisit the store tomorrow if you drop by for the windows shopping.

Before I left, I saw someone talking to the store keeper, perhap he did not open to see the rest.

Good luck to us. YeoCP

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The Untraceable Variation, Buick Grand National Revealers


From the earlier post, I have made the BGN (Buick Grand National) out of the blister.

The Revealers is extraordinary with the wheels variance, which not usually see in the team segment. (You can check)

Let's talk on the BGN, the engine revealing feature is cool. Without the hood, the modded chrome V6 3.8L engine can be clearly seen. While you just need a little harder to remove the cover. It is click on!

Vin Diesel going to drive one in the latest Fast and Furious movie, if you have the BGN black colour First Edition, it looked just the same. Unfortunately, I do not have. :( YeoCP//





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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Custom Volkswagen Beetle, Lovely!


A quick DIY on the VW Beetle from the currently wave, just added some lovely pictures from the Nail Decor stickers, the result looks like from decal paper.

The Nail Decor is the one use for ladies nail decoration, I find it very easy to apply and it is very cost effective (Less than RM2.00).

The steps to apply is simple,
1. Cut the shape out and remove the clear sheet.
2. Place the design face down on the surface and press firmly.
3. Wet the back with water and wait for 30 seconds.
4. Slide the back paper and let the design dry.

Still looking for nicer pictures for my upcoming DIY, as this is for nail decoration, don't expect to get racer stickers like HKS, Sparco and stuff.

Something you can try is the Tattoo stickers, it is from the same material, you should have more variety design to choose from. Have fun!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Review: Hot Wheels Ferriari 430 Spider


The 430 Spider reveal again in 2009 Dream Garage, originally from 2006 First Edition.

This year, the 430 purely in black and white, no any other colours on it. Even though still sexy. YeoCP//

I Like:
Clean combination, black and pearl white, nice!

I Dislike:
Nope, nothing!!

Verdict:
The first unveil in pack of 3, still waiting for its single blister pack.

Ferrari 430 Spider
153 2009 Dream Garage Series #7 White / Ferrari Logo on Hood, Black reverse tampo created 2 main racing stripes Black Plastic Clear Black Chrome-Rimmed, Black OH5 P2473 Malaysia



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Monday, April 27, 2009

Tomica Marked Down

(Picture Officially from Litt Tak)

Litt Tak readjusted price to their 5 models from Tomica regular series to RM9.90 from RM12.90 started from April fool day.

The notice already on most of the department stores, repost here in case some did not noticed.

Models on new price are,
#17 Toyota Celsior
#20 Daihatsu Move Custom
#28 Honda Elysion
#33 Toyota Vitz
#40 Mitsuoka Viewt

My View
I have lost touch with Tomica for a while, can't really tell which is the newer models from the list. In fact most of the collectors do feel the same.

If just selection from the outlook, I will pick the 2 in green colours. In fact I already bought it.

This doesn't seen as the promotion for short period of time, as from the observation, Sale for the Japanise brand has been affected on the later market movement.

This can easily tell from the statistic from the discussion boards, post on the Tomica board is less than 1/10 of the Hot Wheels speed, diecast collectors are now more into Hot Wheels collection.

Bottom Line
No doubt Tomica produced good diecast, if Litt Tak seriously like to regain the market, they should consider readjust back to last year price , RM7.90, better still RM7.50. This will blur out the line with Hot Wheels on RM6.50, gain back from volume in the long run, rather than death stocks in hand.

RM12.90 isn't a affortable price to most people see it as a toy, what about the limited on RM29.90.

Last word, above just my opinion, you may not agree with me. Big Passion for Small Cars.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

FR: Wrap of the week 17


Finally we saw multiple of Custom '53 Chevy by HWCM members, especially Pydrumerboy from his Tesco routine checks.

Market is very dry, perhaps, this is a good sign for end of the Blue Bird Wave, and bye bye to 2008 cards. Just a few days to May, we still see 08 cards on most of the pegs. Exapmle, TRU, I have not seen any new cards for the pass 5 months.

Still remember New Cold Storage outlet open in PJ last weeks, stocks almost finish on the opening day, Datsun Blue Birds and VW Beetles are gone in 1st day. I was there after work, left only the 2nd choices on the racks.

Few notable models for the new wave,
Dream Garage 2006 Dodge Viper
Dream Garage Lamborghini Murciélago
Dream Garage Ferrari F430 Spider
Hot Wheels Star Go Kart
T-Hunt Custom '53 Chevy


All these are my wanted list, not sure about yours, but do get your pocket ready.


Pictures courtesy of Pydrumerboy, hopefully new wave is on my way.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hot Wheels Fire Rods: Civic Si


No joke, there are so many series we do not have in the Boleh-land.

The white Civic is under the Fire Rods series, again, look for Ebay if you wanted it hard enough. YeoCP//


Full Fire Rods Castings
'59 Chevy® Bel Air™ [N9021]
'67 Charger [N9019]
'68 El Camino™ [N9023]
'69 Mustang [N9027]
'69 Pontiac® GTO® [N9042]
'80s Corvette® [N9030]
'83 Silverado™ [N9034]
Anglia Panel Truck [N9028]
Camaro Z28® [N9038]
Combat Medic [N9035]
Double Demon® [N9025]
Enforcer® [N9036]
Ford Shelby® GR-1 Concept [N9032]
Ford Thunderbolt [N9033]
Honda Civic® Si™ [N9022]
Humvee® [N9039]
Pontiac® Firebird® [N9040]
Jaded® [N9029]
La Troca® [N9043]
Limozeen® [N9037]
Olds® 442™ [N9026]
Phaeton [N9031]
Propper Chopper® [N9041]
Rescue Ranger [N9044]
Rodger Dodger® [N9020]
Willys Coupe [N9024]

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yellow Evolution Colour Shifters


The 2nd Colour of Colour Shifter Lancer Evolution has out. This round with fluorescent yellow turn red colour.

I terms of detailing, the 2nd colour lose out for the side design from the 1st one. But the back is compensated with extra as the overall package.

Although the colour looks funny or rather not realistic, but many diehard Evo fans out there will never skip this model.

Would you buy anyway?





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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hot Wheels Military Rods: Civic Si


The Civic Si under the 2009 Military Rods Series, gorgeous, but don't think will available locally.


26 models under the series, see the full casting below.

Military Rods Castings
'59 Chevy® Bel Air™ [N9811]
'67 Charger [N9809]
'68 El Camino™ [N9813]
'69 Mustang [N9817]
'69 Pontiac® GTO® [N9806]
'80s Corvette® [N9820]
'83 Silverado™ [N9824]
Anglia Panel Truck [N9818]
Camaro Z28® [N9802]
Combat Medic [N9825]
Double Demon® [N9815]
Enforcer® [N9800]
Ford Shelby® GR-1 Concept [N9822]
Ford Thunderbolt [N9823]
Honda Civic® Si™ [N9812]
Humvee® [N9804]
Pontiac® Firebird® [N9803]
Jaded® [N9819]
La Troca® [N9807]
Limozeen® [N9801]
Olds® 442™ [N9816]
Phaeton [N9821]
Propper Chopper® [N9805]
Rescue Ranger [N9808]
Rodger Dodger® [N9810]
Willys Coupe [N9814]

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Hot Wheels Color Shifters Dash Code

If you chasing after Color Shifters to complete the full set, the wave dash code will be very informative to you.

Hot Wheels Color Shifters 12 Cars Case

HWN4420-A, December 2008
Humvee (2)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (2)
High Voltage(2)
57 Chevy (2)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (2)
Invader (2)

HWN4420-B, January 2009
RD-03 (2)
Mega-Duty (2)
Ford Mustang GT (2)
67 Camaro (2)
Humvee (2)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (2)

HWN4420-C, February 2009
RD-03 (1)
Mega-Duty (1)
Ford Mustang GT (1)
67 Camaro (1)
Humvee (B) (1)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (B) (1)
77 Dodge Van (1)
Dodge Viper (1)
Mega-Duty (B) (1)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (B) (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)
57 Chevy (B) (1)

HWN4420-D, March 2009
Humvee (1)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (2)
High Voltage (1)
57 Chevy (1)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (1)
Invader (1)
77 Dodge Van (1)
Dodge Viper (1)
Mega-Duty (B) (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)

HWN4420-E, April 2009
77 Dodge Van (1)
Dodge Viper (1)
Mega-Duty (B) (1)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (B) (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)
57 Chevy (B) (1)
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (1)
Off Track (1)
Nitro Doorslammer (1)
24/Seven (1)
Cadillac Escalade (1)
Audacious (1)

HWN4420-F, May 2009
57 Chevy (1)
Mega- Duty (1)
Ford Mustang GT (1)
67 Camaro (1)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (1)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (1)
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (1)
Off Track (1)
Nitro Doorslammer (1)
24/Seven (1)
Cadillac Escalade (1)
Audacious (1)

HWN4420-G, June 2009
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (1)
Off Track (1)
Nitro Doorslammer (1)
24 / Seven (1)
Cadillac Escalade (1)
Audacious (1)
Audacious (1)
67 Camaro (1)
Custom Dodge Van (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)
Shelby 427 S/C (1)
High Voltage (1)

HWN4420-H, July 2009
High Voltage (1)
Invader (1)
57 Chevy (1)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (1)
Rd-03 (1)
Humvee (1)
Dodge Viper (1)
Audacious (1)
67 Camaro (1)
Custom Dodge Van (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (1)

HWN4420-J, August 2009
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (1)
Ford Mustang GT (1)
Rd-03 (1)
67 Camaro (1)
Humvee (1)
Dodge Viper (1)
57 Chevy (1)
Off Track (1)
Nitro Doorslammer (1)
24 / Seven (1)
Rescue Ranger (1)
High Voltage (1)

HWN4420-K, September 2009
Nitro Doorslammer (1)
24 / Seven (1)
Unobtainium 1 (2)
T-Bird Stocker (2)
RD-06 (2)
Off Track (2)
69 Camaro (1)
Custom Dodge Van (1)

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Review: Hot Wheels Color Shifters, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution


The Evo X immediate became the most wanted model when it released in Color Shifters series. Moreover, each carton of colour shifters shipment contained only one of it at the present wave packaging.

We seem missed the 1st wave of the colour shifters, which contained the 1st colour of the Evo X - red. Don't worry the upcoming wave will have it included, just that, it is in the plain red without any tampo. Don't feel disappointing when you see that.


How Color Shifting works?
The shifter change to 2nd colour when the temperature climate changed to cold, return to its original colour when turned warm. YeoCP//

I Like:
Change colour, cool feature. Can use it as temperature meter, ha!

I Dislike:
It never returned to 1st colour in my office under the air conditioned, the Evo always in black colour, tampos went hidden :(

Verdict:
The 2nd variation Evo with Tampo looked so nice, will see red variance suit my taste later when it returned.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Review: The Vintage Casting, Splittin' Image


Second colour of the 2008 Hot Wheels Star Splittin' Image. The green colour variance has the better appearance, furthermore with the latest 09 packaging.

Read the earlier post if you missed the 1st colour story. YeoCP//

I like:
Real Classic casting, 1st debut in 1969 before I was born.

I Dislike:
Can't really comment on the down side, it was technology 40 years ago.

Verdict:
Investment value 2/5, although it's vintage casting, the reproductions did not give a good value.



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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hot Wheels Larry's Garage


Larry Wood has been with Mattel Hot Wheels since 1969, and since 1995, Larry has always dreamed of coming up with a line of his own. Until now, Larry is very proud to introduce to the public his hand selected 20 of his very own designed Hot Wheels.

Larry's Garage, a list of Larry's favorites selection released in Late 2008 for 2009 with his signature on the base of each models. It’s a great way to celebrate Larry’s 40th year with the brand.

It's now being recognised as the Signature Series, and becoming very limited to find.


List of Larry's Garage:
’32 Ford Sedan Delivery (SKU# N9052)
’33 Ford Roadster (SKU# N9062)
’56 Chevy® (SKU# N9046)
’57 Chevy® Bel Air™ (SKU# N9053)
’63 Corvette® (SKU# N9051)
’67 Pontiac® GTO® (SKU# N9050)
’68 Mercury Cougar (SKU# N9057)
’69 Camaro® Coupe (SKU# N9061)
’69 Ford Mustang (SKU# N9045)
’70 Mercury Cyclone (re-tooled from ’70 Montego) (SKU# N9064)
3-Window ’34 Ford (SKU# N9055)
Bone Shaker® (SKU# N9063)
Classic Packard (SKU# N9048)
Dairy Delivery® (SKU# N9056)
Metrorail™ Nash Metropolitan (SKU# N9047)
Purple Passion® (SKU# N9054)
Shift Kicker® (SKU# N9060)
So Fine® (SKU# N9059)
T-Bucket (SKU# N9049)
Wild Thing™ (SKU# N9058)

Bottom Line
Sorry not available in Malaysia, or est. RM34.90 if here, would you consider?





















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