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Monday, December 21, 2009

A bunch of 1/18 Ferraris

I want to make it clear, I don't have any of these anymore.

I wish I did, but I sold them a long time ago.

I am posting them here for two reasons:

1. These models look too good to waste.

2. I can get some consolation in the fact that there will be some readers who will be feeling as bad as I am because they don't have it too heh heh.

Seriously, as they say, it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I'm not sure if I agree 100% about the love thingie but I can say that when it comes to models, it is of some consolation to have been able to own them for a brief time.

This is why I take as many good pictures as possible, of my cars. Seeing them in great detail, even in a photo, is a passable substitute for owning them.

So enjoy !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some Really Cool Diecast Wallpaper

As a collector of diecast, I also collect all forms of related media from magazines to wallpaper. The only problem now is finding the space to put all these really cool and awesome wallpapers.

Enjoy this collection !

Saturday, November 28, 2009

REAL TOYS: Another Sleeper Which Slipped Through My Fingers

Take a long hard look at these toys and read on

Two versions of the Ford Focus

A couple of Humvees

A Kennedy Jeep, Lamborghini Countach and Schoolbus

A New Mini Cooper and A Lancer Evo

An old Mini Cooper and An old VW Beetle, circa 1960s

60s Beetle and a Bus from about the same era

Nice toys right?

Still see them around?

Probably not since these were the first Real Toys to be sold in recent times. I think this was around 2005 or 2006.

Now, one thing that can be said about the Toywizard is that he is an excellent judge of value.

In his eternal wisdom, he allowed all these toys, which were previously in his magical toy chest, to be sold and did not bother to keep one for himself!

Now these Real Toys cannot be seen on the market anymore and upon seeing these photos, the Toywizard says that was a real smart move genius.

Seriously that was an epic smart move. I even recalled telling myself how nice the castings were. These were not cheap spin offs as they were pretty heavy, had good details and had excellent finishes.

So if you see the older casting Real Toys such as this on the market, check them out. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how good they are.

My only consolation is I regained my sanity in time to at least keep these which I still have, which are not for sale.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Maisto - Underappreciated and Undervalued

I've always been a fan of the 1/18 scale Maistos even though they don't get the respect that other manufacturers get.

Well that's good news for me the collector because I can get Maistos for prices way below Autoart and Kyosho prices.

Here are 2 examples of why I like Maistos



Friday, June 19, 2009

Lots of Nissan Skylines! Second Set of photos

Here is another set of Skyline photos.

Was watching also the Best Motoring Video June 2009 , it was a tuned car battle where a tuned R35 dominated a field with tuned versions of the Ferrari F430, Corvette Z06 and a Lotus Exige. It was awesome.

Since we cant get those thrills here, lets go on and ogle some more items from my current Skyline garage.

Here we have a pair of Nissan Skyline R34 's. One variant is of the wide wheel variety and comes from the 30th Anniversary Super Police Set while the other of the thin wheel or "butones" in the vernacular, is from the 30th Anniversary Cars and Case Set.

This red beauty is from the Nissan Skyline 30th Anniversary Set.

Last for now and most certainly not the least, we have 2 R34's from the regular line.

One is the street version, the #20 and the #44 is the JGTC Version. Both very well executed and very desirable. Pretty rare nowadays too.

So there you have it. It not everything but lets save those for another day.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An undervalued Tomica Limited Celica

I keep passing this model on my way into my home office but I never really stopped to give it a once over again.

I know I've ogled this model in other times but I guess a more hectic work schedule prevents me from opening up the box to appreciate it again.

This is the Tomica Limited Dandy series which is a Tomica Limited in a larger, 1:43 scale.

The model is a Toyota Celica Supra XX 2800 GT. I'm not sure is this is the last model before the Celica and Supra parted ways and became separate models but if not then its probably the second to the last.

The real model is quite collectible now and I saw 2 examples recently which were in need of TLC.

Anyway enjoy this Celica Supra, its one overlooked model in the Tomica Limited Dandy lineup that I am sure will be a sought after model in the near future.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Some old friends revisited

While doing some housekeeping on my PC's I came across some photos of models that I had before. What follows are all in 1:18 scale and are actually eligible to appear in toys I wish I kept.

However if I don't exercise restraint in my choices, most of the toys I have sold will fall under this category. After all my basis is truly " if you like it, buy it".

All photography here is by the toywizard who is also digitalfoto on answers.yahoo.com.