svpnplc2 I have two sets from the Shell V-Power Nitro+ LEGO Collection promoted from October 28, 2012 to November 30, 2012 (a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and a set of LEGO Minifigures) and one set from the newer collection promoted from October 30, 2014 to January 15, 2015 (a Shell Station). I like the fact that LEGO includes extra parts with their sets.

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This morning I dreamt that I was in a mall. I went to the toy section while my wife and daughter went elsewhere. There were a lot of really nice scale models: a black 1957 Chevrolet version of a Batmobile, a matte olive A-Team van, and so on. There were so many that I had to look for a store basket to carry them all. It was a nice dream.
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I recently learned about World Order from the YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014 video. (The picture above is a slightly modified version of a picture taken from this website. It seems to be part of the cover art of their “2012” album.) From their website:

World Order — a group creating an unique genre of performing arts through its original musical and physical expression

Their Wikipedia page currently doesn’t say much. Visit their YouTube page to see their videos.


stgkif I’m selling a Star Trek #24009 which the inner front cover states was printed in the Philippines. It also states that it was “co-published by South Pacific Publications Limited Hong Kong, Philippines and Rosnock Publications, Australia.”

Its front cover differs from that of the Australian version possibly published in 1972 and from the original Gold Key issue published in 1968. (Click on the pictures for more detail.)
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lotusesp I don’t usually buy sports cars but when I saw this 2015 series Lotus Esprit S1, I felt I had to get it. I had long admired the simple elegance of the Lotus Esprit‘s design. I wouldn’t mind actually owning one and driving it around. It was only later that I read the text on the card mentioning that it is the 1977 car from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (where it changes into a submarine). There is a 2014 series Retro Entertainment (assortment E) version of it in submarine mode. I’ll buy it if it becomes available.

Ever since I saw Tomica’s Jamboree Cruiser in a catalog, I’ve always wanted to buy one. This afternoon, I found a Monsters University version of it together with other Disney Motors models. I like it because it looks like a Philippine jeepney.

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I’m selling a copy of The Pied Piper of Hamelin English Edition which is number 351 of the National Children’s Classics comic book series of National Book Store. (Click on the pictures to see more detail.)
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Somehow I doubt that Batman would put pinstripes on his Batmobiles. The one on the left is a 2014 series TV Series Batmobile; it is a pinstriped version of the TV Batmobile I blogged about earlier. The one on the right is a 2015 series Batmobile; it is a pinstriped version of the “1989” Batmobile I blogged about earlier.

The earliest known officially licensed 1963 Batmobile is being auctioned on December 6, 2014 by Heritage Auctions. They estimate it to sell for $180,000 or more. (I got the images from the Heritage Auctions website I linked to above.)


Here is a drawing my daughter made when she was almost six years old.


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