apple1a
The auction house Bonhams had a History of Science auction last October 22, 2014 in New York. Among the highlights was an Apple-1 computer with exceptional provenance and in beautiful, working condition. (I got the pictures here from the Bonhams website). It was estimated to sell for US$ 300,000 to US$ 500,000. Read the rest of this entry »

scargof
I was in Cebu City a few days ago and there I found this Matchbox S Cargo. (Its bottom lists its name as Snail Truck.) Weird-looking Matchbox models are pretty hard to find. The name (a pun on escargot, the French word for snail) is not new; it was used by Nissan in 1989 for their “small cargo” van. Read the rest of this entry »

kittspm
Last week I bought a Hot Wheels K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode. Its price is four times that of a regular mainline Hot Wheels. The quality is a little disappointing given its high price; the gray paint detail is not sharp.
According to Wikipedia,

KITT’s Super-Pursuit mode was added at the start of the fourth season. It was the result of a redesign of the car to integrate new concepts consisting of improved rocket boosters for enhanced acceleration, retractable spoilers for aerodynamic stability, and movable air inlets for increased cooling. Super-Pursuit Mode provided a 40% boost in speed beyond the car’s original top speed of 300 MPH.

consecst
What am I going to do with so many star notes?

pikril5
In an earlier blog post I showed three Dream Tomica vehicles that my wife and I have. We recently bought two more: a Pikachu car and a Rilakkuma. They cost around 300 pesos each. The Pikachu car is made in China; the Rilakkuma is made in Vietnam.

pikril6
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rosewoo2 knuckled
I previously blogged about some Maisto: Fresh Metal models that I have.

octablit Since then, I’ve gotten a few more: a dark blue Rosewood (the earlier one was light brownish-yellow) and a Knuckle Dragger. I like that they are in window boxes; it allows me to inspect them more closely without destroying the package. The one on the left is an Octo-Blitzer. If you look at the Maisto catalog, you will see that Maisto is making some effort to create some weird-looking vehicles. Of these, I like Skool Bust, Skooter, and Octo-Blitzer (and perhaps the SpeedDawg; I haven’t seen one of these yet). The others are just too ugly (they’re so ugly that they’re ugly).

eevilwe2 flyby
What do you get when you cross an Eevil Weevil with a Fly-By?
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star20 I’m selling this star note that is also a commemorative note (a 2013 100-peso bill with the text wastong pananalapi tungo sa kaunlaran). (I blogged about star notes here and here, and I blogged about this commemorative note here.)

PHC004A
My uncle bought this computer, used it for a while, then gave it to my family when I was in high school (I think). It was our very first computer.
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16angels ratbomb
Last Thursday, I bought three mainline Hot Wheels. One of them was a regular Treasure Hunt version of La Fasta (I blogged about it here) and the other two were in plastic bags with “collector’s booklets.” When I opened the bags, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they were also Treasure Hunts. One was a regular Treasure Hunt version of 16 Angels. (A Super Treasure Hunt version of 16 Angels also exists.) The other was a regular Treasure Hunt version of Ratbomb. (A Super Treasure Hunt version of Ratbomb also exists.)

ratbomb1
The “TH” symbol appears on the sides and at the back of the Ratbomb.

ratbomb2

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