It’s been more than two months since I last made a blog post because I’ve been very busy at work. I’ve bought quite a few scale models since then but I’ll post about these one at a time.
The name for the scale model below is “Batmobile” according to the card, but Hot Wheels Wiki calls it “Batmobile (1989).” (It was first seen in the 1989 movie.) The scale model below is from 2018.
I took these pictures of clouds right after my wife pointed them out to me. My Kodak EasyShare CD14 camera doesn’t work well in low light and the resolution of the pictures it takes is quite poor. I have not edited the images. The clouds in the first picture are pink to my eyes, but the photographs don’t capture the bright colors.
The clouds in the second picture were right above me, and they weren’t pink.
In this last picture, it looks like someone selected a square portion of the image, then cut the clouds out.
I bought a Matchbox ’71 Pontiac Firebird Formula a few weeks ago, then promptly forgot I had it. So when I saw another one in a different store last week, I bought it, thinking that I didn’t have one yet. I’ll probably open one of the two in the future, to be placed on my Majorette Transporter. The base of the model indicates that its scale is 1:65. (I am quite annoyed by this. With not much effort, they could have created the model using the more standard scale of 1:64.) The Wikia page states that its body color is “Orange,” but the paint is actually metalflake orange.
I was only able to get 13 hats for Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2017. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that it would end today, so I was not able to get images of me wearing the hats. You’ll just have to trust me that I really got the hats below.
This Batmobile (Batman v Superman) is colored dark purple according to Hot Wheels Wiki, but to me it looks more like dark metal flake blue.
For Christmas, how about a green and red Batmobile? (I got the image below from a Hot Wheels Collectors e-mail.)
This Hot Wheels Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird is a new casting. The Hot Wheels Wiki claims that the metal body is unpainted. The base and the interior are black plastic. The front wheels are smaller than those in the rear. I love the fact that the hood has been removed, exposing the engine.
The colors on the model’s engine (black in the middle, silver in the front) do not match the ones in the card’s image (silver in the middle, black in the front).
I recently passed by The Block at SM City North Edsa in Quezon City and found quite a few Tomica Event Models for sale at Toy Kingdom. I chose this Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Racing because it reminded me of my Matchbox ’71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX.
The body and base are metal painted in metal flake silver. The front wheels are smaller than the ones in the rear.
Both front fenders have the word “Skyline” embossed on the metal. (I was not able to take a good picture of them.)
It was fairly priced at around 500 pesos. The box was not covered in plastic.
Its scale is 1:62. The base states that it is a Tomica No. 21, but the box states that it is a Tomica Event Model No. 26.
The two doors open. The interior is in black plastic and the doors are quite detailed even on the inside.