This Hot Wheels ’73 Pontiac Firebird is pretty unusual because it doesn’t have a firebird image on the hood. I personally prefer the look of the Firebirds of the late 70’s (in particular, the front end), but I nevertheless bought this model because I seldom see mainline Firebirds for sale.
I bought this Hot Wheels Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback because it is missing some of its decorative paint on the model’s passenger side (the yellow paint on the top half and the purple paint on the front half). (You can see the intended design on the card.) It seems that versions of this model exist without any decorative paint at all; see this YouTube video, for example.
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During my recent trip to Metro Manila, I bought this M2 Machines Auto-Haulers Release 14 1957 Dodge COE and 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI. It cost around 1500 pesos at Toys “R” Us and has a scale of 1:64. For comparison, a 1:50 Siku car carrier trailer with two cars cost around 2500 pesos. I chose this one over the Siku because it was less expensive and because I don’t have any 1:50 scale models.
I originally had no intention of buying this Hot Wheels Hot Box but I noted that one of the two free scale models included with it has a nice circle flame logo: a 2013 Bad to the Blade. At the current price of 130 pesos per scale model, the box cost me around 240 pesos, which is a bit expensive. After I bought it, I discovered that the plastic box had a large crack (around 3.5 inches long) near the handle, and was missing a plastic piece with a size of around a square inch. The container has space for 15 scale models, with each compartment having a size of 3.25″ x 1.25″ x 1.3″, which is too small for some of my scale models.