Yesterday I was looking through the Hot Wheels in my local mall. I spotted a few nice ones, but I didn’t buy them because I already had them. As I was leaving, a salesman approached me and asked me if I was fond of Batmobiles. When I replied that I was, he handed me this one.
Not all Batmobiles are black. The Batmobile Hot Wheels first released in 2004 has been in metalflake purple, unpainted, purple, dark blue, and dark gray. The 2014 version I just bought is in metalflake dark blue.
I’m not particularly fond of muscle cars, but some main line Hot Wheels are so beautiful that they just have to be bought. I recently bought this 2014 ’71 Mustang Funny Car mainly because it is so heavy (it has a metal body and a metal base) but also because it has a beautiful paint scheme, detailed tampos, an opening body that lifts up (because it is a funny car), and the low price of a main line Hot Wheels.
I just got an Iglesia ni Cristo Centennial commemorative note. It’s a little unusual that the centennial is on 2014 and yet the note was released in 2013.
I was recently able to buy the 2014 versions of the Red Bird and the Angry Birds Minion (which for some reason are both called Angry Birds for 2014). They’re essentially the same as the original 2012 versions except for having OH5 wheels instead of 5SP wheels.
During the 1990’s, I started collecting Lego catalogs. These would be given for free at the toy section of SM malls. I have square catalogs from 1995 to 1999.
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I had my first job in 1996, as an instructor at a university, and, if I remember correctly, the first thing I bought when I got my first paycheck was a Lego Technic 8235.
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Yesterday I was able to buy a different colored Max Steel Turbo Racer (which I earlier blogged about here) and a different colored The Flintmobile (which I earlier blogged about here).