I recently bought the second mainline Hot Wheels version of the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile. (I blogged about the first mainline version here.) The 2015 version is in matte black; the 2016 version is in metallic dark gray.
I found it in the hidden compartment at the bottom of a display stand, where most Batmobiles here can be found. Perhaps I should call this hidden compartment the Bat Cave.
There are currently five versions of the Hot Wheels Bullet Proof model and I currently have four of them: two from 2013, one from 2014, and this one from 2016. (I’m currently missing the clear black and gray version from 2015.) The earlier versions used co-injection molding while this 2016 version does not. According to the Hot Wheels Wiki at Wikia:
The Bullet Proof is co-molded. The body is formed by ejecting two colors of plastic in the mold. Due to cost cutting, Bullet Proof lost its co-molding in 2016.
This might explain why the base of the 2016 version no longer has the mysterious logo present on the earlier versions.
My daughter found this 2013 Fire Eater Treasure Hunt packaged with a Hot Wheels Collectors Booklet (which I first blogged about here). Its price of 180 pesos had been changed to 120 pesos. The flame tampos are nice, and so is the pearl white metallic paint. This is the second time this model was chosen to be a Treasure Hunt. (The first time was in 2009.)
For Christmas, my wife and my daughter gave me this Hot Wheels Batmobile (Batman v Superman), a model that I did not have before. This is the first mainline version of this casting. My daughter found it in the hidden compartment at the bottom of a display stand, where most of the good stuff is usually located.
This Hot Wheels Time Machine Hover Mode is a perfect partner to my Back to the Future Time Machine.
I’m amused that they put hidden wheels underneath.
I am not particularly fond of Corvettes, but I bought this Hot Wheels ’11 Corvette Grand Sport from 2016 because I liked its circle flame logo on the side. It even has the circle flame logo on the packaging right behind the vehicle.
I currently have all two versions of the Hot Wheels High school bus; the first is from the Thrill Racers series and the second is from the Super Chromes series.
I had forgotten that my wife and I had bought two K12 Art Print Kits from a BOOKSALE outlet some time ago. One of them (American Art B) had a copy of Roy Lichtenstein’s 1965 Reverie (artist’s proof). The print measures 8 inches by 10 inches. (Click on the images to see higher-resolution versions.) Continue reading “Roy Lichtenstein: Reverie”
I recently went to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for Toy Kingdom’s The Great Holiday Toy Sale from December 4-6, 2015. I went on December 3, 2015 shortly before 2 PM for its “soft opening” and saw a stall selling high-end scale models. I saw a beautiful Siku 1:64 scale car carrier being sold for 2,000 pesos. I left to go back to a conference I was attending, and when I got back to the stall a few hours later, the car carrier had just been sold to someone else. (Owning a good quality 1:64 scale car carrier is one of my childhood dreams.)
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