’71 Pontiac Firebird Formula

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.


Not all Batmobiles are black

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.)

Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird

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).

Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Racing

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.

Tuk-tuk 2

In my hurry to buy the Majorette Tuk-tuks I saw last October 22, 2017, I didn’t realize that there were four color variants for that series. I went to the store a week later and was able to buy the fourth one.

Note that the blue one I blogged about earlier has silver wheels and a red windshield frame; the one above has yellow wheels and a yellow windshield frame.

I was also able to buy the two color variants of the Majorette Auto Rickshaw. According to the Majorette Diecast Database, it seems that the four Tuk-tuks are intended for sale only in Thailand, while the two Auto Rickshaws are intended for sale only in India.