I’m dedicating this blog post to the two readers of this blog (Jim Holroyd and Marc Bosworth).
I’ve been ridiculously busy at work for the past six months and I had to stop blogging for a while. But I haven’t stopped purchasing scale models. In fact, because I haven’t blogged about some of my purchases, I forgot that I already had some of them and this led to a lot of duplicates.
For this post, I’m showing all the Treasure Hunts I’ve purchased since my last blog post. This Crate Racer is from the 2018 series.
I unintentionally bought two copies of this Rockster.
I also unintentionally bought two copies of this Hollowback.
The circle-flame logo for this Kool Kombi is on its roof.
This Ratical Racer also has its circle-flame logo on its roof.
I saw a copy of this Bump Around but I didn’t buy it because its card was damaged. It’s a good thing I didn’t because I had already bought one before.
Unlike the six Treasure Hunts above (which are all from the 2018 series), this Bazoomka is from the 2019 series.
In my previous blog posts I used an old digital camera to take pictures of my scale models. It was hard to focus on very near objects and it blurred pictures very badly when it wasn’t steady. But starting now I’m using my wife’s smart phone to take pictures of scale models. I think the improvement in quality is easily seen.
The first thought that came to my mind when I saw the “TH” logo on this 2015 Ford Mustang GT was “So that’s how it looks in real life.”
I looked at the tires, saw that they were Real Riders, and saw a gold circle flame logo on the card behind the model. (An ordinary Treasure Hunt would have a gray circle flame logo on the card.) The body has Spectraflame paint.
It was next to an “ordinary” version of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, so I got that one too for comparison.
The wheels are plastic (and not rubber), there is no circle flame logo on the card, and the paint is not Spectraflame.
The Super Treasure Hunt doesn’t have a collector number (such as “222/365”) on top right of the front of the card. The backs of the cards are also different. The Super Treasure Hunt has a toy number “FJY37-D7C3,” a collector’s code “Z2S2L,” and a base code “K40″ (embossed on the base of the model and on the upper left of the back of the card). The ordinary model has a toy number ” FJY35-D7C3 G1,” a collector’s code “8GE25,” and a base code “L10.”
This is my first Super Treasure Hunt. I never thought I would be able to find one “in the wild.”
Edit (December 24, 2018)
After I posted this blog, I was able to get a (black) mainline version of the Super Treasure Hunt.
It has a collector number (“80/365”) on top right of the front of the card, and on the back it can be seen to have toy number “FJW44-D7C3,” collector’s code “ZB9K8,” and base code “K47.”
(This blog post is actually about two Batmobiles, not just the Justice League Batmobile, but I’ve run out of ideas for titles of blog posts about Batmobiles.)
The Justice League Batmobile is new for 2018. The first release was in flat black and this dark metallic blue version is the second release. Quite noticeable is the “massive rail gun.”
The TV Series Batmobile might be the most popular version of the Batmobile. The Hot Wheels Wiki lists 23 versions of it starting from the prototype released in 2007.
I’m not a fan of supercars in general, but I do love wedge cars, especially those of the 1970s. Here are some of my scale models of wedge cars that I haven’t blogged about before.
For me, the best color for a 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 is white with black trim, and the second best is black with gold trim (like the color for the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am used in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit”).
The only Lamborghini that I like is the Countach. (The other models are too curvy for my taste). This Lamborghini Countach Pace Car is a first casting. The red metal body and plastic base go very well with the blue plastic windows and emergency lights.
Another beautiful wedge car with emergency lights is this Tomica Hyper Blue Police 01 Blue Phoenix. The glass roof windows are really nice. Unlike the Esprit and the Countach which are very recent purchases, this HBP01 was bought many years ago. (I’ve forgotten what year.)
This Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile is from 2018 and has some red pinstriping.
I have a few Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts that I’m not so excited about. If they weren’t Treasure Hunts, I probably wouldn’t have bought them.
This Speedbox is from 2014.
This Tread Air is from 2015.
This Street Stealth is from 2018.
This Zombot is from 2018.
The circle-flame logo is on the robot’s knee.
There are a lot of cars that I really like: the Tucker 48 from 1948, the Lotus S1 Esprit from 1977, and the Chevrolet Caprice Classic from 1991. But the one that’s very special to me is the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition from 1977. I have quite a few Pontiac Firebirds now, and the latest addition to my collection is this Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird, which is a different colored version of one that I blogged about before.
It used to be that whenever I blog about scale models, only Pontiac Firebirds get a special tag. That’s changing now, as there is a new car that I feel is worthy of having its own tag. I first discovered Nissan Skylines last year, when I blogged about a Matchbox ’71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX and a Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Racing. When I saw this Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R from 1973, I decided that Nissan Skylines would get their own tag. (I’ve just added the tag to the two previously mentioned blog posts.)