“Sir, collector ba kayo?”

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During my trip to Subic Bay Freeport Zone, I passed by Royal Duty Free Shop. I was looking through the Hot Wheels and found two copies of “The Homer.” I also found a nice school bus. A saleslady approached me and asked me if I was a “collector.” When I replied that I was, she got a box from somewhere else and let me look through it. There were some muscle cars and sports cars, but what caught my attention were quite a few copies of “The Tumbler-Camouflage Version.”

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As I was leaving to pay for my purchase, I saw another Hot Wheels on a low shelf separate from the others. I looked at it very carefully and sent a text message to my wife asking her to look up something for me in the internet. After she replied, I decided to buy it also. I’ll describe it in a separate blog post.

Mixed bag

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My wife and I just bought some Hot Wheels at a 10% discount. The Batcopter and the Batman: Arkham Asylum Batmobile are additions to our Batmobile collection. (The Batcopter was bought some time ago, and this Arkham Asylum Batmobile is a 2013 variant of the 2011 first release.)

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The Hot Wheels High is an addition to our school bus collection. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 shown here is a “battle-damaged” variant.

School buses

sbsiku Aside from collecting weird-looking vehicles, my wife and I also like to collect scale models of school buses. A recent addition is the Siku US School Bus #1319 shown on the left which I bought in Rustan’s in Alabang for around 180 pesos.

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Shown above are some Maisto school buses. (I mentioned the one on the left in a previous post.)

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The Matchbox GMC School Bus shown above left is really beautiful. It and the Hot Wheels School Bus shown above right come in many variations.

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We currently have three versions of the Hot Wheels Surfin’ School Bus. We bought the one above without a card. It seems to be a 2005 Red Lines Series collector number 96 made in Malaysia. The pictures in the cards below show the ridiculously small lone door.

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