Too many Treasure Hunts

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.

A Super Day

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.”

Treasure Hunts

It’s been more than four months since I last blogged about Hot Wheels. Since then, I’ve been able to buy a few Hot Wheels, three of them Treasure Hunts.

The Dragon Blaster shown above was part of my shopping spree last January. Although the circle-flame logo on the vehicle can’t be seen in the picture, the image on the card shows that it is on the dragon’s forehead.

The circle-flame logo on the ‘Tooned ’69 Camaro Z28 shown above can be seen near the rear wheel on the right side of the vehicle (but not on the card).

At first sight, the Fandango shown above doesn’t seem to have a circle-flame logo either on the vehicle or on the card. But it’s a good thing they made it extra large on the vehicle’s roof.