January 19, 2011
Another vintage toy arrived. Make it, item 2/15 eBay purchases arrived. Price? About USD $70+ including express shipping. This time, its M.A.S.K Hurricane and the best part is, its a Chevy 57. Although its not mint (what to expect from a 20+ year old toy), it only had some minor wear on the chromes and some scratches, nothing is broken, the mechanism still work and the colour still outstanding. Only this time, no instruction paper and catalogue included (unlike Buzzard). Box got crumpled during shipping though. Reason for purchase? I love vintage toys and (for me) the 80's is the golden era. Plus I like Chevy 57. Its so classic. Up 'til now, I'am still waiting 3 more Hotwheels' Chevy 57 yet to arrive. Hopefully the local post office didn't screw up.
January 16, 2011
Done. Can't do much articulation and poses which I dare not to do because I heard squeaks and snapping sounds on the stiff joints when I tried. I assumed the 'flat' is the reason for that, too much? May be. Those polycaps adhered to parts like a super glue. Also the design itself is more likely to be prone to breaks and snapoffs. In other words, its fragile. I'am now done with this kit. I wish there's an MG version of it.
January 13, 2011
Went to my other residential home and got a taste of playing the latest Sony PS3 Gran Turismo 5. Before that, presenting the Tomica Limited Lancer Evo X. Comes with rubber tyres and, I'am surprised that it has some sort of springs or suspensions on all the wheels. I'd say, I give it a 7/10 overall. I'am still waiting for the regular version to arrive.
After playing a few rounds with my brother, I must say, this is the cheapest and safest way to own your dream car and to drive flatout 350km/hr and crashed without getting a scratch (Virtually). The audios and graphics (for me) is a 9/10, including the package.
January 7, 2011
Managed to finish Masurao's side binders or side skirts or whatever the call it. Hope I can finish Masurao by next week.
This HotWheels Mercedes SLK is actually produced in India. Can't actually remember which year it was bought. But it was a rare find.
These are classics. It has survived through time, play wear and already worn out. The surviving remnants of my past from the U.K in the early 80's. Toys during that era are mostly GENUINE. Unlike today, where some toys are produced either under license or being manufactured overseas, probably to save costs, economic wise.
Tomica Dump Truck dated 1978.
Lastly, bought this plastic encase for BND$2.50 at a shop called CUTEPACK. The idea was...