Monday, November 30, 2015

Hot Wheels 2005 Corvette C6R (P2391) - 2009 Mainline edition

Hot Wheels released this version back in 2009 as part of the Hot Wheels Racing Series. The casting looks great in the satin blue paint, and the wheels compliment the look. From the card:
"Specialty: Modified with a wing, body work for racing and turned suspension for performance, this Corvette was made to beat all others in its class."

Hot Wheels Ford Thunderbolt (55027) from the 2002 Mainline

Hot Wheels 1964 Ford Thunderbolt (55027), a stock car from Ford developed for racing. This was part of the 2002 Mainline.

Hot Wheels 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (CFR28) - 2015 Entertainment series "The Brady Bunch"

I think this may be the first version of the '56 Chevy convertible Hot Wheels has released. Based on a car that appeared in a Brady Bunch episode, the '56 Chevy (CFR28) is from the 2015 Entertainment series. Decided to try out some different filters.

Hot Wheels '74 Checker Taxi Cab (CFR35) from 2015 Entertainment series

A cab from the TV show "Taxi". Here is Hot Wheels '74 Checker Taxi cab (CFR35) from the 2015 Entertainment series. As a premium model, it runs around $4.00, and features metal body/metal chassis, and Real Riders wheels. I like the box art and how it incorporates a map of NYC.

auto world 1967 Cadillac Eldorado from the luxury cruisers series

I previously posted about auto world's Eldorado in what I'm guessing is Ember Firemist, here. Here is the same casting in, and again, I'm guessing, what is factory color Crystal Firemist.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Matchbox premium Supreme Hero - International Pumper (MB877)

Here is one of the offerings from Matchbox's Supreme Hero line. It's the International Pumper (MB877), and sports rubber tires and nicer tampos. Great looking model - the decals for the dials really impress me.

auto world 1969 Chevrolet Kingswood Estate station Wagon

This is 1/64 scale at its best. The detail on the taillights is impressive, and the Chevy "bow tie" on the hubcaps is a nice touch. Here in all its glory is auto world's 1969 Chevy Kingswood Estate.

Hot Wheels Prisoner Transport Bus (1795) - from 1997 Mainline

Here is Hot Wheels Bus (1795), as decorated here as Prisoner Transport Bus. It is the 1997 version. The windows have bars over them, which is a nice touch. Much needed addition to my fleet of police vehicles.

Hot Wheels '56 Chevy (N9046) from 2009 Larry's Garage

Hot Wheels 1956 Chevy Bel Air (N9046) from Larry's Garage (2 of 20). As a premium this has metal body and chassis, and Real Rider tires. Looks good in Champagne. There is an unfortunate blemish in the passenger side paint.

Hot Wheels GP-2009 (P2389) - 2009 Mainline

Per the Hot Wheels wikia, "The GP-2009 has been around since 1999 and has seen many names. It has gone by: Generic Indy Car, Ferrari F1, Jaguar F1, Jordan F1, McLaren F1, Stewart F1, and Williams F1. Originally the casting featured an open cockpit but in 2000, a driver was added to this castings interior mold. In 2009, this car was finally given the official name of GP-2009." As a native of Indianapolis, I like open-wheeled cars due to the local connection. I like the blue Mattel used on this casting, and think that, overall, it is a good example of a Gran Prix racer.

Hot Wheels 2016 Then and Now - Corvettes (DHR17 & DHR22)

Another pair from the 2016 Then and Now segment. This time it is a Corvette Grand Sport Roadster (DHR17) and a 2014 Corvette Stingray (DHR22).

Carmel, IN Artomobilia Car Show

Went to the Artomobilia car show back on August 29th. It was well attended, so getting good photos of the cars was difficult if not impossible. Nice variety as to the cars that were on display. Especially liked the custom Lincoln station wagon.

Ford Rally from August 22, 2015 - Turkey Run State Park

Stumbled across some Ford's that were participating in some sort of meet at Turkey Run State Park back on August 22, 2015.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hot Wheels Delorean Time Machine - hover mode (CFR15) - 2015 Entertainment Back to The Future part III

Here is Hot Wheels Delorean Time Machine (hover mode) (CFR15) from Back to the Future part III. From the 2015 Entertainment series.

Matchbox Formula Racer (MB246) - 1997 Regular Series

A flashback to an older Matchbox - the Formula Racer (MB246) from the 1997 series (74 of 75). Also sold as "Williams-Renault FW 14 B".

Hot Wheels Fiat 500 Police (CFH70) from 2015 Mainline

I like police cars and I like Fiats, so this was a natural choice to add to my collection. It apparently was going to be a Treasure Hunt, but things must have changed. The card still has the emblem, but the model just appears to be a regular. The Fiat 500 (CFH70) from the 2015 Mainline (50/250) HW Rescue segment.

Reminder - Free Diecast

Giving away totally free die-cast cars - details here. Ends December 15, 2015.

Matchbox 2015 5-pack Police Squad (CJM03)

Matchbox 5-pack "Police Squad" (item #CJM03). Great choice of models included. Matchbox does a great job on police vehicles, as can be seen here. From the packaging:
"When dispatch sounds the alarm, the police squad races to answer the call. From aerial surveillance to heavy armored cars, every inch of the scene is covered until justice prevails!"

First off is Rescue Helicopter (MB541). The tail boom extends and collapses so the model can fit in standard carrying cases.

Hot Wheels Bugatti Type 57C (B6245)

Picked this up recently at the Indy Hot Wheels Club. It's the Hot Wheels 1939 Bugatti Type 57C (B6245). It's from 2004 Showcase Hot Wheels Drop Tops Series (2 of 4). I paid $4 for it, which seems like a bargain. The interior is well detailed, especially for Hot Wheels. The pin-stripping seems fanciful, but the look certainly conveys the elegance of the original. From the packaging:
"The French-built Type 57C Bugatti is considered one of the most elegant and sophisticated body styles ever conceived. Very few of these Bugattis were ever produced, making them highly desirable commanding prices in seven figures. Our detailed model offers a roadster rich in history without a rich price tag."

Matchbox 2015 Classic Ride 5-pack

From the box: "CLASSIC RIDE It's a drive down memory lane when these classic rides are cruising around the neighborhood! With nostalgic silhouettes and engines that still give a thrilling performance, these vehicles stop every car enthusiast in their tracks!"

First off is the Ford GT40 (MB995)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Holidays - 2015 Hot Wheels Holiday Hot Rods (3 of 6) - Ford 2010 Shelby GT500 Supersnake (CFV13)

The Hot Wheels Holiday cars are really "hit and miss" for me. I like the recent offerings, and I picked up 4 of the 6 from the Holiday Hot Rods. I couldn't find the Gangster Grin, and didn't like the GT-03. Here is the '10 Shelby GT500 Supersnake (CFV13).

Matchbox AEC Routemaster Bus (MB694) from the 2008 Regular Series

Matchbox makes a number of bus, including a variety of the iconic double-decker buses that drive throughout London. From Wikipedia: "The AEC Routemaster is a double-decker bus designed by London Transport and built by the Associated Equipment Company (AEC) and Park Royal Vehicles." Here is one of the more recent offerings from Matchbox, the Routemaster bus from 2008.

Hot Wheels Blvd. Bruiser (DKG68) - 2015 special edition for Indianapolis Children's Museum

Here is a special edition Blvd. Bruiser (DKG68) Hot Wheels released in conjunction with a exhibit at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. The casting looks just great. The paint job is a nicely done two-tone, the decals look great, and the wheels are a great choice for this casting. The spare wheel visible in the rear window even got painted. One of my favorite Hot Wheels, especially as it has home-town connections.

Cereal Premiums - Star Wars

Nostalgia struck me in the supermarket aisles and I felt compelled to buy cereal just for the promised toy. Hadn't done that in over thirty years. I like Reese's Puffs cereal, but couldn't fool the wife into believing that I got it for anything but the toy inside. One thing that's changed for the better - the toy is separately bagged so there is no need to dig through the cereal to find it. Here is one of the promised viewers - shaped like the robot PZ-4CO from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I loved these types of viewers as a kid, and still appreciate them today. I like the perceived need to include instructions as to how to use a toy you look through. The act of reading the instruction is actually more complex than using the actual toy.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hot Wheels '70 Camaro Road Race (V5448) - 2012 Mainline (144/247)

Here is Hot Wheels' 1970 Chevy Camaro Road Race (V5448) from the 2012 Mainline (144/247) as part of the HW Performance segment.