Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hasbro Resistance X-Wing - Titanium Series 02

Here is an X-Wing from The Force Awakens. Part of Hasbro's Titanium Series. Doesn't really belong with the Death Star, but it's the only background that I have for the moment, and I like the image.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hot Wheels Millennium Falcon (CGW56)

Here is the Millennium Falcon that Hot Wheels has released. This one is a hit in my opinion. Nice detail for the scale and the tampos are sharp and well done.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hot Wheels Republic Attack Gunship (CGW58)

I really like the design of the Republic Attack Gunship from the Star Wars universe, and was happy to pick up Hot Wheels version. I already had the Hasbro version, and they are about the same size. The Hasbro version is more detailed, but the Hot Wheels seems sturdier.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Greenlight 1962 Dodge D-100 and Shasta Airflyte

Greenlight's Hitch and Tow series has some real winners. I like the vintage truck and camper combo. The hitch assembly is a little fiddly, and I've still not been able to get it to work, but a small flaw that doesn't detract from the overall quality of this model.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Corgi Studebaker Wagonaire Ambulance

I got this Wagonaire ambulance off of eBay still on the card. Paid a bit of a premium, but was willing to do so for the Indiana connection Studebaker has. Figures are from Preiser, I believe. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

2014 Indianapolis Toy Soldier Show

Cleaning up the hard drive and came across these from the Toy Soldier Show from 2014. Picked up some diecast and figures.

Model Power 1/87 scale 1955 Chevy Bel Air

I've picked up a few HO scale cars. Not really sure why, as I really don't dabble in 1/87th scale trains. I think I got them at Walmart, but can't really remember. Liked the model, so added it to my hoard.

Messerschmitt KR2000 from Kinder Egg

I love Kinder Eggs, but you can't really get them in the States. Whenever someone I know goes to Europe I try to get them to bring some back for me. They are chocolate eggs surrounding a plastic case that has a toy inside. It is a German treat, but is also made and sold in other countries. The German versions have the best toys in my opinion. Take this toy car, for example. It appears to be roughly based on the Messerschmitt KR2000. It is approximately HO scale and is nicely detailed. The canopy opens and the wheels turn. It is posed in front of building toys made by Child Guidance Toys.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Greenlight 2016 Fleetwood Bounder (33040)

I'm not really into modern RVs in real life. They seem too big, too expensive, and too confining. I love to travel, but would prefer to fly over drive if possible. This Greenlight model really struck my fancy, though. It's so huge, even in 1/64th scale, and they did such a great job capturing the subject.

Hasbro Republic Gunship - Titanium series 23

This always reminds me of the venerable Huey. Here is Hasbro's Republic Gunship - 23 in the Titanium series.

Hasbro Sith Infiltrator - Titanium series 21

The landing gear on this model is fragile and doesn't work well. But the overall look of Hasbro's Sith Infiltrator is good, and it gets high marks from me overall.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hasbro Sand Speeder - Titanium series 09

Another great offering from Hasbro - the Sand Speeder from A New Hope. The cockpit is well-done, and the overall look is a nice representation of the movie version.

Hot Wheels Ford GT40 - 2000 Mainline

Hot Wheels has used this casting of the Ford GT40 a number of times. Here is the version from the 2000 mainline (collector #139). It is item # 27104. Also an excuse to try out different settings on my camera.

Hasbro First Order Transporter - Titanium series 14

I love the fact that this is essentially the space version of a LCM landing craft. JJ Abrams could have done more of a Saving Private Ryan thing when this deployed their storm troopers. Hasbro did another nice job on this model.

Hasbro TIE Advanced fighter - Titanium series 15.

This model is particular hefty - a lot of metal in this one. Nicely detailed and a good version of the fighter made famous by Lord Vader. Wish that all of this series was up to this standard.

Hasbro Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle - Titanium series 03

Not sure why it is white. Death Star is from Mattel and is made to hold the Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles.

Matchbox Aero Junior (MB428) - from the 2000 Regular series

Here's another unusual casting from Matchbox - the aero junior ultra light (MB428) from the 2000 Regular series. Flea market find for $0.50, and a welcome addition to my die-cast aviation collection.

Matchbox Golf Cart (MB449) - #75 from the 2000 Regular series

I really appreciate that Matchbox will do the occasional off-beat vehicle - not everything has to be a muscle car. Here is a 1:56th scale golf cart from the 2000 Regular series. It is a perfect representation of its real-life counterpart. Not sure where it fits in my collection, but as I got it for 50¢, buying it was a no-brainer.

Hasbro Y-Wing - Titanium Series 08

One of the small fighters that took on the Death Star, here is Hasbro's Y-Wing fighter from the Titanium series. Like the A-Wing fighter from this series, it's marred by prominent seems between the top and bottom halves. Also, it's back heavy so it doesn't rest on the front skid. Still a good purchase, though, overall.

Hasbro First Order Star Destroyer - Titanium series 06

Number 6 in Hasbro's Titanium series of die-cast Star Wars vehicles, here is a First Order Star Destroyer from The Force Awakens. I'm of the belief that capital ships such as this one wouldn't undergo this much change from its predecessors, given how little difference their is between Imperial TIE Fighters and First Order TIE fighters.

Hasbro A-Wing fighter - Titanium Series 20

Hasbro has released a fairly extensive range of small-scale diecast Star Wars vehicles. Here is their A-Wing model. According to Wookipedia its first appearance was in the Return of the Jedi. I generally like the Hasbro diecast, but this one is a little disappointing. The front landing gear is loose, so it won't remain stowed when on the in-flight stand. Also, the lines formed between the 2 halves of the model are too prominent. For $5.00, though, it's worth the cost.

Hasbro Imperial Star Destroyer - Titanium series 24

Another offering from Hasbro's Titanium Series - here is #24, the Imperial Star Destroyer. It's difficult to be that detailed at this small of a scale. But the model captures its subject well. I like the fact that the Tantive IV is depicted in the hold. I was 10 when Star Wars was released, and the space battle, such as the one-sided engagement was, where the Tantive IV was captured, was so cool for me.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Matchbox Jeep Willys 4x4 (MB955)

Another recent Matchbox offering - here is the Jeep Willys 4x4. I love the slab-slided look of it, and it really shows its roots from the humble WW II jeep. Matchbox is really adding some nice castings to its line, and I'm looking forward to their 2016 offerings. Can't tell with just a cursory search what year this model represents.

Matchbox 2015 Ford F-150 Contractor Truck (MB970)

I've  only found one of these on the pegs, so they are either rare, popular, or both. Here is one of Matchbox's recent offerings, the '15 Ford F-150 Contractor Truck, MB970. The decals are well done, and it is a good representation of its subject. Will look good on any construction site.