Monthly Acquisitions: March 2014

This month has been a little crazy, and it’s not over yet. So far, I have bought 24 models and some Hot Wheels track at a cost of almost 204.870 lari ($117)…my nominative budget is 100 lari ($57) a month max….   The month began with a Hot Wheels three pack, bought primarily for the Mazda…

condition

Most diecasts are made from a compound alloy known as Zamak or Mazak which is virtually unbreakable.The alloy consists of 96% zinc and smaller quantities of magnesium, copper and aluminium. Diecasting is a process whereby molten metal is forced into an extremely accurate die or mould; when the casting has cooled it is trimmed, cleaned…

Audi R8

On the left a model of the Audi R8 by Majorette (Made in Thailand) on the right a cheap model of the Audi R8 made in China (note the Audi Logo is missing a ring).

100th Post: Hot Wheels Track

Hot Wheels cars weren’t designed to sit on a shelf and gather dust, they were made to race. As a child I had some yellow Matchbox Superfast track, my friend John, who lived in the same street,  had some orange Hot Wheels track, we spent a lot of time racing cars. Recently I bought a…

Hot Wheels: Imagination

Not all the Hot Wheels Range are based on actual cars. Many are dreamed up by the Hot Wheels designers. I tend to prefer cars based on real models and have largely avoided the “Imagination” cars. One exception is Jun Imai’s “Mad Manga” inspired by the Japanese “Bosozoku” craze. It looks similar to a ’73…