Monthly Acquisitions: September 2014

* 1 Georgian Lari = $0.57 = £0.35 = 0.45 Euro = 25.71 PHP

This month I kept within the 100 lari nominative budget with some lari to spare (70.30 lari in total) but I still increased my collection by 24 models. Helped greatly by a gift of 13 models from a friend in Estonia.

Variants...roll bar (below), without roll bar (above)

Variants…roll bar (below), without roll bar (above)

The month started with three Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X models by Hot Wheels. Why so many? It is a very nice casting but what attracted me was the fact that so many I found here in Tbilisi came with a rollbar, which Facebook friends in the Philippines tell me is a rare variant. I now have five of these models only one without a roll bar.

Hot Wheels, this month, no castings I diddn't have previously and three more Nissans

Hot Wheels, this month, no castings I didn’t have previously and three more Nissans

I also added three Bburago models to my collection in different scales.The first 1:64 models available here were limited to just Mercedes, BMW and Lamborghini models. I got a Lamborghini Gallardo, way back in February. This month in XS Toys, I saw a greater variety of models including a very attractive 1967 VW 1600 Squareback, in metallic bronze with opening tailgate and the rear windows slightly ajar.

VW 1600 Squareback

Last month,I picked up three secondhand Italian made Bburago 1:43 models from Drybridge Market. This month I restricted myself to just one,a Porsche 911. I had wanted two Porsches but the trader wasn’t open to negotiating a better price, so I just got the one.

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

My most expensive purchase this month was the third Bburago a 1:32 model of a Citroen DS3.

Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3

At Vagzlis Basroba, the sprawling market around Tbilisi Central Train Station, I found a historic model to represent each of the American “Big Three” :

  1. Ford: ’55 Ford Pick Up (Matchbox) for 2 lari,
  2. Chrysler: Hot Wheels ’71 Dodge Demon (in turquoise) for 3 lari
  3. GM:  Kinsmart ’67 Chevy Camaro Police car for 7 lari.
'55 Ford Pick-Up (Matchbox), '67 Chevy Camaro Police Car (Kinsmart) and '71 Dodge Demon (Hot Wheels)

’55 Ford Pick-Up (Matchbox), ’67 Chevy Camaro Police Car (Kinsmart) and ’71 Dodge Demon (Hot Wheels)

Hot Wheels '71 Dodge Demon

Hot Wheels ’71 Dodge Demon

On 25th September I received a package from Estonia which to my surprise and delight contained 13 models including 9 Matchbox. This was the subject of my previous post: Package from Estonia

from Estonia

from Estonia

Finally I added another Hot Wheels from Pepela a Porsche 993GT2 in white (I already had it in red).

Porsche 993 GT2 (Red and White)

Porsche 993 GT2 (Red and White)

Monthly Haul (September 2014)

  1. Nissan Skyline HT 2000 GT-X (with roll bar)  Hot Wheels  4.90 lari    Pepela
  2. Nissan Skyline HT 2000 GT-X (with roll bar)  Hot Wheels  4.90 lari    Pepela
  3. Nissan Skyline HT 2000 GT-X (without roll bar)  Hot Wheels  4.90 lari    Pepela
  4. Honda Civic EF (teal)                                        Hot Wheels  4.90 lari    Pepela
  5. 1967 VW 1600 Squareback                                Bburago     5.90 lari   XS Toys
  6. Porsche 911                                                       Bburago       10 lari    Drybridge Market
  7. ’55 Ford Pick Up                                                 Matchbox     2 lari   Edouard, Vagzlis Basroba
  8. ’71 Dodge Demon                                               Hot Wheels  3 lari    Woman, Vagzlis Basroba
  9. Citroen DS3                                                          Bburago     17.90 lari    Pepela
  10. ’67 Chevrolet Camaro “Police”                           Kinsmart       7 lari      Vagzlis Basroba
  11. Vauxhall Guildsman (Red)                                Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  12. Vauxhall Guildsman (Pink)                                Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  13. Maserati Bora                                                      Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  14. AMX Javelin                                                         Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  15. Renault 5 TL “Le Car”                                          Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  16. VW Golf                                                                Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  17. Crane Truck                                                          Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  18. Trailer                                                        Matchbox (King Size) gift from Viljar in Estonia
  19. Mercedes 280 GE                                                 Matchbox  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  20. Jaguar Mark X                                                     Lone Star  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  21. Toyota 2000GT                                                       Siku           gift from Viljar in Estonia
  22. Chevrolet Camaro                          Chinese brand unknown     gift from Viljar in Estonia
  23. Renault Kangoo “La Poste”                                 Majorette  gift from Viljar in Estonia
  24. Porsche 993 GT2                                                 Hot Wheels  4.90 lari    Pepela

In total: 10 Matchbox, 6 Hot Wheels, 3 Bburago, 1 Lone Star, 1 Siku, 1 Majorette, 1 Kinsmart and a Chinese model of unknown brand.

3 Nissans, 2 Porsches, 2 VWs, 2 Chevrolets, 2 Renaults, 2 Vauxhalls, 1 Dodge, 1 AMX, 1 Maserati, 1 Ford, 1 Citroen, 1 Jaguar, 1 Mercedes and 1 Toyota 

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