Monthly Acquisitions: November 2014

November 2014

November 2014 (33 vehicles added to my collection)

A crazy month of sustained collecting, which saw my wallet screaming out as over 200 lari was extracted (about $110).

Pepela has a lot of new Hot Wheels in stock, an immediate danger to my wallet. The month began with four models: two Matchbox from Carrefour and two Hot Wheels from Pepela. The 2014 Matchbox range has little of interest to me, as there are very few cars (lots of trucks) and very few unlicensed vehicles, there are some exceptions: two stand out models are a Police Lamborghini Gallardo (I love Matchbox Lamborghinis) and the 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS….Carrefour had both in stock. Later I went to Pepela, unlike October where I was left to choose from models I had previously overlooked, (see choosing a model and wants’ list)  they had restocked with a lot of new models and I actually left some I wanted behind. I chose two from my wants’ list: a Datsun 510 Bluebird Wagon and a Porsche 934 Turbo RSR. I would revist Pepela a few times in the first week of November picking up more Hot Wheels: a second Datsun 510 Bluebird Wagon , a Mazda RX-7, a Nissan 370Z, a 2014 Corvette Stingray  and my first motorbike a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. I still haven’t found a Snoopy or a Morris Mini.

first week of November Matchbox and Hot Wheels acquisitions

first week of November Matchbox and Hot Wheels acquisitions

11 November…a day to remember, I found a Matchbox Lamborghini Miura in a five pack of exotic rides in Carrefour.

Matchbox Exotic Rides 5 Pack

Matchbox Exotic Rides 5 Pack

The five cars are 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400S / BMW Z8 / ’06 Lotus Exige / ’08 Corvette ZR1/Volkswagen W12 Concept. 

2013 Matchbox Exotic Rides 5 Pack

Volkswagen W12 Concept. 

I had a previous (2013) exotic rides five pack which I got for the Ford GT. I would be happier to find the Matchbox Lamborghini Miura and Ford GT from the late sixties. My finds were not finished the woman in the market, I must find out her name some time, had a few models a Matchbox Lifeguard five pack for just 10 lari….but the Karman Ghia was the only one of the five models that interested me, she also had a model of the Express Delivery Van for just 3 lari. The Express Delivery Van is interesting in that unlike other recent Matchbox it has an opening part, an opening hatch at the rear, it is a pity the only diecast part is the base. The rear opening hatch reminds me of a childhood model I had of a Matchbox Pickford’s Removal Van, with an opening rear door, my parents would occasionally put sweets in the back.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

12th November: added a Chinese made Audi R8, no brand marked on the car but it has opening doors, pull back motor and rubber tyres all for just 3 lari.

13 November: Revisited the woman at the market, she had a few toy vehicles. I bought a Matchbox Fire Engine (Blaze Blitzer) for 3 lari. In the evening I popped into Pepela in Rustaveli once more. A few tempting Hot Wheels models but none on my wants’ list, came away with a Lamborghini Aventador J (third Lamborghini this month).

14 and 15 November picked up two Fords, Ford is the make most represented in my collection and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon (1. Ford 58, 2. Chevrolet 50 and 3. Porsche 40). The first was a ’70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Hot Wheels), I already have a ’71 Mach 1, the ’70 is shorter than the ’71. Super Toys in Kazbegi Street has a drum full of Hot Wheels and the odd Matchbox, I took one of the odd Matchboxes a Ford Police Interceptor in dark green with “MARSHALL” emblazoned on the side (variations exist with “MARSHAL” spelt with one L both versions seem quite widespread). My budget is close to the limit and we’re only half way through the month.

'70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Hot Wheels) and Ford Police Interceptor (Matchbox)

’70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Hot Wheels) and Ford Police Interceptor (Matchbox)


19 November added a Matchbox Food Truck and a 3 wheel wreck of a 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry by Zee Toys (Made in Hong Kong) on the base it says 1941 Vauxhall, but it looks like a Prince Henry Vauxhall, the first British Sports Car to top 100 mph. My total expenditure for the month is 99.90 lari, looks like the budget limit (100 lari) is in serious danger.

20 November: If I’m going to go over budget, I might as well do it in style, having been paid for some lessons I felt extravagant and splashed out on a pair of German sports cars from Bburago. A classic  1:32 scale 1957 BMW 507 and a 1:43 scale Porsche 911 GT3 in Race Livery.

Bburago BMW 507 (1:32) and Porsche 911 GT3 (1:43)

Bburago BMW 507 (1:32) and Porsche 911 GT3 (1:43)

21 November

Visited Drybridge Market and came away with 6 cars and my wallet 49 lari lighter. This is getting a little crazy. I bought a couple of DeAgostini Models of Soviet Vehicles: A Moskvitch 434 and a Lada 2107. Two Soviet tin plate racing cars and two Hot Wheels: a Saleen S7 and an unidentified Funny Car….identified as a Firebird Funny Car by after posting on the Facebook group “Pinoy Hot Wheels Collectors Club (PHWCC)” .

25 November: A more sober purchase just a single Hot Wheels car from Pepela a ‘64 Chevelle SS…but now the budget is scraping 200 lari.

29 November: Possibly the final model of the month a VW Cool Combi…not sure about this it is popular with my friends in the Philippines Hot Wheels groups on Facebook…my wife thinks it is “cute”…

Volkswagen Kool Kombi

Volkswagen Kool Kombi

The VW Kool Kombi was the 13th Hot Wheels of the month, Mattel shareholders will be happy as I also bought 11 Matchbox models.

Monthly Haul

Vehicle                                                   Manufacturer          Price              Shop, Market stall etc..

  1. Lamborghini Gallardo Police             Matchbox         4.50 lari         Carrefour, Vagzlis
  2. 1968 Ford Mustang  GT/CS                Matchbox          4.50 lari         Carrefour, Vagzlis
  3. Porsche 934 Turbos RSR                Hot Wheels          4.90 lari           Pepela, Rustaveli
  4. ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon       Hot Wheels         4.90 lari           Pepela, Rustaveli
  5. Mazda RX-7                                      Hot Wheels         4.90 lari           Pepela, Marjanshvili
  6. Nissan 370Z                                     Hot Wheels        4.90 lari           Pepela, Marjanshvili
  7. 2014 Corvette Stingray                     Hot Wheels         4.90 lari           Pepela, Marjanshvili
  8. ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon       Hot Wheels         4.90 lari           Pepela,Marjanshvili
  9. Harley-Davidson Fat Boy                 Hot Wheels         4.90 lari           Pepela, Marjanshvili
  10. 1927 Panhard 35CV                          Siharuli               5 lari               Drybridge Market
  11. 1968 Lamborghini Miura                   Matchbox          22.90 lari (5 pack)   Carrefour, Vagzlis
  12.  BMW Z8                                           Matchbox
  13.  ’06 Lotus Exige                              Matchbox
  14.  ’08 Corvette ZR1                              Matchbox
  15. Volkswagen W12 Concept              Matchbox
  16. Express Delivery                              Matchbox              3 lari                 Woman, Vagzlis
  17. Audi R8                                           Made in China           3 lari              Varketili Metro Arcade
  18. Blaze Blitzer                                       Matchbox              3 lari                 Woman, Vagzlis
  19. Lamborghini Aventador J                 Hot Wheels         4.90 lari             Pepela, Rustaveli
  20. ’70 Ford Mustang Mach 1               Hot Wheels            4.90 lari            Pepela, Marjanshvili
  21. Ford Police Interceptor                    Matchbox                4.90 lari       Super Toys, Kazbegi St
  22. Food Truck                                          Matchbox                3 lari               Woman, Vaglis
  23. 1941 (sic) Vauxhall                             Zee Toys                 2 lari                Edouard, Vagzlis
  24. BMW 507                                             Bburago              30.14 lari        Goodwill, Vake
  25. Porsche 911 GT3                               Bburago             15.07 lari         Goodwill, Vake
  26. Moskvitch 434                                    DeAgostini              20 lari         Drybridge market
  27. Lada 2107                                           DeAgostini              15 lari         Drybridge market
  28. Tin Plate Racer  (black)                      Made in USSR           5 lari            Drybridge market
  29. Tin Plate Racer  (white)                      Made in USSR           5 lari            Drybridge market
  30. Saleen S7                                             Hot Wheels              2 lari              Drybridge market
  31. Firebird Funny Car                             Hot Wheels              2 lari             Drybridge market
  32. ’64 Chevy Chevelle SS                     Hot Wheels              4.90 lari        Pepela, Rustaveli
  33. Volkswagen Kool Kombi                 Hot Wheels               4.90 lari        Pepela, Rustaveli

33 vehicles.13 Hot Wheels, 11 Matchbox,.2 Bburago, 2 DeAgostini and 1Sikharuli. Cost 203.91 lari. 2 Porsche, 3 Ford, 3 Chevrolet, 5 Japanese Cars, 10 European Sports Cars (of which 3 Lamborghinis), a classic French car, three vans and 1 Motorbike.


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