Monthly Acquisitions: April 2015

I started writing the monthly review a week before the month ends, so the situation will probably change. So far I have bought just 8 models and spent almost 70 lari. In my last post I touched on the price hike for Hot Wheels and Matchbox at two of my major hunting grounds (Carrefour and…

Price Hikes

The Georgian lari has been struggling; a couple of months ago $100 was 175 lari today $100 buys 224 lari…this is the excuse retailers give for their sharp price hikes. Brand                        Shop                March 2015                  April 2015              May 2015 Hot Wheels                Carrefour  …

Brand Comparisons

Sometimes two or more diecast manufacturers will make a model of the same vehicle, which allows a chance for the collector to compare the merits of both brands. Click on the links for more details of each comparison. Mecedes SLK Siku v Welly Winner: Siku Porsche 911 Bburago v Siku Winner: Siku Subaru Impreza Majorette…

Two More Models for the Collection

8 April 2015. I found I had a spare hour in town and the weather was good so I ventured once again to Drybridge Market, where I have found so many diecast gems in the past. There were some interesting vehicles, I especially liked a Soviet made 1:43 model of a Lada Niva with trailer,…

Bburago 1:32 Classic

The Bburago 1:32 Classic range comprises just ten models each in a choice of two colours*. All of them are tempting, I have so far succumbed on six occasions (over half the range). Three years ago in Paris I picked up the Citroen DS and Ford Capri 2600, both of which I have since seen…