It is too early, 14th September, to do my monthly post about the month’s acquisitions. However, it has been a busy start to the month, so I thought I’d start early, you might want to return at the end of the month, as I imagine there will be some more models acquired for this to be updated. Today I was good, in that I didn’t buy any more. I visited Pepela and Banana in Marjanshvili, I also visited Carrefour and Nana’s stall in Vagzlis Basroba, though I saw much of interest I refrained from making any purchases.
As you see I have quite a selection this month, 13 vehicles already (22 at the end of the month). A couple of Bburago in the 3″ or 1:64 size: an Alpine Renault A110-50 and a Ferrari F50. The Ferrari cost over twice as much, Bburago have the exclusive use of the Ferrari brand in diecast models and they are making full use of it with over 100 Ferraris in their range.
I have bought three very different Matchbox vehicles: a VW Type 181, a Yesteryear 1945 MG TC and a Skybusters Freeway Flyer ( a kind of flying car (the model doesn’t actually fly)).
Also like in most months I bought a few Hot Wheels, four so far, three were bought loose from Nana in Vagzlis Basroba, the fourth a ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser came new in a blister from Carrefour, I soon separated car from blister.
Other cars were a Toyota GT86, one of the few cars recently released that has for me a serious wow factor, the model is by RMZ City, a new brand for me, but stocked by Pepela, so I may get more, I saw today they have a 3″ range too, but this is larger about 1:35.
Finally from Drybridge Market, I found a Siku Jaguar XJ6 (Made in West Germany) and an Innocenti Morris IM3 made in USSR.
Two more models added: Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X and Matchbox Ford GT40. I now have six Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X, I like the casting but the reason I have so many is because 5 out of the 6 have roll bars which my Filipino friends say is rare.
A trip to Britain usually means a lot of diecasts, I managed to not buy any in Britain on a brief tip there (20-23 September),I did however pick up a few more Hot Wheels at the airport Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen on the way back.
Another model, which I have a few of is the DeAgostini GAZ 69 Fire Truck. I bought two this month. The reason was it was in Carrefour for just 7.35 lari the only DeAgostini model I could find in the store but at Drybridge Market they sell for up to 30 lari.
I also bought another DeAgostini model from Isaak in Vagzlis Basroba of a Moskvitch G5 Racing Car. I never realised Moskvitch had racing cars. This was 18 lari.
Nana’s stall also saw the purchase of a Yatming Hino Fire Dept Tow Truck for a mere 2 lari.
Totals: 22 models (last month 12)
9 Hot Wheels, 4 Matchbox, 3 DeAgostini, 2 Bburago, 1 Soviet/Russian made model, 1 Yatming, 1 RMZ, 1 Siku
2 Ferraris, 2 Nissan/Datsun, 2 Ford, 2 GAZ, 1 BMW, 1 Jaguar, 1 Toyota, 1 Moskvitch, 1 MG, 1 Innocenti, 1 Chevrolet, 1 Mercury, 1 VW, 1 Renault, 1 Porsche, 1 Studebaker
Cost 161.20 lari , the most expensive the Toyota GT86 for 18.90 lari.
The last three months have been over budget (100 lari/month), will I be less profligate in October?