Monthly Acquisitions : May 2016

Surprisingly, I managed to stay within my budget this month. I have been finding a lot more of the different Hot Wheels series in Tbilisi, from the Porsche Series I added a Carrera GT and from the 007 series I got a Ford Mustang Mach 1 from Diamonds are Forever. Carrefour and Super Toys both…

Packet from USA

I don’t do many trades by post, the postal service here is unreliable and the cost is high. I have made a couple of trades with a friend in Estonia, which I have documented in earlier posts: Estonia 1 and Estonia 2 I have now exchanged packets with Marc, a fellow blogger and model car…

Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

I have just noticed Kinsmart have produced a 1:34 scale  Lamborghini Miura P400 SV. It looks fabulous and at 8 lari ($3.50) good value, when Mondo Motors model of a Miura costs over twice as much and is of inferior quality. This is one of my favourite cars, I expect I will end up getting…

Dutch Cars

A few cars have been made in the Netherlands like Volvo S40, Smart Forfour and Mitsubishi Carisma. However, when I think of Dutch cars, I think of two brands DAF and Spyker. Matchbox made a 1904 Spyker like in the film “Genevieve“in their Yesteryear range. The only Dutch car I have is an OSI DAF…

Korean Cars

I see a lot of Korean cars on the streets of Tbilisi, after Toyota; Hyundai and Kia are the most popular new cars in Georgia. In my diecast collection, however, I only have one, a Hyundai Tiburon, I found at Drybridge Market. I have only seen a few Hyundai Models in the shops and markets…