Let it Snow…

Here in Tbilisi, we don’t get a lot of snow, but when we get some it provides a simple natural backdrop for our Matchbox cars. Sometimes, I get out of the city to areas where there is plenty of snow, like Bakuriani. I hope to visit Bakuriani again later in February, I’ll be sure to…

Monthly Acquisitions : January 2017

The month started off very restrained, by the 17th, I had only added one model to my collection the amazing Hot Wheels Fairlady 2000 designed by Jun Imai. I had been ill at the start of the month and stayed in a lot, I also made only one visit to Drybridge Market. Then, I discovered…

Soviet Cars: Lada

“Lada”  («Ла́да») was originally the export brand for models sold under the “Zhiguli” name in the domestic Soviet market. I currently have a dozen Ladas in my collection, some made in USSR, the others made in China. Most are 1:43 scale, the exceptions are a 1:27 scale Niva, a 1:36 scale 110 and a 1:64…

Hot Wheels 2017

Last year, I had to wait until February, to see any of the new Hot Wheels models for 2016 reach the shops of Tbilisi. This year a few have arrived earlier. Last month, I saw some in XS Toys and picked up a 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck. Yesterday, visiting Pepela in Marjanshvili, I…

Happy New Year

Mutlu yıllar, that is Happy New Year in Turkish. I noticed in the stats, that last month this blog had most views from Turkey, I know there are many collectors in Turkey, on Facebook I am in a couple of Turkish based collecting groups, but it was still a bit surprising as I write in…