Mercedes Hot Wheels

Mattel has recently renewed its license with Mercedes after many years. Matchbox has put out a great model of the six wheeled G63 AMG 6 x 6, the first new Mercedes model from the Mattel brands since the license renewal. Hot Wheels are putting out a yellow AMG GT, which also looks fantastic. More details…

3 lari, 3 inch models

This month I have found a few secondhand models at a couple of new hunting grounds. Around the central station in Tbilisi is a sprawling market known as Vagzlis Basroba. I have visited many times looking for models. Recently, however, I discovered a secondhand toy stall amongst the secondhand clothing stalls. There was a basket…

Paul McCartney Mini

When I travel, I like to pick up a few diecast models on my trip. Visiting England and France usually turns over some good finds. Recent trips to Italy (2016) and Turkey (2017) have proved a little disappointing. In Turkey, after a brief afternoon in Ankara I headed to the tourist area of Cappadocia, full…

K.I.T.T.

K.I.T.T. is the car from Knight Rider. I’ve seen this car on the pegs for a couple of months, but I wasn’t particularly interested in it, as I had never seen the eighties TV Series from which it is derived. It is a good looking car, based on an ’82 Pontiac Trans Am, one of the…

Hot Wheels Temptation

There are a lot of tempting Hot Wheels models on the pegs at present. NotI haven’t found  all the ones I want (I haven’t seen the VW Kafer racer yet) but I have picked up a lot of my recent wants. Looking at the pegs in Smart there aren’t many models which don’t interest me…

Hot Wheel (sic) Porsche Turbo

The black Porsche Turbo (of which I have two) is a Hot Wheels copy. There are lots of cheap Chinese models on the Tbilisi market that are trying to dupe buyers into thinking they are genuine Hot Wheels product. The packaging is blatantly in Hot Wheels’ colours with the flame logo. I have posted about…

Hot Wheels 2017 B Case

There are a few stockists of Hot Wheels in Tbilisi with the new 2017 models : Carrefour, Pepela, XS Toys, Super and Smart… but all of them seem to have their selection from the B Case. Hot Wheels puts out 15 cases a year, and some cars overlap but some are not found in every…