I must have turned my nose up at these half a dozen times. But there I was in Safeway and they were just sitting there. And I figured, what the hell... I don’t have ANYTHING in Spectraflame in my entire collection. Well, until today.
It’s finally out and it's glorious.
Decided to hunt at O’Reilly for the first time. I only noticed it because I went to Dollar Tree (which was a total bust) and there it was across the street.
I find myself in a curious place in life where my 7-year-old daughter and I both watch toy unboxing videos on YouTube. (Lamley Group, Shopkins, same same.) So when I started occasionally DLM-ing cars, she decided that this would be her job
I still have a few bells and whistles I may add, but I think this thing is close enough to make its debut.
2nd UPDATE: Talked with HW over Twitter. They’re issuing refunds, though the CSR didn’t seem to know that these cost $5 each instead of $1. They said these can’t be replaced, which makes sense. I suspected that another manufacturing run would be unprecedented. Still, someone in Thailand is probably getting a crap…
Just a quick entry to this one. I went from having no 911s to having five in the blink of an eye. And now I totally get the appeal of these little bug-eyed beauties.
I’m 40. Oh geez. Look at that stupid number. So stupid. Stupid pointy 4 and dopey round 0. I hate you both.
The Hitler Reacts meme has been my very favorite thing on the internet for years. Something about the petty rage set against the grandest stakes in history just tickles me to no end.
Finally had some luck on the pegs after a really dry couple weeks. Of note:
Yes, I associate the Porsche 911 with Michael Bolton, but in a good way.
Since I went down south for another family visit, it only seemed fitting that I bring some old cars back with me. Again, this isn’t all of the old collection, but it’s a pretty good hawl all the same.
This was a quick and dirty custom, in every sense of the word. But I knew there was no way in heaven or hell that any company would make this. So I had to.
Back at my parents’ house for the weekend. What should I smuggle back this go round?
UPDATE: Wow, the response on IG has been incredible so far, both with LALD’ers and otherwise. The diecast community is a really good bunch. Scalpers notwithstanding...
Visiting my family in LA and I piggybacked onto a Target run. Look what followed me home.
Behold! I have made a parking garage! The most forgettable, banal, and downright ugly of all human creations!
Found the Chevy at Target. I hadn’t seen it on the pegs before but it won me over in person. I also saw the Econoline but just couldn’t convince myself to do it. Just.. no.
No, this is not about that hawl from Nate. That’s still messing me up a little. So many VW Pickups...
OK now I’ve really gone too far. But how could I say no? I got a tasty hawl of cars I wanted (mostly on the bottom row) plus some collateral... whatever the opposite of damage is. Now that they’re at my house I can admit I would have paid what I paid without the extras just for the ones I wanted. The rest might meet…