Maybe I shouldn’t work at Hot Wheels. Never would I have imagined that the Gulf Galaxie and the Camaro would be left to rot while that little red truck with the crummy pipes would go flying off the pegs.
Finally made it to the collectibles show during my trip to LA. Didn’t spend myself all the way into penury like I thought I would, but I still did AOK.
Got a positively huge shipment in from my man in the Inland Empire.
Dipped into my local Walgreens after a half day of jury duty and found this bad boy. This is my first.
I kind of impulsively snagged this during my Saturday Peg Miracle, but I am happy to send it to a home where it will be better appreciated. Does anyone want it? It’s yours for retail cost plus shipping.
As I get deeper into collecting outside of my diorama projects, my tastes tend towards nostalgia. I love the 70s Z, so I’ve piled up a ton of those.
Those are some tests I’m running for an asphalt texture, on bare wood, which is going to be the base. On the left, joint compound, which I realize isn’t going to work because it’s STILL soft after several weeks. Oh well.
Yeah, I’ve been quiet. And that’s because the pegs have been barren around me. I basically hit a month-plus dry spell that had me questioning getting into this mess in the first place.
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.