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304/365 – Happy Halloween. Yep, I did it. I opened a car that was selling for $15 at the convention. This was one of the most sought after cars this fall, and I was going out of my mind trying to get my hands on one. But patience paid off, and my local Kroger affiliate got a shipper in, and I was able to get two. One to keep pristine, one to open and photograph. All for under $5. Stay patient when on the hunt people, don’t give in to the scalpers.

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Kool Kombi

303/365 – At last, my set of mainline Kool Kombis is complete. I had a loose Super, but this one had eluded me. I guess that is what happens when you are boycotting your local WalMarts – cars get harder to find. Now to get the Toy Fair and Mexico Convention versions…

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Emergency Squad

302/365 – Yes, another of my big thrift store finds from last weekend. This 70’s Hot Wheels Rescue Squad is in great shape, though a few chips exist in the paint. Really happy with this find.

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Ramblin Wrecker

301/365 – Another of my thrift store finds – a 70s Hot Wheels Ramblin Wrecker. It’s a bit beat up, and the axles are bent, but it still seems like it’s in decent shape for it’s age.

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Nissan Skyline

300/365 – This Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline was among my thrift store finds this weekend. While there are likely people who would give a limb for one, I have $2 for the whole bag of cars that were with it.

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57 Chevy

299/365 – Yes, this Hot Wheels ’57 Chevy convertible is cool, but it’s not what the pic is about. The stow-n-go playset that I positioned it is the focus of this post. I went out yesterday, making the thrift store circuit, looking for accessories for my Halloween costume. I got lucky at 2 of the 3 thrift stores I went to, finding various cool things. This playset was very well loved (meaning it’s in rough shape), but for $2, I couldn’t pass it up. I also scored a 4 lane Hot Wheels downhill racetrack for $2.50 yesterday. It’s not always about finding the latest and greatest stuff. Finding cool old things is just as rewarding too. I really like this hobby.

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298/365 – a unique car, taking a design cue from a WWII airplane.

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1970 Plymouth Barracuda

297/365 – Yeah, it’s got a Hemi.

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Firebird Funny Car

296/365 – You all know by now that I love drag racing, and funny cars especially. This gorgeous Hot Wheels Firebird Funny Car isn’t mine though. A friend at DieCastAway heard that my 9yo daughter likes the pink cars, so he sent some. She might like some of the others more, but this one is easily my favorite. I’m planning to share pics of the others in coming days or weeks, so you will be able to decide for yourself.

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Convention Kool Kombi

295/365 – I don’t have very many customs. When I saw that this one was being made though, I had to have it. I am definitely on a Kool Kombi kick right now. My most recent acquisition is the M&M’s version (pics of it coming later). Mr. Sterling did a fantastic job on this one though, and I owe him a huge thanks for setting one aside for me. DieCastAway is a great community, and Mr. Sterling is a huge part of why it works so well. I appreciate him letting me be a part of it. People like him are what this hobby should be about – not the “kill or be killed” attitude so many “collectors” seem to have over Supers and such.

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