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.
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.
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.
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.