They're not just toys

Friday, 16 December 2005


Majorette, originally uploaded by nodezero.

Got this from Davao. :)

Sunday, 4 December 2005

December 2005 swapmeet hauls

Highspeed New Mini:

JoyCity New Mini Cooper:

Keychain Mini:

RealToy RAOKs:

RealX New Mini:

Vitesse Morris and Austin Minis:

Welly New Mini:

Widea Mini Cooper with flag roof:

Yatming Mini Cooper S

Wednesday, 30 November 2005

Yet another transactions post

  • JDM: RAOK!
    1. RealToy New Mini Cooper, custom red
  • civicboy: RAOK!
    1. JoyCity New Mini Cooper, red, 1:72
  • seal_23: PAID Php420.
    1. Yat-Ming New Mini Coopers, red, blue and yellow, 1:72
  • McBeeper23: PAID Php900.
    1. Vitesse Austin Mini, white
    2. Vitesse Morris Mini, green
    3. Mini Collection keychain
    4. Welly New Mini
    5. RAOK! RealToy New Mini, yellow
  • A+: PAID
    1. Acrylic cases, 5 pieces Php400.
    2. Widea four-pack 1:87 Mini Coopers, with flag roof Php500.
  • ajie: PAID Php160.
    1. 05 HW Realistix Buick Riviera, K-Mart variant
  • edkny: PAID Php200.
    1. RealX New Mini, UK flag roof, blue
  • epsrosal: PAID Php700.
  • lecky: Selling Php960
    1. AUTOart keychain, chrome
    2. TL yellow
    3. MBX blue
    4. HW 2004 FE C6 Corvette
    5. HW 2004 Autonomicals Sol-Aire

Wednesday, 2 November 2005

Welly, Motormax, Hotwheels, Matchbox, Cararama, JL, Fastlane

Welly Limited Edition Arizona Diamondbacks New Mini

Motormax Austin Mini

Matchbox Mini Cooper S, striped bonnet

Matchbox Mini Cooper S, striped bonnet - RAOK from Noypi

Johnny Lightning 2005 Lightning Strike

Hot Wheels 2003 Hall of Fame Greatest Rides New Mini

Hot Wheels 2005 Open Stock

Cararama Rally Mini Cooper

Fastlane Austin Mini and New Mini

More photos here in my Flickr photo set.

Friday, 14 October 2005

New transactions

  • lecky: Selling Php960
    1. AUTOart keychain, chrome
    2. TL yellow
    3. MBX blue
    4. HW 2004 FE C6 Corvette
    5. HW 2004 Autonomicals Sol-Aire
  • epsrosal: Selling Phpxxx
    1. Welly Arizona Diamond Backs limited edition
    2. JL 2005 Lightning Strike, red with US flag roof
  • tjtan: PAID Php720.
    1. HW 05 Realistix #9 Firestorm
    2. HW 05 Realistix #10 Acura HSC Concept
    3. HW 05 Realistix #11 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    4. HW 05 Realistix #12 Symbolic
    5. HW 05 Realistix #13 Formul8r
    6. HW 05 Realistix #14 Bully Goat
    7. HW 05 Realistix #15 Split Decision
    8. HW 05 Realistix #17 Cockney Cab II
  • Rollie F. Doinog: PAID Php140.
    1. HW '63 Thunderbird
    2. HW Jeepster, green
  • edkny: PAID Php100.
    1. HW 2005 Open Stock Mini Cooper, black
  • A+: PAID Php400.
    1. Johnny Lightning six-car acrylic case
  • McBeeper23: PAID Php275.
    1. MBX, blue with striped bonnet
    2. Motormax Austin Mini, blue
    3. FastLane Mini Coopers two-pack (Austin Mini, beige, and New Mini, yellow)
  • theArchitect: PAID
    1. VW Microbus Concept, grey (from 10-car boxed set) Php100.
    2. VW Microbus Concept, silver with white (from 5-car boxed set) Php160.
  • mercedes boy: PAID Php600
    1. JL VW 1965 Type 2 Pickup, white with grey
    2. JL VW 2000 New Beetle, white
    3. JL VW Microbus Concept
    4. JL VW Samba Bus, white with yellow
  • remington_siy: PAID Php1000.
    1. TL Toyota 2000GT set
    2. HW 2003 HOF New Mini Cooper
  • killyrbf: PAID $22.
    1. JL Italian Job blue
    2. JL Italian Job white
    3. Five JL Scrapin'
    4. HW 2002 Treasure Hunt
    5. Motormax Austin Mini, olive
    6. Tomica #F8/#88, British racing green
  • jay151515: PAID
    1. HW 2002 #200 Mini Cooper, green, no tampo, 5SP wheels Php350
    2. MBX 2003 #75 Mini Cooper S, red Php200

Friday, 23 September 2005

New acquisitions

High Speed 1:87 black New Minis with flag roof.

Highspeed 1:87 New Minis
Highspeed 1:87 New Minis

Thursday, 25 August 2005

Crazy over Minis

Ack! I'm hooked! I can't seem to control myself now when it comes to Mini Coopers.

I was browsing at EvilBay when I got transported over to this cool hobby shop. Of course, my first resort was to type in "Mini Cooper" in the search box, and voila! I'm in Mini dreamland. Here are a few pics:

Cute, yes?

Tuesday, 19 July 2005

Johnny Lightning checklists

Not Minis, but part of my fledgling collection nevertheless.

The PDF document is over here.

Taking care of my diecast acrylic display case

Just got me a 24-car acrylic display case from Mopar over at the forum.

Mopar, aka Jun Sanchez (contact details here) is a cool guy; very skilled, too, and it shows in his products. Photos over here. He emailed me a guide on taking care of the display case, which follows:


  1. Dust should first be removed with a soft-bristled brush.
  2. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe off dirt; never use tissue or toilet paper -- they will produce hairline scratches on the acrylic's surface. Don't air-dry or water marks will be left on the surface. Wipe dry with another soft dry cloth.
  3. A soft cloth saturated in kerosene can be safely used to remove adhesive residue (from Scotch or masking tapes).
  4. To avoid leaving fingerprints on the doors (when opening and closing), use a suction cup instead of your bare finger/s. You don't have to totally suck the suction cup onto the door, just use a part of it to move the doors sideways.


  1. Never place the case where it will be exposed to intense direct sunlight. This will produce hairline cracks on the acrylic in the long-term.
  2. The rubber tires of ALL Tomica Limited (TL)™ cars "poison" the acrylic and will produce unsightly white marks on the acrylic two to three months after they have been continously placed in the case. To avoid this, place strips of Scotch (clear) tape onto the spot where the wheels will be positioned. Wheels of some Hongwell/Cararama® cars also produce the same ugly marks. (Mopar) has not encountered this problem with the rubber tires all other cars, e.g. 100% Hot Wheels®.


Mopar writes: "Accidents do happen. In case a part of the case detaches, NEVER attempt to repair or reglue it with Mighty Bond® or any other similar-type glue; I think they're called 'cryanoacrylate' glue. They also poison, even melt, the acrylic. Just inform me and I'll repair your case free of charge.

"Lastly, and this is important, the case you got from me is a DISPLAY CASE NOT A CARRYING CASE. It is intended to be placed, more or less permanently, in a certain location within your home or workplace. My case can only take so much, and filling it with cars and carrying it around, say, during swap meets, is not one of them."

Enjoy your case and happy hunting!

For more information, contact Mopar / Jun Sanchez at +63 (916) 292 0869 or email him <[email protected]>.

Alternating rows to accommodate longer 1:64 diecast cars.

Holds 36 1:64 diecast cars.

Holds six cars in a mirrored setup so the front, rear and both sides of the cars can be viewed.

The tri-mirrored case in action.

Holds 36 carded Hotwheels® cars.

Sunday, 17 July 2005

Trade, pending items - updated

  1. mopar:
    • Selling Acrylic display case, 24 cars Php1000
  2. A+: Selling Php380.
    • HW Batman Begins Roachmobile
    • HW Batman Begins Batcopter
  3. ajie:
    • Selling 2001 Fastlane Mini Cooper, green Php250.
  4. lecky: Selling Php960
    • AUTOart keychain, chrome
    • TL yellow
    • MBX blue
    • HW 2004 FE C6 Corvette
    • HW 2004 Autonomicals Sol-Aire
  5. mikes:
    • Selling: HW 2004 #125 Star Spangled 1965 Mustang Php80.
  6. epsrosal: Selling Php400.
    • Motormax New Mini, green
    • Motormax New Mini, red
    • Motormax New Mini, olive
    • Motormax New Mini, beige
    • Realtoy Kidzworld Mini, yellow - 2 pieces
    • Realtoy New Mini, red
    • Realtoy New Mini, blue
  7. **speed-timer**: Selling Php300.
    • Majorette New Mini, red
    • Majorette New Mini, silver
  8. blade:
      Selling Php500.
    • JL Street Freaks r11 Mini Cooper S, black with black roof
    • JL VW Microbus Concept, blue
    • HW 2004 #31 FE Batmobile FREE
  9. Efrenn:
    • Buying: HW 2003 #34 FE Tooned Mustang Php100
  10. noy2k:
    • Trading: HW 2004 #127 Star Spangled 1963 Corvette for HW 2004 #117 Cereal Crunchers 1967 Pontiac GTO.
  11. killyrbf: PAID $22.
    • JL Italian Job blue
    • JL Italian Job white
    • Five JL Scrapin'
    • HW 2002 Treasure Hunt
  12. neo70: PAID Php180
    • HW 2005 Racing Ford Escort
    • HW 2005 Racing Mustang Cobra
  13. waw_550: PAID Php500
    • HW 2004 FE Dodge Tomahawk
    • HW 2005 FE Realistix Airy 8
    • HW 2005 Rebel Rides Outsider
    • HW 2005 Rebel Rides Blast Lane
    • HW 2005 Rebel Rides W-Oozie
    • HW 2005 Rebel Rides Scorchin' Scooter
    • HW 2005 Rebel Rides Fright Bike
  14. j53: PAID Php950 + Php100 S&H
    • JL VW Kharmann Ghia, VW2 Release 3, green
    • JL VW Kharmann Ghia, VW2 Release 3, white/blue
    • JL 1966 VW Samba Bus, Release 3, white/grey
    • JL 1966 VW Beetle, Release 6, black
  15. kamikaze: PAID Php1400
    • HW 2002 FE Ferrari P4 — for aPe-
    • HW 2002 FE Honda Sprocket
    • HW 2004 #1 FE Batmobile
    • HW 2004 #2 FE 1969 Dodge Charger
    • HW 2004 #5 FE 1968 Nova
    • HW 2004 Ferrari Heat 2/5 Ferrari F355 Challenge
    • HW 2004 Ferrari Heat 3/5 Ferrari 456M
    • HW 2005 Final Run Buick Wildcat

Thursday, 2 June 2005

Sunday, 15 May 2005

Hotwheels hot list

Image Year Series Collector #
2000 First Editions #30 90
2001 2001 Issue 158
2002 Treasure Hunt 11
2002 First Editions #28 40
2002 First Editions #28 40
2002 Hot Wheels 200
2002 Hot Wheels Collectors .Com 200
2002 Hot Wheels Collectors .Com 200
2003 Mothers Wax Special Edition C5772
2003 Hall of Fame - Greatest Rides B0948
2003 Crazed Clown #2 96
2004 from Tiki Torchers 5-pack B3595
2005 Treasure Hunt 130

Photos from South Texas Diecast Collectors Club and 67 Diecast.