They're not just toys

Monday, 28 February 2005

Items for pickup at the March 5 swapmeet

  1. dgsuyat - PAID
    1. HW 2002 FE #040 2001 Mini Cooper
    2. HW 2004 #168 Track Aces Corvette Stingray III
  2. Keaton - PAID
    1. HW 2005 FE #01 Realistix Ford Shelby Cobra Concept
    2. HW 2005 FE #35 Blings Quadra-Sound
  3. mechajol - PAID
    1. HW 2004 #113 Cereal Crunchers 1/5 '95 Camaro
    2. HW 2004 #114 Cereal Crunchers 2/5 8 Crate
    3. HW 2004 #115 Cereal Crunchers 3/5 1964 Lincoln Continental
    4. HW 2004 #116 Cereal Crunchers 4/5 1971 Plymouth GTX
    5. HW 2004 #117 Cereal Crunchers 5/5 '67 Pontiac GTO 5holes
    6. HW 2004 #117 Cereal Crunchers 5/5 '67 Pontiac GTO 5sp
  4. **speed-timer**: Hongwell Toys 'R' Us exclusive VW Microbus - PAID
  5. theArchitect - PAID
    1. HW 2004 #128 Ferrari Heat Series 1/5 Ferrari 360 Modena
    2. HW 2004 #129 Ferrari Heat Series 2/5 Ferrari F355 Challenge
    3. HW 2004 #130 Ferrari Heat Series 3/5 Ferrari 456M
    4. HW 2004 #131 Ferrari Heat Series 4/5 Ferrari 550 Maranello
    5. HW 2004 #132 Ferrari Heat Series 5/5 Ferrari 333SP
    6. HW 2004 #134 Final Run 2/5 Ferrari 308
    7. HW 2004 #136 Final Run 4/5 Cat-a-pult
    8. HW 1999 #2 FE '99 Mustang
    9. MBX VW Microbus
  6. tomylord - PAID
    1. Tomica M-28 Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES
    2. Tomica M-29 Toyota 2000 GT
  7. lecky - PAID
    1. AUTOart keychain, chrome
    2. Tomica Limited yellow
    3. JL Street Freaks yellow
    4. JL Street Freaks blue
  8. psilver: HW Tomb Raider two-pack - PAID
  9. McBeeper23: Three Kentoys Tuners, blue, red & silver - PAID

Thursday, 17 February 2005

Mini Minis

Mini Cooper 'Happy Digits' Mini Cooper 'Sinalco'
Mini Cooper 'Follow Me' Mini Cooper 'FW Nurnberg'
Mini Cooper 'Sony X-Plod' Mini Cooper Radio Energy Deutschland
Mini Cooper 'THW'

By Schuco

Payables

Gawd, I'm maxing out! :P Have to put things in order, before I go liquid.

  1. dgsuyat - PAID
  2. Keaton - PAID
  3. mechajol - PAID
  4. **speed-timer** - PAID
  5. theArchitect - PAID
  6. tomylord - PAID
  7. lecky - Php960
  8. killyrbf - US$22
  9. psilver - PAID

New pending items

  1. From dgsuyat: HW 2002 FE #40 '01 Mini Cooper & HW 2004 #168 Track Aces Corvette Stingray III - Php330 PAID & PICKED UP..
  2. From Keaton: HW 2005 FE #1 Realistix Ford Shelby Cobra & Blings Quadra Sound - Php160 PAID & PICKED UP.
  3. From mechajol: HW 2004 Cereal Crunchers set + variant - Php500 PAID & PICKED UP.
  4. From **speed-timer**: Hongwell Toys 'R' Us exclusive VW Microbus - Php350. PAID Pickup to be arranged.
  5. From theArchitect
    • HW 2004 Ferrari Heat series & Final Run Ferrari 308 - Php500
    • MBX VW Microbus & HW 2004 Final Run Cat-a-pult - Php160
    • HW 1999 FE '99 Mustang - Php200
    Total: Php860 PAID & PICKED UP..
  6. From tomylord (Tomica Museum, Php300 each)
    • M-28 Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES
    • M-29 Toyota 2000 GT
    Total: Php600. PAID Pickup to be arranged.
  7. From killyrbf: Ebay items - US$22
  8. From lecky
    • AUTOart keychain, chrome - Php470
    • Tomica Limited yellow - Php180
    • JL Street Freaks yellow - Php500
    • JL Street Freaks blue - Php500
    Total: Php550. Payment and pickup to be arranged.
  9. From psilver: HW Tomb Raider two-pack - Php590 PAID & PICKED UP.
  10. From toywizard (Tomicas):
    • Hino bus
    • Odakyu bus
    • McDonald's London bus
    • 30th Anniversary bus
    • McDonald's truck
    • 30th Anniversary truck
    • 30th Anniversary Fuso Wing truck
    • 30th Anniversary Wrapping bus
    • Toyota 2000 GT
    Total: Php1150. PAID & PICKED UP.
  11. From McBeeper23: Three Kentoys Tuners, blue, red & silver - Php600. PAID & PICKED UP.

Sunday, 6 February 2005

Setting limits

I'm overspeeding here, I think I need to take a break.

My collecting is doing great, but I'm having this compulsive tendency to buy items that "look good", veering me off my favored toys.

So, I've been thinking up my strategy, trying to set limits on what I'll be acquiring in the next few months. Here goes:

  • Rally-type Minis. I'm really fascinated by the history of the Mini, so I'll go for these.
  • "Good-looking" Tomicas. There I go again. Of course, I haven't sworn off Tomicas -- I started with those. Right now, I'll try to just get GT-types, buses and trucks, plus the occasional heavy equipment.
  • Muscle cars. Old school or modern, what the heck. My son has taken to liking these, so there's my excuse.

Man, talk about focusing! I. Can't. Do. It!!! Anyway, it'll still be Minis for me. The others are just "occasionals". I hope I can hold on to this commitment.

Better yet, I need to back off for a while. After I've paid my remaining pending items, I think I'll lay low a bit. <Crosses fingers.>