Sunday, April 10, 2022

Mar 2022 Purchase

I walked past a very old mall near my estate and saw a shop (quite unsure of their core business) with toys. I spotted some toy car sets made by Pioneer, a diecast company in Hong Kong, which was already discontinued for years. I bought them without much hesitation although their asking price might be a few dollars more than the retail years ago. Some of their cars featured above are copy casting of Tomica which are in my collection range. Although not a real livery of racing cars, the Evo I, Supra, GTR and the Celica do look interesting enough for me. Although they don't have any licence from the car manufacturers but you are still able to make out what individual cars are replicating from. 

Some of the Pioneer are repackaged as Maruka. I was surprised that I am able to get Maruka packaging in Singapore as well. Although not a fan of construction vehicles but how often do you come across another Pioneer today. That dump truck do looks nice really.

I wonder if anyone has heard of MSZ? A diecast brand from China and they are licensed. This VW Amarok do look very much like a Majorette.

They do make Maserati Ghibli too in a few colours. It's quite unusual to see these cars made into Majorette scale. Why I say Majorette because they reminds me of them in size. 

I bought this US Jeep just because Mandarin has the same exact packaging like this. I still do not know who made this. No maker indicated on its base. 

I had a few Singapore patrol VW Beetle so just to get a Japanese one. Don't think I will complete the whole series as it's never ending. 

A Tomica Prototype Yveltal Wing Formula Pokemon racing car, a gift from my friend as he knows that I started collecting all these "weird" stuff which I couldn't find in retail.

Kia Potentia made by Kingstar in Korea. Guess what is this car based on? A Mazda Luce aka as a Mazda 929. Kia has a long history with Mazda starting from the 70s with the Familia (323 or the "3" today) rebadging as a Kia Brisa. Capella (626) was rebadge as the Capitol. The Mazda 121 was also rebadged as a Kia Pride (sold in Singapore as the Ford Festival). 

A Mach Baron made by Popy. I think this was way before I was born. The car has many missing parts and a junk piece but I just bought it since it's reasonably priced and unusual. Car based on a TV series and the donor car was a Fairlady. Interesting enough for me. 

A friend offered me a deal on this Conrad. These are high on my hunt list so it's a deal I couldn't resist. To get a W123 in this scale is so hard. Only West Germany then made the W123. Companies I can think of are Conrad and Schuco. I don't want to mention current day Matchbox as they are a far cry comparing to this. 

A friend asked another friend of mine to pass me these cars as he knows that I do love Jaguar because I used to have a X-Type (in fact 2 X-Type). Okay, I do understand that these are not X-Type but I do love S-Type or XJ as well. To find a X-Type in this scale is impossible. The closest one I had was by High Speed but it's actually a 1/72. The above example is made by Siku.

This is made by Realtoy which is hard to find today.  Realtoy used to be in abundance in Toy 'R Us but in recent years, they are almost extinct. 

Welly do made very nice livery of the S-Type. I have a few already but I just keep buying if I found more since they are not expensive to buy.

High Speed ended business years ago so it is very hard to find one of these. Simply love this one. 

That's all folks. Watch out for my April purchase. Seriously I do not know what I am buying every month. Sometimes I do surprised myself.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Feb 2022 Purchase

Bought one lot of old Chinese trucks recently. This one looks like a 50s/60s tow truck.

Dongfeng Garbage Truck

Another 50s Crane Truck 

Dongfeng Dumper Truck 

Dongfeng Tow Truck which I might be able to pair with Tomica or Majorette. 

This fire engine comes as a surprise to me. Looks the best among all these trucks. It has a fireman comes with it too. 

Beijing Jeep. Nicely made I have to say. 

Dongfeng Cement Truck. Only one that doesn't have any box.

I bought lots of blind box RMZ cars for my nephew. When he opened up this one, I thought he was holding a Tomica and asked him to pass me this car in exchange for another blind box. 

Mandarin VW Van in ambulance livery.

Bought one lot of junk cars and just kept 2 of them. One of them is a Hongwell Volvo estate.

The other is a Norev Peugeot RCZ.

Wanted to buy this one 12 years ago but seller insist to sell as a set as it has other Fairlady in other colours and livery. I just wanted Redbull version. Managed to get one after all these years. 

Tomica S800 made by Sting for the Hamamatsu 60s Sports Car Club.

I have this one long time ago but the box is not in it's greatest condition and the badge was missing. This is brand new and for a very reasonable price. 


Monday, February 14, 2022

Jan 2022 Purchase

I will try to document what I purchased from Jan 2022.

My monthly procured items will exclude new release or items able to buy from retail.

I had this truck loose years ago but came across one that has a box but the truck that came with the box isn't working anymore. Buying the box for my working truck.

Wanted to buy this set for a very long time. Just feel that I got to do it if I seen one next time. I am getting this set mainly because of the Porsche. 

Buying one big lot of Tomica and Dandy together with my friends. Here are some of the cars I pick in the lot. I find that the Coaster looks nice so I just pick this. 

I had this but in a different box. I don't hate this Hino firetruck so I will just have another.

Toyota Celica is another car in my collection range so I had to have this. 

Old racing cars livery are hard to resist. 

This one had Marlboro livery and you don't see many racing cars promoting cigarettes nowadays. 

I don't have this Renault and it is in very good condition.

One of the best domestic series vehicle in the lot. Another Hino truck for me.

Most trucks from the 70s do look nice. You can't go wrong having them in your collection.

This is one of the Foreign series cars I had when started collecting. 

I chose this because the condition is great. I love Elite too. 

Not really a fan of the double deck bus but the gold rims looks really good on it. 

This is the left over so I just have to take it. I do not have a choice. ;) 

Went to my cousin's shop and bought something for fun. This is released by one of the hotel chain in Japan. 

Kind of regret buying this one. The card is damaged and the rear wheels a little bend.

Maisto may be a lesser brand to Tomica but some of their cars are not easy to come by these days. Another car to look out for is the Honda Accord. 

Mandarin toys of Singapore is always high on my list. This should be the 3rd Mandarin Honda 1300 in my collection. Price is considered reasonable so I bought it. 

Road Champs Jaguar XJS in burgundy. 

'57 Corvette. Not a fan of this car but I just want to buy some Road Champs. 

Tune in for Feb 2022. Wonder what I will buy in February. That's all, folks.