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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover yesterday at 05:55.

LaLD Car Week: The Black Widow

LaLD Car Week: The Black Widow

Representing the 50's will be a NASCAR Hall of Famer. You can check out the full history and write-up I did about this racer here :

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 17, 2019 at 20:25.

LaLD Car Week: Vengeance

LaLD Car Week: Vengeance

The start of an automotive war after the roof of a deal caved in and the birth of an American hero. The first American entry to win the coveted 24 hr of LeMans.

It is said the estimated cost of development for the GT40 is around $350 million in today’s money, all for the sake to get back at a hot headed Italian with a purple ink pen. Coincidentally enough, that number isn’t too far to how...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 16, 2019 at 19:40.

LaLD Car Week: Philosophy

LaLD Car Week: Philosophy

A simple formula that created the beginning of a legend.

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 16, 2019 at 06:37. 2 comments

Dad, WTH Did You Buy!?

Dad, WTH Did You Buy!?

Don’t worry, I know the LaLD Car Week rule: only one Car Week post per day. Which is why this isn’t a Car Week post, but a teaser on what will be featured next week.

Now, Aurora the husky and the shop mascot is a pretty brave pup. She even scared off a bear one time on a camping trip, she is also never deterred by any car that shows up to the shop no matter how many cylinders or how loud the...

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 15, 2019 at 21:05. 6 comments

LaLD Car Week: Icon

LaLD Car Week: Icon

When mentioning the 80's, it’s nearly impossible to not mention the legendary F40. The silhouette of this car is virtually iconic and even those that have no interest in cars or no idea what an F40 is sees it and know its totally rad!

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 14, 2019 at 20:50. 1 comments

LaLD Car Week: Supremacy

LaLD Car Week: Supremacy

The 90's was an epic time for the automotive industry. After going through two decades of rocky progress with the oil crisis in the 70's follow by lackluster designs of the 80's. The 90's was a huge comeback such as the JDM “Bubble Era” boom that inspired a generation to this day. But still overshadowed by this.

The McLaren F1, the car that made the automotive world stood still. Went on to...

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 13, 2019 at 21:31. 1 comments

LaLD Car Week: Reborn

LaLD Car Week: Reborn

The craziest Godzilla of them all.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Nissan’s motorsport and tuning division Nismo. Nissan set out to create a special edition model based on their flagship performance car. The infamous R34 GT R. However there’s a big problem, production of the R34 GT R ended roughly a year before Nismo hit the milestone.

So the Nismo team searched the Japan...

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Aug 12, 2019 at 23:23. 2 comments

LaLD Car Week: Sequel

LaLD Car Week: Sequel

In the case with movies, a lot of sequels tend to be terrible. It’s the same with cars, but some sequels are also epic.

For years, the Bugatti Veyron was praised for its engineering. Considered to be the Concorde of Automobiles, the car of the decade as it achieved impossible boundaries and then some.

With that sort of acclaim, the successor must be good. Its fair to say Bugatti achieved it...

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 31, 2019. 11 comments

Wagon Wednesday: Superwagons

Wagon Wednesday: Superwagons

At last, the dynamic duo is complete.

Like many of you, I love wagons and believe there should be more of them. The idea of practicality to match the current sea of crossovers without having the handling characteristics of a barge should be common sense for all. But a station wagon with practicality and the performance to match if not outclass a supercar is even better. That brings us to the...

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Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 17, 2019.

Teutonic Tuesday: Evolution

Teutonic Tuesday: Evolution

Desperate time calls for desperate measures.

1995 was a hard time for Porsche in the motorsport scene. They were struggling to win in the WEC, the Porsche 962s being entered were showing its age alongside newcomers such as the McLaren F1 GTR and their newest entrants to the GT1 class at the time the 911 GT2 Evos were suffering reliability issues after uprating the power output to compete in...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Anyone Looking For These?

Anyone Looking For These?

I’m at Dollar Tree picking up a few things and came across these. Anyone still looking for one? I’ll stay at the store for 10 minutes.

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

EDC 2016

EDC
EDC 2016

A new year meaning new look for my EDC Vega as well as new adventures laying ahead. I was surprised how well the thing hold up with very little wear and tear, the only major damage it got last year was a scuff on the back window.

The EDC Vega’s recent adventure was encountering this atrocity:

I still couldn’t believe that a) someone actually bought one of these and b) Scion still exist

The...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Picked Up 2 More...

Picked Up 2 More...

Nissan 180SXs, who needs them?

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Brief Program Interruption

Brief Program Interruption

The poll on voting on the new EDC to take over the Chevy Vega is ending soon, there’s still approximately 1 day left to vote on your favorite cast from the lineup shown in the post below:

2016 New EDC Poll!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the vote for the new 2016 EDC is here. As a recap, about a year ago, I…

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Voting can be done through the voting platform provided at the bottom of the...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

The Demon Love Child

The Demon Love Child

Of one of the most popular muscle cars on the silver screen and an all capable off-roader, you get this:

Looks ready to tackle anything from a Baja 1000 race to a zombie apocalypse. Oh yeah and dropping it from a military cargo plane at 10,000 feet to save a hacker (which is what the little opening in the roof on the passenger side is for) that can track down anyone on the globe. No...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

An Overdue Roundup

An Overdue Roundup

In the past month and a half or so from between the time I from my Taiwan trip to now I’ve made a few HAWLS and completed HWEPS. However, life happened, my job switch, school, and the fact the stores have minimal of everything had changed my plans for my post and limited my time on LaLD. But today, I finally got a small window of time to complete my wish. Since the post is a bit clustered,...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Payday HAWL/HWEP

Payday HAWL/HWEP

Got paid at work, hit up Walmart and came back with...

Some beautiful Swedes

I really should’ve saved them for Swedish Saturday (tomorrow) but just said “nah” just post it now. I picked one up for myself and the other for trade.

This wagon is your typical MBX, pure excellence. Generous on the details, bang on proportions and the Polestar blue is an excellent choice and display fun and creativity...

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

A New Series?

A New Series?

So this strange idea came to me when I saw these 2 park alongside each other:

Should I do a diecast head to head post? It’s not uncommon to do comparison between diecast brands, but what about comparison between specific cars models in diecast form?

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Teutonic Tuesday Help

Teutonic Tuesday Help

I keep forgetting to post this and I thought it’ll somewhat fit for today. I recently got this Mercedes through a pending trade and there’s something wrong with it. The window is deformed, does anybody know how to fix this? Any ideas would be appreciated. :)

Kimba the Diecast Lover Kimba the Diecast Lover Jul 15, 2019.

Yay or Nay?

Yay or Nay?

So I’m in front of a drawer of Tomicas and one of the cars in there is this:

The question is, should I pull the trigger on it? Should I go for this or should I just go down the Matchbox route instead. Both aren’t exactly lacking in the detail department and both are the RHD Japanese spec, the Tomica comes with removable roof but the MBX have killer wheels compare to the Tomica, this is a tough...

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