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vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 18, 2019 at 20:59. 3 comments

News From the Great White North (EDIT-Better Photo)

News From the Great White North (EDIT-Better Photo)

Upcoming JDM Car Culture releases:

From:

r/HotWheels - Hitting Canada

159 votes and 38 comments so far on Reddit

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Who will find them first...?

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vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 17:28.

Catching up on HWEPs and RAOKs

Catching up on HWEPs and RAOKs

It’s been a long time coming for most of these, so I apologize if anyone thought I forget to acknowledge them. Most recently, was a HWEP with CyborgAbe, so I will start with it:

The items in the baggie are the Hearse Landau Bar molds he made from thermoplastic for me. He did a post describing the process, so those may look familiar. I also picked out the MBX Ghe-O Rescue vehicle from his trade...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 15:23.

Looking For Yatming Help, Please...

Looking For Yatming Help, Please...

I have a nice little Yatming Blazer that needs a little work and I’d like to ask those who have gone before me, what’s in there...?

Looks fine up in the air, but once it comes back down to earth,
the problem becomes obvious

I don’t know if all Yatmings have the same suspension or not...do they? I don’t know what to be prepared for. I’ve seen brands that have the axles tucked under a piece of...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 15:16.

Mopar Monday Teaser

Mopar Monday Teaser

I’m really going to miss this kind of thing...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 15:02.

Customs questions - materials?

Customs questions - materials?

Apparently, aerosol stripper does not store well, so I will be cleaning off the goo and starting over.
What is a good stripper that can be cleaned up with water (hopefully not wrecking a septic system while doing so), and has the least fumes? I can deal with some fumes, but I still have a headache from the application last night, even though it was done outside and the bodies were brought back...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 11:52.

Hot Wheels '70 Camerror-o®

Hot Wheels '70 Camerror-o®

I don’t generally look for error cars, but this one caught my eye because of the twistedness of it all. Something in the way it sat in the blister looked, well, off.

The photo doesn’t really give the same view I had when it was hanging on the pegs at walmart. Think back to when all the gear heads jacked up the rear of their cars. If you really wanted to get it just so, you had separate air...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 11:25.

Silver Outlaw 356 spotted...

Silver Outlaw 356 spotted...

On the bay.
I don’t have any photos of my own, so I’ll just point you to the water the bay.
Looks good! Case H.

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 10:26.

Well Deserved Field Trip...

Well Deserved Field Trip...

If I do say so myself. I’ve done a lot of work on the house recently. Well, one room. But it can be a lot of work for an old retiree, so I’ve found that a couple hour break at the indoor outdoor flea and vacuum repair was in order.
And I found a thing...:

...I think. Tomica No. 17 Cherry X-1. Poor thing rolls with a bit of an over-steer. I’ve seen the inserts missing on wheels before, but...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 04:38.

Grocery Hawler

Grocery Hawler

me...that is. I went foraging for food, found fighter first:

Another series I wouldn’t have known existed if someone hadn’t left one behind for me to find. Will HWEP.
Here’s an at-no-extra-charge bonus photo of a Majorette Pontiac Trans Sport:

Happy Hunting...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 04:09.

MBX '56 Ford Pickup Wanted...

MBX '56 Ford Pickup Wanted...

I traded away all my Ford F-100 trucks,
and now I need one.
Does anyone have a loose pickup that needs a new home?
Nothing fancy, just the mainline released plain pickup. Variation not important, as long as the window glass is intact.
I’ll be updating my trades page at some as-yet undetermined time (I’m learning...) but there’s plenty up now.
http://jpharan.com/trades or

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 03:25.

Attack of The Clones! Smawl Hawl is Awl

Attack of The Clones! Smawl Hawl is Awl

I was out shopping anyway so I stopped in at the ol’ indoor/outdoor fleaquarium:

Left to right: Unbranded Matchbox 308 GTB ripoff...the Pioneer livery one to be more specific, unbranded Tomica (?) Corvette ripoff, unbranded Tomica ‘78 Lotus/Ford JPS ripoff (with bent wing from pit lane incident...), and another Tomica ripoff, the Firebird Trans Am. I love them all, but there were “real”...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 01:59.

Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

I’ll let the seller’s own photos tell the tale:

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My mate from down under sent this to be shared so anyone collecting the resin prototypes might be prevented from falling for cheap crap. My words.
Something, something about one being born every minute...??

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 15, 2019 at 01:56.

WIP 935...Update

WIP 935...Update

The most recent spoiler/wing harvested from the 934.5 has taken a beating, but it hasn’t been scored up by errant file strokes, as was the last one.

Test fit! It’s hard to hold two pieces in alignment while trying to take a photo with the other hand, so these are a tad blurry:

I still think I could get a tighter fit, but I don’t want to get hung up by going all perfectionist on this one....

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 21:53.

Do It Yourself? Or, Leave It To The Pros?

Do It Yourself? Or, Leave It To The Pros?

Spotted in the Walmart parking lot: Convertible wagon? Chevy Rampside reborn? Doorside? Early Avalanche prototype?
Front seat is intact, there is a Taxi divider type window arrangement behind the front seat, and a roll up rear window(?).

????

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 21:41.

Secret Super Santa Sent Some Spiffy Stuff

Secret Super Santa Sent Some Spiffy Stuff

Thank you to my Super Secret, Look Around. I appreciate it, my friend!

Warning, Dad joke ahead...(I’m trying to stop, really...)

Tuk-Tuk, Tuk-Tuk, Duk-Duk, Goose!

I’ll show my self out now.
Thanks Look Around!

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 18:22.

Old News? New News? Dually News...

Old News? New News? Dually News...

Just came across what looks like reissues, but may have been out for a while. Either way, I can still use a couple of these if anyone finds extras of these IRL

Thanks.

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 17:54.

Leftover Pumpkin Pie, Anyone?

Leftover Pumpkin Pie, Anyone?

I’ll be coming back over the river and through the woods later today after spending Thanksgiving with friends, and I know there are RAOK and HAWL packages waiting for me. I’ll be on the road when this pops up, so, until then, have a slice...

I hope everyone had a happy and peaceful holiday!

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 15:37.

HWs Gumball 3000 Subaru Impreza WRX

HWs Gumball 3000 Subaru Impreza WRX

On the way back from court this morning I found this bent carded last one. No images on the card back so I don’t know what else is in the series. BRB...

EDIT: quick bay watch shows only this one in this packaging. But the F#(&!* snot nosed punk who couldn’t afford to buy them all just had to bend the card.
Good thing this is a family friendly blog...lol

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 15:31.

P.S.A. Virus Alert Scam...UpDated w/screenshot

P.S.A. Virus Alert Scam...UpDated w/screenshot

There is a scam going around that opens a window in your browser, declares you have some Zeus virus, a voice over warns they will freeze your computer if you don’t fix it and it wants you to call a number.
BTW, they say they ARE Microsoft and they’ll walk you through the virus removal...meanwhile they are stealing your info and installing more malware.
I’ve seen this on my laptop, but not the...

vdubyajohn vdubyajohn Jul 14, 2019 at 14:55.

Bowlin' For Dollars

Bowlin' For Dollars

I’m the only one who gets that, so, moving on...
I took a shot at this bowl of diecast at the flea market, for some reason...? I’m getting dangerously close to buying whole buckets again...arrgghhh!
ahem, excuse me. The bowl in question:

SIKU Mercedes, Playart 914 (minus window), etc. visible. Seller wanted $30 for the lot. The guy behind me was making noises like he wanted to see, so I offered...

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