anyone pick anything up at kdays on Nov 5th? I didnt get to make it out.
No pics yet (will add shortly), but I picked up a bunch of early/mid-90s GM promotional models, made by AMT.
Some pickups, including a duallie, and a few Camaros. These things will be perfect for taking apart and adding detail to. Plus, finding kits of pickups is tough, and I have a few ideas for these.
If you can find them, these promo kits are a pretty good deal.
This arrived today.
One of my "holy grail" kits. An original ESCI Ford Transit van, circa mid-80s!
I built one of these in the late 80s. Found it while on vacation in England at a car show. Built it, and over time it rolled off a shelf one too many times and was eventually tossed. Recently discovered that that kit was a very milited edition promotional release for Ford UK, and only 1000 copies were ever made. Well of course this made me want to find another.
This isn't the promo kit, but it is the same basic kit. Body molded n white rather than red, otherwise identical.
I'm pretty happy.
Sorry for the crappy pics but i had to share
1996 Greater Seattle Toy Show edition
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63 Crew Cab Rat Rod Build
also the new treasure hunts for 2012 ARE on green stripe cards. it's the $UPER treasure hunt that is not and it is a completely different car than the regular one.
so the easiest way to find it is to look for rubber tires and the spectraflame paint job.
the regulars are still on green cards but are utterly worthless as far as trying to sell them. your lucky to see $3 out of the regulars. still worth buying i guess but not worth looking for.
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I've been a bad boy the past month or so.......but it is the holiday season, so I deserve to treat myself!!!
1:200 Alitalia Ferrari Livery
1:400 Alitalia "Bvlgari" Livery
Bullitt Mustang w/McQueen figure
Bullitt Charger w/ "Bad Guys" figures
picked up and built a mk3 vr kit and scooped the bus on ebay limited edition 500 made
ebay score, really stoked on the 007 beetle
I picked up a Nichimo Lotus Esprit 1:24 kit, new in box. It has a decal from Toyway Letchworth England on the box. Scored at a thrift store.
What is the thinking on kits these days - assemble or leave un-assembled in box?
My Original 1977 Scirocco is for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-Baltimore-MD
I have been collecting any VW's for about 2 years now, but never paid attention to anything else. I started reading this thread and learned about treasure hunts only yesterday.
I figure I should look for other things too while I look for my VW's.. Any tips on what I should be looking for? Someone also mentioned to look fire red writing on the tires of "the big ones" series.. Does this mean I can just look at them from underneath without reading the card just to see if there is writing on the wheels?
I found one green treasure hunt yesterday, but if I read correctly, the good treasure hunts aren't green and have rubber tires?
I am a truck driver and frequent many walmarts and targets and kmarts all over the place. And I always check the toys for VW's.. I might as well look for some real collectors stuff while I'm at it.
I'd really appreciate some tips on what to look for and how to look fast.