Monday, December 21, 2009

Ferrari by BBR, Handcrafted in Italy.

I have always been fascinated by items  which are rare and HTF.  BBR is one marque brand which I am very proud to own.   This is one of my few post on which I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage Asahi Volkswagen Beetle in 1:43 scale, Made in Japan

A week ago I went diecast shopping and this very hot ASAHI VW 1302 Beetle was part of my haul in Japan.  The car is very mint, the box is superb and I was the first one who opened the package after many years of just staying inside the box.   This tiny 1:43 scale car is detailed with opening doors, boot and lid.  My fave part of this diecast are the wheels because the tires are emblazoned with the BRIDGESTONE logo.  Not painted but  actually embossed on the tires itself.

Everybody loves a Beetle and I know you guys would appreciate this little bug.

Pics taken again in Tokyo.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Diapet Yonezawa Lamborghini Miura, Made in Japan

Lamborghini, one of the most iconic car makers in the world and the Lamborghini Miura was one of the most beautiful cars ever created.

I 've been collecting made in Japan diecast and having an Italian beauty in my stable is a collectors dream.  Diapet Yonezawa is known for making toys of  Japanese cars and the Lamborghini is one of the few foreign cars that they made.

I took these pictures in the garden of Radisson Hotel.  The pictures are not as bright as i wanna be because the sun was hiding in the winter clouds.  I have a total of 4 Diapet  Yonezawa Lamborghini and soon I will feature them all together.


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Saturday, November 28, 2009


A year ago, i was into a custom diecast and custom toy mode.  I always try to different and I want my collection to very unique that is why I commissioned the custom building of my ULTIMATE MEGATRON.  This build took a lot of man hours because of the complexity of the details.  I visited my modeler every few days to check on my DECEPTICON and I was very satisfied when I finally got it.

This used to be an ordinary plasticky TFTM Megatron and look at it now :)

My friends, meet my custom made battle damaged Decepticon, MEGATRON!

Monday, November 16, 2009


A year ago my daughter rode this 1:18 Hummer and eventually destroyed it. I almost threw it out in the trash bin but I decided to have my buddy modify it. I wanted a battle damage HUMVEE and i gave him instructions on what i wanted to come out and here it is!

My one of a kind 1:18 BATTLE DAMAGED HUMVEE.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Volkswagen Camper Van Crisis! Vintage tin toy Made in Japan

I saw the TV show Camper Van Crisis on Turbo Channel and this made in Japan tin toy reminded me of the show.  All the wheels were damage and I just replaced this one temporarily while I look for a replacement wheel set.  I dismantled the van a week ago and cleaned it inside out.  I sprayed the insides with a flat black paint to avoid more rust to form from the inside.  I also cleaned and re sprayed the chassis with flat black after removing all the surface rust. I also waxed this thoroughly to preserve the remaining paint on the body.

Some toys look better unrestored and for me this is a beautiful example of a weathered VW Van.

Thank you FRANK aka technophobia for this wonderful gift (he also gave me 8 other 40 year old tin toys which are very very mint and all are made in Japan)

Shot with Nikon D90