Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Volkwagen Beetle Radicon , Made in Japan


Early this year on a snowy morning of January 2009, I chanced upon this very old RC made by Radicon in an old antique shop in Nagoya. I was very skeptical if I should buy it since this is an RC and not a diecast. It was so dirty and the dust was quite thick when i bought it. The only consolation was that the styro packaging was still intact and so was the controller. When i got it home in Manila, my wife commented that once again I brought home another trash from abroad. However as usual she recanted her comment when she saw the item after I detailed it and cleaned it from top to bottom. It was a diamond in the rough.

My friends, meet my 1:18 RC VW Beetle Radicon, Made in Japan.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Panning with my point and shoot camera

A few months ago I tried to do some panning with my point and shoot camera, not a DSLR. I was happy with the outcome and here are the results. The Ferraris are all Kyosho 1:18s and the Ford Escorts are Minichamps 1:18s.

I hope you guys like it! No photoshop was used in the shoot.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

VESPA and family touring Japan!

I haven't updated my blog yet because I am a bit busy lately. I am still here in Tokyo and I brought my family for a 4 day visit here. I have a 4 day trip in tokyo and I decided to bring my girls with me since my trip is not really a busy one.

Any new rare model cars? of course! When we went to Disneyland, that triggered a detour to some fancy vintage diecast store and I bagged a very rare 1:28 Eidai Grip Mitsubishi Galant Lambda 2 door version. The car is mint in near mint box. One Kawabatakikaku and an Iado Nissan. Both are 1:43 in the very beautiful white metal.

Pictures of the car in a while and i'll just post my vacation with my family first. Work with a mini vacation and my girls flying with me completed this memorable trip. Tomorrow night we fly home to Manila.

This are some pictures I took this noon with my girls.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1935 Model Datsun, Made in Japan

A few days ago, I saw this beautifully crafted 1:43 Datsun in an online diecast forum in MNL and I immediately bought it. I've seen this item before in Nagoya and I knew this was an important model. The seller only showed the picture and no description whatsoever. I got this rare Japan made Datsun diecast for a song.

These are the actual pictures I took this noon with the rest of my recent unique buys. I got quite a few hauls the past few day and I promise you August will be exciting for our blog.

Thanks for visiting my dear friends! I hope you can bookmark our site and I really enjoy reading your comments.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Why Vespa?

My handle name has always been Vespa because these scoots are my other passion. The Moss Green with mod look and mirrors is mine, so is the Blue green Vespa with the Union Jack. The Lone Italjet Dragster with Lambo Orange is my garage queen.

These are my rides. 1:1 Italian beauties

More diecast stories in the coming days, this is just my way of introducing myself.

Thanks for viewing!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Tomica Dandy, Mini Cooper.

I'd love to tell you more about this beautiful casting but I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Photos taken in Hyatt Saipan, August 7, 2009.

I hope you guys like this one and I'd love to hear your comments!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


A few days ago in Manila, I showed this very beautiful made in Japan Toyopet Masterline in 1:43 to Manila's resident diecast expert, Atty. Frank Kho. He got wowed by the craftsmanship of this particular model and he also hinted that the model might be a WHITE METAL model. Upon further inspection, he noticed that everything was made out of metal including the seats and interior.

I love this model so much and I have to bring this car back to Japan, where it was made and stage a photoshoot in Narita. This is the story of the heavyweight Toyopet Masterline of KAWABATAKIKAKU.