Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Breaking the piggy bank hauls from Japan

I've been very busy lately with my new hobby (photography) and all my funds are being channeled in buying new lenses, equipment and books to enhance my little knowledge in the field of photography.



I am currently in Nagoya, Japan and I visited the camera shops here and after shopping for some stuff, i decided to visit my fave  vintage shop.  I was not really impressed lately with the stocks they have but today was different.  They pulled out a box full of vintage items and I chose the best of the lot.   There went my budget for  a Manfrotto tripod.   ouch...


Here are some pics and i hope you guys enjoy it as much as I love these finds!


Enjoy! comments and questions are very much welcome

19 comments:

  1. Love them Bri, congrats! =)

    Is that blue car at the last photo a Mitsubishi Lambda?

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  2. Yes Jovet, the blue is a Lambda by Diapet, 1:28 scale.

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  3. Holy!!!! Man, not only will this break my piggy bank, but I know I'll have trouble with the Mob as well! :-)

    these are great buys Brian! You're one lucky dude!! Congrats! :-)

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  4. Does it come in white? We used to own one back in the 80's. =)

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  5. Jovet, i have A WHITE Lambda in the picture.

    click the pic to enlarge it.

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  6. great catch brian congrats....

    hope to get some tips from your new technique on photography.

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  7. Wow...the Grip Zachin (i guess) looks interesting

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  8. Thanks Mervin! I am a newbie in photography and still learning. I just use youtube tutorials to enhance my knowledge on taking pictures.

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  9. Thanks Gogo Tomica!

    The big Celica is an Eidai Grip 1:28.

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  10. nice haul! loves those cars you have here, especially that 2000 GT Celica!

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  11. Thanks MIke! I hope we can display our toys in a future event. I'd love to showcase some of my vintage JDMs, my sked permitting.

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  12. Thanks Daniel! That Celica is stunning! I would have bought more if only my wallet was brimming with yen, however I just have to be contented with these for the moment.

    I am sure by next week the vintage store that sells these would have their shelves depleted again. I've seen some Japanese collectors spend more than Y100,000 (USD 1,000.00) in one go.

    I ust happen to have a good relationship with the guys and they source the items I want and they keep the items they think I like.

    Vintage Mercs are on top of the list and so are Galants and Lancers.

    Better pictures in the coming days!

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  13. Hey Brian,

    No recent hauls or hunts?

    Julian

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  14. GOGO TOMICA, am a bit busy now and can't post my hauls because I am in the USA. Soon as I get back will share a few hauls. Check out my latest post and I know the boys are gonna love it.

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