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Some recent acquisitions

Found the 2020 A case at Walmart the other day. That Subaru STi is super sweet and definitely the highlight of the case. Maybe even the basic car of the year IMHO.

This basic release of the Subaru STi looks right at home with it's premium brothers on either side.

The Hot Wheels id are very pricey, but some of the paint apps are really nice. I wish they would just do the nice paint variants without the chip and maybe reduce the price a little. The Mystery Machine is surprisingly my favorite out of the group I found recently. You need to see them in person, or maybe check out the video review by The Lamely Group on YouTube.

And lastly some random finds at Target
 
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Love that chrome Keaton Batmobile.

Incidentally, Gamestop has a Gamestop Collectors Day case with some exclusive recolors and a 1st to market casting. I think it technically is a "B" case, but special for Gamestop. My local Gamestop had the entire case pegged for individual sale, and I noticed they had an animated series Batmobile also in chrome. I think the only other chrome Batmobile is the 60's version.
https://www.gamestop.com/toys-colle...ic-car-36-pack-only-at-gamestop/11096435.html
 
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Found these hanger displays at my local Walmart with a ton of the Hot Wheels Premium Pizza Planet truck and RC. Had no idea RC was even coming.
 
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Finally found and ordered the elusive ID Volkswagen T1 bus on Target.com. The ID cars are pricy ($6.99) but I collect diecast Volkswagen buses (and most classic movie/TV cars) so it was a must-buy, plus cheaper than the $20 they ask on eBay. I also bought IDs of KITT, TV Batmobile, and Mystery Machine, which is done in a cool metallic paint.
 
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Finally found and ordered the elusive ID Volkswagen T1 bus on Target.com. The ID cars are pricy ($6.99) but I collect diecast Volkswagen buses (and most classic movie/TV cars) so it was a must-buy, plus cheaper than the $20 they ask on eBay. I also bought IDs of KITT, TV Batmobile, and Mystery Machine, which is done in a cool metallic paint.
Yeah, I'm really digging the id cars. It's like getting a super treasure hunt paint job only without rubber tires, which is still fine be me. I wasn't too keen on the VW bus at first, but then I saw how cool it was on a YouTube review and decided to get it. For some reason these haven't been too hard for me to find in stores, although some Targets are much better stocked on them than others.
 
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Oh the Volkswagen was really hard in my area. I think there is another VW collector here in town. Whenever a new wave comes out like the Real Riders Desert Rally or Beatles cars or the Matchbox 50th, the VW in the wave is always the only one missing when I come across a freshly put out case on the pegs. Which reminds me I did finally find the Beatles Abbey Road VW bus at Albertsons (grocery store) of all places ($7.99!)
 
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I was browsing ebay and came across a set of five 2019 Hot Wheels Pop Culture (Real Riders) vehicles based on Led Zeppelin album art. I didnt even know these were coming out. Will be keeping an eye out or may just buy from the ebay seller. Its Case E. Case D was the recently released Star Wars "Join the Empire" series, and Case C was the Beatles Series 2. So they should be hitting stores soon. I've seen C and D remnants at Kroger and Walmart. Target is behind and just barely stocking the Retro Entertainment Mystery Machine/Punisher Van/Smiling Yellow Sub/Toy Story RC wave. Curious the 5th car is generic Swan Song art and not Houses of the Holy.
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The RV There Yet looks cheap. I'd have liked it better if it were actually a six-wheeler, instead of the middle wheels (i.e., the Beetle's back wheels) being part of the plastic shell. Could they really not spring for a third axle?
 
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I'm not much of a die cast guy, but while looking for the the TMNT party van or the Razor Crest yesterday at Target, I picked up two of the Real Riders vans with Star Wars deco. I just fell absolutely in love with the style of the Dreamvan with the Vader and Royal guards on it, grabbed the Fett van while I was there too.
 
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some recent Hot Wheels pick-ups from over the weekend:

finally found the Pizza Planet Truck and RC from Toy Story:




also scored the 2020 Nissan Skyline GT-R



Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo



Road Bandit (Taxi Bus)

 
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Dug these gems out of the my storage tote bin. I almost forgot where I put them. Need to keep better track of these babies.
That Lotus Esprit s1 would look pretty cool in a Blade Runner display, might have to pick one up - its been out for several years though, hasn't it? I like most of the "future car" type releases, though I only have a couple from HW. Is there a list / gallery of those releases?
 
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That Lotus Esprit s1 would look pretty cool in a Blade Runner display, might have to pick one up - its been out for several years though, hasn't it? I like most of the "future car" type releases, though I only have a couple from HW. Is there a list / gallery of those releases?
Yeah, that's the James Bond submarine Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me. It came out a while back. I forget how long. Actually, I just found the regular car-mode version the other day.
 

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Found the Batwing and Blue car from The Spy who loved me I think?
 

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Found the Batwing and Blue car from The Spy who loved me I think?
 
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picked up the TMNT Turtle Party Wagon, Thunder Tank from Thundercats and the Blue Flame Ghostrider GTO the other day from Walmart.
 
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picked up the TMNT Turtle Party Wagon, Thunder Tank from Thundercats and the Blue Flame Ghostrider GTO the other day from Walmart.
Damn, hella jealous. The only new one I've seen was the MOTU Wind Raider. The Party Wagon and Thunder Tank are my main wants.
 
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The TMNT Party Wagon I picked up is not part of the Retro Line (regular carded $.99 line but it's still an awesome vehicle.

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Damn, hella jealous. The only new one I've seen was the MOTU Wind Raider. The Party Wagon and Thunder Tank are my main wants.
These are on like deluxe cards or are they in the regular line? I would love to find these but I generally only collect the blue cards not the extra large ones.
 
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Haven't been following the Entertainment Series lately, but I saw a "pursuit mode" KITT and James Bond Lotus Esprit that wasn't in submarine mode the other day at my local grocery store (H.E.B)
 
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