Friday, May 28, 2010

Cherry VS Cherry

I've always liked cherry, and I've always liked coke. So it's only natural that when a genius came up with the Cherry Coke, it immediately became my No.1 favourite drink ever since the first gulp. It was a match made in heaven. But the sad thing is, it's not widely available in my country. It's even rarer than diamond! Only a few Cold Storage outlets are selling them, such as the one in KLCC. And due to the scarcity of the item, they cost 4 times more than a normal coke! (About RM6.00++, probably due to shipping costs too because we had to import it, since the Cherry Coke is not produced locally, unlike the normal coke). Perhaps expensive, but worth every single cents.

(It's just an empty can by the way. I sprayed it with water so that it looks like a nice cold can of Cherry Coke)
If I'm friggin' rich, I'm going to build a Cherry Coke fountain, a Cherry Coke tap, and a Cherry Coke swimming pool. Hmm... Let's see.. What else should I build...

Wait a minute... What's this? Dr Pepper Cherry? A new contender? And it only costs RM2.00++? Let's take a sip and see how it tastes like...
It's DELICIOUS!! While the taste of Cherry Coke could be described as cola with a hint of cherry, Dr Pepper Cherry tastes like cherry with a hint of cola. And I absolutely love it!! So could this be my new No.1 favourite drink? Honestly, I don't know. I love both of 'em! Guess I'll need to build 2 sets of fountains, taps and swimming pools. One set for the Cherry Coke, and another set for Dr Pepper Cherry.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Win yourself a Nissan 370Z!! (Contest closed)

Okay, so here's the thing, I'm giving away a Nissan 370Z (no, not the real car) for free!! Yes, absolutely free!! But (of course there is a but), I only have one gorgeous 370Z to be given away, and I don't know who would be a worthy recipient of this beauty. Therefore, I will be running a contest to determine who would be the lucky owner of the beautiful Nissan 370Z. In summary:

What I'm giving away:

A Nissan 370Z from Hot Wheels 2010 Premiere. It may not worth much, but it's free! :D

Who will be the lucky winner:
The lucky winner would be the person who is able to correctly guess the name of each car in the clear display cases in the  picture below. Remember, ONLY the cars in the clear display cases, NOT every car in the picture. The correct answer would be the name of the car as written on the card / box of the die-cast, even if it is different than the actual name of the car. The maximum number of guesses is 18. Any more than that then you will be disqualified. If there is more than one person with the correct answer, one winner would be chosen randomly among the applicants with the correct answers. If no one is able to name all of the cars correctly, the winner would be the person with the most correct answers. You may refer to my previous posts in this blog for clues.

Please submit your answers according to this format:

Hot Wheels: Name of the cars
Hot Wheels Speed Machines: Name of the cars
Tomica: Name of the cars
Tomica Limited: Name of the cars

Contact Info: Name, handphone / e-mail

Hot Wheels: Proton Saga, Proton Waja, Perodua Alza
Hot Wheels Speed Machines: Tata Nano, SSangYong Kyron
Tomica: Naza Bestari, Inokom Atos, Perodua Kancil
Tomica Limited: Proton Juara, Proton Tiara, and so on.

Contact Info: Danny. H/P: 012-3456789 / e-mail:

*The answers do not necessarily have to be in order
*If the same type of car appears more than once, then you only need to mention it once.

Who are eligible to participate:
Residents of Malaysia (not necessarily a citizen, as long as your mailing address is in Malaysia)

Contest period:
The contest will be running starting from today until the 8th of June 2010. Entries submitted after this date will not be entertained.

Other terms and conditions:
1. I will announce the winner within a few days after the closing date. I will publicly announce the winner in the comment box below this post, and I will also contact the winner personally. The winner shall then provide me with his/her mailing address before the 12th of June 2010. Failure to do so will result in disqualification, and the prize will be given to the second most deserving candidate. So please check out this blog and your e-mail inbox from time to time so that you will not miss the announcement.
2. I will bear the cost of postage. The item will be sent using either Poslaju or registered mail. I will not hold responsibility if the item arrives damaged or does not arrive at all.
3. The prize might be changed without prior notice. I have the right to withdraw the item or terminate this contest without prior notice, although it is unlikely I would do so, unless I got stabbed or the item got stolen or something. I also have the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice.
4. Each contestant may only submit one entry. If there are multiple entries under the same name, only the first entry would be considered as a valid entry.
5. If Leah Dizon enters this competition, then she is automatically the winner, regardless of her mailing address or the amount of correct answers. Period. (You will have to prove that you are Leah Dizon first).

So what are you waiting for? Let's get it started! Good luck!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ferrari 599XX, Scirocco GT24: HW SM

I grabbed these two as soon as I saw them, even though I was running out of cash really fast this week.

The Scirocco GT24 and the Ferrari 599XX from Hot Wheels Speed Machines.

Scirocco GT24 (GT means Gorgeous & Tempting)
Yellow car with blue rims would usually cause me to regurgitate my stomach content. But this one's a Scirocco. And a Scirocco looks great in any colour. Except pink. And brown. And orange.

Ferrari 599XX (No, I have no idea what the XX stands for)
This is probably the nicest paint colour I have seen from Hot Wheels. The red paint is different than the ones they use on the other casts. This one is richer and darker, and it's just perfect for this car. And trust me, it looks so much better on the real cast. My cheap digicam doesn't do this car justice.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dodge Charger Stock Car: HW

I got this a few days ago:

Dodge Charger Stock Car from Hot Wheels Race World Speedway 2010

The 'Dodge' tampo on the bonnet is severely misaligned. Didn't notice that when I first bought it. But it's okay, it's still cool, 'cos NASCAR stock cars are always cool. :P

The tampo on the right side of the body is a bit smudged. You can't really make out the words such as 'Hot Wheels' right behind the front wheels. On the other hand, the tampo on the left side of the body is pretty much perfect. I really like the yellow lining around the edges of the black wheels. It suits the car perfectly. :D
Coming up next is a car with red lining on the wheels, and another car with blue wheels. Can you guess what they are?

Subaru Impreza WRX, Toyota Celica Racing Type: Tomica

Just wanna share these two popular models from Tomica with you guys:

Subaru Impreza WRX and Toyota Celica Racing Type

Subaru Impreza WRX
The Impreza's blue colour is actually much nicer in the real cast. My cheap digicam couldn't appreciate it though...

Toyota Celica Racing Type
They gave a few stickers along with the Celica. I managed to put a few of them in place after I took the pictures above, but it doesn't look very nice. Not surprising though. Maybe I'll rip them off later. So here's an advise, if you bought yourself a Tomica with stickers, just leave the stickers where they're meant to be, which is in the box.

Subaru Sambar Mail Coach: Tomica

Subaru Sambar Mail Coach. Despite what the box says, it's actually Sambar, not Sanbar.

See? They got it right on the chassis and on the rear plate, but they got it wrong on the box. I'm guessing it's because M and N are placed next to each other on the keyboard, so it's forgiveable.

Spot the difference.

As with most die-cast trucks, the rear part of the truck is made out of plastic, which I find to be quite disappointing. But I guess I have to be content with it, since I don't really have a choice. Anyway, the rear hatch can be opened so that you could put in tiny mails that need to be delivered.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Black and White

I got myself a couple of Hot Wheels from the nearby Tesco today:

Dodge SRT8 from Hot Wheels Performance 2010
This one looks so much better than the green one from 2009 (you could search for it in my previous posts). I love the K&N tampo, the painted taillights and the Dodge tampo between the taillights.

 Saleen S7 from Hot Wheels Race World Speedway 2010
If you ignore the slightly chipped paint and tampos, this would be a really nice cast even though it's not from the Speed Machines series. In fact, I think it looks better than the orange-blue Speed Machines Saleen S7.

Anyway, I got myself these cars as well, though I'm not planning to keep 'em.

My first T-Hunt! Yay!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Rotary Cars: Tomica

We have two cars with rotary engines today, which means they're Mazdas. The RX-7 and the RX-8 to be specific. I'll put the pictures of the RX-7 and the RX-8 side by side, but I'm not going to do a comparison to determine which one's better than the other though. So let's begin.

The Mazda RX-7 and the Mazda RX-8 Patrol Car

From pop-up headlights to projector headlights.

From 2 doors to 4 doors. Or is it still 2 doors? I'm confused.

The Japanese characters on the RX-8's door mean: "This door can't be opened". It doesn't matter much though, considering a die-cast on this scale won't have that much interior details, as you can see in the RX-7.

The RX-7's taillights are painted black, while the RX-8's taillights are actually made from clear plastic. Despite the effort, the plastic taillights don't look very good though... They should've just painted the RX-8's taillights like they did on the RX-7.