Sunday, March 29, 2009
TESCO SEMENYIH (This gonna be a long story)
My atention was given more to this Tesco since it has not restocked in a while. It was a rainy day that day I remember (creating atomosphere...haha). People were driving very slowly and the jam to Tesco through Semenyih Town was a slow crawl. Once I reached, I alighted from the car and went straigh to the hotwheels department and wouldn't you know it, a Tesco girl was pushing a trolley with 2 boxes of hotwheels to "top up" the racks(In her own words). Because of the promo on hotwheels, basically the single carded hotwheels are placed at 2 different locations in most if not all Tescos, one which is the normal place in the Toy Department ailse and the other at the freakishly high rack, out of reach from adults let alone children. Anyway once I reached the racks near the toy ailse, I saw a regular qombee, Yippee!! Grabbed that and then proceeded to search for the girl pushing the troley to top up the freakishly high rack. As I reached she was not there, so I opened the already "opened" case and what do you know, a regular camaro. Now just when I was about to check the other case, an "Uncle" with tinted spectacles, a cap and a moustache came with a Tesco boy. The Uncle saw me holding the camaro and and looked quite annoyed. Then the Tesco Boy and the man said something to each other which I cannot hear and then the Tesco boy came and said to me that the Uncle is here to buy the whole box for his "shop". I said can buy a whole box ka?. "Call your manager" but it turns out the supervisor(I think) was nearby so he came over and I said can people book whole box, not first come first serve for items sold in Tesco? Supervisor said No. Everything is sold to anyone without prior booking policy. So since I was first at the box, I opened the second one, ai $uper and regular Camaro right on top(the uncle managed to say some 4 letter word-will not reveal otherwise you will know his race), grabbed that, the Reverb and Baja bug and I thought ok time to go before this gets out of hand...Before I went, the uncle managed to ask "Collector ah?", I looked at him and then answered Yah, pointed at the boxes and said to him "your turn". Went to counter paid and went home.
Today I went back to Tesco Semenyih and saw that all the cars have been fitted into anti theft see through plastic boxes which is half of the hotwheels card size so they folded each hotwheels card almost in half to fit into the anti theft hotwheels boxes....unbe..freaking..liveable...who is gonna collect hotwheels from here now, but hey I will still grab a thunt folded or not...hehe
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Today they restocked 1 box super qombee wave. Normally Kajang Tesco restocks more than that but as with Semenyih they have only been restocking 1 box as of late. Perhaps this is due to previous experiences not to over order a certain particular wave or else suffer the glut of stocks later on. Anyway found my way there in the morning which I usually don't go and snagged these. This is my 2nd super qombee....
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tesco Kajang - still the DK wave 50% on the rack
Giant Kajang - The super qombee or none at all wave but no super qombee in sight. Took both blue evo X from here. No pictures.
Alamanda Putrajaya Carrefour - Everybody shout ALAMANDA. The GMC Motorhome is here. Only 1 box restocked on the racks. Other places like parkson, Cold Storage are still stuck with the DK wave.
Thats all folks
Friday, March 20, 2009
Was meeting a friend from Hong Kong today so went around hunting before that in Berjaya Times Square.
Cold Storage - no new wave. Still the bad bagger wave as far as I can see, racks a still pretty full all around the ailes. But the 3 pack cars has just been restocked. All the new wave 3 packs are on the racks now.
Metrojaya - nothing much...still the DK wave and whats left which is actually quite a lot....around 75% still on the racks.
Sungai Wang/ BB plaza
Parkson - nothing nothing, nothing, I think they are doing some clearing and cleaning, not one hotwheels single carded in sight.
Metrojaya - Ah my one and only haul for the day. As I walked to the racks I saw a green card. When I picked it up, it wasthe good old 300c...nostalgia I tell you...Anyway grabbed that along with a black aston martin vantage.....
Isetan - just resotcked with the Super qombee or none at all wave. Well no super qombee or blue evos in sight but the rest of the cars are all there....if you missed some of the other cars in this wave, go there now. I did not take a thing from here.
Well thats all the time I had. Met my friend and chit chatted in Starbucks after that.....Found out my friend is staying in an apartment in Hong Kong which rental is HK$68000 per month......O my gosh!!! Wonder if I can interest him in collecting hotwheels....hmmmmm
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Hi there. I was really hunting today and decided to stop by Tesco Semenyih for some shopping and lo and behold my eye caught sight of a green card. As I walked closer I realized its the super qombee. Well another for the 08 collection....
These things are quite common by now and is considered the old wave as the current wave is the GMC motor home. Anyway thats the end of my report....
Saturday, March 14, 2009
When I found this, I did the most ridiculous dance which I call the "happy dance".....while saying "come to papa"...haha. It was most exciting.
Of all the luck...thats right its nothing to do with skill so much as luck and maybe hardwork....I think...After finding a super, you feel like resting as if you deserve to have a few days reprieve...haha... By the way found also as you can see, a fastback with a torn patch on the card but took it anyway....
On another note, found a few more color shifters and evo X blue but sadly no super qombee...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Last year another forummer wanted my plymouth due to some "emergency" and so out of a good heart, I painfully traded it away but anyway now I have found another one and its as if its come back to me. This super is the best super thunt of 2008 in my opinion and I am glad to find it again.
Jusco Cheras Selatan- well just 3 words - nothing, nothing, nothing EXCEPT an error grey dodge van where the front wheel is fully red and a mitsubishi EVO X Color Shifter.
Tesco Kajang - Still struggling wto clear the DK wave....70% full. It looks to be that way for a while.
Friday, March 6, 2009
There are 2 surfboards one is bigger than the other, one for the dad and the other for the son perhaps? Simply love this whole casting.
I love it so much I just had to take it apart, you know, just to see what on the inside. hehe
First off, the roof rack can be detached easily from the roof and reattached.
Its like "Hey son, ready to go surfing"....
Then the top passenger cpmpartment can be removed from the truck as well, I yanked it a little and it broke at the tip, just a little and enough to remove the ewhole passenger's compartment from the truck.
Inside the passengers compartment, further dismantling will result in a few more parts being seperated like the picture shows....This babay can be a good candidate for a custom job.
And then you come to the bare die cast itself, looks like it can undergo some customising as well....
How about this!!
Its now a hot rodder......
Monday, March 2, 2009
Also my today's haul/trades from mr poslaju(minus the fastback, DK, 2 orange beetles, subaru police and 350z hotwheels).
Qombee added to my 08 thunt collection. Strange but nice. Thanks sinclair(and for the blue evos)
Red Line Club Mach 1. Very nice car!(Thanks hwcustomiser)
Also thanks to kuku for the 2 datsun bluebird plus evo colorshifter(no pics but worth mentioning):)
Thanks for trading guys!
Was at Jusco equine park just now and got myself a subaru police matchbox as well as a gold 350z. However the price has hiked back up to RM5.90. Earlier it was stated that the RM3.90 promotion would last till the 31 March. What gives?? The sales person could not give me an answer when I asked her why the price increased?? There are many cars left on the racks, about 105%(meaning they look like they are about to fall off the racks hehe) for both mb and hw. But they are all from the old wave and for hotwheels its 07 wave.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Well my first thunt of 09 is the bad bagger. Its beautiful to look at and to own. Very nice.
Other cars that I liked are the ferrari 512 and the Cougar eliminator. The 512 is nice to lookat but however not as hefty as I would have preferred. Its a lightweight. The cougar, although I don't really fancy american muscle, is realy realy nice. The paint job, the look and the shape are just great plus the tampos on it makes it one american car I will collect. Mattel did the right thing with this model.
Another model that I find worth mentioning is the '40s woodie sufr's up series. The moment you pick it up, the first thing you feel is its weight, its almost as heavy as the vw fastback plus the details on the surfboard is just awesome. Its a work of art which I appreciate. Another good job Mattel.