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New guy, old hobby.

I've been collecting 1/18 scale models since I was in 2nd or 3rd grade and got my first, an Ertl 1970 Chevelle SS in Astro Blue nearly 30 years ago. Over the years my collection has ebbed and flowed as I bought cars, played with cars, broke cars, trashed and sold cars. Up until I was in junior high I would actually play with my scale models (much to most members chagrin). I eventually started getting better with not abusing them, but didn't get anything in terms of cases until later. I'm not really a "keep it in the original box packed away forever" type, but I do try and minimize potential for damage and save boxes. My collection has expanded a bit in the past year or two and I've been working on grabbing cars that I've wanted over the years and either couldn't find, or didn't think to buy when they were silly cheap and am paying the price right now (looking at you Ertl Fast and Furious cars).

While a lot of my (now gone) collection was just buying cars to buy cars and getting them for gifts, probably 90% of my collection now is meaningful between having a personal connection to a car (owning the 1/1 or really wanting the 1/1), loving the movie / show that the car came from, or simply loving that particular model. I'm sure some of the connoisseurs won't love my lack of higher end pieces (I know the Ertl FnF cars are particularly derided, but I got my license during the height of tuner culture, so they are super nostalgic for me and I'm kicking myself I didn't buy only two of them when they were $24.99 instead of going for $100+ a car now) Compared to a lot (most?) members on here my collection is probably very humble and mostly low-end, but they bring me joy and that's the most important part, right?

So without further ado, my collection.
IMG_9668 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • Ertl The Fast and the Furious Mazda RX-7 - Dom's
  • Ertl The Fast and the Furious Honda Civic - Heist
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Brian's
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
    • These command a ton of money for whatever reason. Mine was second-hand and way more beat up than the ad lead on. I had to repair the spoiler and naturally got a superglue thumbprint on and took forever to polish back out to 95%. My heart was in my throat since it was the most I'd spent on a diecast
  • Ertl The Fast and the Furious Toyota Supra Turbo - Brian's
    • Bought new, wish I knew how pricey the rest of these would go, I'd have bought the collection
  • Ertl The Fast and the Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse - Brian's
    • Second (and final) one I bought new, see note above
  • Greenlight 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT Sedan - Mad Max Interceptor "The First of the V8s"
  • Greenlight 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT Coupe - Mad Max Pursuit Special "The Last of the V8s" - Revision #2 with lettered tires
  • AUTOart 2006 Subaru WRX STi
    • I owned this car in 1/1, just with silver BBS instead of gold BBS. My Mom got this for me when it was first released. This model makes me miss the car.
  • Bbuargo 1997 Chevrolet Corvette modified with BBS LM wheels and modified turn signals
    • I currently on this car (a 1999) in 1/1 in navy with a grey interior and BBS LM wheels and the same turn signals, although I wish my 1/1 had the same larger BBS LM wheels and ride height the model does
  • Hot Wheels Elite 1963 Volkswagen Beelte - The Love Bug
  • Hot Wheels Elite 1963 Volkswagen Beetle - Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
    • I didn't know if I wanted the Love Bug version or Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo with the raised white letter tires. I kept going back and forth so I said eff it and got both :D
IMG_2450 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • Revell 1992 Acura NSX
    • My cousin had this when we were kids, I always wanted it, so I grabbed one. No regrets.
  • AUTOart GC Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan (JDM)
  • OTTOmobile Mitusbishi GTO
    • The kinda rare 1 of 300 Black Kyosho version - largely finishes out the JDM halo cars of the 1990s available in the US. Yes, DNA makes an Subaru SVX / Alcyone, but that car never did anything for me.
  • Kyosho Mazda FD3 RX-7
    • Wanted a Kyosho Mazda for a year and a half. This was one of the few cheapies. It's a somewhat rare color as these always seem to be red and having a red Supra and a red NSX, it made sense to get something else.
  • Kyosho Z32 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
    • An impulse purchase as I regretted buying the less detailed Joeuf (for more money ultimately) and had missed out on a Kyosho awhile back. This was a "throw a bid in at the last minute and see what happens". In the ad the hood prop rod was sticking out of the engine bay and I took a gamble that it hadn't damaged the car outside of a small chip on the side of the hood in the ad. My thought was that once the hood sat flush it would be a non-issue. I lost the gamble as the hood prop rod also chipped inside the fender edge and the leading edge of the hood, as well as under the hood. That being said, if the hood sat fully flush it would be a non-issue in my case since you'd never see it. However, for whatever reason that corner of the hood sits ever so proud. I'm being a perfectionist on a 25+ year old model that wasn't NIB when I bought it and it looks excellent in my case. Live and learn, though. I'm not mad at the seller as they were sold with "might have flaws" but I wish I saw the chipping on the hood.
  • Jouef Evolution Z32 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
    • As I mentioned above I had missed out on a yellow Kyosho awhile back and was chomping at the bit to get a Z as I still really want one in 1/1 scale. I know the Jouef is less detailed inside without the felt carpet, the less detailed engine bay and the lack of side markers and black bodyline on the outside of the car. This one came up for reasonably cheap and I made an offer. What drew me to the car initially was that someone had a go at detailing out the black body line which made it look much closer to the Kyosho. What I didn't like was that they also detailed the panel gaps in black paint which was a little on the weird side. It looks great in the case, but not being an actual Kyosho at at me.
  • Solido 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo Targa
  • Solido 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo
  • AUTOart New Age Impreza WRX Sedan (JDM)
    • It took me five (5!) cars to get this one. It isn't perfect, but it displays well.
  • AUTOart New Age Impreza WRX Wagon (JDM)
  • Ottomobile 2008 Subaru WRX STi (JDM)
  • Ottomobile 2003 Subaru WRX STi (JDM)
IMG_1342 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • Hot Wheels EK Honda Civic EX Coupe
  • Ertl The Fast and the Furious Honda S2000 - Johnny Tran
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious Honda S2000 - Suki
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious Mazda RX-7 - Orange Julius
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious Toyota Supra Turbo - Slap Jack
  • Ertl 2 Fast 2 Furious Mitusbishi Eclipse Spyder - Roman
    • These particular models sell for HUGE $$$. I got this on Ebay for easily 1/3 to 1/4 what they normally sell for. It's heinously ugly, but I'm buying for completeness of the set, not because I love it.
IMG_1773 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • Ertl 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds Cutlass
  • UT Models 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
  • Ertl 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS-6
  • Maisto 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
  • Ertl 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
  • Ertl 1969 Camaro SS
    • This is a survivor of my childhood and is battered and taped together. One day I'll pull it apart and at least replace the glue with tape. Fond memories.
  • Ertl 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
    • My second diecast model ever, circa 1993-1994. Battered, bruised and fond memories
  • Ertl 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD455
    • Another early one, battered and bruised.
  • Bbuargo 1997 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe
  • Bbuargo 1992 Dodge RT/10 Roadster
IMG_2760 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • UT Models BMW 328i Sedan (E46)
    • The first "nice" diecast I had with opening rear doors, I dug it.
  • OTTOmobile EK9 Honda Civic Type-R
    • I'm a sucker for 1990s era Hondas.
  • OTTOmobile DC2 Honda Integra Type-R (96 Spec)
    • I bought this prior to the EDM version, I actually like the USDM / EDM nose over the JDM nose.
  • OTTOmobile DC2 Honda Integra Type-R (96 Spec)
    • An ITR is on my lottery list, this isn't the USDM version I'd buy, but the EDM version is close enough, minus the wheels. I should buy an extra CTR and swap the wheels to make a USDM version with an add-on EDM fog :D
  • Sunstar 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
  • Sunstar 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future Part 2
    • I waffle on getting the Hot Wheels Elite version of this. I know it's better, but I'm not sure it's worth the $150 or whatever they are now to do it. I'd like the detailed tires, but I also have the Diamond Select 1/15 DeLorean with the decal kit I still need to do. I do kinda want the Part 1 and Part 3 versions of the Sunstar cars, though.
  • Tonka / Polistil Lamborghini Countach 5000QV
  • Model Car Group 1982 Ferrari 308 GTS
  • UT Models 1996 Porsche Boxster
  • Revell Porsche 914
  • Maisto Ferrari 348 TS
  • Hot Wheels Ferrari F355
IMG_2761 by Mike M, on Flickr
  • Hot Wheels Honda CRX
  • Ertl 1982 Pontiac Trans Am - KITT
    • Not as nice as the Hot Wheels Elite no doubt, but when the Elite came out paying over $100 for a 1/18 was unfathomable and now I'm kicking myself
  • Maisto 1999 Ford Mustang GT
    • This is a 1/18 that isn't even "good" that I just can't fathom selling.
  • Bburago Porsche 993 era 911
  • Bburago 1997 Chevrolet Corvette (C5).
    • A stock version of my 1:1 (navy wasn't a 1997 color so the model year is technical wrong but whatever)
I need to modify the following:
  • Bbuargo Ferrari 288 GTO. I have the Tremonia transkit and the Bburago F40 wheels, so let's hope for the best.
I plan to junk / sell the following:
  • Ertl 1969 Ford / Shelby GT500 Convertible - Never had a strong attachment SOLD
  • Ertl 1974 Ford Torino - Starsky and Hutch - Never had a strong attachment SOLD
  • Hot Wheels 1969 Chevy Corvette ZL1 - Cool car, but the wheels are poorly done and I'm out of space and there's no sentimental attachment to it. SOLD
I think I'm nearly done with my collection. There's only 1 cars I have left on my list / alerts on Ebay.
  • AUTOart Subaru Impreza WRX "New Age" (Bugeye)
    • This will complete my 1999-2008 Subaru Impreza collection - This is a must have once the price is right. one en route (for the 5th try!)
  • Kyosho Mazda RX-7
    • These are more than the Kyosho 300ZX typically, but much less than the Kyosho Supra. I really like how they look and I have such a soft spot for 90s JDM halo cars. I like that it's a base model car and not the later ones. If the right one fell into my lap it would complement the Supra / NSX / 300ZX / STIs in my collection
  • OTTOmobile Mitsubishi GTO
  • OTTOmobile Honda Integra Type-R
    • We will see what pops up, I refuse to pay $300 for one.
There are other models I'd love to buy (and would spend a ton for) but they actually don't exist or at least don't exist yet (a guy can dream, right?)
 

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What a beautiful collection you have! I love the great variety of colors. Very nicely displayed, too. I also have quite a few 1:18 cars on the low-price end of things (Maisto, Bburago, Road Signature, etc.), and although they're not as detailed as the higher priced brands, they still look very good and give me a great deal of pleasure. You don't have to spend a fortune on a model to enjoy it.
 

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Some very cool cars in your collection. I dig that silver grey 300ZX. I never seen one in that color before. The 1973 Pontiac Firebird is 馃挅
Thank you! I dig the silver, too! The Trans Am is ooooold and survived a lot of abuse. The rear bumper is taped into place, the shaker hood scoop is just propped into place, etc. I had that in pieces and rebuilt it with the wrong screws, etc. But I got a lot of fun out of it, too.

What a beautiful collection you have! I love the great variety of colors. Very nicely displayed, too. I also have quite a few 1:18 cars on the low-price end of things (Maisto, Bburago, Road Signature, etc.), and although they're not as detailed as the higher priced brands, they still look very good and give me a great deal of pleasure. You don't have to spend a fortune on a model to enjoy it.
Thanks! I actually had a decent sized collection of cheapies for a lot of years and probably had a solid 15 year pause in purchasing anything. When Greenlight did the Mad Max cars I started getting back into it. The sad thing is the models I鈥檝e been buying and paying ~$100-150 a pop were $25-35 cars new. But, like you said, it鈥檚 the enjoyment level that鈥檚 important and I get a kick out of all the cars in my collection. If I had unlimited funds I鈥檇 be buying them by the dozens with some of the higher detail cars, but I鈥檇 rather spend my cash on 1:1 cars :D

Beautifull collection!
Which brand are the display cases?
The first case in the photos is a Carney. The middle 12-position might be a Carney? I actually purchased it from the Exoticar car store (remember them?) when they had a storefront near my childhood home. The third 10-position case is a Carney. The last 6-position case was an Amazon special, likely a Carney knockoff.

I really like how they work with my collection. If/when I move to another house and I have the room I might sub out the 6-position for a 12-position depending on how much spending I do or don鈥檛 do.
 

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Redid two of the cases after some recent purchases:

IMG_0783 by Mike M, on Flickr
IMG_0784 by Mike M, on Flickr

I moved out the Viper, the 1999 Mustang, 1997 Corvette (it's really a 99-01 since navy didn't come in 1999) and the Ferrari 348 to make room for the 2 Fast 2 Furious S2000, Supra and RX-7 and original The Fast and the Furious S2000. Someday I'll get another 12-position case and retire the 6-position as I've got enough cars to fill it, but for now I am good.

I'm honestly winding down my collecting at this point. I plan on grabbing both Solido Supras once they are available and then I've got alerts set for the Kyosho RX-7, Kyosho Supra and the 2 Fast 2 Furious Eclipse Spyder, but $250 and up for those is crazytown. Anything else would be buying just to buy unless they make an 84-95 Hilux, 2012-2022 Tacoma, 1990-1993 Accord or I end up buying another WRX and I want the1/18 to match.

Thanks for looking!
 

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Love the rare gems you have in your collection in particular the super rare 300ZX pair, the Delorean and the Revell's Porsche 914. I got a Revell 914 after years of searching but the rubber band used to hold the bonnet has deteriorated and took bit of paint off when removed. and not all 1 wheel isn't sticking to the ground. No luck even tried dissamble the whole thing in an attempt to fix it :(

Not sure how popular the plain non BTTF Sunstar Delorean is over there in US but it is almost like a unicorn here in Ozland. When one does shows up on eBay auction they usually went for well over $150. At that price I might as well save up more and get the Autoart version.
 

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Love the rare gems you have in your collection in particular the super rare 300ZX pair, the Delorean and the Revell's Porsche 914. I got a Revell 914 after years of searching but the rubber band used to hold the bonnet has deteriorated and took bit of paint off when removed. and not all 1 wheel isn't sticking to the ground. No luck even tried dissamble the whole thing in an attempt to fix it :(

Not sure how popular the plain non BTTF Sunstar Delorean is over there in US but it is almost like a unicorn here in Ozland. When one does shows up on eBay auction they usually went for well over $150. At that price I might as well save up more and get the Autoart version.
Thank you!

The Zs are recent acquisitions actually. I think I've spoken about it before but the silver Z is a Joeuf which was "detailed" by an owner at some point in its life to look more like a Kyosho. I had let a Kyosho slip through my hands earlier in that month and a second one popped up that had its hood prop rod stick the hood open in the ad. No one bid on it and I got it super cheap. It had a little cosmetic damage, but hardly anything overly noticeable in my display case. It's fascinating seeind the difference in appointments between the two cars.

That's a shame about the 914. I actually got it when it was first released for Christmas probably 20ish years ago at this point. My Dad had a 914 for a bit when I was born, so the second I found a 914 model I was grabbing it regardless of how good/bad it was. The car itself is good but the wheels are a bit of a let down as I'm sure you know.

I'm surprised the Sunstar is like that to be honest. I think they came out in 2002-2003 as a budget model line. I got mine for Christmas again and I think they were $25 USD at the time. I know I bought the BTTF 2 DeLorean (which at the time was the only version) for only $25ish. I've been watching Ebay to see what the Part 1 / 3 cars were for laughs and they're going for some solid money.

It's a shining example of time compression. In my mind thes were models I didn't get all that long ago, but when I actually do the math, it IS a long time ago! It's also wild how much some of thse appreciate and some don't. A large chunk of my collection as you can see are the Ertl FnF cars. I bought (2) in college for $25 each at the local toy store and I paid anywhere from $75-170 for them to complete out the collection. Yet, I look at some of my other Ertl muscle cars and you can have them now for less than they probably cost new factoring inflation. I wish I had some modles I didn't love that were worth bank that I could sell to either finance more or put towards my 3rd 1:1 car fund!
 

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Really nice and mixed collection, mate. You mention in your first post that your cars are at the low end of the scale compared to other collections; n鈥檃h, their value is in what they mean to you, which is what makes them priceless, not their $$$ value. It鈥檚 a great collection (y)
 

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Great collection you have and a nice variety of subject matter. Love those WRX, it is cool you had a model of your 1:1. That's something I haven't done.
Thanks! The only difference between the AA STi and mine was wheel color. I had silver BBS, not gold. I was too afraid to lose the decals if I were to paint it. The Bbuargo C5 with the wheel swap is a pretty close replica of my current 1:1. I wish my actual car had wheels as aggressive as the diecast counterpart.

I wish someone would make a 1990-1993 Honda Accord, 2013+ Tacoma or an 89-95 Toyota Xtracab, but that's dreaming right now.

Really nice and mixed collection, mate. You mention in your first post that your cars are at the low end of the scale compared to other collections; n鈥檃h, their value is in what they mean to you, which is what makes them priceless, not their $$$ value. It鈥檚 a great collection (y)
Thanks! When I signed up here I wasn't sure what the general viewpoint was. Some forums for different things I've been on have been extremely elite in if you didn't have the high end versions get out of here. Some of the criticisms of newer models coming out had me concerned, epsecially since some of the Ertls were really crude compared to newer versions. I've seen many a thread ripping the FnF cars.

But like you said, it's the personal value, which is very true. My collection spans from the early 90s until now (my Hurst Olds came from the JC Penny catalog to date myself). The sentimental value for 90% of them far exceed actual perceived value. The FnF cars were a snapshot in time for me when I was first driving and knee deep in the Honda world.
 

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Thanks! When I signed up here I wasn't sure what the general viewpoint was. Some forums for different things I've been on have been extremely elite in if you didn't have the high end versions get out of here. Some of the criticisms of newer models coming out had me concerned, epsecially since some of the Ertls were really crude compared to newer versions. I've seen many a thread ripping the FnF cars.
Fortunately this forum doesn't exhibits any overt elitism and the place has enough audience for both high end and budget makes. I personally leaning more towards the latter these days with the constant price hike. As i grow older i am beginning to appreciate cars for what they are when new from factory so nowadays I only focus on stock unmodded cars. Also kinda gave up on pursuing movie cars altogether so not focusing any heavily modded or movie themed cars. But can definitely understand the passion of others. I once had a buyer who asked me to post a ERTL's FnF pink S2000 to him in the Philipines even though the postage alone exceeds the value of the model itself.

Speaking the Sunstar Delorean, I think it wasn't widely distributed here in Australia except for the BTTF versions hence it is quite hard for me to source one locally and when one does shows up they tend to go for $100 or more. Some of the Hotwheels 1/18 are also bit hard to find here compares to US market.
 

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Fortunately this forum doesn't exhibits any overt elitism and the place has enough audience for both high end and budget makes. I personally leaning more towards the latter these days with the constant price hike. As i grow older i am beginning to appreciate cars for what they are when new from factory so nowadays I only focus on stock unmodded cars. Also kinda gave up on pursuing movie cars altogether so not focusing any heavily modded or movie themed cars. But can definitely understand the passion of others. I once had a buyer who asked me to post a ERTL's FnF pink S2000 to him in the Philipines even though the postage alone exceeds the value of the model itself.

Speaking the Sunstar Delorean, I think it wasn't widely distributed here in Australia except for the BTTF versions hence it is quite hard for me to source one locally and when one does shows up they tend to go for $100 or more. Some of the Hotwheels 1/18 are also bit hard to find here compares to US market.
I totally get that. The only modified cars I have are from yeaers ago when I was deep into the tuner scene. I still modify my 1/1s, but I don't need to modify my diecasts. I've also hit all the major movie cars, so I'm putting the pencil down, so to say. There is a guy out there that modifies the Mad Max Yellow Interceptors into Big Boppers which are really, really neat, but for what he charges (and they're worth every penny) I'm fine to pass.

Funny you mention the pink S2000. It's definitely my least favorite car of that collection, but I wanted to get it as complete as I could so I bought a cheapie and man does it show. The HW cars were actually sold at Walmart and the like for a bunch of years, I don't know if they still sell 1/18 as I haven't looked in years.

I'm in a good place with my collection, TBH. I'll likely snag a pair of Solido Supras and pause for a bit. I've somehow managed to only get an eyeroll when I told my wife I want a third vehicle and not a "no" so despite the ridiculous used car market, I'm saving up.
 

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Absolutely great collection you have! I love the great variety and some of these classics are gems to see! Looking forward to seeing more! And I'm with you, when solido releases their supras.....well lets say I may be in the dog house for many weeks hahaha. And welcome to DX!
 

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Adjusting the cabinets again:
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Picked up an Ottomobile JDM 2003 WRX STi. Been on a Subaru kick, have an AA GC8 coming next week as well. I moved the Countach out for a bit at least and need to figure out what I'm doing there. I actually took some time to look at the Countach while it is out and man it's a poor model in terms of details and condition, but I got it free from my BIL as he was going to throw it out and had two posters of them on my wall growing up so I can't resist having it.

I will likely buy a 6-position case for the other side of my cellar since I cannot easily fit a 12-position and I'm likely running out of goodwill with my wife.
 

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Already adjusting again. Picked up an AutoArt GC8 STi. It was used, not perfect (missing a mirror, some standard AA rash) but since they're out of production and hard to find I jumped on it at a reasonable price.

I discovered my new Otto STi has a glue glob where the spoiler mounts to the car and I can't seem to free it without taking the car apart and the wing off (tried and put a tiny scratch in it), which isn't anything I really want to do right now. Maybe someday if it truly bothers me.
 

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I quite like your Delorean, 300ZX and WRX pair. By the way who made the red NSX is it Kyosho (or rebadged Revell or Jouef) the rear wheels look properly aligned unlike most of the photos i've seen elsehwere. The wheels sit a little too high though which is quite unfortunate as i think that distort the aggresive sporty stance.

There was a MIB Sunstar Delorean went on auction not long ago but I gave up bidding on it as it went for more than what I am willing to pay for.
 

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I quite like your Delorean, 300ZX and WRX pair. By the way who made the red NSX is it Kyosho (or rebadged Revell or Jouef) the rear wheels look properly aligned unlike most of the photos i've seen elsehwere. The wheels sit a little too high though which is quite unfortunate as i think that distort the aggresive sporty stance.

There was a MIB Sunstar Delorean went on auction not long ago but I gave up bidding on it as it went for more than what I am willing to pay for.
The NSX is Revell branded. My cousin had one when we were kids (early 90s) and I had always loved it / wanted one so when I saw one without box but otherwise mint on eBay I jumped.

It鈥檚 interesting in that the wheel/tire setup is different than the Kyosho / Joeuf, which I always thought looked awful in terms of offset and centering in the arch. However, unlike the Kyosho the headlamps are fixed. The paint on the wheels is wrong as the wheels should be painted silver, not chrome and staggered in diameter, but the fitment is better. They would look better a bit flusher but beggars can鈥檛 be choosers and to the best of my knowledge no one made a better early NSX as most are NSX-R or race models. I鈥檝e seen some photos of people who have improved the NSX with flocking and whatnot and that鈥檚 neat but I don鈥檛 think I鈥檇 rip into one of these without having an untouched one.

The DeLorean is a love for me. It鈥檚 my favorite car of all time and I remember searching the early days of the internet in anticipation of someone releasing one. I used to get the Exoticar catalogs and would hope the next page I turned showed one. I think this was the first time I had ever heard of Sunstar.

From time to time I think about getting a Part 1 and Part 3 BTTF car but the prices don鈥檛 really justify the want.

The Subarus came out of a longing to get another one IRL. I sold my 2006 six years ago and want another, so I figured I鈥檇 get the collection. I have alerts set for the bugeye to flesh out the collection. I figure I鈥檒l grab a white or silver one for something different than black or blue. I lost on a 2004 AUTOart which is why I grabbed the Otto.
 

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Not sure how much is the AA one going for in NA but it appears to be rather pricey here in Land Downunder. When they were first available many years ago the local retailers were charging AUD$300 upward for one. Personally I think i'll be happy with the humble Sunstar version (perhaps the ugly headlights stubs can be patched somehow) but if they are constantly going over over $100 on eBay I would rather save up for a proper AA version then.

Come to think of it, Delorean would be the next perfect subject for Solido to tackle on. The highlight of the Delorean is the gullwing doors after all and since Solido only makes functioning doors that would be perfect if they do it :)
 
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