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DIY JDM Christmas tree with Hot Wheels ornaments

As this year is nearing it’s end, I thought I should do something special this year. The Christmas holidays are coming up soon, and in all it’s joy and glory fits a Christmas tree. I got one at home, but I didn’t have one in my office. And since my office is partially a JDM shrine, the tree should be one as well. A JDM Christmas tree to be more exact!
DIY JDM Christmas tree

JDM Christmas tree

The idea for this came when I received a red Hotwheels AE86 as a present for Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is the Dutch Santa Clause and therefore I thought I should do something with it. So I wondered how much work it would be to convert a Hotwheels car into a Christmas tree ornament. It couldn’t be that long?

Watch the video below on how to create one yourself: Continue reading

Christmas: Tomica Limited 1/64 scale Carina GT-R

A few days I go I already posted about winning the tail lights and the very same day I received a package from Japan (from a different AY source) containing a set of Soarer Z10 centercaps, Carina mudflaps, Carina brochure and this little yellow 1/64 scale Toyota Carina GT-R:
Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 scale Carina AA63 GT-R
I got it for a bargain price and did not expect much from it until I read this posting last week and was very impressed by it.

I compared it against the Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R I bought some last week and I was shocked by the difference in quality! See also this picture: Continue reading

WTF: Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R Christmas bargain

Yesterday I was doing my Christmas shopping (actually us Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas) and had to buy some wrapping paper in a bargain store called Blokker. My eye fell on the bargain Hotwheels sale and couldn’t resist going through the bin. My heart skipped a few beats when I found the beautiful 2011 edition Skyline GT-R KPGC110:
Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R
For a bargain price of only 1.99 euros! That’s less than 3 dollars. WTF?! Lucky! Bargain!
So I dug deeper and found three more KPGC110s and a few others! (more on that later in this post) Unfortunately no hakosuka Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X or BRE Datsun 510 Bluebird. :(

In the end I bought two KPGC110s, one for my son and one for me (at work): Continue reading

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