If you’ve been following Suncoast Diecasters‘ Twitter feed (and you should be), you’ve seen that we’ve been “treating” you to some delightful distractions as we near the end of October. More wonderful goodies await you below the blue bar. On to the photos!
If you’ll recall from our May meeting, Krista (Suncoast Diecasters‘ official Bat-Collector®) purchased from me an assortment of Bat-Items which included a Happy Meal Super Bugs figurine. Well, whilst further cleaning my garage, I found the other figurines from the set. Please say hello to Wonder Petunia, the Flashmanian Devil, and of course … Bat-Duck.
Other than the Hot Wheels logos on the sides, and the embossed Mattel on the bottom, I know nothing about this retro bus. It looks slightly similar to the Rocket Oil tanker from the Designers Dreamz set, but it is not that. Nonetheless, it’s cool enough for a photo (plus some artsiness), so here ’tis. Feel free to share your knowledge about this model in the Comments section.
Also during our May meeting, Krista also bought from me a Rat Fink figurine and associated vehicle. Again, garage cleaning; again, found something neat-o. In this case, the collector card/sticker which came with Rat and his ride. Through my power to control the multiple dimensions of the Space-Time Continuum, I now present to you both the front and the back of the card, at the same time.
Bill shows off this Classic ’31 Ford Woody, a true classic from the Redline era. Its official color may be something different, but I’m calling it “teal” for the purpose of a uproariously funny caption.
Bill also has this
teal blue Classic ’32 Ford Vicky, a Heavyweights fire engine which is clearly too small (compared to the other cars) to be called “1/64th”, and the very rare gold chrome Buzz Off.
Buzz Off (nee Tri Baby) comes from the fertile mind of Larry Wood, and features an opening rear canopy which reveals three turbines (or nuclear accelerators, maybe). Please enjoy this shiny close-up.
Bill also had this decidedly rare (as in, “only produced in 1968” rare) Hot Heap, in beautiful Spectraflame copper with a lovely champagne interior.
Big Tractor Mike doubles-down on his own Redline family reunion with these two Volkswagen Beach Bombs with surfboards intact.
A dramatic and artsy low-angle shot for you, with some shimmery background artistry.
Ken got this large-scale (1/43?) garbage truck with daring backless gown. Which is to say, its hatch door cover thing is missing. Beyond that, I nothing about this model, because I neglected to take a photo of its base for reference. Ken?
I had originally arranged the three Colectomatics in a sort of swirly arc, with the Other One in the center. Ken asked me why I chose that arrangement. I explained to him about artistry and other high-minded concepts. He then asked why I simply didn’t line them up straight. So I then rearranged them as you see below. Ken then asked why I chose that particular configuration. So I klonked him on the head with a pool cue.
You’re a bad man. You bad, bad man, you. …Anyway, Ken got this alt-colored Johnny Lightning Badman at our October meeting, and apparently a really crappy pun was included in the price.
This is an Aston Martin DB6. Not the James Bond car, but the next best thing. I took only two photos of it — one being of the base so I could ID it later here in the post — because at the time it seemed nice but not spooktacular. I now regret not taking more photos of it, because as I was reviewing the high-resolution original, I had this eerie realization that there was more to this car than I first thought. It has a nicely-detailed grill (yes, much the VUM chrome has vanished from the grill and bumpers), an attractive yellow interior, and even engine compartment “vents” on the front fenders. While I had been considering some of the other vehicles in this update, I decided it would be horrifying of me not to declare this model to be our October 2014 Find of the Month.(*)
Hey, why don’t you download yerself a nice, big treat for Halloween?
See you at the November meeting!