April (…certainly had us fooled!)

…And by “us”, I mean Big Tractor Mike, Original Ken, and myself. Because we’re the only ones who attended the April meeting.

Well, that’s not quite true: Pete (of the old club) and his boy did show up and spend most of the meeting with us. Then, Doug and his boy showed up — at five minutes to closing! (Okay, they had a father/son day at the Aquarium…)

BTM, Ken and I reasoned amongst ourselves that t’other members were saving their money for the Diecast Show the following day. Clearly, they disregarded my admonition of “First the meeting, then the Diecast Show!”.

So, at this point, you’re probably figuring that not a lot of trading took place, and thus not a lot of new photos. Essentially correct; nonetheless, we do have some new photos for you (no foolin’!), so please enjoy.

Oh, hey, I almost forgot: There’s a brand new page for you to enjoy as well!

April 2015

Pete’s boy picked up three cars from Ken. First we have the White Ice Series Twin Mill II. Ah, yes, the heady days of the “four-car series”, when one would go to the stores over and over and over, trying to find all four bleepin’ cars.

The Mill is the Thrill of the Chill! Or, the Chill of the Mill! Or ... Milli VaChilli, or ... Um ...Say, how 'bout that Chill Wills?

The Mill is the Thrill of the Chill! Or, the Chill of the Mill! Or … Milli VaChilli, or … Um …Say, how ’bout that Chill Wills?

Next up is the ’63 Corvette, from the Dealer’s Choice Series. Like I said, over and over and over.

Yes, it is indeed High Rollin' Royalty...

Yes, it is indeed High Rollin’ Royalty…

And finally, this 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet, in Coca-Cola livery, by Matchbox. (To save time, I’ll simply refer to it as the Matchbox Coca-Cola Mustang.) The Matchbox Coca-Cola Mustang comes in special packaging, with a reproduction storage box. The Mustang Coca-Cola Matchbox has attractive “racing” wheels and tires, and looks very sporty in bright yellow. The Mustbox Cola-Coca Matchstang is certainly a nice addition to any young boy’s toy car collection.

...And as we all know, the greatest name in diecast is Earl's Live Bait 'n Diecast

…And as we all know, the greatest name in diecast is Earl’s Live Bait ‘n Diecast

You’ve been there. Admit it. You see a toy car model that you think you just may already have, you really can’t quite remember, so you go ahead and buy it anyway, realizing you may in fact be buying it again. And you justify this to yourself because after all, it’s better to have two than none. (Sigh) Such is the case with this 30th Anniversary edition Old Number 5. I know that I bought several models in the “30-A” series, so it’s entirely possible that when I bought this from Ken, I may have in fact been buying a second one. And that’s okay, because Old Number 5 is too cool to pass up (again). It also makes a nice Find of the Month(*), two. Er, too.

How many times can one buy the same toy car? Keep counting....

How many times can one buy the same toy car? Keep counting….

See you at the May meeting!

~WM

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