Do I need to post every time I make a decent score? Is it becoming an obligation? We’ll see. But I finally had some time this morning to do a writeup.

Since I waited too long, The Unboxer got to all the cars I let her open. But here they are:

When it comes to coveted mainlines, I often pounce too early (and for too much money.) But when Dek34 found the 300ZX for $3, I decided that 3 was less than 5 and I went for it. Glad I did. Have still never seen that handsome devil in the wild. The Advan NSX was a no-brainer. I’m a Honda fan, it has the foxy new wheels, and one of my favorite liveries.

Then, of course, the two Italian cars made by the Japanese. I’ve got a decent little Group B Rally Heroes mini collection going so an Alitalia Lancia was a gimme. And I’m really digging the Tomica Premium Testarossa. It has a tan interior! What more do you want?

A few of these are staying carded for now.

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The Tyrell (and how nice is it to finally have one in the correct livery?) is staying carded until my big pit lane project is done. I think I’ll keep the Ford carded forever. Something about the oversized graphic and the poo makes for a funny combination.

Then there’s the fact that I just joined the RLC, after deeply regretting not doing so last time around. The black Camaro hasn’t arrived yet, but now that my Overton Window of diecast spending has moved, I thought I’d plunk down on a (relatively) cheap RLC car on eBay. Much to my delight, I found a Hot Bird... my original favorite cast.

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Ah, but maybe you’ve noticed... this one’s loose. Yes, I found a loose one for a decent price, so I got it. I want to see if RLC cars really pop when you pop them out.

Ooof. This ticks so many of my boxes. Hot Bird, Spectraflame, Retro brown with a stripe. Ooh Madonn...

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Stop! My eyes! Outrun-style taillights and the classic California Blue license plate. There’s a great meme’d line from Krieger on Archer I could use right now but I’m told this is a family blog.

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Lastly, I started doing light therapy at home since the incessant grey skies are getting to me. Turns out it makes for a decent secondary light source.