I don’t really hunt much anymore (you’ll see why in a second) but stumbled across some interesting finds yesterday across a few stores.

Walmart. I hit the jackpot. The pegs were full, very full. Anyone looking for some Turbots or Hover & Outs? I’ve never heard of them so I think they might be rare. I haven’t bought them yet but don’t worry, I’m pretty sure they’ll still be there next time I’m back.

This was half-way set up up when I walked up to there. So I finished it to make it look nice and uniform.

Other than that, I only came across one licensed casting… and more Hover & Outs and Turbots hidden in the back. This is my local Walmart. This is basically why I no longer hunt at Walmart. I only walked in there because it’s close to the office supply store I was checking out. And Walmart sells cookies. I was actually there for cookies.

Target. Within walking distance. Not much better. At last there were more licensed models here. By that I mean the Fiat 500. Then I looked down — wait, what’s this?!?!

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I don’t know how these JH2s managed to sit there. I’m still missing the RX-3 from the set but I left without them since a fellow LaLDer has me covered and I don’t need another Z. I didn’t leave them in plain sight for the scalpers though. I wonder how long they’ll last hidden behind a sea of pegwarmer mainlines at eye-level?

My next stop was actually the hardware supply store but there was a 99c store nearby. I’ve had some luck at that chain lately so I decided to stop by. It turns out this is where Walgreens cases eventually go since we all know how often they restock.

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There were also some old Halloween cars with interesting wheels. Vdubyajohn’s been asking about truck wheels for his custom Ram 1500 and I think these would be perfect for him!

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Picked up two Forza chase cars plus two Walgreens exclusives. Left a lot on the pegs. Not really my thing so I’ll set them aside if anyone needs them. There were a few regular T-hunts but just hung them up front as usual since I couldn’t care less. Also picked up a grey facelifted R35 (not pictured) for myself because I finally found one.

Last stop was an actual Walgreens since I was feeling lucky and it was right next to the hardware supply store. I forgot why their cases ended up at the 99c store until I walked in.

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Bonus: I was actually shopping for some solutions to really cheap disc brakes for customs. I’ve been looking for a solution to easily punch holes 2-3mm in sequins to get them for a fraction of a penny apiece.

Philip gave me two great suggestions yesterday. He suggested an adjustable hole puncher, which I tried looking for but couldn’t find in stores. Turns it it’s something more specialized not found in office supply stores. He also suggested metal washers. I found these and they might actually work at just over $1 for 30pc.

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I also stopped by the Hobby Lobby in between the Walmart & Target to look at sequins and went home to do some test runs by cutting some up with a hobby knife.

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It looks alright.

Also tried cutting it to fit on axles where the wheels don’t come off. Still needs some work. Or an actual hole punch that’s really precise.

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