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[HAWL] DLM Mania Monday

As promised, here are all the DLM shots of my recent hawlage. A bit pic heavy, enjoy!

Pre-DLM Ford Transit Wrecker by Corgi, card dated 1993, note Toy Liquidators sticker
Post-DLM, love the crisp paint and the unique casting
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#MB955, a Willy’s Jeep pickup in Anniversary trim from Matchbox
Pre-DLM Welly Speed Wheels twin pack that I never thought I’d see again, I love the period card
Post-DLM Bedford van that is a new casting for me
Post-DLM Ford Sierra XR4i, with the base and hood reading XR4i, just like the one I used to have when I was really young
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JH 510 Wagon pre-DLM
JH Kenmeri (KPGC110) pre-DLM
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JH Hakosuka (KPGC10) pre-DLM
JH 2000GT (MF10) pre-DLM
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JH RX-3 aka Savanna (S124) pre-DLM, but I notice that while the diecast seems to be an S124 (1973-1978), the card art depicts an earlier S102, (1971-1973), which is peculiar to be sure

Here are the Japan Historics in all their unleashed glory. I had to keep pics of the cars on their cards though, because the card art for the JH series is phenomenal.

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Pre-DLM Ultra Cool Retro series from Target, here’s the 80s Corvette, which has AWESOME tampos
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Post-DLM 80s Corvette, I wonder who the casting’s designer was....;-)
Pre-DLM UCR IROC-Z, which shares the C4 Corvette’s 5 spoke wheels, which are very fitting on these castings
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Post-DLM IROC, complete with jacked up front tampo and messed up rear suspension...
Pre-DLM Baja Bug, realistic casting #3 of the UCR’s release 2, only the Porsche 930 Flachbau Turbo to go...
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Post-DLM Buggies, which has awesome tampos but is unfortunately let down by their choice of wheels
Pre-DLM twin pack #13745 featuring the 1995 Race Team Series cars #1 and #2
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Post-DLM Lumina Stocker, I couldn’t wait to get these beauties out of their cardboard prisons, they’re a sight to behold
Post-DLM Hot Wheels 500, love the blackwalls here and the ultra hots on the Lumina, period crazy!
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Pre-DLM twin pack #13750 containing cars #2 and #3 of the 1995 Krackle Car Series
Post-DLM ‘63 Split Window with quite a neat paint effect, more blackwall goodness to be had here, also this car harks back to before the large rear bumper so even though it’s plastic base, the body remains unmolested...ahh, simple times, those
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Post-DLM Turboa, which while a silly casting, can stand on it’s own merits with detail, besides, you can’t lose with ultra hots!
Pre-DLM 1993 25th Anniversary Chevrolet 5-pack #10788, I couldn’t wait to open this either, I was 7 years old again, and these cars still come out looking like new even after sitting in boxes for 23 years
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Post-DLM ‘93 Camaro racer shining brilliantly in chrome, a special tribute celebrating the silver anniversary of Hot Wheels diecast, gotta love these old school UH wheels!
Post-DLM Custom Corvette, which curiously says ZR-1 on the rear plate even though I’m fairly certain there were never any LT5-clad ZR-1 Corvettes sold as an open-top roadster, also neat is the non-factory ground effects kit, Ultra Hots!
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Post-DLM 5-pack Split; similar to the Krackle car ‘63, this blackwall wearing lad actually has WHITEwalls, and also the aforementioned small bumper and plastic base, and man you don’t like the 90s-tastic tampos, then you weren’t a 90s kid! Or maybe you just have good taste ;-)
Post-DLM ‘57 Bel-air, with another healthy dose of 90s awesomeness, from the purple and pink to the design tampos to the ultra hots, this one’s going down in history as a time capsule of a time before internet and smartphones, when super nintendo and sega genesis were the consoles to have, and when looney toons still controlled your every saturday morning!
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Post-DLM S-10 Blazer 4x4, replete with opening doors and the construction type wheels, although the suspension and axles on my example were sort of messed up..none-the-matter though, as it’s going into my creative options thread organizer case!
Pre-DLM Billionth Car Trophy #9246, which had been opened to see if they’d won the real ‘63 C2 Split Window, but when they hadn’t they reinserted the still-sealed card back into the box
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Post-DLM Custom Corvette in gold, this car was literally begging to come out of it’s tattered box, and although there is some orange residue, this car truly shines

If you bore with me to the bitter end, thank you folks. It’s always a pleasure sharing with you guys within the realm of this hobby.

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Thanks for reading, and happy collecting!

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