I got a couple big mail hawls in right before Christmas. I finally got a chance to photograph them to share with you all.
The first was a surprise Christmas present from Navyeagleeye86. I missed the boat on Secret Super this year, so I was really shocked to get this package. It was chock-full of great stuff! You’ve all seen the redlines before, and I’ve certainly featured the Bywayman Chevy truck casting (and will again when I finally get off my butt and finish those customs!). I decided to feature the ones that haven’t been seen much if at all around here.
The first one is this bizarre 2nd gen GMC Sonoma casting. I have no idea what it’s origins are. The wheels are bleh, and orange windows ... really ... I love these trucks though. I’m really happy to have it, this one is going to get customized.
The Stars and Stripes series didn’t get much love around here, but this SuperVan is pretty freaking great.
I unabashedly love Disco-Vettes. I know they were dogs from the factory, but I think they look great and the performance is easily fixable. This is a really weird casting, it has a metal base and a PLASTIC body. I’ve never seen that, and boy is it a bizarre feeling. I love the blue on it, so this might get a wheel swap, but otherwise I’m not touching it.
This ‘55 Chevy casting is really nice, and I love the graphics on it. This will go unchanged ... unless I decide to put real riders on it.
I might have squealed a little when I saw this one. I love Buicks, and the ultimate 80's machine to me has always been the Buick Grand National. I regret not buying a Regal T-Type about ten years ago when I could’ve afforded a decent one. Anyways, this casting is one I’ve been looking for for quite awhile. It’s amaze-balls!
EAST BOUND AND DOWN!!!!!! It’d a Yatming Smokey and the Bandit Trans-Am! The gold screaming chicken on the hood is faded away and the taillight piece is missing, but this is such a cool car! This one will be staying as-is.
My second haul was an HWEP with Vdubyajohn. I was expecting the Camaro and one stepside Chevy. As you can see, I got a LOT more!
I got three super cool blue Chevy Stepsides made by Welly. This casting I discussed at long-length recently. They’re all in pretty good shape, and I didn’t have any blue ones.
These next three I had never seen until Navyeagleeye showed me some examples in that post I linked above. These are made by Soma/Real Toy. While I believe the Welly castings above were either made by or licensed from Yatming, this casting shows enough differences to me that it’s more likely a knock-off of those castings. I’m glad to have a few of them for the collection now. The red one’s front suspension has collapsed. Too much chasing them Duke Boys I reckon.
This casting started this HWEP. I have a nearly identical one in my childhood collection.
As you can see, this childhood one is a little worse for wear. I used to hide cars under the right front tire of my dad’s truck (where he wouldn’t see them). This gave me fodder for my monster trucks. This is the only one of those sacrificed castings to survive.
Here we have a bit of micro action! The monsterized ‘57 Chevy is a Road Champs. The Merc is a pull-back that’s missing it’s rear tires, brand unknown.
I could swear I took pictures on the black Majorette K5 Blazer, but it looks like I missed them. I have two other examples of that casting in my childhood collection, and it’s one of my absolute favorites. Now that the Roadmaster has been sold, I’m trying to buy a 1:1 version before prices on those get out of hand.