Every time I go to Target, I see the Galaxy Express with Mad Manga and the Vault Roller (?) badass fantasy carriers. As I already have two of each color of the Galaxy Express, I hold both colors of the Vault Roller, waiting for a good reason to NOT bring them home for my Mad Max/Death Race/anime fantasies.

My excuse last night, as well as tonight, was to work on modding one of my fave fantasy castings, the Vanster.

My first Vanster was the white one. I don’t plan to cut that one up. I recently scored this one from a LaLD sale and as I didnt love the Hot Wheels branding, I decided to remove the deco and build a ute. I had an Embosser I was figuring out what to do with, and it hit me! Why not another fantasy hauler??? Being fantasy, the semi-ridiculous bed size totally works for me. And what to haul but vintage JDM robot-hotness? Also found some proper space-wheels for this mini work truck.

On a related note, calling all LaLD’ers: if you have a Vanster, want to sell, or trade for some carded recent mainlines? I need some more for a project I have in mind.

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