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Vacation Mega HAWL... Oddities and Pleasant Surprises!

I decided to head out and do some Christmas shopping for myself my wife and step-daughter. So, I had a great excuse to visit a ton of stores and my usual indoor fleamarkets (quickly). Scored some awesome gems!

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Majorette Corvette ZR-1. Nice shape. I’m not a huge Corvette fan, but this was my favorite design. This is likely a wheel swap project.
Majorette Corvette ZR-1. Nice shape. I’m not a huge Corvette fan, but this was my favorite design. This is likely a wheel swap project.
Sweet vintage Plymouth Hotwheels dragster in great condition. Found in a bucket of cars for a buck each.
Sweet vintage Plymouth Hotwheels dragster in great condition. Found in a bucket of cars for a buck each.
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Beat up Yatming. I’m not a fan of the old ‘vettes. But, I never pass on a cheap Yatming.
Beat up Yatming. I’m not a fan of the old ‘vettes. But, I never pass on a cheap Yatming.
I am so absolutely phyched to score this! Lime green Trabant by Maisto. I’ve been stalking these on eBay a few times and they always seem to sell for 10 bucks or more.
I am so absolutely phyched to score this! Lime green Trabant by Maisto. I’ve been stalking these on eBay a few times and they always seem to sell for 10 bucks or more.
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I had purchased a few cars at the shop and spotted this on a shelf just as I had paid for my goodies... I asked the lady at the counter how much and she threw it in my bag and smiled. SCORE! Free Trabants are the best Trabants.
I had purchased a few cars at the shop and spotted this on a shelf just as I had paid for my goodies... I asked the lady at the counter how much and she threw it in my bag and smiled. SCORE! Free Trabants are the best Trabants.
Next stop was a Trading Post mini-shop. They had a rack of old Johnny lightning cars mint on cards. I snagged this beautiful Chevy II Nova and... 
Next stop was a Trading Post mini-shop. They had a rack of old Johnny lightning cars mint on cards. I snagged this beautiful Chevy II Nova and... 
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Scooped up this fantastic AMC Rebel Machine. I have a few Rebels already, but I do not have this color variant yet.
Scooped up this fantastic AMC Rebel Machine. I have a few Rebels already, but I do not have this color variant yet.
Big Lots had just restocked their toy section for the holidays and put up 9 pegs full of Matchbox cars! I finally got my paws on the super hard to find Skylines. Snagged an extra one to possibly customize.
Big Lots had just restocked their toy section for the holidays and put up 9 pegs full of Matchbox cars! I finally got my paws on the super hard to find Skylines. Snagged an extra one to possibly customize.
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Then things got serious... Indoor flea market. One of my favorite vendors had just restocked and had an insane amount of carded HW to choose from. I had to hold back from buying too much. Finally got the Green Javelin. This is my favorite color for the Jav.
Then things got serious... Indoor flea market. One of my favorite vendors had just restocked and had an insane amount of carded HW to choose from. I had to hold back from buying too much. Finally got the Green Javelin. This is my favorite color for the Jav.
Everyone here has found Gassers except myself. The vendor had this red one and a pair of Gold versions. Love the red.
Everyone here has found Gassers except myself. The vendor had this red one and a pair of Gold versions. Love the red.
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Slick looking Red Vega. <3
Slick looking Red Vega. <3
Studebaker Champ with uncommon GoodYear wheels.
Studebaker Champ with uncommon GoodYear wheels.
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Off to Target to get Pokemans stuff for the kid and Clothes stuff for the wife... Found a fairlady on the pegs and Minecart just laying around on a shelf.
Off to Target to get Pokemans stuff for the kid and Clothes stuff for the wife... Found a fairlady on the pegs and Minecart just laying around on a shelf.
Then... more indoor flea markets (different location). Picked up this Chevy for a custom project I have in mind (Fast and Furious related)
Then... more indoor flea markets (different location). Picked up this Chevy for a custom project I have in mind (Fast and Furious related)
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Picked up this Cougar in case whats-his-name here on LaLD needs it for his collection.
Picked up this Cougar in case whats-his-name here on LaLD needs it for his collection.
Ooooooooooooooooooooooo yeah! Bright frickin orange Toyota Tercel!
Ooooooooooooooooooooooo yeah! Bright frickin orange Toyota Tercel!
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Front Rivet is still intact... but the rear is not in the socket. How the heck does that happen? No biggie. This is going to be a custom anyways.
Front Rivet is still intact... but the rear is not in the socket. How the heck does that happen? No biggie. This is going to be a custom anyways.
Awesome air compressor for my diorama.
Awesome air compressor for my diorama.
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Mad Max style MFP car. Not a Falcon though... But still awesome. This is a Johnny Lightning.
Mad Max style MFP car. Not a Falcon though... But still awesome. This is a Johnny Lightning.
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The diecast gods finally smile upon me. I’ve been dying to get one of these Skylines forever. Sadly, the tampo job is LAUGHABLY bad. Not only is the door handle off by a mile... The front directional is somewhere in Venezuela.
The diecast gods finally smile upon me. I’ve been dying to get one of these Skylines forever. Sadly, the tampo job is LAUGHABLY bad. Not only is the door handle off by a mile... The front directional is somewhere in Venezuela.
Interesting Low Rider car with adjustable suspension.
Interesting Low Rider car with adjustable suspension.
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This will probably be the last big HAWL I will have a for a while. I shouldn’t be shopping for myself around this time of the year. :3

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