I made it to Kmart. TRU, 5 Below, and two Walmarts today, trying to make up for lost time. Pickins were slim. Before I add the photos, I just have to say that walmart seems to just let people come in and do what they want in the diecast aisles. Both stores had open packages, trashed M2 Transporters, obviously returned sets with the wrong cars, every HWs Porsche package I found had been relieved of its contents...people really suck sometimes...
OK, that’s off my chest.
Neither walmart had anythng left worth picking up, so done with that topic. Same goes for Kmart and 5 Below.
However, at TRU, I found some good stuff, not a lot, but I was happy to find:
the Matchbox Jurrasic Park 5 Pack with a new VW Thing/Type 181 repaint. Seemed like a lot for the one car, so I haven’t DLM’d it yet. The other 4 cars are pretty crappy IMHO, so I doubt I’ll find someone willing to trade away just the VW. I have time to think about it, so I’ll keep it here for now. I also found:
the Greenlight International DuraStar Faltbed. They had two, this one and the police livery version. I chose black w/flames. I really wanted to find the flatbed trailer in a Hitch & Tow set, but I picked this up just in case I never find the trailer. I’m not DLM’ing this one right away either, just in case I can find the trailer.
They had more of the Hitch and Tow sets, but nothing that spoke to me so they remained at TRU. BTW, the new Airstream in that lovely (yuk) brownish-yellowish-mustard-that’s-past-its-expiration-date color does not have the little screw-in leveler post. Unless, this one was an error and just didn’t have it. The Tow vehicle was the old Dodge D100 pickup in silver over blue. They had the Police set as well, meh...
The one I was most surprised to find:
A 1968 Shelby EXP500 CSS, Chase Version! I don’t collect Mustangs, so I picked it up for trading. I’ve already offered it to one member of LaLD that I’m negotiating a HWEP with, but if that person turns it down, it’s up for grabs. You can see that the lower right hand corner has been bent a little, other than that, it’s mint. I took really quick photos of all these finds, but I can take better ones of the ‘Stang if anyone is interested.