Collecting and OrganizingRecent finds and photos

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There was a toy show in town this weekend so I took the kid and spent a few hours roaming aisle after aisle knee deep in GI Joes, Transformers, He-Man and Hot Wheels. My kid scored a few Barbie dolls while I found myself a few mainlines I didn't have in fantasy league collection.


My kid loves Ghostbusters and likes to race with me as much as she likes her Barbie, so when she spotted a Slimer Bread Box, we couldn't pass it up.


Also found this weekend, in the wild at Meijer, were a Skyline I figured I'd never get along with another Datsun wagon (can't have enough of them).


What have you found recently? Post a photo and let us know where you found them...

Just picked up 10 of these FTE '70 Plymouth Superbirds.


LeagueofSpeed
Watched it for awhile on Ebay

I won a nice 30 car lot of NASCAR 1/64 scale cars to use on upcoming races!


https://youtu.be/id9M_vZYBtU

2017 Matchbox L Case Has Arrived!


https://youtu.be/yr37o_yytcM


LeagueofSpeed
Decent deal off Ebay...slightly less than $3 per car including shipping

Love them Lakesters but I can never keep the wheels from getting bent! Its like they have paper for axles. 

The FTE  Superbird haul....4 will be kept Stock...2 will be Modified themselves and 4 will be donors for other cars, one is another Superbird I've had that's not good...so going to see if I can make a decent car outta it now.


Nice Mopars! But then again, I'm sort of partial

Hot Wheels show today... 

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/dc98419a.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
nice haul!!!

$12.50 with Free Shipping....basically $2.10 per car...6 cars...2 Ferrari 458 Italia's FTE included were the target cars.


Traction-Event
all good donors there... 458's getting tougher to fine these days
LeagueofSpeed
I'll mod the Grand Sport Vette as is and hopefully get one fast staock 458 outta the deal and mod the other.
LeagueofSpeed
the rest will be donors unless they show me something on the track
Mopar_Mafia
Love the vette

Still need one in the blister pack, but I've got one to modify now....hard to find car.


LeagueofSpeed
Race Aces Country Club Muscle
Mopar_Mafia
I got 1 loose in my collection and 2 in the blister pack let me know if you want one.

Hot Wheels Redlines Army Staff Car At Thrift Store!


https://youtu.be/YdYyLjc5Q8g


Toy show today... Scored that JL, for $3... 

other notables, Huffman stocker, GT-40, 

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/bbf695dc.jpg

Congrats on the score and more so on the Challenger!  That has done very well at LJLRC. 

Traction-Event
Glad to find one at a decent price... now I'll need to see if its fast
Traction-Event
Need to set up my track and "break it in"

Got one of these

Dadvball
Congrats! I found one several months ago and trying to find another for friend.


Traction-Event
nice selection
LeagueofSpeed
couple dups but that's okay
Mopar_Mafia
I'm eye-ballin that green GTO. You always seem to find nice mustangs
Dadvball
Lots of nice cars there, congrats!
  • Day late and a dollar short (literally). Ok so a friend of mine sent me one of these gas monkey's and it came in the mail last week. Dollar General had hot wheels/matchbox on sale .50 each minimum purchase 2. So I hit this Dollar General that had 4 hot wheels displays in their store. One of the demos had not even been opened just sitting on the end cap with cars packed in them. Look what was in there? A gas monkey garage corvette. I could've gotten it for .50 but instead paid a dollar (a day late). I know that the collectors think this is sacrilege but I'm gonna crack one of these.
Rusty
Cool Find!Open it up and have some fun!
Dadvball
I hit one today and they had 2 of these displays. No Vette though.


LeagueofSpeed
Finally got one still in the blister pack
Traction-Event
so...gonna crack it and see????
LeagueofSpeed
Absolutely....bought one loose that's quick....gonna mod one of them
Mopar_Mafia
glad you found one brother
LeagueofSpeed
This one is "The" Country Club Muscle....Thanks Mopar....paid to much, but it's mine
Mopar_Mafia
LO$ - it happens brother, I paid too much for an Olds 442 but I can't find em and I've been looking awhile


GspeedR
Nice! Now that you've chased that one down, the Race Aces Carbide should be the next one on your list. Lots of "performance per gram"!!

Nice!  Hadn't heard about this casting until you posted about it earlier. Nice looking car. I managed to find the Muscle Mania version in a Dollar General today so I'm itching to give it a run. 

@ LOS modded one awhile back... solid platform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIbLj9CcNw&t=34s

LeagueofSpeed
Great platform for modification...looking forward to the build
Dadvball
Fast and consistent!


LeagueofSpeed
Got'em for $1.95 with shipping
Traction-Event
Jet threat 4.0 is not an FTE, all the rest get a thumbs up

Claims it rolls well...we shall see, if not an FTE package awaits.


72_Chevy_C10
Those wheels can be fast
LeagueofSpeed
There is a lot of favorable racing history with the Front Runnin Fairmont...we shall see
LeagueofSpeed
The Hot Ones have the "Ultra Thin" axels...all metal car and the axels created a great downhill racer

Another Hot Wheels show this weekend. 

Many FTE donors $1 a car, and a loose JL Challenger for $1... look like it has seen some action...need to see if it has any speed left

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/704a75d4.jpg

Some recently acquired Topper JLs...all excellent rolling examples.

Leapin' Limo vs. Baja

And Custom Turbine vs. Frantic Ferrari

Enjoy!

Traction-Event
very, very clean examples here... Nice

The Front Runnin Fairmont is here and it does roll well....but not the elite level speed the casting is known for to say the least. However, my goal was to buy a "loose" one and put an FTE package on it and see what happens. It weighs 51g...all metal, so that's a good foundation to modify...time will tell the tale.

Darn you, M2...

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/e7d52dda.jpg

...for making such cool stuff! These are Walmart exclusive first gen 50th anniversary Camaros...I'm not really even that much of a Camaro guy (not that I wouldn't take a first gen)...but these are just really nice.

Traction-Event
Like the burnt orange paint, and white letter tires

Some good castings/platforms out in the CS line now.

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/ad8c636d.jpg

I've got to score a windshield for it, but really looking forward to modifying a legend of speed.

Hot-Wheels-Redline-1970-Magenta-Noodlehead-1-64

LeagueofSpeed
...of course I'll see how it rolls as is first

It rolls pretty darn good...just need to get a Redline axel straightning tool...look out CC Rider in your Open Stock!!! It weighs in at 68g stock

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/1d0fe40a.jpg

Traction-Event
I have the tool you need, I can send it along with my drift cars if you want.
LeagueofSpeed
If you can spare one I'd appreciate it...it's close...straight axels could be magic

Got it for under $20 including shipping...hope it will be a downhill demon!!!


Tobacco Road will be seamless the next race...it was already a fast track and should be faster now and moving forward.


Looking forward to the next Red Desert Baja!!!!

 

20 FTE'S...Cul8r...multiple Way 2 Fast and Hot Tubs..couple Bone Shakers and Speed Bumps...3 Shelby Concepts...16 Angels and more 

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/84542eea.jpg

Dadvball
Awesome finds!
DDRacer
Nice! Lots of speed
Traction-Event
that Cul8r was mail in only...
LeagueofSpeed
I thought you could also get it in the mystery pack?
GspeedR
I hate to say it but I'm partially responsible for the price that you ultimately paid for those. ;-)

Another FTE score...mixed years


Mopar_Mafia
There's a couple there that I would like to buy if you are willing to part with

Starting to pick some of these up...the Quest for Speed is Eternal 

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/cf375123.jpg

redlinederby
Good gets. Those Ultra Hots are speedy for sure.
GspeedR
The Redliner is one of my fastest plastic chassis cars.

The latest FTE haul has arrived...he mistook the 71 Dodge Demon as an FTE, but still sweet looking 2011 Mainline 


Going to get up to 16 cars then have a little tournament to see if I've acquired any elite speed.


LeagueofSpeed
I got them down on price on this one....they were trying to sell it still in the blister


LeagueofSpeed
Early 80's Hot Ones and the later Ultra Hots are on the radar

Going to try and complete the set


...another FTE haul.


41-14
Where the hell are you finding all these FTE. I’ve been watching ebay constantly and haven’t seen anything like this. Unless you want to pay
41-14
A small fortune.

Nice find!  All those FTEs will keep you busy for a while. 

@ 41-14....I'm getting them off Ebay, and I always include the price of shipping when bidding on a "lot" of FTE's, The going price with shipping included is usually $2 to $2.75 per car....I personally set my max at $2.60 per car and usually score a "lot" for $2.10 to $2.25 per car and got the above "lot" for $2.06 per car including shipping. If you are waiting for $1 to $1.50 per car....good luck with that, as the starting point for 05-06 FTE is most of the time around $2+ and it's cheaper to buy in bulk off Ebay than auctions of 2 to 6 cars for example. The guy(s) I deal with locally are $2 to $2.50 per car on FTE's. 

DDRacer
Gee.. Wish I could get them for those prices here in Europe. But still: nice finds!
41-14
Ya I know. LOS has managed to find

Ya league of speed has managed to score some great finds. With the shipping included I’m looking at 5 to 6 bucks a pop to get them in Canada. I’ve been watching and seen some decent lot sales, but again , with shipping it drives the price up. Hopefully I can get to some collectable stores in the bigger cities and with any luck find something there. 

LeagueofSpeed
Yep, shipping is a bugger for you Canucks and the Peeps across the pond.

I've been wanting to Modify one of these....looking forward to it.


From back in the day, that Greased Lighting was just that...fast....

http://archive.redlinederby.com/fantasy/car-profile.php?id=386

LeagueofSpeed
The challenge will be increasing the weight 20g and still maintaining the asthetics of the car.

Decent Score considering what the Fairmont and Corvette go for individually....and throw in the 200 SX


Start to pick up a few more of these...



LeagueofSpeed
It will make it's track debut in The Quest for Speed

FTE Score...22 Total with another Way 2 Fast in the Haul





Mopar_Mafia
is this the one you got for me?? Haha just kidding


Has anyone purchased any of the ZAMAC cars yet?

LeagueofSpeed
No...I'm staying clear of current mainlines until the speed improves

1999 casting and inventory for the Quest for Speed


.....another


LeagueofSpeed
1998 casting

My Hot Bird has been graphited, so it's not eligible for the Quest for Speed....so got one for the show.


Mopar_Mafia
ooooh lala, nice bird, not a fan of the snowflake rims though
LeagueofSpeed
They tend to be one of the faster HW wheels though

Man...every lowball offer I've put out today has been accepted...more inventory of 90's castings and I want to modify one of these as well.


$5 and Free Shipping....yes please.


This Beauty will also event eventually appear on The Quest for Speed.


Mopar_Mafia
when will you obtain enough speed?
LeagueofSpeed
Never...the Quest is Eternal.

There's a big indoor flea market not far from me that's open on Sundays. I go every now and then. There's a guy with tons of Hotwheels, I think he gets 6 for $5.00. Has them pretty we'll organized on pegs and in boxes as far as Ford, Chevy, etc, as well as the model, mustang, Camaro, firebird, etc. He also has a lot it those old JL Muscle Cars.  I think they're $2 each or 3 for $5. Can't remember. If there's anything in particular you're looking for let me know and I'll see if he's got it. I'm not going this Sunday but most likely the Sunday after. I think that's the 15th. 

LeagueofSpeed
Will do DVB!!! Thanks!!!

Nice little Lot of Race Aces


Some JL inventory for The Quest for Speed


LeagueofSpeed
I got'em for $2.20 per car and that includes shipping...good score I feel for JL's

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