Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maisto Elite Transport Ford Model A

Hello guys. Today, I'm sharing you a haul I found during my stay in Qatar for holiday vacation. This is from AllStars Elite Transport by Maisto.

I admit this is not something I usually buy but when I saw it, I know I want it haha.

Before, I was not a fan of rat rods. I didn't like them. But when I started to do customs and saw some works of great artists, I learned to appreciate them and in fact, I already tried to build one.

The shark face on side is a very popular design for the rat rod Ford Model A. What I just don't like here is it is just a decal and it doesn't look realistic to me haha. I would appreciate it more if it's painted. Well, you just get what you paid for.

I love the color scheme they use here. Yellow and blue with zamac body and white walls is very appealing and very rat rod - ish

And as a truck fan, I considered buying this because of the trailer. But I think a tow truck would be better also for a vintage look.

And because I really love these castings, I bought an extra one for a future project so that I can make my custom version of this, a purely painted version :D

That's all for now. I hope you liked it :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Banpresto Pirate King Luffy

Hello everyone! I hope you're enjoying the weekend like I do :D maybe you're guessing I enjoyed it because I have a new bought toy. Well, you're partially right because I indeed have a new toy but, I didn't buy it. It's my friend's gift to me :)

On December, a friend of mine went to Japan to visit her family. I jokingly told her to bring me some pasalubong / souvenir from there and in return, I'll give her something also from Qatar haha so that was the deal.

Yesterday, I went to their house with another friend of ours to help her out with her thesis because she's graduating from college but the supposedly "mock defense" ended up as our bonding time... ah.. that's another story. She suddenly gave me something telling me it's her pasalubong and I was surprised and felt a bit embarrassed because I actually forgot our deal! Not that I didn't buy anything for her, I just left it home haha. I admit it to her and promise to bring it next time we meet hahaha. Thanks my friend :D

I thought she's going to give me a keychain, an Anime keychain perhaps but I'm glad she knows about my One Piece collection so she gave this one to me :D

Pirate King Monkey D. Luffy vinyl figure by Banpresto. It is approximately 3 - 4 inches tall and believe me, the details are so... just look at it hahaha

There are 3 parts for the figure: the head (yes it's removable), body and Luffy's hat. There is also the stand in the package.

Be the judge of the detail :D

Side view. Again, check out the details - yeah I'm very enthusiastic about this figure hahaha! Apologies for that *ehem*

And to show my enthusiasm, here's a dramatic photo in monochrome.

I would've love this picture more if I was able to make the straw hat flying or in motion but I don't know how to do it or how to set it up. Maybe next time I'll try that haha!

Okay so that's all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed reading this post :) 'til next time :)

P.S. I just remembered my last post was also about toys I received as a gift and this one now... Haha it seems I don't need to spend now to buy toys eh? LOL. I'm grateful for all these wonderful gifts and most of all I'm very grateful that I have such wonderful friends :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christmas Gifts 2012

I just realized that I haven't posted the presents I received last Christmas and of course, I'll only post the toys here haha. I think this is also my way to show gratitude for these gifts and I am very happy that my friends and family support my hobby :D

The first one I got is from a family friend in Qatar. I'm not really sure how they learned about my interest in vintage cars. I'm so surprised when they gave me this. A Maisto 1:24 1967 Volkswagen 1600 Squareback. Seeing this car reminds me of pictures of the old days though, I wasn't born yet at that time LOL.

It has opening doors which most model in this scale has. I also love the rims they are very classic.

And like the VW Beetle, the trunk is in front. It's just frustrating that Maisto didn't add too much detail on the interior parts here.

But I thought it would be a nice ride for the boss.

The next one is my cousin's gift to me. This one is so funny because she was really excited to give this to me and she kept on telling that it is for my collection. When I asked what is it, she said it is from Star Trek but she's not familiar with the character. I started laughing because I didn't even watched Star Trek and generally speaking, I don't know anything about Star Trek haha. I remembered I saw some of these figures on sale in a toy store so I told her about that but she denied that it is on sale LOL!

Anyway, it's the thought that counts so it doesn't matter to me who this character is and of course it is my cousin's present haha so I'm definiltely keeping it in my collection... if I don't, she won't give me another toy present next Christmas. Errr..

The package includes the figure (Original Spock), his base, extra hand, and another base.

This is the back part of the packaging. I don't know anyone of the characters LOL. But that Transporter Room that you can build when you complete the series is so cool. It reminds me of the Iron Man Armory.

So that's all. These are two toy presents I received last Christmas hahaha always like a kiddo.. I hope you enjoyed reading too.

P.S. If you noticed, I changed my watermark because until now I'm trying to improve it hahaha. And also I tried using a blue backdrop for a change. I would love to try other colors next time as well :)

Thanks for visiting Hobby Dumpy. 'til next time :)

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