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Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts 2019: Corvette Stingray

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The Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt 2019 series is full of surprises. It is great mix of fantasy cars and designs based on real life street cars.

The Bazoomka, Stingrod, Honda Monkey, Twinmill and the Ford Bronco are some of the must find TH from this year’s series.

But of these cars, I’m most excited about the Corvette Stingray!!!!

This is a classic American car that deserved to have a Treasure Hunt status. And wow, Hot Wheels has delivered on this one.

Part of the Super Chromes subset, this is one shiny treasure….. to complete the look, Hot Wheels added some stars plus blue and red stripes creating an Americana feel.

The Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Corvette Stingray

The red interior pops out and the flame logo can be easily be seen at the side of the car.

And the best part of the car?!!! The 5 spoke wheels in, well you guess it, in CHROME.

The Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Corvette Stingray was released together with other cars in the G CASE. Hope you can find one of these shiny cars.

Toy Kingdom Toy Expo 2018

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Toy Kingdom

One of the best toy sale is coming…. Welcome Toy Kingdom Toy Expo 2018.

Titus Toyz has been present to the last Toy Expo and was wowed by the assortment of toys on sale, from the newest releases to the discounted items. This is a one stop shop for toy collectors and for the whole family.

Get collectible items, educational toys, kiddie gadgets and old school board games among others. Some of the toy lines that will be present are:

  • Hasbro Gaming
  • Optimorps
  • Shopkins
  • Nebulous Stars
  • The Grossery Gang
  • Road Rippers
  • RainBoCorns
  • The Power Rangers Ninja Steel
  • Robocar Poli
  • Super Wings
  • Pikmi Pops Surprise
  • Plush and Play
  • Play-Doh
  • Hello Kitty Cafe
  • Air Warriors
  • Jada Metals Die Cast
  • Zing Air Storm
  • Voltron
  • Power Puff Girls
  • Hachimals
  • Pinypon
  • Sylvanian Family
  • Motor Max
  • Crayola
  • Tobot
  • Hot Wheels

  • Cogo
  • Bricktoys
  • Nerf
  • Barbie
  • Play Station
  • Ben 10
  • Baby Alive
  • Matel
  • Lego
  • Marvel
  • Transformers
  • Star Wars
  • Takara Tomy
  • Many Many more!!!!

The Toy Kingdom Toy Expo 2018 will be held at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex from August 24 to August 26, 2018. Entrance is FREE

See you all there fellow toy fans!!!!

DC Comics and Die Cast Cars Collection

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Its been a great afternoon for Titus Toyz for we’ve got great additions to our ever growing collection of Tomica and Hot Wheels Cars and Comic Books!!!

After taking a stroll inside Ayala Center Cebu, we’ve managed to get some of the most hyped cars in the market right now, the Tomica 78 Honda Civic Type R and the Bone Shaker Black and Gold version from the Hot Wheels 50th Year.

The Tomicas were purchased in Toy’s R Us… during that time, they’ve got a good selection of fresh stocks like so we decided to pick up a few more cars like the Orange Lamborghini Hurucan Performante and the white version for the Toyota 86.

We also got the Toy’s R Us exclusive Nissan Fairlady Safety Car!!!

We found Bone Shaker at the toy department of Rustan’s.

When we got out full rounds on the various toy shops in the mall, we decided to check out Fully Booked. Here you can find some of the best titles of books and comics.

I have a few comic books in my collection, and decided to add this one, Batman’s A Death in the Family. Well the cover art clearly explains who will die in the story…. This is a classic DC Event that every Batman fan should have.

Titus Toyz Facts

The editor of the Batman decided that a poll should be made in order to determine the fate of Robin ( Jason Todd) in the novel. People of Dc Comics have set 2 hotline numbers so that people could vote whether Robin lives or not… after 36 hours and over 10,000 cast votes, the ending was finally decided.

Well, I do not want to be such a bad spoiler, so you should buy a copy of the comic book to see what really happened to Robin!!!

Tomica Premium 20 Nissan Skyline HT 2000 Turbo RS

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The toy world is just crazy with JDM cars… guess there is a lot of great cars from JAPAN that most collectors just needs to collect them all!!!

And one of the line that stood out among Japan imports is the Nissan Skyline!! Yes this iconic line has been with us since 1957, and until now produces some of the fastest and most beautiful cars ever.

*In case you are a new diecast toy car collector, JDM stands for Japan Domestic Market.

If you want to start collecting Skyline cars, then you should pick up one of these, the TOMICA PREMIUM 20 NISSAN SKYLINE HT 2000 TURBO RS!!!!

This is a 1/63 scale model of the car which was released first in 1983. Though the Nissan Skyline HT 2000 was first released in 1980, the RS Turbo variant was only released 3 years later.

Tomica Premium #20:  NISSAN SKYLINE HT 2000 TURBO RS

This car is also known as the R30….based from its code or the official Nissan Chassis Designation.

The Tomica Premium Line is more expensive than the mainline Takara Tomy Cars. But as you can see in the pictures, the makers surely took their time in creating these diecast toys.

Tomica R30

From the details of the gold colored wheels, seats and interiors, and opening doors, this car is surely a winner!!!

And don’t forget the famous Skyline tail lights…. just awesome!!!

Titus Toys Facts:

When its first released in 1980, the Nissan Skyline HT 2000 was called the Iron Mask by some car enthusiasts…. well for me, this car looks like more Iron Man than being an Iron Mask!!!

SD Gundam Aile Strike Gundam

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Meet the SD version of the GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 or more popularly known as the AILE STRIKE GUNDAM!!!

What’s great about this Gundam Kit is that it includes tha Aisle Striker, the jet pack that enables the mobile suit to adaprt to various combat situations!!!

Gundam SD Aile Strike Gundam: Striking a Pose!!!

SD Gundam

Look Captain America, I also got a shield!!!!

Too bad, the kit does not include the Beam Saber… the Gundam’s primary weapon for close quarter combat. But hey, the guys from Bandai has included the shield plus 57mm High-energy Beam Rifle!!!

Suiting up for flight!!!

SD Gundam

For Freedom!!!!

Hope they’ve also included the bazooka also… well this is the SD version of this Gunpla Kit, guess we have to find out what weapons are included in the the larger scale version of this popular robot from Japan!!

Hope to see the 1/144 and 1/100 scale for the Aile Strike Gundam very soon!!!

Titus Toyz Facts:

Do you know the meaning of the word AILE? Apparently, the meaning of the word Aile is “WING” in the French language.

Hot Wheels 2018 Treasure Hunts List

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It seems like Hot Wheels are now comfortable in making Treasure Hunts based on their own designs!!! Yes for 2018, most of the Treasure Hunts came from Hot Wheels’ original designs!!

Though some of these TH are inspired by real or other cars such as the Kool Kombi from the Volkswagen Kombi, to the Hummer look alike Rockster, this years series are full of cars from the great minds of Hot Wheels designers.

From motor bikes, to robots, food trucks and even a Batmobile, Hot Wheels got you all covered via the Regular Treasure Hunt Set!!!

2018 Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt: ROCKSTER

If you want to hunt these highly collectible cars for 2018, then better keep this list in your mind:

List of Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts 2018

  • Sting Rod II
  • El Viento
  • Tanknator
  • Street Stealth
  • Zombot
  • Rockster
  • Blitzspeeder (2nd Color) Gold
  • RRRoadster (2nd Color) White
  • Volkswagen Kool Komb
  • Bump Around (2nd Color)
  • Hollowback (2nd Color)
  • Quick Bite (2nd Color)
  • Ratical Racer (2nd Color)
  • Batmobile (1989) (2nd Color)
  • Crate Racer(2nd Color)

Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt 2018: Bump Around

Right now, I have 10 of 15 regular treasure hunts.

Earlier this year, the only Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunt that is on my wish list is the metal flake purple Kool Kombi… then suddenly BOOM!!! A new re-colored Batmobile will be coming out and it is also a treasure hunt… What!?

Guess I need to hit the pegs of Toy Kingdom and Toy’s R US once again?!!!

Titus Toyz in Hong Kong with the Hot Wheels ’67 Pontiac Firebird

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The first time I saw this Hot Wheels Car, I’ve already decided to make it one of my pocket cars in my future travels. People, meet the Hot Wheels 67′ Pontiac Firebird!!!

Unlike previous releases of the Firebird, this one has no hood, thus no place to put the flaming bird or phoenix tampo. Having the engine exposed makes this car look real hot. It is also unpainted ( or was it silver) with just a black circle on each side.

And travel we did, for this Hot Wheels car became my travel buddy when we visited Hong Kong!!!

Hot Wheels Pontiac Firebird and Passport on Hand!!!

 

Unfortunately, I only managed to take a few pics of this car.. for somehow, it managed to roll out of my pocket!!!

But I’m still glad that I was able to take the firebird on my trip, for it is really a great looking car.. hope to see more casting of this car in the future.

Hot Wheels ’67 Pontiac Firebird enjoying the view at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak!!

This shot was taken at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. At the back ground is the Peak Tower. If you want a great view of Hong Kong, then going to the Peak’s Sky Terrace is your best option. My suggestion is to visit this place late in the afternoon so that you can still the city during the day time, and just wait for a few hours to see the bright lights of Hong Kong afterwards!!!

Checking out the Old Tram at the Victoria Peak

Due to our hectic schedule in Hong Kong, I was not able to find a replacement car here, but luckily, I found a very fast and furious  die cast car when we visited Macau!!!

Click Link to see what car I found in Macau’s Cotai Strip: Titus Toyz in Macau

Hot Wheels Thanos Chase Car and Uniqlo Dragon Ball Freeza T Shirt

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Titus Toyz spends a day in one of the biggest malls in the metro and went shopping. As usual, one of the first stops when shopping is going to the toy store, and in this case, Toy Kingdom.

Good thing there are new stocks of Hot Wheels featuring the Marvel’s Avengers line featuring cars inspired by the Hulk and Hawk Eye. For this series, there is a chase car and its the Horseplay with design inspired by the villain Thanos. Gotta get this one, not only that it is a rare car, but because of the really cool card art.

The card features the cover of one of Marvel’s most famous events, the Infinity Gauntlet!!

Thanos and Freeza in a day of Shopping!!!

But the day is not over, for another purple bad guy joined us. This one is a T Shirt with the image of Freeza on it.  I think he is mulling how to pulverize Son Goku and planet Earth.

Freeza is probably one of the most popular and strongest antagonist in the Dragon Ball Z universe. Guess Thanos won’t be bored on our long way home!!

The shirt is from Uniqlo and is part of the Uniqlo 50th Anniversary Collection from Shonen Jump. Hope to get more Shonen Jump shirts from this Japanese clothing brand!!!

Light Room Box for Toy Photography

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Yey, we’ve been looking for this toy photography tool, the Light Room for so long… good thing that this is now available via online shopping websites like Shopee and Lazada!!

This box can help every amateur and professional photographers everywhere. It provides space where you can take pictures of small items like diecast cars and action figures. Here, you can shoot comfortably and eliminate nasty background. Plus you can take pictures in great detail because of LED lights that can be powered by your power bank!!!

Titus Toyz’s New Light Room!!!

Toy Photography

We got the square box that came with various colored background, but my favorite is the White one, coz it highlights the details of my toys.

This photography tool is great for toys such as loose Hot Wheels Cars, Tomica, Gundam Kits especially the smaller scaled Gundam SD.

Light Room Set Up with Gundam SD as Subject

Funko Pop Baby Groot Basking in the Bright Lights!!!

Now i can take good looking pics without using any special editing tools like Photoshop, all i need is more practice using the light room.. Bye for now, for I need to look for other action figures and Transformer toys and see if they look good inside this mini photo booth!!!

Titus Toyz in Macau with the Hot Wheels 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34

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We spent our Christmas vacation in Hong Kong and Macau. Sadly I lost my pocket car for the trip, a silver Hot Wheels Firebird!!

Good thing that I came by a great Hot Wheels car when we went to Macau a few days after. As we walked in Cotai Strip in Macau, we stumbled upon a toy store called the Kid’s Tavern.

This toy store carries lots of toy brands including Hot Wheels. Lucky for us, we found some interesting cars like the Hot Wheels Retro Series Back to the Future car and the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34.

Actually we found 2 Hot Wheels 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from the Fast and the Furious Series. This car is popularly known among toy collectors all over the worl for this was one of the main cars featured in the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie franchise and was driven by the main character, Brian O’Conner, played by the late Paul Walker.

Getting Ready to Climb the Eiffel Tower in Macau

Since we were checked in at the Parisian Macau Hotel, we were given free pass to enter the view deck of the Eiffel Tower. We decided to go up during the night time so that we can see the bright lights of the various hotels and attractions of the Cotai Strip.

Enjoying the lights of the Eiffel Tower replica of the Parisian Macau 

Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline r34

Check out the tail lights of the GT-R R43

Macau is a great place to take pictures at, and with great buildings and structures brightly lighted at night, I did not hesitate to open one of the Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline Car and took shots of the Eiffel tower on the front of the Parisian hotel.

Great View of Macau’s Cotai Strip!!!

Cooling Down inside the Mall of the Parisian Macau

Hope to visit this place again, and next time, Titus Toyz will be bringing more toy cars to shoot on location!!!