This is one of those times you surprised even yourself with how far you can go for something you are passionate about.
This is a hilarious short story of what I did earlier for the love of Hot Wheels.
Super Metro Lapu Lapu just opened and I have waited for this mall to open for like a year. Why? I want to be there when it first open its doors to customers. Why? So I can get first dibs on the newly opened box of Hot Wheels cars.
Newly open boxes gives collectors a high chance of getting rare cars, treasure hunts and maybe even super treasure hunts. So di ko palalampasin ang pagkakataong to. LOL.
20 minutes before the mall opened I and Titus aka FTB were there at the entrance along with thousand other eager and excited customers.
Yes, we braved this throng. Crazy!!!
Thankfully a stampede did not happen but it was close to happening, just look at all these people and multiply it 10x for those still waiting to enter. Squished against each other, the experience was hilarious, something I won’t ever forget haha.
After an hour , the mob was still there at the entrance. I pity the guards they look so helpless with the avalanche.
Caught in the Act!
Thanks to my peyups batchmate and friend Aillein for this pic. She was there at the perfect time when we were on top of the escalator. Found this pic when I was browsing through the album she uploaded on facebook hehehe She did not know I was there, I also didn’t know she was there making this shot all the more wonderful! Candid indeed!
Thanks for this awesome shot Ai!!!
When we reached the 3rd floor, Titus and I rushed to the Toys Section and there was already one collector checking the pegs. Ughhh we were not the first there but it’s okay hehe.
Was the day a success? YES!
I found a Treasure Hunt Dodge Challenger Drift Car and this elegant 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood of Matchbox. Cool!
Also among the Hot Wheels hauls for the day:
- 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FG40 Gold
- Fast and the Furious Toyota Supra
- 70 Fast and the Furios Dodge Charger R/T
I especially like brightly colored transparent Hot Wheels like the Phantasam!
If you are a collector there are still lots of popular cars like Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, BMW, Nissan Skyline, Batcopter, Matchbox Lamborghini Police Cars and lots more in the pegs of Super Metro Lapu-Lapu.
This is a day to remember, a day for the books, something I will look back on in the future and I bet when I do, it would still amaze me that I was actually there on a grand opening of a mall.
Also, today is extra special as it’s the birthday of Titus. Happy. Happy Birthday baby ko! Awesome Day collecting with you!
What crazy, hilarious things have you done for something you love and is passionate about? Please Share!