Okay I’ve just began a hobby. I have been hobby-less for the longest time. All my time wrap up with work, writing for Penfires, dreaming of more travels but not actually going on one, blame time and yes finances too.
The real hobby I can count growing up is reading novels but that I haven’t done more of lately, I’ve just been so busy. So real busy that I need a break. Seriously.
About three weeks ago, I was scouring BookSale in Parkmall Mandaue with Titus looking for interesting books. We usually spend more than 30 minutes looking through the piles and piles of books and novels and buying those by author I like or if the book covers are interesting. Actually lately the criteria have become more of “if the cover is interesting” lol.
I bought books to be read when I have time, so right now my unread books are piling up. Ughh.
Anyhow we did not go home with a new novel that time, instead ended up buying a Collector’s Guide Book on Hotwheels. C’mon who can resist it, it was only for P40 haha and it has all these cool looking images of miniature cars.
It was Titus who likes to start a miniature cars collection. He have been hinting now and then but never actually started one. He has a good collection of NBA cards that you may want to check at this link – NBA Cards, Jordan, Kobe et al.
When we got to my home, I had fun browsing through the Hotwheels guide. Titus was telling me bits and pieces about cars collection, where to find the best places to buy Hotwheels in Manila, his top pick is Makati Cinema Square by the way, what’s the best colors to choose etc etc.
So I was reading that little booklet guide on Hot Wheels cars “Rare cars..Treasure Chest.. hard to find… many are looking.. you’re lucky if you find these…” those words one by one leaps at me, demanding attention, hooking me slowly.
I am very competitive by nature and not surprisingly, the words clicked with me lol. I want to hunt and find the best Hotwheels, Matchbox’s, Nascars I can find. It wouldn’t hurt if the cars I found actually look good with an awesome color and make. I want to build the best collection of miniature cars even if I don’t know what makes a Hotwheels car rare, desirable and collectible. Lol.
But we got to start somewhere right?
If you are interested in miniature cars, Hotwheels and Matchbox and the like, or a current Hot Wheels collector, hope you’ll check this post and my blog again. You can also leave a link so we can also check your car collection. 🙂
It will not happen fast as my plan is to add only one per month if and only if I am able to have an Adsense cash out. It’s a prerequisite so I’d be motivated more to work on my sites to build my ads income. This is a hobby and so I am not going to use my regular income for this. Which is a sensible thing to do, right?
So what’s the very first Hotwheels I purchased?
It’s this 71 Plymouth Road Runner in Pink (or Lavender)! And the more awesome thing is when I posted this new interest on Facebook and uploaded an image of the very first one that I picked and was fascinated with; my kuya says his dad used to own a 71 Plymouth in Red – Orange color! Awesome! I can’t wait to see a picture of a real American muscle car =)
My very first Hotwheel – 71 Plymouth Road Runner in Pink
I am still wrapping my head around the fact that these Hotwheels and Matchbox are just miniatures, perfect replicas of the real things.
Hotwheels from Toy Kingdom – Start of a Hobby
Let me stress that again… there exist real cars which look like these cool and interesting mini cars. Unfortunately the real ones are out of reach for normal people like us hehehe
I guess that’s why miniatures are here, for those of us who can’t afford the real ones. Lol. But truth be told I don’t dream of owning one of these cars, I am not really interested in them (maybe because I know I can’t have them haha). But I am interested in having the most awesome collection of Hotwheels and miniature cars this side of the universe.
Here is my second picked for August – it’s a concept car – a see through, transparent (sorry for being redundant) flashy futuristic design, yellowish neon colored Nerve Hammer.
Hot Wheels Transparent Body Nerve Hammer
The forward looking design of the Nerve Hammer is a nice contrast to the vintage Plymouth American muscle car. Do you agree?
These two are officially my first cars on the collection, and I got them with a discount! We didn’t know Toy Kingdom was running a one day only sale, we found out at the cashier. Talked about perfect timing, kismet! 🙂
These Ferraris below are Titus picks, yep, we are building this collection together and I am not supposed to lay claim on his chosen cars which he purchased lol. BUT the cars will have to stay in our house which means he can only see them when he come visit. SO does that technically make all these part of MY HOTWHEELS COLLECTION?
🙂 ..grinning… \o/
Red and White Ferrari 458 Italia
Notice the different tire rims on the two.
Hotwheels Red Ferrari 458 Italia
Mini car collection – White Ferrari 458 Italia
To my baby who in a way greatly influenced my newfound hobby, thank you for the slight nudge. Hmmm… actually you did not nudge me one bit, in fact when we went to check out the racks in Toy Kingdom, you were bent on starting your hobby. But I’ve decided that this is going to be my new hobby. Period. Hahaha.
It was fun being sprawled on the aisle of the toy store and going through each of their Hotwheels on display. The sales staff were closely guarding us, not sure kung sisitahin ba tayo or not, kasi naman lahat na ata ng Hotweels package nila nasa floor na at nakalatag talaga. hahaha.
I feel like a child again who has just discovered new wonders hehe. And yep, since it’s your birthday today, I will let you keep the two Ferraris in your name. Haha.
Happy Birthday! Love you baby ko =)
Hurray for starting a new hobby! Let second childhood begins!
Ikaw what’s your hobby? Hope you’ll share it by leaving a comment below. It will be fun to read na marami tayo na feeling bata, bagets hehe.