Have never seen a box this size before but was a nearly a perfect fit for this Split Window that @canalnoises (Thanks! ) had flagged for me at ebay! I have a few versions of this Yat Ming casting but not one packaged in this way!
This Super Wheels brand named casting was distributed by Electro-Plastics. The Diecast Encyclopedia does carry a notation to Super Wheels (as related to Straco) and to Electro Plastics but not to a Sports Car series. Both used Yat Ming made castings.
FW Strauss distributed a number of Straco brand toy products. Among them were their "Speedeeee.... Wheels" brand named diecasts which were distributed in 1975 and used Yat Ming made castings. Another series using Yat Ming made casting models was called "Fast Wheels". They also used...
Yat Ming Industrial Factory Ltd was based in Hong Kong. They were founded in 1970, by Mr. Wai Ming Lam. In Chinese, Yat means 'best or number one' with Ming coming from Mr Lam's middle name. Although the company has been reported to be previously known as 'Yatming' and repeated as such by...
This past Saturdays toy finds in Arlington featured a lot of different brands of carded items. The same vendor that I found the Greenlight with the green rivet last week - had actual Green Machine versions this week, including the new C8 Indy Pace car. I also picked up an F1 Ferrari Hall of Fame racer, a JL Indy Car/ Olds Pace Car 2 pack, a new Jada, a carded LeAnn Rimes 'Vette, 2 HWs Zamacs and a silver Edelbrock Split Window. Mrs Fox also picked out the JL Mopar and Mystery HWs as door prizes. I also found both versions of the Coast Corvettes Split Windows loose in yellow and white! My best 'Vette haul in quite awhile!
As I have been moving things around in the diecast room and doing some late "Spring" cleaning, I found this loose Corvette that I had picked up at the end of the Arlington show earlier this month. I also found I had already picked up the silver M2 Edelbrock before and the carded LeAnn Rimes Split Window as well!
Also made quite a few trades for some other castings. I will probably hold onto the Brave pickup but most of the others will go into next months show along with the duplicate Corvettes for sale and new trades.
This past Saturday we had our 2nd re-organizational meeting for the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club. I ended up with another GEMs Customs & Restorations Corvette Stingray as a door prize and 2 Club Cars from 2007 as an RAOK. The VW Drag Truck is actually my 1st casting version of this model.
On the way home I stopped by a Hallmark store but the C8 ornament was going to be set out until the 12th and I couldnt find the '58 decoration piece at Dollar General, but I did pick out these 4 Matchboxes to take home with me. They included 2 VWs, a Mustang and a Renault van.
I also picked up this 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Corvette. The only one I can recall seeing for sale in a few years locally. I do run across the Ferrari's on occassion but hardly any of the other makes and models. One of the seals on the end flaps had come loose but the door strap was still in place. Along with the 4 bottom screws and tape for the back drop. The hood was jammed though and wouldnt open but a 1/4 of an inch. Not sure if all the pliths for them are the same but this one curves up in the back left corner. It also has a curb, drain and tire tracks molded into the front right corner. The back ground images reminds me of the Blue Ridge Parkway but doesnt match up to the plith shape to well on the left side.
Our grocery list also required a stop at a nearby Walmart where I found some other HWs and no side tampos Challenger from the 2021 Holiday Series. There was also a 2021 Legends 5 pack hanging on the front of the pegs.
Dropped by one of our other Kroger locations last Friday and found these 3 castings. Planning to open the Mini Cargo Truck to make it a shop truck but will have to detampo the name and stripes since they misspelled Milton with an 'e'. The NPS truck will go into the sub collection and the Tesla is only the 2nd one I have seen on the pegs.
While I was digging around in the Christmas decoration stashes this year I found a Christmas box from our last Club Christmas party held back in 2019 that had gotten put away with the other stuff! Inside of it were this group of castings that I picked up from other members who had set up as vendors before the Party started. I had picked up a Racing Champions Scooby Doo decorated Split Window, the then new HWs Legends Tour 2 Jet Z casting, a Johnny Lightning C5 and a HWs Split Window Bonus Car from the early 90s.
We each received a Club Christmas car which was made from the 2018 Holiday Series Rapid Responder casting. Mrs Fox also received a free membership bonus prize IIRC for having the custom version with the white rubber tired wheel sets. We also received a presentation casting from another member in the form of a custom Lil Red Express pickup. The tissue wrapped casting is another RAOK from our GEMs customizer friend. It was a copper colored '62 Corvette he custom painted and wheel swapped for me.
Last Saturday; before the monthly diecast show started, I had arranged to pick up a group of older club castings from a new vender friend. He had 4 of them that had been given to club members before we had joined the club. Another of the HW Rapid Responsders I had just refound and two more of the Snoopy castings we already had with one having a different colored gift attached the back of the dog house.