42 - Completion

Sometime earlier on in this year -- I THINK it was around February or March or so -- I began to get things for The Buddy to reward him for good days in school, and in such made a bit of a monster in myself.
I noticed that Mattel releases the 1/64 hotwheels collections in sets, and that this year's "New Models" collection would include 42 of them. At that point, I made it a GOAL that I would have all 42 of them. As some of you may recall, during that maelstrom of posts from August, I explained which I had to that point, complete with pictures.

Well, since Wal Mart is such the evil empire that they have good prices and abundant availability, compared to regular grocery stores, I have been able to swing by during my normal trips and pick up the few that I did not yet have at that time.
On my way to work this morning, I found myself on pace to arrive to work damn near 35 minutes early this morning, and even though I needed to send a fax before getting down to it, I stopped in Wal Mart to see if they had that last one for me...
Alas, I was NOT in luck this morning in particular, BUT it seemed that someone was planning for a shipment of some sort, as all of the "collections" were properly blocked and arranged on the hooks, actually with like-for-like models TOGETHER (one peg containing several of the same particular car) for a change. In this presentation, SEVERAL pegs were empty, which filled me with the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I would be able to hit paydirt at some point during today. I would make a point of swinging by on lunch today, since I am now back to an hour for lunch. Hell, while I am at it, I will stop by KMart as well, since it is about 3 minutes in on the 5 it would take me to get to Wal Mart from work.

Damn, I think about a lot of shit in short periods of time.

Back to the task at hand...
Lunch rolls around and I hop in the car and head over, stopping at KMart first.

This brings me to that point in this story where I show you 42 images of hotwheels cars. As I stated, I am only going in on the "2009 New Models Collection," and not branching to any of the other series that came out around it.

#1 - 2009 Nissan GT-R

#02 - Circle Tracker

#03 - Corvette C6

#04 - Brit Speed

#05 Ferrari 250 GTO

#06 - 4 Alarm

#07 - '70 Buick GSX

#08 - '69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

#09 - OCC Splitback

#10 - Bye Focal II

#11 - 2009 Ford F-150

#12 - Mid Mill

#13 - '71 Dodge Demon

#14 - Fast Gassin'

#15 - Custom '53 Cadillac

#16 - AMC Javelin AMX

#17 - Volkswagen Type 181 "The Thing"

#18 - Avante Garde

#19 - '70 Chevelle SS Wagon

#20 - Dune It Up

#21 - Lamborghini Reventon

#22 - Tri & Stop Me

#23 - Custom V-8 Vega

#24 - La Fasta

#25 - Custom '41 Willys Coupe

#26 - '10 Camaro SS

#27 - Custom '42 Jeep CJ-2A

#28 - Barbaric

#29 - '70 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

#30 - F1 Racer

#31 - '66 Ford Fairlane GT

#32 - Tread Air

#33 - Triumph TR6

#34 - Fast FeLion

#35 - Four-1

#36 - Gearonimo

#37 - Datsun Bluebird 510

#38 - Ferrari California

#39 - Ford GT LM

#40 - Draggin' Tail

#41 - 2010 Ford Mustang GT

#42 - Pedal De Metal

Then I lay them all out in the living room floor to show just how damned many of these things I have in my possession...

At the end of this all, sometime in the not too distant future, I will be mounting these guys up to a piece of board for display somewhere around, I will incorporate that into a blog whenever I get around to it.
So here I am now, and already I am noticing in the stores that the 2010 New Models collection is 44 cars deep and I am getting that little itch I happen to begin to feel at the onset of one of my new obsessions/undertakings.
Fuck my life.


Kousen Tora said…
Speaking of obsessions, what ever happened to the army of Rubber Ducks you amassed a while back?

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