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  • Toyotageek's Garage - Part II

    Continuing from where we left off at Swifty's Garage... (PART ONE)

    Sharing pictures of recent acquisitions.

    Tomica direct from Japan. Some are "omiyage" (gifts) from my sister-in-law, others I purchased online and had sent to my inlaws for holding.

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    Last edited by toyotageek; 05-26-2020, 11:53 AM.
    Michael "Toyotageek"
    Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

  • #2
    Very nice of your sister in-law!
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      nice new stuff,Mike.

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      • #4
        Thank you gentlemen. You've probably already seen the photos shown, as I'm doing a little crossposting between here and Swifty's Garage for right now.

        An order from Surplus Goodies.


        20190918_144143 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



        A few orders from AmiAmi.


        20190916_170106 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr


        20190916_170300 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr


        20190829_121049 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
        Michael "Toyotageek"
        Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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        • #5
          Sweet!

          What is Car-nel? I presume another Japanese boutique maker?
          The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jt3 View Post
            Sweet!

            What is Car-nel? I presume another Japanese boutique maker?
            CAR-NEL64 is an "in house brand" for a Japanese minicar shop called HIKO7 (HIKOSEVEN). I think at one time we figured out the cars are actually Kyosho, but I'm bad at keeping track of these things, so I may be mistaken.

            Hiko7 has several product lines - CAR-NEL, CAR-NEL64, Rai's, Rai's 64, and Islands. Three of the lines are 1/43 scale models, while two are 1/64 scale.

            Website: https://www.hiko7.co.jp/

            Even though the website is in Japanese, it should be fairly easy for anyone to navigate.


            I first became aware of the shop because they are close to the train station we use when going to my wife's parent's house (Ofuna Station, Yokohama, Japan).

            This page shows the shop and it's location: https://www.hiko7.com/original2.html

            Internet shop: https://www.hiko7.com/index.html
            Michael "Toyotageek"
            Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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            • #7
              Thank you for that!

              Just so many little boutique makers lately, it is really hard to keep track of them all!
              The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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              • #8
                A friend picked these up for me while visiting Tokyo Disney Resort:


                20190921_144807 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
                Michael "Toyotageek"
                Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                • #9
                  This small order was mostly from Diecast Models Wholesale, with one car (the GL Datsun Z) coming from 3000 Toys. I had to replace a Greenie that I received on my original order.


                  20190921_145106 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr


                  20190921_145401 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
                  Michael "Toyotageek"
                  Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                    Thank you for that!

                    Just so many little boutique makers lately, it is really hard to keep track of them all!
                    have to ask more pocket money, much much more...

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                    • #11
                      New arrivals from the past week...

                      From Hobby Link Japan.



                      20190926_193803 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



                      From Free Time Hobbies (Diecast Alley).


                      20190926_193336 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



                      From Surplus Goodies.


                      20190926_192817 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



                      From Subaru Gear.


                      20190926_155918 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr



                      From Outback Toys.


                      20190926_160123 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
                      Michael "Toyotageek"
                      Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                      • #12
                        may be a new site to post on.but you have some quality diecast to start off with.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the comments guys.

                          Wish I had more free time to DLM and photograph the cars loose, but it just doesn't seem to work out that way these days...

                          Until then, here's some new stuff from this week.

                          From Target, come these Hot Wheels.
                          Somehow I think I already bought this exact same group once before, and missing the same car from the group. The Mazda seems to elude me still.


                          20190930_092346 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr




                          Also from Target. When were these released? I bet it's been a while ago, huh? But it's the first time I've encountered them in the wild.


                          20190930_092415 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr




                          A box from AmiAmi. How's that song go.... "These are a few of my favorite things..."


                          20190927_135251 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
                          Michael "Toyotageek"
                          Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                          • #14
                            that pair of matching tankers look good.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pegers View Post
                              that pair of matching tankers look good.
                              Since you brought them up... yes, they are.


                              20190927_135355 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr
                              Michael "Toyotageek"
                              Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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