Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everybody!
From the Super Happy Funtime Virtual Diecast Vehicle Museum.

Friday, December 30, 2011


Pics and official copy:

December 29, 2011

VP of Procurement for the Super Happy Funtime Virtual Diecast Museum, David Leary received a certificate of appreciation Thursday evening to "thank him" for his tireless pursuit in obtaining new diecast exhibits. He was recognized for his years of service to the cause, for all of the hours that he has logged, all of his travel time and for studying the toy stocking habits of various places of business.The award ceremony was held at Tops Pizza in Kerrville, Texas. The CEO and self titled “Master Hoarder” Steven Leary, presented the award to his collegue David and also purchased his meal. Also in attendance were Cheryl Leary and Lara Snyder.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hi everyone. It's that time of the year again and I want to "Thank You" all for visiting my sites and becoming fans. Take care, and as always, enjoy the pic. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Update: Matchbox Dune Buggy

Set up a new section for the Matchbox Dune Buggies that first ran in 1999. 
You can check it out here. There are a couple of pics that have alternate views if you hover over them.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Updates: Street Rodders

Not much news, just the usual odds and ends and added a few new sections including the Hot Wheels Street Rodder section. I still try to add a least one car to the site everyday, so keep checking back when you need to kill some time. Seeya!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Update: HW Thunderburners

If you've been checking out my Facebook site you've seen the '83 Thunderbird in the Knight group shot.  Since I had it out of the box I decided to reshoot the Thunderburners and add two more not pictured originally and give them their own page. You can tell that the Thunderbird section of my site was one of the first ones built since it is so rough around the edges. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Everyone!
Here's some "Creepsters" to set the mood! 3 Different ones on the Facebook page.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Update: Chevy K-1500 4x4

Howdy.  Just added a section for the Matchbox Chevy K-1500 4x4.  Does anybody know what year this model represents? Let me know. In the meantime, enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update: Cars 2

Added a  "Cars 2" and a "Cars Toon" sections.  They are small but they'll grow.  There's still a bunch of Cars 2 product on the shelves if you want to start a collection.  Can we say "Over-Saturation"? I still haven't seen it. Oh well, the DVD is about to come out. I'll catch it then.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Update: Old Number 5.5

Just updated the site with this White Lightning! No, wait. It's a Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt from 2010. :-) 
I like the white wheels on this one. 

Blog tip: Remember to click on the pics if you want to see them bigger.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Redline Racing!

I was going to shoot another Video Racer video but then the whole job thing kind of got in the way so I shot 2 redlines racing on a track.  These are cars from my childhood.  My brother and I raced the Holy Hell out of these and others.  This year I finally got around to ordering some repro parts for them.  A new boat for the Seasider and a new front right hub cap for the Ambulance.  Wheeeee!

BTW, I also added a new pic on the Facebook page.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hot Wheels Video Racer

I got a Hot Wheels Video Racer a couple of days ago (A special Thanks to Stacey), so today I started playing with it and shot some video. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a usb drive and video camera in a Hot Wheel car. Here's a picture of it.

It's a pretty neat little gizmo, but I didn't have too much time to experiment with it. I just shot a few seconds of video with it but now I know what it would look like if you are in a Hot Wheel car driving on an orange track.  I will definitely do more in the future. In the meantime check it out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Went to the Beach...

Howdy, folks!  I just spent last week on a beach near Galveston Texas and all I found when I took a break from the sand and surf was this Bendy Bus at a Target.  (Pictured here on a shelf at the house I stayed in.) It is a bus but it is sold in the Hot Wheels train packaging.  I thought it was a New York Subway train.  It didn't help with that misidentification since it was packaged backwards. Take a look when you see one in the wild. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Science Friction

Gonna keep it simple this post with a Hot Wheel offering from 1978.  The Science Friction.  So if you ever need a "Space Cop" this is what they drive.  In the future... of 1978. Um...

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Additions - Donation Lot

Howdy.  I just wanted to share with you some new additions I got in the mail yesterday.  An interesting mix of old and new.  Something from every decade I think.  These cars were donated to the "museum"  by my friend Mark (who has donated several times) in England.  He sells on Ebay and has a great rating, so check him out when your on Ebay. User name: jumblesaleman

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Update: Nissan

Hi. Well, I was trying to finish a large download and then tell you about it with a big unveiling but I just haven't the time. I took about 130 new pictures of the Nissans a week and a half ago and I'm processing them and adding them to the site. The Nissans now have their own section with 3 subsections. The "Z" Cars have their own section and the trucks and vans have split off as well. Keep checking back because they will continue to grow.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Buffalo MPCV

I was at Walmart yesterday and I found this model by Matchbox. The Buffalo MPCV. This is an awesome model of a cool military vehicle with lots of details and I'm glad Matchbox chose to produce this so it can live in my little 1/64 world. I also found a Maisto Chevy Volt. It was a good night. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update: The Ford Focus

I didn't plan this, but as I was updating the Ford Miscellaneous section I realized that I had a diverse collection of Ford Focuses. So they graduated to their own section. I do believe this is the only place you can see this many 1/64 scale focuses on the internet on one page. Here's the link. And speaking of the Ford Focus, does anyone out there have one? Is it nice? As my wife's Escort wagon gets older I may have to consider buying one. Well anyhow, enjoy the reference material.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Update: Roadsters

Howdy! Here's a twofer pic showcasing two cars added to the museum. Also, I've added sections for the Hot Wheels Super Blitzen and the Matchbox Jungle Crawler as well as the usual hodgepodge of miscellaneous pics that you will have to find for youself.
Also note: Check out my Facebook page for links to interesting stories concerning toys in the news doing important things. Remember, by following me on Facebook you get more and generally different stuff from this site delivered right to you. Take care and happy hunting.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Update: Monte Carlo

OK. Not much of a update but the Monte Carlos now have their own section. Hopefully I will add a lot of pics to that section in the next month but I hate to promise anything. I also added some miscellaneous pics like a new TH El Camino, a couple of JL Buicks and Brushfire Truck.
Happy Collecting!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Update: Cadillac Escalades

Hey there. Do you collect Cadillac Escalades? I just added 27 pics of Escalades to the Cadillac page. There are also a few new cadillac car pics added from GL, JL and Matchbox. Enjoy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

More Wallpaper

More Wallpaper for you. I did this with Jada Toys in mind and posted it on their Facebook Page. Then I figured I'd better let you blog readers in on it so here it is in 2 sizes. Just follow this link. I really had fun making the flames on this one.

Also, going to a toy show in San Antonio tomorrow... maybe I'll find something. Dunno, I've never been to this one. Seeya!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle Atlantis took off this morning on the last flight of the Space Shuttle program. So I thought I'd post a couple pics of the Shuttles I have in my fleet. Pictured here is a Siku Shuttle. I don't know why it's missing its windshield glass. Error or intentional? A Corgi Shuttle can be seen on museum Facebook page.
As for the crew of the Atlantis, God Speed and Good Luck on your mission.

Friday, July 1, 2011

New! Desktop Wallpaper

Hey Kids! You can now enjoy The "Virtual Museum" all the time with a Free Downloadable Desktop Wallpaper! It features a Tomica Aquarium Truck and it comes in two sizes. Large and X-Large. Click here to go to the page!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Update: Muscle Machine Edsel

One of the updates I did this week was this Muscle Machine Edsel. Now, on the site I've set the Muscle Machine page up a little differently. When I was researching the brand I couldn't find a straight forward casting listing. So with a little help from the fine forum folks at Joe's Diecast Shack, I made this list and have posted it on my site.
How is it different from my other pages? I only show one representative of the casting and no variations. It should be complete but if it isn't, let me know. The only problem now is that I need to finish taking the pictures for it.
Go here to check it out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Update: Chevy Tahoe

Four versions of the Hot Wheels 2007 Tahoe have been uploaded a couple of days ago. Pictured here are 2 versions of the casting. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Update: Challengers

Put up 3 new Dodge Challengers, 2 '71's and a modern one like this Johnny Lightning 2.0 2010 Challenger. It's casting #999. How long will it be until we see 4 digit casting numbers?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update: More Maistos

I've uploaded 8 more Maisto original designs. If you haven't checked out my Maisto page yet, you can by clicking here. I believe its one of the only pages on the internet showing a pictorial of the Maisto original castings.
I also, posted new Firebird pics. Details and pic on my Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Update: Maisto Transport

Updates: All but one of the 2011 Hot Wheels Easter Cars single pics have been added to their various pages so now you can see them in detail.
And for your viewing pleasure, here is a Maisto AllStars Elite Transport set from 2008, featuring the 1957 Chevrolet Flatbed and the 1950 Mercury. I like the transport sets quite a bit but I just can't buy them all. :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Have a Happy Easter everybody and Thanks for stopping by! Hot Wheels Walmart Easter Cars pictured here, Target cars posted on my Facebook page. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Update: JL '59 DeSotos & Mercedes

In case you haven't seen it on Facebook yet, I've uploaded some JL DeSotos. Also, some other pieces, like this Zylmex Mercedes - 2 versions. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Update: Hot Wheels Barbaric

Updated the site with a Hot Wheels Barbaric, added a Jaded and then put up 4 AMCs. Check out the Facebook page for a "Super Fancy Picture" of the Hot Wheels Javelin.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Now on Facebook!

Hey there folks! Now you can have the Super Happy Funtime Online Museum at your fingertips with your favorite social media website! We are now on Facebook. There will be more updates, pics and news about the site and it's all delivered to your news feed. There is a facebook box on the right menu of this site for your convenience. Seeya there!
In the meantime, enjoy this pic of some Shelby's sitting on one of my tables. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Update: Scania

I haven't updated that much lately, but I added a Scania category and this truck from Matchbox. Does anybody know what year this paint variation was issued?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Update: Camaros

I added about 12 pics of Camaros to the Camaro sections, like this Jada. Lot's of other single pics got uploaded like a couple of Hot Wheels Chryslers 300s to name a few. Also, some of the Pizza Delivery Vehicle pics got replaced with better photos. You can tell they were some of the first pics I took back in 2007 because they are not that great. I will eventually redo them all.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Update: Impalas

Howdy. The Impala page is still the most popular page on my site. So, you'll probably be happy to know that I've added 8 new pics to the collection, like this Muscle Machine '67 Impala. This was only released in Green and Blue. :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cadillac Seville in Small Scale

I was gifted the Tomica last week from a friend and it made me wonder how many Seville's I had in Small Scale. Not too many it turns out. The first two are the Second Generation that had that interesting trunk design and the Tootsietoy is a fourth generation Seville STS. Maisto apparently made a fifth generation one but had to change it into a generic design because of copyright issues. Here's the wikipedia article if you want to read more. I'll post the single shots in the Cadillac section in the next couple of days.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Update: Chevy Blazer 4x4

Just added this pic of the new Matchbox Lesney Edition Chevy Blazer 4x4. The GMC pickup also came out with this release. Both are really sweet. Applause for the toy makers.
As with most of my updates, a bunch of odds and ends were added before I decide what group needs to be photographed next. (Like some Corvettes and a new Hyper Mite pic.) Does anyone have any requests? LMK.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Update: Chevy Chevelles

Well, I've been doing a little each day but I'm done with the Chevy Chevelle pages update. There's almost 50 new pics. Hopefully you Chevelle collectors will find it useful. You can find it here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Update: Ford GTs

Lots of misc. pics. For instance, 5 new Pixar "Cars", a couple of HW Super Vans and some Ford GTs. Since so many toy manufacturers have made these cars and that various cars have had the GT name, I decided to give them their own page. Please let me know if you find any dead links. In fact, if you find a dead link anywhere in the site, please let me know.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Update: Shoe Box

No big changes to report, I have just been uploading a bunch of odds and ends and pages like this Hot Wheels Shoe Box.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

And now a message from the fine folks of the city of Spiralton and the The Super Happy Funtime Virtual Diecast Vehicle Museum.