John Saric's Blog (27)

What's The State Of Diecast Collecting?

Saw this question on one of our friend's redline site, thought it was pertinent today.

Are you adding new diecast cars to to your collection lately? Hunting, buying on ebay, other? Or has the economy slowed down your pace?

I had to slow it down since money needed to go to necessities. Play cash is not in the budget right now, so I buy the occasional retail car while in department stores just to feed the jones once in a while. Not as satisfying, but at least I can…


Added by John Saric on September 28, 2012 at 8:13am — 4 Comments

New Post: Teflon Slope

Teflon Slope

Added by John Saric on April 6, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments

Happy Festivus!

I hope all our friends here at DN have a great/safe holiday season. If you're a drinker, a toast to you! If you're not, we'll sip some tea and fall asleep. Either way, sleep is imminent.

Happy Festivus!

Added by John Saric on December 23, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Chrome '66 LE Batmobile From Mexico Hot Wheels Convention-Still Available

Only 2000 made. I pre-ordered back in the summer, hasn't got here yet. Here's the link:

Added by John Saric on December 7, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Ice-T Neo Classic At The RLC

I'm not a member this year, but they are selling a nice spectraflame version with neo redlines next week. If I didn't have to join the club and buy the AMX, I would get one-it looks super nice.

Don't know if you can see it without joining, but here's the link:

Added by John Saric on September 8, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

Mattel reveals Comic Con exclusive Ecto-1


The Hot Wheels version of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 has been one of the most hotly sought after castings in the 2010 mainline at retail. As a result, Hot Wheels decided to create the most detailed 1:64 version of the Ecto-1 to date and sell it at SDCC. Featuring a die-cast body, die-cast chassis, Real Rider tires, and a box that looks like Ghostbusters… Continue

Added by John Saric on July 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Mike Zarnock Featured In New Documentary!

Looks great! Congratulations Mike!

Added by John Saric on May 10, 2010 at 7:31am — 1 Comment

Traveling On Business-Local Hunting: The Usual, Zippo!

Up in remote sections of New England, pegs chock loaded with regular mainlines. I go hunting for my nephews who get a kick out of any type of chase car. Guess all store employees have second businesses on ebay!

Just reinforces my feelings about collecting original Redlines! Might be more expensive, but it's way more satisfying. A $50 tank of gas and wasted time is easily worth one nice red.

Added by John Saric on March 24, 2010 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Stopped By The Hot Wheels Section In Walmart and Target Recently....

....and found the pegs overflowing with new mainlines. Didn't buy any, as it was very apparent the store employees picked clean the Treasure Hunts and Ecto Caddys. I don't hunt for new carded cars anymore, but I stop in once in a while to get cars for my nephews-their faces light up over the green stripe!

Another reason to save gas and time-stick with redlines!

Added by John Saric on February 3, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

We Just Hit 200 Members!

Thanks to all the members of Diecast Nutz for making this the greatest little diecast club on the internet! You are all here and in on the ground floor with us-YOU are what makes it such a great place! We really appreciate your support and input, so keep sharing your collections with us! Keep up the great work!

Added by John Saric on January 24, 2010 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Has The Economy Affected Yor Diecast Collecting Habits?

I am lucky enough to be able to continue to collect diecast cars in the current economy, but some of my friends are not.

How has it impacted you if at all?

Added by John Saric on December 10, 2009 at 7:51am — 5 Comments

Who Got The Holiday 55 Panel at HWC today?

Sweet car, I picked one up. Dig the snowmobile in the back too.

Added by John Saric on November 17, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Some Amazing 50s Cars!

Every one is a beauty!

Added by John Saric on November 6, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Attention Bullitt and Steve McQueen Fans: Greenlight to Issue Bullitt 2-Car Diorama in 2010

There will be a 1:64 scale two-car diorama with the 68 green Mustang GT and black 68 Charger released late this year or in Janauary. Retail will be $9.99. Don't pay attention to the pics on the internet right now, because the cars are wrong-they are just image placeholders, according to Greenlight.

I can't wait for this one!

Added by John Saric on November 3, 2009 at 8:33am — No Comments

WTB-Any Original Redline Sugar Caddys Out There?

Send me an email if you have a decent one for sale!


Added by John Saric on October 21, 2009 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

K-Days: My Last One

I posted this on HWC earlier.....

I ask my teenage son to go with me, he collects El Caminos. That is, if I can get him up at the ungodly hour of 8AM on a Saturday. He'll grab a couple of cars for himself or his nieces and nephews who get the loose ones after I rip them for the mail-in promo. This will be my last one. Old ladies coming by and asking "what's this all about?" getting a ticket, then asking people what should they be looking for? No wonder the store employees hate doing… Continue

Added by John Saric on September 21, 2009 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Hot Wheels® Classics 30-Car Set

UPC code is: 0 27084-71722-8
Price: $99.97

Not in stock yet, but apparently exists in the computer system at Walmart. Keep on the lookout this weekend.

Added by John Saric on September 16, 2009 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

Some Real "Funny Money"

When accepting cash for you diecast sale, be on the lookout for these-they only have as much value as a regular US $100 dollar bill.

Added by John Saric on September 12, 2009 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Found At Target

Late on Labor Day

Added by John Saric on September 11, 2009 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

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