Tale of Tootsie Die Cast Toy Cars

It was a rainy afternoon yesterday when i decided to clean some of the boxes in our attic.

After unboxing some matchbox die cast toy cars, I was able to see again some tootsie die cast toys .

Fiat Red, Hot Road Roaster , Delivery Truck

The tootsie die car toys were made between late 1960’s to early 1970’s and was owned by my cousin before they were given to me in the late 1980’s. This used to be about  12 to 15 pieces which includes tank, trucks, military jeep and racing cars.

Some of the pieces got lost over the years, some were borrowed by playmates who never returned them.  Now, only 3 pieces of tootsie die car toys were left in our possession.

Toosie Toy had gradually evolve and now had changed ownership. The small die cast toys seems to be discontinued by the new owner. I think it would be more expensive to produce them now compared 40 or 50 years ago. Plus children wanted a more colorful die -cast toy cars.

Matchbox Die Cast Cars Found at the Attic

It was a cloudy and rainy day, when i decided to go to our attic and open a few untouched boxes that were stalked together gathering dust.

There were die cast toy cars , books ,school supplies and fashion accessories which are left untouched over several years or even decades!

While opening few boxes, I saw a plastic Matchbox carry case opened to reveal memories and nostalgia over these die-cast toy cars.

matchbox die-cast cars 1:60 

It was like unboxing of some sort which revealed some stories.  There were 27 die-cast cars – 21 were by matchbox manufactured between 1968 to 1972 and another 3 matchbox made between 1979 to 1984 from Macau, China.

Top- Volkswagen ( Matchbox circa 1972 ) Below -Volkswagen ( Marjortte circa 1970)

There is 1 Marjorette made from France ( Volkswagen) and 2 die cast cars by Playart made in Hong Kong . The doors of Volkswagen ( matchbox ) can opened.

Story

The matchbox die-cast cars haul was initially owned by my cousin, who probably have played with these die-cast cars when he was 3 or 5 years-old. The toys would have been kept over the years at their apartment unit somewhere in Nagtahan until i got a chance to play with some of the toys while spending my summer vacation. ( that was in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s).

iconic London double decker bus 

If i remembered it correctly, the matchbox die cast cars collection were probably far more, some of which might got lost over the years. They kept on moving to several apartment units from Nagtahan, Santa Mesa, San Miguel, Sampaloc and Quiapo over the the period of four decades ! I only got a chance to play with the die cast cars a couple of time since i prefer the plastic toy soldiers and animals.

I think the matchbox plastic container was among among the old pieces that were left in our house around 2008 when my aunt decided to moved-out of their Sampaloc apartment. One of the reason was termite infestation and periodic leaking of roofs which cause water seepage which destroyed a lot of medical books, encyclopedias, dress and even toys!

1969 (RW) Field Car

They moved into a smaller apartment unit somewhere in Quiapo and then they bought a house and lot somewhere in Marikina. Eventually some desk made from hardwood and some untouched boxes where left in our house ( given away).

Personal Favorites

My personal favorite would be the two volkswagen, double decker bus and the three matchbox car made in 1979 and two corvette.

My cousin is already a successful  anesthesiologist and practicing somewhere in the United States.

The toys may not be that expensive in today’s market value. All of the items are in worn- out condition. But it was the nostalgia and it was reminiscent of our shared childhood when hand me down toys are kept and treasured.

 

 

 

 

 

Cavy Show 2017

Guinea Pig Lovers and its affiliate organization will be hosting their 7th anniversary with a show at Star Mall in Mandaluyong City from 10:00am to 5:00pm  . Gala of cavy beauty and fun filled day among fellow hobbyists on September 3, 2017.

Guinea Pig Lovers had over 3,500 members at the FB page.

Innovative Bonsai Talks at QCX Museum

Innovative Bonsai  are the main topic at the forthcoming Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance Show within the Quezon Memorial Circle . This is in partnership with Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government , Depertment of Tourism  and Del Monte, Philippines.

The seminars will unfold from July 22 to 23 and July 29 and 30 at the QCX Museum. There will be foreign and local speakers on bonsai topics . Commercial trade fair will be held at the nearby Planas Garden beside the QCX Museum.

Seminar Schedule / Fees : Php 1,000 for July 22 and 23, 2017 , Php 850 for July 29 and 30, 2017 . This includes, lunch , snacks and unlimited coffee .

Speakers

 

For details/inquiries call/pm Ms. Didith Luna Fulgencio 09499917205 or check website bonsai-ph.com

TGIF at 7 Flavors Buffet and ala Carte

TGIF7Flavors or Thank God It’s Friday Promo at 7 Flavors Buffet and ala Carte at A. Mabini Street , San Juan City , Metro Manila.

The place is accessible and there were indoor and outdoor handcrafted cocktails and shooters aside the the sumptuous buffet dishes.

The restaurant is listed under popular food review site like ZomatoPH . What is good news is that the restaurant buffet line-up had improved. They also add their dishes everyday.

7 Flavors Buffet and ala Carte at night

 beef salad

The beef salad had Thai ingredients and flavors infused with the dish. We arrived past 7:00pm and ended our buffet meal past 9:30pm . We also met a family from Kalentong and they enjoyed the dishes served at the buffet section.

chicken fajita roll and crab shrimp cocktail orange mango and chili

macaroni salad , ham and potato croquettes

desserts

Another MUST try are the organic lechon which had a crispy skin and well marinated.

Aside from pastries and do-yourself halo-halo, There are also wafer sticks, gummy candies and chocolates for children.

For updates and in-house promos , Please try to visit 7 Flavors Buffet & Ala Carte

Address: 196 A Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan City 

Contact : 09176700291/ 7210653

 

President Duterte Unveils Davao del Norte 50th Founding Anniversary Stamp

 President Rodrigo R. Duterte leads the unveiling ceremony of the commemorative stamp during the province’s Golden Jubilee celebration ( 50th anniversary) held at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City last July 1, 2017 Saturday. Assisting the President in the unveiling ceremony are Davao del Norte Governor Anthony Rafael Del Rosario and Postmaster General Joel Otarra.

Featured in the commemorative stamps are the Golden Jubilee logo and the colorful design celebrating the bountiful harvest of Davao Del Norte.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps to mark the 50th founding Anniversary of Davao Del Norte.

Dabaonons celebrate the evolution, development, and achievements of the province over the past 50 years. The theme for the Golden Jubilee celebration is: Bulawanong Paghinumdum, Bulawanong Panlantaw” (“Golden Commemoration, Golden Vision”).

The original mother Province of Davao was divided into three (3) provinces, namely: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental by virtue of the bill authorized by then congressman, Hon. Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr., which bill was passed into law and became known as R.A. 4867 dated 8 May 1967. The three provinces simultaneously celebrate their anniversary every 1st of July by virtue of Republic Act No. 6380 in 1971.

PHLPost has commissioned Amstar Company Inc. to print 101,000 copies of the commemorative stamps, to be sold at P12 each. The stamps were designed by PhlPost layout artist Victorino Z. Serevo.

The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Window 04, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

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