I don't know the seller, but it's a very nice MX32. The takeyari looks a bit out of place and the car deserves nicer wheels, but all told it's a (seemingly) very well restored car for $7k. If I lived near it, I'd probably own it already.
Most MX32's I see are piles, so it's nice to see one that's been restored. If I ever trade my MX73, it'll probably be for a '32. I love the lines, particularly the headlights and the crease down the first 3/4 of side of the car.
More content today from Colin Chu's trip to Japan. These are all from Akihabara, aside from the Yamamote Line watch picture.
I might post as many as six of these over time, as Blogger limits my number of images per post. I know this isn't what I normally post here, but I thought he had some really nice shots.
Big FFXIII billboard on the top left!
The Yamamote line famously plays a different tune for arrival and departure at each stop, and this watch both replicates the sign for your favorite stop, whatever it happens to be, and then also plays the appropriate jingle.
I will delve further into my Japanese train obsessions in another post. Suffice it to say that I have every Y-line jingle saved as mp3 files and the Shinjuku station chime is my current iPhone ringer.
The arcade games are Gundam P.O.D. (Panoramic Optical Display)
Check out the funny instructional video below.
Ever walk along the sidewalk and suddenly feel a burning need to buy CAT5 cable? Now you can!
I profiled some of the shops he visited on Canibeat, but I thought I'd post some of the more random shots here. I actually like these the best, and I will probably post more as time goes on. These are from Toyota Mega Web.
The magazine selection in Japan is so much better. Three different HiAce magazines!
I've never seen an unboxing video for a vintage device before, let alone with such high production values. I used to own a PC Engine GT, which is the Japanese version of the Turbo Express, and it is indeed a choice bit of hardware.
This video seems a bit much with the music and all, and "Memento" is misspelled (allegedly intentional), but the cinematography is really good. Even if you really don't care about old NEC portables, let it load and just skip around a bit to see the eye candy.