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Archive: July 2008

I’ve been going nuts over the Watchmen trailer since it first appeared. This is actually the first time I’ve ever gotten a song stuck in my head (an unfamiliar song) just from a trailer; I’ve watched it that many times. I know that some Horrorthon regulars have not read Watchmen (and I’m not going to […]

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2008-07-25 :: Jordan // centex

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2008-07-17 :: Jordan // Horrorthon Posts
Red Car Redux

Wow! I’m so glad I brought this up. Look at the crazy variant edition Cord they did! I’d never seen that before. (I can’t imagine the car museum liking it much, but I could be wrong.) They’ve been doing Hot Wheels Cords for a long time: The ’37 810 Cord has become one of the […]

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That’s right, it’s the Mattel (R) Hot Wheels 1999 edition (and 2002 Re-Issue) of the 1936 Cord 810 5-Passenger Sedan. (Exactly the car I showed in my exhibit.) The same toy and casting marketed twice in two different Mattel (R) Hot Wheels series. The earlier edition ties in with the ACD museum; the other one […]

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2008-07-15 :: Jordan // centex
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2008-07-09 :: Jordan // Horrorthon Posts
Red Car Same movie. Red car. My grandmother’s Cord 812, exhibited in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, is a rich, cold red that’s extremely hard for me to reproduce (since its deep pigmentation and high reflectivity respond unpredictably to different lighting, making it difficult to extract the actual paint color from photographs). But I began […]

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2008-07-05 :: Jordan // centex
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2008-07-05 :: Jordan // centex
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