OMG. What happened to me? One minute I was a Cars diecast fanatic, then next I vanished and dropped this board overnight. Ugh!!!
My apologies to all. I did find quite a few messages just now that I never replied to. Some almost 2 years old. :(
My sad little tale of why I left can be summed up by just saying that when life throws you lemons, sometimes you have to get 2 and 3 jobs at once to keep the little ones fed. Throw in being evicted from our house this past summer as the icing on the cake, and you can perhaps see why things in Spring of 2009 got ugly, stayed ugly, then got much worse.
I am not into Cars diecasts anymore, though my kids still have their huge collection. My old partner is still in the business of Cars trading / buying / selling, and he has expanded into dozens of toy brands and genres now - if you are interested I can see about any inventory he has. If you may recall, he generally has the really hard to find stuff as he has untold amounts of international connections. Just let me know and I will see what I can do.
Much love to all, and for those who never knew me on here, well, hello!
Ron "Nino" Batista
Sorry to hear that Ron, but good to see you around again.
Here's hoping for happy days man!