Friday, May 31, 2024


N.I.M.R. ???
The Nelson Institute for Marine Research.
Are they here to study the giant crab phenomena?
Armed sailors debus the truck.
They deploy in the parking lot.
They start firing at the crabs.
They lay down a withering fire.
Obviously they are very familiar to act as infantry.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Crabs and Mystery Truck

Giant crabs attack and shop girls and bikini clad chicks flee for their lives.
A catering truck is not likely to stop the crabs much.
What can we do?
How is the mystery submarine involved?
The crabs are huge and scary.
They clamber over buildings and toss cars aside.
They are pushing through the parking lot.
Flipping cars like they are nothing.
But what is this?  A mystery truck arrives?!

Beach Patrol Truck

One of the nice things about Hot Wheels and Matchbox is that they often re-issue older models in different colors and markings.
This Beach Patrol truck used to be a lifeguard truck.
I think as beach patrol it should be police rather than lifeguards, but who could do lifeguard work as needed.
Not much detail on the front, probably needs more painting.
I like the color scheme, but the wheels are iffy and I don't like the text being difficult to read.
Overall it's a pretty good model.
The clear parts on the back are interesting but hard to discern the parts.
Bottom is meh.
Two versions together.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Crabs Attack!

Shop girls run as giant crabs attack!
 A peaceful day at the beach destroyed by giant crabs.
Cars pushed aside.
Buildings damaged.
Where did these beasts come from?
Mystery submarine on the horizon, is it related to the crabs?
Will they save us or did they release the crabs?

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

What's That Noise?

The doc says the young man should be transported and held overnight for observation.
The girl has a lot of water in her lungs and may have to stay in the hospital for a few days; what's that noise?
What's pushing the RSQ truck?
It's a giant crab!
Oh, no, what will we do?!

Monday, May 27, 2024


Some cool cars at the beach today.
Fancy paint jobs.
And even the RSQ squad.
The doctor is helping.
Two young people having a good time.
And suddenly they are being treated for almost having drowned.  The alert lifeguards having rescued them.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Beach Incident

An emergency at the beach.
A young man and woman are treated by responding medics.
The man said something dragged him under.
The girl is not able to answer questions in her condition.
 A newsman gets a photo for the evening edition.
The crowd watches.
A couple girls leave the shop and watch what is happening.