M2/Coke in two parts: The models, the packaging, and the Chases.

It is pretty obvious that Hot Wheels Pop Culture isn't my thing.  I have featured the models in the past, but ultimately they are not models that interest me much.  I appreciate the art and premium-ness of the releases, but I doubt I will see too many ornate classic trucks driving down the street with … Continue reading M2/Coke in two parts: The models, the packaging, and the Chases.

The next Hino Hauler from Tomica Limited Vintage is out with the August 2018 Release.

Here is one rule I think every passionate 1/64 collector should live by: When Tomica Limited Vintage releases a Hino Hauler, you jump on that sh*t. That applies to the 5-car Transporters, Firetrucks, Fuel trucks, cabs, box trucks, and now, this new heavy loader.  Tomica Limited Vintage has released its latest, and it is available … Continue reading The next Hino Hauler from Tomica Limited Vintage is out with the August 2018 Release.

With all the gaga over the ’55 Gasser, don’t forget about the Amazon Hot Legend

Would it surprise you that the '55 Bel Air Gasser isn't in the Hot Wheels Mainline this year?  It isn't.  But it has sure been everywhere else. We know about the Car Meet 5-pack, where it's popularity has spurned a depressing amount of swappers buying the pack, taking the Gasser, replacing it with another model, … Continue reading With all the gaga over the ’55 Gasser, don’t forget about the Amazon Hot Legend

1/64 Flatbed Haulers are all the rage. Here are a few of mine.

I thought this would make for a great Saturday Showcase (even though I dropped it on Sunday). It seems diecast flatbed haulers have suddenly become must-haves for collectors.  Team Transport from Hot Wheels obviously has a lot to do with it, but we have seen some fantastic haulers released from several companies over the years, … Continue reading 1/64 Flatbed Haulers are all the rage. Here are a few of mine.

Matchbox will be releasing two opening-features lines. Here is an early look at the premium models.

I was a little worried about the new Matchbox opening-features models.  After announcing them to much fanfare a year ago at the Matchbox Gathering Convention, there was nothing.  No sneaks, no news, nothing.  I was fearful the line was budget casualty, and even more worried of the justified backlash that would come if it were … Continue reading Matchbox will be releasing two opening-features lines. Here is an early look at the premium models.

Matchbox Preview: Upcoming Basic Plus opening-features models

Last month, while at the Matchbox Gathering of Friends Convention, I spent a couple of long hours with Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Design Team and filmed a few videos.  We looked at upcoming 2018 and 2019 models, as well as the highly-anticipated Basic Plus and Premium opening-feature models. Abe was a good sport, and … Continue reading Matchbox Preview: Upcoming Basic Plus opening-features models

Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

This year's Matchbox Gathering of Friends Charity Auction was certainly a memorable one.  Some incredible lots, and some epic bidding battles.  I did film one that I will post later. One of the highlights came AFTER the auction.  Joe Fenski - who attendees of the HW Convention will know - won the Mattel-donated "Mystery Box". … Continue reading Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

Saturday Showcase: Matchbox & Hot Wheels Audi RS6 Avant (with a sneak peek)

Summer is a time for wandering, house projects, and doing nothing.  It seems Saturday Showcases take a back seat to all. But I got to do one this week, and it is one I quite like.  Quite like a lot.  The Hot Wheels '17 Audi RS6 Avant is an instant hit, especially with its debut … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Matchbox & Hot Wheels Audi RS6 Avant (with a sneak peek)

Super Showcase: Hot Wheels 2018 P Case Ford Escort RS1600 Super TH

14 of the 15 Supers (plus the bonus Ultimate Chase) have now been officially released.  Go through them, and I think it would be hard to say it HASN'T been a great year for Supers.  The time to review them all, and pick a best, will be here soon.  But collectively, they are great. The … Continue reading Super Showcase: Hot Wheels 2018 P Case Ford Escort RS1600 Super TH