I've said it is going to be an exciting year for Matchbox in 2019. Not that 2018 lacked excitement, but all the moving parts lines have been moved to 2019. And that is exciting. We have seen the Basic Moving Parts Preview already, so now we go premium. The Matchbox Team sent over the first … Continue reading Preview: Matchbox 2019 Superfast 50th Anniversary Premium with Moving Parts Mix A
I have heard the rumors, and seen the images. (I have even heard of some shady shenanigans in Southern California by some trying to get to them.) Special shippers are hitting Kroger stores all over the country, and they have variety to say the least. I found a fresh one today in my travels. Four-sided, … Continue reading I found one of those “A bit of everything” shippers at a Kroger store. And yeah, Kmart exclusives (!?!)
Do I collect Greenlight? I get that question a lot. I guess my honest answer would be "Do you really care if I collect Greenlight or not?" But I get it. A few people read this blog and watch my channel, and a lot of you feel Greenlight needs a little more love. And I … Continue reading Greenlight nailed Bigfoot and the Datsun 510.
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Just a quick heads up if you are interested in the upcoming Fast & Furious Premium Set, which you are. You can order it on Amazon for delivery in December, at retail price, and if you are Prime, Free Shipping. Three of the five are available so far. Links below: Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Nissan … Continue reading Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Premium is now available to order on Amazon
I've been home sick today, and I still forgot about the RLC Sale today. The HWC Special Edition Custom Camaro went on sale today, and I was surprised to see some still available when I logged in this afternoon. The white Camaro is an homage to the famous White Enamel EP model that was erroneously … Continue reading RLC Members, there are still White Custom Camaros available. Will it sell out?
It is nice to see some new models in a Matchbox A Case. Most years it is holdovers from the last case of the year before and some new decos on existing castings. That isn't the case this year, with the new Ram and BMW 2002 making their debut. I opened the case last week. … Continue reading The new Matchbox ’69 BMW 2002 (with its HW counterpart) & other 2019 A Case Highlights
A Lamley Awards first! I am finally acknowledging the Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunts on the Lamley Awards. Just acknowledging them in general is a rare occurrence on Lamley, but at the request of my friend Owen, I am finally doing it. Owen is the 12-year-old son of a good friend of mine, and both … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the Best Hot Wheels REGULAR Treasure Hunt in 2018?
The one problem with "Rockster"? One of these days I won't notice my auto-correct changing it to Rockstar, which it will try and do every single time. But that is the only complaint I have. The rest is all positive. A true RLC monster truck, with a little bit of over-the-top off-roadiness mixed with Hot … Continue reading Opening the Hot Wheels RLC VW Rockster
Did you know that Oompa Loompas work at the Mattel Design Center? Did you know there is a room where everything is made of Super Treasure Hunts, and the rivers flow of spectraflame paint? Did you know there is a machine where basic Hot Wheels enter and turn into Supers by way of unicorn sneezes? … Continue reading Want to tour the Hot Wheels Design Center? All you have to do is show Mattel a photo of your collection! (And have them choose you as the winner of course.)