How quickly have we gotten used to Matchbox sporting the opening parts again? Seems like a natural fit does it not? Mix 3 has hit in Australia, and will hit elsewhere soon, and this mix is certainly the biggest and most diverse. We have seen a mixture of throwback models and new castings, and this … Continue reading Preview: 2019 Matchbox Moving Parts Mix 3
Remember when collectors were complaining that most of the Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts were red? It was true. A lot of them were. Things have changed a bit. Hot Wheels introduced a new spectraflame paint for Supers this year, and not only does it look good, but it has allowed for more colors. Browns … Continue reading Some Supers just stand out more than others. That is the case with the ’69 Corvette Racer.
Right out of the gate, let's be clear. No Ferraris in this Release. Hopefully there aren't too many laptops being slammed shut with a grown of disproval. I too have fallen for the spell of the TLV Ferraris, but we are back to the basics for April. We need a chance to catch out breath … Continue reading The April Release from Tomica Limited Vintage is now available at Japan Booster
Part 2 from the Hot Wheels Preview series I sold at Nationals earlier this month. This time Designer Brendon Vetuskey walks us though some of the upcoming models for the 2019 RLC Series, in various states of completion. Brendon is the epitome of a collector-friendly designer, and was very cool to walk through all these … Continue reading Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey previews upcoming RLC models for 2019
I can't promise that I'll eventually stop writing about Hot Wheels Car Culture Silhouettes. These are too good. Silhouettes is to me easily one of the best Car Culture mixes in its three-year history. Two new models, two others that have never been in Car Culture, and all sporting real racing liveries or "tributes". It … Continue reading The liveries on all five Hot Wheels Car Culture Silhouettes are based on real cars. Here is a look:
The Ferraris have taken over. The four new releases from Tomica Limited Vintage, the first of a few different Ferraris coming, have enthralled the diecast nerds. You can't help but get out the phone or camera and shoot some angles of these beauties. And it started with the F40, but the Dinos are catching up. … Continue reading A Lamley look at the stunning Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris
This should be fun to watch. MiJo Exclusives, a division of diecast wholesaler M&J Toys, just unveiled its next round of releases, and they come from Tarmac Works. If you need context, MiJo contracts with diecast companies and produces its own line of exclusives. We have seen MiJo releases from several brands, including M2, Auto … Continue reading MiJo is getting in the Tarmac Works game. Expect some cool stuff.
Let's call this Part 1. Let's also mention that this is not a "vs." post. Comparisons are obvious - these are both premium Porsches - but these two are just awesome together. Plus, I may have already done the "vs" thing on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwJadU5h_9X/ Back to this being Part 1. Part 2, whenever it happens, … Continue reading A Tale of Two: Hot Wheels Silhouettes RWB Porsche 930 & RLC Magnus Walker 964
So let me describe the setting. A room full of boxes, literally stacked from floor to ceiling, with old tables laid out for whatever the current task requires the volunteer staff's attention. The room is in a constant state of flux, with carts moving in and out for the next event. It is essentially an … Continue reading Previewing upcoming Hot Wheels Basic Models with the HW Design Team
This was a surprise, for several reasons. For one, everything I heard was that the latest mix from Car Culture, Silhouettes, was going to drop in May. It is definitely not May. Second, when word did get out that they were hitting around here, I figured it would be hard to get my hands on … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Car Culture Silhouettes