After this, four cases left. Lots of Case Reports (International & US), but only four assortments. This one is really nice. Mid-year it seemed there were lots of New Model recolors, but this one is full of all kinds of new stuff. As always, our friends at Wheel Collectors grabbed a case at random, and … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2019 L Case
Man, these Matchbox & Hot Wheels Dream Team accounts are fun to follow. Both formed to A) combat the unauthorized sneaks, B) interact with you and me, they have become exactly that. Matchbox dropped another round of sneaks today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxsQBsip_ZK/?igshid=1tuke16uebikn Two new castings and a RWR. The Dodge will clearly take the most attention, and … Continue reading Matchbox drops another sneak peak of later 2019/2020 models. One has a very cool purpose.
My friend and local Utah collectors Mike shared this on IG today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxslolSJsZ0/?igshid=19sbz5k66ygtj It is nice to see the Zamacs being released more widely this year. Last year was sparse to say the least. Mike mentioned the next guy. I am kind of that guy, because he picked up a set for me. As soon … Continue reading Hot Wheels K Case is hitting Walmarts along with the next group of Zamacs
Why the hate? The response from collectors when the Hot Wheels x Supreme Team Transport collaboration was a bit surprising. Sure, there were many who asked what Supreme was. That's normal. But I am not talking about that. Most of you know what I am talking about. I am sure after this post has been … Continue reading Opening – and thoroughly digging – the Hot Wheels x Supreme Team Transport
One day I will attend. Those that have attended the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan have all mentioned how bonkers it is. Then again, "bonkers" might describe anything toy or hobby related in Japan. I'd go to take it all in, cars or whatever. But obviously there would be a few booths I would make … Continue reading Here is what Tomica Limited Vintage teased at the 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan
I think everyone is pretty aware that the bulk of my Hot Wheels/Matchbox collection is loose. I've always preferred the models out of package, obviously to photograph, but also to display. As nice as some of the card art is, displaying all the cards together can look like a big jumbled mess. Aesthetically, loose is … Continue reading What is the future of Hot Wheels collecting when there is a good chance the blisters won’t last?
Crazy to think we are in the home stretch for the Hot Wheels 2019 Mainline. 2020 is just around the corner and the Design Team is started to drop the sneaks. Last week it was the Subaru WRX STi 22b, this week it is this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxbvA6-D_BM/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=qsmx44awnqzy Obviously this is an early unpainted prototype, but based … Continue reading The ‘89 Porsche 944 Turbo joins the 22b in the 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline
The new Larry Wood 50 Years set hit Walmarts in a big way last week. A few friends let me know, and the hunt was on. Fearful that a gold Boneshaker would make finding a complete set near impossible, I was shocked to actually find a sealed case at a Walmart as I was heading … Continue reading Showcase/Unboxing: Hot Wheels Larry Wood 50 Years 10-car set
Oh TLV set things off today. We TLV nerds were wondering when the next set of Ferraris would be unveiled. That was today, and the next set, a Testarossa and 512TR, will drop in September. 80's madness, these two. My guess is they will be released later in September, after the standard September Release. And … Continue reading Tomica Limited Vintage just unveiled the next set of Ferraris. And Civics. And Evos. And Pajeros. Yes, Pajeros.
Always nice when the Hot Wheels Design Team drops a little surprise: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxJWEj5DfJG/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=bjfc3ehi3t6u When Hot Wheels released the Bugeye Subie in Car Culture, it seemed the most common reaction was "What about the 22b?". The Bugeye definitely needs more love, but that question has now been answered.