I'm typing this while sitting at the Hot Wheels Convention at the LAX Marriott, but my mind for the moment is on orange. Hot Wheels isn't the only brand having an event this weekend. The Matchbox Toy Show in Leipzig, Germany, is also this weekend. Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Team is there, previewing all … Continue reading The Matchbox Toy Show is this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. And their charity auction – which you can bid on – is loaded.
I am not a diecast reviewer. Never have been. Reviewing diecast would be freaking boring. I'm a collector, who is in this hobby because I enjoy it. And it probably doesn't need to be said that I gravitate to what I enjoy. I say this because many times I will hear comments about how I … Continue reading Preview: There is more to the Hot Wheels R34 Skyline & ‘62 Chevy Pickup Convention Exclusives than you might think.
Seriously, I can't tell you why. I can't. It goes against all that I have proclaimed with my collection. But I love the Hot Wheels Fast & Furious '67 Off-Road Camaro. Why does it go against what I collect? Well, I have always said that I am really only interested in "movie" cars if they … Continue reading There are a lot of rad Hot Wheels ‘67 Camaros. The Fast & Furious Off-Road might be the raddest.
I'm traveling. That means I'm not at JCCS, but I wish I was. So I am following what is there on Instagram and via texts with friends. So here is a post from Japanese Nostalgic Car showing the 2020 Hot Wheels being showcased at their booth. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2riEE7h6K9/?igshid=zpl2bc6yv9ow My friend Jay Kho took a couple pics … Continue reading Here is a quick look at the 2020 Hot Wheels being previewed at JCCS
UPDATE: LAX is SOLD OUT. We have a list of ticket holders and emails will be going out in the next day or so with details. Be sure to check the email you used for payment. I am pleased to announce the first Kaido House x Lamley Group LAX Diecast Event, happening Friday, October 4th … Continue reading Announcing the Kaido House x Lamley Group LAX Event at next month’s Hot Wheels Convention. Here is how to attend.
About this time every month, I expect an email to come from Akiyo at Japan Booster. It just came, and it was a doozy. The second group of Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris have been released. The first batch set the collector world on fire with the F40 and Dinos, and now we have a 512TR … Continue reading The next batch of Ferraris from Tomica Limited Vintage have been released. Here is a first look.
Tomica Limited Vintage announced the February 2020 Release this week. I think you will like it. First off, rumors of a black F40 have been confirmed, and it is coming. That red interior takes this one up even another level, if that is even possible. Next, we finally get two more versions of the surprisingly … Continue reading Black Ferrari F40, return of the Datsun 510 Wagon highlight the just announced Feb 2020 Release from Tomica Limited Vintage
I've been surprised to hear a few of you complaining that the Fast & Furious Premium set is a little played out. What is more surprising is that I am going to be the one countering, especially considering my opinion on Fast & Furious. I don't hate the Fast & Furious movies. I actually have … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Premium Fast & Furious Off-Road
It always seems early, but it is not. The Hot Wheels 2020 Basic year is beginning. My friend Ben Wright sent over these pics of his finds in Sydney, Australia, this past week, and now I am clamoring to see the 2020 A Case myself. The Subaru is the star, and the R32 a beauty, … Continue reading The first Hot Wheels 2020 models are showing up in Australia
Matchbox dropped this earlier in the week: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2CmjDYJW40/?igshid=10g3gbnkvbbzw That is the 2020 Mattel Toy Fair Model, a model that won't be available to the public. If you aren't familiar with the Mattel Toy Fair, it is an event put on by Mattel every fall specifically for retailers. It is at the Mattel headquarters in El … Continue reading Matchbox’s 2020 Toy Fair Model is also the first New Model of the next year.