Welcome to the #lamleydaily.
It is something new, and I think you will enjoy it. Starting today, a #lamleydaily model will post every Midnight MST here on the blog. It will feature one car. Not one casting, or make, but just ONE model. One release, one color, just one. I will include what I know about the model, why it is in my collection, and if there is any way to get one, where you can get it.
Nothing else about the Lamley blog changes. I will continue to do the features as I always have, just now the #lamleydaily will join in. I have found with new model previews, case openings, and other casting features, it has been hard to dip into some of my old favorites. I like featuring them, and I know several of you enjoy reading them.
Now I can. I don’t need an angle, I don’t a reason. I can just grab a model, photograph it, and post it. Maybe all of you will be interested in the model I post, or maybe just three of you will be. Either way, it’s there for you to check out.
This will be as random as random can be, and hopefully you see some models you want to add to your collection. Look for a new #lamleydaily post every Midnight, with a link posted on Facebook and IG later in the day.
So here we go.
#lamleydaily – June 26, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels ’78 Ford Mustang II
Line: 2012 Boulevard
Where to get it: HW Boulevard ’78 Ford Mustang II on eBay
Why it’s in the collection: Look at it! It’s ridiculous. If it didn’t say “Mustang” on the base I think many collectors would think this is just an odd generic made to look somewhat like a sports car. But it is a Mustang. A replica of the Mustang II, which isn’t exactly loved by most Mustang aficionados.
And in case you are wondering, it is based on an actual car, the Monroe Handler Mustang II.
Maybe one day Hot Wheels can do the actual Monroe Handler Mustang. For now, this casting remains a one-off, debuting in Boulevard and then vanishing.
It is quirky, which might be a nice way to say “ugly”, but I love it. When Hot Wheels does replicas of cars like this one, it is always a joy. I hope we see it again, but if we don’t, I am thrilled to have this one.
(photo credit: CJ Pony Parts)