The beginnings of certain robot and bosozoku cars by Tomica Premium, by Jay Kho…

The RTE is back!  Resident Tomica Expert and super car nerd Jay Kho on another two Tomica Premium models to be released recently.  Enjoy… (These Tomica Premium can be found at Japan Booster) So what made you start collecting toy cars?  Was it passed on to you by your older peers?  Perhaps you may be … Continue reading The beginnings of certain robot and bosozoku cars by Tomica Premium, by Jay Kho…

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The bosozoku stylings of the Aoshima Grand Champion 1:64 Series…

You may have noticed a heavy presence of “non-Mattel” brands on Lamley lately.  There has been a fair share of Greenlight and Tomica Limited Vintage to say the least. There are two reasons for this.  First, there has been little action from Hot Wheels and Matchbox in the last couple of weeks.  That is to … Continue reading The bosozoku stylings of the Aoshima Grand Champion 1:64 Series…

Loose pics of Hot Wheels’ first foray into Bosozoku styling, the Mad Manga…

I have really been looking forward to having the new Mad Manga in my hands.  It is a great addition to the HW lineup, and exposes a very unique corner of the auto world to a lot of people who did not know about it.This Kaido Racer creation by Hot Wheels’ resident JNC expert Jun … Continue reading Loose pics of Hot Wheels’ first foray into Bosozoku styling, the Mad Manga…

Aoshima announces Grand Champion Collection 10. JDM and 1/64 fans rejoice.

These are always happy announcements.  Aoshima, known more for their incredibly detailed model kits, announced the 10th release of their incredibly cool 1/64 Grachan series. This is about as Japanese as it gets.  The Grachan (Grand Champions) models are essentially bosozoku cars, which were inspired by the popular Super Silhouette race cars of the 80’s. … Continue reading Aoshima announces Grand Champion Collection 10. JDM and 1/64 fans rejoice.

Are Hot Wheels collectors ready for a Nissan Laurel? Or is the Nissan Laurel ready for them?

The Hot Wheels Design Team dropped this today: C130 1st look 👀👀 #hotwheelsdreamteam A post shared by HW Auto & Diecast Design Team (@hotwheelsdreamteam) on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:45pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js That is one pretty Nissan C130 Laurel, affectionally known as the Butaketsu, or “Pig’s Butt” Laurel, due to its large rear and bumper-embedded … Continue reading Are Hot Wheels collectors ready for a Nissan Laurel? Or is the Nissan Laurel ready for them?

The Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons ’65 Dodge Coronet is not a Gasser. But it is just as cool…

What is with the Gasser hype?  All of a sudden Instagram is full of Hot Wheels Gassers, and prices are surging on eBay.  Literally in the last couple of months, certain versions of the HW Mercury Comet Cyclone Gasser have gone from $5 models to a $50 models.  Crazy to be sure.  At least I … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons ’65 Dodge Coronet is not a Gasser. But it is just as cool…

Aoshima Grachan 9 featuring the LB Works Kenmeri is so cool I have no idea how to title this feature…

Find Aoshima Grachan 9 at Japan Booster… There are some posts that are just plain fun to do.  The models are easy to photograph, and the photos turn out stunningly.  This is one of those posts.   But hell if I am having a time trying to figure out a title for this feature.  I … Continue reading Aoshima Grachan 9 featuring the LB Works Kenmeri is so cool I have no idea how to title this feature…