The Hot Wheels Original 16 Display Set: It belongs in a museum, but you can leave it in your house.

Anyone here NOT know that Hot Wheels was celebrating its 50th birthday in 2018?  Mattel surely made the most of it, and we collectors benefited.  From an Ultimate Chase to several special releases and events, the HW 50th logo was all over the place. And although we collectors want to think that the Hot Wheels …

The Hot Wheels HWC Original 16 Custom T-Bird goes on sale today. Here is what it will look like if you open it.

It’s a hard call.  Keep it in its vintage style packaging, packed nicely in a protective box, with the model beautifully nestled inside.  Or open it, allowing the spectraflame to shine? It isn’t even a contest.  Open it.  Which I did, and the Custom T-Bird looks amazing.  You should do the same when the model …

First Look: Hot Wheels RLC HWC Original 16 Custom Mustang, by John Rino…

New Lamley contributor John Rino is at it again, this time shooting the just-released HWC Custom Mustang.  John has agreed to be our RLC model expert, but looking at his photos, you know what expertise we envy.Enjoy the photos, and be sure to visit John’s store at www.scoomer.com/diecastdemon.(Thanks John.)My take on it:Gotta’ say, the opening in …

The Lamley Daily: Kyosho Nismo Original Motul Autech GT-R (#1 SUPER GT 2016 Rd.1 Okayama Winner)

#lamleydaily – July 5, 2017 Model: Kyosho Nismo Original Motel Autech GT-R (#1 SUPER GT 2016 Rd.1 Okayama Winner) Line: Kyosho Nismo Originals Where to get it: Kyosho 1/64 Nismo Originals at Japan Booster Why it’s in the collection.  Well, I have a load of GT-R’s in the collection already, so there is room for a …

You want Hot Wheels to make your car? It better look as good – and original – as Roy De Guzman’s Hakosuka.

You have most likely already seen this Hot Wheels car.  If you are a reader here or at Japanese Nostalgic Car there is a good chance you have already read about it.  If you have read about it there is an equally good chance you have marveled at the awesomeness that is Hot Wheels doing …

2016 Lamley Awards: What was the Best Hot Wheels Licensed New Model of 2016?

The 2016 Lamley Awards continue… You have now voted on Best and Worst Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt, and now we move onto a topic that I have been looking forward to watching. What was the Best Hot Wheels Licensed New Model in 2016? A loaded question, and I think a very tough one to …

As is the Custom: Yeah, it’s back, and these are my favorites for the week of May 23rd, 2016…

Remember this? Of course you do.  Well if you have followed the blog for awhile you do.  As is the Custom was one of Lamley’s most popular features over its first few years.  I loved showing customs that caught my attention, and it seemed you guys did to. Back then, it was a weekend feature. …

Just Announced: Honda Odyssey, Mazda Miata, and another Lamborghini coming to Hot Wheels in 2016…

Hot Wheels just updated their 2016 Checklist, and a few more blank spaces were filled in. Of course there is an abundance of “Bone Speeder” and “Blaid Raider” types, those original names signifying more designer creations, but there were also a few to get the car nuts a little more riled up. We already knew …

The 2016 Hot Wheels Mainline has been unveiled. Proceed with caution?

This is always an interesting time, and to be honest a little bittersweet. I actually prefer not knowing what is coming from Hot Wheels.  It means there are always little surprises every month.  But inevitably the list comes out, and that happened today.  There are still some “TBA’s” on the list, so we can still …

First Look: 2016 Hot Wheels Custom ’72 Chevy LUV and ’67 Chevy C10…

Trucks man… That is 2016 Batch A in a nutshell.  There are some great models in the batch, including a Batmobile for fans of the Batperson, but the most interesting new model in Batch A is a truck, and so is the best looking model. The interesting new model?  The Chevy LUV of course.  Interesting …

July 16th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Ambassador Report 47 INTRODUCTION I have received from Jim Gallegos two photos of the models which Matchbox has kindly donated for this year’s charity auction. Next week’s report will be the last and will focus exclusively on the models planned for the future. The Matchbox team will talk about plans for 2015 at The Gathering …

December 16th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Ambassador Report 17 Thanks to David Tilley and Dawn Robertson, I can now add three more sites that carry the Ambassador Reports and comments from collectors who use those boards. Please let me know if there are others. Please also keep the questions coming. I do forward the questions but as most of you understand, …