Have you been following the updates from the Tarmac Works MiniCar Festival in Hong Kong?

I've been to the Matchbox Gathering a ton, and have attended my share of Hot Wheels Nationals and Conventions.  I think the Tarmac Works MiniCar Festival is next on my list. Collectors have gathered in Hong Kong for the MiniCar Festival, snapping up all kinds of cool exclusives from Tarmac Works.  And they are being … Continue reading Have you been following the updates from the Tarmac Works MiniCar Festival in Hong Kong?

Let’s talk about this Saturday’s Hot Wheels Target event.

I'm a little worried about the this Saturday's Target event, but not for the reasons you think. If you are not aware, this Saturday at 11am local time, US-area Targets are hosting a Hot Wheels Event, called the Hot Wheels Collector Experience.  It follows a 50th Anniversary Kids Event at 10.  At the event, expect … Continue reading Let’s talk about this Saturday’s Hot Wheels Target event.

The next Matchbox Jurassic World 5-pack, with a brand new Unimog, has appeared in India

I don't know if I have ever reported a first find from India, but now I have.  Lamley Reader Dominic David shared this pic recently: That is the new Jurassic World 5-pack, with some notable new models.  We have seen a couple of these - the top two and bottom models - as singles recently, … Continue reading The next Matchbox Jurassic World 5-pack, with a brand new Unimog, has appeared in India

I can’t tell you anything about the Hot Wheels Datsun 240Z HWC Exclusive. But these photos can.

The HWC Exclusive Datsun 240Z finally goes on sale today.  After a long wait - this model was previewed last year at the Convention - and a very strange detour, it is finally ready to make its way to collectors. I am fortunate to be able to preview a good number of Hot Wheels HWC/RLC … Continue reading I can’t tell you anything about the Hot Wheels Datsun 240Z HWC Exclusive. But these photos can.

The Tomica Limited Vintage June Release is now available at Japan Booster

Heads up time!  Tomica Limited Vintage has release the June 2018 assortment, and the models are now available at the Japan Booster ebay store: Tomica Limited Vintage at Japan Booster This is a great batch, but then again what TLV release isn't?  Honda heads will love the S600 and S800, and Skyline nerds will gobble … Continue reading The Tomica Limited Vintage June Release is now available at Japan Booster

Hey I found some Zamacs! Here is a 2018 update.

Twelve Hot Wheels Walmart-exclusive Zamacs released so far.  I found three of them in store.  The most recent three.  Hooray.  The other nine came via ebay and friends, but at least I have all twelve. I am not sure why the Zamacs have been so hard to find.  Sure, the hoard epidemic has affected the … Continue reading Hey I found some Zamacs! Here is a 2018 update.

You need to check out the new Tomica 4D line. Bring your 5-year-old self with you.

Tomica this week unveiled its new 4D line, due in October.  The models look like basic Tomica, with one major difference.  I'll let this rad video demonstrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47m85tqdCBY Push down on the car, it "starts".  Via a speaker in the model, the engine revs and the car vibrates.  It then idles, and when pushed again … Continue reading You need to check out the new Tomica 4D line. Bring your 5-year-old self with you.

The Hot Wheels HWC Special Edition Datsun 240Z finally goes on sale 6/12, a day after the Custom 240Z RLC Window opens. What a week.

Another heads up for you RLC members.  The long-awaited, and much-talked-about, Hot Wheels HWC Special Edition Datsun 240Z goes on sale this coming Tuesday. The RLC 24-hour window opens at 9am Pacific on Tuesday, June 12th.  $19.99 each with a limit of two per account.  If there are any left after the window closes, any … Continue reading The Hot Wheels HWC Special Edition Datsun 240Z finally goes on sale 6/12, a day after the Custom 240Z RLC Window opens. What a week.

Hot Wheels 50th Favorites is now available at Wheel Collectors

Time for a heads up.  Wheel Collectors just got a pallet of Hot Wheels 50th Favorites.  They have been out in other countries for awhile, and the set had a brief flirt with a handful of Toys R Us stores a few months ago, but now they are here: Hot Wheels 50th Favorites at Wheel … Continue reading Hot Wheels 50th Favorites is now available at Wheel Collectors

If you told me the ’65 Ford Galaxie was Jun Imai’s best Hot Wheels casting, I don’t think I could argue with you.

When Jun Imai announced last month that he was leaving Mattel, this is what we all thought and talked about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvA6fqHDi4 And for good reason.  Jun's legacy at Hot Wheels will be JDM, and the era he ushered in with his many Japanese designs.  What started with "Why is Hot Wheels doing a Corolla and … Continue reading If you told me the ’65 Ford Galaxie was Jun Imai’s best Hot Wheels casting, I don’t think I could argue with you.