When Matchbox announced they were partnering with Mercedes Benz to make a replica of her legendary Mercedes 220 SE, I was immediately excited, and not just for the diecast.
… Continue readingDiecast with a message – Matchbox 1962 Mercedes 220 SE, Ewy Rosqvist
A renowned European diecast maker with fantastic models, and one of the modern kings of automotive cool and one of his equally killer creations. Collaborations don’t get much cooler than this.
… Continue readingDirt don’t slow you down – Schuco Porsche 911 Turbo Magnus Walker
I’ve had this one stirring since I did the Autogrand feature way back in February. I thought it deserved it’s own spotlight. And I’ve recently managed to acquire a standard one so it’s time to take a good look at what I think is the pick of the Autogrand range. … Continue readingLamley Daily: Autogrand VAZ Zhiguli (Lada) 2106
Is there anything cooler than a Porsche with a roof rack? Not much. And these cars are defnitely some of the most awesome diecasts I’ve got my hands on this year. … Continue readingA taste of what’s to come for UK collectors from Majorette
The mail call is a bit more of a rarity these days in my household. Bills, mortgage, food. Day to day life means the diecast collecting (especially for the more expensive brands) is sporadic at the very best. But sometimes I have a little bit left over to treat myself and given Tomica just released one of my favourite Kei trucks of all time, I decided now was a good time. … Continue readingCollection Update: A TLV, a Chinese oddity and a Soviet saloon.
Model: Racing Champions Mint Buick Regal Grand National & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone Line: 2017 series release 2 & 2020
You may recall seeing this in my earlier post on the Schuco BMW Isetta, where I had used this in a comparison with the German “bubble car” and vintage Kei trucks from Tomica. Given it’s such a cool little car, I thought it’s about time it gets space for itself, and given that it’s the only R360 in this scale, the new Single File feature is a perfect platform. … Continue readingLamley Single File: DyDo (Konami) Mazda R360
This is a perfect article to demonstrate what motivates me in diecast collecting: obscure but interesting brands, vintage European cars and for those on a tighter budget, just how much bang you get for your buck. … Continue reading3 big Citroëns, 3 different approaches
If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I like to travel and when I do go abroad I try to bring home diecast each time. The more obscure the better, and these cars are one of my favourite finds. … Continue readingSpeedy souvenirs: Mercury Speedy Porsche Carrera and Ferrari 250LM
Tomica’s Limited Vintage Hinos have been some of the most desirable 1/64s of the past few years. Monsters, full of tiny details, opening trailers and oozing with retro Japanese chic. And the demand has been high, prices have quickly risen to the point where to some of us they have fast become unobtanium. But today we’re not going to be serving up any more (highly deserved) hyperbole on those. We’re taking a little step back into the Japanese brand’s back catalogue to look at the one of the ancestors of the modern TLVN Hinos. … Continue readingLamley Daily: Tomica Dandy Hino petrol tanker
With this Single File post, we’ve finally got to the end of the Welly Polish series, a surprising addition to the Chinese brand’s catalogue. And the last vehicle in the series is the most modern; the FSO Polonez Caro Plus. … Continue readingLamley Single File: Welly Polish Series Part 4 – FSO Polonez Caro
It’s a truth widely acknowledged that anything with the Mooneyes livery on it is instant cool, and in the world of diecast, Hot Wheels are solid proof of that. … Continue readingLamley Daily: Hot Wheels Mooneyes Custom VW Beetle