Collection Update: A TLV, a Chinese oddity and a Soviet saloon.

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.

Lamley Single File: DyDo (Konami) Mazda R360

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

Lamley Daily: Tomica Dandy Hino petrol tanker

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