Schuco, Tomica Limited Vintage

GTI club: the Schuco Mk1 and TLVN Mk2 Golf GTIs

A side by side with these two has been on the cards since I did a comparison with the two Mk1 Golfs from Schuco and Greenlight back in February. I’m bringing the Schuco car back this time for a head to head with the Mk2 GTI from Tomica’s Limited Vintage Neo line.

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Volkswagen SP2

Hot Wheels have always done a sterling service to air cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts. The Beetle and T1 and T2 vans have been present in various forms for a while in a multitude of Hot Wheels lines. The Type 181. The Variant “Squareback”. I could go on. Even the VW Brasilia has featured.

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Lamley Daily, Minichamps

Lamley Daily: A pair of Minichamps Porsches

Model: Minichamps Porsche 934 RSR (Helmut Kelleners, ADAC Eifelrennen, 1976) & Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Seikel Motorsports, Le Mans 24, 2007) Line: Minichamps 1/64 Ebay link: Minichamps 1/64 Porsche Why I am featuring it: The fact that this was published before I’d even begun writing has been a bit of a godsend really, as I’d […]

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Lamley Daily, Tomica

Lamley Daily: Tomica Mooncraft Special

Model: Tomica Mooncraft Special Line: Tomica mainline eBay link: Tomica Mooncraft Special Why I am featuring it: This has to be one of my all time favourite Tomicas, and one I discovered thanks to my love of Japanese motorsport. For those into their Japanese cars, Mooncraft might be a name that sounds familiar. The motorsport […]

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Lamley Daily: Muscle Machines Daishin Advan Silvia S15

Model: Muscle Machines Daishin Advan Silvia S15 Line: Muscle Machines JGTC series eBay link: Muscle Machines Silvia S15 Why I am featuring it: I have a huge thing for the JGTC or SuperGT as it’s now known. When we managed to get satellite TV at home when I was younger, I immediately searched out the […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4

Model: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Release: Hot Wheels Mainline (models in this feature 1991 & 1996) eBay link: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Why I am featuring it: This was one of those Hot Wheels castings that passed me by during my early days of collecting, but I’m glad I stumbled on these as […]

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Greenlight, Schuco

Anyone for Golf? The Schuco and Greenlight Golf Mk1s.

Some posts just spring into my head even before I have got the models in my hands. This was one of them. When Modelmatic restocked I jumped on this pair. They looked the bomb in pictures and they’re even better when they’re infront of you. First of all a little background on the Golf. Conceived […]

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Lamley Daily: Mira SEAT 1200 Sport

Model: Mira SEAT 1200 Sport Release: Mira toys, 1980s eBay link: if you don’t find this 1200 you may find something else that takes your fancy! Why I am featuring it: This was one of my diecast treasures discovered when I visited a flea market in Barcelona, so for me it has memories attached. I […]

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1/64

Holidays with Grell

Today I’m going to be returning for a post on one of my favourite diecast lines: the promotional toys made for German marketing company Grell. I wrote an in depth look at the offerings available last month, and proving that every day is a school day I have since learned that the manufacturer Grell used […]

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Lamley Daily, Minichamps

Lamley Daily: Microchamps McLaren F1

Model: Microchamps/Paul’s Model Art McLaren F1 Line: unknown Where to get it: give eBay a go Why I am featuring it: We all have that one car. The car we’re utterly in love with. Our background picture on our computers and phones. The car we always choose on games. The car that dominates our diecast […]

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Lamley Daily, Tomica

Lamley Daily: Tomica Sigma MC74 Mazda

Model: Tomica Sigma MC74 Mazda Release: Tomica main line Where to get it: eBay Why I am featuring it: My parents have been welcome but accidental enablers to my hobby ever since I was in a pushchair and this car is sort of proof of that. One day when I was about 8 or 9 […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Works Toyota Estima

Model: Hot Works Racing Factory Toyota Estima Release: unknown Where to get it: mine was from eBay Why I am featuring it: When I was about 15 there was a magazine on sale here in the UK called J-Tuner. For a kid who was obsessed with Japanese cars it was like Christmas each issue. I […]

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Norev

Vive La France! The gallic world of Norev’s 1/64 line up.

(Norev 1/64 on ebay) I’ve been keen to get the ball rolling with this article for a while as I firmly believe Norev haven’t had anywhere near the coverage they are due for their small scale catalogue. Already well established with their larger scale models, they have managed to bring some unique subjects to the […]

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Lamley Daily: Rozkvet Mini Model Skoda 120

Model: Rozkvet Mini Model Skoda 120 Release: one of 2 vehicles made by Rozkvet back in the 1980s, the other being a Skoda 136 Favorit. Where to get it: keep an eye on eBay listings, these don’t come up often. Why I am featuring it: I found it in a toy shop in Prague. I’m […]

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