Norev's brilliant Mehari gets a trip to the beach
A suggested item on Ebay leads to a cool find from a lesser known brand.
Grab a coffee and enjoy a gentle meander through the history of the famous 2CV with some of the best Euro brands.
A Russian rarity.
A collaboration from the top drawer between two of the big hitters in the diecast world yields great results.
A trip back into the Matchbox history books.
No WRC? No problem....
Resident in obscure diecast Alex Winson brings us another Italian oddity.
We're straying off the road and into the fields with today's Lamley Daily, quite literally as well....
An often overlooked casting gets some time in the spotlight.
A lucky Ebay find from a classic Italian brand.
The Schuco Isetta gets a cool new twist.
Euro writer Alex Winson covers a super cool roadster from one of the stalwart Euro brands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Model: Racing Champions Mint Buick Regal Grand National & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone Line: 2017 series release 2 & 2020 mainline. Ebay links: Racing Champions Buick Regal & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone My car taste is as broad as it is long, but if you've been one of the people keeping up with my Lamley …
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.
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.
Finally I have my hands on some of the fantastic metal from Majorette, and hopefully this will be the start of something great....
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.
I've been looking forward to finally getting a Majorette into my writing. And what a place to start.