I don't need to write anything about this. The event is coming, this link is all you need: https://www.gamestop.com/hotwheelseventhtml.html? What I don't know is if cases will be made available. Time will tell.
You don't need me to wax on. You want the details. They are below. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3ocg5slOvH/?igshid=ljtzpimqvyql But let me just wax a bit. This contest is fantastic. Maybe a little too fantastic. Tarmac Works wants you to follow them on Instagram, and thought the best way to do it was to hold a photo contest. And … Continue reading Tarmac Works is holding one heck of an Instagram photo contest. You’ve got until Halloween to submit your entry, and you really should.
It is a post for another time, but we should all take a moment to acknowledge the end of Kdays. Kmart Collector Days rode quietly into the sunset this year, and it is a bummer. But it means a gap was created that needed filling, and two new entities have settled in. Brad at Orange … Continue reading If you are up for a Sunday HW hunt, October 20th is the official day Kroger stores are dropping exclusive color Q Case Shippers.
I am not even going to try to explain why I like Donks. It really isn't my place. I do, and I like them a lot, like I like a lot of car subcultures. While a Donk is technically a 70’s era Caprice or Impala, the term has come to loosely refer to plethora of … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The forgotten Donks of 2006 Hot Wheels Hi-Rakers
While I was hanging out at the Hot Wheels Convention in LA the first weekend of October, David Tilley was at the European Matchbox Convention in Leipzig, Germany. He filed this report: Well last weekend was the 18th European Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Abe Lugo from Mattel in USA was in attendance, as well as … Continue reading A Lamley Look at the 2020 Matchbox Models previewed at the 18th European Convention earlier this month.
That was fast. Looks like my 2020 B Case coverage is beginning, starting with this Rapid Unboxing video. Wheel Collectors got it yesterday, and the models are available. https://youtu.be/oG0zJ_uKWEg I'll have photos posted later.
Ok I think the final mix of Matchbox 2019 makes more sense now. Matchbox sent me a case of the final mix of 2019 - Case R - a couple of weeks ago. It had most of the final models of 2019, with a few exceptions. It did have the Target Exclusives though. https://youtu.be/PMVcebu5P-M But … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2019 R Case (Final Case of the Year)
I'm typing this while sitting at the Hot Wheels Convention at the LAX Marriott, but my mind for the moment is on orange. Hot Wheels isn't the only brand having an event this weekend. The Matchbox Toy Show in Leipzig, Germany, is also this weekend. Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Team is there, previewing all … Continue reading The Matchbox Toy Show is this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. And their charity auction – which you can bid on – is loaded.
I am not a diecast reviewer. Never have been. Reviewing diecast would be freaking boring. I'm a collector, who is in this hobby because I enjoy it. And it probably doesn't need to be said that I gravitate to what I enjoy. I say this because many times I will hear comments about how I … Continue reading Preview: There is more to the Hot Wheels R34 Skyline & ‘62 Chevy Pickup Convention Exclusives than you might think.
Seriously, I can't tell you why. I can't. It goes against all that I have proclaimed with my collection. But I love the Hot Wheels Fast & Furious '67 Off-Road Camaro. Why does it go against what I collect? Well, I have always said that I am really only interested in "movie" cars if they … Continue reading There are a lot of rad Hot Wheels ‘67 Camaros. The Fast & Furious Off-Road might be the raddest.