The last poll of the 2019 Lamley Awards, until we finally do an RLC Award. Still, Regular Treasure Hunts. You either don’t think much about them or hate them. But there is occasionally a collector friendly TH. I actually really like the way Hot Wheels does the Regulars. Not EVERYTHING has to be collector oriented, … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunt in 2019?
Hot Wheels never ditched Muscle. They just branched out a bit more than they did in the 2000’s. And if the 2000’s were the Golden Age of Hot Wheels Muscle, then there is no reason Hot Wheels can’t draw from it whenever they need to. Hot Wheels did a TON of Muscle Cars in the … Continue reading Showcase: American Steel wants to remind collectors that Hot Wheels still has big Muscles.
Remember that post last week, where I compared my blog prowess to that of an overzealous gym-goer hitting the weights for the first of maybe four times to satisfy a New Year’s resolution? This post might be gym visit number 3, as I have done a decent job so far in 2020. Actually, the Lamley … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Team Transport RWB Porsche 930
I don’t make it a secret that I am not as well-versed in Fast & Furious folklore as some. It seems every time I post an FnF showcase video or post there are comments about when a person drove what car in what movie. Something along the lines of “That S15 was driven by Larry … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels 2020 Fast & Furious Premium Fast Tuners
Best store exclusive line ever. With all due respect to Target's Red Editions and Kroger, Walgreens, GameStop, Kmart, and whatever other exclusive store colors, Walmart's Zamacs are by far tops in the store exclusive game. Take a basic release, remove it's base color, keep it raw, and add its existing graphics in an exclusive color … Continue reading Preview: The stars aligned, the universe sighed, and Hot Wheels made a Zamac Bugatti.
As I write this, it is January 1st, 2020. Putting this post together makes me feel like the dude at the gym on the first day of the year, determined to start his lofty resolution of getting into shape. He is plowing through all the equipment, showing off his new exercise garb and enthusiasm, excited … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels RLC Lamborghini Countach & Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the evolution of the RLC.
Alright here we go again. A couple more Matchbox polls for the 2019 Lamley Awards. These two are a bit of a trip to be doing. Two polls on Matchbox Moving Parts. If I told any Matchbox collector five years ago that Matchbox would have two lines of Opening Parts models in 2019, they would … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the Best and Most Disappointing Matchbox Moving Parts New Model in 2019?
Happy Holidays friends. In order to take some time off, I filmed ahead of time a few videos that will post over the next few days, and I hope that if you have a little down time you give them a watch. But I am going to start with some homework for each of you. … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST and MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2019?
The end of the decade snuck up on me. I am a bit of a sucker for year-end lists - that is why I created the Lamley Awards a few years ago - but I totally forgot to look back on the decade. I figured I should do something last week, so while I was … Continue reading What was the DEFINITIVE Hot Wheels Model of the Decade? I don’t think there is an argument.
Obviously I don't know the sales and revenue numbers, but let's ask that question in the title from a collector perspective. Entertainment and Pop Culture have lasted longer, and thankfully done well, but Car Culture seems to be on a different level entirely. For those that have collected for at least the last 15 years … Continue reading Hot Wheels Car Culture enters its FIFTH year with Door Slammers. After so many hits and misses, is CC Hot Wheels’ most successful premium line ever?