Lamley and JDM. In the diecast world we have appeared to go hand in hand. That has been a little inaccurate, as I like to feature a lot of different cars, but it seems Lamley's existence has coincided with the surge of interest in Japanese cars in both the 1:1 and 1:64 worlds. I'm just … Continue reading An early look at the upcoming 2020 Car Culture Nissan Silvia CSP311 with the guys at JDM Legends
The Matchbox Team dropped this on Instagram yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/BykwPbjpqg6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Those are, as the Team said, the upcoming Gold Superfast 50th Anniversary models, and they will be exclusive to Target stores. Think Sapphire Gems of last year, now gold. Calling these Chase models isn't entirely accurate, as they will not be random, but like Walmart Zamacs … Continue reading The Matchbox Gold Superfast “Chase” Models are coming to Target. We just got our first look.
Coming to a Kroger near you. That means, Ralph's, Food4Less, Smith's, City Market, Fry's, and a whole lot of others. Matchbox indulged its sweet tooth and went full candy for this Kroger set, and they sent me a set to preview. A nice mix of licensed models, packaged in some cool car art. Here is … Continue reading Preview: Matchbox Kroger-Exclusive Candy Series
The next batch of Car Culture Team Transport is on its way. Three sets, one a repeat - the Black Hole Gasser, which has been hard to find anyway - and a duo of supercool licensed cars. Mattel sent the mix over and I posted the preview last night. Photos coming? Yes, photos coming. https://youtu.be/r_4Rxvpg7vU
Here is another TLV from the collection that hopefully makes you smile. As a refresher, I am essentially grabbing TLV's from my collection at random and showing them here, just to give those new to the brand an idea of what TLV is all about. Mainly TLV is about realism, quality, and true scale. No … Continue reading Another overlooked Tomica Limited Vintage: Toyota Townace Wagon 1800 Custom EX
Let's be honest, Hot Wheels Entertainment has been a little bogged down by themed assortments that have hung on the pegs WAY too long. Batman, Halo before that, and a few others. That is in direct contrast to Car Culture, where the themes are a big part of the line's popularity. What works with Entertainment … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels Pixar Pizza Planet Truck and all of 2019 Entertainment Mix 3
Before we dive in, let me clarify that title. This is obviously a feature on the new Hot Wheels Panamera, and we are lucky to have a few thoughts from the Hot Wheels Designer who spearheaded this one, but why is it surprising? Lots of reasons. First, the actual car is surprisingly cool. I’ll say … Continue reading The surprisingly spectacular Hot Wheels Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
I have to think it gives Hot Wheels Designers a little sense of satisfaction when they see a reaction like the one given to this sneak peek: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByDxLpBjlRf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I am sure you saw it, but how rad was the reaction to Hot Wheels doing a 90's Volvo Wagon? Man how things have changed, and man … Continue reading Yes, Hot Wheels is making a Volvo 850 Estate. Here is a little background from Designer Ryu Asada.
Check out what Hot Wheels just announced: Are you ready for the evolution of Hot Wheels? Well, then grab the family and come on down to the Westfield Century City Atrium for an epic 3-day event to celebrate a global new product launch. Whether you are a kid, know a kid, or once was a … Continue reading A Hot Wheels Launch Party is happening mid-June in Southern California. You are all invited.
I'm having too much fun just staring at my Tomica Limited Vintage wall display trying to figure out what models to shoot for this blog. The purpose is to jump a little deeper into TLV, flying right past the Ferraris, RX-7s, and 787b's that have demanded so much attention. But I haven't gotten that deep. … Continue reading How about another non-Ferrari Tomica Limited Vintage: Mitsubishi Galant GTO 2000 GSR