1/64, Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning

Metropolitan

April 6, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt The Metropolitan is not an American car. It was built in England by Austin, has a British engine and was a captive import car for Nash, Hudson and later, AMC. It was sold in the U.K. after 1955 as an Austin Metropolitan. The design, however, was American. Offered from […]

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1/64, Matchbox

Matchbox Monday goes back, way back, to the Jurassic era

In the days before roads, and mud was everywhere, we had dinosaurs. Through various eras in earth’s history there have been creatures no longer seen today. But with TV shows and films with time travel elements, we had the ability to go back and see these creatures (at least in our minds). But there were […]

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1/64, Hot Wheels

Lamley Daily : Hot Wheels Ferrari 512M

Model: Ferrari 512M Line: Hot Wheels Mainline Ferrari 5-pack Ebay link: Hot Wheels Ferrari 512M Why I am featuring it : where else can you do this ? This car is insanely cool, and is typically an illustration of how sad it is that Hot Wheels lost Ferrari license. Even if when documenting this short […]

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1/64, Matchbox

Matchbox Monday – snapshot 10 years ago

Well, we could be in for a short period of no new items to showcase on the Matchbox front, although Wheel Collectors will be sending me items over as soon as they get any in. So what to do in the meantime? Each week I will try and come up with something a bit different. […]

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Lamley Daily: Revell Lowrider ’64 Chevy Impala

Model: ’64 Chevy Impala Release: Revell Lowrider Magazine Issue #148 eBay link: Revell Lowriders Why I am featuring it: Revell Lowriders are well out of print. All of the releases (and there are many) are desirable and sought after by many collectors. I scored a bundle of these with severely water damaged packaging almost a […]

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Formula One Grids from 1975-83 – Polistil’s F1 Racers

March 26, 2020 – by Doug Breithaupt (Find Polistil F1 Racers on ebay) In 1960, an Italian company called Politoys began producing toy cars. They started in plastic but moved to die-cast after a few years. By 1967, they decided to compete in the small-scale market. They also decided to change their name to Polistil […]

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1/64, Kyosho

My 1/64 Bentley Collection

Call it the Bentley Monster. I was just about to make a quick report of the new Mini GT Bentley Continental from Bentley Shop, with 2 exclusives colors, and then wanted to compare them to other Bentley, then other colors, and then shoot them, and then bring big Kyosho’s in the party, and then shoot […]

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Lamley Daily: Racing Champions 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Model: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Release: 2016 Racing Champions Mint eBay link: Racing Champions 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Why I am featuring it: This casting is amazing and led to me discovering a long gone line of diecast which is Ertl American Muscle. This casting was in the first release of Racing Champions mint since […]

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1/64, Matchbox

Matchbox Monday finishes off 2020 batch C

Well this is the last group of Matchbox models from the recent batch that arrived a few weeks back. As always I want to give a big shout out to Wheel Collectors, as they were instrumental in getting the batch over to me super quick. Due to there being 17 models in the batch, I […]

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1/64, Kyosho

Senna: The Champion Tribute

Here we are. The first day of Spring, also the memorable date of the birth of a Champion. Ayrton Senna would have turned 60 this year. Sadly life decided that another story took place in this day of May 1994. I decided to do this post this late morning, while reading as usual some articles […]

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Road Champs – wrapping up the review

March 15, 2020 – by Doug Breithaupt (Find Road Champs on ebay) You have allowed me to post two chapters of the Road Champs story here on the Lamley Group, and I have posted three more on the Tales of Toy Cars Facebook blog. There is one more needed to complete my review. Road Champs […]

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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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