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Inno64 at it’s best : Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III

(Inno64 on eBay) What better for a third Inno64 article than focusing on a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III. Let’s be clear since the beginning : it is stunning. The Lancer Evo III (1995-1996) has had quite a short career. Hopefully it did not stop Inno models to replicate it. Frankly, I like JDM and all […]

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Lamley Daily: Siku Audi 100 SL

Model: Audi 100 SL, casting V 308 Release/Line: Siku, made in Germany, unsure of year Where to get it: eBay is your best bet, even eBay International Why it is in my collection: Vintage. Audi. This was one of my first Siku castings and the quality impressed me. The lines are crisp and the details […]

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Lamley Daily: Double GLM Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5000

Model: Double GLM Unimog U5000 Where you can buy: There are quite a few on ebay You metal lovers are gonna like this. Full-metal body plus rubber tires. The size of these things is enormous, and the weight is good too. And if you put these two together…you’ll have your own Panzerkampfwagen Mercedes-Benz: Hope you […]

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Bargain Alert: BMW M Car Collection

Ok, this really is a PSA. This set is/was sold at BMW dealerships. But, as of the moment that I am writing this, there are a few on eBay and they are a great price. These cars are extremely well done for how inexpensive they are making the set a great value. Especially if you […]

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Lamley Daily : M2 Machines Datsun 510 Auto Meets

Model: 1970 Datsun 510 Release: M2 Machines Auto Meets (7000 pieces worldwide) Where to get it: Hobby dealers, eBay, got mine on ModelCarWorld. Why it is in the collection : loved it when I saw it listed. Did not really plan to get it, but it is my first 510 3-doors from M2 Machines (well, […]

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The Toy Cars that Jack Built – Road Champs

February 9, 2020 – by Doug Breithaupt Who of us has not fantasized about owning a die-cast toy car company? A few friends who have had the opportunity to work for such a company might advise, “be careful what you wish for” but most of us would still jump at the chance. If you read […]

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Matchbox Monday – Moving Parts past, present & future

Today for Matchbox Monday I bring you the latest batch of Moving parts, with great thanks as always to Wheel Collectors. But first, a quick history. Moving parts returned to the Matchbox brand in a general form for the more run of the mill vehicles (in a sense) in 2019 after fading out finally in […]

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Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels V8 Bomber Monster Truck

Model: V8 Bomber Monster Truck Release/line: 2020 Hot Wheels Monster Truck, Monster Truck Live Where to get it: Several on ebay, or almost any major retailer where Hot Wheels are sold. I picked this particular one up at Wal-Mart. Why it is in my collection: Simply, I love monster trucks. I’ve collected monster trucks since […]

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Lamley Daily: Road Champs Nissan 300ZX

Model: Nissan 300ZX Z31 Release: Road Champs Racing Demons Where to buy: eBay is where you can find them carded and in 3 packs Why I am featuring it: Road Champs is one of those weird off brands of the past. Admittedly I don’t know much about the brand and what they all released. This […]

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Lamley Daily : CM’s Subaru Legacy RS

Model: 1993 Subaru Legacy RS New Zealand Rally Release: CM’s Colin McRae Memorial Set Where to get it: CM’s corporation is sadly long gone, so ebay seems the best option. Why it is in the collection : CM’s are jewels. They used to produce Rally Cars like no other (well, maybe Inno64 is in the […]

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The Low Down on Revell’s Lowriders

Hello everyone! Since this is my first Lamley post I figured I’d introduce myself. My name is Sam McConnell and probably like many of you, I am a diecast addict. 1/64th scale cars have been a part of my life as long I can remember, and after nearly 30 years of collecting cars, playsets, tracks, […]

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The times I actually hate my diecast collection.

Love/Hate. It’s accurate with a toy car collection. There is not much in between. You can’t be a collector if there isn’t some aspect of love for what you are collecting. There are a million reasons why someone might get into collecting. Hopefully it relates to the joy of something. But there are also a […]

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The Beginning – 109 Years and Counting

February 2, 2020 – by Doug Breithaupt It all started in 1911. Every toy car in our combined collections can trace their history back to this date and a single model. The Dowst Manufacturing Company was based in Chicago, IL, and produced a variety of items including buttons, cuff links and toys. They found the […]

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Lamley Daily: Paudi Model Infiniti Q60

Model: Infiniti Q60 Release: Paudi Model Where to buy: Some can be found on eBay Why I am featuring it: This model was a gift to me from my friend Tor. He thought I would find it to be interesting and he was right. While this model has plastic wheels you would never know from […]

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THE LEGEND IS BACK : THE NEW SUPRA FROM HOBBY JAPAN 1/64

On this fourth article, I want to share with you another manufacturer I love to collect : Hobby Japan. Hobby Japan is a news magazine publisher and manufacturer but at the same time a retailer that owns the Post Hobby shops chain. It is also known to own the “Mark43” brand for the 1/43 model […]

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The Eastern Bloc in miniature – Grell diecast.

Sometimes in this hobby a brand comes along that instantly gels with you. It begins to take up more shelf space than others and regularly appears top of your suggested search list on eBay. It might be the brand that made your favourite toy as a kid. One that replicates the cars you adore the […]

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