1/64, Aoshima, Tomica Limited Vintage

Plastic fantastic: F-Toys, Aoshima and Japanese plastic miniatures

A bit like any diecast collector, I spend a lot of time trawling through eBay listings looking for bargains and oddities, restoration opportunities and our personal holy grail cars. It’s on these eBay trawls I discovered all these cars, and while they’re the scale we are used to on Lamley, they’re perhaps not the material […]

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1/64, Matchbox

Matchbox Monday hooks up some 5-packs

Well you probably know the drill. Sadly still nothing new from Wheel Collectors, so this week’s deep dive looks at all the times the Matchbox 5-packs have hooked up. With social distancing being a bit of a thing now, I thought well it only applies to humans. So it’s time for the Matchbox collection to […]

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1/64, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Norev, Tomica

Little Cars that Made a Big Impression

April 14, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt In the second half of the 20th Century, five small cars from five different countries made a huge contribution to history of the automobile. Even full-sized, these cars did not take up much space individually, but multiplied by millions, they changed the way that the world moved. The focus […]

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1/64, Matchbox

Matchbox Monday chooses the 1994 collector

This week for Matchbox Monday another dive into my collection. I think this is the oldest dive so far since I started doing these earlier this year. Sadly there is still no new items coming from Wheel Collectors but I choose to find another item to focus on in the meantime. The year was 1994. […]

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Lamley Daily: Dodge Challenger 10-pack oddity

Model: Matchbox MB759 Dodge Challenger Release: 2012 10-pack eBay link: You need to search Matchbox Dodge Challenger SRT8, but this specific one doesn’t pop up often Why is in the collection: It’s rather unusual exclusivity Sometimes it pays to go nuts for the larger packs. I know a lot of people who collect Matchbox are […]

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Lamley Daily: Shelby Collectibles Aston Martin DBR1 (2009)

I’m looking forward to the Top Gun-related Matchbox DBR1 that’s coming later this year, but until then this silver Shelby Collectibles issue is the only 1:64 DBR1 in my collection. The detail is great, with an opening bonnet (hood) and doors. Carroll Shelby famously won at Le Mans in a DBR1, in 1959. The sister car of Stirling Moss retired after six hours but he won in the car at Goodwood and the Nürburgring

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The Mysterious Models from Muky of Argentina

April 10, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt How often has any toy car collector wished that they could have a time machine to go back to 1968? Just one trip back to the corner drug store of the late 1960’s would allow us to grab up all the original Hot Wheels the time machine could hold. […]

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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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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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