That title makes sense today, here on Thanksgiving. For those of you visiting this post any of the other 364 days of the year, now you know the context. It is a time to be thankful, and I am thankful for many many things, including all of you who make doing this blog/channel/etc so enjoyable. … Continue reading I am thankful that I didn’t damage this ultra rare car when I dropped it.
2017 Release 4 will be here soon, and while the previews are done, I had to show off this beautiful pair of Mustangs. The '71 Mach 1 doesn't get the same amount of love that other Mustangs do, but Auto World shows why it should. It may not be as sleek or as cool as … Continue reading Check out this Mustang Mach 1 duo from Auto World
I have never seen Christine. I probably should. I like cars, but have never thought too much about haunted cars. So I don't know the story, but I do know the movie bred an automotive icon, along the lines of KITT and Eleanor. The Plymouth Fury is a character. And it has generated some stellar … Continue reading An Instant Classic: The Auto World x MiJo Exclusive “For Sale” Plymouth Fury from Christine
Auto World has had a tremendous 2017. If you have collected the brand for a few years now, I am sure the lack of new castings this year might be a knock, but I think you could agree that the releases themselves have been tremendous. The fact is the majority of collectors are new to … Continue reading Lamley Preview: Auto World 2017 Premium Release 4 Ver. A&B (Part 1)
It has been awhile since I found an Ultra Red. At least until the last couple of weeks. I have felt some heat coming from the collector world about Auto World. I think many people are starting to catch on as to how cool these classic American car castings are. And yeah, there are chases. … Continue reading That’s two surprising Auto World Ultra Red finds.
A few of you have reported finding the latest set from Auto World at Walmart. You are a lucky bunch. Auto World is on a good run at the moment. The hobby-exclusive Lead Sled Wagons are out, as are the four Toys R Us exclusives. But don't sleep on the standard Premium Release either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPDIHgDOtCE … Continue reading Auto World 2017 Premium Release 3 is here. It’s a good one.
Two of the best 1/64 diecast makers on the planet, both obsessed with scale and detail. Two that are more accustomed to doing replicas of vintage cars - one classic Japanese, the other classic American. Two with a rare foray into today's machines. Two doing sinister replicas of some modern, growling, speedsters. Two replicas that … Continue reading Auto World & Tomica Limited Vintage square off with some modern muscle.
Heads up for you Auto World, Johnny Lightning, and MiJo collectors. The next set of MiJo Exclusives from Round2 are out, and our friends at SURPLUSgoodies have them: MiJo Exclusives at SURPLUSgoodies Hard to know which of these two models will interest collectors more. The Johnny Lightning Datsuns will clearly be of interest, considering they … Continue reading The JL Datsun 280ZX & Auto World 2017 Mustang MiJo Exclusives are now out at SURPLUSgoodies
There are a lot of "bests" in 2017. Obviously that doesn't make a ton of sense, as "best" can really only be one thing. Maybe I can call 2017 one of the "best" years for 1/64 diecast. The year isn't over, so when it is I will try and make sense of all the awesomeness … Continue reading #lamleyhype: The Auto World ’69 Chevy Kingswood Estate “Lead Sled” Wagons may be the best two 1/64 models of 2017.
Two more Auto World Ford GT40's have hit hobby stores. Yes, that is two more GT40's. These two join the standard store releases and the AW Hobby Exclusives to make a total of six (not counting the chase models). You can find this pair along with the other just-released MiJo Exclusives at SURPLUSgoodies: Auto World … Continue reading The MiJo Exclusive Auto World Ford GT40’s are now out.