Lamley Daily: Aoshima Williams-Renault FW15C

It’s the Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday, so Graham Heeps digs into the 1:64 F1 collection for a machine from Monaco races past

Matchbox Formula 1 grid walk, Part 2: 1970s-1990s

Welcome to Part 2 of my walkthrough of Matchbox’s Formula 1 cars. We’d reached 1978 and the demise of the Team Matchbox, a generic formula car that had been part of the Superfast range since 1973. That left the No.36 Formula 5000 as the only single-seater in the lineup, but some of the best Matchbox F1 cars were still to come

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 …

Aoshima Grachan Series 10 is now available to pre-order at Japan Booster

Many of you have asked, and here is the answer.  Japan Booster has secured its order of Aoshima Grachan Series 10, and they are available now to reserve at japanbooster.com. Aoshima Grachan at Japan Booster The series consists of 12 cars, and like all Aoshima Grachan series, the price is bound to go up.  So …

Aoshima announces Grand Champion Collection 10. JDM and 1/64 fans rejoice.

These are always happy announcements.  Aoshima, known more for their incredibly detailed model kits, announced the 10th release of their incredibly cool 1/64 Grachan series. This is about as Japanese as it gets.  The Grachan (Grand Champions) models are essentially bosozoku cars, which were inspired by the popular Super Silhouette race cars of the 80's. …

Aoshima Grand Champions "Best" Series goes on sale this week, but you can order it now at Japan Booster…

Just a heads up that Aoshime Grachan ("Grand Champions") BEST comes out this week, and it is available to order now at Japan Booster:Aoshima Grachan BEST at Japan BoosterIf you are not familiar with the Aoshima Grachan series, you really should be.  Aoshima is well known for their model sets, but they do dabble in …

Aoshima Grachan 9 featuring the LB Works Kenmeri is so cool I have no idea how to title this feature…

Find Aoshima Grachan 9 at Japan Booster...There are some posts that are just plain fun to do.  The models are easy to photograph, and the photos turn out stunningly.  This is one of those posts.  But hell if I am having a time trying to figure out a title for this feature.  I could say …

Hold on tight! The brand new Aoshima Grachan Series is now available at Japan Booster…

Alright, let's be honest.  You read Lamley for the articles.  I know, I am kidding.  In fact, you are not reading this at all.  You are looking for the link to Japan Booster, especially after looking at the photos accompanying this piece.  Here it is:Aoshima at Japan BoosterThe brand new 1/64 Grachan Series (Grand Champion), …

A look at the new Kyosho Nissan Skyline C110 Kenmeri, as well as the entire Lamley Kenmeri collection…

Spend some time on this post.  There is a lot to look at, and a lot of it should be pretty easy on the eyes.  A took awhile to photograph all of these, but it was a lot of fun.  Sit back and take all these beauties in.These "beauties" we refer to are the numerous …

The bosozoku stylings of the Aoshima Grand Champion 1:64 Series…

You may have noticed a heavy presence of "non-Mattel" brands on Lamley lately.  There has been a fair share of Greenlight and Tomica Limited Vintage to say the least. There are two reasons for this.  First, there has been little action from Hot Wheels and Matchbox in the last couple of weeks.  That is to …

Just Unveiled: Aoshima Grand Champions Series 7 Mazda Cosmo AP Secret Chase Car…

Just wanted to throw a quick post up to let you JDM nuts know that yet another Aoshima Secret Chase car has been found.Last week we reported that the Nissan Cedric appeared with a chase version, and it was our assumption that it would be the only one in the set.  We were wrong.  Our …

Soul Train…

Remember when humans knew how to dance?Sometimes the outfit was a little awkward, other times the moves didn't work, but the blood was always pumping, soul was the name of the game, and when it clicked IT CLICKED.Remember when cars knew how to dance?Have a nice weekend everyone...

Just Unveiled: Aoshima Grand Champions Series 7 Nissan 330 Cedric Secret Chase Car…

A late night jump-in to show you the first pics we have seen of the Secret Chase Vehicle from the latest Grand Champions set from Aoshima.If you have followed the blog for any period of time, you know that Aoshima 1:64 models are some of our favorite.  These racers just scream Japan, and they are …