1/64, Aoshima, Kaido House

Parcel of the day : M2, AutoWorld and Aoshima

Just a quick write to share with you my latest parcel from eBay France, containing US diecast. We have M2 Machines, Aoshima Gran Champion and AutoWorld

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Aoshima, Kyosho, Matchbox

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

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Aoshima

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. […]

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Aoshima, Lamley Daily

The Lamley Daily: Aoshima 1972 HC130 Nissan Laurel

#lamleydaily – July 14, 2017 Model: Aoshima 1972 HC130 Nissan Laurel Line: Grachan Best Where to get it: Aoshima Grachan on ebay Why it’s in the collection: Everyone needs one of these in the collection.  I’m serious.  Just like everyone needs a hot rod in the collection, and a muscle car, and an 80’s era […]

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Aoshima, Hot Wheels, Kyosho, Matchbox

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…

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Aoshima

First Look: Aoshima Grand Champions Series 7…

As we go into the weekend, we wanted to preview some models we will be showing over the next few weeks.  Aoshima has just released its seventh Grand Champions series, and it is quite a set.  We will dig deep into each model as we profile them, but here are some quick photos of the […]

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Model of the Day: Aoshima Grand Champions 1971 Nissan 240ZG…

We haven’t profiled an Aoshima model in awhile.  That will change, as Aoshima has just released their Grand Champions Volume 7 series, and one will be at Lamley Headquarters soon… In the meantime, one of the previous models, the 240ZG.  I don’t have the time to do a writeup today, so enjoy the pics.  We […]

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Aoshima

Model of the Day: Aoshima Nissan C110 Skyline 4-door…

I am very happy in Utah, and I am not leaving anytime soon.  But I need my occasional dose of SoCal.  Since I left Los Angeles, I am always surprised at how many people congratulate me for leaving.  I always reply that I miss LA, and they ask what I would miss about that overpopulated […]

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Model of the Day: Aoshima 1972 Nissan Laurel HC130…

Besides looking positively dope, another benefit of having some Aoshima models in the collection is I learn some good terms.  If I am going to attend the Japanese Classic Car Show next month in LA, I better at least act like I know what I am talking about.  The nicknames these cars get are just […]

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Model of the Day: Aoshima 1971 Nissan Skyline KPGC10…

And yet another Japanese brand to infiltrate the Lamley Group. I was completely unfamiliar with Aoshima before I saw some models brought to the Albuquerque Gathering by Jeff Koch, a definite specialist in Japanese diecast and everyone’s favorite seller at JCCS.  By the time he had introduced them to me, I found myself walking away […]

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