Actually, Auto World is giving us two releases this month, Premium Releases 2 and 3. The brand was never about speed, as we are getting these halfway through the year, but they are certainly worth it. Chad at Round2 previewed both, and they look great. https://youtu.be/jz6SdNxPZtA
Call it pre-Squarebody. The Auto World Chevy Trucks are coming, and from the vibe I am getting, it will be the Auto World equivalent of TLV's Ferraris. Something completely new, and very exciting. But as I have said with the TLV Ferraris, let the Squarebodies be the entry, and then immerse yourself in the fantastic … Continue reading Auto World makes its 2019 debut with Premium Release 1, and it is available at SURPLUSgoodies now.
Wow, what a lineup. One thing that I love about Auto World is, like TLV, it is not afraid to take on a standard car. Meaning not every replica has to be a Camaro, or Skyline, or Ferrari. But, also like TLV, it is fun when they go with the hits. And they did with … Continue reading Auto World went full All-Star with 2018 Premium Release 4
Look at this if you'd like. I am actually placing it here for my own reference. Just want to make sure I have the Auto World models I want. Photos from Auto World Garage. Ford Mustang Mach 1 Ford GT40 '67 Mustang '69 Pontiac Firebird '76 Cadillac Chevy Kingswood Estate … Continue reading Lamley Collection Auto World Checklist
September saw the release of two truly significant premium 1/64 models. The Mazda RX-7 by Tomica Limited Vintage was the first. The Buick Estate Wagon by Auto World was the second. The Buick Estate was already significant in that it was the first new casting from Auto World in a long time. AW is famously … Continue reading The Masters of Scale, Part 2: Auto World Buick Estate Wagon
If I could, I would show you a pic of my desk, but right now I can't. But know it is full of Hot Wheels Convention and Car Culture models and upcoming 2019 Matchbox. And everything that is sitting here is definitely exciting. Both brands are on a roll, and collecting them has been a … Continue reading The Masters of Scale, Part 1: Tomica Limited Vintage ɛ̃fini RX-7 TYPE R
You want new Auto World tools. I do too. They are delivering in a serious way. Many new tools to come, but it starts with the new Chevy Impala and Buick Estate Wagon. Both are most welcome, but the Buick takes the cake for me, and further solidifies AW as the king of classic American … Continue reading A look at the brand new Buick Estate Wagon, Impala, and the rest of Auto World 2018 Premium Release 3
Auto World has jumped into 2018 with its first release, due in Walmarts and at hobby dealers this month. Round 2 send over the two versions, and here is a look. (That Dart though.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-LIgcJrGA
Ben Kiehn caused a little buzz here a couple of years ago when he wrote a guest post for Lamley documenting his liberation of a super rare Auto World Ford GT40 Ultra Raw. This is a big deal, mainly because there are only 10 Ultra Raws produced of each AW release, when they even do … Continue reading Extreme DLM (Part 2): Ben Kiehn opens an Auto World Ultra Raw Ford GT40…Again!
I love that Round2 does these videos. I'm always up for more classic American cars in the Auto World Premium, but there is more to see. Methinks the R34 slot cars might grab the attention of a few of you. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ai83zwbrg