Saturday Showcase: MiJo Exclusives JL Toyota Land Cruiser & AW Gulf Ford GT40

Mijo Exclusives is on a tear, with the M2 Auto-Japan Set, and now some beauties from Johnny Lightning and Auto World.  Here is as look, along with a walk-through some Gulf GT40's and all the Auto World releases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yNG9xRH-I8 These are available how at SURPLUSgoodies, and by golly they are worth it: SURPLUSgoodies on ebay

Not to be outdone, Auto World x MiJo Exclusives unveil their Gulf Ford GT40

There are a few no-brainers in the car world.  One of them is "everyone loves a Gulf Racing Ford GT40". It applies to diecast too.  If a Ford GT40 replica is made, it will eventually go Gulf.  And if a Ford GT40 replica goes Gulf, collectors will buy it.  With that in mind, check this …

The week of deals begins. Let’s start with Tarmac Works & Premium Chases at SURPLUSgoodies.

Black Friday is a thing, even in the diecast world.  Many of you like to get out on the Friday after Thanksgiving to see what Super TH delectables Santa has left on the pegs, but there are a lot more deals online. So throughout the week, as we have done the last few years, be …

An Instant Classic: The Auto World x MiJo Exclusive “For Sale” Plymouth Fury from Christine

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 …

Auto World 2017 Premium Release 3 is here. It’s a good one.

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

Auto World & Tomica Limited Vintage square off with some modern muscle.

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 …

The JL Datsun 280ZX & Auto World 2017 Mustang MiJo Exclusives are now out at SURPLUSgoodies

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 …

#lamleyhype: The Auto World ’69 Chevy Kingswood Estate “Lead Sled” Wagons may be the best two 1/64 models of 2017.

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 …

The Auto World Ford GT40 Hobby Exclusives have been released.

Whenever I feature Auto World cars, I get an influx of inquiries on where to buy them.  Obviously Walmart and some Targets, but with a somewhat sporadic distribution, online hobby stores is a great way to go. Especially now.  Auto World and Johnny Lightning, both Round2 brands, have just released the first round of 2017 …

My my, have you seen the upcoming Auto World “Lead Sled” Chevy Kingswood Drag Wagon?

True story.  A couple of Fridays ago I was in a waiting room, doing what everyone does in a waiting room these days - putzing around on my phone.  Inevitably I found myself on Facebook.  Kid pictures - Trump - Summer vacation - Trump - movie trailer - Trump.  You know the scrolling drill.  It …

How cool are these? Auto World unveils its “Brochure” and “Sample-Swatch” Barracudas

If you aren't following Auto World on Facebook, you really should be.  Every Friday they throw out a tidbit of news, including previews of new models.  And today's news was pretty cool. Auto World unveiled two models coming in 2017 Premium Release 3, due in July.  Both are 1965 Plymouth Barracudas, a model they have …

The new Auto World packaging is awesome. Opening the models is even better.

I had myself a little opening party.  This was one of the better opening parties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6eEIGfKA7c I mentioned in my Auto World Unboxing that this may be the best release Auto World has done.  The Ford GT40's will get most of the attention, but with a classic wood-paneled wagon in its two best colors, a …

Auto World & MiJo Exclusives unveil four upcoming Ford exclusives

Prepare for a big summer from Auto World.  2017 Release 2 is going to be a big one, and now MiJo Exclusives has announced four upcoming models.  And they look fantastic.You might be familiar with MiJo Exclusives through their Greenlight Nissan GT-R Gulf and Police releases earlier this year and last, as well as the …

Auto World unveils its next batch, heavy on yachts, and yes, that Gulf Ford GT.

Auto World dropped these pics over the weekend:This is what I believe is 2017 Series 2, Versions A & B, due around May.  And the batch is loaded! For one, my favorite AW casting is back, the '69 Chevy Kingswood Estate Wagon, once again beautifully adorned with wood paneling, and in two fantastic colors.  I …

I am a very serious collector. So why to I like Tomicaramas so much?

So, my YouTube setup.Love the vintage Matchbox Store display in the background.  I was so happy to acquire one, and even though it takes a ton of space, I love having it serve as the backdrop for the videos.I even like my little turntable.  It helps showcase loose models without you having to stare at …