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 …

New York Toy Fair 2016 Recap: Auto World, Johnny Lightning, and Racing Champions from Round 2…

Toy Fair 2016 was held in New York City on February 13 through 16.  Several diecast brands were there, showcasing to retailers what is coming, and we were fortunate enough to have someone there to recap the festivities.  Our old friend Tim Pagano headed over, checked out the displays, jotted down some info, and took some …

The Auto World 1969 Chevy Kingswood Estate: The new Lamley title page holder…

Find the Auto World Kingswood on ebayThe list grows by one:Aoshima Yonmeri SkylineTomica Limited Vintage Porsche 912Kyosho Beads Tokyo Motor Show Kenmeri Skyline Kyosho BMW M6Auto World '69 Chevy Kingswood EstateI guess we can say if this was the lineup for a drag race, the final entry would probably be the final finisher.  But this is …

Wagon Wednesday: Opening an Auto World Ford Country Squire Ultra Red Chase…

We have probably made it clear enough that while we won't be collecting most Auto World models, we are TOTALLY in on the Land Yacht station wagons.Auto World introduced the Chevy Kingswood in green and Ford Country Squire in white several months ago, and they were instantly must-haves:And then recently they released the recolors in …

Cool is Cool is Cool: The two new station wagons from Auto World, the ’69 Chevy Kingswood Estate & ’64 Ford Country Squire…

This is our first post ever on an Auto World model.Over here at Lamley we look at Auto World in much the same way we look at Johnny Lightning and Greenlight.  Some great models, and surely excellent quality, but a lot of the same.  We understand to survive as a collector-aimed diecast company here in …