The Lamley DLM (Model Opening) Party at Hot Wheels Nationals in Dallas is this Saturday. What model should I give away, and what model should I open?

Hot Wheels Nationals has begun.  Hot Wheels nerds from all over are descending on poor, unsuspecting Dallas, Texas as you read this.  I will arrive Friday, and I am looking forward to checking in with some old friends and maybe snagging a model or two.  Or fifty. And because the DLM Party we did in … Continue reading The Lamley DLM (Model Opening) Party at Hot Wheels Nationals in Dallas is this Saturday. What model should I give away, and what model should I open?

Extreme DLM (Part 2): Ben Kiehn opens an Auto World Ultra Raw Ford GT40…Again!

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 am thankful that I didn’t damage this ultra rare car when I dropped it.

That title makes sense today, here on Thanksgiving.  For those of you visiting this post any of the other 364 days of the year, now you know the context. It is a time to be thankful, and I am thankful for many many things, including all of you who make doing this blog/channel/etc so enjoyable. … Continue reading I am thankful that I didn’t damage this ultra rare car when I dropped it.

Liberated!! Many rare Hot Wheels were freed from their imprisoned fates at the Lamley DLM Party.

Ok, that was fun.  Last Saturday at the Hot Wheels Convention in Los Angeles, a rowdy group of collectors gathered for the First Ever #lamleydlmparty.  It was a hoot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VuYmKbuoH0 The carnage was epic.  Cars were liberated left and right.  And not just any random Hot Wheels.  Every one of them was a premium or … Continue reading Liberated!! Many rare Hot Wheels were freed from their imprisoned fates at the Lamley DLM Party.

The Joy of Opening a Super TH: Chevy C10 & ’69 Chevelle

A few days ago I opened a Hot Wheels US L Case for an unboxing video, and for the first time, I pulled a Super TH.  First time for an unboxing at least.  The '69 Chevelle is most certainly on my want list, so it was sure going to be opened. And considering I had … Continue reading The Joy of Opening a Super TH: Chevy C10 & ’69 Chevelle

Lamley DLM: Opening Hot Wheels American Muscle and Pickups…

I am pretty proud of DLM (Diecast Liberation Movement) skills.  There have been very few models I haven't been able to open.My "don't bump the camera" skills need some help.  This video could have been better had I not bumped the camera and missed that it turned off.  Because my dramatic opening of the RLC … Continue reading Lamley DLM: Opening Hot Wheels American Muscle and Pickups…

Opening valuable Hot Wheels with the guy who creates Hot Wheels card art is a new guilty pleasure…

If you were following the Lamley Facebook feed last weekend from the Hot Wheels Convention, you might have watched the DLM video we posted.  A few of us got together and opened the convention models and few other notables.And as fun as it was, what made it the highlight of the weekend was the group … Continue reading Opening valuable Hot Wheels with the guy who creates Hot Wheels card art is a new guilty pleasure…

M2 can be a nightmare for DLMers, but boy is it worth it…

My fingers hurt.I spent the last few minutes opening the Auto Zone exclusive M2 set.  It started like this:Several tiny screws and some cramped hands later, I had this:Honestly, I don't know if M2 really wants you to fully DLM their stuff.  That packaging is really nice, and terrible to open.  And even once the … Continue reading M2 can be a nightmare for DLMers, but boy is it worth it…