When Jun Imai announced last month that he was leaving Mattel, this is what we all thought and talked about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvA6fqHDi4 And for good reason. Jun's legacy at Hot Wheels will be JDM, and the era he ushered in with his many Japanese designs. What started with "Why is Hot Wheels doing a Corolla and … Continue reading If you told me the ’65 Ford Galaxie was Jun Imai’s best Hot Wheels casting, I don’t think I could argue with you.
If this were a few years ago, I would have introduced this post with something about how Matchbox is one of the best at doing wagons. Classic (Olds Vista Cruiser) to Sport (Audi RS6 Avant), it seemed Matchbox has always been dedicated to keeping cool wagons in the lineup. Other brands have caught on, and … Continue reading Matchbox gives us another classic wagon with the new ’64 Ford Fairlane
As much as I love JDM, I might have more Hot Wheels Fords than anything. Mustangs, Ford GT's, and one of my favorite completist collections, the Gran Torino Sport. So going through the Fords in my ongoing collection purge took awhile. So I split the videos into two. See what stays, and what goes. Enjoy: … Continue reading Purging the Hot Wheels Ford Collection, in two parts.
There are signatures on the cards. Signed by the stars that are associated with both new models. The dudes signing them must be stars. And they are. And you know that, too. There is a good chance you are on Instagram if you are reading this blog, and while Magnus and Sung gained their fame … Continue reading The Celeb Cars: Magnus’ Porsche and Sung’s Maverick are the stars of Hot Wheels Mix E
Alright Hot Wheels, you got me. You finally got me to buy a Pop Culture model. But it isn't fair, really. There is not way I could pass up on the first release of the Ford Econoline Pickup. Sure, I dig Boba Fett. His death in that hole monster still stings. But digging Boba Fett … Continue reading A Tale of Two: Hot Wheels Ford Econoline & Matchbox Dodge A100 Pickups
#lamleydaily - September 6th, 2017 Model: Hot Wheels Ford Anglia 105E Line: Harry Potter Spider Swarm Playset (2002) Where to get it: Look for a packaged Spider Swarm Playset or search "Ford Anglia -panel" on ebay Why it's in the collection: I have been reading the Harry Potter books with my 11-year-old daughter, and it … Continue reading Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Ford Anglia 105E Harry Potter Spider Swarm Playset Exclusive
#lamleydaily - July 7, 2017 Model: Matchbox Skyjacker '17 Ford F-350 Super Duty Line: 2016 SEMA Exclusive (Given out to attendees at the Skyjacker booth) Where to get it: Not available, but a similar release is coming soon. Why it's in the collection: I said the Lamley Daily models would be random, and this one … Continue reading The Lamley Daily: Matchbox Skyjacker ’17 Ford F-350 Super Duty Peacemaker (2016 SEMA Exclusive)
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 … Continue reading Auto World & MiJo Exclusives unveil four upcoming Ford exclusives
There is a certain note out there that minicar makers can hit. It isn't the same note, it is just the right note. M2 just hit one of its sweetest notes with this: M2 sneak peek of new 1/64 scale 1972 Ford Flareside Long Bed 4X4 Truck!!! #m2 #m2machines #ford #truck #flareside #longbed #4X4 #diecast … Continue reading M2 debuts one kickarse pickup.
It was a surprise for everyone, including Matchbox.Soon after presenting the list of 2017 New Models at the Matchbox Gathering in July, an opportunity popped up. Skyjacker Suspensions and Ford were working on a special police vehicle for SEMA, and they called to see if Matchbox wanted to get involved.The turnaround time was short, but … Continue reading The Ford F-350 Superduty is a surprise Matchbox New Model in 2017…