Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model

Here they are. Attendees at the 2018 Matchbox Gathering of Friends were just given their Dinner Model (with some getting the early registrant variation), and soon after Jim Gallegos unveiled the Dealer Model.  Jim was kind enough to allow me to photograph the models beforehand, so you are getting a look along with everyone here. … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model

Here is a first look at the Hot Wheels Ford Trucks 8-car set, which has hit in New Zealand

My friends at the Diecasttvchannel emailed me a couple of days ago to let me know of this find in their home base of New Zealand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmNiH1fisB8 The set looks nice, with the Ranchero the highlight for me at first sight.  We will see when it hits around here, I am assuming at Walmart. Thanks … Continue reading Here is a first look at the Hot Wheels Ford Trucks 8-car set, which has hit in New Zealand

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.

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.

Matchbox gives us another classic wagon with the new ’64 Ford Fairlane

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

Purging the Hot Wheels Ford Collection, in two parts.

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.

The Celeb Cars: Magnus’ Porsche and Sung’s Maverick are the stars of Hot Wheels Mix E

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

A Tale of Two: Hot Wheels Ford Econoline & Matchbox Dodge A100 Pickups

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

Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Ford Anglia 105E Harry Potter Spider Swarm Playset Exclusive

#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

The Lamley Daily: Matchbox Skyjacker ’17 Ford F-350 Super Duty Peacemaker (2016 SEMA 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)

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 … Continue reading Auto World & MiJo Exclusives unveil four upcoming Ford exclusives