Hot Wheels teased its JDM lineup for 2019. Here is a look.

So sad I wasn't at JCCS today.  Matchbox once again had a huge presence, and Hot Wheels brought out the goods with some JDM sneak peeks at the Japanese Nostalgic Car booth. Lamley nerd car guru Jay Kho was there and got some shots.  Here they are. What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8a7ko6htY0

Saturday Showcase: Japanese/JDM cars by Matchbox

Yeah, it is Sunday, but I hope you can forgive me on still calling it a Saturday Showcase.  Especially because I think this is a good showcase. It is also another Lamley showcase on Japanese cars, but I hope you can forgive me for that too.  But with three Japanese cars in the Matchbox F … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Japanese/JDM cars by Matchbox

If the 2018 A Case is any indication, Hot Wheels’ 50th year is going to be its most Japanese yet.

I think we all go into every diecast year wondering if this one will be the best yet.  At least I hope we do.  I think optimism is an integral part of collecting, especially these days when the way we collect is so internet and social-media based.   We want to be excited about what … Continue reading If the 2018 A Case is any indication, Hot Wheels’ 50th year is going to be its most Japanese yet.

M2 Machines unveils Auto-Japan Series 2, upcoming 1/24 scale Datsun 510

Will everyone stop making such awesome stuff!?!  This is getting really hard to keep up with. A month ago I was all about M2's new Auto-Japan, then Auto World sent over the Lead Sled, plus I've been hunting Red Editions, and JCCS is coming, and the Hot Wheels Convention, and HW Modern Classics is coming. … Continue reading M2 Machines unveils Auto-Japan Series 2, upcoming 1/24 scale Datsun 510

I opened the M2 Machines Auto-Japan models (Chases too), and they are even better.

There are two questions that come up with M2, and they have definitely come my way with the new Auto-Japan series: How do they compare with other small scale models size-wise? How is the quality, and do they roll? Well, let me answer those.  In order to answer them, I need to open them.  So … Continue reading I opened the M2 Machines Auto-Japan models (Chases too), and they are even better.

M2 Machines unveil the brand new Auto-Japan line.

We've all known it is coming.  M2 Machines finally gave us our first look at what will surely by one of the most anticipated releases of 2017: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVFhBdgBNH0/?taken-by=m2machines Honestly, it is a beautiful line, and it SCREAMS of M2.  Both stock and custom, and every model sporting that automotive purity (is that a term?) that … Continue reading M2 Machines unveil the brand new Auto-Japan line.

M2 Machines unveils the first images of the upcoming 1970 Datsun Fairlady Z

Here I am, grinding along in my daily duties when an email pops up that definitely wakes me up.One of the big developments in the diecast world this year is M2's take on Japanese cars.  They are coming later this year, but Head Designer Sean Taylor is sharing the first image. I'm just gonna leave … Continue reading M2 Machines unveils the first images of the upcoming 1970 Datsun Fairlady Z