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
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.
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
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.
I haven't done a lot of Jada showcases yet. That is about to change. Scream it from the rafters: "LAMLEY HYPES JDM!!!!!!" Yes, yes I do. And I sure enjoy doing it. Jada JDM Tuners series in 1/64 has hit. Several have found the first group of Wave 1 at some stores, and my friends … Continue reading The first wave of Jada JDM Tuners is here.
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.
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
I have said a few times that there has never been a better time to be a 1/64 diecast collector. Of course that is an arguable point, and I am sure many of you can provide ample evidence of another era was better.But in terms of sheer vehicular diversity (awesome made up term), this is … Continue reading Coming Fall 2017: 1/64 JDM Tuners from Jada.
All Lamley does is hype JDM.A fair amount of comments get thrown my way, and that is always one of the most entertaining. It has died down of late, thankfully, but occasionally it rears its ugly head. That fact is I like Japanese cars, and I like Japanese diecast. And there is a story behind … Continue reading Why does Lamley hype JDM? Here is where it started…
It is a series in and of itself.There hasn't been a special series, or a special 5-pack, or an official premium series. But as Hot Wheels has dipped deep into vintage Japanese cars, there has been a very visible partner: Japanese Nostalgic Car.I doubt I need to introduce the popular online magazine and blog to … Continue reading JCCS Week: The fruitful collaboration of Hot Wheels & Japanese Nostalgic Car…