The charming world of Tomica Toy Cars is finally coming to Lamley

Ok, it is finally time.  I get asked A LOT why I don't feature Tomica basic cars.  With my love for Tomica Limited Vintage, and based on the fact that I feature Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and even Majorette, it doesn't make much sense that Tomica gets ignored. Frankly, the only reason I haven't is because … Continue reading The charming world of Tomica Toy Cars is finally coming to Lamley

The ’71 Skyline is not Matchbox’s first foray into the Nissan/Datsun world…

There is a lot being said about the brand new 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X from Matchbox.  Most of you are as excited as I am, others of you not so much.  Some even think it is downright ugly, maybe because you aren't used to the fact that the actual stock Skyline was more Camry than cool … Continue reading The ’71 Skyline is not Matchbox’s first foray into the Nissan/Datsun world…

Nissan Jam is this Sunday in SoCal: go for the cars, leave with the diecast…

You lucky folks in Southern California have a real treat this weekend.  This Sunday will be the 3rd Annual Nissan Jam in West Covina at West Covina Nissan.  Nissan, Datsun, and even Infiniti old and new will be represented, and from what we have heard it has become one of the premiere j-tin car shows … Continue reading Nissan Jam is this Sunday in SoCal: go for the cars, leave with the diecast…

A Las Vegas Skyline in a small town, bad sushi, parking lot trades, and of course, Tomica Limited Vintage…

Most residents of the western US are familiar with Interstate 15, which shoots from Los Angeles through Las Vegas, and on up past Salt Lake City.  The I-15 is the main highway from LA to Las Vegas, and it can get bumper-to-bumper-packed on a Sunday afternoon as folks return to SoCal after a weekend binge … Continue reading A Las Vegas Skyline in a small town, bad sushi, parking lot trades, and of course, Tomica Limited Vintage…

My first ever Hot Wheels Midnight Run: Surprising P case finds at Walmart…

Well, we normally like to save the Hot Wheels finds posts to HWC, Youtube videos, and our Facebook page.  But occasionally there is cool story to tell.I have spent the last few days visiting family in Arizona.  First Tucson, and now Scottsdale.  I had a little bit of time last night so I decided to … Continue reading My first ever Hot Wheels Midnight Run: Surprising P case finds at Walmart…

"My Favorite Models", by Jeff Koch, writer/photographer at Hemmings Motor News…

Another series that has taken a bit of a hiatus from the blog is the "My Favorite Models" series.  We have only had four, but it has come from a prestigious group, from the Design Manager at Matchbox, to two former Matchbox Ambassadors, to one of the brains behind Japanese Nostalgic Car.One article we have … Continue reading "My Favorite Models", by Jeff Koch, writer/photographer at Hemmings Motor News…