Lamley Daily: Johnny Lightning Ford F-150

If you stumble upon any of these trucks from this release at less than eBay prices I would advise snapping them up.

Lamley Daily: Racing Champions Buick Regal Grand National & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone

Model: Racing Champions Mint Buick Regal Grand National & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone Line: 2017 series release 2 & 2020 mainline. Ebay links: Racing Champions Buick Regal & Hot Wheels GMC Syclone My car taste is as broad as it is long, but if you've been one of the people keeping up with my Lamley …

Lamley Daily: Evel Knievel’s Chevy-powered Aston Martin Lagonda

This Johnny Lightning Aston Martin Lagonda is a bit of an oddity. Its modified look includes side pipes and a rear wing, because the original version was issued as the only car in a 1998, four-model set of Evel Knievel’s vehicles. Knievel owned a Lagonda that had had its original 5.3-liter Aston V8 swapped for an 8.2-liter, big-block Chevy

Metropolitan

April 6, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt The Metropolitan is not an American car. It was built in England by Austin, has a British engine and was a captive import car for Nash, Hudson and later, AMC. It was sold in the U.K. after 1955 as an Austin Metropolitan. The design, however, was American. Offered from …

The JL Datsun 280ZX & Auto World 2017 Mustang MiJo Exclusives are now out at SURPLUSgoodies

Heads up for you Auto World, Johnny Lightning, and MiJo collectors.  The next set of MiJo Exclusives from Round2 are out, and our friends at SURPLUSgoodies have them: MiJo Exclusives at SURPLUSgoodies Hard to know which of these two models will interest collectors more.  The Johnny Lightning Datsuns will clearly be of interest, considering they …

The 2017 Matchbox 1957 GMC Stepside is the latest in a long line of Boone County diecast…

This is part preview, part history.The Matchbox team is allowing me to preview the latest version of one of my favorite Matchbox castings, the 1957 GMC Stepside.  The Stepside has enjoyed all kinds of decos, from plain to military to farm to police.  I've liked them all.The latest version is a treat.  This time the …

New York Toy Fair 2016 Recap: Auto World, Johnny Lightning, and Racing Champions from Round 2…

Toy Fair 2016 was held in New York City on February 13 through 16.  Several diecast brands were there, showcasing to retailers what is coming, and we were fortunate enough to have someone there to recap the festivities.  Our old friend Tim Pagano headed over, checked out the displays, jotted down some info, and took some …

The crazy demand for Dukes of Hazzard diecast with the Confederate flag: What are your thoughts?

If you live in the US, there is little chance you are not familiar with the discussion, or controversy, surrounding the Confederate Flag.Following the horrific, racist shooting at a South Carolina church last week, national dialogue has revolved around whether or not it is appropriate for the Confederate Flag to not only fly at the …