Going Alfa Romeo today. The 105/115 Series Coupes are as pretty as any car ever, and there are some fantastic replicas in 1/64. So for today's Saturday Showcase, I am looking at mine, from Hot Wheels to Kyosho to Tomica Limited Vintage to Matchbox. And speaking of Matchbox, the Giulia Sprint has a crazy, and … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The Alfa Romeo Junior/GTA Coupes in 1/64, plus the strange history of the Matchbox Giulia Sprint GTA
I've been working through some of my all-time favorite Tomica Limited Vintage models. I showcased the Super Silhouettes last weekend, and this weekend comes the Porsche 911 (along with a few faves from Kyosho). Be sure to subscribe, and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nujICxvwvmA Find the TLV Porsches at Japan Booster.
#lamleydaily - March 14, 2018 Model: Kyosho Bentley Arnage T Line: Kyosho Bentley Series 2 Where to get it: Mostly sellers from Asia on sites like ebay Why it's in the collection: This one fills a gap. British luxury sedans are, shall we say, underrepresented in my collection. This Arnage seems to fit that bill … Continue reading Lamley Daily: Kyosho Bentley Arnage T
Kyosho unveiled its next set, a Japan-only Lexus set: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfmbyyTBl3w/?taken-by=kyosho_official_minicar_toys Two models - the LC500h and RC F - in three colors each. We haven't seen a lot of Kyosho on this side of the pond, mainly because of a change in distribution with the brand, but this looks fantastic. If I find out a … Continue reading The new Lexus set from Kyosho looks fantastic. Especially if you live in Japan.
#lamleydaily - August 31, 2017 Model: Kyosho Porsche 911 GT2 RS Line: Porsche Series 6 Where to get it: There are several versions on ebay Why it's in the collection: It is in the collection because it is a Porsche, it is a Kyosho, and it looks fantastic. Relatively fantastic. Compared to replicas of older … Continue reading Lamley Daily: Kyosho Porsche Series 6 911 GT2 RS
So what do you think of the new Acura NSX? I seem to get mixed responses. Some love it. Others think it shouldn't share the name of Acura's 90's era gem. I have even heard the Audi R8's ugly stepbrother. I don't know if I fall in any of those camps. I don't see the … Continue reading No matter what you think about the latest Honda/Acura NSX, Kyosho’s replica is pretty brilliant.
#lamleydaily - July 27, 2017 Model: Kyosho Ferrari 458 Speciale A Line: Ferrari Series 12 Where to get it: Ferrari 458 Speciale on ebay Why it's in the collection: Because it's a near perfect Ferrari model...er...kit. Don't call it a model. It is technically a model kit. Kyosho can still make Ferraris by calling them … Continue reading The Lamley Daily: Kyosho Ferrari Series 12 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
#lamleydaily - July 5, 2017 Model: Kyosho Nismo Original Motel Autech GT-R (#1 SUPER GT 2016 Rd.1 Okayama Winner) Line: Kyosho Nismo Originals Where to get it: Kyosho 1/64 Nismo Originals at Japan Booster Why it's in the collection. Well, I have a load of GT-R's in the collection already, so there is room for a … Continue reading The Lamley Daily: Kyosho Nismo Original Motul Autech GT-R (#1 SUPER GT 2016 Rd.1 Okayama Winner)
Just a heads up that Kyosho has announced the release of its Nissan GT-R set will be late September, and Tomica Limited Vintage has unveiled its October Release. And they are available now for pre-order at Japan Booster: Japan Booster Pre-Order Page Both are significant releases. Sure, we are in GT-R overload with multiple diecast … Continue reading Tomica Limited Vintage announces a second Nissan Atlas Safety Loader. It would be smart to order it now.
Earlier this week we posted pics of the Tomica Limited Vintage display at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan. You can imagine that TLV wasn't the only diecast maker there. There were a lot more, many of which you can see on the JL Hobby Facebook Page. One that grabbed my attention was Kyosho. Of … Continue reading Kyosho unveils cool new stackable display cases