Finding MORE gems in Hot Wheels 9-packs

The nerdiest of nerdy collecting: looking for cool stuff in Hot Wheels 9-packs. It has paid off several times.  The exclusives, the occasional error, and wheel variations.  Those are what I look for, and I've had some pretty legendary finds.  Twice I've found wheel variations that were never reported found elsewhere.  I'll have to share … Continue reading Finding MORE gems in Hot Wheels 9-packs

My Super Treasure Hunt Drought is over.

Hey it's my blog, so I can celebrate here if I want to.  I just found my first 2018 Super Treasure Hunt in the wild.  Hooray for me. I have always argued that the best thing about Supers is finding them, randomly.  Many love the brickseek-watching, overnight-raiding, early door warming no-holds-barred pursuit of Supers, and … Continue reading My Super Treasure Hunt Drought is over.

Matchbox starts 2019 fantastically with the Blue Highways 5-pack

Now THIS is a 5-pack!  Maybe the most loaded 5-pack in the last 5-6 years from the orange brand.  Not a weak one in the bunch.  Better yet, some of the best.  The SLR McLaren, for example, has never looked better. Matchbox has released the first two packs of 2019, Blue Highways and MBX Construction, … Continue reading Matchbox starts 2019 fantastically with the Blue Highways 5-pack

Searching for gems in the Hot Wheels 9-packs

You hit the pegs.  Are they full?  Cards crisp?  Yes?  Then look to see what treasure might be there.  Cards soft?  All kinds of mixes represented?  Spidey cars mixed in?  Move on. Check the premium pegs.  Check the Matchbox pegs.  Auto World if they are there.  Hidden dump bin?  Shipper?  Clear?  Ok, finish with the … Continue reading Searching for gems in the Hot Wheels 9-packs

What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2018?

(UPDATE! I strangely forgot to add the BMW i8 in the video.  It is in the poll, but not the video.) The Lamley Awards Polls continue, this time jumping over to the orange brand. Matchbox had a TON of licensed this year, with quite a few in the basic range, along with an entire Jurassic … Continue reading What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2018?

The Matchbox BMW X5 9-pack exclusive is the latest to join a very cool emergency family.

My guess is a lot of you have seen this pack in stores: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR8BU3Vaseg I have always been a fan of the Matchbox BMW X5, which has two versions: Police/Emergency and stock.  I like both, but the police version takes the cake.  Matchbox has released only a few over the years, but with their Euro-centric … Continue reading The Matchbox BMW X5 9-pack exclusive is the latest to join a very cool emergency family.