There was a lot that came from the Hot Wheels Convention earlier this month. I've shown the gorgeous Convention models, as well as Mattel's 2019 Sneak Peak Presentation. I have even shown several images and videos of the board Mattel brought with prototypes of upcoming models. And there has been photos galore of those prototypes … Continue reading A Hot Wheels C10 Pickup that changes stance? Lambo with scissor doors? A 2019 RLC Preview with Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey.
Man the Zamacs were hard to find this year. Every year there seems to be one batch I have a hard time finding, but this year it was at least half of the releases that I needed help finding. But they are worth pursuing, and I have enjoyed keeping a complete collection of them. That … Continue reading All 18 Hot Wheels Zamacs of 2018, plus my Top 3. What are yours?
The first weekend of October was a busy one. I was trying to make sense of the deluge of cool stuff at the Hot Wheels Convention, while European Matchbox collectors were in Germany nerding out on the Orange brand. I couldn't be there to cover it, but I was able to get my hands on … Continue reading An updated 2019 Matchbox Preview from the European Gathering in Leipzig, Germany
I use the word "selective" in place of "small". Makes me sound cooler. Fact is there are a few more TV Batmobiles I would love to have, and one day I might add them. RLC, Convention, etc. But one thing I do know is that no version of the iconic Hot Wheels Classic TV Series … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The Hot Wheels RLC Pink and Kmart Mail-in join my selective TV Batmobile Family
Just as Hot Wheels begins 2019, Matchbox is closing down 2018. Well, actually kind of closing down 2018. Opening-parts models are coming, but I am not entirely sure if thy are considered 2018 or 2019 models. All I know is they are awesome, and I will be previewing a few here shortly. But I digress. … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 M Case
Hot Wheels A Cases can be a little mixed. Typically a couple of exciting new models will debut, swimming in a sea of models from the previous year. That is definitely what is happening with the 2019 A Case. Two big debuts - R32 Skyline & Unimog - with a ton of Q Case models. … Continue reading Super Showcase: Hot Wheels Honda Civic Super Treasure Hunt & other 2019 A Case highlights
5 years of the '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser. Brendon Vetuskey's casting made its debut in 2013, and in the five years since, the Bel Air has established itself as one of the premiere Hot Wheels castings. There are castings I call "Event Models". Those that make a splash wherever and whenever they are released. … Continue reading Goin’ full Gasser: Here is every ’55 Bel Air Gasser released by Hot Wheels since 2013. Guess how many?
And heeeeeeeere we go! 2019 Hot Wheels is upon us. No 51st year celebration, just cool cars. It also means I need to get to the 2018 Lamley Awards, so start thinking about your favorites. For now, let's get into 2019. Wheel Collectors just received their order, and as always, picked a case at random … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2019 A Case
So I think the Kmart Collector Day Event is October 20th. But I am not entirely sure. The event was supposed to be in September, when it typically is held, but for some reason was postponed to October. Not that it matters to a lot of us. Since many of us don't have Kmarts close … Continue reading Double Unboxing: Opening two Hot Wheels Kmart Cases from the October Event
Always nice to do a feature on an old friend. I feel like the popularity of the Wagon and this blog grew together. I owe a lot to it. Original #lamleyhype. I am trying to do Up-to-Date video catalog features on all the castings I complete in my collection, whether on the Lamley YouTube Channel … Continue reading Up-to-Date: Hot Wheels ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon