I’m locked in with Auto-Japan from M2 Machines. LOCKED. IN.

I am sure the folks at M2 will really love the fact that I am starting a post about their stuff by mentioning a line from Hot Wheels.  But Sean & crew, stay with me.  You will like what I am going to write. I am very excited about the upcoming Car Culture Japan Historics … Continue reading I’m locked in with Auto-Japan from M2 Machines. LOCKED. IN.

M2 Machines unveils Auto-Japan Series 2, upcoming 1/24 scale Datsun 510

Will everyone stop making such awesome stuff!?!  This is getting really hard to keep up with. A month ago I was all about M2's new Auto-Japan, then Auto World sent over the Lead Sled, plus I've been hunting Red Editions, and JCCS is coming, and the Hot Wheels Convention, and HW Modern Classics is coming. … Continue reading M2 Machines unveils Auto-Japan Series 2, upcoming 1/24 scale Datsun 510

The “Hobby-Only” M2 Machines Mooneyes set is now out.

Another heads up for you Mooneyes collectors.  (That includes me, and interestingly enough, my 11-year-old daughter.) On the heels of the Mooneyes Walmart-exclusive set that hit last month, M2 Machines has released the Hobby Exclusive Mooneyes set as well.  And it is available now at SURPLUSgoodies: M2 Mooneyes Hobby Exclusives at SURPLUSgoodies I really like … Continue reading The “Hobby-Only” M2 Machines Mooneyes set is now out.

I opened the M2 Machines Auto-Japan models (Chases too), and they are even better.

There are two questions that come up with M2, and they have definitely come my way with the new Auto-Japan series: How do they compare with other small scale models size-wise? How is the quality, and do they roll? Well, let me answer those.  In order to answer them, I need to open them.  So … Continue reading I opened the M2 Machines Auto-Japan models (Chases too), and they are even better.

M2 Machines goes JDM with the new Auto-Japan Walmart Exclusives. Here is a preview.

Don't say it.  DON'T SAY IT!! This is not Lamley Hype. This is not JDM Hype.  This is not a diecast manufacturer just trying to tap into the JDM buzz. This is a new set of tremendous models from M2. This is M2 reflecting the interests of the car world, and nailing it.  This is … Continue reading M2 Machines goes JDM with the new Auto-Japan Walmart Exclusives. Here is a preview.

2017 is the year of the Datsun 510 Rally. Be ready.

The next phase of the JDM small-scale takeover is here.  Prepare for Datsun 510 Rally overload.  It's gonna be awesome. The 510 Rally is here. Within the last few days, both Tomica Limited Vintage and M2 Machines have unveiled 510 Rallys, in very similar liveries. The M2 510 is part of the brand new Auto … Continue reading 2017 is the year of the Datsun 510 Rally. Be ready.

M2 Machines unveil the brand new Auto-Japan line.

We've all known it is coming.  M2 Machines finally gave us our first look at what will surely by one of the most anticipated releases of 2017: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVFhBdgBNH0/?taken-by=m2machines Honestly, it is a beautiful line, and it SCREAMS of M2.  Both stock and custom, and every model sporting that automotive purity (is that a term?) that … Continue reading M2 Machines unveil the brand new Auto-Japan line.

The M2 Machines VW Double Cab Camper is insanely cool. Here is how M2 Designer Sean Taylor made it happen.

A few months ago M2 caused quite the stir with their VW Double Cabs.  6 models, all different, all based on the '59/'60 Double Cab Pickup.  In typical M2 fashion, the models were highly detailed, but the styles and looks of each represented a different element of the car world, from stock to aftermarket. https://youtu.be/m0zpDYzXs4M … Continue reading The M2 Machines VW Double Cab Camper is insanely cool. Here is how M2 Designer Sean Taylor made it happen.

M2 Machines unveils the first images of the upcoming 1970 Datsun Fairlady Z

Here I am, grinding along in my daily duties when an email pops up that definitely wakes me up.One of the big developments in the diecast world this year is M2's take on Japanese cars.  They are coming later this year, but Head Designer Sean Taylor is sharing the first image. I'm just gonna leave … Continue reading M2 Machines unveils the first images of the upcoming 1970 Datsun Fairlady Z