I remember hanging out in the back of the ballroom at the Hot Wheels Convention Finale in Lexington, Kentucky in 2015. Robert Knox from Hot Wheels marketing was up front previewing some upcoming models. Towards the end, he dropped a bomb. A slide showing a '96 Nissan 180SX. Hot Wheels was doing an S13. Amazing. … Continue reading The 2015 ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X is one of the best model debuts Hot Wheels has ever done. The 2018 Advan release finally comes close to it.
The Lamley Awards are approaching. Later this month the voting will start, and there is a lot figure out. Best HW New Model, Best MB New Model, Model of the Year for both brands, Model of the Year for 1/64 in general, the list goes on. It'll be fun to say the list. The most … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady Z is one heckuva Super Treasure Hunt.
I think we all go into every diecast year wondering if this one will be the best yet. At least I hope we do. I think optimism is an integral part of collecting, especially these days when the way we collect is so internet and social-media based. We want to be excited about what … Continue reading If the 2018 A Case is any indication, Hot Wheels’ 50th year is going to be its most Japanese yet.
Brand after brand after brand continues to embrace the GT-R. Maybe one day I will be sick of them. I'm not yet. So here is another of MANY GT-R features on Lamley. And there will be a lot more. I have already sung the praises of Ryu Asada's take on the latest GT-R for Hot … Continue reading Still not sick of the Nissan GT-R, part 243: The gunmetal grey Hot Wheels R35.
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.
#lamleydaily - July 22, 2017 Model: Matchbox '71 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Line: 2017 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Dinner Exclusive (1 of 75 early registrant variant) Where to get it: Here is Albuquerque at the Dinner, or later on eBay. Why it's in the collection: Because all Gathering models go in the collection, especially if they … Continue reading The Lamley Daily: 2017 Matchbox ’71 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Gathering of Friends Dinner Exclusive (1 of 75)
Yeah, I can totally get behind more Nissan GT-R's from Tomica Limited Vintage, especially when they are all a little different. And these three in the July release are most certainly worth. All three are replicas of the new Nismo GT-R, and one is even a Japan store exclusive. But Japan Booster has them all, … Continue reading The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo and the July release from Tomica Limited Vintage is now out at Japan Booster
I don't blame any 1/64 collector who is a bit tired of the Nissan GT-R. For the last few years it has been everywhere. The first US batch of Majorette has two, Kyosho has dedicated entire releases to it (including one this fall), and Tomica Limited Vintage will have released over 15 (more I think, … Continue reading This is the era of Nissan GT-R 1/64 overload. And the new Hot Wheels version tells me I am not sick of it one bit.
#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.