Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Mercedes-AMG GT in black with PR5 wheels

I don't collect wheel variations anymore, but I still have a soft spot for them, especially when on is found in a unique location.  That certainly applies to this Mercedes variations find by Lamley Reader Huy Minh. Huy messaged me on Facebook to ask about his find at a toy store in Vietnam, and it … Continue reading Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Mercedes-AMG GT in black with PR5 wheels

Digging into the Matchbox Jurassic World models (and variations!) with David Tilley

It's been Jurassic Fever among the diecast folks this week.  I have seen all kinds of posts and photos of Jurassic finds at all kinds of stores worldwide.  It has been especially nice to see collectors in Matchbox-deprived areas, like the UK, finding these models. My longtime Lamley partner David Tilley came across both the … Continue reading Digging into the Matchbox Jurassic World models (and variations!) with David Tilley

You need to be lucky to find a HW Super, and even more lucky to find this card variation.

I finally got the Hot Wheels H Case Super Showcase up on the YouTube Channel.  There was a delay this time, and for good reason.  Mattel sends the Supers over for me to preview for you, but the card art on the ZL1 Camaro they sent from the H Case looked different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG4cMVVumRg Obviously the … Continue reading You need to be lucky to find a HW Super, and even more lucky to find this card variation.

Hot Wheels mixed up their Z cars. Time to train your eye to find one.

While perusing Instagram the other day, I came across this post from @vw_diecast: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaXr94CH_x4/?taken-by=diecast_vw Whoa. Our friend Steve came across two of the new-for-2018 Hot Wheels Custom Datsun 240Z, and they had two different tail lights.  My first inclination was Hot Wheels got clever, like Matchbox did last year with the Nissan Skyline.  Why wouldn't … Continue reading Hot Wheels mixed up their Z cars. Time to train your eye to find one.

Variation Alert: Matchbox Datsun 510 Rally with 6-spoke wheels

This isn't the only time this model will be featured this week, and it is surely worth a large amount of coverage.  Later coverage will revolve around this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZAWtMrj4Lx/?taken-by=matchboxworld But first, here is a wheel variation to look for.  The Matchbox Team hinted at an early run of Datsun 510 Rally models with 6-spoke wheels, … Continue reading Variation Alert: Matchbox Datsun 510 Rally with 6-spoke wheels

Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Honda S2000 multipack exclusive with 5-spoke wheels

It seems every few months some Hot Wheels Honda S2000 news appears.  The model is everywhere. It was gobbled up in the last two Fast & Furious releases, and has also been a popular multipack release, showing in 9, 10, and 3-packs in a unique teal color: Well, now comes word of a wheel variation. … Continue reading Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Honda S2000 multipack exclusive with 5-spoke wheels

Lamley Unboxing (and variation alert): 2017 Hot Wheels US H Case.

As they do occasionally, A&J Toys sent over a US H Case.  I had already done the International H Case video, but it is interesting to see any differences.There were some differences, but of most interest in this case was an interesting wheel variation.  Check it out:     Keep your eye open for the MC5 … Continue reading Lamley Unboxing (and variation alert): 2017 Hot Wheels US H Case.

Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Datsun Fairlady 2000 with PR5 wheels.

A bit ago I reported on Hot Wheels Batch G hitting Walmarts now.  While you are digging through the bins for Zamacs and Super Treasure Hunts, but this on your list as well.Lamley Reader Eric Fancher reported this find at his local Walmart:Look closely.  Those aren't the deep dish steelies that we have been so … Continue reading Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Datsun Fairlady 2000 with PR5 wheels.

Variation Alert (again): Hot Wheels BMW M4 with MC5 wheels…

A few days ago I reported on Andrew Hoffsomer's find at Target in Oklahoma.  Since then a few more folks have reported finding the blue Hot Wheels BMW M4 with lace wheels at Target. Lace wheel BMW M4 by @hotwheelsofficial. Seems to be Target where this is found, and Walmart for the MC5 vari according … Continue reading Variation Alert (again): Hot Wheels BMW M4 with MC5 wheels…