Of course a set of Zamacs is needed to celebrate Hot Wheels’ 50th. Here is that set.

How do you celebrate 50?  If you are Hot Wheels, there are a million ways to do it, and they picked just about all of them.  Special lines, special models, special packaging, Best of lines, secret models, etc. And Zamacs.  Zamacs have become a thing for Hot Wheels collectors.  Like other signature Hot Wheels models, … Continue reading Of course a set of Zamacs is needed to celebrate Hot Wheels’ 50th. Here is that set.

The new Matchbox 47 Chevy Pickup is finally out

A few weeks ago I previewed the new Matchbox Chevy Trucks 100 Years set, and a few days afterwards it appeared at Walmart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc5uUA1OJ94 Well, most of it did.  Many of you noticed the new casting in the set, the '47 Chevy AD 3100 was missing.  And you didn't just get a messed up case. … Continue reading The new Matchbox 47 Chevy Pickup is finally out

Hot Wheels & Camaro are celebrating their birthdays with the prettiest 67 ever done.

Blasphemy alert. I am fully aware that the non-redline-collecting, jdm-loving, hw-nostalgia-ignoring blogger writing this has no right to even comment on the legacy of the '67 Camaro.  The '67 is Hot Wheels royalty, an almost sacred casting.  All the evidence you need is to see the strong reaction to the casting losing its opening hood … Continue reading Hot Wheels & Camaro are celebrating their birthdays with the prettiest 67 ever done.

Lamley Preview: The fantastic Matchbox Chevrolet Trucks 100 Years Walmart Exclusive Assortment

Now it feels like we are finally getting underway with Team Orange in 2018.  After what was clearly a strong 2017 (Lamley Awards Poll coming), it seems that 2018 has been very slow to start.  We had a strange 2018 A Assortment, which was essentially a "Best of 2017" mix with no 2018 models.  And … Continue reading Lamley Preview: The fantastic Matchbox Chevrolet Trucks 100 Years Walmart Exclusive Assortment

Hot Wheels & Matchbox go Camo vs Camo. Maybe they shouldn’t have.

Walmart gets what Walmart wants. They like having exclusive series, and they like to have a say in those series.  For example, many of you have been clamoring for a Skyline series similar to the BMW, Camaro, and Porsche assortments Hot Wheels has done for Walmart.  It sounds great, and I would bet there are … Continue reading Hot Wheels & Matchbox go Camo vs Camo. Maybe they shouldn’t have.

Hot Wheels got all Bee-Em-Doubleyou-y this year and we are all benefitting…

The Japan Historics aside, is it BMW or Porsche in 2016?Really hard to say.  2016 kicked off with the splendid Porsche 934 Toy Fair model, and since we have had a 993 Super, numerous basic releases, the release of the 356A, the RLC Gulf model, and a heavy presence in upcoming Car Culture assortments, including … Continue reading Hot Wheels got all Bee-Em-Doubleyou-y this year and we are all benefitting…

First Look: Hot Wheels HW Road Trippin’ ’83 Chevy Silverado…

This was a little surprise. While many of us were frantically hitting the stores to find the '83 Silverado Super Treasure Hunt, Hot Wheels quietly released another Silverado in the Walmart Exclusive Road Trippin line.The Road Trippin line hasn't been talked about too much, probably because there is no chase in the lineup, and as … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels HW Road Trippin’ ’83 Chevy Silverado…