Here are the Mattel-donated charity auction items for next week’s Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Which prototypes should I pursue?

This is always a blast. The Matchbox Gathering of Friends is now one week away.  I am getting my Matchbox geek on in preparation, and I will be full-fledged into it by next week. One of the events I look forward to most is the charity auction held on Saturday night after the Mattel presentation. … Continue reading Here are the Mattel-donated charity auction items for next week’s Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Which prototypes should I pursue?

Discovering the awesomeness of the Hot Wheels ’66 Chevy Chevelle, the “greatest race car never raced”

It is always strange the roundabout way we discover, or rediscover, a Hot Wheels model. There are a million ways it can happen.  Maybe a new release of a casting you didn't pay attention to earlier all of sudden grabs your attention.  Or maybe a brilliant blog shows the model, and in a different light … Continue reading Discovering the awesomeness of the Hot Wheels ’66 Chevy Chevelle, the “greatest race car never raced”

The Hot Wheels Dream Team has been showing off, Gasser style.

If you haven't seen the latest sneaks from the Hot Wheels Design Team, aka the @hotwheelsdreamteam, be warned that they are a bit gassy. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3HWAYn2Ne/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBcGd7HzgS/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam Two from the upcoming Car Culture Dragstrip Demons line, and two from the 50th Favorites line.  It is nice to see the TRU Exclusive has been reassigned to Kroger. … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Dream Team has been showing off, Gasser style.

Lamley Daily: 2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard DeLorean DMC-12

#lamleydaily - July 8, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE8stNaqaKM (A new Lamley YouTube Channel, the Lamley Daily.  Subscribe?) Model: Hot Wheels DeLorean DMC-12 Line: 2012 Boulevard Where to buy it: Boulevard DeLorean on ebay Why it's in the collection: I have four DeLoreans in my collection.  The three HW Basic First Editions, and this one.  I don't need … Continue reading Lamley Daily: 2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard DeLorean DMC-12

Hot Wheels 83 Silverado fans, here is the upcoming HW Wall Display Exclusive

The Hot Wheels '83 Silverado is one of those frenzy-causing Hot Wheels models.  I should create a list of models that make that exclusive list.  Off the top of my head, I think of the '83 Silverado, 510 Wagon, '55 Gasser, and maybe the 67 Camaro and Kool Kombi.  There are clearly others.  They are … Continue reading Hot Wheels 83 Silverado fans, here is the upcoming HW Wall Display Exclusive

We are two weeks away from the 16th(!) Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Here is what to expect.

Two weeks.  That is it. The 16th Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends (let's call it the Gathering to save my typing fingers) starts July 20th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Tickets are sold out, but you can still (kind of) be there. The schedule is now out, and while the image is a bit blurry, … Continue reading We are two weeks away from the 16th(!) Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Here is what to expect.

In what “Era” is the Hot Wheels World? Definitely the Cool Wagon Era.

We speak in "eras".  The consensus among most collectors is that we are in the JDM Era.  That is probably accurate.  Japanese cars are crazy popular among collectors, and we are seeing several new castings each year.  "Era" implies an eventual end, and I don't think Hot Wheels Japanese cars are going anywhere.  It might … Continue reading In what “Era” is the Hot Wheels World? Definitely the Cool Wagon Era.