Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.

As a collector sometimes you have to make some tough decisions.  This was one of them. It figure it is pretty obvious where my Matchbox collecting is focused.  All Mattel.  ALL Mattel.  I actually think it is the best era of Matchbox.  Blasphemy right? Many Matchbox collectors will disagree with me, and mention many other … Continue reading Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.

Tomica Limited Vintage continues its bid to take every penny from our pockets with the announcement of the January 2019 Release

Tomica Limited Vintage loves the 1-2 Punch: Release an amazing batch of models one day, getting us nerds into a frenzy, and then cold-cock us from the other side with the announcement of a future release.  Then we all recover.  Or try to. My September release is on its way from Japan Booster, full of … Continue reading Tomica Limited Vintage continues its bid to take every penny from our pockets with the announcement of the January 2019 Release

A look at the brand new Buick Estate Wagon, Impala, and the rest of Auto World 2018 Premium Release 3

You want new Auto World tools.  I do too.  They are delivering in a serious way. Many new tools to come, but it starts with the new Chevy Impala and Buick Estate Wagon.  Both are most welcome, but the Buick takes the cake for me, and further solidifies AW as the king of classic American … Continue reading A look at the brand new Buick Estate Wagon, Impala, and the rest of Auto World 2018 Premium Release 3

SURPLUSgoodies has restocked the popular Tarmac Works Momo R8. Go grab one.

File this under "Must have". Many of you have jumped into the Tarmac Works pool, but if you haven't, let me suggest starting with the TW Global64 Audi R8 in Momo livery.  Actually, I have already suggested it. It is a beautiful model, in a stunning deco.  And it rolls, and looks good next to … Continue reading SURPLUSgoodies has restocked the popular Tarmac Works Momo R8. Go grab one.

The new RX-7, the first Tomicarama in ages, a 787B, and two Skylines make up a legendary Tomica Limited Vintage release, and they are available now.

No long-winded blabbering in this post.  Just get to Japan Booster ASAP: Tomica Limited Vintage at Japan Booster If you don't know I am providing this link so quickly, just now what I am linking to is selling fast.  The Tomica Limited Vintage September Release is here, and available now at Japan Booster.  That means … Continue reading The new RX-7, the first Tomicarama in ages, a 787B, and two Skylines make up a legendary Tomica Limited Vintage release, and they are available now.

The next great Matchbox Era is in full swing with the return of opening-parts models.

This truly is nuts.  I am showcasing two Matchbox models with opening doors.  To some, this means nothing.  And that is ok.  If I am being totally honest, opening parts never have done much for me personally as a diecast collector. But this is significant.  Really significant.  And it is part of a very interesting … Continue reading The next great Matchbox Era is in full swing with the return of opening-parts models.

There has been a TON of Nissan GT-R released in 1/64. None of them can top Ignition Model’s offering.

Is there such a thing as overkill in the 1/64 world?  Probably. Some might argue the JDM craze we have seen hit almost every brand is overkill.  Not even close.  Maybe some ELEMENTS of the JDM craze, but in general Japanese cars are just filling the gaps that have always been there. Earlier this century, … Continue reading There has been a TON of Nissan GT-R released in 1/64. None of them can top Ignition Model’s offering.

Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering

I hope you have all enjoyed the Matchbox 2019 previews I've posted on the Lamley YouTube Channel.  They are fun to do, but a lot of work. Not a lot of work for me, mind you.  Putting these together doesn't take a ton of time.  It is a lot of work for the Matchbox Team. … Continue reading Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering

Here is your winner of the 2018 Lamley Super Photo Contest

Yesterday we announced the 15 finalists for the first ever Lamley Photo Contest, dubbed the #lamleysuperphotocontest2018.  We asked for photos of any of the 2018 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts or their mainline counterparts, and you folks came through. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enmQYstn4VE There were some fantastic photos, but there was only going to be one winner.  That … Continue reading Here is your winner of the 2018 Lamley Super Photo Contest