Hot Wheels, Lamley Daily

Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Hot Ones Ferrari GTO

The Hot Ones series in 2011 and 2012 had some really cool cars in it with vintage Hot Wheels decos. It is a nod to the original Hot Ones mainline sub-series that came out in the early 80’s. The castings that we used in this throwback style series were hit and miss. This one is a hit for sure

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Hot Wheels, Lamley Daily

Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Volkswagen SP2

Hot Wheels have always done a sterling service to air cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts. The Beetle and T1 and T2 vans have been present in various forms for a while in a multitude of Hot Wheels lines. The Type 181. The Variant “Squareback”. I could go on. Even the VW Brasilia has featured.

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Kyosho, Matchbox, Tomica

Matchbox Formula 1 grid walk, Part 1: 1950s-1970s

I began writing this article with the intention of covering Matchbox’s Formula 1 history, based on cars in my collection. The more I dug into the topic, the more there was to say, so I’m splitting the story into two parts. This is Part 1 and covers the 1950s, 60s and 70s, from the Maserati 4CLT to the Team Matchbox

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1/64, Matchbox

Lamley Daily: Matchbox ’57 Chevy debut

Model: Matchbox MB004 (or MB04-D) ’57 Chevy Release: 1980 (& 1981) basic range eBay link: Matchbox ‘57 Chevy Why is it in the collection: Childhood memories I was born in the UK in 1972. Growing up I was addicted to toy cars, as I just loved the real things. I still remember in 1980 when […]

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