The joy of opening the Aoshima Grand Champions Series 9…

Cars like these deserve two posts. Aoshima GraChan (Grand Champions) Series 9 is out, and Part 1 of our coverage will be the box opening and model showcase on the Lamley YouTube Channel.  You can see it below. Part 2 will be later this week, with a full photo showcase straight from the Lamley studio. … Continue reading The joy of opening the Aoshima Grand Champions Series 9…

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Hot Wheels surprises everyone with the Dekotora-inspired Galactic Express…

Don’t you love surprises?  No sneak peeks, no leaked photos, no hints at all.  One day last week a few collectors walked into various Walmarts and found a brand new Hot Wheels truck hanging on the pegs.  Most of us pay little attention to the trucks, but this one was definitely different.  And for those … Continue reading Hot Wheels surprises everyone with the Dekotora-inspired Galactic Express…

Hold on tight! The brand new Aoshima Grachan Series is now available at Japan Booster…

Alright, let’s be honest.  You read Lamley for the articles.  I know, I am kidding.  In fact, you are not reading this at all.  You are looking for the link to Japan Booster, especially after looking at the photos accompanying this piece.  Here it is: Aoshima at Japan Booster The brand new 1/64 Grachan Series … Continue reading Hold on tight! The brand new Aoshima Grachan Series is now available at Japan Booster…

Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 1: The Tomica Limited Vintage Neo DR30 Nissan Skyline Super Silhouettes…

(Reposted from September 10, 2014) Recently, as reported by Japanese Nostalgic Car, Hachimaru Hero, a Japanese Magazine dedicated to cars of the 80’s, asked it readers to select the 20 best Japanese cars of the 1980’s.  We have enjoyed reviewing what the readers chose. This survey is interesting for a lot of reasons, but for … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 1: The Tomica Limited Vintage Neo DR30 Nissan Skyline Super Silhouettes…

A look at the new Kyosho Nissan Skyline C110 Kenmeri, as well as the entire Lamley Kenmeri collection…

Spend some time on this post.  There is a lot to look at, and a lot of it should be pretty easy on the eyes.  A took awhile to photograph all of these, but it was a lot of fun.  Sit back and take all these beauties in. These “beauties” we refer to are the … Continue reading A look at the new Kyosho Nissan Skyline C110 Kenmeri, as well as the entire Lamley Kenmeri collection…

From the Lamley Tomica Limited Vintage Collection: 1983 Autobacs Bluebird Super Silhouette…

Another from our “From the Lamley Collection”, this time a selection from what is one my favorite TLV series, the Super Silhouettes. I have already sung the praises of the DR30 Skylines, and I think I have shown the Coca-Cola Bluebirds, but now the Autobacs gets its day.  It looks lovely in its early 80’s … Continue reading From the Lamley Tomica Limited Vintage Collection: 1983 Autobacs Bluebird Super Silhouette…

First Look: Hot Wheels Lamborghini Veneno in orange, along with its Kyosho counterpart…

Yeah, it looks like the Italians attempted to do a Lamborghini bosozoku-style and failed miserably.  The Veneno is truly awful to look at. But I can say that, because I will never drive one.  I may not ever see one.  It is very easy to hate on this one.  And I can also say that … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels Lamborghini Veneno in orange, along with its Kyosho counterpart…

Never fear, JDM fans: Hot Wheels will once again have your back in 2015…

More and more info on the 2015 Hot Wheels lineup is starting to filter out, and we are hearing some things that will make you JDM fans a little happy. 2014 was a huge year for Hot Wheels j-tin collectors.  We don’t have an official count, but if we were to guess there were more … Continue reading Never fear, JDM fans: Hot Wheels will once again have your back in 2015…

Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 1: Hasemi’s Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette by Tomica Limited Vintage Neo…

Bosozoku. We are sure a good number of you are familiar with that term.  If you are not, think Mad Manga, the Hot Wheels model we famously named our Model of the Year for 2012.  Bosozoku is the most extreme of Japanese car scenes, with their mind-boggling exhausts, chin spoilers, shark noses, and less-than-subtle colors. … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 1: Hasemi’s Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette by Tomica Limited Vintage Neo…

First Look: Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Gasser Super Treasure Hunt…

In the real car and mini car collecting worlds, there are always a few cars or models that transcend whatever collecting subgroups we might fancy.  In our Hot Wheels world, the RLC BRE Datsun is a great example.  Yes, the classic racing crowd was giddy with its release, as was the JDM crowd.  But there … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Gasser Super Treasure Hunt…