As is the Custom: Our faves for the weeks ending August 23, 2014…

Here are this week's selections.  Since we skipped a week, we had a ton to get through, and not all are included in this post.  Look for more next week.As always, those customs that caught our attention.  Enjoy...Kazuhisa Kishi@5pudly - InstagramDaniel Hew@diecastme - InstagramKoekoeh Blaar CustomEvilsonicz SV Bazalama@papichulocustoms - Instagram@a_r_n_e_l - Instagram@southsidesleepers - InstagramCustom Diecast … Continue reading As is the Custom: Our faves for the weeks ending August 23, 2014…

Updating the Lamley Display: The Tomica Limited Vintage Takeover…

The Tomica Limited Vintage collection continues to grow, and with that it seems the display space is shrinking. As much as we love our Hot Wheels and Matchbox, there is something about a display case full of Tomica Limited Vintage.  So we condensed the Hot Wheels/Matchbox models down to one Carney display, and expanded the … Continue reading Updating the Lamley Display: The Tomica Limited Vintage Takeover…

Super vs. Super: Datsun 510 Wagon & Toyota 2000GT…

Remember when Hot Wheels debuted a spectraflame red JDM model with fender mirrors in the mainline as a Super Treasure Hunt?  Remember the frenzy?Funny how history repeats itself.So, in the competition of overhyped JDM Super Treasure Hunts with fender mirrors designed by Jun Imai, what wins?And why?(And just in case you were waiting for a … Continue reading Super vs. Super: Datsun 510 Wagon & Toyota 2000GT…

Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels 2015 A & B Case models, including the Toyota Supra, Dodge Charger 500, Lotus Esprit, and the return of Snoopy…

Things are emerging so fast, it is hard to keep up.Just last night, Hot Wheels 2015 Batch A and, according to the seller, B Case cars popped up on ebay, and while we knew about some, we didn't know about others.  Many models are listed, and we don't know if it is all of them … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels 2015 A & B Case models, including the Toyota Supra, Dodge Charger 500, Lotus Esprit, and the return of Snoopy…

Yet another Parcel Report: Opening the latest Tomica Limited Vintage from Japan Booster…

We will spare you the "man we love Tomica Limited Vintage" diatribes on this one.  We are pretty sure we have made that point very clear. Instead we will show the contents of the package we just got from Japan Booster yesterday.  We have really been looking forward to this one, not only because it … Continue reading Yet another Parcel Report: Opening the latest Tomica Limited Vintage from Japan Booster…

August 19th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

Ambassador’s Report August 19th, 2014Larry ScadutoWelcome back Michael Heralda(Happy to see that you’re feeling better)New for 2015Blockade Buster from the 2015 Battle Mission Force Set Chevy K-1500 Pickup 2015 Mainline Model                                     I have a few items of interest to share with … Continue reading August 19th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

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

First Look: Hot Wheels HW Ford Transit Connect…

(Repost from July 16th, 2014.  We thought it was prudent to share now that P cases are appearing.)It eventually came, even if it wasn't at SEMA.Hot Wheels got collector's wheels turning when they unveiled the special HW Edition of the Ford Transit Connect at SEMA in Las Vegas back in November of 2013. With it came … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels HW Ford Transit Connect…