First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage BMW 325i 4-door in both black and white…

Alright, now that we are done with the Hot Wheels Datsun Wagon, we can put that to bed until its arrival in September. And let's get to a new model that you can get now.  Tomica Limited Vintage has released its batch for July, and it includes Daihatsu Midget single-seater (more on that one later … Continue reading First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage BMW 325i 4-door in both black and white…

First Look: Hot Wheels ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Super Treasure Hunt…

A few of you have said we have been integral in helping set the hype on the Datsun Wagon at fever pitch, making it become the latest lust for scalpers and the like.Ya' think?Of course we have.  Not because we wanted to.  We didn't start out showcasing the Datsun Wagon last year with the Pitchfork-like … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Super Treasure Hunt…

First Look: 2014 Hot Wheels ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon (Standard Version)…

Does this model even need an introduction?We could probably write a book on how a mini replica of a '70's Japanese Wagon became one of the hottest Hot Wheels models around, but there is no need.  Most of you probably know why.It could be described as the perfect storm in our hobby.  A mix of … Continue reading First Look: 2014 Hot Wheels ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon (Standard Version)…

Matchbox Rarity: 2005 SF37 Porsche 959 that never was, by David Tilley…

Some of you may noticed a very unique Matchbox Porsche 959 is up on ebay right now   We thought because this Superfast rarity rarely pops up, we would have David Tilley write a little about.  DT has one of the only others known, and in pure Tilley-ness, he opened it.If you are a rare Matchbox or … Continue reading Matchbox Rarity: 2005 SF37 Porsche 959 that never was, by David Tilley…

Two from the Gathering: The cambered & stretched Honda Civic from 78toy4dr, and the uber-detailed Toyota Tacoma from Franklin2700…

Yes, it has been awhile since we did As is the Custom.  Three weeks to be precise.  The Matchbox Gathering will do that.Prep and the event itself doesn't give us any time to review all the custom submissions we have received, so we have to wait.  And finally we are working on it.  There are … Continue reading Two from the Gathering: The cambered & stretched Honda Civic from 78toy4dr, and the uber-detailed Toyota Tacoma from Franklin2700…

The Great Super Treasure Hunt Experiment of 2014: My most rural find yet…

There has been a Hot Wheels Wagon Super that has been getting just a bit of hype lately, well before its release.  Honestly we don't know if we have seen a higher amount of anticipation about a Super TH than what the Datsun 510 Wagon Super is getting.Lost in all that, however, is the too-cool … Continue reading The Great Super Treasure Hunt Experiment of 2014: My most rural find yet…

July 24th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

We have a new Matchbox Ambassador.  Nigel Cooper now joins John Yanouzas, Jim Gallegos, David Tilley, Terry Ozima, John Nijhus, Chuck Wiersma, Shabbir Malik, and John Lambert in the "emeritus" camp, and we will now sit back and enjoy watching Larry Scaduto take the ranks.  Larry has put out his first report, giving us an … Continue reading July 24th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

First Look: 2014 Matchbox 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula…

It is probably appropriate that this post hits this week. We took these pics of the latest version of the Matchbox '71 Firebird last week, before leaving for the Gathering, and we wanted to use one older version for sake of comparison.  The model we chose was the recolor from 2011, in gold.And a couple … Continue reading First Look: 2014 Matchbox 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula…