The Customs of Rikmun Lim: Porsche, Audi, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and more…

We are happy to get a visit from one of Lamley's very early custom contributors, Rikmun Lim.  Rikmun has always been one of our favorites, based on his ideas, patience, and execution.  He decided to replicate a car in small scale, and does not stop until he is happy with the result.So occasionally we reach … Continue reading The Customs of Rikmun Lim: Porsche, Audi, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and more…

Surprise!! Hot Wheels 2014 Basic Batch L, Pop Culture Grateful Dead is now out at Wheel Collectors…

We always love when these calls come in.  Matt over at Wheel Collectors just let us know that the train has rolled in, and there are many goodies ripe for the picking...It always starts with the Hot Wheels Mainline, and 2014 Batch L is in.  There are quite a few great models in this batch, … Continue reading Surprise!! Hot Wheels 2014 Basic Batch L, Pop Culture Grateful Dead is now out at Wheel Collectors…

Cool is Cool is Cool: Hot Wheels Slick Rides ’83 Silverado & Custom ’62 Chevy Pickups…

Maybe the word "Cool" in this post can refer to the need for us to cool down on the pickup truck posts.Nope.We love classic pickups, and if we have some to show, we probably will. So today you get a couple of treats from the 2010 Slick Rides line.  It seems the Slick Rides kind … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool: Hot Wheels Slick Rides ’83 Silverado & Custom ’62 Chevy Pickups…

The Great RLC Backorder Fiasco of 2013/2014: What happened??

Yesterday this post went up on HWC from HWC Anita:Hi everyone -  We know you are patiently waiting for updates about your backordered cars. Here is the latest information regarding expected shipment dates. Y0450 - Long Gone sELECTIONs - 6/28/14Y0445 - S12 Buick Grand National - 7/30/14Y0449 - 69 Mustang sELECTIONs - 7/30/2014Y0453 - S12 Blown Delivery … Continue reading The Great RLC Backorder Fiasco of 2013/2014: What happened??

Lamley Links: HW K and L case deals galore at Grana Toys, rare TLV Datsun Wagons, and more…

Some things that interested us, and we thought would interest you:Our friends at Grana Toys have been great about getting cases to Lamley readers.  They have a few US K cases left, and are offering them for $25 off to anyone who uses the promotion code "LAMLEY" at checkout.  That essentially means free shipping.  Follow … Continue reading Lamley Links: HW K and L case deals galore at Grana Toys, rare TLV Datsun Wagons, and more…

The Forgotten Datsun: Tomica Limited Vintage Snake Motors Datsun Fairlady 2000 Roadster…

A few months ago I was having a pleasant chat with one of Hot Wheels' main designers.  The subject naturally went to JDM models, and we shared the mutual opinion that the selection of JDM in various lines has been a great thing.So I asked about possible future JDM castings.  He said he didn't know … Continue reading The Forgotten Datsun: Tomica Limited Vintage Snake Motors Datsun Fairlady 2000 Roadster…

Model of the Day: Tomica Limited Vintage Subaru 360 Custom…

"Custom" means "Wagon".Probably a good thing to know when looking at this model.  Subaru used the term "Custom" in the 60's for it's "Wagon" version of the 360, and that is probably helpful to us Americans.  Use the term "Wagon" here and we picture something else entirely.  The little 360 could practically ride in the … Continue reading Model of the Day: Tomica Limited Vintage Subaru 360 Custom…

May 21st Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Ambassador Report 39INTRODUCTIONIt is with great regret that I received the news of the untimely death of Wolfie Ginsburg. Together with Paul Carr and me,Wolfie wrote one of the major chapters in the Matchbox – TheFirst Forty Years book and his knowledge of King Size and Super King models was unrivalled. Wolfie was an unassuming and cheerful South African who lived in London … Continue reading May 21st Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Cool is Cool is Cool: 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Set exclusive Texas Drive ‘Em…

When we started the Cool is Cool is Cool with Hot Wheels classic pickups in red, there were two prevalent responses we got from readers:What will be the next Cool is Cool is Cool model?  We like this series.  (Thanks readers.)and How can you do a series on Hot Wheels classic pickups and not include _________________!!We … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool: 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Set exclusive Texas Drive ‘Em…