Cool is Cool is Cool, Fourth of July Edition: Sam Posey’s ’70 Dodge Challenger by Hot Wheels…

To all of you in the United States, Happy Fourth of July.Since we too reside here in the States, it seems appropriate to showcase an American car.  And we picked a good one. We have already professed our love for the Trans Am Racing circuit cars before, so there is no need to rehash that. … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool, Fourth of July Edition: Sam Posey’s ’70 Dodge Challenger by Hot Wheels…

Has Hot Wheels made its last Ferrari? The Mattel/Ferrari exclusive licensing agreement ends this year…

We were very surprised to see this announcement today, wherein Hot Wheels has officially announced that its licensing partnership with Ferrari will come to an end on December 31, 2014.  It was accompanied with this statement:That is the date that Mattel’s current contract with them expires and has been mutually agreed not to renew it. What … Continue reading Has Hot Wheels made its last Ferrari? The Mattel/Ferrari exclusive licensing agreement ends this year…

Mattel finally addresses the RLC backorders, and they are trying to make things right…

Now that wasn't so hard, was it Mattel?Mattel finally addressed the backorder issue with its RLC models, admitting to some manufacturing issues that have compromised the quality of the models.  It seems to us that this could have been mentioned a long time ago, and it would have saved Mattel from a lot of the … Continue reading Mattel finally addresses the RLC backorders, and they are trying to make things right…

First Look: 2014 Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R…

It is so nice seeing this model back in the mainline.  The KGC110 Kenmeri and its Skyline counterpart, the KGC10 Hakosuka, have both made their triumphant return to the basic range after staying away since 2011.And it is obvious that Hot Wheels sees how popular both models have become.  The Hakosuka returns looking sharp in … Continue reading First Look: 2014 Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R…

July 2nd Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Ambassador Report 45INTRODUCTIONApologies for the late publication this week. It was all linked to the French Air Traffic Controllers; strike – but that’s another story – oh and my internet down for four days!! I am very grateful to Graham Tomlinson for his help again this week.MATCHBOX ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS 1. Any hope of the real … Continue reading July 2nd Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

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.A car … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool, Part 1: Hasemi’s Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette by Tomica Limited Vintage Neo…

Gathering Prep: The Mattel-produced Matchbox Routemaster Bus exclusives of Gatherings past…

The 12th International Matchbox Collectors Gathering of Friends is now less than three weeks away. For us, it is the best diecast convention there is.  Not too big, not too small, always in the same place (Albuquerque, New Mexico), and extremely well-run.  Not to mention it is Mattel's adopted event for the Matchbox side, and … Continue reading Gathering Prep: The Mattel-produced Matchbox Routemaster Bus exclusives of Gatherings past…