The Customs of Ernest Li: Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Ferrari, Honda, etc…

Just like we welcomed back our friend Rikmun Lim a few weeks ago, we were thrilled to hear from another customizer who has been with us since the early days.  Like Rikmun, Ernest Li spends most of the year hunkered down in his university studies, but summer is here and he has reemerged with some … Continue reading The Customs of Ernest Li: Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Ferrari, Honda, etc…

Lamley Poll: What the Best Hot Wheels Zamac Exclusive so far?

There has now been 30 Walmart Zamacs released in the last two years, with still a few more to come in 2014.These unpainted treats have proven very popular, and Hot Wheels has delivered with a great assortment of models for all types of collectors.  We see classics, muscle, supercars, JDM, current cars, land yachts, pickups, … Continue reading Lamley Poll: What the Best Hot Wheels Zamac Exclusive so far?

First Look: Hot Wheels ’70 Chevelle Wagon, Custom ’69 Chevy, & Lincoln Continental Zamac Exclusives…

I capped off my two-day whirlwind business trip last night with a visit to a nearby Walmart after a tip from a Lamley friend.  It was fitting that after finding two Super TH's, I would come across the latest Zamacs to end the trip.The last couple of Zamac batches were slow hitting my area, but … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels ’70 Chevelle Wagon, Custom ’69 Chevy, & Lincoln Continental Zamac Exclusives…

The Great Super Treasure Hunt Experiment of 2014: My first gas station find, and mid-afternoon at Target…

The great experiment continues.  My attempt to find all 15 Super Treasure Hunts in stores during the middle of the day on random visits to stores hasn't gone completely as desired, but the occasional find has made it pretty fun.The count to date:Chevrolet SS - Found at a rural Walmart at 11:30 amSand Blaster - … Continue reading The Great Super Treasure Hunt Experiment of 2014: My first gas station find, and mid-afternoon at Target…

First Look: Hot Wheels Custom ’71 El Camino Treasure Hunt…

Regular Treasure Hunts are for kids.We say that a lot here, and while the El Camino is the first Regular TH in awhile that is not a Hot Wheels original, and a muscle car to boot, don't mistake it for a collector-aimed model.We have long argued that Supers are for the collector, and Regulars are … Continue reading First Look: Hot Wheels Custom ’71 El Camino Treasure Hunt…

Just Released: Tomica Limited Vintage Nissan IDx Freeflow…

As we oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd over the fantastic Hot Wheels Datsun Wagon Super TH last week, another mini "Datsun" was released, and it may be coolest of all.The Nissan IDx has been taking the promo tour since its introduction late last year at the Tokyo Motor Show, happily promoting the idea that it is the successor … Continue reading Just Released: Tomica Limited Vintage Nissan IDx Freeflow…

Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R…

We previewed this a few days ago, but the model was incomplete.  Now, images have finally surfaced showing the soon-to-be-released C110 Skyline GT-R, complete in its tribute livery to the 72 Tokyo Auto Show edition, along with gold MC5 wheels. We figured these would be the wheels used, as they made the most sense for … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R…

June 2 Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Ambassador Report 41INTRODUCTIONFor the past few reports we have been looking at some of the releases from 1979. Some of these models may still fit into the current miniature range today and be easily recognisable. The Chevy Van and Tractor do not seem to have changed that much over the years. However, if we reverse … Continue reading June 2 Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Zamac Exclusives for 2014 Batch N…

Wait, aren't we waiting for the Batch L Zamacs to arrive?We are, and they should arrive very soon.  The Chevelle Wagon, Lincoln Continental, and '69 Chevy Pickup should be in stores in the next couple of weeks.  But in the world of Hot Wheels they are already old news.Some interesting eBay listings popped up from … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Zamac Exclusives for 2014 Batch N…