Half the fun of having a diecast wall display is completely redoing it. That happened this weekend. I have several Carney 108-count wall displays, and all kinds of brands displayed. As far as Hot Wheels goes, I have every Car Culture model displayed, every Vintage Racing, along with a slew of Real Rider premium models. … Continue reading Setting up my Hot Wheels “Big Hitters” wall display
The Hot Wheels 50th celebration has bled into 2019, but I don't think anyone will complain. On January 15h, the RLC Exclusive Super TH set will be made available for purchase to RLC Members. It will be priced at $199 and like every year produced in low numbers. Mattel has done this set with special … Continue reading Preview: The Hot Wheels 2018 RLC Exclusive Super Treasure Hunt Set hits January 15th. here is a look.
New year, new setup. Well sort of. I looked at my video background, and I have no complaints. The Tomicarama car lot has been a trooper, serving as the background for my videos for awhile. And it will remain. But what about the foreground? I have used a lot of materials, but I wanted to … Continue reading Breaking out an older TLV tomicarama
That was fun, but it is time to but the 2018 Lamley Awards to bed. With the blog, IG, and YouTube audience growing, there were BY FAR more votes cast in 2018 than any other Lamley Awards year, and that made this one interesting to watch. I've already unveiled most of the awards, but here … Continue reading The Final Two: 2018 Lamley Awards Hot Wheels & 1/64 Diecast Models of the Year
With all due respect to the multitude of models and special lines that contributed to Hot Wheels' 50-Year celebration, 2018 was the Year of the Gasser. The '55 Bel Air Gasser dominated the year, with 9 separate releases and a whole lot of chit chat. Collectors - including this one - could not get enough … Continue reading 2018: The Year of the ’55 Bel Air Gasser
There is one strong theme that came out of the Lamley Award polling in 2018: It was a really good year. The Lamley Awards certainly don't speak for all of the 1/64 world. They speak for this little corner we've formed. HW Super Treasure Hunts and Premium lines, plus new models from both Mattel brands … Continue reading Here they are! Your 2018 Lamley Award Winners!
It is time to announce the winners. You have voted on the 2018 Lamley Awards...a lot. Several categories, thousands of votes, and now it is time to announce the Reader/Viewer Choices as well as mine. But first, those that didn't make any of the categories but still merit a mention. Here are some of my … Continue reading Lamley Awards 2018: The Honorable Mentions
I took the family on a road trip yesterday. We drove four hours to a coffee house that serves really good pizza, and then drove back. Crazy, right? It was a blast. The only bummer about it was I wasn't able to get the word out right away when SURPLUSgoodies listed the newest Tarmac Works. … Continue reading The December Release from Tarmac Works is now available at SURPLUSgoodies
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A heavyweight Royal Rumble of Diecast. Time to choose the 2018 1/64 Model of the Year. Obviously this is the LAMLEY AWARDS Model of the Year. I say that because the nominees all come from brands I typically cover, some obviously more than others. I scoured through the Lamley Blog, YouTube Channel, and social media … Continue reading The final Lamley Awards Poll of 2018: What is the 1/64 Scale Model of the Year?