Well It's about time I start earning my keep around here. Many years ago, John set up the Lamley Group to be a joint venture between himself (John Lambert "LAM") and myself (David Tilley "LEY"). It was actually based off a signature we both set up years before that on a Matchbox message board as … Continue reading Matchbox Monday – A look at the first 2020 Superfast batch
Best store exclusive line ever. With all due respect to Target's Red Editions and Kroger, Walgreens, GameStop, Kmart, and whatever other exclusive store colors, Walmart's Zamacs are by far tops in the store exclusive game. Take a basic release, remove it's base color, keep it raw, and add its existing graphics in an exclusive color … Continue reading Preview: The stars aligned, the universe sighed, and Hot Wheels made a Zamac Bugatti.
As I write this, it is January 1st, 2020. Putting this post together makes me feel like the dude at the gym on the first day of the year, determined to start his lofty resolution of getting into shape. He is plowing through all the equipment, showing off his new exercise garb and enthusiasm, excited … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels RLC Lamborghini Countach & Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the evolution of the RLC.
Alright here we go again. A couple more Matchbox polls for the 2019 Lamley Awards. These two are a bit of a trip to be doing. Two polls on Matchbox Moving Parts. If I told any Matchbox collector five years ago that Matchbox would have two lines of Opening Parts models in 2019, they would … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the Best and Most Disappointing Matchbox Moving Parts New Model in 2019?
Happy Holidays friends. In order to take some time off, I filmed ahead of time a few videos that will post over the next few days, and I hope that if you have a little down time you give them a watch. But I am going to start with some homework for each of you. … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST and MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2019?
The end of the decade snuck up on me. I am a bit of a sucker for year-end lists - that is why I created the Lamley Awards a few years ago - but I totally forgot to look back on the decade. I figured I should do something last week, so while I was … Continue reading What was the DEFINITIVE Hot Wheels Model of the Decade? I don’t think there is an argument.
Obviously I don't know the sales and revenue numbers, but let's ask that question in the title from a collector perspective. Entertainment and Pop Culture have lasted longer, and thankfully done well, but Car Culture seems to be on a different level entirely. For those that have collected for at least the last 15 years … Continue reading Hot Wheels Car Culture enters its FIFTH year with Door Slammers. After so many hits and misses, is CC Hot Wheels’ most successful premium line ever?
Your quick reference video. Thanks to Wheel Collectors for sending the images: https://youtu.be/z0PabOAI4gE Case Report coming.
Click bait!! The Team at Hot Wheels wants collector input, and they want it badly. So they have created a special survey for collectors to fill out. Obviously if you are creating lines specifically aimed at collectors, it helps to know exactly what collectors want. Hot Wheels has hit a lot of home runs with … Continue reading Hey look the upcoming Hot Wheels RLC Holiday Car! Come look at it, and take a special Hot Wheels collector survey to help plan Hot Wheels’ future while you are at it.
This category is probably my favorite Lamley Awards Category. Hopefully you have already voted for BEST and WORST Super Treasure Hunt, as well as BEST and MOST DISAPPOINTING HW Basic New Model. If you haven't the links are there for you. But it is time to go Premium. Not even counting the RLC models - … Continue reading Lamley Awards 2019 Poll: What was the Best Hot Wheels Licensed PREMIUM New Model in 2019?