I started the day putting together feature on the two latest Hot Wheels mixes. It seemed like enough. But Hot Wheels wasn't done. They set the collector world upside down by revealing the first image of their new Bugatti Chiron. Big news indeed. But the diecast weren't done. The cherry on top of an eventful … Continue reading The first two Squarebody Chevys from Auto World are coming in June. Here is the first image.
Hopefully you are following the Round2 YouTube Channel. Every month they preview what is coming from their brands, including Auto World and Johnny Lightning. If you missed the February update, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZTBku1K80
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Wow, what a lineup. One thing that I love about Auto World is, like TLV, it is not afraid to take on a standard car. Meaning not every replica has to be a Camaro, or Skyline, or Ferrari. But, also like TLV, it is fun when they go with the hits. And they did with … Continue reading Auto World went full All-Star with 2018 Premium Release 4
Look at this if you'd like. I am actually placing it here for my own reference. Just want to make sure I have the Auto World models I want. Photos from Auto World Garage. Ford Mustang Mach 1 Ford GT40 '67 Mustang '69 Pontiac Firebird '76 Cadillac Chevy Kingswood Estate … Continue reading Lamley Collection Auto World Checklist
September saw the release of two truly significant premium 1/64 models. The Mazda RX-7 by Tomica Limited Vintage was the first. The Buick Estate Wagon by Auto World was the second. The Buick Estate was already significant in that it was the first new casting from Auto World in a long time. AW is famously … Continue reading The Masters of Scale, Part 2: Auto World Buick Estate Wagon
If I could, I would show you a pic of my desk, but right now I can't. But know it is full of Hot Wheels Convention and Car Culture models and upcoming 2019 Matchbox. And everything that is sitting here is definitely exciting. Both brands are on a roll, and collecting them has been a … Continue reading The Masters of Scale, Part 1: Tomica Limited Vintage ɛ̃fini RX-7 TYPE R
You want new Auto World tools. I do too. They are delivering in a serious way. Many new tools to come, but it starts with the new Chevy Impala and Buick Estate Wagon. Both are most welcome, but the Buick takes the cake for me, and further solidifies AW as the king of classic American … Continue reading A look at the brand new Buick Estate Wagon, Impala, and the rest of Auto World 2018 Premium Release 3
Auto World has jumped into 2018 with its first release, due in Walmarts and at hobby dealers this month. Round 2 send over the two versions, and here is a look. (That Dart though.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-LIgcJrGA
Ben Kiehn caused a little buzz here a couple of years ago when he wrote a guest post for Lamley documenting his liberation of a super rare Auto World Ford GT40 Ultra Raw. This is a big deal, mainly because there are only 10 Ultra Raws produced of each AW release, when they even do … Continue reading Extreme DLM (Part 2): Ben Kiehn opens an Auto World Ultra Raw Ford GT40…Again!