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!
I love that Round2 does these videos. I'm always up for more classic American cars in the Auto World Premium, but there is more to see. Methinks the R34 slot cars might grab the attention of a few of you. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ai83zwbrg
Making space today, and I had these six beauties stacked up on my desk, just waiting to be opened. Mission accomplished: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN6BzmD_e4E The Challenger and Barracudas are out, and available at SURPLUSgoodies, as well as other hobby dealers. The Road Runners are coming.
New 1/64 wagon castings will be a highlight of 2018. We have seen Hot Wheels' new Skyline Wagon, and Matchbox has shared early versions of its upcoming 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon. There is bound to be a lot more. Tomica Limited Vintage can always be counted on for a nice wagon or two, and I … Continue reading Some cool new wagons are coming in 2018. Auto World’s entry is looking great.
Mijo Exclusives is on a tear, with the M2 Auto-Japan Set, and now some beauties from Johnny Lightning and Auto World. Here is as look, along with a walk-through some Gulf GT40's and all the Auto World releases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yNG9xRH-I8 These are available how at SURPLUSgoodies, and by golly they are worth it: SURPLUSgoodies on ebay
There are a few no-brainers in the car world. One of them is "everyone loves a Gulf Racing Ford GT40". It applies to diecast too. If a Ford GT40 replica is made, it will eventually go Gulf. And if a Ford GT40 replica goes Gulf, collectors will buy it. With that in mind, check this … Continue reading Not to be outdone, Auto World x MiJo Exclusives unveil their Gulf Ford GT40