Time to round up my favourite new models of the year – and the best new finds for my collection
Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Premium BMW M1 Motul
Graham Heeps is finally tempted by a Car Culture 2-Pack (or two)
Bahnstormer: Schuco x Tarmac BMW E36 M3
Alex Winson looks at a strong contender for his favourite model of 2022: The Schuco x Tarmac Works BMW E36 M3.
Every casting counts! Another five Matchbox models for Mission 800
Graham Heeps provides an update on his ongoing search for rare Matchbox
The full Monte: Schuco × Tarmac Works BMW 2002 Monte Carlo versions
Alex Winson looks at a stunning pair of BMWs, the latest knockout diecast from the Schuco and Tarmac Works collaboration.
Six months later: a Tarmac Works Owners Club update
Six months have passed since I last wrote about joining TWOC and I just received a package from Hong Kong. Let's take a look at my Tarmac year so far
2002 reasons to collect Schuco…
A fantastic scale take on the classic BMW.
Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels California Customs BMW E30 Convertible
Pump up your Reeboks, we're taking a step back to the 90s.
Mail call: Tarmac Works Owners Club Pagani Zonda Cinque, plus some race and rally stablemates
Joining TWOC is a bit of an experiment but with the promise of early access to new models and 10% off at the web store, I signed on the dotted line
Lamley Daily: Take the law into your own hands… Schuco BMW Isetta “Landespolizei”
The Schuco Isetta gets a cool new twist.
Hard Body by Tootsietoy – toy cars with full features
July 5, 2020 - by Doug Breithaupt When someone mentions Tootsietoy, most of us picture simple one-piece toy cars with basic wheels. In a previous story, I reviewed these basic cars beginning with the first small-scale die-cast car made by Tootsietoy in 1911. With the introduction of the Hard Body brand name in the late …
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Lamley Daily: Schuco BMW 2800
It's hard to put my finger on just why I love this old Schuco but love it I do. I'm not sure I even recall where I got it from. But it's always been close to hand, on show somewhere.
Lamley Daily : BMW M4 GTS BMW Dealer Edition
I love BMW and we sadly have very very few good replicas of BMW in 1:64 scale. This BMW M4 GTS is very welcome, and really nice for the price (around €6).
Lamley Daily: Mini GT BMW M3 E30 #42
Model: BMW M3 E30 #42 Release: Mini GT Hong Kong Exclusive 56 Where to get it: SURPLUSgoodies Why I am featuring it: I had to get this one when I saw it. I was really impressed with this new BMW tooling from Mini GT when I got the first release in plain white. This version …
Bargain Alert: BMW M Car Collection
Ok, this really is a PSA. This set is/was sold at BMW dealerships. But, as of the moment that I am writing this, there are a few on eBay and they are a great price. These cars are extremely well done for how inexpensive they are making the set a great value. Especially if you …
Don’t burst my bubble – the Schuco BMW Isetta (and some Japanese visitors)
So as promised I'm back again with a visit to the miniature world of Schuco. And miniature is a fitting word considering the size of my subject today. Say hello to the BMW Isetta. The Isetta started life in 1953 not as a BMW, but as a product of the Italian company Iso. Revealed at …
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Opening the two latest Matchbox 9-packs, checking out the Coronet Police, and walking through the BMW 1M
The BMW 1M is a Matchbox all-timer for me. I love the casting, love the car, and its first release represents a special time for me as Matchbox Ambassador. I own a prepro that I won at auction at the Gathering, and it remains one of my prized possessions in my collection. So it was …
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The BMW 1M returns in the latest batch of Matchbox 9-packs
I got a text early this morning from my friend Ace telling me to check out one of his local Walmarts if I had the chance. I was going to be in that are today so I went and looked. I am glad I did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhGP9w8_faM Two new 9-packs, both of interest. The first I …
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Up-to-Date: Matchbox BMW M5 & X5 Police
A double dose from the Lamley Extras YouTube Channel: After opening and featuring the BMW X5 Multipack Exclusive, it became obvious I should showcase the M5 Police as well. I think it is obvious why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLcV_q8rVo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9KfvEuAdUg
The Matchbox BMW X5 9-pack exclusive is the latest to join a very cool emergency family.
My guess is a lot of you have seen this pack in stores: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR8BU3Vaseg I have always been a fan of the Matchbox BMW X5, which has two versions: Police/Emergency and stock. I like both, but the police version takes the cake. Matchbox has released only a few over the years, but with their Euro-centric …
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Collecting the BMW 2002: Hot Wheels, Kyosho, and soon…
There are some icons that every collector needs. Sure, collect what you want, blah blah blah, but if you are more into replicas of little cars than hunting chases, there are a few cars you have to have. The list can get long, but it goes from certain Camaros to Mustangs to Corvettes to Skylines …
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Lamley Daily: 2018 Matchbox BMW i8
#lamleydaily - May 2, 2018 Model: Matchbox BMW i8 Line: 2018 Matchbox Mainline Where to get it: Hitting stores this summer. Why it will be in the collection: Here is the (essentially) finished Matchbox BMW i8. Somewhat expected after the release of the i3, but exciting nonetheless. From what I understand, the BMW i8 has …
Here is how the Matchbox BMW i8 is coming along.
It was definitely a crowd-pleaser when it was announced last July. When the Matchbox Team unveiled its plans for 2018 at last year's Gathering of Friends Convention, there was a lot to get excited about. The BMW i8 was in the middle of it all. First off, after Matchbox debuted the i3 in 2017, the …
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Battle of the Baby Bimmers: Hot Wheels BMW M2 vs Matchbox BMW 1M
If I could have any car - real car, not toy car - what would it be? I get asked that a lot. Many times by you diecast nerds, but also by a lot of non-diecast nerds who know I am a diecast nerd. And in all honesty I have no idea. I know what …
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