2 new releases from Schuco bring out a myraid of Mercedes classics.
Norev's brilliant Mehari gets a trip to the beach
Grab a coffee and enjoy a gentle meander through the history of the famous 2CV with some of the best Euro brands.
We're straying off the road and into the fields with today's Lamley Daily, quite literally as well....
An often overlooked casting gets some time in the spotlight.
A lucky Ebay find from a classic Italian brand.
Going way back to the beginnings of 1/64.
The Schuco Isetta gets a cool new twist.
Euro writer Alex Winson covers a super cool roadster from one of the stalwart Euro brands.
A renowned European diecast maker with fantastic models, and one of the modern kings of automotive cool and one of his equally killer creations. Collaborations don't get much cooler than this.
I've had this one stirring since I did the Autogrand feature way back in February. I thought it deserved it's own spotlight. And I've recently managed to acquire a standard one so it's time to take a good look at what I think is the pick of the Autogrand range.
This is a perfect article to demonstrate what motivates me in diecast collecting: obscure but interesting brands, vintage European cars and for those on a tighter budget, just how much bang you get for your buck.
If you've read my previous posts you'll know I like to travel and when I do go abroad I try to bring home diecast each time. The more obscure the better, and these cars are one of my favourite finds.
I've been looking forward to finally getting a Majorette into my writing. And what a place to start.
With this Single File post, we've finally got to the end of the Welly Polish series, a surprising addition to the Chinese brand's catalogue. And the last vehicle in the series is the most modern; the FSO Polonez Caro Plus.
When the Lamley team discussed the new Single File series introduced by David Kiley, John joked that myself and fellow contributor Graham Heeps would be all over it, given our rather unique collections. And he was right, this feature is a great opportunity to present to you some truly obscure things. My kind of place entirely then!
This was a diecast that was high on my list to write about, but both my examples were stored away out of sight. I came across them again recently and decided to finally put some words down.
Keen eyed Lamley readers will have seen this before when I introduced you all to the High Speed manufactured models comissioned by German marketing company Grell. The other day I recalled a conversation I had a few years ago in Berlin, and it gave me the idea to take this particular model on my daily walk.
A side by side with these two has been on the cards since I did a comparison with the two Mk1 Golfs from Schuco and Greenlight back in February. I'm bringing the Schuco car back this time for a head to head with the Mk2 GTI from Tomica's Limited Vintage Neo line.
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.
Those who know me will know one of my other big passions in life after cars and travel is history, particularly military history. And as a subsequent offshoot, I collect militaria. It's always nice then when my hobbies combine.
I don't think there are many people out there that don't love Volkswagen Campers, and with my thing for the air cooled VWs, I'm happy to say that we're spoilt for choice these days with diecast versions.
Model: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Release: Hot Wheels Mainline (models in this feature 1991 & 1996) eBay link: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Why I am featuring it: This was one of those Hot Wheels castings that passed me by during my early days of collecting, but I'm glad I stumbled on these as …
The day I picked it up, on the waterfront in Barcelona Model: Mira SEAT 1200 Sport Release: Mira toys, 1980s eBay link: if you don't find this 1200 you may find something else that takes your fancy! Why I am featuring it: This was one of my diecast treasures discovered when I visited a flea …