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.
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?
Time to vote again! Hopefully you have already voted on BEST & WORST Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt in 2019, so now it is time to move to 2019 Hot Wheels Licensed New Models in 2019. This one is ALWAYS interesting. There are two polls: BEST Licensed New Model and MOST DISAPPOINTING. BEST is self-explanatory. … Continue reading Lamley Awards 2019 Poll: What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Hot Wheels Licensed New Model in 2019?
Keep your eyes open for this one. My friend Ben Wright from Australia found the next Car Meet 5-pack, and it is a good one. Among the treats, a Datsun 510 (older casting with separate grill) in a similar deco to its Wagon counterpart released in 2019, a racing BMW 2002, and a Mustang with … Continue reading Just Released: Hot Wheels 2020 Car Meet 5-pack
Just a quick drop in to show you the just-released Hot Wheels 2020 C Case. Wheel Collectors got thief shipment and sent over photos. I put this in a video to start, and I will post pics soon: You can find all of these at Wheel Collectors. https://youtu.be/adZ-jQh89HU The two chase models to look for:
Man this feels nostalgic. Not the slammed Nissan Hardbody, or the classic Chevelle, or any car in this set. Each feels actually quite new. I'm doing a photo feature and write-up. THAT feels nostalgic. I picture a Depression-era newsboy shouting "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Lamley actually wrote something!" But let's see if remember … Continue reading Slammed Nissans, California’d Beetles, new and old Muscle, and a long awaited Toyota. Hot Wheels Cruise Boulevard marks four years of Car Culture.