Collectors are head over heels for the Hot Wheels TE37-inspired 6-spoke Real Riders. These wheel swaps show much fun is could be coming.

I saw these pics of several recent Hot Wheels basic castings wheel swapped with the new 6-spoke Real Riders. The customizer is Russ L. Crump, and he posted these pics on the Lamley Group Group (our Facebook Group you should join if you haven't). I really like the simplicity of wheel swaps, and these in … Continue reading Collectors are head over heels for the Hot Wheels TE37-inspired 6-spoke Real Riders. These wheel swaps show much fun is could be coming.

I could watch this all day.

I'm just going to post these, in case you haven't seen them.  Always a treat to see a master at work.  There is a lot more on his IG page.  Just remember...freehand. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZA9WWnNbT/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZEI1nnAtq/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZrWX8HrTb/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BibHKMGnIMW/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BibXIeGnYTC/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BicnhTSne_g/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BicrnZNnLBO/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/Bicurc8nbf8/?taken-by=masanong

As is the Custom: My faves for the week of August 27, 2017

Another great week of customs.  It is always interesting to see what models garner the attention of customizers.  Methinks with the P and Q Hot Wheels cases hitting soon, the RX-7 surge will come.  We will have to see. As always, As is the Custom is sponsored by 7EIGHToys, and their tremendous customs wheels.  Follow … Continue reading As is the Custom: My faves for the week of August 27, 2017

As is the Custom: My faves for the week of August 14, 2017

Have I mentioned it enough times that I love putting this post together? Maybe I should mention it more, and explain the highly detailed, scientific way I select the customs I feature here.  Sit down for this, because it is complicated. I start by getting out my phone or computer.  Then I go to Instagram, … Continue reading As is the Custom: My faves for the week of August 14, 2017

As is the Custom: The amazing premium model rusted customs of Joe Kanno

Try to remove the minicar context of this blog for one second, and watch this short video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXowutbBUKW/?taken-by=ndzm23 It looks like a real rust yard.  Then you find out that this little scene is the creation of 1/64 diecast customizer.  Those old rusted beauties are all customs.  Some more pics: They are by Joe Kanno … Continue reading As is the Custom: The amazing premium model rusted customs of Joe Kanno

As is the Custom: My faves for the week of July 23, 2017 (and the Matchbox Custom Contest winners)

It is nice to be able to show Matchbox customs again.  I decided against showing any while the Matchbox Custom Contest was active.  There were a ton of customs I liked, but felt showing them wasn't fair.  So I might mix in a few moving forward. Speaking of the Custom Contest, the winners were announced … Continue reading As is the Custom: My faves for the week of July 23, 2017 (and the Matchbox Custom Contest winners)

As is the Custom: My faves for the week of July 10, 2017

Alright, get ready for an epic As is.  Bringing this feature back has been so much fun, and there are a ton of fantastic customs out there.  To make it easier, I have kept it specific to what I see on Instagram.  That way those that I feature benefit from getting followers. Because Instagram is … Continue reading As is the Custom: My faves for the week of July 10, 2017

As is the Custom: An evening in Las Vegas with master customizer Pisut Masanong. by Jay Kho

A few weeks ago, I learned that Pisut Masanong was going to be in Las Vegas for a few days.  If you read this blog, or are part of the diecast community on Instagram, or follow the Hot Wheels Design Team, you know who he is.  Let me refresh your memory: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUrCEsRgw7H/?taken-by=masanong https://www.instagram.com/p/BU-IjCQlBXr/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam https://www.instagram.com/p/BUhOVtGlmNn/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam I … Continue reading As is the Custom: An evening in Las Vegas with master customizer Pisut Masanong. by Jay Kho

As is the Custom: My faves for the week ending June 24, 2017

The Matchbox Custom Contest is well underway, and from what I have heard there are quite a few that have already caught the eye of the Design Team.  Remember, submissions are due July 16th and they have to be on Instagram with the hashtag #matchboxcustomcontest2017.  That is the only way to submit. Because the contest … Continue reading As is the Custom: My faves for the week ending June 24, 2017

The Completists: Antonio De Abreu’s massive Hot Wheels Custom 62 Chevy Pickup collection and customs.

I have mentioned a few times that I like to do features like this.  I focus mainly on the "diecast" of diecast collecting, but it is also really interesting to focus on the "collecting" as well. We all collect differently, and there really is no wrong way to do it.  Opened, carded, one casting, one … Continue reading The Completists: Antonio De Abreu’s massive Hot Wheels Custom 62 Chevy Pickup collection and customs.