Watch the video, or look at the photos. There is a mystery, and it isn't hard to miss. More on that soon, but for now, here is the 2018 L Case from Matchbox. More and more goodies to be sure, whether misnamed or not. As always, the photos are provided by Wheel Collectors, who have … Continue reading Case Report: 2018 Matchbox L Case
The Walmart Zamacs have been strangely hard-to-find this year. I am not sure why, but they have barely appeared in many areas. Thankfully that can't be said for some of the other store exclusives. The Target Red Editions have been fairly consistent in their regular releases this year, and the last batch of 2018 is … Continue reading Showcase: The latest Hot Wheels Kroger & Target Exclusives
The epic Tomica Limited Vintage September Release arrived this week from Japan Booster, and it doesn't disappoint. At all. I have been hyped for the RX-7, and honestly it is even better than I thought. Don't know how, but it is. Have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a28qcRt79ng Some pre-Lamley Studio pics:
So sad I wasn't at JCCS today. Matchbox once again had a huge presence, and Hot Wheels brought out the goods with some JDM sneak peeks at the Japanese Nostalgic Car booth. Lamley nerd car guru Jay Kho was there and got some shots. Here they are. What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8a7ko6htY0
It has been several years in the making. First, Gas Monkey needed to make it. Then, Hot Wheels needed to replicate it. Now, we need to buy it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuScQdo9tvA
As a collector sometimes you have to make some tough decisions. This was one of them. It figure it is pretty obvious where my Matchbox collecting is focused. All Mattel. ALL Mattel. I actually think it is the best era of Matchbox. Blasphemy right? Many Matchbox collectors will disagree with me, and mention many other … Continue reading Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYdps2cQkic Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XHLJnbCXc
I hope you have all enjoyed the Matchbox 2019 previews I've posted on the Lamley YouTube Channel. They are fun to do, but a lot of work. Not a lot of work for me, mind you. Putting these together doesn't take a ton of time. It is a lot of work for the Matchbox Team. … Continue reading Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering
This came this morning: A special delivery from Assouline, the publisher of many cool fashion, art, and other image-heavy books. The subject is of course Hot Wheels, and it is a beautiful book. It quickly sold out on Amazon, but more are coming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSu9qTfQ3DE I've been thumbing through it all day, and it is definitely … Continue reading Ever asked to stop worrying about your collection and read a book? I’ve got a good book for you.