This was a bit of a surprising development when I opened a package from Mattel last week. Two carded Hot Wheels ID cars, with basic wheels instead of HWid wheels. I inquired, and got a bit of info. Not all the details, but some. I also got permission to share, so that is what I … Continue reading Hot Wheels ID is coming to the Basic Range, in the form of Chase cars.
Matchbox is hitting in droves after a bit of a lull. A new 9-pack, three new 5-packs, and now another basic mix. Wheel Collectors received their shipment of the new Q Case, and did a rapid unboxing for Lamley Viewers: https://youtu.be/7_RVNu57-N4 If you remember, Matchbox is now doing single assortments, which means every model in … Continue reading Rapid Unboxing: Matchbox 2019 Q Case
After a ton of fanfare, they are finally here. The first of will be many iterations of the 1973-1987 Chevy Pickup have been released by Auto World, and they are fantastic. https://youtu.be/fJ8tSttkZBQ This might sound a tad hokey, but falling for Auto World has been one of the more fun developments of my collecting life. … Continue reading Preview: The splendid Square Body Chevys make their debut in Auto World 2019 Premium Release 2
Just in time for the RLC and Gumball 3000 sale today. I was wondering why the RLC was selling these on a day other than the standard Tuesday, and now I know why. After I made the video I learned it is available today on the Gumball 3000 site as well. So cool right? RLC … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels x Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Aventador
Alright let's make sense of this out of the gate. Today I am previewing Release 3. Release 1 is out, Release 2 is not, but here is Release 3. If you don't follow Auto World you may not care, but considering the new Chevy Squarebody Trucks are mashed into this group means a lot of … Continue reading Preview: Auto World 2019 Premium Release 3
A quick video I did on the Lamley Extras YouTube Channel last night at the Matchbox Gathering. There is no way to show all that goes on at the Gathering, but here are a couple of highlights. The first is a quick livestream I did before the Mattel Presentation at last night's dinner. Event organizer … Continue reading More from the Matchbox Gathering: A meeting of the Ambassador Buses, Charity Auction items, and more.
I think it is safe to say this lineup of 2020 New Models is loaded. Abe & the Matchbox Team dropped several hammers during the Sneaks Presentation at the Gathering last night, and it was pretty awesome to see. I live-streamed the presentation, which is below, and took some quick footage of the display cases … Continue reading Bugatti Divo, Alfa Giulia, C8 Corvette & More. Check out the 2020 Matchbox New Model Lineup.
No time to type, with the preview coming, so here is the video: https://youtu.be/i3YxvY06dAw
The Matchbox Gathering of Friends in Albuquerque is humming along, and as usual you can be a part tonight. The Matchbox Team will be previewing 2020 New Models, upcoming lineups, announcing the Custom Contest winners, and much more, and it will stream live on the Lamley YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/aVgiDGDaY4Y I have it scheduled to start … Continue reading The Matchbox 2020 New Model & Line Preview is tonight from the Matchbox Gathering Convention. It will stream LIVE on the Lamley YouTube Channel.
It is still one of the visceral pleasures of collecting - ripping a blister off the card and freeing a $1 model. No offense to some of the premium brands, but it is far better than unscrewing a tiny screw or using scissors to cut open a fully sealed package. So that meant the N … Continue reading Opening a Hot Wheels Bugatti Chiron, two Supers, and bunch of other stuff.