When I first posted that I had the new Hot Wheels Open Track to feature, I saw a couple of comments saying that Car Culture was getting a little tired. It was only a couple, but that surprised me. We all like what we like, but Car Culture is in no way tired. In fact, … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels Car Culture Open Track
Collecting diecast really means keeping up. I have no idea why we do this to ourselves. I mean, do I REALLY need all the M2 Nissan Skylines? Obviously, no. I don't. I definitely is NOT a "seen one, seen 'em all" scenario either. M2 definitely uses its castings, but the variety is pretty exciting. There … Continue reading Building a massive M2 Machines Skyline Collection
Don't watch the video below! Well, watch it, but follow the link instead and enable the Live Chat Replay. You will be happy you did. I have started doing livestreams each weekend from my OTHER YouTube Channel, Lamley Extras. I literally turn on the camera, show a few things, and chat with viewers. If they … Continue reading I did a live feed on the Lamley Extras YouTube Channel, and it turned into an impromptu Hot Wheels Q&A with Jimmy Liu from Mattel.
I have wondered what the most anticipated new Matchbox model would be this year. I thought possibly the Mercedes Wagon I featured earlier today, but it might be the Caprice. It hits in the M (Mix 5) Case, and my guess is it will be gobbled up quickly. If you want to know what else … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2019 M Case (Mix 5)
How do you determine whether a Hot Wheels case is a good case or not? By the Super? The best New Model? The number of good models? The F Case: Great Super, some good recolors, some intriguing models. You tell me if this is a good case based on these highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DK7xh4TuP0
New Hot Wheels cases have become 3-part features here at Lamley. It starts with the Case Report, then moves to the Highlights, and then the Unboxing. I need to do a fourth, which is feature photos from the Lamley Studio. I'll get back to it. For now, here is the Unboxing. The bins are hitting … Continue reading Unboxing: Hot Wheels 2019 F Case
I was out in rural Utah earlier this week. I had a minute so I decided to wander into a Family Dollar, one of the only markets in this very small town. I was happy to see the pegs full, and even happier, but a little baffled to find some Zamacs. I documented the find: … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Walmart Zamacs seem to be showing up all over the place.
The letters throw us off a bit, but the L Case - in stores now - is the 4th mix of 2019. The 5th mix, the M Case is just hitting as well. That Unboxing is coming shortly. For now, enjoy L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mvmc48FT0A
Two texts. The first a startled big eye emoji. The second, a photo of Hot Wheels latest Team Transport set, a Sukura Sprinter and C10 Skyline bearing the logo of JDM Legends. Eric and Josh at JDM Legends had just gotten a few samples, and those two texts had me there in minutes. Any reason … Continue reading Opening the latest Hot Wheels Team Transport with JDM Legends
Someone fell asleep at the packing machine. Wheel Collectors received their pallet of Hot Wheels 2019 F Case today, and every case was missing three models. I'll just go with mistake over shenanigans but who knows. What is happening in that factory is more than unfortunate. Nonetheless, we will focus on the models, of which … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2019 F Case