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?

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?

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Lamley Awards 2019 Poll: What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Hot Wheels Licensed 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?

Preview: Two new Squarebody Chevys, the brand new Ford F-150 and Auto World Premium Release 4

Auto World is killing it. Truly hitting its stride. Releases are still sparse, which I actually like, giving AW collectors time to appreciate each one. This is the fourth of 2019, and like they've been doing lately, another home run. Release 4 marks the debut of the massive Ford F-150, the largest AW to date. … Continue reading Preview: Two new Squarebody Chevys, the brand new Ford F-150 and Auto World Premium Release 4

Slammed Nissans, California’d Beetles, new and old Muscle, and a long awaited Toyota. Hot Wheels Cruise Boulevard marks four years of Car Culture.

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.

Saturday Showcase: The forgotten Donks of 2006 Hot Wheels Hi-Rakers

I am not even going to try to explain why I like Donks. It really isn't my place. I do, and I like them a lot, like I like a lot of car subcultures. While a Donk is technically a 70’s era Caprice or Impala, the term has come to loosely refer to plethora of … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The forgotten Donks of 2006 Hot Wheels Hi-Rakers

Showcase: Hot Wheels Premium Fast & Furious Off-Road

I've been surprised to hear a few of you complaining that the Fast & Furious Premium set is a little played out. What is more surprising is that I am going to be the one countering, especially considering my opinion on Fast & Furious. I don't hate the Fast & Furious movies. I actually have … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Premium Fast & Furious Off-Road

Saturday Showcase: Collecting the Hot Wheels Behemoth Rigs

It isn't something you think of too much when someone mentions Hot Wheels. The world of fast cars usually doesn't have space for the big rigs, unless of course they are there to transport the fast cars around. But Hot Wheels has done some big rigs, and done them very well. Awhile ago I decided … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Collecting the Hot Wheels Behemoth Rigs