How quickly have we gotten used to Matchbox sporting the opening parts again? Seems like a natural fit does it not? Mix 3 has hit in Australia, and will hit elsewhere soon, and this mix is certainly the biggest and most diverse. We have seen a mixture of throwback models and new castings, and this … Continue reading Preview: 2019 Matchbox Moving Parts Mix 3
Remember when collectors were complaining that most of the Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts were red? It was true. A lot of them were. Things have changed a bit. Hot Wheels introduced a new spectraflame paint for Supers this year, and not only does it look good, but it has allowed for more colors. Browns … Continue reading Some Supers just stand out more than others. That is the case with the ’69 Corvette Racer.
Part 2 from the Hot Wheels Preview series I sold at Nationals earlier this month. This time Designer Brendon Vetuskey walks us though some of the upcoming models for the 2019 RLC Series, in various states of completion. Brendon is the epitome of a collector-friendly designer, and was very cool to walk through all these … Continue reading Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey previews upcoming RLC models for 2019
The Ferraris have taken over. The four new releases from Tomica Limited Vintage, the first of a few different Ferraris coming, have enthralled the diecast nerds. You can't help but get out the phone or camera and shoot some angles of these beauties. And it started with the F40, but the Dinos are catching up. … Continue reading A Lamley look at the stunning Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris
So let me describe the setting. A room full of boxes, literally stacked from floor to ceiling, with old tables laid out for whatever the current task requires the volunteer staff's attention. The room is in a constant state of flux, with carts moving in and out for the next event. It is essentially an … Continue reading Previewing upcoming Hot Wheels Basic Models with the HW Design Team
This was a surprise, for several reasons. For one, everything I heard was that the latest mix from Car Culture, Silhouettes, was going to drop in May. It is definitely not May. Second, when word did get out that they were hitting around here, I figured it would be hard to get my hands on … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Car Culture Silhouettes
There was a lot of fire at the Hot Wheels Sneaks Presentation last night. To truly see it all, watch the video first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t__VC16lYk Of course my job was to stream this thing, so I wasn't able to take good pics of slides. Thankfully, my good friend Mario likes a lot of the same things … Continue reading Some highlight slides from the Hot Wheels 2019 Sneaks Presentation
The doors have opened and the crowd is getting its first look at the last exclusive of this year's Hot Wheels Nationals, the Dodge A100 Finale Exclusive: That makes it five models for the convention: The A100 is rad, right? It looks even better opened. I know because I had Julian Koiles from the Hot … Continue reading Your Hot Wheels Nationals Finale Exclusive: The ’66 Dodge A100.
For the kajillion folks NOT at the convention asking, the answer is "tonight". The Hot Wheels Team is here at Nationals and will be presenting a slew of upcoming models from Basic, Car Culture, RLC and more tonight. The slide presentation is scheduled to start around 7pm local time, and I have the stream linked … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Sneak Peek Presentation is tonight. Watch it Live on the Lamley YouTube Channel.
One day - at least for me - in the books. Many have already been here for a few days. But I flew into Chicago this morning and have been the Westin Lombard experiencing the Hot Wheels Nationals Convention ever since. The first highlight was surely the dinner honoring Designer Manson Cheung. Manson went through … Continue reading At Hot Wheels Nationals: Opening the stunning DeLorean Dinner Model with Hot Wheels Designer Manson Cheung