Gassers are naturally bonkers. Nothing is aesthetically right about them. But that is what makes them so wonderful. A car this nuts needs a matching deco, and Hot Wheels gives them to us. And the ‘41 Willys gets it all. It is a complete stunner, enameled to look like it sits under a layer of … Continue reading The RLC ‘41 Willys Gasser is an over-the-top, ridiculous model. I could only make an over-the-top video to showcase it.
Just arrived from A&J Toys, the N Case, aka the Bugatti Case. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Bugatti deserves all the attention it is getting, and seeing two in this case is definitely a good thing. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/mjPNQuyBhNY
I have no idea whether there is a letter code assigned to this case, but I do know this is the fourth Moving Parts mix of the year. And it is good to know, because there has been an onslaught of new opening parts stuff from Matchbox this year. Moving Parts is the basic line, … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2019 Moving Parts Mix 4
Call this a fun mixup. As Wheel Collectors was plowing through the pallet of N Cases Mattel sent, one at the bottom looked a little different. The code suggested a US Case, and even more so, a Zamac Case. For a pallet that already produced the highly-anticipated Bugatti Chiron, as well as a surprising group … Continue reading More Hot Wheels N Case surprises. Wheel Collectors got the Walmart N Zamac Case as well.
So by now you have probably figured out what I do once a new Hot Wheels Basic case is released. It starts with a message from my friends at Wheel Collectors, telling me they have it. Then things kick in. Matt & Matt pick a couple of cases off the pallet at random, open one … Continue reading Hot Wheels N Case has the Bugatti Chiron, and apparently some Supers from the M Case. Oh, and we are doing a giveaway.
The 2019 M Case is out, and as always our friends at Wheel Collectors have given us the rundown. One case grabbed from their shipment at random, opened, filmed and photographed. Of course the models are available at the WC Store: Hot Wheels M Case at Wheel Collectors Enjoy the video and photos: https://youtu.be/TRALmtLFaAc
I say "Schuco", many of you European collectors know what I am talking about, as will many of the more hardcore collectors in the US. Schuco delves into several diecast scales, and does a damn good job at all of them. For our purposes, 1/64 is where to focus. And it is a good thing, … Continue reading Schuco 1/64 is coming to the US. Here is a look.
My guess is a few of you are already have the track. Since the word spread this morning that Hot Wheels id had arrived, there has been a lot of action. Many of you went right to the event in Southern California, other went right to their local Apple Store. Since I made the preview … Continue reading You have seen the Hot Wheels id Cars, now here is the Smart Track.
It debuts today, available now at Apple Stores all over the US. It's Hot Wheels id, and it is a major step forward for the world's most popular toy. Mattel gave me a chance to preview the new cars and Smart Track. Here is Part 1: https://youtu.be/f_-EbfWA2hg
Lamley and JDM. In the diecast world we have appeared to go hand in hand. That has been a little inaccurate, as I like to feature a lot of different cars, but it seems Lamley's existence has coincided with the surge of interest in Japanese cars in both the 1:1 and 1:64 worlds. I'm just … Continue reading An early look at the upcoming 2020 Car Culture Nissan Silvia CSP311 with the guys at JDM Legends