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.
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.