Alex Winson takes another diecast trip to the Orient with a hard working Chinese truck from XCartoys.
Alex Winson uses the Single File series once again to introduce a British classic with a Japanese twist.
Lamley writer Alex Winson sees his interests and hobbies combine beautifully with two Soviet made diecasts.
A British classic from one of the classic British brands.
A military heavyweight enters the Single File series.
One of the best representations of the Hilux I have seen in recent years.
Getting under the surface of this Italian supercar, quite literally too.
Xcartoys will be familiar to some of you, and this will hopefully be my first visit of many to their work.
A unique American classic makes it's way into the Matchbox Mainline.
The Single File series returns with a look at a European working vehicle from Dutch manufacturer Efsi.
A suggested item on Ebay leads to a cool find from a lesser known brand.
A Russian rarity.
Resident in obscure diecast Alex Winson brings us another Italian oddity.
We're straying off the road and into the fields with today's Lamley Daily, quite literally as well....
A lucky Ebay find from a classic Italian brand.
I've had this one stirring since I did the Autogrand feature way back in February. I thought it deserved it's own spotlight. And I've recently managed to acquire a standard one so it's time to take a good look at what I think is the pick of the Autogrand range.
The mail call is a bit more of a rarity these days in my household. Bills, mortgage, food. Day to day life means the diecast collecting (especially for the more expensive brands) is sporadic at the very best. But sometimes I have a little bit left over to treat myself and given Tomica just released one of my favourite Kei trucks of all time, I decided now was a good time.
If you've read my previous posts you'll know I like to travel and when I do go abroad I try to bring home diecast each time. The more obscure the better, and these cars are one of my favourite finds.
With this Single File post, we've finally got to the end of the Welly Polish series, a surprising addition to the Chinese brand's catalogue. And the last vehicle in the series is the most modern; the FSO Polonez Caro Plus.
When the Lamley team discussed the new Single File series introduced by David Kiley, John joked that myself and fellow contributor Graham Heeps would be all over it, given our rather unique collections. And he was right, this feature is a great opportunity to present to you some truly obscure things. My kind of place entirely then!
Those who know me will know one of my other big passions in life after cars and travel is history, particularly military history. And as a subsequent offshoot, I collect militaria. It's always nice then when my hobbies combine.
Model: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Release: Hot Wheels Mainline (models in this feature 1991 & 1996) eBay link: Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Why I am featuring it: This was one of those Hot Wheels castings that passed me by during my early days of collecting, but I'm glad I stumbled on these as …
The day I picked it up, on the waterfront in Barcelona Model: Mira SEAT 1200 Sport Release: Mira toys, 1980s eBay link: if you don't find this 1200 you may find something else that takes your fancy! Why I am featuring it: This was one of my diecast treasures discovered when I visited a flea …
Today I'm going to be returning for a post on one of my favourite diecast lines: the promotional toys made for German marketing company Grell. I wrote an in depth look at the offerings available last month, and proving that every day is a school day I have since learned that the manufacturer Grell used …