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
Right below my video set up lies a drawer full of Kyosho models. I haven't featured them a lot lately, but it seemed like the right time to pull them out. Kyosho hasn't been as prolific with their 1/64 lately, but it doesn't mean there are plenty of models out there to pursue. I have … Continue reading Showcase: Kyosho 1/64 European Cars
I've discussed the Nissan GT-R 1/64 overkill in previous posts, so let's stay focused on how nice the Hot Wheels '17 GT-R casting really is. It was one of my favorite new models in 2017, and two more versions just dropped in the last couple of weeks. Not that either will be hard to get. … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The Hot Wheels Nissan GT-R goes premium with the 2019 Toy Fair and TFox releases.
Going Alfa Romeo today. The 105/115 Series Coupes are as pretty as any car ever, and there are some fantastic replicas in 1/64. So for today's Saturday Showcase, I am looking at mine, from Hot Wheels to Kyosho to Tomica Limited Vintage to Matchbox. And speaking of Matchbox, the Giulia Sprint has a crazy, and … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The Alfa Romeo Junior/GTA Coupes in 1/64, plus the strange history of the Matchbox Giulia Sprint GTA
Yeah, it is Sunday, but I hope you can forgive me on still calling it a Saturday Showcase. Especially because I think this is a good showcase. It is also another Lamley showcase on Japanese cars, but I hope you can forgive me for that too. But with three Japanese cars in the Matchbox F … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Japanese/JDM cars by Matchbox
This could be a fun topic. There is a whole subset of Hot Wheels One-and-Done models throughout it's 50 years. Try and think of a few. I did, and made some of the recent licensed O-&-D's my Saturday Showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywwdI_fle2A I have already been reminded of one in my collection that I forgot, the '77 … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Hot Wheels One-and-Done Models
I've got 15, and I surely want the other 15. Led by the BRE 510, Vintage Racing is finally getting its due. And while some love to complain of JDM being overhyped, I think it is cool to see folks realizing how cool these vintage American Trans Am racers are after ogling over the 510. … Continue reading Lamley Saturday Showcase: Hot Wheels Vintage Racing
Hard to say what car themed deco looks best on a Hot Wheels. I can make arguments for BRE, Mooneyes, Falken, and Advan. But the most iconic is probably Gulf Racing. There might have been some Hot Wheels Gulf Racing models in the past, but lately Hot Wheels has been on a tear. Several this … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: All the Hot Wheels Gulf Racing Models
I've been working through some of my all-time favorite Tomica Limited Vintage models. I showcased the Super Silhouettes last weekend, and this weekend comes the Porsche 911 (along with a few faves from Kyosho). Be sure to subscribe, and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nujICxvwvmA Find the TLV Porsches at Japan Booster.
I figured it has been awhile since I jumped into Matchbox for the Saturday Showcase, and I think I picked a good one. Mattel and Toyota must be on a break, because it has been awhile since we have seen anything new Toyota-wise. So that means we look at previous releases. And while Hot Wheels … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: Matchbox ’85 Toyota 4Runner