In what “Era” is the Hot Wheels World? Definitely the Cool Wagon Era.

We speak in "eras".  The consensus among most collectors is that we are in the JDM Era.  That is probably accurate.  Japanese cars are crazy popular among collectors, and we are seeing several new castings each year.  "Era" implies an eventual end, and I don't think Hot Wheels Japanese cars are going anywhere.  It might … Continue reading In what “Era” is the Hot Wheels World? Definitely the Cool Wagon Era.

Yeah, Hot Wheels made the Audi RS 6 Avant. And yeah, they nailed it.

I'm not going to show the Super Treasure Hunt on this post.  That will come in a Super Showcase later. There is a reason.  All the Super will do is distract you.  You'll get that weird Super Fever that we collectors get.  Supers are Supers, and collectors lap them up, not matter what they are. … Continue reading Yeah, Hot Wheels made the Audi RS 6 Avant. And yeah, they nailed it.

Matchbox gives us another classic wagon with the new ’64 Ford Fairlane

If this were a few years ago, I would have introduced this post with something about how Matchbox is one of the best at doing wagons.  Classic (Olds Vista Cruiser) to Sport (Audi RS6 Avant), it seemed Matchbox has always been dedicated to keeping cool wagons in the lineup. Other brands have caught on, and … Continue reading Matchbox gives us another classic wagon with the new ’64 Ford Fairlane

Some cool new wagons are coming in 2018. Auto World’s entry is looking great.

New 1/64 wagon castings will be a highlight of 2018.  We have seen Hot Wheels' new Skyline Wagon, and Matchbox has shared early versions of its upcoming 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon. There is bound to be a lot more.  Tomica Limited Vintage can always be counted on for a nice wagon or two, and I … Continue reading Some cool new wagons are coming in 2018. Auto World’s entry is looking great.

Gettin giddy with some of my favorite premium brand wagons.

As the Thanksgiving weekend came to a close, and as I was one of the kajillion road-tripping home, my mind turned to our old Grand Marquis Station Wagon.  Wood Paneling, light tan, and, yes, power windows.  My family of eight was living large. If you grow up in a wagon, that love will never die. … Continue reading Gettin giddy with some of my favorite premium brand wagons.

#lamleyhype: The Auto World ’69 Chevy Kingswood Estate “Lead Sled” Wagons may be the best two 1/64 models of 2017.

There are a lot of "bests" in 2017.  Obviously that doesn't make a ton of sense, as "best" can really only be one thing.  Maybe I can call 2017 one of the "best" years for 1/64 diecast.  The year isn't over, so when it is I will try and make sense of all the awesomeness … Continue reading #lamleyhype: The Auto World ’69 Chevy Kingswood Estate “Lead Sled” Wagons may be the best two 1/64 models of 2017.