Hot Wheels – The Simpsons Family Car

I haven’t watched The Simpsons for years. But it is still a very funny programme, with the ever stupid Homer Simpson being the anti-hero, Bart, Lisa and Maggie having never aged in 27-odd seasons. The transport of the Simpson family has now been re-created as a Hot Wheels model. The images below show what the…

Hot Wheels – 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car

If Hot Wheels make this sort of thing as standard as opposed to the generic crap they normally like to produce, I would be a happy collector. Such is the difficulty in getting hold of this model, it actually hails from Melbourne, Australia – so a 12000km journey back to CH!. Why this model tugs…

Hot Wheels – Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

It is not all about Tomica you know……..well, I did buy a shitload in Singapore, so hence there are quite a few musings coming up of late. But bread and butter here in Europe is Hot Wheels and for all the crap that Mattel produce, the licensed stuff under Jason “Woo-hoo, I’ve got a bigger…

Matchbox is dead in Asia

Ok, Ok, this is a little (well a bit) later than planned. I picked this TRU catalogue up in Singapore last year prior to Christmas, but I have only gotten around to scanning it. Just some interesting things to note. Firstly the most prominent brand here is Tomica – as it should be in Asia.…

Tomica Series – No.90 – Fiat 500

This is a funny one. I have two versions of the Fiat 500 – one is a HW as per below: And I have now got the Tomica version. Which is better? The HW one looks like it belongs from a cartoon, the Tomica one shows a little better detail, but lacks finesse in the…

Slightly embarrassing , isn’t it Mattel

I am slightly amazed that Majorette has managed to secure all these licensing deals, when Mattel has just about got its act together and got Daimler AG to sign……. Majorette seem to be releasing these castings with relative ease – Mattel……well, you know the score with getting a casting out. More to the point, Majorette…

Why Matchbox will continue to fail

Jason Horowitz must be a pretty smug chap at the moment. Not only had he got HW all the best castings within the Mattel portfolio, but he seems to have got all the best promotional stuff as well. This offer from Boost at Westfield Bondi Junction, Australia proves the point: We keep hearing from the…