Hot Wheels 2016 Ford GT Race

Another HW add. I have mentioned before, I am moving away from the daft fantasy models and into the licensed releases. I am surprised this one does not have the EcoBoost livery : And once again, Mattel ruin this casting by insisting on sticking their HW logo in places. Also, WTF is with the blacked…

Two eye catching Hot Wheels models for 2018

I do not collect HW at all, but more pick up the castings that I like. If I saw a Redline or Treasure Hunt model, I would just open them – I seriously have no clue as to values, etc. Two models for 2018 immediately have caught my attention. I know that the news has…

Matchbox in print

In this week’s copy of Autocar, there is a article that refers to the Gathering in the US and MB Team of Michael Herelda and Abe Lugo. I was surprised to see such an article TBH, but good exposure for the brand. Better still, the lack of blatant promo and self love is refreshing. An…

Disney Pixar Cars – Bob Pulley

This is somewhat of a rare sight. Not your normal find on the pegs, but I like this very much. Whilst I am having kittens over my 1/43 Cedric from Tomy, I think that for a standard Pixar Cars release, this is bordering on exceptional. The detail on this model is mental and more to…

Matchbox: MB8 – Volvo V60 Polestar (2016)

As a rule now, I no longer collect Matchbox. If you look at the line ups for this year, it is loaded – mostly – full of generic tut. Compare this with 2008 line up with a richness of proper cars. Of course, there is a lot of noise claiming that Matchbox is back. I…

Pixar blow out

Rip off merchants Wheel Collectors boasted that they got these first when they first came out on release. Looking to mug people right off, they whacked up the retail prices of these standard cars to almost double what they were worth – Jackson Storm was approaching double the retail! So upon a visit to Toy…

Finally!  

There has been a huge amount said about the distribution of Matchbox in the UK. Some believe it is great and really positive for the brand, led by the Mattel Patsy John Lambert. The brand is exclusively available in Asda so no problem getting all the castings you need. Indeed, on the MCF FB page,…

Disney Pixar Cars: Brad Winmiler

Just adding to the Pixar collection – nothing really exciting about this casting, but different enough from the protagonists. I am surprised that Mattel did not release an entire arena of characters – that would have been special. You do wonder what or how many of these will be released when Cars 3 comes out.…

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…