After a long while….

After a long time, there were some fresh MB’s in Migros – 2017 releases I believe. I don’t buy them often, but if there are licensed car castings, then I will pick them up – I am staying away from the generic tut. My musings on the BMW i3 will follow shortly, but initial impression…

Disney Pixar Cars: M.A. Brake Drumm

Usual roundy character casting from Mattel is this, and nothing really to ride home about bar from the fact it is just another character for the collection. I wanted to add this one to the Pixar collection, but in all seriousness, this is for the hardcore – you will not miss anything if you do…

Hot Wheels – ’95 Mazda RX-7

The only other RX-7 I have is the Matchbox version. This one looks a little Fast And Furious which is the appeal somewhat. Good casting, I like the licensed tampos, however I have seen the blue version and thay looks a lot smarter stock as per this Instagram pic from Kiwidiecastcollector View this post on…

Hot Wheels – ’82 Nissan Skyline R30

What a choice of a casting!  I really don’t know if Mattel have the adult collector in mind when choosing these castings, but this is brilliant. JDM has made an entry into HW culture but often they are charactures with bad paint schemes aimed at the core market. What is delightful about this is that…

Hot Wheels – McLaren P1 (2017 Then & Now)

Quick look at the recolour of this one for 2017. I think that this is a very smart colour scheme – not sure if it authentic, but is does look rather svelte. I totally forgot that I did pick up the 2015 release in that gorgeous ornage paint job – Which one do you prefer as…

Hot Wheels – 2017 Honda/Acura NSX

Opportunity in Poundland means that I can sometimes pick up cheap diecast. It is well documented that the Mattel situation in the UK is shite. They seem to be doing their best to stop the sale of such things. However, as I have mused before, Mattel can produce some blinders. The 2017 Honda NSX is…

Disney Pixar Cars: Jack DePost

Having just watched Cars 3, I am now starting to see quite a few models be added to peg space. So I will be having a look at these models on a on-going basis as the majority of them are stored in the UK and not with me. Going forward, where I think that one…

Why Mattel consistently fail…..

This photo was taken at the Tokyo Motor Show by journalist Keith Adams at Parkers Guide. Tomica consistently support this event and this stand/display shows their intent. At the Geneva Motor Show, MOC versions of the Ford GT40 were on display by LEGO. Majorette are slaughtering social media as well very successfully, with Majorette Australia…

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…