Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lamley Case Report: Opening a 2015 Hot Wheels International L Case...

How about a little Hot Wheels coverage, eh?

I will admit to a MASSIVE Matchbox kick lately.  Orange was my first diecast love, and as I put together the series on the Last Golden Age of Matchbox, I have had a blast going through what I have, and adding the stuff I want.  This is what came in the mail just yesterday:

And there are more coming.  Something tells me these models will get harder and harder to find, so now is the time to stock up.  And in case you are wondering, yes, I will open every single one of them.

But back to the task at hand.  We need some Hot Wheels coverage, and we should get plenty this week, because the L cases are out.

Wheel Collectors got their batch yesterday, and as usual, they randomly picked a case and unveiled the contents 3-by-3, documenting what they pulled along the way.

All of these models pulled are now available at the Wheel Collectors store, including the Super TH, and a few loose models. (Lots of box damage in this shipment.  Long story.)

But here is everything, as pulled from the L Case.


2015 Hot Wheels International L Case:

No Super or Regular.  In fact, none of the cases contained a Regular, and only one yielded a Super.  A nice Super it is though:

This isn't the most exciting case, but I won't call it the worst either.  The New Models are intriguing, and there are a few others to get excited about.  Your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Surprise!! Hot Wheels 2015 Batch L is now out at Wheel Collectors...

Tesla or Elmiraj?

Two of the more interesting New Models are now out with Hot Wheels 2015 Batch L, and all are now listed at Wheel Collectors.

We have our set on its way, and we are very curious about both.  That should mean First Looks later this week, and hopefully a comparison with the Matchbox Tesla soon.  But for now, you can see all the models in the batch by following the link below:

Hot Wheels 2015 Batch L

(And while we are at it, don't forget the Lamley Deal Sale has ramped up again, with many sets now available at heavily discounted prices.)

Wheel Collectors Lamley Sale

There are a few other interesting models in the batch, and we will go through all once the batch arrives here.  Here are some that have our interest:

Monday, May 25, 2015

First Look, Part 1: The Classics of Kyosho Porsche Minicar Collection 6...

There are two ways to look at Kyosho's latest release.

The first is the more negative of the two.  "Another Porsche Series!?!  We have already had 5 before this one, and almost ALL the castings in this set are releases!  We have already seen most of these castings, and in realistic colors and liveries.  What a waste!"

For the 3 people in the US that were Kyosho collectors during the entire span of Porsche releases, we get it.  That is a lot of money to spend on castings you already have.  You can lay claim to that first reaction.

For the rest of us, it is all positive.  "Finally a chance to get my hands on some of the beautiful Porsche castings Kyosho has released before, and without having to sell my firstborn to get them!  And in clean deco as well!  Just each model in all its glory!"

That is the reaction we have to this set.  Sure, we already have a few of these castings from previous releases, but for the price of one of those, I could five models from the current set.

So these are most welcome, and we think after you see these, you will most certainly agree.  Kyosho has nailed these models, and they are among the best Kyosho has ever done.  The details from the fuchs on the classic models to the rims on the current is astonishing.  These rival Tomica Limited Vintage in the way they look like real cars in photographs.

So because the set is large (24 models), we decided to break it up.  Today are the more vintage of the 8 models included.  Contemporary Porsches are as good as anything current on the road, but classic Porsches have no rival.  And we are glad Kyosho included a few in this set.

While you take a gander at these, remember they are all available at Japan Booster, now shipped free if you spend $50 or more.  Trust me, that is VERY easy to do.  These models are special.


Kyosho Porsche Minicar Series 6:

911 RSR Turbo


911 Turbo (930)