Monthly Acquisitions June 2017

Another interesting month of collecting. Last month saw 53 models added to the collection, this month has been more restrained with 20 models coming in. I managed to keep below my 100 lari budget…just (94.01GEL). I gave a preview of the acquisitions mid way through the month: The month so far when I had just…

The month so far

17 June….midway through the month. Last month saw a crazy 53 models added to the collection (Monthly Acquisitions May 2017). This month, so far, has been more restrained, with just 8 models (although, with a couple of weeks left, anything can happen). I just wanted to share with you what has been added so far.…

Mercedes Hot Wheels

Mattel has recently renewed its license with Mercedes after many years. Matchbox has put out a great model of the six wheeled G63 AMG 6 x 6, the first new Mercedes model from the Mattel brands since the license renewal. Hot Wheels are putting out a yellow AMG GT, which also looks fantastic. More details…

Made in USA

I have been collecting model cars for a long time but only recently have I found any models actually “Made in USA”. I have a lot of Hot Wheels; Mattel is an American company but the models I have are made in Hong Kong, China, Thailand  or Malaysia. It was a surprise to find a…

Rola-matics

Rola-matic vehicles are Matchbox models where a lug on one of the wheels engages and moves part of the vehicle, such as spinning a fan or radar dish, or causing an engine to move up and down. In some cases multiple wheels were used, each wheel engaging and moving a different part of the vehicle.…