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.…

Lamborghini Countach

Countach. An Italian exclamation of astonishment! The hottest supercar of the 1980s.  Designed, like the Miura it replaced, by Marcello Gandini. In the eighties posters of the Countach would adorn the walls of any teen petrolhead. Jay Leno used one as an everyday vehicle in the eighties. It produced a whopping 455 hp, the first…

Monthly Acquisitions May 2017

This has been a really crazy month for the collection. I found a new store of secondhand toys in the basement of a house near the central station, where I picked up 15 models, mostly Matchbox for 3 lari a piece. I was like Ali Baba in the cave of the 40 thieves. I’ll present…

Travels with Beetle

When I go on an excursion or trip, I like to take a model car with me, as there may be some interesting photo opportunities. On Sunday, I went on an excursion to Dashbashi Canyon (details of the trip: An Excursion to Dashbashi Canyon), in my pocket I took this Matchbox VW Beetle 4 x…