Car of the year 2016

It was difficult coming up with a way to end the year. It's been a bad one for most people... what with all the celebrity deaths and the political upheaval both here and across the seas, there've been complaints aplenty. For me, it's not been so bad! Especially for Jasmine's Garage, which has grown more... Continue Reading →

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When you speak too soon…

I may have spoken a little strongly in my last post. My scathing criticism of Matchbox distribution in this country seems to have been met with swift rebuttal. No sooner had I done so, I entered the Poundland stores in my city to be met by an entire wall of Matchbox cars. The pegs were... Continue Reading →

Matchbox Land Rover 5-Pack

All I have to say is: It is about time! It must be almost a year since I remember telling Mr. Dino - seeing the latest online claim by that Lamley guy - that Mattel was bringing out an homage to the humble Land Rover with a Matchbox exclusive. Well, can you imagine my face,... Continue Reading →

Muscle Mania

Hot Wheels are always going to catch the eye. They just pop, which is what keeps me coming back. I'm not hard to please, and bright colours have always been my way of finding small joy in the world. I mean, I like the cars too. But the colour adds to it. It helps when... Continue Reading →

Recent Finds

There are lots of features lined up for the Christmas season. However, it's been a little tricky finding the time, with me making the magazine and writing a number of features elsewhere recently. However, my recent Matchbox and Hot Wheels finds are looking very good indeed, and I can't wait to get some photo shoots... Continue Reading →

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