Matchbox Cars Returning to UK in 2019

Will We See Matchbox Cars UK Wide by 2019? I've got a big smile on my face as I write this, having photographed some cars on the first pleasant summer evening here for about 2 weeks. The big news this last weekend for fans of Mattel's Matchbox cars was no doubt the announcement of the... Continue Reading →


I’m expecting hell for this, but…

A quick note on Mattel's growing toxic culture... Hi everyone - excuse me for writing to you at half past three in the morning (yes, it's Friday!) but something grabbed my attention tonight and I feel it's time to address it. I've been pretty heavily involved with Instagram the last few years and my experience... Continue Reading →

I pre-ordered my Accelerator 426 Tomica Limited Vintage Tomicarama – and so should you! (If you like beautiful pre-made dioramas)

With the Lamley Group indulging in "TLV Week" recently, the masters of Japanese scale diecast have enjoyed plenty of exposure and discussion amongst collectors. Before I get onto the latest Tomicarama (which you can pre-order here at Ami Ami or here from Japan Booster) indulge me as I editorialise about my favourite premium diecast brand. I'm... Continue Reading →

Datsun Bluebird Wagon Custom

With the arrival of  Hot Wheels's Car Culture Japan Historics 2 and the Nissan Hakosuka wagon as part of the Cargo Carriers series, it seems the hype for Japanese cars in the diecast collecting world is as fierce as ever, and the Hot Wheels "dream team" are working hard to meet that demand. But the... Continue Reading →

A matter of perspective

A thread came up on an online forum regarding perspective and photography of diecast cars. It's an interesting thing to think about, right? Why do so many people take ugly shots of their cars - just all scattered on a carpet, or in a dark room with grainy light, or on a creepy looking shelf... Continue Reading →

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