Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady 2000

hotwheelsfairlady2000Lately Hot Wheels has been putting really cool JDM cars from the past and present at retail shelves.  As you can see from my picture, I’ve been collecting tons of Hot Wheels JDM-type cars.  Hot Wheels Car Designer Jun Imai talks his love for classic Nissan cars and creating the 1/64 diecast scale Nissan Fairlady 2000 for Hot Wheels.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship

hotwheelsxwingcarshipHot Wheels is well known for some of their crazy and wacky car designs.  With the life-size build of the Star Wars X-Wing Carship, Hot Wheels also announced the 1/64 scale diecast model for their toy lineup.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hardcore Hot Wheels Collector

hotwheelscollectorbruceI have around 300-400 diecast cars in my collection. Its a mix of Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Tomica diecasts, but this guy takes the cake.  Toy car collector Bruce Pascal’s Hot Wheels collection is valued at over a $1 million dollars.  This guy is hardcore with a Hot Wheels inspired room to put his over 3,500 plus Hot Wheels toys.  Bruce also has 175 special Hot Wheels prototypes.

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Frankie’s Garage: Tomica Premium 4 New Die-cast Rides

tomicapre00tomicapre01I’ve been a fan Tomica’s recent product line: Tomica Premium 1/64 scale die-cast cars.  Aimed at the adult collector, the Tomica Premium series features more paint applications and newly designed rims.  Tomica is adding 4 new vehicles: No. 13 – Nissan IDS Concept, No. 14 – Toyota S-FR, No. 15 – Subaru 22B STI and No. 16 – Toyota 86GRMN.

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Frankie’s Garage: Tomica’s Premium Line R34 Z-Tuned

skylinetomicaprimoThis new Tomica 1/64 diecast car line is shooting for the adult toy colltector.  The Tomica Premium line kicks-off the series with the iconic NISMO R34 Z-Tuned sports car.

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