Tell me if this has ever happened to you:
You are traveling. You pass through a small town and see a general store or something similar. You need a bottle of water or whatever so you decide to stop. You wander in, and notice there is a good chance there is a toy section, and there is no way you are leaving without checking.
You get there, and lo and behold the pegs, or bins, or shelves are full of Hot Wheels from several years ago. It is a goldmine of goodness. Models you passed on before but won't pass on now. Models that were pegwarmers then but are highly desired now. There is a First Edition 510, some cool Ferraris, and a ton of other goodies. You buy a lot. You forget to get the bottle of water. You don't care. You just filled in a lot of gaps in your collection. And it was a complete surprise.
That feeling is a fun one, and something that came to mind when I first heard about Model Crate, a new diecast endeavor aimed at us collectors, and a new Lamley Sponsor. I have a few Partners now, and I am obviously very thankful for the support they give the blog. I am also thrilled to support these groups that I think enhance the collecting experience. And welcome to Model Crate. This is a cool deal.
So what is Model Crate? It is a monthly subscription service that hand-selects and curates sets of Hot Wheels that they send directly to you every month. Each crate is matched to your preferences with cars picked directly for you along with a few others. Think of it as a small monthly Hot Wheels Case not bogged down by a bunch of cars you don't want.
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So if you subscribe, each month you will get a case that will contain 3 to 6 Hot Wheels (depending on the tier you choose) picked by curators for you. Maybe muscle is your thing, or exotics, or JDM. In the process of signing up you will let them know what you like to collect, and the crates will follow. There is even a chance that a Regular or Super Treasure Hunt could be included. Along with the models will come an official list of the contents printed to look like a car title. That means you are adding new models that you want to add every month. You can find the site here:
No deep small town general store dives. Just a cool surprise every month.
They are even offering the final few Founder's Club spots (only 19 left last I checked). Founder's Club members get their name on the website but also 20% off all orders for life. Life! That isn't a bad deal at all.
Add to that a special rate for Lamley Readers. This is a new concept to be sure, so the best way to learn about Model Crate is to try it out. That is why there MC is offering 10% off to all Lamley Readers on their first order. They just need to use the code "LAMLEYHW" at checkout.
Pretty cool, eh?
The February Crates ship out on the 17th, and you have until Feb 16th at 9 PM PST to subscribe and be part. If you sign up afterwards, no problem, you will just start in with the March shipment.
It is a cool concept. A new concept to be sure, but one worth trying out. If you are already a member, or are joining, be sure to let us know what you think - be honest - by tagging us on Instagram at @thelamleygroup and @modelcrate_official for sure. Share what you got, what you like, didn't like, etc. This will be fun to watch develop.
Give it a go, and let us know what you think...