James May Or Richard Hammond: Which One Collects Toy Cars?

Things get a bit testy as the two discuss collecting toy cars

3y ago

I'm a grownup but I enjoy collecting things that many would perceive as "kids toys." My office if packed to the brim with actions figures, statues, model cars and various other display-type toys. I also have over 1200 comic books that I have been collecting since I was a kid. My point being, I may be a married adult with two children, but I sure as hell like my toys.

A similar question popped up during the September 22nd Facebook Live interview. A fan asked Hammond how many models of toy cars he has, and the following exchange occured:

Hammond: "Me? None. I don't have any models of toy cars. James is your man for that."

James: "You don't have any toy cars? I have some toy cars."

Hammond: "You've got LOADS of toy cars! Your office is full of them; your office is like a children's nursery. There are more toys in your office than in my house, and I have children."

James: "Well, people give them to me!"

There's always the age old argument that once you hit a certain age, you should stop associating yourself with "kids" stuff. I call hogwash on that. Why should I stop doing something I enjoy? If anything, I'm a grown up now; I can now have as many as I want without Mom saying no.

I love my collection of Maisto model cars, comics, action figures, etc. My kids do as well, and my wife...well, my wife tolerates it. What about you readers? Anyone collect model cars like May?




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Comments (22)

  • How can a car guy not have toy cars 🤔

      3 years ago
  • I love "toy" cars and I have some in my collection... from hot hatches to race cars...

    "There's always the old argument that once you hit a certain age, you should stop associating yourself with "kids" stuff. I call hogwash on that. Why should I stop doing something I enjoy?"

    An big and shouted YES!

    I'm 20 (almost 21 now) and some friends of mine sometimes says to me to sold them and use the money with something more useful... but wait... only because I already lived two decades, I have to left behind something that I really like?

    That doesn't make any sense. No sense at all!

    In the picture below, the 1/64 cars from the Ayrton Senna collection, made by Kyosho... That picture are quite old, after that three more cars came to the collection (The 1989 MP4/5, the 1991 MP4/6 and the 1993 MP4/8) and now, there are only two missing that I will buy as soon as possible.

      3 years ago
    • Good job..I wish these toy cars were available in my country..Nice job done by collecting them!!

        3 years ago
    • Thank you!

      Being Kyosho, I doubt if they really aren't available in your country... Maybe rare (just as they are here), but not impossible to find...

        3 years ago
  • I admit I am a life time collector of slot cars (scalextric and other brands). I have 500 + and a huge touted circuit in my man cave,

    I also have the dubious honour of running a local slot car club.

    We run a 4 lane routes track and regularly have 20+ members on race night.

    The aberage age must be in the 40’s.

      3 years ago
  • If my ceiling gave way i would be flattened with toy and car models.

      3 years ago
  • Yep, I do. 57 years old and have bunch of Hot Wheels and I build models. My wife barely tolerates it. Don't care, been doing this since I was 7!

      3 years ago