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

1y 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 (20)
  • I've always wanted toy versions of the cars on Top Gear to add to my collection. I decided to take matters into my own hands and design and 3D print them. I hope the BBC and the famous trio don't take objection to it. You can find them here: www.shapeways.com/shops/optimal-inceptions

    1 year ago
  • I gather! I love the limousines, retro-cars, the first car - carriages, model of Volkswagen cars, minibuses and buses, I love VW Beetle! I have many of them... This mini models and toys from children's stores, and a collection of "cars of the USSR" from the journal De Agostini and toys on the remote control and decor, even the notebook... And I love supercars and I collect them too

    Oh, I want to buy and give a mini-model of the car James may

    1 year ago


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