After our look at the Matchbox Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser earlier this week, a few of you asked about other Japanese cars done by Matchbox. There are actually quite a few.
The Lamley Matchbox collection is almost all Mattel-era models, and there are very few Japanese nostalgics, at least by the 25-years or older standard. From our count, the Land Cruiser and Toyota 4Runner are the only two that qualify.
But there are a ton of other Japanese car castings, and almost all of them are worth collecting.
To help you see a few, I took five minutes to rummage through the collection and grab every Matchbox Japanese car I saw. Then I threw them into the Lamley studio and took one shot each. Not every casting is represented (the Scion Xb comes to mind), and neither is every version of the castings I do show. But you should get the idea.
We would love to know what castings you collect, or which versions you want. Let us know. In the meantime, hear are some shortcuts to the ebay listings of models you might be interested in. Enjoy:
Can you name all of these?