Among all this TLV, Greenlight, and the oodles of Hot Wheels to hit lately, the orange brand gets lost in the shuffle. Such a shame too. 2014 was a better year for Matchbox than the 2-3 years previous, and 2015 should be better. But with the Supreme Heroes line cut to two batches in 2015, we start to worry. Nonetheless, we will remain excited for many of the models to come, and keep showcasing the stuff that came from our favorite Matchbox era – 2005 to 2011.
And here is one that has led a very lonely existence – the Infiniti G37. It made its debut right at the end of that era we love (we need to come up with a name), and has since vanished. Our guess is this model would have never been greenlighted in the last few years, so it barely snuck in before Matchbox changed its brand direction.
So at least we have one. It is better than zero, especially with a casting that look this good. Another Ryu Asada design, proportioned and detailed amazingly for a 1:64. And since this car is badged a Skyline in Japan, this might be the only Matchbox Skyline we will see. Too bad, because a stock Kenmeri would be such a treat. (Although we are completely behind Matchbox doing a Mazda Cosmo. That would be a PERFECT Matchbox.)
So the bad news is we only have one of these. The good news? A second is coming, apparently as a multipack exclusive. That is a good thing, and we hope it looks as good as this one…
(Find the Matchbox Infiniti G37 on eBay…)
Matchbox Infiniti G37 (2011 Mainline):