I have said I really like this Matchbox Team. Not that my opinion matters, but after meeting Gerry and Abe last year at the Matchbox Gathering, I have become a true believer in where Matchbox is headed.
Of course there is a way to go, including with distribution, but this team is passionate, has a ton of fun, and yes, pays attention to what the collectors are saying.
Back to that ton of fun part. The team likes to mix things up, throw out a little reference here and an easter egg there. Check some of the liveries on the new vehicles and you might see some interesting references. And look closely at the latest models. You might fund a subtle difference between the two.
Or a big difference.
As the new VW Transporter has been making its way to collectors, two versions have been discovered. My friends at Wheel Collectors found both in their inventory:
I have no idea if one will be harder to find than the other, but they will both be out there. All I know is it will be fun to have both. Wheel Collectors does, and put a few pairs up for sale.
Matchbox is keeping mum on whether these little differences will show up on other castings, so it is up to us to discover them. This should be fun…