|Matchbox 2016 Batch K at Wheel Collectors|
There is always a surge of interest in Matchbox in the weeks following the Matchbox Gathering. Folks will buzz about the new models coming in the next year, maybe gain a new appreciation for what is currently out, and spend gobs on the superb Gathering Exclusives.
That is of course happened this year. The Miata and A100 exclusives are on a lot of want lists, the 2017 New Models look great, and upcoming 2016 models like the Volvo V60 and Nissan Skyline have folks checking the orange pegs more frequently.
But this buzz isn’t going to die down like maybe it has in previous years. The Nissan Skyline Custom Contest has been so cool to follow, and seeing what the 15 winners are doing with the Skyline is mind-blowing. Plus there is that whole thing with the Skyline. Matchbox may have its first Super Treasure Hunt without doing a Super Treasure Hunt. It isn’t going to last on the pegs very long.
And it goes on. A new commitment to metal bodies, realism becoming a priority, cool little wheel and body variations the team is throwing at collectors. Collecting Matchbox has become fun again. Being in contact with the Matchbox Team on a regular basis, and getting hints of what is to come, I think I can safely say we are only getting started.
Which leads to the 2016 K Case. I think we can say 2016 has been a transition year. Moving from what Matchbox was to what it will become. There are of course a handful of “retire yesterday” generics, but some exciting new models and liveries as well. The highlight is EASILY the new Dodge Ram Police in National Parks livery. The NP livery is a favorite, and this Dodge Ram casting is easily one of Matchbox’s best this year.
Anyway, Wheel Collectors got the K Cases today, and as always picked one at random to open and document for Lamley Readers. You can see all the models at the Wheel Collectors store:
As always, thanks WC, and enjoy the report…