|Matchbox Golden Age Sale at Wheel Collectors|
Yep, a Matchbox F Case. From 2010.
To refresh your memory, a few months ago my friends at Wheel Collectors sent over a few sealed Matchbox cases from a few years ago. They had purchased a store’s inventory, and there were several cases from the last Golden Age of Matchbox, roughly 2005 to 2011.
We both thought it would be cool to open a few of them on the Lamley YouTube Channel, so that is what we did. Except for two. I placed two aside for later, and then, in all honesty, forgot about them. I came across them while gathering the other cases to send back to Wheel Collectors, and of course had to film their unboxings before returning them.
So that is what I did. And this is the first of the 2010 cases.
2010 was smack dab in the middle of the Golden Age. Most of the models were licensed, most of the decos were realistic, and even the generic models looked like real vehicles. It seems that every group of three I pull contains a treasure.
When I did the other unboxings a few months ago, it wasn’t as fun. The models hearkened back to a better time for Matchbox. This time, though, there is more evidence of Matchbox returning to glory. Sure, budget restrictions will make it different, but with 2017 starting, there is ample evidence of a return to more licensed vehicles and realism. There is still a ways to go, but it is exciting again to collect Matchbox.
So enjoy the unboxing, and know that these models have all been sent back to Wheel Collectors, and are listed now as part of their “Matchbox Golden Age” Sale. There is a ton listed from all kinds of years, and you are bound to find some gems. These models are becoming more and more collectible, so now is the time to get them.