|Matchbox 2017 Batch A at Wheel Collectors|
Welcome to 2017 Matchbox.
It seems like we haven’t seen new stuff from Mattel for awhile. At least longer than usual. So it is nice to see the first Matchbox case of 2017.
Our friends at Wheel Collectors got their shipment today and, as always, picked a case at random to open and photograph for Lamley readers. All the models are listed at their store now:
(And don’t forget to check out the other Matchbox listings as well. Tons of Golden Age stuff to pick up as part of the Matchbox Sale at Wheel Collectors.)
Anyway, there are a few things to look for moving into 2017 with Matchbox. We already know what 2017 New Models are coming, but we want to see how many more licensed and realistic models will be included. We also want to see, in a small 24-count case, what models are included in multiples. They tend to be new castings, and let’s hope they are the models that will be snagged the fastest.
So here we go. The first Matchbox case of 2017. Enjoy the pics, and let me know what you think.
Not bad. Some holdovers from the last case of 2016, which is fine, and the repeats are probably what will be the two most popular models of the batch, the Chevy Wagon and Mercedes SLR McLaren. More when we do an unboxing video.
What do you think?