You don’t think I have been asking as well?
I get a lot of messages about the Matchbox opening features models previewed at last year’s Gathering of Friends. Ever since that preview we haven’t heard much. Whenever I was asked, I just said I assumed they were coming, and would wait with everyone else to find out.
Well, behind the scenes it was a tad different. I do chat with the Matchbox Team occasionally, and yeah, I asked. A lot. I got full collector on them, trying to get any updates. And what did I get? A shrug, a smile, and a smirk. “Wait and see” they said, “You will like what comes.”
They were right. The Matchbox Team, in preparation for the Gathering, teased this:
Those are classic. Look at them! A Grand Prix and a VW Fastback, homages to the early days of Matchbox, before Hot Wheels, when Matchbox was about realism. I am not a terribly nostalgic person when it comes to diecast, but dang. I can get behind these.
More is MOST SURELY to come next week, and yeah, you can bet I will be working to put together some videos for everyone featuring these beauties when I am at the Gathering. So stay tuned. Lots to come.