I hope you have all enjoyed the Matchbox 2019 previews I’ve posted on the Lamley YouTube Channel. They are fun to do, but a lot of work.
Not a lot of work for me, mind you. Putting these together doesn’t take a ton of time. It is a lot of work for the Matchbox Team. Designer Abe Lugo and I, as we have done the last 3 years, get together for a couple of hours to film a bunch of footage for the previews. What ends up being 15-20 minutes of content actually takes quite a bit of time to film. Retakes, restarts, and whatnot. As the expletive that mistakenly snuck into one of my first 2019 Preview videos – before I edited it out – it can be a tiring and frustrating process. It sounds dumb, but we were exhausted afterwards.
And after all that, Abe goes on to preview it all at the Dinner Presentation.
Why do I bring this up? Because it is really cool that Abe is willing to do this. The weekend is already tiring for him, but he likes to keep collectors in on the process, and filming this videos is a way to do that. He doesn’t have to do it, but he does. I think that is pretty cool. I have found that many folks at Mattel are like this, sharing info when they can, whether here on Lamley, on IG or FB, or elsewhere. I don’t think they get enough credit for it, so I want to make sure I give them credit here. These people are busy, there is a lot on their plate, a lot of pressure and deadlines, yet they still take time to do things like this. We should all appreciate it, and I hope we do.
Nonetheless, while filming these videos, Abe took a few early 3D Prints he didn’t have planned to be part of the presentation, and told me to film some quick clips of each of them on the turntable. So I did. No explanation, no background, just the video. So here they are.
These will show up in various lines throughout 2019. Some mainline, some Basic Plus, or Premium. You will see some new vehicles, as well as some throwback models from the past. Enjoy: