Model: Matchbox ’80 Mercedes-Benz W123 Wagon
Line: 2019 Matchbox Mainline
It’s been awhile since I’ve dropped a photo preview on the Lamley Blog. Consider this a Valentine’s Day gift I guess. Love certainly is in the air because I am way into this model. Matchbox has done a model they seem meant to do – an early 80’s Mercedes Wagon.
Everything fits the bill for this one to be released as a Matchbox, and it doesn’t disappoint. When I think of this era of Mercedes-Benz, I think of the pronounced grill, and it is there for all to see. The color is also a great choice for the castings debut.
Ultimately this is about the choice. I hear a whir of the engine when I think of this car, as I rode to school and soccer practice in a couple of these. And that is what I think of when I think of Matchbox. Hot Wheels historically represented the cars on the posters on my wall. Matchbox made the cars I lived my life in. You can’t hold steadfast to that rule, but it is an easy way to think about it. And that is one of the reasons this model is so welcome.
Look for it to be released in the next few months. And many thanks to Matchbox for providing this model for preview.