Alright here we go again. A couple more Matchbox polls for the 2019 Lamley Awards.
These two are a bit of a trip to be doing. Two polls on Matchbox Moving Parts. If I told any Matchbox collector five years ago that Matchbox would have two lines of Opening Parts models in 2019, they would have told me to jump in a lake. Matchbox has come incredibly far in just a few years.
Just a few years ago the line was moving to mostly unlicensed models, done in a cartoonish style that some marketing genius thought reflected how kids look at vehicles. It was a disaster. But it is a testament to the Matchbox Team over the last few years that they have completely reversed it, bringing Matchbox back to realism. Almost all the models introduced in 2019 were licensed, and those that weren’t are realistic replicas of real utility vehicles. And on top of that a whole new line of opening parts. It is really extraordinary.
So while we are voting on what we like and don’t like, I think it is important to recognize that we are doing this under an umbrella of a true resurgence of a classic brand.
That said, let’s do this.
Due to the holiday schedule, I was unable to take pics, but every Moving Parts model is in this video below. So watch it, and then vote on the polls below. Enjoy.