First Look: Matchbox Alfa Romeo 4C…

They're baaaaaaack...No, not Matchbox.  That "Matchbox is back!" statement gets used a lot every time Matchbox releases something cool.  In all honesty they never did leave, they just hid for a bit.  They've popped up before, getting collectors giddy with models like the Foxbody Mustang Police, just not that often.What we are talking about is … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox Alfa Romeo 4C…

A Tale of Two: Matchbox Subaru Impreza WRX & Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Police Cars…

This is a post we have wanted to do for awhile, but figured we would wait until we had a new version of at least one of them.  And finally, after some time, we have a new version of the Subaru Impreza Police, so we can put this post together.The mixed opinions about Matchbox's direction … Continue reading A Tale of Two: Matchbox Subaru Impreza WRX & Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Police Cars…

First Look: The 2014 Matchbox "Lamley-inspired" Toyota Land Cruiser…

What in tarnations does "Lamley-inspired" mean?Did a Matchbox designer have a moment of clarity after reading yet another amazing post from Lamley?  No.Is there a shrine to Lamley in the Mattel Design Center, where designers go to be inspired?  We hope not.Do Matchbox designers call us saying "We got nuthin.  Please inspire us Lamley Group!"? … Continue reading First Look: The 2014 Matchbox "Lamley-inspired" Toyota Land Cruiser…

Cool is Cool is Cool: The ’93 Ford Mustang SSP LX and the rest of the California Highway Patrol fleet from Matchbox…

One of aspects of the upcoming Matchbox Supreme Heroes line that we are most excited about, even more so than the full deco and rubber tires, is the fact that will all possess real licensed liveries.  (The fact that it has been moved from an 18-model line to a 10 is another story.  We will … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool: The ’93 Ford Mustang SSP LX and the rest of the California Highway Patrol fleet from Matchbox…

It’s the batch we’ve been waiting for: Matchbox Batch N, with the Foxbody Mustang Police, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Chevy Silverado, is now out at Wheel Collectors…

Finally!The Matchbox team hinted back in July that the final two batches in 2014 would produce some gems, and here is batch #1.Our friends at Wheel Collectors contacted us late Monday to let us know that Matchbox 2014 Batch N has arrived, and that includes the brand new 1993 Ford Mustang LX SSP Police, the … Continue reading It’s the batch we’ve been waiting for: Matchbox Batch N, with the Foxbody Mustang Police, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Chevy Silverado, is now out at Wheel Collectors…

The latest Matchbox 10-packs are now out in the UK, including two new exclusives. A First Look by David Tilley…

The UK is not always the first place to get new Matchbox stuff, but I was rather surprised to see the latest two 10-packs for sale at Tesco.  Even better, Tesco are currently running a buy one, get one half price offer.  These usually tend to turn up in USA first, and usually as a 9-pack.  … Continue reading The latest Matchbox 10-packs are now out in the UK, including two new exclusives. A First Look by David Tilley…

Lamley has 11 more Matchbox Leipzig Exclusive BMW M1’s available, and here is why you need one…

We got a surprise package in the mail this week. The MOYShop store in Germany, which commissioned the Matchbox BMW M1 in racing livery, sent us 11 more models to make available to Lamley readers.  We are offering them for $35 plus shipping at cost. As before, we will do it on a first come/first … Continue reading Lamley has 11 more Matchbox Leipzig Exclusive BMW M1’s available, and here is why you need one…

Just Unveiled: Matchbox BMW M1 Leipzig Toy Show Convention Model (and how you can get one)…

Even with varying opinions on Matchbox these days, it seems that most agree that Matchbox nails its convention models.  And they do.  Certain limitations deco-wise are lifted, and the design team has its fun.Well its time to add another model to the list of must-have Matchbox event models.  Today, at the Toy Fair in Leipzig, … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox BMW M1 Leipzig Toy Show Convention Model (and how you can get one)…

September 18th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

Ambassador’s Report September 18th, 2014By: Larry ScadutoBREAKING NEWS!  I have something new to announce:The Matchbox website was updated yesterday with a new look:It is with great pleasure that we announce that Matchbox has officially re-launched our website: MATCHBOX.COM The new site, which has gone LIVE as of September 17th, 2014, will represent the first comprehensive refresh … Continue reading September 18th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…