My apologies for how long this took. I will put up a photo post this next week, but for now, here are all of your selections, from Best Licensed New Matchbox to Best and Worst HW Super TH to Best and Most Disappointing HW New Model, as well as Best Licensed Premium HW New Model. … Continue reading Lamley Saturday Showcase: 2017 Hot Wheels & Matchbox Lamley Awards Best & Worst Winners
Alright, let's go orange. Hopefully you agree with me that Matchbox continues a most welcome return to form. You might have some likes and dislikes among the new models shown here, but there is a nice variety of vehicles from all kinds of angles, and that diversity is what many of us longtime Matchbox fans … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the Best Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2017?
Just a quick heads up on what will be a bit of a confusing start to the 2018 Matchbox year. As I mentioned in the preview video below, Matchbox 2018 Batch A is already out. You just may not know it. Because of some delays, Matchbox 2018 Batch A ended up being a hodgepodge of … Continue reading If you see these two models, you have encountered 2018 Matchbox Batch A
One more little bit from JCCS. From every account, the show was a blast. Mild weather compared to the blistering heat of years past, an incredible crowd, and even more incredible cars. It sounds like a lot of fun was had at the Matchbox tent as well, with many of you going home with special … Continue reading Here is a look at what Matchbox showed off at JCCS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gi5MCR4w_E I have mentioned a few times this week that JCCS - the Japanese Classic Car Show - is this Saturday in Long Beach, California. It is the premiere classic Japanese car gathering in the US, and is recognized as one of the best in the world. And it is always a treat to attend. … Continue reading Come to JCCS this Saturday to celebrate the Datsun 510 with Matchbox, and see – and possibly take home – some incredible models.
Two for the price of one! I told you Mattel essentially emptied their distribution center over the last couple of weeks, and that means two Matchbox cases at the same time. Wheel Collectors got both the L and M cases, while big box stores just got the L. That puts the hobby shops just a … Continue reading Case Report: 2017 Matchbox M Case
All the new Mattel stuff is coming in hot and heavy. HW Modern Classics last week, HW 2018 A cases to hobby dealers this week, HW P cases to Walmart and Target this week, and now Matchbox L and M. And most of it landed in Wheel Collectors lap yesterday. We already did the HW … Continue reading Case Report: 2017 Matchbox L Case
This isn't the only time this model will be featured this week, and it is surely worth a large amount of coverage. Later coverage will revolve around this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZAWtMrj4Lx/?taken-by=matchboxworld But first, here is a wheel variation to look for. The Matchbox Team hinted at an early run of Datsun 510 Rally models with 6-spoke wheels, … Continue reading Variation Alert: Matchbox Datsun 510 Rally with 6-spoke wheels
Looks like new Matchbox is on its way. It has been awhile. As soon as the Nissan Junior finishes its holiday in Crete. Lamley Facebook friend Risto Majuri posted this find in, of all places, the Greek island of Crete, to the Lamley Facebook Page earlier this week. First off, Risto wants to make the … Continue reading The Matchbox Nissan Junior is in Crete. Looks like it should be worldwide soon.
Within the next few weeks, a new Matchbox 9-pack will hit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXRaku5DoyS/?taken-by=matchboxworld An updated Golf Country, a Ford Thunderbird, and as the exclusive in this pack, the beautiful Cadillac Fleetwood. Except that Fleetwood would probably scoff at the "beautiful" label. In the past, the Fleetwood embraced it. From Superfast to Lesney Edition to the Mainline, … Continue reading The Matchbox 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood gets a facelift, and a little attitude.