It starts today. I am doing my annual excursion through southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northern New Mexico on my way to Albuquerque, arriving in time for the festivities to begin. I will be busy this year, streaming a few things live on the Lamley YouTube Channel (including the 2019 New Model Preview on Saturday … Continue reading Here are some of my favorite Matchbox Convention exclusives from years past.
You don't think I have been asking as well? I get a lot of messages about the Matchbox opening features models previewed at last year's Gathering of Friends. Ever since that preview we haven't heard much. Whenever I was asked, I just said I assumed they were coming, and would wait with everyone else to … Continue reading Yes, the Matchbox opening-features models are coming. They just got teased.
This is always a blast. The Matchbox Gathering of Friends is now one week away. I am getting my Matchbox geek on in preparation, and I will be full-fledged into it by next week. One of the events I look forward to most is the charity auction held on Saturday night after the Mattel presentation. … Continue reading Here are the Mattel-donated charity auction items for next week’s Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Which prototypes should I pursue?
More Matchbox Previews for you, courtesy of the Matchbox Team. A little something to whet the appetite until the Gathering next week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8JOd0pYnvE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T1tJpywHDY
Two weeks. That is it. The 16th Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends (let's call it the Gathering to save my typing fingers) starts July 20th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tickets are sold out, but you can still (kind of) be there. The schedule is now out, and while the image is a bit blurry, … Continue reading We are two weeks away from the 16th(!) Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Here is what to expect.
So I filmed this video, and afterwards learned that these are now all slated for US Target stores. So there's that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPveqazNOco
The new card art is stellar. I don't need to ease into that statement, because it just is. There are a million things to say about it, but ultimately it is a great move for Matchbox. It helps propel Matchbox as the "realism" brand, with the car moving through a realistic setting. And yes, it … Continue reading Matchbox 2018 H Case Unboxing, with a look at the brand new card art
This dropped over the weekend: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkE1HVenkF2/?taken-by=matchboxworld Yep, the Matchbox Custom Contest is back for 2018, and if you are in, get your tools and cameras out and get to it. The first two were fantastic events. Collectors from all over the world participated, and the winners were given raw models to customize and have showcased … Continue reading The 3rd Annual Matchbox Custom Contest is on, starting now!!
I just don't think Mooneyes and Gulf can be overplayed. I have seen that complaint from a few Hot Wheels collectors and I just don't get it. If every model Hot Wheels released was Gulf, maybe, but that isn't the case at all. Maybe 2 or 3 models a year get the treatment, and it … Continue reading Preview: Mooneyes and Gulf Racing get the Matchbox treatment
I don't know if I have ever reported a first find from India, but now I have. Lamley Reader Dominic David shared this pic recently: That is the new Jurassic World 5-pack, with some notable new models. We have seen a couple of these - the top two and bottom models - as singles recently, … Continue reading The next Matchbox Jurassic World 5-pack, with a brand new Unimog, has appeared in India