Case Report: Matchbox 2018 Q Case (with Sapphire Gems)

If you have been following the Matchbox Cases this year, hopefully you now have the hang of understanding these assortments. Today's Case Report is the 2018 Q Case.  It corresponds with the 2018 K Case.  Same models, but with some duplicates being replaced with 3 Olds Vista Cruiser Sapphire Gem Chase Models.  The standard Matchbox … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 Q Case (with Sapphire Gems)

Matchbox Preview: Upcoming Basic Plus opening-features models

Last month, while at the Matchbox Gathering of Friends Convention, I spent a couple of long hours with Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Design Team and filmed a few videos.  We looked at upcoming 2018 and 2019 models, as well as the highly-anticipated Basic Plus and Premium opening-feature models. Abe was a good sport, and … Continue reading Matchbox Preview: Upcoming Basic Plus opening-features models

Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

This year's Matchbox Gathering of Friends Charity Auction was certainly a memorable one.  Some incredible lots, and some epic bidding battles.  I did film one that I will post later. One of the highlights came AFTER the auction.  Joe Fenski - who attendees of the HW Convention will know - won the Mattel-donated "Mystery Box". … Continue reading Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

Lamley Unboxing: How to find the Matchbox Sapphire Gem Chase Models

It is late in the year.  At least late in the Mattel diecast year.  Hot Wheels has only one more mix to officially release, and Matchbox will be wrapping up the year within the next 2-3 months as well. And Matchbox most surely backloaded the fun.  Lots of good new models to come, including the … Continue reading Lamley Unboxing: How to find the Matchbox Sapphire Gem Chase Models

Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model

Here they are. Attendees at the 2018 Matchbox Gathering of Friends were just given their Dinner Model (with some getting the early registrant variation), and soon after Jim Gallegos unveiled the Dealer Model.  Jim was kind enough to allow me to photograph the models beforehand, so you are getting a look along with everyone here. … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model