(UPDATE! I strangely forgot to add the BMW i8 in the video. It is in the poll, but not the video.) The Lamley Awards Polls continue, this time jumping over to the orange brand. Matchbox had a TON of licensed this year, with quite a few in the basic range, along with an entire Jurassic … Continue reading What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2018?
I haven't talked a lot about the Matchbox Power Grabs here on the blog. It was great to see them released a couple of years ago, as it is very appropriate for Matchbox to have some boxed models. But there hasn't been much to say about them here, mainly because I typically focus on the … Continue reading The Matchbox Power Grabs go next level with the new artwork.
We are headed straight into 2019 with Matchbox now, but there are still some 2018 models to look for, including the last of the four Matchbox Sapphire Gems celebrating their 65th Anniversary. Matchbox sent a case with the Sapphire Raptor in it. Here is what to look for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBksh7VaCm8
Final, sort of. The actual last case of the year is R, the fourth Sapphire case (Unboxing coming up). But as far as the mainline goes, this is it. The opening parts models are now considered 2019 releases, and they are coming very soon, so let's put a bow on 2018. And what a bow … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2018 M Case, the final of the year.
The first weekend of October was a busy one. I was trying to make sense of the deluge of cool stuff at the Hot Wheels Convention, while European Matchbox collectors were in Germany nerding out on the Orange brand. I couldn't be there to cover it, but I was able to get my hands on … Continue reading An updated 2019 Matchbox Preview from the European Gathering in Leipzig, Germany
When I posted the quick Matchbox M Case Report a couple of days ago, I figured a few models would garner most of the attention. I didn't predict, however, was that the Holden Ute would dominate. Judging by the comments I saw, a lot of people didn't know that Matchbox had done the Holden Ute … Continue reading A Tale of Two: 2018 Matchbox ’08 Holden Ute SSV vs 2010 Matchbox ’08 Holden Ute SSV
Just as Hot Wheels begins 2019, Matchbox is closing down 2018. Well, actually kind of closing down 2018. Opening-parts models are coming, but I am not entirely sure if thy are considered 2018 or 2019 models. All I know is they are awesome, and I will be previewing a few here shortly. But I digress. … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 M Case
The Matchbox European Gathering of Friends has come to a close in Leipzig, Germany. I have done a few features on the event, including the charity auction. I haven't gotten a ton of details on how the event went, but I am sure Dirk will share them with me. Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Team … Continue reading The Matchbox Convention in Germany has come to a close. Here is a look at the three – actually four – Mercedes-Benz G Wagon Exclusives.
Convention overload! I am in LA for the Hot Wheels Convention, while many of my European friends, including Matchbox Designer Abe Lugo, are in Leipzig, Germany for the European Gathering of Friends Convention. And I am trying to stay on top of both. It isn't easy, but it is worth it. There are tons to … Continue reading The European Matchbox Convention is on. Here are the MUST-SEE Mattel-donated auction items.
Let's clear up the confusion right out of the gate. You are thinking you have already seen the Matchbox '15 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon. It has been all over the Jurassic World Series, hasn't it? Well, not exactly. Have a look: They look pretty similar, but look again: The 2014 is the Jurassic release, and has … Continue reading The Matchbox ’15 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon makes its debut at this week’s European Gathering Convention. Here is a First Look.