Matchbox Collectors, Save the Date! 2015 International Gathering Registratration starts December 31…

If you have followed Lamley for any substantial amount of time, you know we tout the Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico as one of the best toy shows around.  Well, the 13th Gathering is all set, and will happen on July 17-19, 2015, once again at the Albuquerque Marriott.Hard to … Continue reading Matchbox Collectors, Save the Date! 2015 International Gathering Registratration starts December 31…

Just Unveiled: Matchbox-Donated Preproduction Models for the upcoming Gathering Auction…

It is Gathering Week.  The biggest Matchbox event of the year, the International Collector's Gathering of Friends begins this Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It is Mattel's adopted event for Matchbox, and every year sends a members of the Matchbox Design and Marketing teams to meet with collectors and present the details for the next … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox-Donated Preproduction Models for the upcoming Gathering Auction…

Lamley Contest: Guess the two exclusive Matchbox models for the upcoming Gathering Convention, and we will send you a Gathering exclusive Routemaster Bus…

We are less than four months away from the 11th Annual Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It is undoubtedly the premiere Matchbox event each year, and I am looking forward to attending for the seventh time.  We hope many of you can come as well.  Details and the registration form … Continue reading Lamley Contest: Guess the two exclusive Matchbox models for the upcoming Gathering Convention, and we will send you a Gathering exclusive Routemaster Bus…

Lamley News: Registration for the 2014 Matchbox Collectors Gathering announced…

Mark your calendars.  The 2014 Matchbox International Gathering of Friends has been announced for July 18-20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It is the premiere Matchbox event, attended by Mattel, and where the 2015 new model lineup and other details will be announced.  This will be the 7th year in a row that we at Lamley … Continue reading Lamley News: Registration for the 2014 Matchbox Collectors Gathering announced…

First Look: Matchbox MC Gathering of Friends ’56 Buick Century Fire Chief Dealer Model…

Yes, I included some shots of this one in my final Ambassador Report, but a model like this surely deserves its own post.We have spent a great deal of time on past Gathering Models.  They are almost always classic cars, they are always gorgeous, and they are gobbled up quickly.This one, the '56 Buick Century, … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox MC Gathering of Friends ’56 Buick Century Fire Chief Dealer Model…

July 22nd Matchbox Ambassador Update: Upcoming 2014 New Models andeverything else from the 2013 MC Gathering of Friends…

Greetings fellow collectors...It is early Monday morning, I am sitting in my brother's basement in Durango, Colorado, and I am finally finishing up my last report as Matchbox Ambassador.  It was a whirlwind weekend at the Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and sleep was not as high on the priority … Continue reading July 22nd Matchbox Ambassador Update: Upcoming 2014 New Models andeverything else from the 2013 MC Gathering of Friends…

Greetings from Albuquerque: The Matchbox Gathering has begun, and we have our first unveiling…

Popping in just to say hello to everyone.  Matchbox nerds from around the world have gathered and things are in full swing...I will dive into the details in my final Ambassador Report, but cake has been eaten, presentations are being made, and camera flashes are running rampant.  I will adhere to Lamley's strict "no-humans-in-photos" policy, … Continue reading Greetings from Albuquerque: The Matchbox Gathering has begun, and we have our first unveiling…

A Quick Look at the exclusives, prepros, and other goodies found at the Matchbox Gathering…

Hello from beautiful Moab, Utah.Actually, when you read this I will be somewhere between Moab, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The International Matchbox Collectors Gathering of Friends has finally arrived, and I am on my way. This is a weekend I look forward to every year for various reasons.  Many might be boring to our … Continue reading A Quick Look at the exclusives, prepros, and other goodies found at the Matchbox Gathering…

July 15th Matchbox Ambassador Update: More 2014 sneaks, some news on Sky Busters, and this year’s Gathering auction…

Greetings collectors...Well, this is a bittersweet day.  I have officially submitted my final weekly update as the 8th Matchbox Ambassador.  I have one more report to submit following this week's Matchbox Gathering, and I will share some thoughts then, but this is my last weekly update.  It has been quite a run, but I am … Continue reading July 15th Matchbox Ambassador Update: More 2014 sneaks, some news on Sky Busters, and this year’s Gathering auction…