Majorette dedicates an entire 5-pack to one casting. Might as well be the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.

So I wonder how a Hot Wheels or Matchbox 5-pack loaded with the exact same model would fly.  Maybe it depends on the model.  It would be a risk to be sure.  And it won't happen.Themes obviously happen.  Sometimes the models share a similar livery.  Sometimes they come from the same carmaker.  But never the … Continue reading Majorette dedicates an entire 5-pack to one casting. Might as well be the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.

It is lovely to see the Matchbox Toyota 4Runner Gift Pack exclusive looking very 4Runner-ish…

Find the Matchbox 4Runner on eBay...Matchbox has been showing off its off-road chops lately.And I am not talking about extreme cartoonish models with oversized wheels.  The Jeep Series is here, the Land Rover Series is coming, as is the G63 AMG 6x6 next year.  Factor in the Land Cruiser, Defender 110, the upcoming Dodge Ram, … Continue reading It is lovely to see the Matchbox Toyota 4Runner Gift Pack exclusive looking very 4Runner-ish…

First Look: Matchbox Gift-pack Exclusive Opel Frogster (plus the whole Frogster family), by David Tilley…

Lamley cofounder and Matchbox guru David Tilley is back, with a look at the curious 9-pack exclusive just released by Matchbox, the Opel Speedster:I do like a surprise now and then.  Matchbox on occasion do like to pull out a casting from the vault and throw it in the mix again.  This year is no … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox Gift-pack Exclusive Opel Frogster (plus the whole Frogster family), by David Tilley…

First Look: Matchbox ’68 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Gift Pack Exclusive…

Well we know Matchbox has moved away a bit from the classic car models.  They throw us a bone occasionally, but the classic car models are not nearly as common in the lineup as they were a few years ago. But the Matchbox team knows we collectors love our classics, so they decided to make … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox ’68 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Gift Pack Exclusive…

Matchbox Monday First Look: Gift Pack Exclusive Austin Mini Cooper, VW Karmann Ghia, and Porsche 914…

Happy Matchbox Monday...When we jump into Matchbox Monday, we like to look at what is new to the shelves, and if there is nothing significant, we run over to the collection to see what might be nice to show off.  This time we pulled out the severely underused Porsche Panamera, and had it all ready … Continue reading Matchbox Monday First Look: Gift Pack Exclusive Austin Mini Cooper, VW Karmann Ghia, and Porsche 914…

Canadian Exclusive? 2012 Matchbox Gift Pack exclusive Chevy Silverado (and other National Parks models…)

We have enjoyed profiling rare models of the Mattel era here at Lamley, whether they meant to be rare or not.  Models like the Line Preview Hazard Squad were produced in extremely small numbers (essentially 25-30) and were meant to be very exclusive.  Others remain a mystery.  The Chilean Mini was supposed be distributed in … Continue reading Canadian Exclusive? 2012 Matchbox Gift Pack exclusive Chevy Silverado (and other National Parks models…)