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Matchbox Monday is on a show stopping roll

I have gone back to 1993 and the Show Stoppers/Motor Show series.

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Aoshima, Kyosho, Matchbox

Matchbox Formula 1 grid walk, Part 2: 1970s-1990s

Welcome to Part 2 of my walkthrough of Matchbox’s Formula 1 cars. We’d reached 1978 and the demise of the Team Matchbox, a generic formula car that had been part of the Superfast range since 1973. That left the No.36 Formula 5000 as the only single-seater in the lineup, but some of the best Matchbox F1 cars were still to come

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Kyosho, Matchbox, Tomica

Matchbox Formula 1 grid walk, Part 1: 1950s-1970s

I began writing this article with the intention of covering Matchbox’s Formula 1 history, based on cars in my collection. The more I dug into the topic, the more there was to say, so I’m splitting the story into two parts. This is Part 1 and covers the 1950s, 60s and 70s, from the Maserati 4CLT to the Team Matchbox

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1/64, Matchbox

Lamley Daily: Matchbox ’57 Chevy debut

Model: Matchbox MB004 (or MB04-D) ’57 Chevy Release: 1980 (& 1981) basic range eBay link: Matchbox ‘57 Chevy Why is it in the collection: Childhood memories I was born in the UK in 1972. Growing up I was addicted to toy cars, as I just loved the real things. I still remember in 1980 when […]

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Matchbox Monday goes across America

So, things are still a little unusual and people are not being able to go anywhere far. I thought why not go on a virtual tour through Matchbox. I have not had anything new from Wheel Collectors as yet, so I thought I would dive into the Across America series. But first a disclaimer. This […]

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Lamley Daily: Matchbox Jeep Liberty launch promo

Model: Matchbox MB504 Jeep Liberty Release: 2001 North American International Auto Show eBay link: Matchbox Jeep Liberty Why is it in the collection: It was my first eBay win It’s always great when a major vehicle manufacturer teams up with a toy company to produce models of their new vehicle right from the word go. […]

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Matchbox Monday hooks up some 5-packs

Well you probably know the drill. Sadly still nothing new from Wheel Collectors, so this week’s deep dive looks at all the times the Matchbox 5-packs have hooked up. With social distancing being a bit of a thing now, I thought well it only applies to humans. So it’s time for the Matchbox collection to […]

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1/64, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Norev, Tomica

Little Cars that Made a Big Impression

April 14, 2020 by Doug Breithaupt In the second half of the 20th Century, five small cars from five different countries made a huge contribution to history of the automobile. Even full-sized, these cars did not take up much space individually, but multiplied by millions, they changed the way that the world moved. The focus […]

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Lamley Daily, Matchbox

Lamley Daily: Matchbox Matra Rancho

Model: Matchbox MB037 Matra Rancho Release: 1982 MB37 ROW exclusive eBay link: Matchbox Matra Rancho Why it’s in the collection: Reminds me of my mother It was the beginning of January 1983. I would have been 10 years old at the time. It was the end of the school holidays as they were due to […]

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Matchbox Monday chooses the 1994 collector

This week for Matchbox Monday another dive into my collection. I think this is the oldest dive so far since I started doing these earlier this year. Sadly there is still no new items coming from Wheel Collectors but I choose to find another item to focus on in the meantime. The year was 1994. […]

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