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A Tale of Two: Matchbox & Hot Wheels Nissan D21 Hardbody Pickups

Full Yin & Yang. Contrary to what some think, even with Mattel owning both brands, there is no meeting where designers for both brands get together and decide who does what model. Even though they are under the same roof, and even though designers for both brands will dabble in the other occasionally, the direction […]

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Matchbox Monday finishes off batch B 2020

Well I did post the first half of this a few weeks back with a mention that I would finish it off shortly. As batches now arrive every 2 months in larger quantities I wanted to try and pace the reports a little so as not to do it all in 1 go and leave […]

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Matchbox Monday has a sweet tooth

It’s that time of week again. Time for a look at the latest in the Matchbox licensed vehicles game. Last year they came up with a set of 6 models in what Matchbox call the Candy set, although many of just call it the Sweets set. They were sold in smaller chains of stores and […]

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Matchbox Monday – Moving Parts past, present & future

Today for Matchbox Monday I bring you the latest batch of Moving parts, with great thanks as always to Wheel Collectors. But first, a quick history. Moving parts returned to the Matchbox brand in a general form for the more run of the mill vehicles (in a sense) in 2019 after fading out finally in […]

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Matchbox Monday – 2020 Batch B part 1

It’s that time of week again. I have already mentioned that this week I would begin tackling the 2020 Batch B set of models. But now that we get a large group of 15-16 models in each batch released every 2 months, I have decided to split the review into 2 halves. Part 2 will […]

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Matchbox Monday welcomes back Convoy

It has been quite a few years now, but 2020 sees the return of the Convoy series to the Matchbox portfolio. I would just like to give a big shout out to Wheel Collectors, as the guys there have been instrumental in getting me a set over to the UK to do this post. Thanks […]

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Unboxing: Matchbox 2020 T Case (Mix 2)

This mix is hitting stores as we speak, and my case arrived from A&J Toys last week. So here it is. As a reminder, Matchbox is now doing fewer cases, and not repeating models, so each case will have more new editions. The assortment seems a little off, but there some must-haves to be sure:

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Matchbox Mini Moment

So, unfortunately this week my package from Wheel Collectors hasn’t arrive on time so Monday I will be doing my first delve into my collection. I had a feeling it would not get here until this coming week. But as it is going half way rough the world you can’t expect it to be an […]

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Matchbox Monday… Mustang… MMM!

So it’s week 2 of my new role in The Lamley Group, and this week it’s all about the Mustangs. With the help of Wheel Collectors I will be getting many items from USA to continue with my weekly posts (thanks Matt & Matt), although next week may be a delve into my history as […]

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Matchbox Monday – A look at the first 2020 Superfast batch

Well It’s about time I start earning my keep around here. Many years ago, John set up the Lamley Group to be a joint venture between himself (John Lambert “LAM”) and myself (David Tilley “LEY”). It was actually based off a signature we both set up years before that on a Matchbox message board as […]

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An early look at the upcoming Matchbox Bugatti Divo.

The Matchbox Team dropped this goodie salad on Instagram yesterday: View this post on Instagram #matchboxcollector #sneaks all kinds of #new from all over. Mostly mainline mixes 3 and 4. Some new tools in there also. I’m still busy chipping away. A post shared by Matchbox world Diecast (@matchboxworld) on Nov 19, 2019 at 9:07am […]

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Matchbox unveils the last mix of 2019. It’s loaded.

Matchbox dropped this on Instagram today: View this post on Instagram Here is one for the #longweekend #sneak last mix of the year. This will be out in slightly less than 2 months. So October #timeflies #matchbox #matchboxcars #matchboxworld #new have good #laborday #holiday A post shared by Matchbox world Diecast (@matchboxworld) on Aug 29, […]

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