Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.

As a collector sometimes you have to make some tough decisions.  This was one of them. It figure it is pretty obvious where my Matchbox collecting is focused.  All Mattel.  ALL Mattel.  I actually think it is the best era of Matchbox.  Blasphemy right? Many Matchbox collectors will disagree with me, and mention many other … Continue reading Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.

The next great Matchbox Era is in full swing with the return of opening-parts models.

This truly is nuts.  I am showcasing two Matchbox models with opening doors.  To some, this means nothing.  And that is ok.  If I am being totally honest, opening parts never have done much for me personally as a diecast collector. But this is significant.  Really significant.  And it is part of a very interesting … Continue reading The next great Matchbox Era is in full swing with the return of opening-parts models.

Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering

I hope you have all enjoyed the Matchbox 2019 previews I've posted on the Lamley YouTube Channel.  They are fun to do, but a lot of work. Not a lot of work for me, mind you.  Putting these together doesn't take a ton of time.  It is a lot of work for the Matchbox Team. … Continue reading Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering

Case Report: Matchbox 2018 Q Case (with Sapphire Gems)

If you have been following the Matchbox Cases this year, hopefully you now have the hang of understanding these assortments. Today's Case Report is the 2018 Q Case.  It corresponds with the 2018 K Case.  Same models, but with some duplicates being replaced with 3 Olds Vista Cruiser Sapphire Gem Chase Models.  The standard Matchbox … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 Q Case (with Sapphire Gems)

Matchbox 2019 New Model Preview, Part 2: This crazy nice ’80 Mercedes Wagon and a throw-back Land Rover

Here is Part 2 of the Matchbox New Models Preview I filmed with Abe Lugo in Albuquerque.  My early choice for model of the year is in this one, but we will see. Oh, and because I love each and every one of you, no music in this one.  There might be in Part 3 … Continue reading Matchbox 2019 New Model Preview, Part 2: This crazy nice ’80 Mercedes Wagon and a throw-back Land Rover

The British are coming! Look for this pretty pair of Matchbox Roadsters closing out 2018.

Don't confuse these two: At first glance they look exactly the same.  At second glance the differences come through, but there aren't many.  It's a pair of British Roadsters, the 1958 Jaguar XK140 and 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MK2, and they will close out the Matchbox 2018 year in Mixes L and M. These are both … Continue reading The British are coming! Look for this pretty pair of Matchbox Roadsters closing out 2018.