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It is nice to see some new models in a Matchbox A Case. Most years it is holdovers from the last case of the year before and some new decos on existing castings. That isn't the case this year, with the new Ram and BMW 2002 making their debut. I opened the case last week. … Continue reading The new Matchbox ’69 BMW 2002 (with its HW counterpart) & other 2019 A Case Highlights
Here we go. What will undoubtedly be an interesting year with Matchbox begins with this, the 2019 A Case. Two new models and a few new decos. Case Report coming. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbmFsJM6dY
I haven't talked a lot about the Matchbox Power Grabs here on the blog. It was great to see them released a couple of years ago, as it is very appropriate for Matchbox to have some boxed models. But there hasn't been much to say about them here, mainly because I typically focus on the … Continue reading The Matchbox Power Grabs go next level with the new artwork.
The internal working title for the new Matchbox Moving Parts series was "Basic Plus". That's appropriate. Since starting the project to bring opening doors, hoods, and tailgates back into Matchbox, the Design Team always pictured two lines. One premium - which is happening as well - and one a step up from the standard Matchbox … Continue reading Matchbox continues its new card art theme with 2019 Basic Moving Parts
We are headed straight into 2019 with Matchbox now, but there are still some 2018 models to look for, including the last of the four Matchbox Sapphire Gems celebrating their 65th Anniversary. Matchbox sent a case with the Sapphire Raptor in it. Here is what to look for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBksh7VaCm8
A year-and-a-half in the making, and the day is finally here. Matchbox Moving Parts are here. First announced at the Matchbox Gathering in 2017, it took a bit longer to develop them, but they are here. Basic Moving Parts will be first, followed by a premium line in early 2019. Basic Moving Parts will share … Continue reading Matchbox Moving Parts are finally coming. Here is a look at the first release.
There are some icons that every collector needs. Sure, collect what you want, blah blah blah, but if you are more into replicas of little cars than hunting chases, there are a few cars you have to have. The list can get long, but it goes from certain Camaros to Mustangs to Corvettes to Skylines … Continue reading Collecting the BMW 2002: Hot Wheels, Kyosho, and soon…
Final, sort of. The actual last case of the year is R, the fourth Sapphire case (Unboxing coming up). But as far as the mainline goes, this is it. The opening parts models are now considered 2019 releases, and they are coming very soon, so let's put a bow on 2018. And what a bow … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2018 M Case, the final of the year.
It appears that this year's Matchbox Sapphire Gems were a hit. A special subset of four models mixed into the basic range throughout the year. Not necessarily chase models, but hard to fine nonetheless. Well Matchbox is running with something similar in 2019. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Superfast, and Matchbox is celebrating, with … Continue reading Did you see that Matchbox announced the Superfast 50th Anniversary Target Exclusives?