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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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Lamley Daily: Dodge Challenger 10-pack oddity

Model: Matchbox MB759 Dodge Challenger Release: 2012 10-pack eBay link: You need to search Matchbox Dodge Challenger SRT8, but this specific one doesn’t pop up often Why is in the collection: It’s rather unusual exclusivity Sometimes it pays to go nuts for the larger packs. I know a lot of people who collect Matchbox are […]

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Matchbox Monday goes back, way back, to the Jurassic era

In the days before roads, and mud was everywhere, we had dinosaurs. Through various eras in earth’s history there have been creatures no longer seen today. But with TV shows and films with time travel elements, we had the ability to go back and see these creatures (at least in our minds). But there were […]

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Lamley Daily: Matchbox ”White Adlar” Scraper

Model: Matchbox MB745 Scraper Release: 2008 MB58 basic range eBay link: The actual White Adlar variation is extremely hard to come by, but here are all the Scraper listings. Why is it in the collection: The 1 year chase This is one of those rarities that when you discover they are out there, you realize […]

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Matchbox Monday – snapshot 10 years ago

Well, we could be in for a short period of no new items to showcase on the Matchbox front, although Wheel Collectors will be sending me items over as soon as they get any in. So what to do in the meantime? Each week I will try and come up with something a bit different. […]

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Lamley Daily: Matchbox Taxicab promotional

Model: Matchbox MB577 Taxicab Release: 2003 New York Toy Show model Ebay Link: Matchbox Toy Show Taxicab Why is it in the collection: Memories I was born in the UK in the 1970s. Growing up as a kid I used to dream of visiting USA. I was enamored by TV shows like Fame which was […]

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Matchbox Monday finishes off 2020 batch C

Well this is the last group of Matchbox models from the recent batch that arrived a few weeks back. As always I want to give a big shout out to Wheel Collectors, as they were instrumental in getting the batch over to me super quick. Due to there being 17 models in the batch, I […]

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Lamley Daily: Matchbox Porsche 911 Turbo

Model: Matchbox MB544 Porsche 911 Turbo Release: 2006 3-pack, based on the MB25 ebay link: Matchbox Porsche 911 Turbo Why is it in the collection: There is a “wheelie” good explanation. When I was younger, I used to just collect what I liked. I became fascinated with the Matchbox brand and after a run in […]

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Lamley Daily: Matchbox Rover 3500

Model: Matchbox MB008 Rover 3500 Release: 1981 MB8 worldwide continued in 1982 outside of USA Where to get it: Looking at ebay now, or toy fairs Why is it in the collection: This is the exact model that made me into a Matchbox only collector. I was born in the UK in 1972, and growing […]

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Matchbox Monday dives into the 2002 logos

Well, this week for Matchbox Monday, I am currently waiting on a package to arrive from Wheel Collectors with new items, so I needed to come up with something different. I have done a little dive into my collection and thought I would come up with something a little unusual. I am not sure if […]

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Matchbox Mini Moment feels the need, the need for speed!

I don’t know if anybody has seen this article on CNN Underscored at all? Mattel were in New York this week for the annual toy fair and unleashed the first look at their upcoming Matchbox themed Top Gun Maverick license. We are going to be getting various playsets, Skybusters and so forth linked in with […]

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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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