The Lamley Group Model of the Day: Matchbox 2011 Toy Fair Exclusive International Workstar Brush Fire Truck…

Yeah, probably the longest title for our Model of the Day so far.  Oh well.It is Matchbox Monday, so of course we are featuring a Matchbox model.  And this is one I am quite fond of.  If you haven't detected, I am a car guy.  And if you have been reading previous posts, you have …

The Lamley Group Model of the Day: Matchbox 2011 Toy Fair Exclusive International Workstar Brush Fire Truck…

Yeah, probably the longest title for our Model of the Day so far.  Oh well.It is Matchbox Monday, so of course we are featuring a Matchbox model.  And this is one I am quite fond of.  If you haven't detected, I am a car guy.  And if you have been reading previous posts, you have …

Matchbox Monday: The rarest Matchbox models of the Mattel era Part 5…

It is Matchbox Monday, where all Monday posts here at the Lamley Group are dedicated to Matchbox. Today we continue our series on rare Matchbox models of the Mattel era, and if you haven't read the first four installments, here you go:Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Today's model is a very interesting one, mainly because it …

Matchbox Monday: The rarest Matchbox models of the Mattel era Part 5…

It is Matchbox Monday, where all Monday posts here at the Lamley Group are dedicated to Matchbox. Today we continue our series on rare Matchbox models of the Mattel era, and if you haven't read the first four installments, here you go:Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Today's model is a very interesting one, mainly because it …

Matchbox variation alert: 2011 City Life 5-pack Garbage Truck with utility rims…

Earlier this month we discovered a wheel variation on the Land Rover 90 in the Jungle Adventure 5-pack, and this other variation was hanging right next to it.  I did not notice the Garbage Truck was sporting a wheel vari as well until today.In the US, until now the Garbage Truck has only been found with 8-cog …

Matchbox variation alert: 2011 City Life 5-pack Garbage Truck with utility rims…

Earlier this month we discovered a wheel variation on the Land Rover 90 in the Jungle Adventure 5-pack, and this other variation was hanging right next to it.  I did not notice the Garbage Truck was sporting a wheel vari as well until today.In the US, until now the Garbage Truck has only been found with 8-cog …

The Lamley Group Model of the Day: Matchbox 2004 Superfast 1970 Plymouth Cuda…

Here at the Lamley group Monday's have now been dubbed "Matchbox Monday". Whatever posts we do on Monday will now be dedicated to Matchbox, including the Model of the Day. We have a few things planned for Matchbox Monday so visit back often and be sure to like us on Facebook to join in on …

The Lamley Group Model of the Day: Matchbox Superfast 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

It is always interesting to look at models with very short lifespans. Both Mattel brands are littered with them. Some are one-and-done, others go through a couple of redesigns and disappear, and so on.It appears that in most cases, the disappearance of a casting has to do with licensing issues. Sometimes a car company does …

The Lamley Group Model of the Day: Matchbox Superfast 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

It is always interesting to look at models with very short lifespans. Both Mattel brands are littered with them. Some are one-and-done, others go through a couple of redesigns and disappear, and so on.It appears that in most cases, the disappearance of a casting has to do with licensing issues. Sometimes a car company does …

Lamley Model of the Day: Matchbox Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in black…

Ah, the good old days...It seems like just yesterday (because it practically was) that the first place I would go when entering the diecast aisle was the Matchbox pegs.  They still always get a visit, but that is after perusing the Hot Wheels section first.  It doesn't mean Hot Wheels has passed Matchbox for me, …

Lamley Model of the Day: Matchbox Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in black…

Ah, the good old days...It seems like just yesterday (because it practically was) that the first place I would go when entering the diecast aisle was the Matchbox pegs.  They still always get a visit, but that is after perusing the Hot Wheels section first.  It doesn't mean Hot Wheels has passed Matchbox for me, …

DLMer’s view of the new Matchbox Batmobile and rest of 2012 batch H…

As promised, proper pics of the new Matchbox Batch H models found today at Walmart:Crop Master (recolor)Tractor Dodge Ram SRT10Porsche 911 GT3Austin FX London TaxiLotus EvoraLand Rover Defender 110BatmobileAs I said before, this is a much better batch than the last one.  The highlights for me are the Porsche in blue with great side graphics (too …

DLMer’s view of the new Matchbox Batmobile and rest of 2012 batch H…

As promised, proper pics of the new Matchbox Batch H models found today at Walmart:Crop Master (recolor)Tractor Dodge Ram SRT10Porsche 911 GT3Austin FX London TaxiLotus EvoraLand Rover Defender 110BatmobileAs I said before, this is a much better batch than the last one.  The highlights for me are the Porsche in blue with great side graphics (too …