July 24th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

We have a new Matchbox Ambassador.  Nigel Cooper now joins John Yanouzas, Jim Gallegos, David Tilley, Terry Ozima, John Nijhus, Chuck Wiersma, Shabbir Malik, and John Lambert in the "emeritus" camp, and we will now sit back and enjoy watching Larry Scaduto take the ranks.  Larry has put out his first report, giving us an … Continue reading July 24th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto…

First Look: 2014 Matchbox 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula…

It is probably appropriate that this post hits this week. We took these pics of the latest version of the Matchbox '71 Firebird last week, before leaving for the Gathering, and we wanted to use one older version for sake of comparison.  The model we chose was the recolor from 2011, in gold.And a couple … Continue reading First Look: 2014 Matchbox 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula…

First Look: Matchbox 1993 Ford Mustang LX SSP (Special Service Package)…

Alright, Lamley readers, this will be fun.  We have a massive backup of cool things to showcase here on the blog.  Here is a smattering:Gathering Exclusive Toyota Tacoma & Dodge Charger PoliceMatchbox 2014 SilveradoMatchbox Alfa Romeo 4C FEPMatchbox BMW 1M2015 Matchbox 3D Prints, including the BMW M5, Porsche Cayman, Lamborghini LM002, and more.Tomica Limited Vintage … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox 1993 Ford Mustang LX SSP (Special Service Package)…

July 22 Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

Nigel Cooper's final report as Matchbox Ambassador is below, with all the details from this year's Gathering, as well as a look at Matchbox in 2015. We at Lamley want to join all the collector's in thanking Nigel for his year as Ambassador. Not only for the report, but especially for the histories he attached … Continue reading July 22 Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Nigel Cooper…

First Look: Matchbox 1963 Mack B Fire Engine Everett Marshall Charities Exclusive…

To say we have a lot of Matchbox to get to is an understatement.  Gathering models, new models, late 2014 and 2015 previews, Nigel Cooper's final Ambassador Report, and Larry Scaduto's first.  That is a lot.  Not to mention new Tomica Limited Vintage BMW's on the way, as well as showcases of the TLV I … Continue reading First Look: Matchbox 1963 Mack B Fire Engine Everett Marshall Charities Exclusive…

Rare Matchbox of the Mattel Era, Part 11: 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe with chrome interior (by David Tilley)…

Lamley Co-Founder David Tilley was lucky enough to get his hands on the latest Matchbox variation rarity.  Rare enough to already join on ongoing series on hard-to-find Mattel-era Matchbox variations.Enjoy...You are not reading this wrong. This model may be a newbie from Mattel for 2014, but we think it is safe to say that this … Continue reading Rare Matchbox of the Mattel Era, Part 11: 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe with chrome interior (by David Tilley)…

Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Dealer Exclusive Dodge Charger Albuquerque Police…

There is still a lot of Matchbox news to come out of the Gathering.  The Toyota Tacoma Dinner Model has been unveiled, Larry Scaduto has been named the new Ambassador (congrats!), the Mattel team has unveiled the 25 new tools for 2015, and we have gotten details on the first Matchbox models with "real riders" in … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Dealer Exclusive Dodge Charger Albuquerque Police…

Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Dinner and Early-Registrant exclusive Toyota Tacoma…

Just a few minutes ago the cat was let out of the bag, and we can finally show the 2014 Matchbox Gathering Dinner Model, the Toyota Tacoma.  Because time is short, here are a couple of pics to let you see how great the model is, and look for a full showcase next week.Keep in … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Dinner and Early-Registrant exclusive Toyota Tacoma…

At the Matchbox Gathering: Close-ups of the Mattel-donated preproduction models…

A quick check-in from the Matchbox Gathering.Time has been spent shopping (an epic Tomica Limited Vintage shopping spree to say the least), browsing all kinds of goodies, and photographing, photographing, and photographing.The two Dinner models produced by Mattel have been photographed, and they will be unveiled here on Lamley after they are unveiled at the … Continue reading At the Matchbox Gathering: Close-ups of the Mattel-donated preproduction models…