Sometimes East to West, sometimes West to East, or North to South. Let's go South to North. Mattel threw a couple of new products Down Under this month, and our friends in Australia are showing. We will start with the latest from Matchbox: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsmEtb3A3_Q/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1fbu5b6qbg3oc More on this Batch to come, but consider this a sneak. … Continue reading Matchbox Mix 4 (L Case) is appearing in Australia
There is one strong theme that came out of the Lamley Award polling in 2018: It was a really good year. The Lamley Awards certainly don't speak for all of the 1/64 world. They speak for this little corner we've formed. HW Super Treasure Hunts and Premium lines, plus new models from both Mattel brands … Continue reading Here they are! Your 2018 Lamley Award Winners!
It says K, which is some new internal coding, so maybe I will call this Mix 3? Whatever you call it, the third case from Matchbox is here. Wheel Collectors got their shipment today, and as always shared the contents with us. You can find the models at their store: Matchbox 2019 C Case at … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2019 C Case
My colleague David Tilley is back to break down two surprising Matchbox Jurassic World finds in the UK: Well this was unexpected. A nice little surprise if you ask me. Just as we thought Jurassic World was done, Matchbox have gone and thrown some more items out. A new design and a new run of … Continue reading Two new Matchbox Jurassic World models for 2019, by David Tilley
Matchbox has needed to take on a classic 911. I have said for years that the original 911/912 is a Matchbox no-brainer, but when talking to the design team I always got a little pushback. The reason? Porsche overkill. It's true. We have seen a lot of Porsches in 1/64 lately. But unlike a few … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2019 B Case
The first release of Power Grabs for 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDd4c4T5Cy8
Matchbox Moving Parts are here. Hobby dealers have them, and that means Wheel Collectors. And that means you can grab a set. Matchbox Moving Parts at Wheel Collectors Three models in this first mix, with the Grand Prix and VW 1600 both new castings, and the Nissan Xterra an updated old casting. Same awesome card … Continue reading The brand-new Matchbox Moving Parts are here and available at Wheel Collectors!
Now THIS is a 5-pack! Maybe the most loaded 5-pack in the last 5-6 years from the orange brand. Not a weak one in the bunch. Better yet, some of the best. The SLR McLaren, for example, has never looked better. Matchbox has released the first two packs of 2019, Blue Highways and MBX Construction, … Continue reading Matchbox starts 2019 fantastically with the Blue Highways 5-pack
The Matchbox Team gave us a nice glimpse into 2019 Mix B a couple of days ago: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqv2nPshimz/ The Porsche is the big one here, but there are others. Not only in that pic, but among the Power Grabs being found in Australia. Lamley Readers @rgor9608 and @funkystyle888 shared these pics:
(UPDATE! I strangely forgot to add the BMW i8 in the video. It is in the poll, but not the video.) The Lamley Awards Polls continue, this time jumping over to the orange brand. Matchbox had a TON of licensed this year, with quite a few in the basic range, along with an entire Jurassic … Continue reading What was the BEST & MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2018?