While I was hanging out at the Hot Wheels Convention in LA the first weekend of October, David Tilley was at the European Matchbox Convention in Leipzig, Germany. He filed this report: Well last weekend was the 18th European Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Abe Lugo from Mattel in USA was in attendance, as well as … Continue reading A Lamley Look at the 2020 Matchbox Models previewed at the 18th European Convention earlier this month.
Ok I think the final mix of Matchbox 2019 makes more sense now. Matchbox sent me a case of the final mix of 2019 - Case R - a couple of weeks ago. It had most of the final models of 2019, with a few exceptions. It did have the Target Exclusives though. https://youtu.be/PMVcebu5P-M But … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2019 R Case (Final Case of the Year)
I'm typing this while sitting at the Hot Wheels Convention at the LAX Marriott, but my mind for the moment is on orange. Hot Wheels isn't the only brand having an event this weekend. The Matchbox Toy Show in Leipzig, Germany, is also this weekend. Abe Lugo from the Matchbox Team is there, previewing all … Continue reading The Matchbox Toy Show is this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. And their charity auction – which you can bid on – is loaded.
Matchbox dropped this earlier in the week: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2CmjDYJW40/?igshid=10g3gbnkvbbzw That is the 2020 Mattel Toy Fair Model, a model that won't be available to the public. If you aren't familiar with the Mattel Toy Fair, it is an event put on by Mattel every fall specifically for retailers. It is at the Mattel headquarters in El … Continue reading Matchbox’s 2020 Toy Fair Model is also the first New Model of the next year.
The first three are out - BMW 2002, Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6, and Chevy Camaro - and this one is still to come, but here is a quick preview of the BMW I8. The six models in this set celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Superfast line. All the cars are gold, all are coming to … Continue reading Lamley Daily: Matchbox BMW I8 Superfast 50th Target Exclusive
Matchbox dropped this on Instagram today: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1xOymmpedZ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link That is the final mix of the year, due this fall. As is the case now, all Matchbox mixes from now on will be unique, meaning no holdovers from previous mixes. That allows for the space between mixes to be longer, meaning you have a better chance to … Continue reading Matchbox unveils the last mix of 2019. It’s loaded.
Matchbox is hitting in droves after a bit of a lull. A new 9-pack, three new 5-packs, and now another basic mix. Wheel Collectors received their shipment of the new Q Case, and did a rapid unboxing for Lamley Viewers: https://youtu.be/7_RVNu57-N4 If you remember, Matchbox is now doing single assortments, which means every model in … Continue reading Rapid Unboxing: Matchbox 2019 Q Case
Keep your eyes open for the latest Matchbox 5-packs. One I think most of you will want, another will be gobbled up by emergency and Subaru collectors, and the last I think will stick out like a sore, but festive, thumb. Nerdilicious member and RCR @hw_jay found all three tonight at Target, and sent over … Continue reading The latest Matchbox 5-packs celebrate the Autobahn, Rescue vehicles, and I guess the August Holiday Season
A quick heads up that the next Matchbox 9-pack is out, along with a brand new exclusive. Lamley Friends David Dombrowski, aka @nitrous_diecast on Instagram, recently found it in Canada: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0bpV8gJjTD/ It's a nice pack, and it is has a great exclusive. The '33 Ford Coupe returns to the shelves after its first run in … Continue reading The ‘33 Ford Coupe is the next Matchbox 9-pack Exclusive
A quick video I did on the Lamley Extras YouTube Channel last night at the Matchbox Gathering. There is no way to show all that goes on at the Gathering, but here are a couple of highlights. The first is a quick livestream I did before the Mattel Presentation at last night's dinner. Event organizer … Continue reading More from the Matchbox Gathering: A meeting of the Ambassador Buses, Charity Auction items, and more.