Watch the video, or look at the photos. There is a mystery, and it isn't hard to miss. More on that soon, but for now, here is the 2018 L Case from Matchbox. More and more goodies to be sure, whether misnamed or not. As always, the photos are provided by Wheel Collectors, who have … Continue reading Case Report: 2018 Matchbox L Case
As a collector sometimes you have to make some tough decisions. This was one of them. It figure it is pretty obvious where my Matchbox collecting is focused. All Mattel. ALL Mattel. I actually think it is the best era of Matchbox. Blasphemy right? Many Matchbox collectors will disagree with me, and mention many other … Continue reading Enjoying a few classic 80’s & 90’s Matchbox before they head elsewhere.
This truly is nuts. I am showcasing two Matchbox models with opening doors. To some, this means nothing. And that is ok. If I am being totally honest, opening parts never have done much for me personally as a diecast collector. But this is significant. Really significant. And it is part of a very interesting … Continue reading The next great Matchbox Era is in full swing with the return of opening-parts models.
I hope you have all enjoyed the Matchbox 2019 previews I've posted on the Lamley YouTube Channel. They are fun to do, but a lot of work. Not a lot of work for me, mind you. Putting these together doesn't take a ton of time. It is a lot of work for the Matchbox Team. … Continue reading Preview: Some 2019 Matchbox New Models you didn’t see at the Gathering
If you have been following the Matchbox Cases this year, hopefully you now have the hang of understanding these assortments. Today's Case Report is the 2018 Q Case. It corresponds with the 2018 K Case. Same models, but with some duplicates being replaced with 3 Olds Vista Cruiser Sapphire Gem Chase Models. The standard Matchbox … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 Q Case (with Sapphire Gems)
The preview with Matchbox Designer Abe went so long, I split it into 3 parts. This is Part 3. And I am not done with the previews. More to come. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KQK0Wz7Lz0 In case you missed it: Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue1HjV4BlxM Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8RNNssqUpU
Do the cases keep getting better? This year it seems like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvXySZZtmTc
Here is Part 2 of the Matchbox New Models Preview I filmed with Abe Lugo in Albuquerque. My early choice for model of the year is in this one, but we will see. Oh, and because I love each and every one of you, no music in this one. There might be in Part 3 … Continue reading Matchbox 2019 New Model Preview, Part 2: This crazy nice ’80 Mercedes Wagon and a throw-back Land Rover
We have seen the release of two Matchbox cases the last couple of weeks. The Q case with the Olds Vista Cruiser Sapphire Gem, and now the K Case, which is the standard case. Two more standard cases to go, plus one more Sapphire Case. Wheel Collectors just got the K Case, and as always … Continue reading Case Report: Matchbox 2018 K Case
Don't confuse these two: At first glance they look exactly the same. At second glance the differences come through, but there aren't many. It's a pair of British Roadsters, the 1958 Jaguar XK140 and 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MK2, and they will close out the Matchbox 2018 year in Mixes L and M. These are both … Continue reading The British are coming! Look for this pretty pair of Matchbox Roadsters closing out 2018.