As mentioned in my mini moment the other day, the box from USA hasn't made it to the UK on time for me to showcase some new items courtesy of Wheel Collectors so today I will delve into my collection for something a bit unique. I thought for my first dive back I would do … Continue reading Matchbox Monday – A look at The Toy Fairs of El Segundo
This mix is hitting stores as we speak, and my case arrived from A&J Toys last week. So here it is. As a reminder, Matchbox is now doing fewer cases, and not repeating models, so each case will have more new editions. The assortment seems a little off, but there some must-haves to be sure: … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2020 T Case (Mix 2)
So, unfortunately this week my package from Wheel Collectors hasn't arrive on time so Monday I will be doing my first delve into my collection. I had a feeling it would not get here until this coming week. But as it is going half way rough the world you can't expect it to be an … Continue reading Matchbox Mini Moment
Alright here we go again. A couple more Matchbox polls for the 2019 Lamley Awards. These two are a bit of a trip to be doing. Two polls on Matchbox Moving Parts. If I told any Matchbox collector five years ago that Matchbox would have two lines of Opening Parts models in 2019, they would … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the Best and Most Disappointing Matchbox Moving Parts New Model in 2019?
Happy Holidays friends. In order to take some time off, I filmed ahead of time a few videos that will post over the next few days, and I hope that if you have a little down time you give them a watch. But I am going to start with some homework for each of you. … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST and MOST DISAPPOINTING Matchbox Licensed New Model in 2019?
The Matchbox Team dropped this goodie salad on Instagram yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5DgjCSJFNs/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Lots to take in (Civic!), and most of these are partial teases. Of course that model in the back held together by a rubberband is the one that had me - and a ton of you - intrigued. The Bugatti Divo stole the show … Continue reading An early look at the upcoming Matchbox Bugatti Divo.
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.