Didn't think I would skip the pics, did you? The new Matchbox Moving Parts models - basic and premium - deserve a lot of attention, and I am going give them just that. There are so many models I like, but I think these two brand models are a good place to start: Let's go … Continue reading A look at the brand new Matchbox Honda S2000 and its Vtec engine.
The first Matchbox 5-pack for 2019 is out, and boy is it nice. Called Blue Highways, and found by collector @Diecast58, who posted it on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqTNbTVA40U/ Dang that's nice. I am particularly fond of the SLR McLaren with black 5-spokes, as well as that yellow Camaro. Heck they are all great.
I've said it is going to be an exciting year for Matchbox in 2019. Not that 2018 lacked excitement, but all the moving parts lines have been moved to 2019. And that is exciting. We have seen the Basic Moving Parts Preview already, so now we go premium. The Matchbox Team sent over the first … Continue reading Preview: Matchbox 2019 Superfast 50th Anniversary Premium with Moving Parts Mix A
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It is nice to see some new models in a Matchbox A Case. Most years it is holdovers from the last case of the year before and some new decos on existing castings. That isn't the case this year, with the new Ram and BMW 2002 making their debut. I opened the case last week. … Continue reading The new Matchbox ’69 BMW 2002 (with its HW counterpart) & other 2019 A Case Highlights
Here we go. What will undoubtedly be an interesting year with Matchbox begins with this, the 2019 A Case. Two new models and a few new decos. Case Report coming. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbmFsJM6dY
I haven't talked a lot about the Matchbox Power Grabs here on the blog. It was great to see them released a couple of years ago, as it is very appropriate for Matchbox to have some boxed models. But there hasn't been much to say about them here, mainly because I typically focus on the … Continue reading The Matchbox Power Grabs go next level with the new artwork.
The internal working title for the new Matchbox Moving Parts series was "Basic Plus". That's appropriate. Since starting the project to bring opening doors, hoods, and tailgates back into Matchbox, the Design Team always pictured two lines. One premium - which is happening as well - and one a step up from the standard Matchbox … Continue reading Matchbox continues its new card art theme with 2019 Basic Moving Parts
We are headed straight into 2019 with Matchbox now, but there are still some 2018 models to look for, including the last of the four Matchbox Sapphire Gems celebrating their 65th Anniversary. Matchbox sent a case with the Sapphire Raptor in it. Here is what to look for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBksh7VaCm8
A year-and-a-half in the making, and the day is finally here. Matchbox Moving Parts are here. First announced at the Matchbox Gathering in 2017, it took a bit longer to develop them, but they are here. Basic Moving Parts will be first, followed by a premium line in early 2019. Basic Moving Parts will share … Continue reading Matchbox Moving Parts are finally coming. Here is a look at the first release.