Here are the 2017 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Exclusive Models: 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X & 1990 VW Transporter Crew Cab

They are easily two of the most talked-about new Matchbox castings from last year.  The 1971 Nissan Skyline and 1990 VW Transporter Crew Cab were must-haves the second they hit the pegs. Well fast-forward a year, and the two are coming together to form one heck of a pair as the two Exclusive Models at …

The Matchbox Gathering Convention is a month away. The teases are hitting.

In less than a month I will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a multitude of other Matchbox aficionados for the Matchbox Gathering of Friends.  Lots to come, to be sure, including the unveiling of the 2018 Matchbox New Models. With all that in mind, the first teases are starting to hit.  Event organizer Jim …

It’s a double dose of JDM at Matchbox this year with the Nissan Junior Pickup joining the Datsun 510

And that is about all that these models have in common.  That JDM tag can create a frenzy, and the upcoming Datsun 510 and Nissan Junior from Matchbox will definitely benefit. But remove that JDM tag, and these two could not be more different.  The 510 we have already talked about, a model indicative of …

So THIS is the actual VW Golf Country Matchbox is releasing.

Remember the Matchbox VW Golf Country I previewed last week?  Hopefully you do, and based on the reactions from readers, there is a lot of excitement about it upcoming release. Outside of the excitement, there was one other predominant comment: "The wheels and color are off." Those familiar with the 1990 Golf Country noted its most …

Matchbox celebrates the “pre-crossover” crossovers with the new 1990 VW Golf Country

"Why do this, when you can do THIS?" That seems to be a mantra that most collectors love to see Matchbox embrace.  And a few times a year they do.  It is a formula that works really well for Matchbox.  Some examples: "Why do a Karmann Ghia, when you can do a Karmann Ghia T34 …

Upcoming Matchbox Trucks, Part 2: One of 2016’s best new models returns.

(It only took me two months to get to this after Part 1.) Matchbox got a lot of people talking in 2016.  The release of the Nissan Skyline, and the custom contest and JCCS giveaway that coincided, definitely got the most attention.  But so did other new models like the Mazda Miata, VW Transporter, and …