Saturday Showcase: Matchbox 2004 Audi RS6 Avant

It is one of my all-time favorite Matchbox models, prepping a return in 2018.  Here is a look at all 12 releases and 13 variants so far, starting in 2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZzKTygm708 (Find the the Matchbox Audi RS6 Avant on eBay.)

The Matchbox Nissan Junior is in Crete. Looks like it should be worldwide soon.

Looks like new Matchbox is on its way.  It has been awhile.  As soon as the Nissan Junior finishes its holiday in Crete. Lamley Facebook friend Risto Majuri posted this find in, of all places, the Greek island of Crete, to the Lamley Facebook Page earlier this week. First off, Risto wants to make the …

Here are photos of all the 2018 New Models Matchbox previewed this summer.

I thought I would create this quick post for everyone's reference as we move into the 2018 Matchbox year. Typically, during the Matchbox Gathering of Friends held in July, I take a few minutes to photograph the preview models the Matchbox Team brings.  Instead of doing that this year, I put together a video allowing …

The Matchbox 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood gets a facelift, and a little attitude.

Within the next few weeks, a new Matchbox 9-pack will hit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXRaku5DoyS/?taken-by=matchboxworld An updated Golf Country, a Ford Thunderbird, and as the exclusive in this pack, the beautiful Cadillac Fleetwood. Except that Fleetwood would probably scoff at the "beautiful" label.  In the past, the Fleetwood embraced it.  From Superfast to Lesney Edition to the Mainline, …

Here is the Matchbox Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Leipzig Toy Show Exclusive. All 3 of them.

I think we can call the Matchbox Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 an event model.  Literally, because two out of the three releases so for have been for actual events.  Figuratively, because anytime this model rears its head, it's an event. It's an epic model.  Adding one to the collection is an event. Literal and figurative …

The corrected color on the Matchbox VW Golf Country is hitting the pegs.

I wanted to pass along this video from our friends at the diecasttvchannel.  They found the Matchbox J Case near their home in New Zealand, and lo and behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBvnLNYVV5I The new "corrected" color on the VW Golf Country.  The assumption was that it would show, but nothing could be confirmed until it actually did …

Hot Wheels & Matchbox go Camo vs Camo. Maybe they shouldn’t have.

Walmart gets what Walmart wants. They like having exclusive series, and they like to have a say in those series.  For example, many of you have been clamoring for a Skyline series similar to the BMW, Camaro, and Porsche assortments Hot Wheels has done for Walmart.  It sounds great, and I would bet there are …

Matchbox Camo has hit, and I won’t make a joke about how it is hard to find because it is camouflaged.

I am sure there will be plenty of "they don't need to be camouflaged, because they are already hard to find" comments, so I won't make them.  Even though I did.  (Classic Trump technique.) If you are in the US, and have a Walmart nearby, there is a good chance you will find the new …

Some Golden Age models return with 2017 Matchbox Best of World Release B

(UPDATE: The set just arrived at Wheel Collectors) Call this a stepping stone. Next year appears to be the time that Matchbox steps into a more appropriate premium realm.  There will still be the $1 basics, but with new lines featuring opening parts, and with the introduction of two new Real Rider-type wheels, Matchbox seems …

Matchbox is going licensed in a major way in 2018. 46 New Licensed Models if you are counting.

Was that 2018 Line Preview from Matchbox on Saturday a stunner?  Judging from the comments I have heard, it was.  Folks weren't expecting more premium models, opening parts, two new wheels, special series, and such a multitude of licensed models. It's that last bit that I want to focus on for a second.  I went …

Matchbox will present the 2018 New Models and other new products tonight. Here is how to watch it.

  Sorry I haven't been dropping a lot of updates from the Matchbox Gathering of Friends here in Albuquerque.  The fact is there is a lot to do, and I don't want to miss any of it.  It is always a joy to come. But obviously not everyone can attend, but there is still a …

The Lamley Daily: 2017 Matchbox ’71 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Gathering of Friends Dinner Exclusive (1 of 75)

#lamleydaily - July 22, 2017 Model: Matchbox '71 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Line: 2017 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Dinner Exclusive (1 of 75 early registrant variant) Where to get it:  Here is Albuquerque at the Dinner, or later on eBay. Why it's in the collection: Because all Gathering models go in the collection, especially if they …

The Lamley Daily: Matchbox 1955 Ford F100 Panel 2008 Gathering of Friends Exclusive

#lamleydaily - July 21, 2017 Leading up to the Matchbox Gathering Convention this week, it’s gonna be all Event Exclusives from years past, leading up to showcases on this year’s models. Model: Matchbox 1955 Ford F100 Panel Line: 2008 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Exclusives Where to get it: eBay has a couple at the moment …

The Lamley Daily: Matchbox Dodge Charger Pursuit 2014 Gathering of Friends Exclusive

#lamleydaily - July 20, 2017 Leading up to the Matchbox Gathering Convention this week, it’s gonna be all Event Exclusives from years past, leading up to showcases on this year’s models. Model: Matchbox Dodge Charger Pursuit Line: 2014 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Exclusive Where to get it: They pop up occasionally on ebay Why it's …

The Lamley Daily: 2010 Matchbox VW Porsche 914-6 Gathering of Friends Exclusive

#lamleydaily – July 19, 2017 Leading up to the Matchbox Gathering Convention this week, it’s gonna be all Event Exclusives from years past, leading up to showcases on this year’s models. Model: Matchbox VW Porsche 914-6 Line: 2010 Matchbox Gathering of Friends Convention Exclusive Where to find it: Ebay, if it ever pops up Why it's …