The 2019 Matchbox Custom Contest has begun, and look what winners get to customize.

Yesterday, Matchbox announced its 2019 Custom Contest on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/By0JGE2pOPl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link If you aren't familiar with the Matchbox Custom Contest, this is the fourth one, and it has become a fantastic way for the best customizers in 1/64 to show their stuff. It essentially works this way: Between now and Sunday, July 14th, customizers are invited … Continue reading The 2019 Matchbox Custom Contest has begun, and look what winners get to customize.

The Matchbox Gold Superfast “Chase” Models are coming to Target. We just got our first look.

The Matchbox Team dropped this on Instagram yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/BykwPbjpqg6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Those are, as the Team said, the upcoming Gold Superfast 50th Anniversary models, and they will be exclusive to Target stores. Think Sapphire Gems of last year, now gold. Calling these Chase models isn't entirely accurate, as they will not be random, but like Walmart Zamacs … Continue reading The Matchbox Gold Superfast “Chase” Models are coming to Target. We just got our first look.

Preview: Matchbox Kroger-Exclusive Candy Series

Coming to a Kroger near you. That means, Ralph's, Food4Less, Smith's, City Market, Fry's, and a whole lot of others. Matchbox indulged its sweet tooth and went full candy for this Kroger set, and they sent me a set to preview. A nice mix of licensed models, packaged in some cool car art. Here is … Continue reading Preview: Matchbox Kroger-Exclusive Candy Series

Matchbox drops another sneak peak of later 2019/2020 models. One has a very cool purpose.

Man, these Matchbox & Hot Wheels Dream Team accounts are fun to follow. Both formed to A) combat the unauthorized sneaks, B) interact with you and me, they have become exactly that. Matchbox dropped another round of sneaks today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxsQBsip_ZK/?igshid=1tuke16uebikn Two new castings and a RWR. The Dodge will clearly take the most attention, and … Continue reading Matchbox drops another sneak peak of later 2019/2020 models. One has a very cool purpose.

Preview: 2019 Matchbox Moving Parts Mix 3

How quickly have we gotten used to Matchbox sporting the opening parts again? Seems like a natural fit does it not? Mix 3 has hit in Australia, and will hit elsewhere soon, and this mix is certainly the biggest and most diverse. We have seen a mixture of throwback models and new castings, and this … Continue reading Preview: 2019 Matchbox Moving Parts Mix 3

Opening the two latest Matchbox 9-packs, checking out the Coronet Police, and walking through the BMW 1M

The BMW 1M is a Matchbox all-timer for me. I love the casting, love the car, and its first release represents a special time for me as Matchbox Ambassador. I own a prepro that I won at auction at the Gathering, and it remains one of my prized possessions in my collection. So it was … Continue reading Opening the two latest Matchbox 9-packs, checking out the Coronet Police, and walking through the BMW 1M

The History of the Hot Wheels & Matchbox Z cars, by Doug Breithaupt of Tales of Toy Cars

Let me introduce you to Doug Breithaupt. I have known of Doug since my early days of collecting, when I was a frequent visitor to MCCH, the Matchbox forum to visit at the time. Doug not only shared his vast knowledge on Matchbox there, but on all kinds of diecast, from popular brands like Hot … Continue reading The History of the Hot Wheels & Matchbox Z cars, by Doug Breithaupt of Tales of Toy Cars

The BMW 1M returns in the latest batch of Matchbox 9-packs

I got a text early this morning from my friend Ace telling me to check out one of his local Walmarts if I had the chance. I was going to be in that are today so I went and looked. I am glad I did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhGP9w8_faM Two new 9-packs, both of interest. The first I … Continue reading The BMW 1M returns in the latest batch of Matchbox 9-packs