Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

This year's Matchbox Gathering of Friends Charity Auction was certainly a memorable one.  Some incredible lots, and some epic bidding battles.  I did film one that I will post later. One of the highlights came AFTER the auction.  Joe Fenski - who attendees of the HW Convention will know - won the Mattel-donated "Mystery Box". … Continue reading Opening the “Matchbox Mystery Box” at the Gathering of Friends Convention

Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model

Here they are. Attendees at the 2018 Matchbox Gathering of Friends were just given their Dinner Model (with some getting the early registrant variation), and soon after Jim Gallegos unveiled the Dealer Model.  Jim was kind enough to allow me to photograph the models beforehand, so you are getting a look along with everyone here. … Continue reading Just Unveiled: Matchbox Gathering Datsun 510 Dealer Model & Ford Skyjacker Superduty F-350 Dinner Model

Here are some of my favorite Matchbox Convention exclusives from years past.

It starts today.  I am doing my annual excursion through southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northern New Mexico on my way to Albuquerque, arriving in time for the festivities to begin. I will be busy this year, streaming a few things live on the Lamley YouTube Channel (including the 2019 New Model Preview on Saturday … Continue reading Here are some of my favorite Matchbox Convention exclusives from years past.

Here are the Mattel-donated charity auction items for next week’s Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Which prototypes should I pursue?

This is always a blast. The Matchbox Gathering of Friends is now one week away.  I am getting my Matchbox geek on in preparation, and I will be full-fledged into it by next week. One of the events I look forward to most is the charity auction held on Saturday night after the Mattel presentation. … Continue reading Here are the Mattel-donated charity auction items for next week’s Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Which prototypes should I pursue?

Discussing the 2018 Matchbox New Models with Designer Abe Lugo

Just before I left this year's Matchbox Gathering of Friends Convention, Matchbox Designer Abe Lugo and I sat down to do a quick review of the 2018 New Models. This isn't all of them.  If you watched the 2018 Line Preview from Saturday night, all the new stuff might have been a little overwhelming.  But … Continue reading Discussing the 2018 Matchbox New Models with Designer Abe Lugo

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

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

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

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