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
In case you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-_3inTd6i8
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
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.
You don't think I have been asking as well? I get a lot of messages about the Matchbox opening features models previewed at last year's Gathering of Friends. Ever since that preview we haven't heard much. Whenever I was asked, I just said I assumed they were coming, and would wait with everyone else to … Continue reading Yes, the Matchbox opening-features models are coming. They just got teased.
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?
Two weeks. That is it. The 16th Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends (let's call it the Gathering to save my typing fingers) starts July 20th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tickets are sold out, but you can still (kind of) be there. The schedule is now out, and while the image is a bit blurry, … Continue reading We are two weeks away from the 16th(!) Matchbox Gathering of Friends. Here is what to expect.
This dropped over the weekend: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkE1HVenkF2/?taken-by=matchboxworld Yep, the Matchbox Custom Contest is back for 2018, and if you are in, get your tools and cameras out and get to it. The first two were fantastic events. Collectors from all over the world participated, and the winners were given raw models to customize and have showcased … Continue reading The 3rd Annual Matchbox Custom Contest is on, starting now!!
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
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.