Monday, August 10, 2015

Dirk's Ambassador Update 01 August 2015

                                                Ambassador Update 01 August 2015

Hello Matchbox friends,As said I will send you updates rather than waiting with the information until a next report would be due to be issued. With the new team in charge we do get pics and info at a stage that is way before we used to get them in the last years. Some info is spread direct thru Instagram “@matchboxworld” and some is coming thru our channels like my reports or the blogs like Johns and Davids lamely group (http://lamleydlm.blogspot.de/). To cover you with the information in time as well I will use these updates.

You might have seen this pic from the new licensed GHE-O Toy Fair model already:






Surely a beauty and a must have for me!

We are proud that we can also show you the backside of the model:


Always nice to see what the boys can do to the design and details when they aren’t limited to create a $1 toy!!!

That brings us to the “next step up” models – the best of world series is surely being a home run. Also not tied up in the $1 problem the range shows 12 super models to collect. My favorite so far is surely this Lambo LM002 with these perfect fitting tires and a nice deco:


But also the design for the standard model corvette to come is worth having a look at. Esp. if you check it against some weird decos from the last years:

And yes – I really want to collect your ideas of future models to come … the team is working on 2017 at the moment. As always around 25 new castings are in line. It is just a fact that being a $1 toy not every casting can be a licensed car even if we only suggest licensed models. Im pretty sure that we can still name 100s of good alternatives to do as a Matchbox but we might help the team more if we also find ideas for “Matchbox originals” (non licensed/generic) model like the glas truck from Larry’s report. So lets make an agreement: you send me your idea of a model and if it is a licensed one you make up your mind of either a Matchbox original idea or a decoration for an existing casting.

Ok – I start:

Being german and liking sport cars Im really a fan for this unique sports car: Wiesmann (www.wiesmann.com) – you rarely see them on the street, but if you see one you take a second to enjoy it !



Ok – I make a wish now I keep my promise giving an idea of a Matchbox original model. Just passed one of these today – we see them in different versions around and we all need them to get the road we want to drive on – a street building machine – picture is one version, but I guess we can all live with this being a nice addition to our “INC” company vehicles:




The other idea is a design for an existing casting. You all know we do get the BMW M1 (1M) last years in a very special livery for the Leipzig show. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matchbox-2014-Leipzig-BMW-1M-Coupe-weis-BMW-Rennlook-1-von-500-im-Crystal-Case-/271926013851?)
But the car was also used as a safety car – check this:





So far so good … Have fun

Dirk



5 comments:

  1. Hi Dirk. Thanks for the update. I like the two models pictured - the Lambo and the GHE-0. Waiting for the standard ones to come to the shores of the UK.

    For 2017 I'd like to see a log skidder. Whilst a John Deere one ( or other licenced one) would be nice there are lots of others there and a generic could look good. Doable in 4 pieces including a loose log holder. Go easy on spot lights, roof mounted air horns etc etc. Nice if it could drag pencils etc. thanks. Chris

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  2. Hi Chris...this is Jeff from 3inchdiecastbliss not Dirk. Dirk sends his reports to various website to post the information but we leave the reports as they are written.

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  4. Too bad that "is not" what the LM002 and the GHE-O look like.

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