Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2018 Disney MCI Tour Bus from Matchbox

Christmas Present - Happy New Year 2018!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Cars and Donuts Series from HotWheels

The Subie is best because front lights are part of the windows and the rear lights are painted. The rest either have just one end painted or none...nice job Mattel...sheesh.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Brand New Matchbox Realrider Series - Globe Travelers

Okay...first I have to to admit to loving surprises. I had heard about these from the Gathering of Friends in New Mexico in July from Abe's 2018 Preview. With so many announcements presented there, I sort of forgot about them. Add to that the fact that John at the Lamley Blog did not get first dibs to preview them...amazeballs. So as my November ritual, I headed to the York Fairgrounds after Thanksgiving toy-show and began to look over Joyce and Mike's tables (Kiddie Kar)...jaw dropped. Rarely in this information age do I see something in person first before the Inter-webs distribute the details.

A few details, they had these at $4...yes $4. That is the correct price for these to be successful in the market. Each model gets it's own box with information from the release representing the scenario discussed on the back of the blister (see pics below). For instance, the Mini Cooper discusses travelling from one city in Germany to another. On the side of each box is a 'drawing' of that scenario with other unique info on the other side such as a red 'dot' showing where on the global map the scene being discussed is on the globe.

The best news besides these realriders (spot on) which some appear new is the fact that the Land Rover Defender is the original 2005 Release with full metal roof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck yes Matchbox (Abe).

I have no idea when and which retailers will have these available, but I ask that Mattel get these to all Markets outside of the USA. These deserve to be collected by all (ROW). Now for the pictures:

1997 Land Rover Defender 110 (Norway)

Full Metal Roof (original casting)

Ford GT40 in Gulf Racing Deco (France)

2007 Audi R8 (Monaco)

1998 Jeep Wrangler (US)

2010 Mini Cooper S Cabrio (Germany)

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Police (UK)

I hoped you folks liked these...Matchbox is killing it lately everywhere except ROW distribution so hopefully they will care to fix that for 2018.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Matchbox 2018 New Tools - Licensed Only

So the 2017 Gathering has come and gone but @matchboxworld dropped a few bombs on the collectors. They announced 46 new 'LICENSED' castings to be released across multiple lines. I copied this list from the Lamley Group for your pleasure (https://lamleygroup.com/2017/07/24/matchbox-is-going-licensed-in-a-major-way-in-2018-46-new-licensed-models-if-you-are-counting/).

Here is the listing from Lamley:

2018 Basic Range New Models:
  • Skyjacker Ford F350 Superduty
  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • 1933 Plymouth Sedan
  • 2016 Chevy Colorado Extreme
  • 2016 Yamaha Bolt Scrambler
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Jeep Wagoneer
  • 1948 Diamond T Pickup
  • 2016 Cadillac Escalade
  • Scania Firetruck
  • 2015 Mazda CX-5
  • GMC Scenicruiser Bus
  • 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon
  • Man TGS Dump Truck
  • NASA Space Chariot
  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
  • 1954 XK140 Jaguar Roadster
  • Modec Delivery Truck
  • 2015 BMW i8 (basic & premium)
  • 1967 MGB GT
  • Volvo Fire Engine FL6H
2018 Non-Basic Range New Models:
  • 1933 Ford Coupe (5-pack)
  • Jeep Rubicon 4-door (Color Changers)
  • 1947 Chevy Truck (GM 100th Anniversary Series)
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 G-Wagon (Mercedes-Benz)
2018 Fall Basics Plus (In Process):
  • VW Type 3 Fastback
  • Mercedes-Benz 220SE
  • Nissan Xterra
  • Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 2016 Chevy Camaro Hardtop
  • Ford Crown Victoria Police/Taxi
  • Jeep Willies Station Wagon
  • Tesla Model X
  • ’63 Chevy Camper
  • BMW i8
  • VW 23-Window Microbus
  • Nissan 300ZX
  • Renault Trezer Concept
  • Chevy Gasser
  • 80’s Buick Convertible
  • 2018 GMC Sierra
  • ’71 Ford Torino Funny Car
2018 Premium Plus (In Process):

  • Range Rover
  • 2004 Honda S2000
  • 2014 Corvette Stingray
  • Dodge Charger Funny Car

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Package from Europe with Schuco 1:66, Siku, Majorette and Others

Good Day,

So excited to finally have this in hand. Got these from multiple sellers on the Dutch 3inch forum. Some will add to the collection, but many will be restored albeit in different colors and wheels.