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Matchbox MB1237 : 2020 Land Rover Defender 90 0

MB1237 : 2020 Land Rover Defender 90

New for 2021 is this fantastic Land Rover Defender 90. The Defender 90 model has been a part of the Matchbox range on and off since 1987 but that was the original casting or...

Matchbox Dinky DY-35 : 1968 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Convertible 0

DY-35 : 1968 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Convertible

First released in 1995, this is another great example of how Matchbox claimed the title of ”Greatest Name in Diecast”.  The Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia modeled here is an absolutely gorgeous casting, just look at the...

Matchbox 2021 MBX Fire Rescue 5 Pack 0

2021 MBX Fire Rescue 5 Pack

If you are going to have a 5 pack with 5 previously released Matchbox cars then this is the one.  The 2021 MBX Fire Rescue 5 pack is the 14th set this year and...

Matchbox MB984 : Rescue Helicopter 0

MB984 : Rescue Helicopter

Another casting that was once a welcome addition to the collection but makes you wonder why do Mattel bother with the Matchbox brand anymore.  First released in 2002 the casting was a great choice...

Mattel Creations Land Rover 0

Do Mattel really care about Matchbox?

Having looked at a few new releases lately that are mostly plastic it makes you start to question the commitment of Mattel to the Matchbox brand.  As anyone who has followed the brand for...

Matchbox MB1074 : MBX Flatbed King 0

MB1074 : MBX Flatbed King

It really is depressing sometimes when you see casting after casting that has been cost reduced to such a degree that it is almost entirely made from plastic. The MBX Flatbed King is a...

Matchbox MB1091 : 2009 International eStar 0

MB1091 : 2009 International eStar

I first wrote about this model in the blog post from April 13th, 2021 so there is not much more to say when we look at the latest variation of this model.  At this...

Matchbox MB1177 : ’16 RAM Flatbed 0

MB1177 : ’16 RAM Flatbed

Just like the MBX Delivery Service Truck we looked at yesterday, this model screams NO! When I see these modern models I wonder just who at the license holders office approves this? As a...

Matchbox MB993 : Delivery Service Truck 0

MB993 : Delivery Service Truck

This is one of those models that makes you want to scream NO.  What are they thinking at Mattel when they produce such garbage, for those that read this blog regularly you will know...