Monthly Archive: August 2021

Matchbox MB378 : UFO 0

MB378 : UFO

Generic castings a not a new thing, they have been in the range for years, decades even.  Sometimes they hit the mark sometimes they dont and sometimes you just think what are they thinking?...

Mattel Creations - Matchbox 62 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupe 0

’62 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupe

So the 2nd of the new Mattel Creations models has been released and again it sold out rather quickly; although not as quick as the Routemaster.  This time it took a bit over an...

Matchbox MB1143 : ´63 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck 0

Greatest name in Diecast

The greatest name in diecast, that was the catchphrase of Matchbox Collectibles some years back but who could claim that title today?  Obviously Matchbox Collectibles couldn’t as that range no longer exists, due to...

Matchbox Car Carrier 0

Has Mattel run dry of ideas?

Has the design team at Matchbox run out of ideas?  Its not a question I ask lightly because on the whole they do such a a great job, a lot of the time from...

Matchbox MB885 : Renault Master Ambulance (Russia Collection) 1

MB885 : Renault Master Ambulance

After an absence of 6 years we see another casting back in force with so far three new variations for this year (2021).  The MB885 : Renault Master Ambulance was last seen in 2015...

Matchbox MB966 : BMW M5 Police 0

MB966 : BMW M5 Police

It never rains but it pours! So the saying goes and that looks to be the case with the BMW M5 Police.  First released in 2015 and only seen on 4 other occasions up...

Matchbox Collector 0

Matchbox Collector Series rolls on

If you are collecting the new Matchbox Collector series then even more of this great collection is hitting the stores.  These are released as a premium range but they do represent what Matchbox should...

Matchbox MB1166 : Henry J Gasser 0

MB1166 : Henry J Gasser

The design of Henry J Kaiser (hence the name) these cars were the fore runner to todays funny car drag racers, the concept is quite simple a big powerful engine in the lightest possible...

Matchbox 5 Pack : 2021 #11 – MBX Airport 0

5 Pack : 2021 #11 – MBX Airport

What is the team at Mattel or more specifically Matchbox thinking with the creation of the MBX Airport 5 pack for this year (2021)? I like the idea of the theme and it certainly...

Matchbox MB973 : Runway Wrangler (2021 MBX Airport 5 Pack) 0

MB973 : Runway Wrangler

Model Details Brand Matchbox Original Model Runway Wrangler Matchbox Catalog Entry: MB973 With the release on the MBX Airport 5 Pack we again see the MB973 : Runway Wrangler casting back after a few...