Category: News

News, Information and the current state of affairs

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All is not lost

As has been reported on the Facebook group for various reasons it looks like the website vintagebritishdiecast.co.uk will soon be no more.  This is a big loss to the Matchbox collecting community and one...

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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 MB694 : Routemaster Bus (Wheyhemes) 0

Matchbox Routemaster debacle

You really have to wonder who is in charge at Mattel. Since taking over the Matchbox brand they seem to stumble from one disaster to the next and the latest idea is no exception....

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Coming in 2022…

Well for those that missed it, there was a presentation over night from Mattel at the Gathering showing us (sort of) whats new and what we can expect in 2022.  So without me pratlling...

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2021 Matchbox Gathering of Friends

Well it is that time of year again and this year its back on and in person.  After last years change of Gathering to an online format I am sure those that attend will...

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A Matchbox Super Chase? WHY?

Coming in just a few months as part of the basic range will be this ”Super Chase” vehicle!  Great design and very eye catching colour combination for the tampo printing and paired with premium...

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The Russians are coming!

Just like the UK the French and the Germans the Russians will be getting a set of vehicles specific to their country and to date these sets seem to be only available in the...

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Where it all began

Just for something different I thought I might take a look back at where it all started for Matchbox, not the story of how or why the company began but the first models made...

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Toy Takeback scheme launched

Following on from the announcement made a few weeks back about the future of Matchbox being more about EVs and recycled material which you can read here, Mattel have now announce a new scheme...

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New Future for Matchbox

Yesterday Mattel announced a new direction in the production of the little cars we all love. For some time now we have seen a few hybrid or EV type cars in the range as...