Category: Reviews

Reviews of old & new release models

Matchbox MB767 : Quick Sander 0

MB767 : Quick Sander

If you are going to have a generic car in the lineup then why not this one? The Quick Sander was first introduced to the Matchbox basic range in 2009 and for me really...

Matchbox Miniatures Box Type – A 0

Regular Wheel Box Types

So the work has begun in earnest of capturing the information from Nick Jones Vintage British Diecasts page and the first task was to look at the box type information that Nick compiled.  You...

Matchbox MB670 : Jeep Hurricane 0

MB670 : Jeep Hurricane

The Matchbox version of the Jeep Hurricane Concept vehicle was first released as a limited special giveaway by DCC-Jeep; they handed out their special commission at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit...

Matchbox MB72-B : SRN6 Hovercraft 0

MB72-B : SRN6 Hovercraft

Over the many years that Matchbox have been around there has always been some great non car vehicles in the lineup. Mattel have them today just as Lesney had them nearly 50 years ago....

Matchbox MB750 : 2008 Lotus Evora 0

MB750 : 2008 Lotus Evora

Way back in 2008 this superb casting first saw the light of day at that years London Motor Show where the model debut alongside the real 1:1 version Lotus Evora in a matching silver...

Matchbox MB688 : 1961 Jaguar E Type Coupe 0

A classic Jag returns

After missing from the Matchbox lineup since 2018 we now see the return of the classic Jaguar E Type Coupe.  Like the real thing this is a great casting and I am a big...

Matchbox MB749 : Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 0

MB749 : Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

First released back in 2008 this Matchbox casting has seen 16 variations counting the most recent release as part of the MBX Exotics 5 Pack. But once again if you think you recognise the...

Matchbox MB671 : 2005 Ford GT 0

Take a closer look

Sometimes it pays to take a closer look when you see a new car.  Lately there has been a lot of re-releases placed in the range; specifically in the multi packs. Now for the...

Matchbox Collectibles CCV03 : 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 0

CCV03 : 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Back in 1997 Mattel under the banner of Matchbox Collectibles released this 1/43 scale 1957 Chevrolet Corvette and the larger scale really does allow much more detail than the miniatures and this casting is...

Matchbox 5 Pack : 2021 #09 – MBX Rescue 0

5 Pack : 2021 #09 – MBX Rescue

I love a 5 pack with a theme and this years MBX Rescue (or is it MBX Recue) 5 pack is a good one.  Full of some great complimentary castings with the running theme...