Matchbox is dead in Asia

Ok, Ok, this is a little (well a bit) later than planned. I picked this TRU catalogue up in Singapore last year prior to Christmas, but I have only gotten around to scanning it. Just some interesting things to note. Firstly the most prominent brand here is Tomica – as it should be in Asia.…

Tomica Series – No.90 – Fiat 500

This is a funny one. I have two versions of the Fiat 500 – one is a HW as per below: And I have now got the Tomica version. Which is better? The HW one looks like it belongs from a cartoon, the Tomica one shows a little better detail, but lacks finesse in the…

Slightly embarrassing , isn’t it Mattel

I am slightly amazed that Majorette has managed to secure all these licensing deals, when Mattel has just about got its act together and got Daimler AG to sign……. Majorette seem to be releasing these castings with relative ease – Mattel……well, you know the score with getting a casting out. More to the point, Majorette…

Why Matchbox will continue to fail

Jason Horowitz must be a pretty smug chap at the moment. Not only had he got HW all the best castings within the Mattel portfolio, but he seems to have got all the best promotional stuff as well. This offer from Boost at Westfield Bondi Junction, Australia proves the point: We keep hearing from the…

Hot Wheels 2016 Ford Focus RS

I am just going to park this one here. Why the bloody hell are Matchbox arsing about with some daft 1950’s Americana when they could have had this in the stable. That corporate bellend Jason Horowitz seems to have ensured that HW get all the best castings over Matchbox – after all, he is greasing…

Hot Wheels 2015 Dodge Charger SRT

I have a soft spot for Dodge cars, as they really do their best to somewhat remember the classic vehicles of the past. No idea why I bought this one though…… This is a customisers dream – there is so much blank space to ensure that the detailing could be taken to the next level…

Hot Wheels 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

How good looking is this car?!! I am so impressed with the way that Mattel have executed the casting. First of all, I love the colour scheme. The blue I just gorgeous. Deep and rich, this is probably the best paint job I have seen for a very long on a diecast model. It has…