Matchbox is available in the UK!!

Well, well, calm down everyone. John “Mattel are great!” Lambert was right along – there is Matchbox in the UK!! All of us in Europe were wrong and we now need to give John a massive apology – Mattel have got the distribution issue completely correct. Have I changed my tune? Yes! I now believe…

The Great Wheel Collectors Rip Off

The one thing you will notice about the Lamley blog is that there are a shed load of promoting going on. You have to read back on some his posts – in that due to the current shit state of distribution, procure your Matchbox collection by any means how. Now, this is all well and good…

Matchbox pegs? A lesson in failure

So John Lambert via the Lamley Blog did what he could to promote a stupid campaign by Matchbox to “show MB that is available”. Well here you go then – this is the state of Matchbox these days. And it does seem that the experiment has gone quite wrong – a handful of pictures on…

This is getting interesting

The Lamley Blog (aka the Mattel Patsy) has posted an article about the forthcoming Nissan Skyline 2000. Matchbox ran a “competition” for those interested to customise the casting to see what could be done by those out there in the collecting world. With that some have noted a variation of the model which can be…

Mattel fail AGAIN

So there are going to be some reader of this musing that will say I am a moany old git and I need to stop bashing John Lambert, Matchbox and Mattel. Well, that is fine to say. But when will those people realise that the Lamley / Mattel love-in is bordering on farcical? Let us…

Finally the farce is over – no more MB Amby!!

Oh good grief…… Once again Mattel are late to the party and have finally canned the MB Ambassador role. The Lamley Blog cites that there was an air sadness that there was no more Amby moving forward. But whilst the Lamley Blog MB followers may well shed a tear, this is now a blessed relief.…

A decent Matchbox casting

With the annual MB Gathering just gone in the US, resident Mattel Patsy John Lambert has posted some images of the models that were available to those attending the event. I have to say as a one off, this MX-5 in the livery is very eye catching. So a credit due to the Mattel /…

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The Matchbox farce continues

Most will applaud this – John Lambert has reported that the Matchbox Land Rover series will now be available in the UK – via a so called “Lamley Partner” in the form of Modelmatic. I wrote back in April that the Matchbox had scored yet another own goal by only releasing this series in the…