Chocolate delight? 

As Easter approaches, it is time for all and sundry to start producing chocolate product galore. I loathe Paw Patrol and all the gumpf that goes with it, so this caught my eye for the wee one next week. I think it is a generic chocolate thing, but it has all proper Majorette branding and…

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.…

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…

Acts of kindness 

Within the collecting community, there is a manner of kindred spirit. Over the years I have formed friendships that have mostly been virtual with people half way across the world. Not so much the US&A – TBH, I am not that bothered about that. I know that there are a fair few who have established…

Majorette Renault Megane – Gendarmerie

Another great casting here using the basis of the Renault Megane to create the Gendarmerie livery for the model. Once again, we have opening doors and a full metal body – none of this plastic mumbo jumbo. Whilst totally relevant for the French market (which is where I bought this one), I do wonder if this…

Majorette Opel Adam

Love dealer models. And this is where Mattel falls totally flat on its arse. (John Lambert will disagree of course). Majorette just seems to get this right time and time again and with this release in its own unique Opel Dealer packaging. These are staying MOC – there is no way on earth I am…

Majorette Range Rover Evoque

This makes me laugh. The Lamley Blog has stated time and time again that Matchbox is going in the right direction with great new castings. Yet, trying to get the MB version of the Land Rover Evoque was just farcical. Problems with the IP, JLR would not allow the release. Yet there were masses that…

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…