Matchbox in print

In this week’s copy of Autocar, there is a article that refers to the Gathering in the US and MB Team of Michael Herelda and Abe Lugo. I was surprised to see such an article TBH, but good exposure for the brand. Better still, the lack of blatant promo and self love is refreshing. An…

Matchbox: MB8 – Volvo V60 Polestar (2016)

As a rule now, I no longer collect Matchbox. If you look at the line ups for this year, it is loaded – mostly – full of generic tut. Compare this with 2008 line up with a richness of proper cars. Of course, there is a lot of noise claiming that Matchbox is back. I…

Finally!  

There has been a huge amount said about the distribution of Matchbox in the UK. Some believe it is great and really positive for the brand, led by the Mattel Patsy John Lambert. The brand is exclusively available in Asda so no problem getting all the castings you need. Indeed, on the MCF FB page,…

Matchbox 2016 – MB34 – 2013 Ford Cargo

I don’t buy Matchbox as a rule anymore. The product is just poor, you can’t get hold of the latest castings and to rub salt into the wounds, John Lambert keeps telling you that everything is rosy when clearly it isn’t. That said, there have been some good castings of late and where I have…

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.…

When Matchbox get it right…………

Matchbox has to be the most frustrating brand on sale at the moment. We all know that the brand is basically screwed, with hardly anything making it outside of the US. But what annoys me even more is stuff like this: This is the new recolour of the VW Transporter double cab. Picture has been…

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…