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I continue #bluemondaymatchbox with the ever-popular #matchbox #fordcourier from 1992. This was a German promotional model that did (I stress did because this is me) come in a special box. It is sad that this casting saw such little use. I thought it was a really nice model. 1 basic range & 2 promotional. That was it.
#ford #fordvan #1990s #1990smatchbox #1990stoys #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toydiecast #toypics #toypictures #toycollector #toycollection #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #van #classictoy #classicvan


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This was such a cool debut. The #matchbox MB763 MBX Moving Truck was a generic (or Matchbox original) creation that debuted in 2009 as MB41 in the basic range. It's first issue used the very real Budget livery on the side, a company that is in operation in many countries around the world. What a popular choice this was.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxtruck #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxworld #toytruck #toydiecast #toydaily #toycollector #toycollection #toyworld #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecasttruck #diecastdaily #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #movingtruck #164scale #164scalediecast #164diecast #matchboxoriginals


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It's #wagonwednesday time. This week a classic #lesney #superfast #matchbox #citroen CX Break/Shooting Brake/Estate/Wagon (depending on where you are - it had a number of names). This is a very deep shade of blue compared to others I have. It came with an opening rear which was made of plastic. During the Lesney era it was pretty commonplace for opening parts to be made of plastic, particularly rear sections. So seeing new creations made by the current team also sporting opening rear sections made of plastic makes me think they are actually keeping with tradition. The blue was MB12 worldwide from 1979-1981.
#citroencx #citroën #citroëncx #wagon #lesneytoy #lesneyengland #lesneysuperfast #lesneymatchbox #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toyworld #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastworld #madeinengland #madeintheuk


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Well I'm going to finish off #eurotuesday right up to date with the new "Battle Damage" edition of the #matchbox #jurassicworld #mercedesgwagon (or 2014 G550 to give it it's official name). This (& the other 4 in this set) are now out as Asda stores in the UK, batch dated L11, priced at £3.97. But that's enough packaging, it's time for me to #crackitopen #crackshitopen #dlm #letitbreathe #freethepiece
#merc #mercedesbenz #mercedesgclass #jurassicworldfallenkingdom #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastmercedes #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #toyworld #matchboxworld #diecastworld


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It's #bluemondaymatchbox time. I begin with the 2011 Lesney Edition '65 #austinminivan panda car. This was the nickname British people called the blue & white #policecar scheme of the mid 1960s. I really like this model & have to say it is probably 1 of my favourite designs of this casting. Daft fact for picture 1. The license plate (or number plate as we call them in the UK) is UBD 792. If they added a C at the end that would have correctly identified it as a 1965 registration. It would also have noted it as a Northamptonshire issue registration. From 1963-2001 the 2nd & 3rd letters of the group of 3 would be the area identifier with BD being the Northamptonshire county except Northampton itself (which had its own). Daft fact for picture 2. The metal base created for this release added a tow hook. Nobody knows why....
#austin #minivan #van #matchbox #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyfan #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastfans #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #classictoy


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The #matchbox MB156 casting of the #ford #escortxr3i #cabriolet debuted in the basic range in 1985. It was available worldwide in the US range as MB17, Japanese range as MB85 & the ROW range as MB37. For 3 years it was white with simple stripes & #xr3i tampo printed on the side (except the US range where it was dropped after 2 years). During those 3 years a number of minor changes could be found. Most involved the wheels which initially started as the 8-dot variety with a chrome hot foil printing. During its time 5-arch wheels were made at one point in production, as well as white hot foil printed 8-dots & gold hot foil printed 8-dots. Additional bracing to the wheels was introduced in 1986 & a tow hook was added to the rear in 1987. Because of those various minor changes in the model's casting it is possible to narrow down the year of production from the 3 it was made for. This particular issue dates from 1986 as it does have additional bracing to the wheels but no tow hook (as seen in picture 2). The wheel bracing is just visible under the car, as it was much larger then originally designed & sticks down from the base. You can just make the white out inside of the rear wheels. For the crazy variation collectors such small differences can mean a lot.
#fordescort #escortmk3 #cabrio #convertible #matchboxuniversal #1980smatchbox #matchboxtoy #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxaddict #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toycar #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toycollector #toycollection #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastcollector #diecastcollection


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Ok I have posted this white '68 #fordmustang GT deliberately, firstly to congratulate #ford on a real white #mustang being the 10,000,000th off the production line at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. I have always loved the real cars, & the earlier ones are still the best to me, although current generation models are right up there too. This particular #matchbox model is one of the '68 California Specials. 4,118 of those were made with the last in early August 1968. 50 years ago, almost to the day. This specific white version in miniature was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Matchbox brand in 2013. So many links to anniversaries & celebrations there. My head is overloading with numbers.
#fordmustanggt #mustanggtcs #mustanggt #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxworld #matchboxdaily #toycar #toydiecast #toyworld #toydaily #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastworld #diecastdaily #diecastmustang #164scale #164scalediecast #164diecast #classictoy #classiccar #classicmustang


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It's #bluemondaymatchbox time. I begin with the brand new #matchbox 2018 MB2 debut version of the '64 #fordfairlane #wagon which arrived in batch G this year. Where I am in the UK we are still no further forward as we jumped back to E after seeing D, E, F & G batches all hit in a row. But the stock is dwindling & I'm hoping next delivery will be new again.
#fairlane #ford #classiccar #1960scars #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction


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#wagonwednesday time. This week the really short lived #mercurysable #wagon which was only around for 2 years maximum in the #matchbox basic range. It debuted as MB55 in the US range in 1988, and lasted until 1989. That was it. Apart from a Star Car issue in 1998 this casting just this white version exists. Now I did say maximum as it did appear in other markets for 1 year. In the 1980s Australia was getting a hybrid range between the US & ROW ranges & Japan an enlarged range basically featuring all models (plus a few exclusives) & oddly this model debuted as MB48 in both ranges in 1988. But both their exclusive ranges finished after 1988. The model then debuted as MB33 in the ROW range in 1989 for that 1 year. I was a big fan of the model personally & I was sad to see such little use of it.
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toylover #toyworld #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastlovers #diecastworld


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I continue #eurotuesday with a short story. In 2006 when #matchbox were creating the 3rd year of the Superfast series & had decided to replace the number 37 slot in the range which for the first 2 years was occupied with a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Initial plans were to bring back the #porsche959 casting which had not been used since 2001. The model was mocked up in dark red, was approved & packaging was designed & all was going well. It got to FEP stages when they discovered an issue with the mold. They would be unable to produce as was, so a decision was made to replace it. Luckily they had a good deal going with Jaguar on the new '06 XK that had just debuted in the basic range that year, & they managed to speed through to get a Superfast version created for the number 37 slot instead of the 959. It debuted as part of the final batch of the series. This #porsche is one of a handful of FEPs that were ready to go & originally came inside a blister. Of course I managed to get hold of it so the blister is now gone. I am not sure if I still have the box that was also included somewhere in my junk box. I have a lot of random Matchbox packaging thrown in there. One day I will sort it out & get rid of it.
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxworld #matchboxaddict #matchboxpic #toycar #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyworld #toypic #toypicture #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastpic #diecastpicture #matchboxpreproduction #porschediecast


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Anyone who knows me knows that I #crackitopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe every #matchboxmodel I own. So why would this #datsun510rally be any different? I always keep my mini screwdrivers handy for a #matchboxmoment like this. Picture 1 shows the #datsun still screwed to the base (which I have to hand it to @matchboxworld is really cool), with picture 2 showing the aftermath. 1 loose #datsun510 free to roll around. Time for a little fun I think....
#matchbox #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toypics #toypictures #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastpics #diecastpictures #rallycar


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So @shabbirmalikmbox guessed correctly. It was the custom winner model from last year's #matchbox custom contest. @matchboxworld created a small number of these taking the standard basic range version & adding additional side tampo designs & mounting it on this cool plinth with a rough dirt track base to it (as seen in picture 2). Ever since it was unveiled I had been trying to get a hold of one. It has not been easy, but finally the stars aligned & I am very privileged to actually be able to own one of these now. It is very cool but well, this is me. That #datsun510rally needs to be set free. Time to get my screwdriver....
#datsun #datsun510 #rallycar #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunting #toyhunter #toyworld #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastworld


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I hope everybody at the #matchbox Gathering has been having a blast. I hope to be with you all next year having a blast myself. One of the things about being there is finding some models that you have been after for ages. This #vwtransporter was a promotional model in 2004 for the #philadelphia76ers 40th anniversary. I spent ages trying to find it & was just not having any luck. But a few years ago I found one for sale at the Gathering. Next year I know I will find something good. There's always great stuff to find.
#volkswagen #vw #volkswagentransporter #76ers #matchboxvw #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #classicvw


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It will soon be time. The dinner & presentation at the #matchbox Gathering is due to start soon. Being in the UK at the moment it's in the middle of the night. Will I manage to stay up for it? I will try but I can't promise... Zzzzzzzzz! Huh what? Need Red Bull. But as we wait for news on next year we will also be introduced to this year's dinner model. Our host for the event @jimgallegos always manages to set up some doozies for the event in the way of dinner & dealer models. Here's a classic from the 2007 convention. The MB694 #doubledecker which was modelled after the original Lesney staff bus that was in operation in the 1970s. The red & white with orange & yellow striping was the livery in real life in & around the Lesney factory. This was a masterpiece & extremely well received. I can't wait to see what this year's models are, & what is happening next year. Just need to stay.... Zzzzzzzzz! Dagnabbit! Can't find the Red Bull.
#doubledeckerbus #classicbus #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #toybus #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toyworld #diecastbus #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #diecastworld


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I stay in Germany for today's #eurotuesday pictures with a classic #lesney model of a crane manufactured by Fahrzeugfabriken Ansbach und Nürnberg (or Faun for short). The 8-wheel heavy duty crane debuted in the #matchbox range as MB30 in 1966 in green. In 1970 for its final year it was converted to #superfast wheels & changed to orangey-red. There is not a lot in the way of variations for this model as the jib/boom which usually comes in gold can be found as a transitional model still in the orange colour of the earlier green regular wheel model. You could look at the hook on the front, but as it is the same stock piece that could also be found on 4 other models at the time, & simply clicks in place, they could all be switched around too easily to warrant hunting down.
#cranetruck #classictoy #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneytoy #lesneyproduct #lesneysuperfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxtruck #matchboxdiecast #toytruck #toycrane #toydiecast #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecasttruck #1970stoys #1970smatchbox #madeinengland #madeintheuk


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As I said earlier today's #bluemondaymatchbox was #porsche central. They celebrate their 70th anniversary this year, & I haved loved them my entire life. It's my favourite manufacturer in real life so you know the models of them in my #matchbox collection are also my favourites. I finish today with a topical model. The annual Matchbox Gathering is due to start in just a few days. Sadly I will not be there this year (already making plans to attend next year) & this 1971 #porsche914 in blue was the last show model produced for the event. It was made & sold at the Sunday toy fair in a specially designed blister pack. Of course my blister pack never made it out of the hotel (well until the trash was collected). As of 2011 the show model was dropped from proceedings. But what a swansong. It looks gorgeous in a rich deep metallic blue shade with full detailing on it. Definitely a big favourite of mine.
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toycollector #toycollection #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastporsche #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #classictoy #classiccar #classicporsche #modelcar


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Variations on a #matchbox #fordthunderbird to finish off my #bluemondaymatchbox day. The MB212 #ford #thunderbird was first created for use by White Rose in 1992 before being added to the US basic range in 1993 in white. It was also at that time it was made in blue with racing slick tyres as part of the Racing 5-pack. This was sold outside of USA, as I remember Woolworth in the UK used to sell 5-packs, even though many class the early years of them as USA only. For 1994 it was decided that the 5-pack model would replace the white version as the US MB7, but also debuted in the ROW range too as MB39. The only difference, the wheels changed from slicks to gold 7-spoke spiral. At the end of the year Aquafresh in USA ran a promotion where you received a free #matchboxmodel with each pump bottle. They took models from that year's basic range, but each had a variation in the tampo print. In this case the yellow print became white. 3 different versions of the same model.
#matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #toycars #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #matchboxworld #toyworld #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #1990stoys #1990smatchbox #modelcars #modeltoys


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It's #bluemondaymatchbox time. Today I begin with a barely used #matchbox #fordcourier promotional issue from 1992. This was a German issue, & the only official promotional model they made after the initial white one. This casting had very little use which is a huge shame as I really liked it.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxpic #matchboxhunter #toydiecast #toydaily #toypic #toypicture #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastpic #diecastpicture #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #van #ford #fordvan #164scale #164scalediecast #164diecast #164 #diecast164


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#matchboxpreproduction sample of the MB62 #mercurycougar #dragster which was sold by #lesney from 1970-1973. It was only ever produced in green, & although I love shades (having quite a few here) I also like different colours. So when I had an opportunity to get a prepro in metallic silver I did not hesitate. Sadly it looks like the sticker is beginning to come loose. I will have to keep an eye on that.
#lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneytoys #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchbox #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #1970s #1970stoys #1970smatchbox #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #madeinengland


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This #bluemondaymatchbox post is a little more unusual than most. The 2016 MB54 Torque Titan in light blue doesn't actually look too bad pulling along a #matchbox branded box trailer. The trailer was originally a part of the 1988 CY-8 convoy set. But I felt these were a pretty decent match. I am still holding out hope that the regular size convoy series returns. The cabs are still around in miniature & getting some new combinations would be brilliant.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxtruck #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxfans #matchboxlovers #toytruck #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfun #toyfan #toylover #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttruck #diecastaddiction #diecastaddict #diecastfun #diecastfans #diecastlovers #diecastsyndicate #diecastholic #diecastworld #diecastworldwide


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#matchbox 2018 MB106 '17 #jeep Gladiator on ROW international short card. This model debuted in batch G. If you notice there is a small packaging error. Or is there? You see, if you check, this concept was actually unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Motor Show. There was a rumour of a Gladiator being launched in 2017, & I think Matchbox were planning on the production vehicle being reproduced in miniature, but with it being delayed thry went with the earlier concept. However, they left the 2017 date on the base. It may not even carry the Gladiator name, with Scrambler & Commanche being thrown around as names too. So this could be a case of package correct, base wrong. But I'm not going to worry too much. That particular package is toast now.
#dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe #crackitopen #crackshitopen #jeepgladiator #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #diecastpickup #diecastjeep #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #modeltoy #164scale #164diecast #diecast164 #conceptvehicle #concepttruck #jeepconcept #jeeplover


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It's Friday fun day. I have been having loads of fun with the recent #matchbox Color Changers models. It is such a shame they are not sold in the UK. But luckily I have good friends in other countries who have helped me out. I think this MB1064 '98 #jeepwrangler is my current favourite. The first picture you are looking at are the 2 states of colour. When it is warm it is bright lime green. When it is cold it is a very dark brown, almost black. Such a huge difference. Plus the darker colour pretty much covers up half the tampo design. I think it's awesome. Then the fun begins. Pictures 2-4 (if you swipe) are half in half. Well roughly. How tough is it to get 1 side warm enough & the other side cool enough at the same time? Pretty tough. I gave it a good try though. It was fun.
#jeep #wrangler #wranglercountry #matchboxjeep #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #toyjeep #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfun #toyworld #164scale #164diecast #modeljeep #modeltoy #matchboxphotography #matchboxphoto #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #toyphoto #toyphotography #toypics #toypictures #jeeppics #jeepphotography


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Can I just say this new #matchbox '64 #fordfairlane #wagon is a lovely casting. I'm loving the blue & pin stripe side design too which is based on a real one. The 4th generation ran from 1962-1965 but I believe the real one this was copied from is a '64 which is why it is marked up that way in miniature. Nothing like being accurate. Way to finish #wagonwednesday off in style.
#ford #fairlane #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toycar #toydiecast #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecast164 #164scale #164diecast #classiccar #1960scars #classicwagon #modelcar


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#matchbox 2018 MB2 '64 #fordfairlane #wagon on ROW international short card. Well I couldn't let a #wagonwednesday slip by without showing off this brand new casting in its debut colour. This is a part of batch G & is now available in the UK in Asda stores.
#ford #fairlane #classiccar #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toyworld #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastworld


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#matchbox 2018 MB13 #bmwi3 on ROW short card. What better way to finish off #eurotuesday than this modern electric vehicle. This is the 2nd version of this casting after last year's black version, & this one arrived in batch G. Asda UK are now up to this batch & I am very happy to add this to my collection.
#bmw #i3 #bmwi3bornelectric #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxbmw #matchboxhunter #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toycar #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastholic #diecastphoto #diecastphotography


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So this is why the #matchbox #chrysler300 that was released in batch G of 2018 is significant to me. It is very close to the real car that I used on last year's USA road trip. Last July I spent 2 weeks taking my niece on a trip from Washington DC down to North Carolina to meet up with my friend @shabbirmalikmbox then along Route 40 to the Gathering in Albuquerque, before a little zig-zagging to Las Vegas. For 2 weeks that exact real car served us very well. It withstood my driving, plus almost getting stuck in the mud at a very wet Four Corners. I was the first person to rent it & covered 3,500 miles during those 2 weeks. We handed it back plastered in mud & bugs. But it served us well. I was very impressed with it. & Now I have a lovely little reminder of that vehicle in miniature form. So many thanks to @matchboxworld for making us a dark grey example of this model. It is a shame I cannot make it over this year, but am planning on being at the Gathering next July.
#chrysler #matchboxmoment #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxlovers #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxcollectors #matchboxcollection #toycar #toydiecast #toylover #toypics #toypictures #toycollectors #toycollection #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastlovers #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastcollectors #diecastcollection


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#matchbox 2018 MB9 '15 #chrysler300 on ROW short card. This is a part of batch G & is 1 of the 11 new additions in that assortment. Found in Asda UK dated L12. It is 7/35 in the MBX road Trip sub-series inside the basic range. This to me is 1 of the highlights of the batch for a very specific reason I will show shortly.
#chrysler #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toypic #toyphoto #toyphotography #toyworld #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastpic #diecastpicture #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastsyndicate #diecastography


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Can you believe it was 40 years ago that #grease was first shown in USA cinemas? It was actually launched on June 16th 1978, so I'm a few days late with my picture, but I thought it was still worth giving it a mention. I know it was a huge hit in my household, & my best friend has always stated how important it was to her growing up. The song Greased Lightnin' was my favourite song for nearly 3 years. Ok story time. When I was young I used to create my own music charts of basically what was my favourite songs & do a weekly rundown of a top 10. Greased Lightnin' knocked off Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick as my number 1 song when it was released in summer 1978, & was finally knocked off when Flash by Queen was released at the end of 1980. It slowly rose up & eventually knocked off Greased Lightnin' in 1981. I used to have a pad with my top 10 listed each week, with the risers, fallers, new entries & non-movers, just like in real life. Many of the Grease songs were (& still are) big favourites of mine. I own the soundtrack, & have seen the film many times. So when #matchbox released the Willys Street Rod (or Streey Rod - they never did fix their spelling mistake) in the Star Cars series in 1998, I was over the moon. I didn't really care that the casting was of a '33 Willys 77 Hot Rod (it's what they had available) & the one in the film was a '48 Ford Deluxe Convertible. I was just happy that there was a link between my passion for models, film & music which all seemed to mesh together in 1 single model. It may be the last we saw of that casting, but to me they saved the best for last.
#hotrod #matchboxcar #matchboxmoment #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxpic #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toyphoto #toypic #toypicture #toyphotography #diecastcar #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastpic #diecastpicture #classictoy #classiccar


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Congratulations to Fernando Alonso, & his team mates Kazuki Nakajima & Sébastien Buemi on winning this year's #lemans24h 24-hour race. I am a bit of an F1 fan, & am actively watching as Alonso is trying to become only the 2nd person in history to achieve the motorsport triple crown after Graham Hill. Having already won at the Monaco GP, with this he just needs an Indy 500 victory to complete it. He came up short last year. Will he go for it again in 2019? So as a #matchbox collector, I thought I should add a photo of a Bulgarian made #amxjavelin that sports a #lemans logo on the front & doors.
#amcjavelinamx #amx #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate


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It's freaky Friday. I could start singing the Lil Dicky song, or start talking about the book or 3 films adapted from it. But no, I'm just going to show one of the freaky #matchbox models. This was one of the short lived Ultra Heroes sub-series from the 2004 basic range. One of the 15 exclusive to the US market as they received 30 compared to the 15 for the ROW range. Called Bass Bus, it was released as MB9 in the US range. It was quite a clever concept really. It really does look like a bass fish.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #toymodel #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toyfun #toyworld #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #diecastfun #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #modeltoy #classictoys


9

Well I appear to be having a bit of a green day, so I thought I would finish with a little green camouflage. Last year @matchboxworld created a Walmart exclusive camo #matchbox set. One of the 6 models was a 1968 #toyotafjcruiser in a green camouflage design. It works quite well in an outdoor setting. Blends in much better than with my usual plain backgrounds.
#toyota #toyotalandcruiser #fjlandcruiser #toyotafj #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #toyphoto #toyphotography #toydiecast #toyfun #toyworld #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastfun #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #164scale #164diecast #diecast164


0

I have to admit I'm loving the new #matchbox #cadillac #escalade casting which debuts this year as MB1. I'm also impressed with the large chrome radiator section at the front. I wonder if that was a requirement at all? But it does look good. The first time we have seen a model constructed like that for a while. It used to be more common, with certain Mercs, Jag XJ6, Rolls Royce models etc. But we haven't seen that style of model construction from @matchboxworld in many years. It certainly adds to the look of the model. Plus this new casting doesn't look like it's collapsing at the rear like the older generation casting did. I look forward to seeing many more over coming years.
#cadillacescalade #suvlife #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxlovers #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toylover #toypics #toypictures #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastlovers #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #diecastography #toysgram #toyslagram


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The brand new for 2018 casting of the current generation #matchbox #cadillac #escalade which debuted as MB1 on ROW short card. These are out now at Asda stores in the UK. They definitely seem to be working better at getting smaller, more frequent batches in nowadays. I have seen batch D, batch E & now batch F at my local store. A definite improvement over last year.
#cadillacescalade #suvlife #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxworld #toycar #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyworld #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastworld #diecastworldwide


3

Let's finish off my #convertible day with a classic #matchbox #cadillac #allante in silver. The model was released in the basic range as MB72 for the US market & MB65 in the ROW market in 1987, not long after the real vehicle was launched. It stayed around as a #matchboxmodel slightly longer than the real vehicle. In real life it stopped production in 1993. In the Matchbox range it stayed in the ROW range until 1994 & US range until 1995. For the first 2 years it was silver with a red interior before turning pink for the remainder of its time in the basic range. I actually wanted a red one as I was a big fan of the TV series Married... with Children. There was an episode where Kelly Bundy was auditioning to be a model for the launch of the #cadillacallante & the vehicle they were using was bright red. I still remember it well with Bud trying to convince her of different ways of saying Allanté. Even now I have visions of that episode when I hear Allanté. Aaah! Memories.
#cabrio #cabriolet #matchboxcar #matchboxuniversal #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #1980smatchbox #1980s #1980stoys #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toydaily #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastsyndicate #diecastaddict #diecastholic


3

#flareside #pickup trucks. For decades, #ford would offer this option on their popular #fordfseries range. Other manufacturers would call them Stepsides, sometimes other names. #matchbox created a model of the 7th generation #fseries & released it as MB53 in 1982. They simply called it #flaresidepickup & released it in blue. It sported a Baja Bouncer livery on the top & sides, although you may notice mine has blank sides. I found this unusual variation many years ago to add to my usual top & side design version. In 1983 it turned orange as production moved to Macau.
#bluemondaymatchbox #fordflareside #pickuptruck #fordpickup #fordpickuptruck #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #lesney #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #toydiecast #diecasttoy #diecastpickup #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastsyndicate #modeltoy #164scale #164diecast


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The #matchbox MB542 casting #trashtruck was first released in the basic range in 2002 as MB57. It was during the early 2000s where I felt some of the generic designs (or Matchbox originals) were not the prettiest, but the play value went through the roof. The way this model was thought out was brilliant. I have 8 pictures if you scroll through. The first 2 are the front 3/4 view & rear 3/4 view. Picture 3 is a side view, with a tampo design that shows some of what can be done. You see, scrolling to picture 4 you notice that the orange arms slide back & forth, & the rear tips back. Picture 5 gets even more interesting. There is an internal bucket inside the rear section that can be pulled out. Picture 6 shows that this bucket has 2 slots on one end, that happen to be the perfect size for the 2 prongs on the front of the truck's arms. You can therefore roll the truck in & pick up the bucket as shown in picture 7. Finally picture 8 shows that these arms pivot all the way up to deposit the contents of the bucket into the main trash compartment of the model. As I said, this may not have been the prettiest of models, but I honestly feel that this is 1 of the best play value models they have ever made. The way this must have been thought out & the effort to get all this put together shows how clever toy designers can be. This model lasted for 3 years as a basic range model, then 2 additional years in 5-pack for a total of 5 different versions (not including variations). All that effort for 5 releases.
#garbagetruck #rubbishtruck #wastetruck #2000smatchbox #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxworld #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxtruck #toytruck #toymodel #toyworld #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfun #diecasttruck #diecastaddict #diecastmatchbox #diecastworld #diecastfun #diecastworldwide #diecastaddiction #diecasttoy #diecastmodel


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It's my niece's birthday today. Some people will have met Tayla as she has accompanied me to a couple of previous #matchbox Gatherings in Albuquerque. We were there in 2015 & 2017, & are planning on being there next year (sadly can't afford this year). So it's only appropriate I add a little birthday related model today. In the mid 2000s the factory in Bangkok created a few special birthday models. This is one of the Desert Thunder V16 in burgundy showing off the 2 different side designs depending on which side you looked at.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxfun #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #matchboxaddict #toymodel #toydiecast #toydaily #toyfun #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyworld #diecastmodel #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfun #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastsyndicate #diecastholic #diecastlovers #modeltoy #2000smatchbox


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This has not been the easiest model to find. The #matchbox Color Changer MB1067 Spark Arrestor. It was exclusively sold in the Meteor Hauler playset in 2017. Living in the UK where none of the Color Changer stuff is sold, I had to look for a friend to help. So many thanks to @thelamleygroup who managed to obtain one of these playsets on my behalf, take out the model & send it over to me. The rest of the set was donated. It is a very large set. Price in the USA was $45, but we grabbed it half price from the #mattel store (much better deal). It changes from light red to dark burgundy depending on the heat level. As with the rest of the Color Changer models, it is plastic body & metal base (swipe to see base pic). #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxworld #toymodel #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyworld #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastholic #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #164scale #164diecast


3

I love this chocolate themed #matchbox '65 #austin #minivan which came out this year as MB27. It's cool to see the model return to the basic range as it last appeared there in 2011. But the colour spread is just awesome. The chocolate paint job, the caramel base, the gold leaf detailing & whipped cream writing. Aw man, my sweet tooth is going into meltdown.
#austinminivan #van #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toycar #toydiecast #toypic #toyphoto #toyphotography #toydiecast #toyworld #toyaddict #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastpic #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastaddict


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#onceuponatime there was a TV show on ABC. It ran for 7 seasons & made people believe fairy tales were real. I admit I was a huge fan. I was HOOKed by this CHARMING story. Pure GOLD. Its final SWANsong played out only a few hours ago in USA. Okay enough puns only a fan of #ouat will get. I will really miss it. One of my favourite shows. Yes, die hard fan. Stuck with it until the end. I will miss it. As a #matchbox fan I wanted to post as close a related picture as I could. The closest is this '62 #vwbug in yellow. Emma Swan drove a '72 #beetle in the show. But it's as close as I can get. So thanks for 7 awesome seasons, & a chance to close the book. May we all have happy endings. Oh no, it's just reminded me of the TV series "Happy Endings". Still not over that being canceled. 😉
#volkswagen #volkswagenbeetle #volkswagenbug #vwbeetle #classiccar #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxaddict #matchboxdiecast #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toyaddict #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecastaddict #diecastonly #diecastsyndicate #diecastvw #vwdiecast


6

In 1965 Bob Jane opened up his first tyre retailer in Melbourne, Australia. To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 1985 he commissioned #matchbox to create a promotional model to help advertise his T-Mart stores. The model chosen was the MB063 #ford #4x4 #pickup which was usually in yellow in the basic range. It was white with his logo & details across it. What I thought was really cool is that he is a tyre dealership, & this model has a spare tyre in the open bed which is only held in place by the roll bar section going over it. It does pop out fairly easily. Coincidence? BTW the spare is not a retread. Bob Jane is the only Australian tyre centre that refuses to sell them.
#fordfseries #fordfseriestrucks #ford4x4 #pickuptruck #bobjanetmarts #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #fordpickup #matchboxtruck #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfun #diecasttoy #matchboxtoy #diecastmatchbox #diecasttruck #diecastmodel #diecastfun #toytruck #toymodel #toydiecast #toyfun #modeltruck #modeltoy #1980smatchbox #1980s


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In 1972 #lesney released the Big Banger into the #matchbox range as MB26. It ran for 4 years unchanged. They used the body from the MB70 #dodgecharger Dragster casting that had debuted the year before, & created a new vehicle with massive rear wheels & a gigantic engine sticking out the front. But me being me, I loved the more realistic vehicles that they were known for & as a kid I didn't like this one. I knew that the #dodge #charger Dragster was based off a real dragster vehicle, & although not a massive fan I was okay with it. But this? Mmm! Even as a kid I would look down the side of the vehicle towards that overblown engine & think to myself "if this was real how could the driver see to drive?" All I really wanted was a realistic early Dodge Charger in the range (still do). Just a regular road going version. I do know this was quite a popular casting in general but sadly not with me. I have always preferred realism & this was just too unrealistic for me.
#1970smatchbox #lesneytoy #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneyseries #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toyaddict #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodelcar #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #madeinengland #modeltoy #modelcar


4

I thought for #wagonwednesday I would say hello to couple of doggies. The #lesney #matchbox #mercurycommuter was first issued in green in 1970 as MB73. It was one of 3 vehicles that had dogs in them. They also had an MG 1100 & Ford Kennel Truck in the range too. Somebody must have been a dog lover there.
#lesneytoy #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #matchboxsuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #1970smatchbox #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #1970s #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodelcar #diecastmodel #madeinengland #wagon #wagonation #modeltoy #modelcar


0

I continue my #eurotuesday theme with a rather short-lived #matchbox #renault Master #ambulance which was only used between 2013-2015. Each year sported a basic range + 1 other. This was the other 2013 issue, as part of the special 60th anniversary set. This is my favourite version as the design is very similar to the ambulances that our local service use. Yellow vehicles with the green squares is a common UK style emergency theme. I wonder if @matchboxworld has any plans to bring this model back. Or, alternatively, any plans for more Renaults in the range? It's hard to believe this is only the 4th Renault they have ever made (after the 1974 Renault 17, 1978 Renault 5 & 1986 Renault 11). #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxworld #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxgoodoldtime #matchboxhunter #toyambulance #toymodel #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastaddict #diecastdaily #diecasttoy #diecastworld #diecastmodel #diecastmatchbox #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastholic


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Feuerwehr. German for fire defense. More than just fire engines, they also use personnel carriers & ambulances as part of the overall protection. They also have command cars (or battalion chiefs) which are often regular vehicles. This #matchbox #bmwx5 is an example of a command car. Released exclusively in Germany in 2004 as part of that years "Stars of Cars" series. It sports a very simple but effective design. I've always been a big fan of this model, & this version is one of my favourites.
#bmw #x5 #feuerwehr #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxgoodoldtime #matchboxgoldenage #matchboxworld #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #toydaily #toycollector #toycollection #toyworld #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastworld #diecastmodelcar


0

I hope over to France now on my little #eurotuesday trip today. The #matchbox #citroensm was launched in 1972 by #lesney as MB51 in the range. Initially it was bronze, but in 1975 it changed to blue with a "Streakers" tampo print, where it stayed until 1977. It was replaced by a combine harvester in 1978. But in 1979, the #citroen found a new lease of life as part of the TP-21 twin pack. It was pulling a motorcycle trailer. It had a new label attached to the front. Plus, it also sported a roof rack. This rack had been used in the 1960s & was attached to the Ford Cortina & VW 1600TL. However when they changed to #superfast wheels at the end of the decade their roof racks were removed. So it had been about a decade since we had last seen it. So it was a bit of a surprise to see it resurface here. But a good one.
#lesneyengland #lesneytoy #lesneymatchbox #lesneyseries #lesneysuperfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #1970smatchbox #1970s #toycar #toymodel #toyaddict #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastmodelcar #diecastaddict #madeinengland #frenchcar


6

It's nice seeing #mercedesbenz flourishing again in the #matchbox range. When we lost them a few years back i have to admit I was sad. Kudos to @matchboxworld for working hard to re-secure the license. The new #mercedesgle is a welcome addition to the range as it slots in the MB5 position. In a few months we get the #mercedes set & another of this casting in the group of 6. I can't wait. This is a lovely little model. As we would expect, just front & rear detailing finish it off nicely. Hopefully it will be around for a good few years. Now we just need a nice modern convertible or a classic #merc to be added in the near future too.
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxworld #matchboxdaily #matchboxhunter #modelcar #modeltoy #toycar #toymodel #toydaily #toyworld #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastworld #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastdaily #diecastholic #diecastonly #diecastsyndicate


3

#matchbox 2018 MB5 '15 #mercedesbenz GLE Coupe on ROW short card from batch E. Batch D was dated L04 at Asda UK, & batch E is dated L06, so a very quick turnaround here between batches. I know Asda did say they were aiming for smaller, more frequent batches. Hopefully this does mean we will see more regular updates throughout the year. I did notice they also had the Jurassic World diecast tag on the shelf, but "temporarily out of stock" marked too so I think it will be coming soon there. They did have a few other Jurassic World items already out. I will be keeping a close eye on that.
#merc #mercedesgle #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfans #matchboxhunter #matchboxaddict #matchboxworld #toycar #toymodel #toyworld #toyhunter #toyhunting #toycollector #toycollection #toyaddict #toydiecast #diecastcar #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


2

So @matchboxworld is bringing back the #nissanxterra this year, as evidenced by their sneak peek picture this week. Very cool. It does look like it has had some cosmetic surgery since it last appeared although until I have it in hand I can't tell for sure. This was one of the last issues, as part of the 2006 #matchbox #superfast Off Road 5-pack. I am looking forward to receiving the new model & comparing it to this older MB543 casting.
#nissan #xterra #xterranation #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #matchboxsuperfast #2000smatchbox #toyworld #toymodel #toyfun #toydiecast #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastfun #modeltoy #classictoy #2000s


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#matchbox 2018 MB16 '62 #vwbeetle on ROW short card. It's amazing to think that it has been 5 years since we last saw MB363. Of course you know that this packet is being ripped apart immediately after this photo & a few comparison shots coming.
#crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe #volkswagen #beetle #volkswagenbeetle #classicbeetle #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxworld #matchboxaddict #classiccar #toycar #toymodel #toyaddict #toyworld #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodelcar #diecastmodel #diecastaddict #diecastworld #diecastworldwide


4

#matchbox 2018 MB12 '16 #fiat500x in metallic orange on ROW short card. I thought I would finish my #eurotuesday with a little Italian supermini. Of course that's the last you will see of that particular blister card as it got ripped to shreds as soon as I took the photo. They don't last in my hands.
#crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe #fiat #fiat500 #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxdaily #toycar #toymodel #toypic #toyphoto #toydiecast #toydaily #diecastcar #diecastdaily #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastmodelcar #diecastpic #diecastphoto


3

Well it is the weekend so time for a little fun. With all the #jurassicworld & #jurassicpark stuff that @matchboxworld is releasing I thought why not have some play. Of course I am only a #matchbox collector so all the additional stuff is Matchbox made too. But I can create my own little scenario with the classic #fordexplorer model. I can't wait to see what else is coming in this series.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxtoys #matchboxaddict #matchboxdaily #matchboxfun #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #toyfun #toyfanatic #toymodel #toyaddict #toydaily #toydailypics #toyworld #diecastfun #diecastfans #diecasttoys #diecastworld #diecastaddict #diecastdaily #diecastmodelcar #diecastmatchbox


0

It's the weekend. I'm having a little fun. Well they are called MatchBOX at the end of the day. Coming in boxes is a sort of given, & the Power Grabs sort of continue a tradition that started with the beginning of the brand. So the 2018 Toy Fair #matchbox #chevycolorado #pickup is showing what the brand has represented for a long time. 65 years now. All the boxes are from Superfast onwards, so 1969 to date. I know, I bet most of you are shocked I posted a picture including cardboard. 😀
#pickuptruck #chevy #matchboxtruck #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxcollector #matchboxaddict #matchboxdiecast #toytruck #toymodel #toycollector #toyaddict #toydiecast #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastaddict #diecastcollector #diecastonly #diecastography #diecastsyndicate #diecasttruck #toyslagram #toysgram #modeltruck


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Well I had been having a bit of a Jurassic blitz, so enough of that. Let's look at the past. 😀 Yeah? No? Funny? Not? Well I giggled as I wrote it. As long as I amuse me, I'm good. Here we have a 1972 MB27 #matchbox #mercedesbenz 230SL in yellow, sporting a black interior & wide wheels. As was often the case at the time it had an opening feature, which in this case was the doors. Just think, this model is as old as I am. If I only looked that good at this time. But this #mercedessl is a classic beauty.
#merc #mercedesconvertible #convertible #cabrio #cabriolet #lesneyengland #lesneytoy #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxcar #matchboxlesney #matchboxdaily #madeinengland #1970smatchbox #toycar #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmercedes #classictoy #classiccar


5

One more #eurotuesday model for today from me. This is a #matchboxpreproduction sample of the W124 chassis designation #mercedesbenz 300E that was issued in a civilian design as MB58 between 1987 & 1990. For 1991 it was dropped from the US range but continued in the ROW range another 5 years, but as a polizei vehicle. The first 4 years as a worldwide issue it was only ever sold in blue. This was a proposed recolour in silver that never made it. I'm not 100% sure on which year they planned to recolour it but it was sometime in the late 1980s. It's a shame they never did change it, as I think this would have looked great. But I'm happy I got this prepro anyway. With so few versions in general it's always good to get a few unusual variations to swell the ranks.
#merc #mercedes #mercedeseclass #mercedesw124 #mercedes300e #matchbox #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxdiecast #toycar #toypic #toypicture #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastpic #diecastpicture #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #modelcar #modeltoy


0

When I saw the latest #matchbox Torque Titan which is the exclusive model in the current 9-pack I knew which trailer unit needed to be hooked up to it. In 2006 a Junkyard playset was released & contained 3 standard issue models plus a Tractor Cab pulling this D.U.M.P. tanker on the rear. The look of the Torque Titan just seems to fit in with the trailer perfectly. There's a shade difference in the brown of both parts but apart from that I think they look great together. For those who have not seen the tanker unit before that is exactly how it came. It was designed with the dirty look to it.
#matchboxconvoy #convoy #matchboxtruck #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxoriginals #toytruck #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyfun #diecasttruck #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #modeltoy #modeltruck #


5

Well it's #eurotuesday time. I start with Germany & the #matchbox #vwcaddy from the 2009 Euro Edition series that was available in Germany. This was the last model released in a series that began in 2002 exclusive to the German market as "Stars of Germany". Each year a set of 12 models appeared exclusive to their market, although for some reason only 11 appeared in 2009 at first. This model only turned up in later assortments. I do find it funny though that the side design was in English except Schlüsseldienst which is German for locksmith in the logo (English directly below) & the first tick box has 24 stunden-service which is German for 24 hour service (again English directly below). The rest is all in English. For a model being sold exclusively in a German market I thought it would have been better having it all in German.
#volkswagen #vw #volkswagencaddy #van #matchboxvw #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdaily #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxaddict #toycar #toyvehicle #toymodel #toydiecast #toydaily #toycollector #toycollection #toyaddict #diecastcar #diecastmodel #diecastmatchbox #diecastvehicle #diecasttoy #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastaddict


1

@matchboxworld will be creating a new range of #matchbox models with opening features later this year. I can't wait to see what they come up with after seeing the presentation in Albuquerque last July. I hope it proves to be a huge success. At the turn of the century they dabbled in opening feature models as part of their Collectibles range. Some models were based on basic range counterparts while others were exclusive castings. They were part of a features series called Motor Trend. One of the exclusives was this '00 #fordthunderbird #concept #convertible which #ford actually did sell as an 11th generation #thunderbird from 2001-2005. It sported an opening hood (or bonnet depending where you live). The Motor Trend series only lasted a few years as these were marketed as the top end of models & priced quite high. Full detailing & 2-piece wheels were standard. There were plans for a standard basic range #tbird as MB435 but it never made it to production.
#conceptvehicle #conceptcar #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastmodel #diecastdaily #diecastsyndicate #diecastonly #modelcar #toycar #toydiecast #toycollector #toycollection #toymodel #toydaily


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Happy Easter everybody. Of course I couldn't let the day go by without something #matchbox related. This '57 #chevybelair #convertible was part of a special Easter themed 3-pack tube which had a funny bunny head on the top of the pack. As luck would have it when these were released in 2004 I happened to be in USA with my best friend for a week & we popped in a supermarket & these were on a special display unit. Talk about timing.
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