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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


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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


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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


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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


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#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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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#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


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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


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#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


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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


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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


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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


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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 #


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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


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@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.
#chevrolet #chevy #chevroletbelair #belair #cabrio #cabriolet #easter #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxtoy #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #toycar #toymodel #toydaily #toydiecast #diecast #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #modeltoy #modelcar #classictoy #classiccar


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I have a confession to make. When it was first announced at the #matchbox Gathering last July that there was going to be a 100 years Chevy Truck set coming in 2018, I was excited about it, but the additional news of a brand new MB1130 '47 1⁄2 #chevy AD #pickup casting being released exclusively in the series was not as exciting to me. I did not have a clue what it was. It IS a very American thing & being British it was a little lost on me. But I did some googling & the more I checked & researched the more excited I became. I can see why now it was added. It is a rather iconic vehicle in that respect, & having the final result in my hands I have to say I love it. I can see why others have been enjoying it so much. This is a beauty. I do like a #pickuptruck & this really stands out from others in the range. I hope we see many more of these over coming years.
#chevrolet #chevypickup #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxtruck #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #toytruck #toymodel #toyworld #toyfan #toyfanatic #toydaily #toydiecast #toyaddict #diecastmodel #diecasttruck #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastdaily #diecastfan


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So some people may have seen @thelamleygroup doing a whole video on the blog on #gulf models from a different brand. #matchbox have been fashionably late in getting started but they came in hot. This #fordgt was in the Globe Trotters series this year in celebration of 65 years of the brand & has to be 1 of the highlights. I look forward to seeing what else @matchboxworld can do in bringing us some more models with this livery. Bring 'em on!
#fordgt40 #gt #gt40 #ford #gulfdesign #matchboxmodel #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfans #matchboxaddict #matchboxgoldenage #matchboxgoodoldtime #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastfan #diecastdaily #diecasttoy #toycar #toymodel #toydaily #toyfanatic #toyaddict


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I think it's time for some #wagonwednesday action. This week the #matchbox 2010 MB30 #audi #rs6avant in yellow. This was the last release of this casting after debuting in 2006. It's a shame Audi is being more represented nowadays. It's a very popular manufacturer & is well known worldwide. I hope we see a new Audi soon.
#rs6 #audirs6 #audirs6avant #audiavant #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxaddict #matchboxcollector #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxworld #diecast #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmodel #diecastmatchbox #diecastcollector #diecastaddict #diecastdaily #diecastworld #toycar #toycollector #toyaddict #toyworld #toymodel


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In 1992 #matchbox released Dream Machines. A small sub-series which they were trying to bring in a more feminine aspect to toy cars. Yeah it was a different time back then as they saw the brand as a boys thing & wanted to appeal across the board. It was a last ditch effort by Universal as they were on their last legs. We saw 2x 3-packs of uniquely liveried models & a pair of travel playsets (Malibu Beach Shop & Rainbow Stables). It wasn't a popular series & soon went away with no new additions later. The models were all lighter coloured utilizing a lot of yellow & pink into the snazzy designs. This was 1 of the models. A 1987 #chevy #corvette #convertible in white with pink interior & funky stripe & zig-zag design.
#chevrolet #chevycorvette #chevroletcorvette #vette #corvetteconvertible #cabrio #cabriolet #matchboxtoy #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #1990stoys #1990smatchbox #toycar #toymodel #toycollector #toycollection #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #modelcar #modeltoy


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One of the shortest #matchbox runs of all time was the MB133 casting Sand Digger. When Universal took over the company & due to a shortage of castings in 1983 they borrowed some old Kenner castings & re-tooled them into Matchbox ones to launch in 1984. The Chevy Blazer & Jeep 4x4 are still around now, but the Ford Mustang was not used after a few 5-pack outings in the mid 1990s. But sadly this didn't last at all. Originally used in the Fast 111s range it was known then as Dirt Digger. Matchbox turned it into this Sand Digger & released it initially exclusively in the US range as MB72 in 1984. Shortly after production began the casting broke. They tried to fix it but it was too much so they just scrapped it. This #matchboxpic is the only variation of that casting. This is it. There are no more. It was almost a blink & miss it casting due to its short shelf life.
#matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxhunter #matchboxaddict #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdiecast #1980s #1980stoys #1980smatchbox #toys #toysgram #toyslagram #toydiecast #toydaily #toypic #toypicture #toyphotography #diecast #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastpic #diecastpicture #diecastphotography #diecastaddict #diecastholic


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Today another new #matchbox addition arrives to add to my collection. Now this is a #ferraritestarossa in red. The thing is, the #ferrari #testarossa in red was a very long running model in the range. It ran from 1986 to 1995 as MB75. Apart from in USA where the last 2 years saw a weird yellow with pink & black funky design, they had 8 years & the rest of the world had 10 years of this red one. So it is pretty common. Until you start looking deeper. At first production was in Macau. In 1991 it moved briefly to Thailand for 4 months before moving on again to China. The Ferrari logo on the front lost the Italian flag part in 1993. From there it bounced back to Thailand in 1994 when they changed the wheels to gold spiral, & then to chrome spiral in 1995. So there are 6 easy versions to obtain. Macau 8-dot/flag on front logo, Thailand 8-dot/flag, China 8-dot/flag, China 8-dot/no flag, Thailand gold spiral/no flag, Thailand chrome spiral/no flag. This has proven to be the toughest one to get. It was the last one on my list. But I'm very happy, especially as it cost £2.50. Now it is mint in box, but the box had previously been opened. That's fine with me. It's going now anyway. The model is still mint & that's all I'm interested in.
#crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxhunter #matchboxaddict #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toycar #toymodel #toyaddict #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcar #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastaddict #diecasthunter #diecastholic


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Today's #matchbox delivery is a #plymouth #prowler in tan. The casting first debuted in 1995 & was available worldwide for 3 years. In 1998 it became a US domestic long card exclusive as MB18. Production had always been in Thailand, but midway through this model being produced they moved it to China. Until now I only had a Thai based example. Finally the China made model arrives. I have to say the package is spotless. It looks like it just came off the shelf. For a 20 year old pack it held up well. Oh well what a shame. It just arrived in my grubby hands. Ha ha ha ha ha! 😈 #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe
#matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxaddict #toycar #toydaily #toydailypics #toymodel #diecastcar #diecastcarsphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastpic #diecastphotography #plymouthprowler


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So yes, a number of people guessed correctly. I did indeed receive a new #lesney #matchbox #superfast #lamborghinicountach in the mail Saturday. This is a 1976 issue with green windows and an orange interior. There are loads of combinations of window, base, tampo, interior, shade & even casting if you include the look of the carving of the word #countach in the back of the model. There is a lot to aim for. This is my 21st different variation just of this #streakers version of the #lamborghini which was available basically during the second half of the #1970s (it's fun trying to find them). #lambo #1970stoys #1970smatchbox #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxmodel #matchboxcar #matchboxfans #matchboxfun #matchboxaddict #modeltoy #modelcar #classictoy #toycar #toyfanatic #toyfun #diecastfan #diecastfun #diecastonly #diecastholic


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I came in to work this morning to find a package sitting waiting for me. It obviously arrived on Saturday while I was not there. Inside is a classic #1970smatchbox blister pack which contains a new model variation to add to my collection. It is the correct era #lesney #matchbox model for that time, but as it had previously been opened it was wrapped inside tissue & the blister was taped back down again. But can you tell which model it is?
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxaddict #matchboxcollection #matchboxcollector #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxgoodoldtime #matchboxhunter #matchboxtoy #matchboxworld #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #lesneyseries #superfast #superfastmatchbox #1970stoys #1970s #classictoy #classicmatchbox #mysterybox


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Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche! I'm happy. I got a new #matchbox #porsche #959 to add to my growing army of #porsche959 models. This will be the 57th variation of this casting for me, & I still have plenty to find. In 1992 it was released in silver with a multi-coloured tampo print going over the top starting in yellow & turning red as it went. In 1993 it changed to plain orange printing & in 1994 the wheels changed from 5-arch to gold spirals. I had the '92 but somehow missed the '93 before getting the '94. I discovered I missed this one a few years back when I photographed my entire collection (one of the main reasons for photographing it so I knew what was missing). So the hunt was on. It has taken a while but I found a loose one in mint condition (4 angles on 4 pictures). So I picked it up. As long as the model is good I really don't care for packaging as it would get ripped apart & thrown away anyway. So I'm very happy here.
#matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxporsche #matchboxaddict #matchboxphotography #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #toycar #toyaddict #toydaily #toydailypics #toypics #toypictures #toyphotos #toyphotography #diecast #diecastcar #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastphotos #diecastphotography #diecastporsche #modelcar #modeltoy


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My other #matchbox Adventure Pack model gets freed from its confines #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe as the #ambulance finally has a chance to breath. It was a bit stuffy inside so I got the rear doors open (as seen in picture 2). Of course before I finish I got all the parts together for 1 final picture of both my new additions & all the accessories.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxhunter #matchboxworld #matchboxpics #matchboxphotography #toydailypics #toyphotos #toyphotography #toypics #toypictures #toyworld #diecastmatchbox #diecastworld #diecastpictures #diecastphotos #diecastphotography #diecastdaily #modeltoys


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So my new #matchbox #snorkelfiretruck addition gets immediately freed from its cardboard prison #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe as the plastic part just pops straight off almost. So now if you scroll to picture 2 the #firetruck can now finally stretch out. The toughest part was the 8 cones. As seen in picture 3 they are not the easiest to pop out, but I got them all. Happiness = picture 4. Smile. You are all loose. Finally.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxaddict #matchboxfun #matchboxgoodoldtime #matchboxhunter #toy #toyfanatic #toyfan #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyaddict #diecastaddict #diecastfan #diecastholic #diecasthunter #diecastsyndicate #1990stoys #1990smatchbox #1990s


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I thought I would do something a little different here as a #throwbackthursdays #tbt picture. I happened to see a short film the other day recorded in New York City taken in the early-mid #1970s & there was an almost blink & miss it shot of these containers coming in & a Sealand container on a truck. It instantly reminded me of the #lesney #matchbox #mercedes #container #truck & to be honest I don't ever recall seeing the Sealand logo before. When I was a child growing up in that decade & had my first #mercedesbenz #containertruck I thought the company on the side was made up. How wrong I was. It appears (I googled it) Sealand was bought out by Maersk a few years later, & the name faded away. But I learned something this week.
#matchboxtrucks #1970smatchbox #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneytoy #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #classictoy #classicpic #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #merc #modeltoy #1970stoys #wheniwasyoung


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#matchbox #japan exclusive #rangerover Police Patrol which was issued as MB8 there in 1984 & 1985. During the #1980s they came out with some great exclusives there as they expanded their range from 75 models to 100 for 4 years (1984-87). We got a mix of USA & ROW models, plus a few exclusives.
#1980smatchbox #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #matchboxgoodoldtime #matchboxaddict #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecastpic #diecastpicture #diecastphotography #diecastaddict #diecastography #diecastonly #toymodel #toyaddict #toypic #toypicture #toyphotography #toysgram #toyslagram #modeltoy


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Story time. I don't know if it is common knowledge worldwide, but here in the UK Toys R Us went bankrupt last Wednesday. On Friday they announced all the stores would close & that would be it. It is sad, partially for the people who will lose their jobs, but I did used to have some nice memories of the place. I haven't been in for years now as they don't sell anything I was interested in. #matchbox stopped there after 2013, & all the other things I liked also were never found there. But they used to be really good. Case in point. 2001. They were the only place in the UK I ever saw a particular large Garage playset. Included inside was this unique design #mercedesbenz 280GE #mercedesgwagon in white & blue. The set was large & quite expensive. But this was the price I paid for collecting these models. I picked up a set & took it home. Once there I opened it & took the model out to add to the collection. But I decided for a little fun to build the garage anyway. Take a few photos to post on the internet (as you do). It was then I discovered one of the ramp sections was damaged & would not slot in place. It had been mis-shaped. So I packed it all up & took it back. I know I didn't really want the set, only the model, but it was the principle. I spoke with a lovely lady on the help desk at TRU & showed her the issue. She offered me a replacement at first, but after I explained how I really only wanted it for the #matchboxmodel included, she smiled & told me to just keep the model. She gave me a full refund, as she told me if the model was there or not, being damaged it would all just be destroyed. So honesty does pay (or not in this case, as this #merc actually ended up costing me nothing). But it's one of this memories that Toys R Us UK gave me that will stay with me.
#matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxaddict #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #mercedes #mercedesbenzgclass #mercedesgclass #toycar #toydaily #toymodel #toycollection #toycollector #toyaddict #diecastmodel #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #modeltoy #modelcar #classictoy


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#matchbox #chevy #camaroirocz 1992 Triple Heat edition. This was released with 2 identical versions in smaller sizes. At the time they had a series called World's Smallest, with tiny replicas of vehicles, & had a matching #camaro around half an inch (just over 1cm) long. They also created a mid-size version between this standard & the mini version also for the set. I got mine loose as I was only after the standard miniature, so cannot show the other 2.
#chevrolet #chevycamaro #chevroletcamaro #irocz #irocz28 #camaroz28 #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toycar #toymodel #toydiecast #diecastcar #diecasttoy #diecastmatchbox #matchboxdiecast #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #modeltoy #modelcar #modelcollector #modelcollection #classictoy


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Ta-dah! For the first time in its life, this particular #lesney #matchbox #mobilehome gets to roll free. Open up the door, as it is musty inside there. Since it was first made in 1980 this #matchboxmodel has been stuck with nowhere to go. Now this home truly is mobile. #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe
#matchboxtoy #matchboxsuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #diecast #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #lesneyseries #lesneymatchbox #lesneytoy #lesneysuperfast #modeltoy #1980s #1980smatchbox #toy #toymodel #toydiecast #classictoy #classicmatchbox


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Ah memories. The year was #1980 so I would have been 7 or 8. As a child my parents used to go shopping on a Saturday afternoon so obviously I would be dragged along. Every few weeks we would head to a town called Wellingborough. We would park in a specific car park, then head round the corner past a few small shops, cross the main road & head into the shopping centre. But just as you crossed the road there would be a hobby store facing you on the corner. If I was good my parents would treat me to a #matchbox model. We would head in & there would be a display directly ahead of you on the end of the aisles. I rushed in that day & it wasn't there. I started to get upset until it was pointed out they moved the display to the side wall. I remember that event well. That was the day I first saw the #mobilehome model. I still remember my dad pointing saying they're over here. The things that stick in your head. Now supermarkets would sell blisters like what I am showing here, but hobby shops had boxed models. The box art for this model showed brown stripes down the side. After it was purchased for me, I opened it up & thought I had an error or something. No stripes. It wasn't until I saw more that I realized that it was normal. It was many years later I discovered that striped examples do exist but they were found in North America. I do now own a striped example, and also picked up a few shade variations (ivory, white to go with my original cream). But this original cream one did get a lot of love from me & has become a little playworn. So I have been spending a while patiently looking ever since I catalogued mine in June 2013. So a little under 5 years. Not bad going. Today my replacement arrives. There is a possibility it may be another shade, or the door or base could also sport a shade. When I have a chance I will compare.
#matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxaddict #matchboxdaily #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #matchboxgoodoldtime #1980s #1980smatchbox #lesney #lesneyengland #lesneytoy #lesneymatchbox #lesneyseries #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxlesney #diecast #diecastmatchbox


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Well yesterday was all about 1986, but today I get a package from #1987 as another new arrival arrives for me. This time it is a #matchbox #vauxhallastra in white with AC Delco design & white wheels, made in Macau. Now I have to be honest. This isn't a variation for me. I loved the #vauxhall #astra as a kid & my earlier #astragte models got quite a bit playworn. Strictly speaking there are a number of variations to go for. Macau base with amber or clear window, as well as white or chrome wheels (4x combinations), followed by the China based example (only with clear window, chrome wheels). I did pick up the China one a few years ago but I kept looking at my playworn Macau amber window/white wheel version I had from new & kept thinking I will replace it with a nice minty example one day. Well today is that day. Now the hunt is on for the other 3. It's a good job I don't do base variations, as mid-way through production of this version in Macau the base was altered to add in #opel #kadettgsi too. That could bring the 4 combinations up to 8, but much harder to hunt down. I'm happy sticking with what I can see at a glance.
#opelkadett #kadett #1980smatchbox #1980s #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxcollector #toy #toycar #toycollector #toyaddict #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecast #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastcollector


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Now how long did it take me to #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #freethepiece #dlm #letitbreathe these latest #matchbox models? I'm suprised I managed to get the initial photos done before those pesky window boxes were ripped apart. First up, this lovely #1986 issue of the MB56 #vwgolfgti in red with large #gti print on the side & gold 8-spoke wheels. This is the last wheel variation known on this model (chrome 8-spoke & chrome dot-dash being the others). Of course the main thing was to close the bonnet (or hood depending on where you live) as it was partly open in the package. Of course it does open fully (if you scroll to picture 2). It's nice to be free.
#vw #volkswagen #volkswagengolf #vwgolf #golfgti #golfmk2 #1980s #1980smatchbox #matchboxcar #matchboxmodel #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #toy #toycar #toycollector #diecast #diecastcollector #diecastcar #diecasttoy


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Carrying on with the #eurotuesday theme today with the 2010 Lesney Edition version of the MB760 '69 Type 14 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet. Love the license plate style (shorthand for "one to envy"). This casting hasn't had a lot of use so far & hasn't even been seen since 2013 but I hope we still see some more issues in years to come.
#vwkarmannghia #karmannghia #karmannghiatype14 #type14 #vwkarmann #cabrio #cabriolet #convertible #droptop #classictoy #matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxmodel #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #toy #toycar #toymodel #toycollector #toycollection #diecast #diecastcar #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #modeltoy #modelcar


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I always liked the #lesney #matchbox #ford #cortina 1.6L. The attention to detail was just so amazing. Particularly on the rear as it clearly stated the exact version. This metallic dark red was only available for 1 year in 1981 as MB55. Mine was picked up (probably by my parents for me, as I would have been 9) brand new. I played with it as a kid, but have to admit it is still in decent condition. The wheels are a little worn where it was raced along the street, as my friends & I used to play toy cars a lot out in our street growing up. There are a few chips & scratches here & there but it is still displayable.
#fordcortina #cortinamk4 #matchboxmodel #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneysuperfast #superfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxtoy #matchboxcar #matchboxcollection #matchboxpic #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toy #toycar #toymodel #toycollection #diecast #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastcollection


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I picked up this #matchbox #jeep 4x4 at the NEC yesterday. It cost £3. I have seen these packs before. Woolworth in the UK used to sell them. You buy 2 models & get one free. The bottom model in the triple blister would have the "free" writing behind. This had obviously been cut into individual models for re-selling on the 2nd hand market. But do you see what I noticed with this one? Maybe the second picture will be more obvious. Remember this is still sealed in the blister. I will have loose shots coming.
#matchboxjeep #matchboxmodel #matchboxmoment #matchboxtoy #matchboxcollector #matchboxhunter #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #1980s #1980smatchbox #diecast #diecastmatchbox #diecasttoy #diecastaddict #diecastcollector #diecastholic #diecasthunter #toy #toymodel #toyaddict #toycollector #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #modeltoy #modelcollector


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There you go little #mog out you come. See @taco482 you just know all models will end up opened with me #crackitopen #crackthingsopen #crackshitopen #dlm #freethepiece #letitbreathe & the #mercedes #unimog is going to be no different. So what was it about this particular version that drew me towards it? The first picture is the giveaway. This was made from 1983 until 1987, at first in England before switching to Macau during 1985. It has "Rescue" written on the canopy sides & across the bonnet/hood. Except, during 1984, they forgot to tampo print a batch of models across the front. Later that year they forgot to tampo print a batch of models on the canopy. Mmm! I wonder why after the second mistake they sent production to Macau? Ha ha! Anyway, I now have the missing front tampo edition. My next hunt is the missing canopy tampo edition. Hopefully I will find it in the next decade or 2. I'm patient.
#mercedesunimog #unimoglife #matchboxdaily #matchboxcollector #matchboxhunter #matchboxdiecast #matchboxmodel #toy #toyhunter #toyhunting #toycollector #diecast #diecastcollector #diecastmatchbox #diecastholic #diecasthunter #diecastdaily #1980s #1980smatchbox


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