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I have to admit to being a bit of a #jeeplover & #matchbox has made a great many of them over the years. The latest addition was released in 2 different versions as part of the #jurassicworld legacy collection the other month in designs from the original #jurassicpark film. The '92 #jeepwrangler was seen with either a roll bar or canopy top. Now as part of Batch B in the standard Jurassic World series, the canopy version gets a modern makeover with a design more in line with look of the current "World" trilogy. I'm absolutely loving it. But, if you swipe to the 2nd picture, these canopies are removable. They do click in to place very well, but well I had to do it. Picture 3 sees the 2 models wearing each other's canopy. The yellow canopy doesn't really work with the newer model, but I'm liking the smoke canopy look to the older one.
#jeeps #wranglers #wranglercountry #jurassicjeep #jeepfan #matchboxjeep #matchboxmodels #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #toyjeep #toypics #toypictures #toydiecast #diecastjeep #diecastjeeplovers #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastpics #diecastpictures #modeljeep #modeltoys #jeeptoys


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I miss the days when we used to get loads of #matchbox promotional models. Giveaways, on pack offers, stuff like that. These are 2 older #jaguarxj6 promos from days gone by. At the back we have a black model. It was created for Christmas 1988 by Whyte & Mackay, a Scottish whisky manufacturer. The model was shipped in a plain white box inside triple packs of 75cl bottles of whisky, alongside a card you could fill in to enter a competition to win a holiday to Miami. At the front we have a green issue which was 1 of 4 models created for a Hong Kong giveaway by Redoxon in 1989. All were in exclusive designs with a Redoxon logo on the top as well as some Chinese writing & packaged in special white window boxes.
#jaguarcars #1980smatchbox #1980stoys #matchboxuniversal #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxlovers #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toylover #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #modelcars #modeltoys #xj6


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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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You know when you have one of those days when you go out for the day with a friend who isn't into #matchbox & still come home with a load of new goodies. Batch G basics now out at Asda UK (dated L12), Jurassic World singles partial batch B (no Unimog or generic truck yet) at Entertainer stores (dated L10), & I grabbed the last Model Collector magazine that had an interview with a certain Abe Lugo from a WHSmith store. I thought they were sold out but there was 1 left. A good Matchbox haul from a non-Matchbox day, & a very good/patient friend. She knows what I'm like as we did go in ladies clothes shops a lot too. Give & take as they say. Fun day out for both of us.
#matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxfun #matchboxworld #matchboxlovers #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfun #toyhunter #toyhunting #toylover #toyworld #diecasttoys #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastdaily #diecastaddiction #diecastaddict #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastlovers #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastholic


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I've always liked the regular cars you see on the roads being in the #matchbox range. The #fordfocus was around in the early part of the century. Here are a couple of the yellow ones. The 2003 Sizzlin' Style 5-pack issue in bright yellow & 2005 MB68 in darker yellow with black hood (or bonnet). #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toylover #toyworld #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #diecastlovers #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #modelcars #modeltoys


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My #matchboxpreproduction Cliff Hanger in white is keeping tabs on newer issues. The new 2018 MB117 in black is a nice contrast. This is such a cute little model to me. One of those #matchbox originals (as they like to call the generic castings) that just speaks to me. It's been going since 2010 in the basic range (apart from 2013) & I've not tired of it yet.
#matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxaddict #matchboxlovers #toysgram #toyslagram #toydiecast #toydailypics #toydaily #toypics #toypictures #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toylover #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastgram #diecastlovers


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#lesney #matchbox #rolamatics Police Patrol. Released as MB20 in 1975, it was clearly a #rangerover but never made any mention of it. It's a shame as I would have loved just a standard Range Rover, without lights, moving parts etc (not including wheels, as they obviously have to move). But this initial version ran for 6 years in the basic range until 1980 before they officially came up with a new design. But there are many variations to hunt down. Ignoring the label variations (there are many there) & just concentrating on the white with orange police stripe version there is still a lot to hunt down. I'm still filling in gaps myself. These are just 2 variations. The left is one of the last versions with a blue spinner. They only started appearing in 1980. It also has an untinted frosted window, thinner Police writing on the side & late run black base. The right is an early issue. The thicker Police writing on the side was on the first runs & was changed during 1976. It sports a more common orange spinner (yellow spinners are available too), & smoke frosted windows (amber frosted exist too). It also has an unpainted base which was the norm during the 1970s. Both models have chromed Maltese cross wheels, although unchromed examples do exist & even rarer are 5-spoke wheels. I could build quite a collection of just this one model if I try hard enough.
#lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneymatchboxcars #lesneytoys #matchboxtoys #matchboxcars #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #1970stoys #1970smatchbox #madeinengland


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I have fond memories of my #matchbox #pontiacfirebird models growing up. Especially with the '79 version of the 2nd generation #firebird that #lesney created in tan or gold in 1981 as MB16 with the eagle on the hood (or bonnet as we say in the UK). When @matchboxworld created the '71 #pontiacfirebirdformula I just knew that, although not strictly correct, if they did any with eagles I would love them. Sure enough they have. They just bring back great memories of my childhood days. The example at the back is the 2017 MB25.
#pontiac #firebirdformula #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxcollectors #matchboxcollection #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toycollectors #toycollection #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastcollectors #diecastcollection #modelcars #musclecars #classiccars #classictoys


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#matchbox 2002 MB12 '99 #fordmustang #convertible in bronze with & without logo. In 2002 as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations (which were being done a year early) each model in the basic range sported a 50 logo on the first 10,000 produced. This logo was on the bonnet/hood just in front of the window. But being a black logo on a bronze car it wasn't easy to notice at first & some people missed it at first. Being a dark paint job the logo would have worked better in white. Better contrast. Still, once word got out, people just paid a bit more attention to them as they were hunting them down.
#ford #mustang #fordmustangs #mustangs #convertibles #cabrio #cabriolet #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #matchboxaddict #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


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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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Today marks one of 2 solstice days on earth. For the southern hemisphere it is the winter solstice, marking the least amount of daylight during the day. For the northern hemisphere it is the summer solstice & gives us the most daylight. So for us up here it's time to celebrate the summer with a lovely #icecream (unless you are lactose intolerant, or something like that). So with that in mind how about a few #matchbox #icecreamtrucks from the #mattel era. After the 1960s we never saw an #icecreamtruck from Matchbox until 2002 when the MB530 casting arrived. It featured an opening door which turned into a man at the serving window when opened. Cool feature. It lasted for 3 years in the basic range, & after a few sporadic 5-pack issues faded away. Replaced by MB778 Heritage Ice Cream Truck. Although still generic, this really had the look of traditional British style vehicles from years gone by. This almost lasted just the 3 years (2009-2011, as well as some multipack issues) but did return for a swansong in the basic range in 2013. It hasn't been seen since.
#trucks #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxtrucks #matchboxdiecast #matchboxcollectors #matchboxcollection #toytrucks #toydiecast #toycollectors #toycollection #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecasttrucks #diecastcollectors #diecastcollection #modeltoy #modeltrucks #164scale #164diecast #classictoys #classictrucks #matchboxworld #toyworld #diecastworld


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Sometimes variations on #matchbox models are not that easy to see at first. Take this #bmwm1 that was available in yellow between 1986-87 as MB52. Check out the side logos. At the back the model has a "Bell" logo in black, red & white as well as a "Champion" logo in black & red. At the front the model has the"Bell" logo in just black, the "Champion" logo in just red. I think they had a few issues getting the tampo print to align neatly on this one so decided it was best to use 1 colour for each logo.
#bmw #matchboxuniversal #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastholic #1980s #1980stoys #1980smatchbox #classictoys


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Black was such a popular choice for the #matchbox #honda #ridgeline that they used it 3 times. 2 of them were American exclusives, & both in 2008. At the front is the 2008 Target exclusive Skybuster Amazon Adventure issue. Target had asked for something exclusive to sell in stores so were offered 5 Skybusters sets each containing 1 Skybuster & 2 miniatures along with a base & a few accessories all themed in exclusive designs. As well as this issue, the 2008 MB80 US or MB38 LAAM issue (not issued in the ROW range) in the middle also came in black. It finally saw a worldwide release in a black painted design when it appeared in the 2012 Outdoor Sights 5-pack. I have to admit I really like the one at the front. Especially with a little mud splatter.
#hondaridgeline #pickup #pickuptruck #pickuptrucks #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxtrucks #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #toytrucks #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecasttrucks #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #164scale ##164diecast #modeltrucks #miniaturemodels #matchboxlovers #toylover #diecastlovers


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Something a little different to finish #eurotuesday off today. #lufthansa the largest German airline company. For those unfamiliar with German, "luft" means air, & "Hansa" was named after the Hanseatic League, which was a large trading group around north Germany, as well as parts of Poland, Latvia, Russia, The Netherlands & Sweden. Hansa was an old German word for convoy so this is basically German for air convoy. #lesney created the #airportcoach & released it as MB65 in the #matchbox range in 1977. It was blue with a white upper section & sported 1 of 3 airlines depending on which market was selling it. In Europe people were finding the Lufthansa design. It ran like that for 4 years until 1980 before changing to a different design in 1981. After that we did see them revisit this airline in 2 gift sets. First in 1986 as part of the G-10 gift set in orange with a white upper section, then in 1991 as part of the SB-813 gift set in all white.
#matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxcollectors #matchboxcollection #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toycollectors #toycollection #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastcollectors #diecastcollection #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #classictoys


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I move to Italy now for #eurotuesday & the #matchbox #fiat #abarth casting. These are both Brazilian made examples. During the 1970s & 1980s with imports being limited first Lesney then Universal set up deals with local Brazilian companies for local manufacture to evade import rules. This was from the final deal that Universal set with a Brazilian company called Trol. The castings were sent over for manufacture between 1987-1990. The #fiatabarth was first made in white for 3 years, & sporting a few different wheel types (the one here has 4-arch wheels). Then, for its final year it turned blue with 8-spoke wheels only.
#fiat131 #matchboxuniversal #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxhunter #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toydaily #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastdaily #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #164scale #164diecast #164diecastcars


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It's #eurotuesday time. I start in Germany with a #polizeiauto #mercedesbenz 300E. After being sold worldwide by #matchbox as a civilian car from 1987-1990 the casting was dropped from the US range, but continued on as a #police vehicle for another 5 years in the ROW range as MB58. However in 1991 it sported a star on the door before being altered to say #polizei in 1992 (staying like that until 1995). #policecar #policecars #mercedes #mercedeseclass #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toypics #toypictures #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastsyndicate #diecastholic


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I finish off #bluemondaymatchbox this week with the cute little #mazda2 that #matchbox issued in 2008. At the time a number of models would receive 2 versions in the same year, & after debuting late in the year (batch K in October) in green, it actually arrived in blue in batch B of 2009, still designated a 2008 model. The early batch was a plain non-metallic blue (front model), but a later run turned it into a metallic blue (back model). It is what the guys at #mattel call a running change. Something they should do more often. Makes hunting variations a lot more fun. Well it does for me, but then people know me as a bit crazy.
#mazda #mazda2nation #mazda2lover #matchboxcars #matchboxcollector #matchboxcollection #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #toycars #toycollector #toycollection #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #toydiecast #diecastcars #diecastcollector #diecastcollection #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


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With the smell of Le Mans still in the air (the 24-hour race finished 24 hours ago) I thought why not a classic #matchbox #fordgt40 that was originally designed to race there. After being run in the basic range as MB41 between 1965-1971 (+ a brief resurgence in Japan & twin-packs later), the casting was shipped off to Hungary & Bulgaria in the 1980s. These 3 blue versions (part of my #bluemondaymatchbox theme) are all very similar. Made in Hungary, they all featured a design very similar to the one used in the basic range a few decades earlier. On the left we have one with a gold stripe & yellow interior. The middle the stripe turns black. The right the interior turns red. Never found a red interior/gold stripe version though.
#fordgt #ford #gt40 #1980stoys #1980smatchbox #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddiction #toyaddict #toyhunting #toyhunter #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


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Oh look it's #bluemondaymatchbox time. I begin with the #matchbox #fordexplorersporttrac from the #2000s which had 2 blue issues. The first at the back was the 2003 Sizzlin' Style 5-pack issue which was literally plain blue with just a #ford badge on the doors. I actually really liked that one. It was part of the original casting with opening rear (MB485). At the front was the 2006 Superfast issue which was on the later modified casting (MB605) which had the rear sealed closed.
#fordexplorer #fordsporttrac #pickup #pickuptruck #2000smatchbox #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxlovers #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toylover #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastlovers #diecastholic #diecast164 #164scale #164diecast


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#matchbox #chevy #corvette Superfast to Laser Wheel editions. Released as SF10 in the USA exclusive Superfast series in 1986, it sported the new at the time starburst wheels. Supposedly the newest design with least friction ever for smoother rolling. In 1987 it then became a worldwide issue as LW10 in the newly launched Laser Wheels series. Same basic wheels, except instead of the starburst design, the look was more like a CD on the side. In 1988 the black changed to metallic red in the Laser Wheels series. I never found any small variations with these 3.
#chevrolet #chevycorvette #chevroletcorvette #corvettes #vette #vettes #1980s #1980stoys #1980smatchbox #matchboxuniversal #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #toycars #toydiecast #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #164scale #164diecast #164diecastcars #modelcars #musclecars #classiccars


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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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This is the sort of thing you will only discover if you #freethepiece #dlm #letitbreathe #crackshitopen #crackitopen as these 2 #matchbox #fordbronco models are the same issue. Released as part of the 2010 Adventure 10-pack, when trapped in the box all you see is a red model with a grey door. Ripping the package apart & pulling the model out you discover that the other side sports a cool "22" door design. Luckily for me, finding 2 different shades has given me the opportunity to show off both sides at the same time. I love it when @matchboxworld surprises us with things like that.
#ford #bronco #broncos #fordbroncodaily #matchboxmodels #matchboxmoment #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxworld #matchboxlovers #toydiecast #toydaily #toyworld #toylover #diecasttoys #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastdaily #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastlovers


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Well I've just arrived at the cinema to watch #jurassicworld Fallen Kingdom along with my niece & her friend. It was released in the UK last weekend. Ok I have to admit, I'm going to be keeping an eye on all the vehicles in the film to see which ones I recognise, & am also curious as to how close the @matchboxworld #matchbox originals are to vehicles they use in the film. Will we see something like this MB1114 Armored Action Truck in the film? I'm going to enjoy it anyway (love the franchise), but I'm extra hyped up for this one with all the additional Matchbox (& #mattel in general) exposure that we have had recently.
#jurassicworldfallenkingdom #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxtrucks #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #matchboxworld #toytrucks #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyworld #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecasttrucks #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #jurassictoys #164scale #164diecast


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Irridescent white #matchbox sedan models (as they say in USA, as these are both US vehicles). We call them saloon in the UK. I thought the 2017 MB22 #chrysler300 looked pretty good next to 2016 MB10 #cadillac One #limousine model, as they have a matching colour scheme. It's also nice to drive the #chrysler as that was the vehicle I used on my USA road trip last year I took with my niece (ah memories). I'm still holding out for the #limo to be released in pink. I think it would be cool.
#matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toycars #toydiecast #toypics #toypictures #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastpic #diecastpictures #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #164scale #164diecastcars


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So which is better? Side print or top print? I wonder if the new 2018 version of the #matchbox '70 #datsun510rally will see a wheel variation (or any type of variation). We had a bit of fun with last year's orange debut with shades of orange, shades of tampo as well as the wheel change. So far I have only seen the 1 variation on the red.
#datsun #datsun510 #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxlovers #matchboxgram #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyslagram #toysgram #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastaddict


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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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#matchbox #nasa Tracking Vehicles from the early 1980s. This model was not around too long but there are a number of variations to find. At the back are 2 examples with side printing. The left version is a late issue with blue windows, the right with clear. At the front a pair with only top printing. Note the word NASA itself can be either was up. It's fun collecting these variations.
#1980s #1980smatchbox #1980stoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastdaily #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #classictoys #80sthrowback


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Has anybody noticed that we have had 2 releases of the new #matchbox #subaruwrx #policecar & both have managed to give us 3 sides of tampo printing. Not bad going from @matchboxworld as they tend to be limited as to what they can do for the basic range. So kudos to the guys for managing to get these done. I'm loving them.
#subaru #policecars #subaruwrxsti #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #toyworld #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #diecastworldwide #diecastworld


2

Camaro Camaro Camaro! 3 different generations of the #chevy #camaro from #matchbox all #convertibles all red. We have a 1st generation (1969 SS-396) at the back that came from a 2011 10-pack, a 4th generation (1998 SS) in the middle that was the 2000 MB2 US exclusive, & finally 6th generation (2016) at the front that was the 2017 MB2. I have always liked #camaros & it's great to see @matchboxworld still keeping them around.
#chevrolet #chevycamaro #chevroletcamaro #convertible #cabrios #cabriolet #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #toycars #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #diecastcars #diecasttoys #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #camarosonly #camarolife


1

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 can't believe it has been 25 years since the first #jurassicpark film was launched in cinemas. I still remember my first time watching it when I was much younger. What a thrilling film it was. So when @matchboxworld finally created the classic #fordexplorer casting this year it was only a matter of time before I set up a picture with.... Wait.... That's not the dinosaur I was looking for. This could have made for a whole different movie....
#yoshi #matchboxfun #matchboxfans #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxworld #toyfun #toyfan #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyworld #diecasttoys #diecastfun #diecastfans #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastworldwide #diecastworld #matchbox #classictoys #jurassicexplorer


1

#wagonwednesday time. A pair of #lesney #superfast #matchbox #mercurycougar Villager models in green. Lighter & darker because I like green shades & I can not lie. I do remember as a kid my sister liking this model. She wasn't really too bothered with most of the toy cars but she did like this one. We used to fight over it. One of many things we used to fight over growing up. Aah memories.
#wagons #wagonsonly #lesneyengland #lesneymatchbox #lesneymatchboxcars #lesneytoys #lesneysuperfast #superfastmatchbox #matchboxsuperfast #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxlesney #toycars #toydiecast #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #modelcars #modeltoys #madeinengland


0

#audi you do. The recent #matchbox #audir8 from the 2018 Globe Travelers series meets a classic #audiquattro from the 1980s. Continuing with my #eurotuesday theme I do like having #audis in the range & am really hoping that @matchboxworld is considering adding something new soon. It's seriously underused as a car company by Matchbox.
#matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #matchboxdaily #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyworld #toylover #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastlovers


1

I finish off today's #bluemondaymatchbox with one of the mismatched Chinese models from the late 1990s/early 2000s. From when the factory in China just randomly put together loads of models using excess parts & dumped them on the market in random places. They were fun to hunt down. This #matchbox #fordprobe was originally one of the Collectibles World Class series 9 models from 1997. It was the only time the model was released outside of the basic range, & also the only time the model sported a great big engine sticking out the top of the bonnet/hood. But normally it would be riding on a set of 2-piece rubber wheels. But this was one of many of these random builds with gold spiral wheels instead. If you scroll to picture 2 you see the fun license plate BLUBYU (blew by you). I'm guessing that huge engine gave it extra power. 😀
#matchboxcar #matchboxtoy #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxphotography #toycar #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyphotography #diecastcar #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodel #diecasttoy #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastphotography #modelcar #modeltoy


4

It's #bluemondaymatchbox time. Recently #matchbox released a gulf liveried #fordgt40 as part of the Globe Travelers set. Definitely one of the coolest #fordgt releases they have done. But I'm still not personally sure if I prefer it to my awesome #matchboxpreproduction sample of the casting, which was designed for its launch in the Superfast series in 2004 before they went with a retro design.
#matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #toycars #toydiecast #toydaily #toydailypics #toypics #toypictures #toylover #toyworld #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastdaily #diecastpics #diecastpictures


3

Showing some love to the #matchbox MB759 #dodgechallenger casting which has been released in a full range of primary & secondary colours. & They say people don't remember the things they are taught at school. I have always been a bit of a fan of this casting & was very happy to see it return to the basic range last year. Hopefully there are still chances for more to come.
#matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxworld #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxfun #matchboxfans #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toydaily #toyworld #toyfun #toyfan #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastdaily #diecastfun #diecastfans #dodge #challenger #challengers


9

The #matchbox MB229 casting of the #mack Auxiliary Power #truck 1991-2009. First released in yellow (the back model) in the basic range in 1991 it came in 8 different versions before finally being dropped after 2002. It did see a few more sporadic showings in 5-packs with the last red outing (the front model) appearing in the 2009 Fire 5-pack. That was the last we saw of it. I doubt we will see any more showings now due to the amount of parts involved in its build, unless they can figure out a way to get it in a premium range.
#matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toymodels #toytrucks #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toypics #toypictures #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecasttrucks #diecastdaily #diecastaddict #diecastpictures #diecastphoto #diecastphotography


4

The Sonora Shredder is stacked. Yeah I know, any excuse to start stacking models on top of each other. This looks like it could be pretty good at making a high pile in time to come. I hope we see many more versions of this #matchbox model. Sometimes @matchboxworld creates a generic model (or Matchbox original as they refer to them as) that I just take an instant liking to. Recent examples for me are the 4x4 Scrambulance & Cliff Hanger. But this also joins the group. There's something about this casting that I really like. I think it's great, & after less than a year we have already seen 3 basic range versions of it. I did take a couple of other non-stacked photos if you swipe. Sadly the green version is the only one I've been unable to obtain a variation on so far. They just all seem to match.
#matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxoriginals #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toylover #toyworld #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastlovers #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate


7

Some very popular #matchbox #fordtransit models from the turn of the century. The 2nd generation #transit was first launched by #ford in 1986 with a Matchbox casting around for the launch. When it received a major facelift in 1995 Matchbox created a new casting and debuted it in the 1996 range. In 1999 they decided to add lights to this casting (something they did with 4 different light bars & giving us 4 new manufacturing numbers in the process) & launched it initially exclusively in the German range as MB21. It was red with the Feuerwehr & 112 details on the side. Another year later & it was a UK exclusive as MB40. It sported a rather similar type of design, but UK style rather than German style due to the market it was being sold in. However in 2002 it was released as MB16 in the ROW range with a Polis livery as used by a number of forces across Europe (can't remember if this is specific to one country or not, hopefully somebody will confirm). But I do like seeing emergency style liveries from around the world. Hopefully we will continue to see more from the @matchboxworld team over coming years.
#matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxworld #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toymodels #toydiecast #toydaily #toyworld #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastdaily #diecastworld #diecastworldwide #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastgram #toysgram #toyslagram #transits


9

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


5

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

Am I having a #convertible day today? I think so. The MB297 casting of the #matchbox #bmwz3 Roadster was first launched in 1997. Its final basic range issue was in 2001 where it was only sold in the ROW range as MB46 in metallic green. But my favourite green issue was actually in the darker solid green issue from the 2000 Auto Cargo launcher set. It's one of the earliest issues of basic issues featuring fully detailed lights.
#bmwz3convertible #bmwz3roadster #bmw #bmwconvertible #convertibles #cabrios #cabriolet #matchboxbmw #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxworld #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyworld #toyaddict #diecastbmw #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastworld


2

The rarely used #matchbox MB560 casting of the '56 #fordfairlane Sunliner. This model has never been seen outside of its few premium releases in the Collectibles series (2002-2003) & Superfast (2005-2007). These are 2 of the Superfast issues. The red side with black interior is the US 2005 issue, with alternate black side with red interior being the 2006 issue. I always thought these 2 looked good together. Will we ever see this casting again? Who knows.
#ford #fairlane #fordsunliner #convertibles #cabrios #cabriolet #classiccars #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxworld #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #matchboxlovers #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyworld #toyhunting #toyhunter #toylover #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastworld #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


2

Having a bit of a Japanese car manufacturer day today. So I turn to #nissan & the #matchbox #superfast #nissanz model from all 3 years it was available as a Superfast model. Known as a 350Z or Fairlady Z depending on market the Matchbox model simply called it Z (the common part of the name). After debuting in the 2004 basic range it was swiftly added to the Superfast range as well in the number 34 slot where it stayed for the following 2 years too. Its first version was in bronze with the early wheel (which was not too popular). In 2005 the range was split with 2/3rds of each model in the US range (this one in yellow), & the other 1/3rd for the ROW range (this was white). In 2006 it finished up in tan. The main Superfast series finished after that with a couple of smaller runs of models over the next few years before going completely. The #nissan350z was not a part of those.
#nissan350zworld #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxcars #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyfan #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecastfans #164scale #164diecast #164diecastcars #2000smatchbox


2

So the latest '15 #subaruwrxsti #policecar is now out from #matchbox in a really cool livery. I have only gone & found a daft variation on it. Do you see it? If you swipe picture 2 shows it better. The little gold stripe going along the lower edge of the side between the wheels. It's in a lime gold shade or a much brighter (closer to the wheel hubs shade) gold. I see the daftest things & I will collect them because I am crazy.
#subaru #subaruwrx #policecars #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #matchboxworld #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyworld #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecasthunter #diecasthunting #diecastworld #diecastworldwide


2

I finish off #eurotuesday this week in Germany & a fantastic shade variation (oh I do love my shades) on the #matchbox 1970 #vwt2 #campervan in orange. Part of the Camping Adventure 5-pack in 2011 there is a huge difference between the lighter & darker shades on this one. Of course I had to get this pack twice to get them both. The perils of being a shade collector.
#volkswagen #vwcampervan #vwcamper #volkswagent2 #vwt2bus #camper #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxphoto #matchboxphotography #toymodels #toydiecast #toyphoto #toyphotography #diecasttoys #diecastvw #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastphoto #diecastphotography #diecastsyndicate #vwdiecast #vwtoys #classictoys #vwclassics


0

I move to France now with my latest #eurotuesday picture. The barely used #peugeot company has only ever had 2 vehicles made by #matchbox & both were only around during the Universal era. One was the #peugeot205 Turbo 16 which was first launched as an ROW exclusive in 1984 as MB15 running until 1989 in its standard rally livery. It was then dropped from the range. But it was only a year off, as 1991 saw it return exclusively to the ROW range as MB25 (it was never available in the USA range) in orange with a new design. It then changed to yellow for a final year before being dropped for good.
#matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxfans #matchboxuniversal #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toypics #toypictures #toyfan #diecastcars #diecasttoys #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastfans #frenchcars #164scale #164diecastcars #164diecast #peugeotfan


3

It's #eurotuesday time. To begin with a trip to Italy & the #matchbox #lamborghinidiablo gold challenge from 1997. The whole basic range (in the USA only) had a special limited edition run in gold that year randomly mixed in boxes. The example on the right is actually a #matchboxpreproduction sample. It is a darker flat gold than the lighter metallic gold of the production model. During production this model changed wheels from spiral to concave 5-star wheels. It makes for a nice trio.
#lambo #lamborghini #diablos #lambodiablo #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxhunter #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddict #toyaddiction #toyhunter #toyhunting #diecastcars #diecasttoys #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecastaddict #diecastaddiction #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


0

I finish off my #bluemondaymatchbox with a quartet of classic #matchbox '57 #chevy #belair #convertibles in light blue. Two of the models make up 2/3rds of its entire basic range releases too. It started off in 1998 as MB36 (top right) & was last seen as MB15 (bottom right - only it's 3rd basic range outing). It has had a number of other uses, including the 2005 USA version of a Superfast release (top right), & as a part of the 2010 "Real" 10-pack in 2010 (bottom left). It has had a bit of a sporadic life. Will we see it again? Who knows.
#chevrolet #chevybelair #chevroletbelair #57chevy #57belair #convertible #cabrios #cabriolet #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxaddict #matchboxlovers #matchboxworld #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastdaily


2

#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


3

It's #bluemondaymatchbox time. I begin with the #matchbox #bmw 3-series coupe from the 2001 Major Motion 5-pack. After debuting in 2000 as a basic range model it only saw this version the following year as it didn't really see a lot of use. At first it sported concave star wheels before turning to flower wheels fairly quickly.
#bmw3series #bmwcoupe #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxdaily #matchboxfans #matchboxworld #matchboxaddict #matchboxlovers #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toydaily #toyaddict #toyfan #toylover #toyworld #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastdaily #diecastlovers #diecastworld


1

So this #matchbox #hummer H2 SUV Concept from this year's basic range is a repeat livery. However it is not an older basic range model, but originally from the 2009 Beach Patrol 5-pack. Visually speaking there are not a lot of differences between the 2 models, although you may notice the new one is the darker yellow in all the pictures (there are 4 pictures if you scroll). But under the skin there is a big difference. Originally released in 2003, it sported the manufacturing number MB526. But a few years ago the casting was actually rebuilt. The only way to notice is by peering inside the wheel arches, where you will see parts of the rebuild. Of course the base is a big giveaway too, as it does show the MB982 manufacturing number now. I have never seen the 2 castings in pieces so do not actually know what all the changes were.
#hummerh2 #suv #conceptvehicle #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxpics #matchboxpictures #matchboxphotography #toymodels #toydiecast #toyaddict #toypics #toypictures #toyphotography #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecastpics #diecastpictures #diecastphotography #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #diecastlovers #toylover #matchboxlovers


1

#matchbox 2005 MB62 #mercedesbenz CLK #convertible in brown. This model had a number of variations. My personal favourite, the shade. But also check the pair at the front. Wheel variation. Flower or lace wheels. & Do you see the pair at the back? Rear light variation. Orange or red. This was a fun model to collect. I miss #mercedes #cabrios in the range.
#cabrio #cabriolet #convertibles #merc #mercedesclk #matchboxcars #matchboxtoys #matchboxmodels #matchboxdiecast #matchboxhunter #matchboxaddict #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyhunter #toyhunting #toyaddict #toyaddiction #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecasttoys #diecastaddict #diecasthunter #diecasthunting


3

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


3

The #audi Avus Quattro #conceptcar was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1991. This 6 litre, W12 engine supercar was created with an aluminium spaceframe which turned up in the 1994 A8 road car. However the 6 litre W12 engine was still being developed so the #conceptvehicle at the show had a fake one made of wood & plastic. So this concept never actually drove. The engine didn't launch for another decade. The real concept is now on display at museum mobile in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, which shows a complete history of Audi. #matchbox created a model of the #concept & released it in the basic range in 1995 as MB12 in the US range or MB31 in the ROW range. It debuted looking identical to the real concept vehicle with a chrome finish. In 1996 it received the premiere treatment (full tampo treatment & rubber 2-part wheels). It too stayed in the concepts chrome look before they started coming up with new colours & designs for the model.
#conceptcars #conceptvehicles #conceptcarslifestyle #audiavus #matchboxcars #matchboxmodels #matchboxtoys #matchboxdiecast #matchboxfans #1990smatchbox #1990stoys #toycars #toymodels #toydiecast #toyfan #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastmodels #diecastmodelcars #diecasttoys #diecastfans #diecastholic #diecastsyndicate #modelcars #modeltoys


4

Some #matchbox #mazda2 models. I have always been a bit of a fan of the small hatchbacks in the range, & loved seeing them add something like this in. They have released it both with side design as well as lights depicted. Of course lights depicted are my preferred choice. The blue & red are the 2009 & 2010 MB27s, with the white the 2011 MB27 (last basic range issue) & orange from the 2016 City 5-pack.
#mazda #mazda2nation #mazda2lover #matchboxcars #matchboxlovers #matchboxtoys #matchboxworld #matchboxdiecast #matchboxaddict #matchboxfans #matchboxgram #toycars #toylover #toydiecast #toyworld #toyaddict #toyfan #toysgram #toyslagram #diecastcars #diecastmatchbox #diecastaddict #diecasttoys #diecastworld #diecastfans #diecastgram #diecastlovers #diecastsyndicate


5

Whenever I see these #matchbox #jeep4x4 models I just start hearing the George Thorogood song....
"Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone"
Based on an earlier #jeep casting the 4x4 with roll bar was first issued as MB5 in 1982 & lasted until 1997 in the US range formally gaining the manufacturing number MB005, although it had a sporadic life in the ROW range coming & going. By the time these appeared though it was a US exclusive. The purple was the 1995 issue & at first appearing with the additional side design, but during the year the side design was removed. It was a deliberate act from Matchbox in 1995 altering the tampo of 20 models during production to add variations in to the mix (but only in the US range). In 1996 it changed to grey using the same top only design as it finished 1995 with. B-B-B-B-Bad.
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