Some Matchbox Taxis

Matchbox have cast many taxis over the years, both licensed and unlicensed. The London Taxi, would traditionally be in black but this Austin FX London Taxi is in blue. There were many colour variants of this casting, including black, red, white and even yellow. The American taxis are more traditionally yellow like those in New…

Chevrolet Corvette (Matchbox)

The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced by Matchbox in 1979, a difficult time, the Dinky factory had closed and the writing was on the wall for Lesney Matchbox. Lesney went bankrupt in 1982. Universal Toys bought Matchbox and changed the brand name to Matchbox International Limited and started making models in Macau. Later outsourcing work to…

A Dozen Matchbox

This month, so far, has seen another dozen Matchbox models added to my collection, Eight of these were in my Third Package from Estonia (Once again a big thank you, aitäh, Viljar.) As usual, I intend to review all the monthly acquisitions at the end of the month. Matchbox is my favourite diecast brand and…

Third Package from Estonia

I don’t do many trades by post, the postal service here in Georgia (country of the former USSR not the US State) is unreliable and the cost is high. I have however traded with one Facebook friend in Estonia. I wrote previously about the first package I received from Estonia  that was back in September…

Majorette are returning to US market

Majorette pulled out of the US market in the nineties, but they return this summer, they have an exclusive deal with the Toys ‘R Us chain. I learnt about this on the Race Grooves Youtube channel: Race Grooves Weekend Show (Majorettes feature from 20:42 on) .  Majorette is a French manufacturer but like with Matchbox…

Soopa Coopa

Soopa Coopa is a strange looking Matchbox vehicle, I don’t think it’s futuristic design is based on any real car, the bonnet looks a little like that of an Aston Martin Lagonda. The seats are padded and quilted like those in a rather opulent sitting room. I found the metallic blue model in May and…