Let's shift gears just a bit. After several weeks of Hot Wheels polls, let's head across the hall to the orange brand...
A few years ago, before the Lamley Group idea was conceived, I ran a goofy little poll at the end of the year on several Matchbox Forums asking what was the Best New Model of that year. I did it four times, and I think collectors enjoyed participating. It was those polls that led us to start the Lamley Awards, which are now in their second year.
So after sadly skipping 2012, it is time to pick the Best Matchbox Model of 2013.
No need to review the year when it comes to Matchbox. There were a lot of strong opinions about what new models were released this year. From a collector perspective, there were a lot of duds, but a few gems as well. At least the number of collector-aimed models was higher in 2013 than in 2012.
So it is now time to pick the collector's favorite. Take a look below to see all the Matchbox new models released in 2013, and vote in the sidebar to your right, or follow this link:
What model will join the prestigious ranks of Best Matchbox New Model?
In case you are wondering, the previous winners:
2009 - Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon
2010 - Holden Ute
2011 - Aston Martin DBS Volante
2012 - Maybe the Seagrave, maybe the Buick. We never voted.
2013 - Let's figure it out...
To refresh your memory, here are all the Matchbox New Models for 2013 (thanks to our friend Nicholas from the MCCH Catalog for letting us use his photos for the models we didn't have available to photograph):
MB846 Dodge Charger Pursuit
MB862 1966 Dodge A100 Pickup
MB864 International Scout 4x4
MB865 Torque Titan
MB866 Flame Smasher
MB867 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Police
MB881 Blaze Blitzer
MB882 All-Terrain Crane
MB883 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34
MB884 Dump Dozer
MB885 Renault Master Ambulance
MB886 Ground Grinder
MB887 Two-Story Bus
MB888 International MXT-MVA
MB889 Food Truck
MB890 Amphi Flyer
MB891 Deep Diver
MB893 BMW 1M
MB894 Turn Tamer
MB895 Road Raider
MB897 Blaze Buster
MB900 MBX Coupe