Thursday, July 17, 2014
First Look: Matchbox 1963 Mack B Model Fire Engine...
We are getting ourselves into the Matchbox mood.
In just a few hours I am setting off for Albuquerque, New Mexico, by way of Moab, Utah through Cortez, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico. I will arrive at the home of the Matchbox Gathering, the downtown Marriott, sometime in the evening, where I will set my things down and see what the trading rooms have to offer. At that point it will be all things Matchbox until my drive home Sunday.
While I am there, I plan to document the festivities by way of the blog, the Lamley Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the Lamley Instagram feed. There will be lots to show, including some studio time with several of the new and exclusive models, so keep checking in.
With that in mind, the timing was just right to find at Target one of the more anticipated Matchbox models for 2014. The Mack B Fire Engine is the type of model that many associate with Matchbox, and want to see more of. We will see if that is the case when Mattel presents the 2015 line on Saturday night.
But no matter what the future brings, the Mack is here, and our guess is it is not going anywhere. Fire Engines are not our forte, so we will not try to write too much about the actual vehicle, and just let the photos do the talking. Maybe some day in the future we will get someone in here who actually knows a little about these to give his thoughts.
In the meantime, enjoy the pics. The last few pics are an obvious pairing with the Seagrave Fire Truck, which was released a couple of years ago. Both classics, and hard to tell apart. Do you have a preference?
(If you don't want to wait, find the Mack on ebay...)
Matchbox 1963 Match B Model Fire Engine (2014 New Models):
With the Seagrave: