Ambassador’s Report August 19th, 2014
Welcome back Michael Heralda
(Happy to see that you’re feeling better)
Blockade Buster from the 2015 Battle Mission Force Set
Chevy K-1500 Pickup 2015 Mainline Model
I have a few items of interest to share with you….
1. The new 2015 Toy Fair Model will be the Blaze Blitzer.
MB821 Ford Interceptor
MB933 Dodge Charger Pursuit
MB860 Ford ExplorerMB867 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
MB872 BMW X5
MB762 ’78 Dodge Monaco Police
MB771 Ford E-350 Ambulance
MB780 ’63 Cadillac Ambulance
MB885 Renault Master Ambulance
MB689 Ford Crown Victoria
MB911 Toyota Tacoma (Life Guard)
MB906 ’63 Mack Model B
MB796 Hazard Squad
MB877 International Pumper
MB938 Ford F-350 Superlift Brush Fire Truck
MB755 Pierce Dash
MB801 International Workstar Brush Truck
MB857 Chevy Suburban
This is a fantastic selection of 17 licensed castings and 1 generic!
***as always, all pictures and information within this report are with the permission and consent of Mattel and the Matchbox Team.
Do you have a question? The best way to reach me is my ambassador e-mail
Preproductions from my collection
What’s New in the Stores
Whiplash from Undersea Squid Sub Gift Set 9-Pack / Mission Force Police & Space Sets
Undersea Squid Sub Gift Set & 9-Pack found at Target while the Mission Force Police & Space Sets were found at Osco Drug and the blister carded models were purchased from Wal-Mart. All in the western Chicago area.
The Matchbox Fire Station
Above: MF-1 Fire Station US labels / Below: MF-1 Fire Station European Labels (green roof)
Above: G-10 Fire Station Gift Set (red roof & US labels)
This issue I’m featuring Fire Stations from the mid 60’s. The red roof Fire Station was the regular issue. It came three ways…MF-1 with just the building or G-10 Gift set with four models included. And later the G-5 gift set which appears to be the harder variation to obtain. You will notice below I have a picture from the 1964 catalog. It features the never released Ambulance Depot. This building was to feature a green roof. For reasons I don’t know (If someone can shed some light on this) this item was not produced. But the green roof buildings were. So they were used as fire stations. You will notice the box art shows the green roof as well. The MF-1 was priced at $3.00…..we can only dream of those prices!!!
Models we would love to see made….This is a trial page I’m setting up to see if anyone is interested in sending me pictures of models (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc…) that you would love to see as a Matchbox. They can be classics or new, it doesn’t matter to me. Since the design team will read this report, us collector’s just might come up with a model or two that they never thought of. I will post as many pictures that I can in each report. Thank you…..
The above model is a Polaris 700 Twin
Who can forget the 1975 AMC Pacer
Here we have the 2014 Honda Crosstour
1948 Tucker Torpedo
1971 Buick Riviera
A word on Code 3’s
“The White Knights are coming”