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Monday, June 29, 2015

June 26th Matchbox Ambassador Report, by Larry Scaduto...

 
Ambassador’s Report June 26th, 2015
By: Larry Scaduto
INTRODUCTION
I’ve dedicated this report to our friend Michael Heralda… 

Michael Heralda
As some of us know, Michael Heralda is retiring from Mattel after 28 years of loyal service on June 30th. I’ve been staying up late to get this report done before he leaves the design studio for the last time. He has been designing cars for both Matchbox and Hot Wheels (I’m shocked I even put the blue brand in a report) OK, just this one time……  He has reached a milestone few toy designers will ever reach in a lifetime of work (5000 Models) that is absolutely astonishing especially in an environment where people don’t keep jobs this long because of a constantly changing and demanding market. He has been an avid supporter of the Ambassador’s Program and has been wonderful to work with over the last several months.  He will be sorely missed. But it’s also time to congratulate him on his retirement. Also don’t bother blowing up the picture to try and see what models are on the shelf behind him. I already did it and there were no PrePro’s or unreleased models. Congrats Michael!!!!! See you in Albuquerque as a civilian!!!   
      All the Best, Larry Scaduto (Matchbox Ambassador #10)
Here are more letters from other friends and colleagues……..
I have had the privilege of working with Michael Heralda for almost a year at Mattel in the Matchbox group. Michael has a wealth of knowledge for the Matchbox brand, and is a true advocate for the collector community. He strives to push the envelope with what can be achieved from decorations and liveries to packaging and even new business opportunities. With over 5000 deco variants under his belt, it is safe to say that he has single handedly had the most influence visually, to the Matchbox brand since it’s inception. The collectors in the know, are aware of Heralda’s affinity for symbolism, codes, and messages which have been incorporated into his graphics over the last three decades. Vehicles tell stories, and Michael’s graphic adaptation could take those stories and expand upon them.
On behalf of the Matchbox team, and Mattel as a whole, we thank you for your incredible contribution. We all wish Michael the best as he transcends into the next chapter of his life. 
Thank you,
Gerry Cody
______________________________________________________________________________

Michael came to Mattel through an acquisition; he had been doing graphics for Whamo/Morey boogie, and did amazingly cool graphics.  We hadn’t really had an internal artist with his talents before he came along.  So when an opportunity to pull him into our vehicle world showed up, very quickly we did so!  He was doing artwork for collector pieces like our Legends line, and then found the opportunity to do artwork for our cars...his art hitting the shelves meant a great deal to all, since he put so much of himself into it.  I have to also say that he put some of his co-workers into it as well.  When we do artwork for the cars, we use a variety of corporate logos from companies that are anxious to have their marks on our vehicles, but there are times where we need something "generic" to put on the vehicles...at times like this, Michael used his teammate’s names to supplement the corporate logos.  I was honored when he chose to use my name on his first "teammate" car, it was a White Rally car with Swisher Motors on it...since then he has put his special touch on 5000 unique vehicles...and he has been taking special care to incorporate his teammates, and hidden messages throughout this entire time.  His codes, and connection to the collectors has made Michael one of our greatest brand ambassadors, we will truly miss him here at Mattel, but his legacy will live on, in your collections, as well as the precedent he set up for caring about the people that buy our product, and connecting with them through the artwork on our vehicles.
Michael the Renaissance Man-
Michael is a fantastic artist, we have been blessed to have him creating meaningful art for our vehicles for the past three decades...but that is just one facet of his creativity, he is also a very talented story teller through his music, he plays historic instruments from his ancestors heritage, he travels the southwest entertaining and educating people about his culture through his amazing music.  His music is peaceful and calming, just as he is.  But I will tell you that he Shocked us all, when he was asked to participate in our internal band "The Toys" a few years back, the band knew there were many musicians amongst the staff, and asked each them to come and practice one song for the upcoming party that would have "guest performers" it was expected that Michael would do something soft and soothing....it was far from it! We knew Michael could play guitar, but what we didn’t know was that he was a super accomplished rock guitarist...his rendition of Led Zeppelin’s Rock n Roll by was beyond flawless...it was inspiring! He rocked the house!!! His calm soothing side was definitely balanced with the heart of a HARD ROCKER!!!
Just when you think you know all there is to know about Michael, a whole new side is revealed, I will miss Michael and his influence around the office, and on our brand, I just hope that he has left a lasting impression on those that are still here, such that they can carry the torch, and continue to build on his legacy.

Thanks,
Gary Swisher (SVP Global Brands Creative)


Michael is been a special friend of mine and to the collecting world. Michael was the first Mattel employee I met almost 12 years ago. By chance, he inquired about the little get together I created to get a few collecting friends together in one place.  Michael took an immediate interest and even joined us here in Albuquerque.  His determination to engage younger collectors with a coloring contest was the predecessor to the current play area we have today.  Michael is a true artist and even better, a true friend.   His work is easily identified with his distinct graphics or the challenging codes he has placed on numerous models.  5,000 models later, Michael still finds new ways to communicate with collectors through his designs. Michael inspired the Landy Journey which to date has logged hundreds of thousands of miles visiting 6 of the seven continents creating a collector’s album of the world.  I always have appreciated Michael and all he represents.  Mattel is fortunate to have had his skills working on their Matchbox and Hot Wheel lines through the years. Michael will always be part of the collecting community and a friend.
 Jim Gallegos
___________________________________________________________________________________

It’s hard to believe that Michael Herald’s tenure at Mattel will soon be coming to an end.
Imagine having a job where you have to create hundreds of decorations for toy vehicles each year and that over time can add up to thousands and thousands of original works of art. This has been a major milestone that Michael has achieved at Mattel.
I worked very closely with Mike when I worked in Hot Wheels and even closer when we both joined the Matchbox brand in 2005.  
My fondest memory of Mike was when we first traveled to Asia to our plant in Thailand. We both witnessed what it really takes to make a toy and how a huge part of this is decoration.
I shall be forever amazed at Mike’s creativity and resourcefulness at meeting the demand for cool graphics that have a universal appeal for just about everyone. It takes many hours and much patience to make this happen and Mike has been blessed with special skills that make this magic happen.
Mike certainly rivals that gentleman in the TV commercials that proclaims to be the most interesting man in the world. Mike Heralda certainly fits this description as well. 
In addition to being a great graphic designer Mike also was a rocker playing with the Mattel band called the “Toys” and he is also a wonderful story teller with his dazzling “Aztec 
Stories” performances.
Mike is a great artist and a terrific friend.  He can now look forward to new adventures and new stories as he prepares for a new life journey.
For this I wish Mike and his family the very best.  It’s been lots of fun.

Cheers Mike.
Regards,
Dave Weise 
NEW RELEASES
(MB964) Mack CF Pumper 

(MB823) Aston Martin DBS (Front View)

Aston Martin DBS (Rear View)

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(MB828) Pit King (Front View)


Pit King (Rear View)


(MB723) VW Beetle 4x4 (Front View)


VW Beetle 4x4 (Rear View)

Matchbox 1/64th Scale 4x4’s
         
                                       (CGP49) Battle Blaster (Front View)                         Battle Blaster (Rear View)


1/24th Scale Version of the above model

FYI……. The model year for the Jeep Willys is 1953
A message from Matchbox's Gerry Cody…..
Hey Larry,
I wanted to let you know that we are a few weeks away from kicking off our design lists for vehicles that we (as the design team) would like to have in our diecast line. We usually commit to around 25 or so new tools. Approximately half are licensed and half are what we internally call MBX “originals.” I thought this could be a fun opportunity to engage you and the collector community in coming up with the Collector’s Picks if you will. For 2017 we are drawn to the idea of “Exploration” and “Explore your World" as an overarching brand attribute (or theme). I was wondering if this was something that you and the collector community might be interested in participating with. I know that you usually include models that you’d like to see at the end of the newsletters, but maybe you might want to put all of them on to one master list and then rank them in priority? Again, let me know if this is something that interests you, and how we might be able to put something like this together.
Thanks,
G.

Okay, I have given this idea a lot of thought and I’ve decided to run with this challenge from Gerry. The chance for us collectors to pick models for the 2017 line is an outstanding idea and an opportunity that has never been offered before!!!! In my reports I’ve listed a wide variety of vehicles for consideration. I’ve compiled the list of models (below) along with what report they were in just in case you wish to look at the pictures before deciding. Here is your chance to make a real difference!!!! Now rather than ranking the models according to your favorite, I have decided that anyone who wishes to participate look over the candidates and pick up to 20 models you would love to see made and e-mail them to me at matchboxamb10@outlook.com  I will keep track of everyone’s picks, total them up and release the results in my final report after the Gathering.  I will place a cutoff date of July 12th at midnight for your lists. So…… now it is up to the collector’s community to get to work. I’m assuming that there are no guarantees that any of our picks will make it to production, but in the same breath, there’s no reason to believe they won’t someday. I look forward to receiving your lists. Thank you for participating. Larry

2017 Model Ideas List
August 19th Report:
Polaris 700 Twin      1975 AMC Pacer      2014 Honda Crosstour      1948 Tucker Torpedo
1971 Buick Riviera
September 2nd Report
Ford Capri II Turbo      Bombardier B-12 Snowmobile      Bedford TK-1 Fire Vehicle     
Toyota Land Cruiser F-70 Troopy      1968 Chevy Impala      1967 Ford Galaxie Fastback 
Austin FX4 Taxi      1967 MGB GT
September 18th Report
1970 Chevy Nova SS350      Asphalt Spreader      Prius Taxi      The Schwimmwagen
2015 Kai Soul EV      2015 Ford Mustang      Speed Trap Trailer
October 10th Report
1986 Mitsubishi Mills-Tui Pumper     1993 Chevy Caprice Police Car      2008 Nissan GT-R
2015 Dodge Viper      Asphalt Grinder      Paymaster Semi Tractor      BMW i8      2016 Audi RS7
October 22nd Report
1962 Divco Delivery Van      1961 Ferrari      Ford Tri-Motor      Deepflight Submersible  
VW XL Sport      1992 Fiat Tipo      Toyota FJ      Airstream Trailer    
November 5th Report
1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88      1990 Honda NSX     2010 Lancia New Stratos      2013 Jaguar F-Type
Airport Luggage Vehicle      BMW R-75 w/sidecar      Site Dumper      2011 Nissan Juke




November 25th Report
Oshkosh Cement Mixer      Hino Cement Truck      International Paystar Cement Truck
1986 Isuzu JCS Rural Fire Engine      1960 Dennis Fire Truck      Scania Bus      Porsche Macon
Mazda Miata MX-5      2015 Chevy Corvette Z-06      2015 Toyota Highlander
2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat       Segway 
December 12th Report
2012 Ford Focus      2012 Mazda CX5      2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat      2015 Mustang Rocket
Audi A9     2015 Chrysler 300 Hellcat     2012 Volvo S60 Polest     Bedford Water Truck       
Bentley   SUV
December 22nd Report
2015 McLaren 650S      Hyundai i20      2013 Ford Fiesta ST      Volkswagen Atacama      
1990 Jaguar XJR-1      Honda Pilot      Volkswagen Vision Gran Turismo
January 8th Report
1958 Ford Edsel Corsair      1960 Chevy El Camino      1992 Aston Martin Vantage     
 2016 Ford Bronco      1963 Ford Thunderbird      Volkswagen Tristar      Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser
January 27th Report
1981 Checker Police Car      1981 Checker Fire Chief Car      2014 VW Golf      2016 Toyota Mirai
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune     2016 Ford GT     2016 Toyota Supra     Infiniti Q60      Jaguar XJS
February 10th Report
1959 Aston-Martin DB4     2014 BMW i3     2014 Porsche 918 Spyder      1973 Lamborghini Jarma 
1990 Scania G93M Fire Engine      2011 Opel Insignia opc Unlimited      2012 Volkswagen Up
2014 Jaguar xfr-s Sportbrake



February 27th Report
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco     2013 Subaru Lavorg      2015 Volvo XC90      2009 Alfa Romeo Brera
Dump Truck Trailer     Shipping Container Trailer      2015 Nissan March Nismo      
2014 Lamborghini Asterion     Ford F-750 Super Duty Fire Truck    2016 Kia K900     2016 Mazda 3
Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck      2016 Ford Transit
     March 16th Report
1953 Studebaker Starliner      Kia Sportspace Concept      Donkervoort D8 GTO     
 Audi RS3 Sportback      1974 Plymouth Duster      Cement Mixer Trailer    
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder-Weissac      Flybridge Cabin Cruiser 
March 30th Report
1976 Chevy Monte Carlo     2014 Maserati Gran Turismo     BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible
1994 Venturi 400GT      Holden Special Vehicles / HSV Ge-F GTS       Honda Civic R-Type    
  1971 Plymouth Duster Super Bee
April 13th Report
1967 Pontiac GTO      2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude      Can-Am Spyder F3 
Citroen Xsara Picasso Tunning 3      1959 Plymouth Fury      2015 Polaris Slingshot     
2015 Volkswagen Crafter
May 4th Report
2015 Aston-Martin Vulcan     1973 BMW 3.0 CSL      1930 Cadillac Fleetwood     
2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen      1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec     Honda Civic Concept
2016 Volvo XC-90      1954 Hudson Hornet      2016 Porsche Boxster      2015 Chevy Tahoe 
2016 Chevy Malibu



May 19th Report
1939 Dodge Sedan Police Car      1947 Series 62 Convertible      1991 BMW Nazca C2      
2013 SAAB 9-3      2016 Nissan Maxima      2016 Ford Focus      Volkswagen GT1 Roadster
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT-5
June 4th Report
Toyota FT-1 Concept      Subaru STI Performance Concept    Chevrolet FNR Concept
Maserati Alfieri Concept      Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman Concept   Nissan Sway
Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible      Honda Concept C     Bentley EXP10 Concept
June 15th Report
1979 Pontiac Tran Am     1980 Firebird Red Bird / Sky Bird / Yellow Bird     Volvo 850 T-5R
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE     2014 Audi S8-4     2016 Chevy Camaro     2015 Kia Sorento

June 26th Report
Army Duck     Bedford Army Personal Carrier     GMC Canteen Lunch Wagon     Aquada Car-Boat
2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT     Kia Tral’ster Concept     2016 Hyundai Tucson     
Chevrolet Chaparral 2x Vision GT     1995 Ford GT90 Concept       2014 BMW M3  
 Aston-Martin DBX      Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 3

July “?” Report
1971 Checker Marathon Wagon   1954 Willys Jeep Wagon & Sedan Delivery   Austin Mini Pickup
Toyota FJ45     



PREPRODUCTIONS FROM MY COLLECTION
   

MB31 Caravan 


In this week’s PrePro section I break out the Shiny Disco Ball once again. All models featured here are gold chrome plated. First up is the MB31 Caravan in a bright gold with amber windows and a light yellow interior. Also featured is an unpainted Lesney England metal base.

Here I have a MB22 Lamborghini Diablo with a black interior, clear windows and a bright yellow 1991 Thailand base. 


Next in line is really nice MB12 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with a reddish-brown interior, clear windshield and a silver-gray plastic 1990 Thailand base. 


Now I’m picturing the gold Alfa Romeo SZ with a beige interior, smoke tinted windows and a 1991 black plastic China base.


I’ve already pictured my two silver plated MB54 Chevrolet Lumina’s and now it’s the gold chrome version this time around. This model features a red interior, black plastic Goodyear racing tires and a 1990 black plastic Thailand base.


Next up is the MB20 Police Patrol with the usual frosted windows and orange spinning dome. This PrePro has a 1976 unpainted Lesney England Rolamatics base.  


And lastly, I’m showing a World Class Porsche 944 Turbo (which I’ve pictures some issues back) Since I’m going with the gold chrome issues, I thought I would include it again. 
   

MB60 Ford Transit


Last one…… This is the MB60 Ford Transit in rose pink chrome with grey interior and clear windows. A 1986 dark grey plastic China base finishes off this PrePro. 
HISTORY
The Fischer Art Model Collection

Complete set of 12 Fischer Art Collection (set number 14 of 40)

     
                                             Porsche 911 Turbo                                                               BMW Z-8

      
                                           Mercedes-Benz S500                                                     Porsche Boxster

      
BMW 3 Series Cabrio (1 pic showing open door)

      
Pictured: Mercedes-Benz A-Class. I turned this model over to show you what every base has on it. All bases feature the Matchbox 50th Birthday logo along with the artist’s signature and what set this is out of the 40 that were made. Set is comprised of all unpainted models. 

     
                                               BMW 3 Series Coupe                                                          BMW X5

      
                                               Mercedes-Benz ML430                                    Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible

     
VW Delivery Van (Front & Rear Views)

    
1962 VW Beetle (Front & Rear Views)


This is the certificate that came with the set. 

MODELS WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE MADE


Kia Tral’ster Concept


2016 Hyundai Tucson


Chevrolet Chaparral 2x Vision GT


1995 Ford GT90 Concept


2014 BMW M3


Aston Martin DBX


Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 3


2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT


Army DUCK


Bedford Army Personal Carrier


GMC Canteen Lunch Wagon


Aquada Car-Boat
MISCELLANEOUS 
Ambassador’s Note: The following story was submitted to me by fellow collector and report contributor Mark Amies. He is comparing early Superfast castings to their newer counterparts. It is interesting to see the differences. See pictures below and check out his modification of the Mustang Police Car. Just a little color and a good model becomes a better one. Thank you once again Mark for adding a nice touch to my bi-monthly reports.

I have attached images I took of Matchbox castings new and old.  This was prompted by the arrival of the GT40 in the post. I wanted to make a comparison of the early Superfast models against the new versions. I think the best is the Miura, mainly because I was able to get hold of the gold version (meant buying a 6-pack box!).  The 2008 version is stunning, and is one of my favorite Matchbox models. It sits so well on its wheels and the tampo decoration is wonderful.
The new models are a clear endorsement of what the guys on the Matchbox team can do. The Lotus Europa is a superb model, I love the way the silver plastic part allows the front and rear fenders to be realized, as well as the filler caps. 
Last but not least, the GT40. What can I say? Its full marks to the MBX team with this current issue. I like the tip of the hat on the choice of colour. It’s not an obvious choice in terms of the real car, but of course Matchbox did make it in that colour back in the day.
I love the license plate tampo, as this is how road legal GT40 cars had to do it in real life.





A message from Matchbox's Gerry Cody…..
Hey Larry,
I wanted to let you know that we are a few weeks away from kicking off our design lists for vehicles that we (as the design team) would like to have in our diecast line. We usually commit to around 25 or so new tools. Approximately half are licensed and half are what we internally call MBX “originals.” I thought this could be a fun opportunity to engage you and the collector community in coming up with the Collector’s Picks if you will. For 2017 we are drawn to the idea of “Exploration” and “Explore your World" as an overarching brand attribute (or theme). I was wondering if this was something that you and the collector community might be interested in participating with. I know that you usually include models that you’d like to see at the end of the newsletters, but maybe you might want to put all of them on to one master list and then rank them in priority? Again, let me know if this is something that interests you, and how we might be able to put something like this together.
Thanks,
G.

Okay, I have given this idea a lot of thought and I’ve decided to run with this challenge from Gerry. The chance for us collectors to pick models for the 2017 line is an outstanding idea and an opportunity that has never been offered before!!!! In my reports I’ve listed a wide variety of vehicles for consideration. I’ve compiled the list of models (below) along with what report they were in just in case you wish to look at the pictures before deciding. Here is your chance to make a real difference!!!! Now rather than ranking the models according to your favorite, I have decided that anyone who wishes to participate look over the candidates and pick up to 20 models you would love to see made and e-mail them to me at matchboxamb10@outlook.com  I will keep track of everyone’s picks, total them up and release the results in my final report after the Gathering.  I will place a cutoff date of July 12th at midnight for your lists. So…… now it is up to the collector’s community to get to work. I’m assuming that there are no guarantees that any of our picks will make it to production, but in the same breath, there’s no reason to believe they won’t someday. I look forward to receiving your lists. Thank you for participating. Larry

2017 Model Ideas List
August 19th Report:
Polaris 700 Twin      1975 AMC Pacer      2014 Honda Crosstour      1948 Tucker Torpedo
1971 Buick Riviera
September 2nd Report
Ford Capri II Turbo      Bombardier B-12 Snowmobile      Bedford TK-1 Fire Vehicle     
Toyota Land Cruiser F-70 Troopy      1968 Chevy Impala      1967 Ford Galaxie Fastback 
Austin FX4 Taxi      1967 MGB GT
September 18th Report
1970 Chevy Nova SS350      Asphalt Spreader      Prius Taxi      The Schwimmwagen
2015 Kai Soul EV      2015 Ford Mustang      Speed Trap Trailer
October 10th Report
1986 Mitsubishi Mills-Tui Pumper     1993 Chevy Caprice Police Car      2008 Nissan GT-R
2015 Dodge Viper      Asphalt Grinder      Paymaster Semi Tractor      BMW i8      2016 Audi RS7
October 22nd Report
1962 Divco Delivery Van      1961 Ferrari      Ford Tri-Motor      Deepflight Submersible  
VW XL Sport      1992 Fiat Tipo      Toyota FJ      Airstream Trailer    
November 5th Report
1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88      1990 Honda NSX     2010 Lancia New Stratos      2013 Jaguar F-Type
Airport Luggage Vehicle      BMW R-75 w/sidecar      Site Dumper      2011 Nissan Juke




November 25th Report
Oshkosh Cement Mixer      Hino Cement Truck      International Paystar Cement Truck
1986 Isuzu JCS Rural Fire Engine      1960 Dennis Fire Truck      Scania Bus      Porsche Macon
Mazda Miata MX-5      2015 Chevy Corvette Z-06      2015 Toyota Highlander
2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat       Segway 
December 12th Report
2012 Ford Focus      2012 Mazda CX5      2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat      2015 Mustang Rocket
Audi A9     2015 Chrysler 300 Hellcat     2012 Volvo S60 Polest     Bedford Water Truck       
Bentley   SUV
December 22nd Report
2015 McLaren 650S      Hyundai i20      2013 Ford Fiesta ST      Volkswagen Atacama      
1990 Jaguar XJR-1      Honda Pilot      Volkswagen Vision Gran Turismo
January 8th Report
1958 Ford Edsel Corsair      1960 Chevy El Camino      1992 Aston Martin Vantage     
 2016 Ford Bronco      1963 Ford Thunderbird      Volkswagen Tristar      Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser
January 27th Report
1981 Checker Police Car      1981 Checker Fire Chief Car      2014 VW Golf      2016 Toyota Mirai
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune     2016 Ford GT     2016 Toyota Supra     Infiniti Q60      Jaguar XJS
February 10th Report
1959 Aston-Martin DB4     2014 BMW i3     2014 Porsche 918 Spyder      1973 Lamborghini Jarma 
1990 Scania G93M Fire Engine      2011 Opel Insignia opc Unlimited      2012 Volkswagen Up
2014 Jaguar xfr-s Sportbrake



February 27th Report
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco     2013 Subaru Lavorg      2015 Volvo XC90      2009 Alfa Romeo Brera
Dump Truck Trailer     Shipping Container Trailer      2015 Nissan March Nismo      
2014 Lamborghini Asterion     Ford F-750 Super Duty Fire Truck    2016 Kia K900     2016 Mazda 3
Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck      2016 Ford Transit
     March 16th Report
1953 Studebaker Starliner      Kia Sportspace Concept      Donkervoort D8 GTO     
 Audi RS3 Sportback      1974 Plymouth Duster      Cement Mixer Trailer    
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder-Weissac      Flybridge Cabin Cruiser 
March 30th Report
1976 Chevy Monte Carlo     2014 Maserati Gran Turismo     BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo Convertible
1994 Venturi 400GT      Holden Special Vehicles / HSV Ge-F GTS       Honda Civic R-Type    
  1971 Plymouth Duster Super Bee
April 13th Report
1967 Pontiac GTO      2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude      Can-Am Spyder F3 
Citroen Xsara Picasso Tunning 3      1959 Plymouth Fury      2015 Polaris Slingshot     
2015 Volkswagen Crafter
May 4th Report
2015 Aston-Martin Vulcan     1973 BMW 3.0 CSL      1930 Cadillac Fleetwood     
2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen      1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec     Honda Civic Concept
2016 Volvo XC-90      1954 Hudson Hornet      2016 Porsche Boxster      2015 Chevy Tahoe 
2016 Chevy Malibu



May 19th Report
1939 Dodge Sedan Police Car      1947 Series 62 Convertible      1991 BMW Nazca C2      
2013 SAAB 9-3      2016 Nissan Maxima      2016 Ford Focus      Volkswagen GT1 Roadster
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT-5
June 4th Report
Toyota FT-1 Concept      Subaru STI Performance Concept    Chevrolet FNR Concept
Maserati Alfieri Concept      Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman Concept   Nissan Sway
Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible      Honda Concept C     Bentley EXP10 Concept
June 15th Report
1979 Pontiac Tran Am     1980 Firebird Red Bird / Sky Bird / Yellow Bird     Volvo 850 T-5R
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE     2014 Audi S8-4     2016 Chevy Camaro     2015 Kia Sorento

June 26th Report
Army Duck     Bedford Army Personal Carrier     GMC Canteen Lunch Wagon     Aquada Car-Boat
2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT     Kia Tral’ster Concept     2016 Hyundai Tucson     
Chevrolet Chaparral 2x Vision GT     1995 Ford GT90 Concept       2014 BMW M3  
 Aston-Martin DBX      Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 3

July “?” Report
1971 Checker Marathon Wagon   1954 Willys Jeep Wagon & Sedan Delivery   Austin Mini Pickup
Toyota FJ45     

Matchbox Crash Game (1970)






14 comments:

  1. A 2006 chevy colbalt? 1970 chevy implay? Please please please those were my grandpas cars. he is 70 right now would love to get him those

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  2. A 2006 chevy colbalt? 1970 chevy implay? Please please please those were my grandpas cars. he is 70 right now would love to get him those

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  3. Yes, 1970 Nova SS350, right there in the september list! Please make it so. As a clean cut, no frills two door coupe, it's exactly the kind of Muscle/Classic American car Matchbox should be looking into. Plus, the worn out Hot Wheels Nova is the only version of it available right now, this car deserves way more recognition than that...

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  4. Wait, someone suggested the Fiat Tipo? Was it me? I don't really remember, might have been. Anyways, if you do a Tipo, you gotta do the best one, the 1995 Fiat Tipo Sedicivalvole, in two door guise obviously.

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    1. I think, the Tipo looks better in the original 5-door form.

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    2. search for a Majorette version...

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  5. The Aston is beautiful! But it looks too similar to the 2012 release. At least they could have given a different colour like dark metallic red or racing green (both official Aston colours). The Mack fire truck is also brilliant. Glad that my Ford GT90, M3 and Quattroporte made it! Thank you, Larry! Lastly, I shall be sending those 20 cars to you. Expect them soom.

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  6. The 2015 Chevy tahoe Should be release this year

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  7. The ford gt90 was already made by hot wheels

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  8. Where's the Porsche Cayman GT4 in the choices? I want to get that one in MBX.

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  9. Second gen. SAAB 9000 Aero (1993-98)

    http://en.autowp.ru/saab/9000/ii/5804/pictures/

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  11. Why did they shorten the Mack CF? Or why did they show the full long (3D printed) version???

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  12. What case will the jeep willys pickup come out of?.

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