It has been fun reading all your guesses for my Top 5 Matchbox castings. I won't say at this point if anyone got all five right - that comes next week with the Top 5 unveiling, but let's just say I am touched that so many of you actually read the blog. It makes me want to keep writing, which I love to do.
But keep those guesses coming. Soon too I want to see what your Top 5 Matchbox models are. And with such an active Matchbox Design Team over at Mattel watching this kind of stuff, I think we can tell them a lot about what models should make an appearance in future lines.
Among those guesses, the Matchbox Tesla Model S has been mentioned a lot. And while I will neither confirm nor deny whether or not it is in my Top 5, I can say it would be no surprise if it is. The model is fantastic. And I think most collectors agree with me. The model has fetched high prices on eBay, and sits on the pegs about as long as a Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt.
It is what Matchbox has always been, or should have always been about. Great car to replicate, perfectly designed and executed, and beautifully decorated in a realistic color and precise details. This doesn't need to be a chase model to be on everyone's want list.
Well, we are happy to report we are going to see it again. The Tesla is being recolored in 2015, this time in dapper Midnight Blue. The Matchbox Team provided this pic for us to admire:
It looks great, and might be even more sharp than the red version. We will have to wait and see. All I do know is it already has a place in the collection. Well, all versions of the Tesla will have a place in the collection...
Your thoughts? Who is in on the Tesla?