Sunday, October 11, 2015
Opening a huge box of Golden Era Matchbox...
I had a little fun today.
And considering my office is still torn up following last weekend's flood, and I have been working the last few days trying to prevent another flood, this was a refreshing break.
A few days ago I bought a small loose collection of Matchbox. I have been touting the brand for awhile now, showing how great Matchbox was only a few years ago, and watching with the rest of you as they slowly return to glory. Needless to say, since meeting the new team at the Matchbox Gathering in July (follow them at @matchboxworld on Instagram), and learning about where things are going, I have been on a massive Matchbox kick.
And that prompted me to want to fill in some gaps on my "Golden Era" collection. I have called 2006 to 2010 the last golden era of Matchbox, where realism was the focus and variety was the fun. There are so many nice models from that time, and I want to make sure I have a good representation of those models.
So I called an old friend who is thinning out his collection, and a few days later three very heavy packages arrived:
Today I opened the first package, and without even unwrapping one model I was happy with my decision to buy these. It also was further evidence that Matchbox should ALWAYS be opened.
And the fun continued from there. So many cool models. Standard releases, recolors, even special series like Stars of Cars. It is amazing the output and variety of models. So many of these would be so popular today, and maybe some of these tools are still in good enough condition for a rebirth. We will have to see.
I only opened one box, and here are some of the highlights. Two more boxes later this week...