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Monday, April 3, 2017

Case Report: 2017 Matchbox F Case


This will be quick.  With Hot Wheels you can count on International cases hitting hobby dealers a few weeks before the big box stores.  That hasn't been the case lately with Matchbox, so many of you have already encountered the 2017 F Case in stores.

That said, I like to document what I can, and Wheel Collectors of course photographed the F Case contents as they opened one.  And it is below.  You can find all the models at Wheel Collectors now:

Matchbox 2017 F Case at Wheel Collectors

As always, here are the models as they were pulled 3-by-3.  There are some definite highlights.  Let me know what you think.

Enjoy.











22 comments:

  1. Custom van, Challenger and Landie

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  2. The Chevy Van is nice but its too bad the dimensions are off on the drivers door, that window looks way too small.

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  3. As far as licensed cars this is probably one of the best cases I have seen in a while.

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  4. One of the best cases we have seen in a while for matchbox

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  5. Why is the Road Tripper in the same design as 2011? What the hell Matchbox?

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    1. I noticed the Swamp Raider is a repeat design as well. However, it is a slightly darker color (I think) and the casting is modified with more plastic and without the tent in the bed.

      Personally, I hope the recent number of repeat liveries on non-licensed models and the Ford Ambulance is a cost saving measure to allow for more licensed models.

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    2. Not a fan of recycling liveries less than 10 years old. It seems that the Matchbox team has been downsized to the point that they don't have enough manpower to come up with an original livery for each model in the range.

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    3. Don't matter to me i don't have to buy it.

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  6. Ok, what's with the Road Tripper? This is the same deco as when it came out several years ago. What's the story?

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  7. Another big step forward, I hope at some point they can release a case of mostly licsened models. I think if they trend towards licsened models it should boost sales,If they haven't already. They are doing a superb job with them.

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  8. I can't help but wonder if the names on the Desert Thunder are real members of the Matchbox team...

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  9. I personally think generics are not needed
    Hotwheels should be able to make 250 cars using real life models
    Time for new supercars

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    1. i like the fantasy models draggin wagon is my favorite

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  10. I like swift shuttle and the snow thrasher cool fantasy models

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  11. Nice custom 95 Chevy Van variation ..... some vans have the motorcycle and others only have the spare tire.

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    1. yes.. it was surprising.. i found the variation pair too

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  12. Is the Road Tripper a new MAN but retooled one? I remember the deco was the recolor of 2011 basic 1-100. Mattel once announced to make an altered cast as MB836 in about 2015. We never saw that happen. Another thought is the word "tripper" in German aka something awkard or bad meaning, so another similar 4x4 school bus was renamed from "Field Tripper" to "Scholar Hauler".

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