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  • What Should Matchbox do for Their 70th Anniversary

    Next year, 2023 will mark Matchbox's 70th annv, I have no clue if they are planning anything, guess we will find out next weekend when The Matchbox Gathering takes place and Lamley posts a video, but I had an idea for something I might like to see them do, and wondered if others had any thoughts on what they might like to see as special models for the anniversary.



    I had thought it might be neat if they made a 7 car set, prefer a complete boxed set over individual models, since we all know one or two will be most popular, and we'd never be able to complete the set unless we resorted to OFAS and paid a premium

    Anyway, the 7 models would be one for each of the decades, maybe they could do a replica of one of the most popular models from each decade, likely the 50's would be the London Bus, and they wouldn't have to replicate the original to scale and all, but the 3 inch version they likely still have the molds for, other decades castings they may have to replicate with new molds, So you get the idea. Maybe they could share photos of the originals they represent on the back of the box.

    When they get to the 2020's being too early in the decade to tell what is one of the most popular, they should do an all new model of something that reflects what people have been liking in the past few years.

    That's just one idea that came to mind, I could get more detailed about the models in the set, but I was just tying to keep the introduction to the thread shorter, but please get as detailed. as you like, if you care to share your ideas.
    Doug

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    Gonna need a new Coronation Coach soon enough...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Douglas View Post

      When they get to the 2020's being too early in the decade to tell what is one of the most popular, they should do an all new model of something that reflects what people have been liking in the past few years.
      US oddballs for the win. How about an IH Metro van to go with the Divco, a '40 Graham Hollywood to go with the interwar era stuff, a Diamond T or Reo pickup or White cabover (either a 3000 or a 5000/Royalite) to go with the Ford C-series, or a Kaiser, Packard or Studebaker of some kind to go with all the 50s stuff. Maybe a Nash Airflyte or Metropolitan or a Gremlin even.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jt3 View Post
        Gonna need a new Coronation Coach soon enough...
        I forgot all about that, that would be a great stand alone model to have if they didn't even do anything more.
        Doug

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post

          US oddballs for the win. How about an IH Metro van to go with the Divco, a '40 Graham Hollywood to go with the interwar era stuff, a Diamond T or Reo pickup or White cabover (either a 3000 or a 5000/Royalite) to go with the Ford C-series, or a Kaiser, Packard or Studebaker of some kind to go with all the 50s stuff. Maybe a Nash Airflyte or Metropolitan or a Gremlin even.
          I'm liking those ideas, especially the Gremlim, that's sure to be a hot seller for years to come, even kids might like it for its unusual shape, and name.
          Doug

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jt3 View Post
            Gonna need a new Coronation Coach soon enough...
            And it would be neat if they would offer it in 1/64th scale and release it in such a way that all collectors had an opportunity to get one. Wishful thinking, I suspect but to me that would be a neat anniversary model for collectors in the scale most of us collect.

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            • #7
              Has anyone forgotten that Mattel originally suggested 1952-2002 was Matchbox's 50th Anniversary?
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              See this
              Collection 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air for that date:
              LINK: https://www.ebay.com/itm/25553921986...0aAiiOEALw_wcB

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              • #8
                The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

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                • #9
                  i dont think mattel knows what they are going to do for their anniversary.

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                  • #10
                    It would be really cool if to celebrate their 70th, they could find some way to get models on store shelves.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pegers View Post
                      i dont think mattel knows what they are going to do for their anniversary.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
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                        is their ideas so far.

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                        • #13
                          I was thinking they might not do much for the 70th, if they are making plans for the 75th, I guess that would be a bigger annv year anyways.
                          Doug

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                          • #14
                            give us a modern Double Decker Bus!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by microbuss View Post
                              give us a modern Double Decker Bus!

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