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Realtoy Nissan NV200 Taxi and Tomica Mazda Bongo Friendee
There are more Nissan vans out there than just the Prairie from Matchbox,
including the Tomica Dandy first-generation Prairie.   Here are two versions that have different
missions, a 1990’s Mazda-based van designed for camping and a recent Nissan van
that a...
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Matchbox 1990 Nissan Prairie and Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Spyder
Matchbox cars from Japan automakers have seen limited success over the
years, sometimes coming in groups of waves with the first in the 1970’s and
1980’s.   In the 1990’s even during the
Tyco-era there was a few unique castings from Japan that are still uni...
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Matchbox 2004 Honda Element
During the 2000’s a strange sensation started up in the automotive world:
boxy car-based vehicles such as the Scion xB and the Honda Element.   These vehicles were designed for younger
buyers who prefer a more adventurous lifestyle and need a vehicle to fit...
Matchbox 2004 Honda Element
Matchbox 2004 Honda Element
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Johnny Lightning 1993 Ford F-150’s
One of the best truck castings for Johnny Lightning out there currently
(aside from the classic 1965 Chevy C-10) is the 1993 Ford F-150 casting.   Introduced in 2013 the F-150 was designed as
the high-performance Lightning truck, yet the color palette is li...
Johnny Lightning 1993 Ford F-150’s
Johnny Lightning 1993 Ford F-150’s
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Johnny Lightning 1965 Chevrolet C-10 pickup
One of the most popular pickup truck castings at Johnny Lightning is this
1965 Chevy C-10.   It is pure metal,
classic American design, and looks good in any color.   It’s no surprise that second hand prices are high
and enough for Johnny Lightning to retur...
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Hot Wheels Chevrolet Phone Truck and Oshkosh Snow Plow
Hot Wheels used to create some nifty commercial trucks and equipment in the
1980’s before Mattel bought Matchbox and before Hot Wheels would be considered
a cool car company only concerned about making cool cars and trucks.   Case in point is the Phone Truc...
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Matchbox Mercedes Scaffolding Truck and Bedford Site Hut Truck
While we collectors appreciate finely detailed diecast models of real
vehicles, some of us and especially kids like the functioning parts like
opening doors and removable parts.   The
last area is a grey area because companies must decide if opening or remo...
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Road Champs Chevrolet Step Van
You have to give credit for diecast manufacturers who come up with some
interesting castings that also have play value.   Sure, a nicely done casting is great for collectors yet rather lame in
features for kids whereas a vehicle with play value may look gre...
Road Champs Chevrolet Step Van
Road Champs Chevrolet Step Van
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Matchbox 1995 Toyota Supra
The fourth-generation Supra is one of the most well-known Japanese sports
cars to car enthusiasts thanks to a starring role in the first “The Fast and
the Furious” movie in 2001 and since then has created all sorts of replica’s
based on the movie car.   Tha...
Matchbox 1995 Toyota Supra
Matchbox 1995 Toyota Supra
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Matchbox BMW I3 and 1990 Volkswagen Golf Country
A bit late to review these, but these are two excellent Matchbox castings
released last year and provide a unique way to move these two-box cars, whether
by electric or by sheer off-road capability. BMW I3 I have reviewed this I3 casting along with the I8 b...
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