Yesterday, the Matchbox Gathering of Friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico ended. Before it was over, the Matchbox design team presented the poster shown above. It displays new castings being released for the 2016 line! The new castings are:

(All realistic castings are in in bold.)

  • Locomotive Train
  • Freightliner Fire Engine
  • 3 Axle Explorer
  • Zamboni Ice Machine
  • Ice Vehicle
  • Coast Guard Helicopter
  • Amphibious Vehicle
  • 2014 Ford Transit News Van
  • Side Tipping Dump Truck
  • 1968 Mustang “Mudstang” (prepro below)
  • Double Wheel Tractor
  • Off Road Camper
  • 2015 Mazda Miata
  • 1990 VW Transporter Crew Cab
  • 2015 Chrysler 300
  • X -Ray Truck
  • 2015 Corvette Police Car
  • Yacht
  • Airport Bus
  • Big Rig Wrecker
  • Horizontal Excavator
  • Side - By - Side ATV
  • 2015 Volvo V60 Wagon
  • 2015 Dodge Ram Police Truck
  • 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX

My thoughts? Still a lot of fantasy/”Matchbox Original” castings, but there are more real cars, namely the VW Transporter, Mazda Miata, and Volvo V60 wagon. The Mudstang is . . . . unique. We’ll have to see what that one looks like in final production form.

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What do you think? Any particular favorites?

All photos and information from the Matchbox Collector’s Gathering Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/mcgathering/ph…