I've recently started noticing that Matchbox cars seem to be becoming rarer and rarer in these parts. I don't even think that Toys 'R Us I visited on Sunday (didn't buy anything from them) even stocked any anymore. Considered how badly I want that 1M (and now that I found a list an increasing amount of the 2014 roster), this isn't making me happy.

As frustrating as it is, I can't help but think that this is the end result of scalpers/insider deals in these parts. With that lot (and the Malaysian ones are again, a very hardworking lot) about, all the desirable ones get snapped up within seconds, if they even hit the pegs. All that's left is the infamous Wallful 'O Construction Vehicles most people (myself included) lack interest in. As a result, less actual sales leads to less stock turnover, which leads to less new stock and eventually outright discontinuation. Ugh. *places head against wall* Me and that tiny 1M (to name one) are a star-crossed bunch, eh?