Matchbox Monday

The Matchbox MBX Construction II set of toy vehicles.

I love toys — always have and always will. When I was a young boy, I was especially fond of toy dinosaurs, Matchbox vehicles, and building scale models, to name a few.

I always check the toy department whenever I visit stores that stock, well, toys. I was delighted to find a small selection of Matchbox toys during a recent trip to Target. After looking at every box hanging on a display wall, I chose the MBX Construction II set. In my opinion, commercial vehicles have more character than say most automobiles.

According to the side panel of the packaging, the following vehicles are included in the toy set (from right to left, relative to the preceding photo): Matchbox Skidster; 1966 Dodge A100 Pickup; Matchbox Water Worker; Man TGS Dump Truck; and 2014 Chevy Silverado.

Related Resource: Matchbox toys at Mattel Shop.

Post Update

I stumbled across a YouTube video that features two favorite Lesney Matchbox toys from my childhood: the yellow “Evening News” van; and the red double-decker bus.

Video outtake courtesy ToyCarCollector.com.

As I mentioned in the comments for this post, I need to find my old Matchbox toys!

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3 Responses to “Matchbox Monday”

  1. Wally Jones Says:

    Your post conjured up some great memories. We bought our kids matchbox vehicles as they were growing up and found some neat ones when we lived in Europe.

    Yes – they were for the “kids” – honest. 🙂

    • waltersanford Says:

      There are two or three Matchbox vehicles from my youth stored somewhere in my house, although I haven’t found them as of this writing. I’m so old that they are the original Matchbox toys made by “Lesney,” a company in England. I need to get more serious about finding those little treasures!

  2. Chris Traynor Says:

    Great post. I too had a thing for Matchbox vehicles and have a few kicking around in my mom’s attic somewhere. Recently, I purchased a die cast version of my first ever car. An AMC Javelin. I couldn’t resist. It’s Ho scale or close about. The internet offers up lots of temptations if you allow yourself to get carried away. I restrained myself. I still have boxes of all the WWII scale models I built. I had every armoured vehicle of the war of any significance. I rather miss the days of assembling and painting them. It was an excellent hobby.

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