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REVIEW: Lesney Matchbox London Trolley Bus REVIEW: Lesney Matchbox London Trolley Bus

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Matchbox 56a, the London Trolley Bus. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1965, and is something from a different era seldom-seen today:

[REVIEW] Tomica Toyota Celica 1600 GT [REVIEW] Tomica Toyota Celica 1600 GT

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today’s installment is similar in color to last week’s featured vehicle. This is Tomica 26-1, the Toyota Celica 1600 GT. This casting entered the range in October 1971, remaining until July 1978, and is the kind of car that made both Tomica and Toyota popular:

[REVIEW] Majorette Citroen CX [REVIEW] Majorette Citroen CX

Lesney Matchbox time is here aga...ah, fooled ya. In this second installment of mixing it up a little, today we take a look at another non-Matchbox. This is Majorette 265, the Citroen CX. This casting entered the range in 1979, remaining until 1984, and is as Gallic as they come:

[REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Gloria Van [REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Gloria Van

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine a nice piece indeed, Tomica 47-2, the Nissan Gloria Van. This casting entered the range in January 1977, remaining until February 1979, and is a prime example of golden age Tomica:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Foden Sugar Container - another one [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Foden Sugar Container - another one

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, time again for another unboxed model and one that is an actual Matchbox, no tricks this time. This is Lesney Matchbox 10c, the Foden Sugar Container. This casting entered the range in 1960, remaining until 1966, and is a vehicle not seen much in the 21st century:

[REVIEW] Tomica Porsche 930 Turbo [REVIEW] Tomica Porsche 930 Turbo

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a Tomica model of a German car, and this super sports Beetle is as German as it gets. This is Tomica 1-2, the Porsche 930 Turbo. This casting entered the range in July 1979, and is a real beauty:

[REVIEW] Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL [REVIEW] Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. As I hinted in the last review, some of these installments will not be Lesney products. This one isn’t just not a Lesney Matchbox model, but is from their nemesis. Today we examine the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL. This casting entered the range in 1982, and had a long run,…

[REVIEW] Tomica Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing [REVIEW] Tomica Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today’s model fits in with the prior Tomica review, and also suits Easter with its strong colors. This is Tomica 15-2, the Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing. This casting entered the range in January 1976, remaining until May 1979, and is indeed a racy little car:

[REVIEW} Siku Range Rover [REVIEW} Siku Range Rover

One may notice today would usually be a Lesney Matchbox review, instead, let’s mix things up a little. Today we examine Siku 1338/1341, the Range Rover. This casting entered the range in 1978, remaining until 1986, is an excellent model:

[REVIEW] Tomica Mazda Savanna GT - racing version [REVIEW] Tomica Mazda Savanna GT - racing version

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine Tomica 80-2, the Mazda Savanna GT racer. This casting entered the range in January 1978, remaining until February 1980, and is a fine example of an obscure racer:

Tomy Tomica cars set to re-enter North American market, hoping third time is the charm, will revive "Pocket Cars" brand Tomy Tomica cars set to re-enter North American market, hoping third time is the charm, will revive "Pocket Cars" brand

Breaking news! Some of you may have already heard about this.  With a void in premium diecast left by the departure of Majorette, Tomy is slated to bring back Tomica products to North America later this spring, using the 1970s-80s “Pocket Cars” brand for mainline products. Tomy is said to have several warehouses of…

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Jeep Gladiator [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Jeep Gladiator

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, and today we visit a red vehicle of a different type. This is Lesney Matchbox 71b, the Jeep Gladiator. This casting entered the range in 1964, remaining until 1968, and is a shining example of the high quality products Lesney was able to produce by the mid 60s:

[REVIEW] Tomica Colt Galant HT GS [REVIEW] Tomica Colt Galant HT GS

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine the first installment in a series of unboxed Tomica models. This is Tomica 13-1, the (Mitsubishi) Colt Galant HT GS. This casting entered the range in March 1971, remaining until June 1975, and is representative of the early days of Tomica:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox London Bus [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox London Bus

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a bus. This is Lesney Matchbox 5b, the London double decker bus. This casting entered the range in 1957, remaining until 1960, and represents the evolution of the line:

[REVIEW] Tomica Isuzu 117 1800XE [REVIEW] Tomica Isuzu 117 1800XE

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine Tomica 10-2, the Isuzu 117 1800XE. This casting entered the range in August 1974, remaining until December 1980, and is a pleasure to behold:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Wolseley 1500 [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Wolseley 1500

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, and time again for another classic. Today we examine Matchbox 57a, the Wolseley 1500. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining only until 1961, a short run. Although this model had a short tenure and is of diminutive size, it has plenty of charm:

[REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES [REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here again, and this installment is suitable in every way. Today we examine Tomica 20-4, the Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES. This casting entered the range in July 1982, remaining until December 1986, and is a trip back in time to the 80s:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Maserati 4CLT [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Maserati 4CLT

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 52a, the Maserati 4CLT. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1965, and is something from a bygone era of racing:

[REVIEW] Tomica Fiat 131 Abarth Rally [REVIEW] Tomica Fiat 131 Abarth Rally

Tomica time is here again. Like the last installment, this one is a Land of the Rising Sun-day only via the maker of the casting. Today we examine Tomica F11-2, the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally. This casting entered the range in March 1979, and is something from another era:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Ford Thames Van [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Ford Thames Van

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, time again for a classic. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 59a, the Ford Thames Van. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1963, and is a perfect representative of the era:

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