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Matchbox the 50th Anniversary GB (8 Jan - 5 June 2022)


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@Rabbit Leader aka Dave

Has brought our attention to the fact that if his calculations and history are correct, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Matchbox (Lesney Products) kit releases. Yet another one of those great British plastic kit manufacturers now lost to childhood memories. 
 

So anyone up for another Matchbox Classic GB ?

 

Cheers Pat

 

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Please note all reboxings of Matchbox kits are naturally included.

 

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A superb idea Pat.   Sadly nothing currently available in my stash  -  so I can't commit to support.

But I will commit to put that right, if model shows are able to resume later in the summer.

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1 hour ago, JOCKNEY said:

@Rabbit Leader aka Dave

Has brought our attention to the fact that if his calculations and history are correct, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the first Matchbox (Lesney Products) kit releases. Yet another one of those great British plastic kit manufacturers now lost to childhood memories. 
 

So anyone up for another Matchbox Classic GB ?

 

Cheers Pat

 

Pat.... you naughty little boy! 

I swore to myself that I’d better refrain from future Group Builds until I can actually finish off all those silly half starts littered around the house.... but this suggestion has hit a nerve and pricked my ears! I also think it may be the third rendition of a Matchbox GB, so you’d better retitle it to #3 or “Matchbox @ 50 or something corny like that!. 

 

Now to remind myself of what it feels like to actually finish a kit, let me delve into a spot of nostalgia and post these two examples of Matchbox’s finest. 

Cheers and you’d better count me in.. Dave 

 

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Will this include Revell re-issues? I have an He-115 and Do-18 in the stash so count me in.

 

Davey.

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Add me to the list as well Pat, I have a Percival Provost and a Skyknight in the 'Round Tuit' pile, and I think that somewhere I have a Revell re-box of the Victor. This T2 Buckeye was my only effort for Matchbox II way back in 2017.

 

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by John L, on Flickr

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Oh yes please, I will join! I have a Matchbox Stranraer which would be suitable!

 

Look forward to this one hopefully,

 

Ray

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I forgot to say;

I'm still 'finishing' some Matchbox kits start in Round 2!    :whistle:

And I have some I intended to do then but never started so they might get dug out again  B)

Can I beat my personal record of builds during Round 3?   :hmmm:

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Count me in, too... I’ve got several more of the cars to do including the Packard Victoria, MG and several variants of 935, plus the Stranraer flying boat if I decide to go nuts!

 

Seeing those bases brings back memories! Our CBK SIG Matchbox display in 2008 was laid out in just the same way...

best,

M.

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13 hours ago, Ray S said:

Oh yes please, I will join! I have a Matchbox Stranraer which would be suitable!

 

Look forward to this one hopefully,

 

Ray

 

Oh, I forgot! I also have three Revell re-boxings of Matchbox Twin Otters so I will have plenty to choose from!

 

Yours,

 

Ray the forgetful

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Actually just realised I do have the Revell boxing of the Renault FT and the Char in the stash. Only one colour plastic though.

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Why not!

 

Seem to have a goodly number of their 1/76 armour models both in the stash and on the go...

 

IanJ

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Yes please count me in. After the enjoyment I got from the Heller GB I would like this very much.

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As a big Matchbox fan count me in.

Still got more than a 100 + in my stash.

 

Cheers,

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Yes please Pat.  Time to dust off the MG TC (unless someone else is going to build one :wicked:?)

 

Cheers

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