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"Matchbox; 63 Years of Figure Production " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

"Matchbox. The brand does not need an introduction. And besides that there are much better websites with summaries, listings, even about boxes only, and there is a club. Thus what else do we have to say here? Well, this is a website about plastic soldiers and figures, and Matchbox made 118 different poses of them in their 63 years of history. This does not include the regular soldier boxes, elsewhere mentioned on this site.

The very first Matchbox vehicle produced, the 1953 number 1a Road Roller, included already a driver, although of course not plastic. So Matchbox made a proper start right away! This article will be about ALL other figures ever produced by Matchbox.

A complete list of military vehicles produced by Matchbox is included as well. Although that is not the purpose of this website I know that most of you are military enthusiasts or simple and straight forward war gamers (like myself), thus vehicles might be of interest…"
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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

I saw that on PSR – and have now identified a few loose figures that I never did know quite where they'd come from!

14Bore22 Apr 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

You know I cry every time someone brings these up, I had lots of them and threw them out long ago.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2017 3:04 p.m. PST



Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

I kept the cars and still have them. My parents bought be a caring case, so I stupidly threw out the boxes.

Legion 424 Apr 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Wish I had all that I had when I was a kid. They go for some good money on eBay, depending on condition …

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