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Art & Inspiration Someone at Matchbox gets it...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by el Scotto, May 25, 2020.

  1. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,354

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I’m not a die cast collector like some of y’all but I thought this one was pretty neat!

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  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,387

    from Oregon

    I like it .:cool:
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  3. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,817


    and kind of how the collecting of them starts......

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  4. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,609


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  5. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,064

    from wareham,ma

    The artwork is dead nuts
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  6. All that detail to only use stock wheels from other cars. :(
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  7. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,642

    from Colorado

    Matchbox is owned by Mattel and is now part of the Hot Wheels division
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  8. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,338

    from Wa.St.

    Has Rolling Bone's all over it...…………………till I looked at the wheels & tires! The art work on the package wheels & tires are different than on the model.
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
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  9. There is also a chopped and channeled 35/36 truck in their collection. It's fenderless, no hood sides that reveal a flathed, and the suspension detail is spot on. Another neat one they recently released is the "SoCalPlating" coupe, but they don't call it that.

    s-l400.jpg mp36ford.jpg
  10. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,925

    from norcal

    Careful, that’s how addiction starts
  11. "Start" HAHAHAH Yep when I was a wee tot. It just scaled up slowly. Still buy 1/64, 1/24, 1/18, and 1/1 scale stuff.
  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 18,158


    These are all little dynamics that keep the dream alive. What we do here at the Hamb helps fuel the movement and it's certainly a force amongst the Newer trends...good to see really...
  13. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,975

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    Matchbox cars is how I got started. I didn't need the hot rod versions back in the early 60's to start the fire.
  14. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,144

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Cool. Here's to hoping it'll inspire at least a few of our youngest generation to fall in love with old cars/Hot Rods!
    Hot Wheels got me started back in '68 along with model cars.
  15. I talked with a guy at Hershey one year that had been an engineer for General Motors for years. he quit and went to work for matchbox designing cars. I asked hi if that was a "step up" and he replied; "at GM I designed lots of parts for cars, at Matchbox I get to design the whole thing" he was a real car guy, I wish I remembered his name, I wonder if it was him that designed those.?
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  16. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,356

    abe lugo

    you may be thinking of Harry Bradley. It’s actually Hot Wheels. He did the first year, the first 16 actually.
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  17. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,356

    abe lugo

    It’s nice to be the only Matchbox Die Cast Designer and the lead for Matchbox. I get to do my car or cars.
    Thanks for the nice words. I try to keep the peace with Marketeers and Management. I have to balance the line with all genres of vehicles. Not just Hotrods., everything. It is what Matchbox is about. All vehicles in small scale.
    We are not part of the Hot Wheels divisions. We are all under the Wheels group at Mattel.
    I might as well put a plug for @matchboxworld on Instagram. I also have to run that.
    Here is the link
    There are less posts recently but check it out. Still busy,busy. More HAMB friend vintage and Classic cars coming in the future.
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    Last edited: May 25, 2020
  18. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    So you're THE guy? Well done, sir!
  19. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 130

    from Avoca WI

    I like it.....except for the snow tires
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  20. bodymanmp
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    pick up 4 saturday,big lots,$1 a piece
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  21. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,586


    We should have a HAMB Wall of Fame!
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  22. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,354

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I certainly wasn’t expecting the big cheese to chime in on this thread!! Well done, sir!!

    I don’t suppose there’s a dry lakes ‘29 Ford roadster coming up! :D
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  23. Loved this casting has a rolling bones look to it for sure!
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  24. Someone sent me this, and I thought Wow, just like mine! Then he told me about photoshop.
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  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 18,158


    Must be from the North Country...Authentic Daily Driver Hotrods...from the Good Ole Days...:D
  26. Way cool! Neat to see that companies like this are true members of the community. Thanks for representing our little niche world!
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  27. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,356

    abe lugo

    Sometimes you have to make do with the wheels available to you. These are 1-2 dollar kids toys at the end of the day. More good stuff coming. Work has not gotten easier lately either.
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  28. Heres another awesome casting theyve done in the past year

    Attached Files:

  29. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,670


    Any plans to make INDY 500 cars? Sure would be nice to have a full field from every year 1911-1965. :) Have your cars ever been featured on "How Things are Made"? Must be something to kick out all that stuff and make a buck.
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  30. Mel
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 544


    Matchbox has had some good stuff coming through in recent years. Here are two of my favorite castings Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG

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