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I actually really like the Beach Maintenance Dump Truck and the Chevy 4x4. Very creative for both of them!
 

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At least one company division is still making cars for kids, i personally don't dig them, i loved mbx for thier realism..
 

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Good for you... you like these.
Mattel has literally killed the brand.
All I see at the matchbox pegs are generic trucks, generic off-roaders, generic emergencies with "creative" graphics but absolutely no cars...
I'm still on the look out for the blue mini cooper converitble which is nowhere to find.

Sorry about the rant.
 

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I'm not one bit excited over the Matchbox line any more. I really do not like the busy tampos.

Matchbox's allure has always been realism for me as well.

I hope it doesn't last long---please go back to the less gaudy paint jobs.
 

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I don`t mind some mb being this way for my kids however they are starting to have nothing else to buy. The latest release having the ZR1 with white tires is just a joke. They need to get back to making decent cars as their castings are great usually
 

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What a waste. Just kill the brand and fold the rigs and planes in Hot Wheels already, you know you want to Mattel. The last MBX I picked up was the CTS wagon.
 

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What a waste. Just kill the brand and fold the rigs and planes in Hot Wheels already, you know you want to Mattel. The last MBX I picked up was the CTS wagon.
they actually have a lot of potential. For one example,the corvette ZR1. I don`t even collect these cars in any brand however mb did such a great job with this car I actually have them in my collection.IMO,they did this casting better than anyone
 

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Yes I agree, the older iterations of that casting are great, but not the 2012 versions.

The only model I plan, right now, on buying is the Ford Explorer Interceptor...but I'm a Ford guy.
 

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Mattel has literally killed the brand.
All I see at the matchbox pegs are generic trucks, generic off-roaders, generic emergencies with "creative" graphics but absolutely no cars...
I'm still on the look out for the blue mini cooper converitble which is nowhere to find.

Sorry about the rant.
I feel the same way. Matchbox has gotten less than $10 from me this year, and won't be getting any more. In fact, these days I don't bother perusing the die-cast aisles at all.
 

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A little something for....... NO ONE!

:freak: I am totaly on Board with what all of the naw sayers are saying. I have totly lost intrest in MB I mean I would spend big money one the latest lines, but lately the line is STRAIGHT GARBAGE. I mean I would not even buy any of whats out there for a 4yr. old let alone something that I would put in my collection. O well guess I have to pull out the old cases and remember on paradise and times lost.
Hey Mattle, ya mind putting our Brand back to where it once was & that was kickin HW hindparts. I mean come-on white tires on casting (Really)

STRAIGHT GARBAGE:(
 

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I actually bought a handful of Matchbox today. I like the new Crop Duster model, and couldn't believe they already did a recolor of it. I bought the new 4x4 Chevy and the sister truck the 4x4 Dodge.
 
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