Below are a list of some links that also provide further reference. The synopsis are there as an honest guide to the character of the site and the quality of information provided.
|Matchbox Collectors Forum
For those who wish to discuss the current trends in the Matchbox brand without fear of posts being deleted or over-zealously policed. Come in and join the debate.
This forum is officially endorsed by matchbox1-75.co.uk
|Vintage British made diecast toy collectors forum
Nick Jones runs this forum discussing all that is good about Lesney, matchbox and the old days. By far the best place to discuss vintage Matchbox. Highly recommended.
|Matchbox Toys Official Site
Flash driven site listing the US&A 1-100 (??!) range. For some reason the matchbox.co.uk re-directs to the US&A site – not a clever move, as 25 of the models listed are not available for ROW consumption. Marketing genius by Mattel……
|Christian Falkensteiner’s Matchbox Information
PageChristian is a knowledgeable historian of the Matchbox 1-75 range, and has a love affair with Citroen to boot. If you have a question, and if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can ask Christian a question (cue A-Team theme music)
|Michael’s Matchbox® Page
German collector Michael Roehr‘s
|Matchbox Memories: The No.1 Site for Collector’s of older Matchbox
Mick Flack resides in
|malcolm’s diecast showroom
Malcolm Brooks is a thirty-summat chap from the US & A. His site not looks at Matchbox 1-75, but other brands as well, such as Tonka, and Hot Wheels. There are also some beautifully photographed pictures of models that are in his collection, and that alone makes the visit
|ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MATCHBOX TOYS
This site is the work of Shabbir Malik, a collector of Matchbox 1-75, who lives in New York (that is in the US & A as well). The site is a huge resource centre for 1-75, and has a tremendous amount of information available. However, as Shabbir resides in North America, the focus is on that region, and not on Europe.
The navigation of the site is shockingly bad, and it is not that easy to get around, and the site has been neglected since 2004, so the information – although historically valid – is not current.
A huge site aiming to catalogue every toy ever made! Steadily growing in size it has a wealth of information not only on Matchbox, but other brands as well.
|“The main focus of the site are the collection gallery, which pictures a private collection of toy cars and a restoration section, which deals with the repair, restoration and customization
of small scale toy cars by manufacturers such as Matchbox, Majorette, Siku, Tomica, Norev, Johnny Lightning etc. The scales shown vary from 1:50 to 1:75 and all fit under the general terms “1:64” or “3 inches”.”
A beautifully presented site and all models are very well photographed. Have to admit, I am a bit jealous of Sini’s talents………
|Dan’s Matchbox Picture Pages
For those of you who are into MAN numbers for all Matchbox models, this is possibly the best resource site around. A wonderful collection of very well taken pictures, and also the source of many revised model images that appear on this site. A lot of work has gone into the site, and is regularly updated with new pictures.
“Little Wheels: On-Line Die Cast Car Museum and Shop: thousands of die-casts in big bright pictures with an easy to use search engine and lots of good background information”
This is a good site – not only does it show models for sale from all manufacturers, but there are a wealth of pictures and information about the 1:1 models themselves – always a good thing.
|Andrew Wood’s collection of die-casts on line based on the Great Book of Corgi but now expanded to include Matchbox, Dinky, Vanguards and Days Gone models
a nice little section on MB to be found here with some rather juicy photos to boot – worth a look.
A great site with hunderds of pictures of diecast, and a very comprehensive collection for the 1-75 range, some of which will are used for this website. Site also covers
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