I've only got a smattering of Matchbox, since most of my collection is made up of Johnny Lightnings and Hot Wheels. Here's a nice Firebird from 2010.
Scott Moen is the ultimate Ford Mustang enthusiast and when he offered to part with some of his Johnny Lightning collection, I could not pass them up. The above pics are just a sampling of the great cars that I purchased from Scott.
Scott doesn't have a website, but if you want to see some of his Mustang collection, visit this thread
http://www.garageforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85. You will be amazed.
Brand: Johnny Lightning
Model: various Mustangs, mostly 1st and 2nd generation
Shhh ... don't tell anybody that I have pink cars and trucks in my collection. pictured above:
Pictures 1 and 2: Various pink Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightnings. Mostly mopars but a couple of mustangs thrown into the mix too.
Picture 3: Recent Ice Cream trucks from Matchbox.
Picture 4: Pink Vintage series Hot Wheels, the Demon, Twin Mill, Paddy Wagon, Nomad and Red Baron. Still need the Silhouette, Splittin Image, 32 Ford Vicky, Deora, Custom Mustang, and Mongoose! Halfway there.
Do you remember when Hot Wheels used to use Corgi castings for some of their cars and trucks? This Land Rover Mk II utility vehicle was based on an ex-Corgi model and was issued in 1997, once and only once. There's lots of detail molded into the casting, and would be even better if the front headlights, grill and rear tail lights were highlighted. The Smith Electric tampos are nicely done and it looks very realistic. I'm surprised that Mattel has never reused this casting because I think it would still be a very popular model. It has lots of potential as a panel van with sides used for advertising or they could put some off road rubber tires on it for trail busting. Do you have this one in your collection and would you buy it now if you saw it?
Brand: Hot Wheels
Series: 1997 Mainline series
Model: Land Rover Mk II
Year issued: 1997