Saturday, November 28, 2015
The latest Ambassador Report from Dirk is now up. Read what he has to say about some of the changes in how info is released, and follow the link provided in his text for the report.
As he states, the best way to ask questions to the Matchbox team is though the Ambassador, so be sure to email him any questions you might have. This team will answer them. His email address:
And above all, major congrats to the Ambassador! You will see what we are talking about in the report...
Hallo Matchbox friends,
You surely were all waiting for the next report. Sorry that it did take some time to send it but after you read it you will surely understand the delay.
Things have changed a bit. In the last years the ambassador report was "THE" source for new info from the Matchbox team to the collectors.
You did get all the imformation thru the report - monthly, two-weeks, weekly at least not on the spot.
Times have changed with the new team at Matchbox and I personally think to the better in this direction. You do get pics and info direct from the team on Instagram.
I dare to repeat some major ones in my report here. And also the Lamley blog shows news when they are new!
So for that direction the ambassador report and even my role is surely not so important as it was in the recent years with other teams involved.
For the other direction bringing your concerns, ideas and thoughts forward to the team the ambassador position is still the channel to use.
But of course I need your input! So still feel free to contact me with your belongings.
My friend Marcel Bakker did write an article about the "my first Matchbox" series. Have fun reading it. The My First Matchbox range Page 1.PDF You can change the Page 1 to any Page up to 16 or you use the overview on our club page: http://www.moyshop.de/mccd/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=6
We are work on a solution to have all pages in one document but the pages are quite big at the moment showing good quality pics!
I'm personally busy at the moment with our local XMas club meeting and setting up the new moyshop which will surely be ready in the next couple of days ;)
And also I do send out new flyers like this to our club members: http://www.moyshop.de/images/pdf/flyer1512.pdf
Have a wonderful winter time.
Friday, November 27, 2015
|Tomica Limited Vintage Neo Nissan GT-R Nismo at Japan Booster|
A year ago, the collection was zero. Now it is six.
To say this has been a good year for Tomica Limited Vintage would be an understatement. They continued to do what they do best, creating some amazing classic Japanese cars like the Toyota Crown Wagon and C210 Skyline. Beautifully done, replicated as stock.
But they branched out a bit too. The Nissan IDX concepts from last year were TLV's first foray into contemporary cars, and while the IDX is now history, the models were fantastic. The success with those cars must have opened the gates for more, because 2015 at TLV was all about the Nissan GT-R.
And not just any GT-R, but the VERY current GT-R Nismo, with its massive spoiler and wonderful red trim. Until these were released, Nissan GT-R's in 1:64 had been a disappointment. Hot Wheels, Tomica, Real Toy, even Kyosho hadn't been able to duplicate the lines and stance of the GT-R. Tomica Limited Vintage, thankfully but not surprisingly, nailed it.
And that started with the Nismo in March, and then the Nismo N-Attack (N meaning Nurburgring) in April. Now TLV is back with two more N-Attacks, one in black and the other in the very unique Time-Attack livery.
I was already excited about the two Nismo GT-R's once I knew they were coming from Japan Booster, but actually seeing one in person the very day the package arrived added even further proof that this model is a must-have:
I don't think I need to say much more, other than I hope the TLV GT-R's keep coming. Thankfully, they are, only this time as the 2014 Premium Editions.
The two latest are available now at Japan Booster, and I highly suggest you grab one or both. You won't be disappointed.
Enjoy the pics...
All 6 GT-R Nismos:
The holiday deals at Japan Booster keep coming. A slew of great Kyosho models have just been listed, all at 30% off. You can find the sale here:
Kyosho Sale at Japan Booster
This is a great chance to stock up on the models you want, and if you total more than $50 in models shipping is free. Best deal of the year, especially if you combine it with the Damaged Box Tomica Limited Vintage as well.
Good luck, and don't miss out. These are going fast...
Some of the models available:
Now is the time!
Damaged boxes, mint models, and most at 50% off. Grab them before they are gone. They are available to Lamley readers first so you must use the links below:
(UPDATE: After a delay, the Kyosho Sale has started: Kyosho Sale at Japan Booster)
Entire TLV inventory, use this link: TLV Damaged Box Sale at Japan Booster
LV-N51c NISSAN CIVILIAN (White/Green)
LV-N48b HONDA CIVIC SiR-II (Blue)
LV-13a PRINCE CLIPPER (White)
LV-N75a NISSAN CEDRIC SEDAN 200 SGL EX (Brown)
LV-135b TOYOTA SPORTS 800 1965 (Silver)
LV-15b DATSUN 1200 TRUCK (White)
LV-79a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1400 DX 1972 (Blue)
LV-26b SUBARU 360 CUSTOM (Blue)
LV-138a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1800 SSS 1970 (Orange)
LV-61b HONDA 1300 77S (Red)
LV-N80b NISSAN BLUEBIRD SEDAN SSS ATTESA White
LV-77a SUBARU SAMBAR TRUCK (White)
LV-01e NISSAN CEDRIC (White/Yellow)
LV-02f PRINCE GLORIA (Black)
LV-81b DATSUN BLUEBIRD ESTATE (Red)
LV-N59b TOYOTA CARINA 1600 GT-R (White)
LV-50a NISSAN SKYLINE VAN (White)
LV-50b NISSAN SKYLINE VAN (Red / White / Blue)
LV-N16a NISSAN BLUEBIRD 2.0 SUPER SELECT
LV-40a NISSAN GLORIA SUPER DX GL (Brown)
LV-54a MITSUBISHI PET LEO (Yellow)
LV-19a TOYOPET CROWN (OSAKA POLICE DEP.)
LV-78b SUZUKI FRONTE 360 DX (Red)
LV-55a TOYOTA COROLLA 1100 2DOOR SEDAN (White)
LV-27a SUBARU SAMBAR LIGHT VAN (White)
LV-58a TOYOTA COROLLA 1200 4 Door Sedan (White)
LV-N23b ISUZU GEMINI C/C (White)
LV-15a DATSUN 1200 TRUCK (Green)
LV-120a TOYOPET CROWN SAITAMA POLICE
LV-06a/06b TOYOPET CORONA 1500 AICHI POLICE CAR
LV-N55a NISSAN SKYLINE WAGON 1800 SPORTY GL (Silver)
LV-69a NISSAN GLORIA SUPER DX 1967 (Blue)
LV-N31b NISSAN LAUREL 2000 GX-6 (White)
LV-29a MAZDA K360 (Blue)
LV-59b MITSUBISHI GALANT 16L GS (Green)
LV-07b PRINCE SKYLINE 1500 (Red)
LV-04a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1000 (Blue)
LV-46b PRINCE SKYLINE DX (Blue)
LV-25a ISUZU HILLMAN MINX
LV-N75a NISSAN CEDRIC SEDAN 200 SGL EX (Brown)
LV-58b TOYOTA COROLLA 1200 4 Door (Green)
LV-07a PRINCE SKYLINE 1500 (White)
LV-18a TOYOPET CROWN VAN ROAD PATROL CAR
LV-128a NISSAN CEDRIC PATROL CAR
LV-N08a TOYOTA COROLLA 1500SE LIMITED (White)
LV-06b TOYOPET CORONA 1500 (Gold)
LV-85a PORSCHE 912 (KANAGAWA POLICE DEP.)
LV-86d PORSCHE 911S -1968- (White)
LV-N79b MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3 (Red)
LV-68a SUBARU SAMBAR Pump (OKABE-Vil Fire Dep.)
LV-N54a NISSAN SKYLINE VAN (Yellow)
LV-65b DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1200 DX (Brown)
LV-83a DATSUN SUNNY 1000 DX (Red)
LV-21a TOYOPET CROWN WAGON (White)
LV-06a TOYOPET CORONA 1500 (Gray)
LV-45a MITSUBISHI GALANT AII GS (Red)
LV-N06a SUBARU LEGACY RS (Blue)
LV-N57a NISSAN GLORIA 4DOOR HT 200E SGL (Blue)
LV-N11b NISSAN BLUEBIRD 2.0SSS ATTESA-X (Gray)
LV-55b TOYOTA COROLLA 1100 2DOOR SEDAN (Red)
LV-68b SUBARU SAMBAR PUMPER (FHI Mitaka)
LV-29b MAZDA K360 (Japan Post)
LV-29d MAZDA K360
LV-25b ISUZU HILLMAN MINX (Blue)
LV-44b TOYOTA PUBLICA DX (Ice Blue)
LV-45b MITSUBISHI GALANT AII GS (Orange)
LV-86a PORSCHE 911S -1967 (Silver)
LV-N75b NISSAN CEDRIC SEDAN 200 SGL EX (Blue)
LV-N41b NISSAN FAIRLADY Z-T 2BY2 (Red)
LV-73b NISSAN DIESEL 680 TRUCK (NIPPON EXPRESS)
LV-121b MAZDA E2000 DUMP TRUCK (Gray)
LV-N78b TOYOTA CROWN 4DOOR HT 2800 DOHC (SV)
LV-64b TOYOPET CORONA 1500DX (Gold)
LV-89b DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1600 SSS (White)
LV-N05b MITSUBISHI GALANT VR-4 (Black)
LV-57a PRINCE SKYLINE 1900 DEX FIRE CHIEF CAR Red
LV-28a/28b MAZDA CAROL (Tokyo Metro Police)
LV-65a NISSAN BLUEBIRD 1200 DX 4door (Dirk Navy)
LV-64a TOYOPET CORONA 1500 DX (Red)
LV-N22b HONDA BALLADE SPORTS CR-X Si (Red)
LV-N07b TOYOTA COROLLA 1500GL (Ivory)
LV-83b DATSUN SUNNY 1000 DX 2DOOR SEDAN (Blue)