Skip to main content

matchbox

  • 0
    Official: Ford says Raptor has become most sought-after truck for toy licensing
    1356278340

    The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a fun truck for all ages, and not just when it comes to blasting over rough terrain at high speeds. Ford says that its off-road performance truck has performed just as well on the shelves of stores as it does on real-world trails with the truck being used as the ...

  • 0
    Video: Mother of all Hot Wheels tracks leaves us speechless, if real [w/poll]
    1319041920

    We'll admit it, this video isn't exactly new, but it's the first time we're seeing it and, honestly, we're stunned. The creators have dubbed this "The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks," and after sitting at our desks with wide eyes and dropped jaws, we're inclined to agree. And not just because ...

  • 0
    Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox
    1282168800

    Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature ...

  • 0
    Papa John's selling recovered Camaro diecast, free pizza and charity involved
    1259355480

    We're suckers for a happy ending – especially when it involves cars, kids, and hot pizza. Recall, if you will, this past summer when John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza, was on a nationwide quest to find his beloved 1971 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – a car he sold in the ...

  • 0
    Jack Odell (1920 - 2007) - Creator of the Matchbox car
    1184805180

    Matchbox cars. We collected them. We played with them. We loved them. Heck, a lot of us still do. And over the weekend, the man responsible for making these simple, inexpensive pleasures a reality passed away. Jack Odell was 87 years old. The inspiration for the Matchbox car came after he created a ...

  • 0
    VIDEO: DIY rocket-powered Hot Wheels
    1184541900

    Show of hands. How many of you used Black Cats and cherry bombs to incinerate large numbers of Hot Wheels as kids? Especially the pink ones, right? Because they were for girls. Do you know how much those cars in their pre-charred, uncrispy state could be worth right now? What were you ...

  • 0
    VIDEO: James May breaks land speed at 1/32 scale
    1183144140

    It probably takes considerable effort to get funding and engineering for a vehicle that can break the land-speed record or 458 mph. To achieve such a speed at 1/32 scale, you only need James May and 45 English Scalextric slot car fans. Just past the jump, you can see a terrific video that May put ...

  • 0
    VIDEO: Polly Wheels to spark auto-interest for the gals
    1175905980

    Click the image above to view Polly Wheels in actionMost of the Autoblog readers have been fostering a love for the automobile since a very early stage in life. We collected Hot Wheels and Matchboxes, and we had model cars and remote-controlled hot rods. The one thing those toys have in common is ...

  • 0
    New York Auto Show: Polly Wheels gives young girls their own line of die-cast cars
    1175724060

    Update: We just added a gallery of high-res photos of the Polly Wheels collection.There is an exhibit area at the New York Auto Show with a staggering 1,190 vehicles on display. And it's "manned" by a trio of vivacious pre-teens playing "Race to the Mall" with a new line of die-cast toy cars made ...

  • 0
    How to design car toys for high-tech kids
    1153254840

    HotWheels Radar Gun ($24.99) Gary Swisher is the guy who has everybody's dream job -- he's the design chief for HotWheels, Tyco and Matchbox, and he's in charge of designing the cool and timeless dream cars in miniature that we only wish we could have when we grow up. He's also the guy ...

  • 0
    Aussie boys borrow grandma's ride, hit the road
    1150135380

    A pair of young Australian brothers who were apparently over eager to see their grandfather decided to clandestinely borrow their grandmother's red Holden Commodore on Sunday and set out to find him. The two boys drove around 60 miles, none of which would be news if the boys weren't ages 10 and ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle