Give Matchbox 60th Anniversary this Christmas . . .

. . . the gift that joins the generations!


When it comes to toys, you’re either a car fan or you’re not. Curly was never a car fan and still isn’t interested today at 12 years old. He always preferred to play with figures or building bricks but Beanie Boy LOVES cars, he takes after Mummy and Daddy who both have a keen interest in cars themselves. I remember playing with cars as a child and I remember that my Grandad had a huge toy car collection. No car collection would be complete with a handful of Matchbox cars.

Would you  believe it, Matchbox are now celebrating their 60th Anniversary and I think it’s pretty cool to have a toy that has been played with through the different generations of a family. Unfortunately my Grandad is no longer with us but I like to think that if he were still around today he would revel in telling Beanie Boy all about the different cars, it would be a shared interest which joins the generations and I’m sure that there are many families out there who do just that.


To celebrate their 60th Anniversary Matchbox have released 24 Limited Edition die-cast vehicles each in it’s own retro-style commemorative box and at just £3.49 per vehicle they are the perfect stocking filler for children aged 3+ years or for a bit of nostalgia for the Dads and Grandads. I know that Hubby would just love a Volkswagen T2 Bus if I can get my hands on one.

The line-up also inlcudes;

64 Austin Mini Cooper Routemaster/Double Decker Bus Austin FX4 London Taxi
Vintage Tractor Jeep Wrangler Superlift Porsche 911 GT3 2007
68 Mustang GT/CS Land Rover Defender 110 1961 Jaguar E-type coupe
Volkswagen T2 Bus (1970) 62 VW Beetle All Terrain Crane
Urban Tow truck Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Police (EVO 10) BMW Police Motorcycle
Renault Master Ambulance Ford F-350 Superlift Brush trucks Lamborghini Giardo Police Car
Euro Fire Truck (Blitz Blaster) Aston Martin DBS Volante 76 International Scout 4×4
2012 Ford Explorer Road Grader Quarry King

Matchbox fans can also view the 60th anniversary video, which captures the spirit of the brand at

DISCLAIMER: We were sent two Matchbox Anniversary Vehicles for the purpose of this post. All words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission. I have not been instructed what to write.

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