This is a personal view on
Matchbox kits from my collection and
a comprehensive page about this
manufacturer. A complete listing of
Matchbox kits can be found in the
matchboxkits.org which supplies
pictures of the boxart of all matchbox
kits and partially even of the moulds ,
instruction sheets, and even assembled
models. You will also find informations
about Matchbox kits in the printed media
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inspired to create this
Matchbox entry in my
website by the owner of
He contacted me via my website to let me
know of his Matchbox site.
Similarily as with the
it was an opportunity to test how fast I
can open a review of just another brand
in my collection. It took 5 days
including the contact for clearing the
copyrights of some of the pictures and a total
working time of 12 hours to yield an
acceptable page. Since then it has still
be updated to find the present format
which will be a template for the future
creation and update of other sup-pages.
Matchbox aircaft kits were issued first
in 1973 so they are solely treated in
Kits 1970 up
section of this website.
from my 1980´s Collection
In the period from
the end of the 70´s to the end of the
80´s I collected civil prop driven
aircraft and fighters of the 50´s.
50´s and 60´s "kits I
these unbuilt kits are
still present and
intact, resting savely in big packing
cases for about 30 years.
found the following four Matchbox
kits when I unpacked the
Norseman, Dornier Skyservant, Douglas
Skynight and F-86 Sabre (pictures
These kits are an
essential part of my modelling memory.
the base of my
present Matchbox collection .
They gave Matchbox a meaning
when I started
collecting kits in grand
style in 2003 with the discovery of eBay.
Spooling back my memories from this
starting date Matchbox were always
be characterized by me as having multi-colored
moulds, see picture right . As well I
remember them as beeing made of a rather
heavy gauge plastic, which compares
somehow to my impression of
Matchbox Kits Aquired since 2003
The Matchbox kits I aquired since 2003 are
Matchbox Kits in
my collection together with the
older kits. You will find there links to
bigger pictures later subpages with my
page 2 with