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Story of Matchbox Kits 1973-2010

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Who can ever forget the aircraft kits with the multicolored plastic parts?

Unlike other makes, Matchbox just didn't suddenly appear one day on the plastic scale models scene. Matchbox came from the well-known range of die-cast vehicles of the same name.

The Lesney company which used the brand name "Matchbox" was founded in 1953 by Mr Leslie Smith (who remained on the board o
Paperback, 84 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Casemate Publishers
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Robert Hepple
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
A nostalgic look at plastic model kits manufactured under the Matchbox brand from 1973-2000. The text is a little muddled at times, but does succeed in imparting a lot of information in only a few pages, accompanied by terrific illustrations of many examples of the box art during that period. A complete listing of models is included, together with Revell branded reissue dates at the time of print. A more organised listing of Matchbox issue dates might have been useful, but instead this informati ...more
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