Matchbox and Superfast

Matchbox and Superfast

Matchbox 75 and Superfast

Matchbox is a popular toy brand which was introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 and is now owned by Mattel, Inc. 
The brand was so named as the original die-cast Matchbox toys were sold in boxes similar in style and size to those in which matches were sold. 
Subsequently the brand would encompass a broad range of toys including larger scale die-cast models and various non die-cast lines such as plastic model kits and action figures.

During the 1980s, Matchbox started to switch to the more conventional plastic and cardboard "blister packs" that were used by other die cast toy brands such as Hot Wheels. 
The box style packaging was re-introduced for the collectors' market in recent years, particularly with the release of the "35th Anniversary of Superfast" series in 2004.

Matchbox Models of yesteryear Wells Fargo Stagecoach YSH3

Matchbox Models...

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Matchbox Originals 01 MB963 Steam Roller

Matchbox Origin...

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