Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions
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Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #1

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Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by CKlaus.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #2

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A good place to start, with one of the most popular Matchbox models ever. The # 8 Ford Mustang Flashback was a great choice for Lesney to get more American kids to buy their toys, while lots of grown-ups were buying the real-life beauty shown on top!
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by CKlaus.
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Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #3

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My all-time favorite XKE Jaguar. The real-life model remained basically unchanged from this style for more than a decade, Why alter something so beautiful?
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by CKlaus.

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My first Matchbox ever is still my favorite model, and was # 32 for a good part of the 1960's. Originally a gift from my favorite aunt for Christmas  I carried it around in my pocket and played with it so much all the paint came off. Now I have two others with the paint still on them!
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Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #5

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Nice to see the cars and their real life counter parts. Nice story and great thread. Thanks for starting it.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #6

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My favorite (of course) the Lesney 44B Rolls Royce Phantom V








And the real life Rolls Royce Phantom V (design PV22)  by James Young:


Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #7

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Next: Lesney #44A Rolls Royce Silver Cloud (my first Matchbox)






The real life car:


Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #8

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CKlaus wrote:



A good place to start, with one of the most popular Matchbox models ever. The # 8 Ford Mustang Flashback was a great choice for Lesney to get more American kids to buy their toys, while lots of grown-ups were buying the real-life beauty shown on top!
 


 


 


Sorry for my nitpicking do you mean to say: Ford Mustang Fastback.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #9

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Matchbox 24C Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I





The real life equivalent:


Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #10

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Why did we not think of this before? We have a great Dinky and Corgi thread...... so, here is my contribution, which I think you can guess














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Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #11

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Yes..I typed it three times and missed it on the third go. Darned spell-check - "fastback" is a real word!
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by CKlaus.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #12

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Beautiful...we wouldn't have the best of Matchbox if there weren't real beauties like these Rolls-Royces!

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #13

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Good Idea.


FJ Holden Panel Van.











Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #14

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Rolls-Royces, London Buses, Holden Vans...all excellent choices for classic models! Here's a model I loved as a kid in 1968, even though being in the U.S. I didn't know of Cortinas then.

Re: Matchbox vs. Real Life Versions 3 years, 6 months ago #15

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...and the real car. The Cortina was another good choice by Matchbox of a popular car, though the original tan shade does seem a tad more realistic than Superfast metallic blue.
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