The First Successful Matchbox Toy Was Not What I Expected At All 

If you had to guess what the first really successful Matchbox toy vehicle was, the one that convinced them there was money to be made cranking out tiny toy cars, what would you guess? An E-Type? A Model T? A tank? Nope, nope, and nope. The one that convinced them had a pair of disembodied shins. Were you going to… »10/19/15 7:00pm10/19/15 7:00pm


What Cars Would Be What Pieces In A Hot Wheels Chess Set?

Our more astute readers may have noticed this interesting fact already: chess pieces and Hot Wheels (or Matchbox, or similar) cars are both small, solid objects that can be held easily in one hand. I’ve confirmed this with a double-blind study. This fact leads to one question: what cars would be what chess pieces? »9/14/15 11:29pm9/14/15 11:29pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Matchbox 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Book

Whether you're merely a novice Matchbox collector with a Rubbermaid container full of well-worn cars, or you're a pro carefully dusting your mint condition 1966 Open Diplomat, we think you'll enjoy this tome dedicated to the die-cast toys that filled our dreams. Filled with more pictures than details, the Matchbox… »11/21/07 2:30pm11/21/07 2:30pm

Mattel To Make Pink Sparkly Matchbox Cars For Future Soccer Moms

What this country needs is more girls who grow up wrenching on beater hoonmobiles, girls who see the Radiator Hoes as their role models. Mattel feels that it's kinda OK for little girls to play with toy cars, as long as they're, you know, all girly about it. Thus, a new line of toys is born: Polly Wheels! Essentially… »3/01/07 5:24pm3/01/07 5:24pm