Matchbox launches 24-vehicle commemorative collection, reveals timeline

Brand owner Mattel is billing the die-cast products as "a great alternative gift for Father's Day".
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To celebrate Matchbox's 60th Anniversary, Mattel has launched a special collectible die-cast line consisting of 24 vehicles.

"A great alternative gift for Father's Day, the assortment features some of the best-loved models, each of which comes with its own retro matchbox sized box," read a statement.

The assortment includes a 64 Austin Mini Cooper, Routemaster/Double Decker Bus, Vintage Tractor, 1961 Jaguar E-type coupe, 62 VW Beetle, Road Grader, BMW Police Motorcycle, Lamorghini Giardo Police Car, Aston Martin DBS Volante, Jeep Wrangler Superlift, Porsche 911 GT3 2007 and many more.

View a Matchbox timeline PDF here. (right-click and choose 'Save Link As')

Details of the Matchbox brand and anniversary TV ad can be found here.

Matchbox fans can also view the 60th anniversary Matchbox video by clicking this link.

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