Latest Website Updates

February 12, 2019

  • 2019 Multi-packs: No Road, No Problem
  • Aologize for temporary inconvenience with photos- we needed to move to a different server and had some trouble with getting all the photos copied over. That is in process now and should be done by wednesday. The database is fine, and the photos are reloading.

January 31, 2019

  • 2019 1-75: Wave C (K) added
  • 2019: 4 New Superfast added
  • 2019: First 4 Moving Parts models added

December 27 2018

  • 2019 Multi-Packs: Construction & Blue Highways
  • 2019 1-75: Waves A & B added
  • 2018 1-75: Wave M added; 2018 complete

December 13 2018

  • 2018 Multi-Packs: Added Wildfire Rescue
  • 2018 Color Changers: 4 additional models entered

November 17 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batch K added

November 10 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batch L added

November 4 2018

  • 2018 Added several Code 2/3's
  • 2018 Color Changers: Added photos for latest models

October 26, 2018

  • 2018 Multi-Packs: Added Coffee Cruisers, #7
  • 2018 Color Changers: Added 2 models

September 25, 2018

  • PROBLEM FIXED: if you were logged in (and had a collection), and searched by MAN# from the home page, the resulting list all showed models with green bars- indicating you owned all of the models. This was corrected so that now only the models in your collection show the green bars. Note- listings from the Search Models page were already working correctly.

September 20, 2018

  • 2018 Mercedes series added
  • New finish dull/metallic added for those cars

September 17, 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batch J added

September 11, 2018

  • 2018 Multi-packs: Texas patrol, 9 pack, added
  • 2018 Everett Charity models added
  • 2018 Jurassic World- 2 5 packs added

September 2, 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batches F, G and H added
  • 2018 Gathering models added, aug MBUSA model added
  • 2018 Jurassic World- 2 single models added

July 22, 2018

  • 2018 Multi-packs, 5-pks: #5 Metro Transit

June 13, 2018

  • 2018 Multi-packs, 5-pks: #3 Ocean Works & #4 Dirty Mudders

June 9, 2018

  • Error correction: fixed problem that was causing annoying warning at start of Collection Report Models in Collection- Purch/Val

June 8, 2018

  • 2018 Multi-packs: Batch B 9 Pk.
  • 2018 Jurassic World: island Explorers 5 pk.

June 2, 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batch E

April 18, 2018

  • NEW FUNCTIONALITY: Added SubSeries as a criterion to the Search Release page, under Browse Release Data. This can be searched by itself or in combination with any others of the browse release data fields. As an example, you can search for Series= 1-75 and Subseries= MBX Adventure City to get only that portion of the 1-75 models.

April 3, 2018

  • 2018 1-75: Batches C & D

March 3, 2018

  • 2018 Jurassic World 5-pk and singles
  • 2018 Chevy Trucks Series 5-pk (still need new red truck)
  • 2018 1-75: Batches A (actually 2017 models) and B

February 8, 2018

  • 2017 9-pack w/ Fleetwood
  • 2018 Chevy Trucks Series: 5 models

December 26, 2017

  • 2017 Camouflage Series: 6 models

December 19, 2017

  • 2017 5-packs: Added City Services
  • 2017 1-75: Last 2 models (#61 and 79)
  • 2018 Color Changers
  • 2018 Globe Travelers

November 2, 2017

  • 2017 5-packs: Added River Explorers, Police and Open Road Cruisers
  • 2017 Code 2/3: Hershey show model, MBUSA models up to date

October 12, 2017

  • 2017 1-75: Current through Batch M

September 6, 2017

  • Numerous corrections to individual models
  • Purchase Price field in Collections table now has 2 decimal places to allow dollars and cents

September 1, 2017

  • Added Batch H of 2017 1-75
  • Added second batch of Best of Matchbox models
  • Added Color Changers - yes they're back!

July 17, 2017

Added 2017:

  • 1-75 batches G & H
  • Multi-Packs: Desert 5 pack, 9-pack w/ red Cayenne
  • MBUSA, MCCD code 2/3 models up to date
  • Shabir Malik 2017 CCI models added

June 21, 2017

  • BUG FIX:
  • Corrected issue with adding variations to wishlists and collections. Previously program was incorrectly truncating LR model numbers, and they would not display in collection reports. Numbers, whether LR or SF, are now handled correctly and models are visible on reports. I have also corrected the errors in the database table, so LR models peviously entered should also display correctly. Please email me if you see any further problems with this.

June 20, 2017

Added models from 1969:

And that's ALL of the original models! Only miniatures left to add are the Matchbox Originals releases, which I will tack on as later LR#'s shortly.

April 22, 2017

February 12, 2017

  • Batches B and C of 2017 1-75 added
  • Several code 2/3 models from Matchbox USA and Shabbir Malik added

December 23, 2016

  • Batch A of 2017 1-75 added
  • 2017 Best of Matchbox added
  • Note: Corrected an error in database. The blue model of M-ATV was incorrectly listed under the S.W.A.T. Truck. That is now corrected (and is model SF0868-005).

December 16, 2016

Finishing the lineup from 2016:

December 15, 2016

Finishing the lineup from 1957:

December 12, 2016

New Functionality

Added a new search criterion to the Search Models page (a request from one of our members).

Search by Models First Produced in a Year let's you enter a year (from 1953 on) and provides a list of all of the models that were first released that year by Matchbox. You can then click on any of the results to drill down and see the versions, variations etc. Try it now.

December 10, 2016

Please note: Regular wheels models should now be in correct order by release and catalog no.

December 5, 2016

Please note: Regular wheels models should now be in correct order by release and catalog no.

November 23, 2016

Please note: I discovered that I have a number of the regular wheels models out of order with respect to release year. I am correcting those year by year as I go, so you will see the LR #'s change for models.

Once you see versions, variations and releases for a model, then it's in the correct order and all set.

October 30, 2016

  • 2016 MCCD Messe and Leipzig shows models added

October 29, 2016

  • 2016 Land Rover 5-pack and singles added
  • 2016 MCCD monthly club models through October added

October 21, 2016

  • 2016 5-packs Shark Week & Monsters added
  • 2016 1-75's: Batch L added

October 7, 2016

  • 2016 5-packs City & Military added
  • 2016 1-75's: Batch J & K added
  • 5 Shark Week models added

October 2, 2016

  • Code 1 Promotional models added: Gathering models, Everett Charities models
  • Code 2/3 models: All added through August, 2016
  • Including MBUSA models, MCCD models, Hershey Toy Show models
  • 2016 1-75's: Batch H added

September 12, 2016

SUPERFAST ARE COMPLETE!!! All models of Superfast (up through June 2016) are now in the database and on the site. The next goal is to catch up on 2016, then go back and add Mack no.'s to all of the models (i.e. models after 2004). Then- on to regular Wheels.

July 15, 2016

Also! The new MBX-U code 2 models are being sent out. 17 of the 30 on the pending list are on their way. The remainder to follow soon.

July 7, 2016

  • 2016 Code 2 models through June
  • 2016 1-75 through batch G
  • 2016 5 pack through 'Police Rescue'

May 27, 2016

  • 2016 1-75 models in batch E & F are online
  • Also:
  • 2016 (and 2015) Jeep series
  • 2016 Best of models
  • 2016 5-packs Fire Brigade, Jungle Crew, Construction Zone, Exotic and Desert
  • 2016 9-packs (USA) with Olds, El Camino, Lancer Police, Ridge Raider, Mack Fire Truck, Questor & 4Runner

May 22, 2016

2016 1-75 models in batches A-D are online

April 21, 2016

March 30, 2016

Functionality Update: Website Updates page made available to all users (previously required an account login)

Functionality Update: Added a 'bot detection' function before creating a new account

January 4, 2016

December 18, 2015

Added 2015 1-75's batches G, H and J

December 5, 2015

November 2, 2015

Functionality update: New accounts will now provide separate fields for street addr., city, state/region etc.

October 12, 2015

For the next couple of weeks I will focus on updating 2015 models, and updating many of the model photos with those from my collection.

September 28, 2015

September 11, 2015

Added feature: The Update / Delete Codes function for your collection's location and seller codes now shows you all of the codes you have in the database before you enter one for editing or deletion. We are working on adding checkboxes that lets you select directly from the list to edit - stay tuned.

August 28, 2015

Fix: Corrected a problem with the back arrow on many browsers. Previously if you did a search, then drilled down on a model, then pressed the back arrow you would get a brower error rather than return to the search results. That has been fixed and you will now be returned to the search results page.

August 11, 2015

May 28, 2015

2015 models to date have been entered! Code 1 models up through batch D, multi-packs, Jurassic World etc. Code 2/3's will come next week. Search releases with release year 2015 to see all.

May 08, 2015

FIXES: Collection Summary report now works correctly. Working on Summary for All Sellers.

May 02, 2015

FIXES: Lots of work! Thanks to all 'beta testers' who found bugs for me.

Fixed issues with creating collection. Can now create collection without system error. Coll name limited to 12 chars

Variation and Release detail screens: fixed bug that allowed you to add models to collection or wishlist even if you had not created a collection, or didn't have appropriate security (ie not logged in). Now fixed: will not see collection options on these screens unless you are logged in and have created a collection first.

Added validation to many user input fields (ie collection code display order now requires a number)

Fixed issues on Manage Collections screen- now shows appropriate check or x for steps you've completed or not

Open Items: Collection Summary Reports are not retuning correct results. Will work on those over next couple of days. Models in Collection reports does work.

April 22, 2015

ISSUE RESOLUTION: The problem with uploading files has been corrected. Uploaded files are now received by the site administrator, and the database record for the upload is created correctly.

Added Status Update function

Fixed 'Create Account': on successful account creation it sends you directly to login page (fixes the 'Hello ___' problem in header)

Fixed 'Edit Account' to show previous field entries