Matchbox Collectors’ Catalogue 1986/87

Presenting scans from the 1986/87 Australian edition of the Matchbox Collectors’ Catalogue.


Gallery 1 – Matchbox 1-75 range

Gallery 2 – Matchbox Convoy Range, Action Sets and Team Matchbox

Gallery 3 – Matchbox Models of Yesteryear

Gallery 4 – Matchbox Junior Collectors’ Club, Matchbox Calendars, Matchbox toys


Thanks for looking 🙂

Never Mind the Adverts Pt12 – Die Cast toys

Welcome to the latest Never Mind The Adverts Here Are The Toys! Time to take a look at some die cast vehicles from the 1970s to present – direct from The Vintage Toy Advertiser collection. 


Corgi 1995 re-issue of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5

Corgi 1973 J.P.S. Lotus Formula 1

Corgi Ford Escort

Corgi Allis Chalmers forklift

Corgi Batman vehicles

Corgi Doctor Who

Corgi Juniors Penguinmobile and Superman Punching-fist Rocket

Corgi Beatles Taxis

Corgi Helicopters


Hot Wheels 1990s


Hot Wheels Star Wars

Kenner Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Mail Away

Star Force Knockoff X-Wing Fighter


Matchbox Superkings Jaguar XJ6

Matchbox Yorkie Truck

Matchbox Battle Kings Helicopter K118. 1978

Matchbox Superfast Woosh N Push. 1972


Mattel Disney Cars


Welly Mini Cooper


Majorette Construction


Thanks for looking 🙂

New ads: Matchbox, Revell, Scalecraft, Aurora

The  following UK and US adverts showcase some famous brand model cars and planes of the 1970s. Included is an ad for Matchbox die cast and The Imposters by Aurora.


US. Superman 296. 1976.

US. Superman 296. 1976.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Victor. 1975.


US. The Unexpected 140. 1972.

US. The Unexpected 140. 1972.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Victor. 1975.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.