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Matchbox Toys (Paperback) (Nick Jones)

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Almost everyone in the western world has at some time owned a Matchbox toy. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon found worldwide sales second to none. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. Nick Jones here tells the story of Lesney and Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to the Batmobile, and complements the story with beautifully taken photographs.
Almost everyone in the western world has at some time owned a Matchbox toy. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon found worldwide sales second to none. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modelled, but the company has nevertheless seen its own share of competition and challenging times over the years. Nick Jones here tells the story of Lesney and Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to the Batmobile, and complements the story with beautifully taken photographs.
Number of Pages: 63
Genre: Antiques + Collectibles, History
Sub-Genre: Transportation, Social History, Toys
Series Title: Shire Library
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Author: Nick Jones
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 21511448
UPC: 9781784420383
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-0559
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