Saturday, December 12, 2015

I worked for almost a week to compile the 2015 range with the help of different sources. Look at the News Page MB75 for a review and the status up to now.

Also need help on determining all information on casting difference of the 2014 and 2015 models. Look at the Casting Page to find out and hopefuly you can help us!

If you have any comment react on the blog by clicking the ANSWER buton or send me a mail to  info@jnijhuis.com

Saturday, December 5, 2015

At last some more news. Important to know that we have edited the News Page drastically. You can now find most of the issues until wave L. Also added an overview of Jurassic World issues. But above all I have merged the advertising pages of C. Falkensteiner with mine. Still working on my part!

Last but not least updates of the Sky Busters, Five Packs and Anbassador Report.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Added the Matchbox Manufacturing Numbers to the Pictures of the five packs. Look at: http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/035-P5Packs/jnnews35.php
Added the David Tilley updates of August. Amongst others wave G USA, Jurassic Parc Models, Five and Ten Packs.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Took the line preview 2015 of the Ambassaors report of Larry Scaduto to the NEWS pages. Click on http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/021-MB75Regular/jnnews2rpv.php
Added the first two Ambassador's reports of Dirk Schleuer. Aldo updated the Jurassic Parc models. Last but not least published the pictures of the first 16 models of Sky Busters 2015 found in Erfurt (Germany, Globus). Could also update the 2014 catalog with the final 3 pictures. Models found in Real Weimar (had to make a diverted route of 18 km!!!).

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday 17-7 updates.

Added to day the Ambassador Report number 24 of Larry .

Also added the pictures of Wave D (USA).

ROW Wave A at last arrived in Europe (July!!!!!!). It is wave B and  C of then USA and one car from wave A USA. Just wondering what happened with the first 3 cars from the USA wave A? They are not in the European Wave A!!!

The problem is now where to locate them as they are extremely hard to find.

Don't get mixed up with the numbering as it is a disaster. Wrong cars in the blister, numbers issued twice for different cars or one car gets two numbers. Ford F350 is now suddenly a Ford F150 on the blister!!!! Could somebody wake up in Mattel/Matchbox. It can't be so difficult to get the right numbers on the right blisters isn't it?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Added to day Ambassadors report 21 with again a superb contribution of Chuck Wiersma.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Added to-day Ambassador's report #20 with many nice pictures of models ONLY available in the USA as Mattel's Marketing department still stops at the borders of USA. By the way it's now end of May and not one single 2015 model has been reported so far!

Also added the Jurassic Parc blisters for the singles and 5 pack.

Also added the second wave of the Jurassic Parc singles as received from Larry Scaduto.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I have finished Larry Scaduto Ambassadors report # 19 to day. It was a lot of work to put the article of Chuck Wiersma (not from Friesland but the USA!) in. Have a look into it as it is a fantastic article on play cases. I also added all pictures of the USA wave A until wave C. Wave D will follow soon. Thanks Jeff and David!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I did update to-day the regular page with three 2014 wheel variations from Bernd Beger. He also send me another wheel variation from a 2014 five pack. David Tilley did send me his 2014 update with Yurassic Parc Models and Wave D from the USA 24 April but I forgot them.....

Friday, April 24, 2015

Showing as of to day the first 4 blisters of the new Supreme Heroes series.

I also added the first 2 ten packs. Also updated the catalog with the 2014 models for the ten packs.

See: http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75nmp.php

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Updated David Tilleys listings. Will do 2015 Multipacks Saturday 25 April.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I have added another Ambassador's report from Larry. I was a little late as I had a load of work with setting up a Matchbox Exposition in a Toy Museum in Netherlands (Oosterhout NB). Starting next week I probably get some more time.

Look at http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/001-Misc/jnmbxforum.php for the exposition.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Added better pictures of the first 2 five packs thanks to Jeff. Also pictured 3 new Castings.

Friday, March 27, 2015

At last some nice pictures of Wave A and B of the MB75 Range.. So far no messages from R.O.W. on availability. I am afraid it's USA only up to now.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Have updated the 2014 Catalog with all available pictures until March 2013

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Have added to day the two last Ambassadors report missing. One is of 27 February and the other one from Yesterday.

Will update some more pages Friday and Saturday.

Friday, February 13, 2015

I have added to day the following NEWS items (from Ambassadors report 14).


  • Sky Busters:  the Land and Air 2-Packs. As usual probably USA only.
  • The regular MB75: Wave B. Play pay attention to the fact that this is the USA wave B. It's probably part of Wave A in the R.O.W. So far we are still waiting in R.O.W. on the last wave of 2014 and  wave A of 2015.
  • Playsets: Mission Force Sets Flame Smashers and Mars Explorer as found at TRUS. Sets are probably USA only.
I have added to day the Ambassador's report 14. I did spread out the What's new part over the Club's News Page at the individual pages. I did notice a question on the Bulgarian Models as where Mattel made their answer (as usual?) very simple. I added the following information for you:

Question to Mattel: Are any of the tools given to Bulgaria still available? 

Mattel's answer: This is unknown since this was before the Mattel acquisition of Matchbox.Comments John Nijhuis
You have to split this questions in two parts:


Is the tooling still available?
Yes the tooling is still available in Bulgaria but not used for quite some time to produce new blanks.


Are the blanks models still available?
Yes and they are still being used to produce new models every now and then, however in less larger portions then in the past. They were used (on demand of Bulgarian trader's) to produce thousands of different models, in any color, with any advertising, all on customer demands. Singles, two packs (with a caravan), five model boxes and 10 models boxes and everything in between. Market value of most of the models is less then $ 4.00. One of the main traders had a small shop close to the Zoo in the capaital Sofia. And of what I understand still selling the models in the shop (including the Bulgarian King Size Models) . In the beginning models were hard to get because of the fact that Bulgarian models could officially only be sold within Bulgaria but once the Berlin Wall came down you could buy (or order) throughout Western Europe any Bulgarian Casting in any Color.
If you want to learn more on this subject look at our catalog at: http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75ncs.php and take option Bulgarian Models. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

I have added to night Ambassador report 13 to the MBXForum site. Not a lot to report. Still waiting in R.O.W. on the last wave! Look at http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/900-Ambassador/jnambassad10.php

Monday, January 26, 2015

Did finish to day Larry Scaduto's Ambassadors report number 12. As usual a lot of variety and fun stuff to read!  Look at http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/900-Ambassador/jnambassad10.php

I also updated the five pack catalog with the 2014 models and variations. Look
 at http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jncnMB75na.php and goto the third option.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

After receiving a number of pictures from David Tilley I have redone the 2014 Playset page. Look at it now and it start with a better overview of the 2014 Mission Forces set.

Go to: http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/023-MB75Play/jnnews2s.php

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just updated the NEWS page on 5 packs. I added a number of new wheel variations thanks to David Tilley. Pictures are includes in the 5 pack pictures. See: http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/035-P5Packs/jnnews35.php
Added to day a number of pictures to the 2014 Catalog. Also 4 models with yellow as well as gold wheels. I found in Europe a 20 pack at Marktkauf (Germany) with all the Gold wheels. Until to day I never found a short blister with gold wheels. Go to http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75nmr.php and type in 2014 at the first line.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I have just added ALL the Mattel/Norev remakes of the Dinky Toys issued in 2014. It's the French issue line as they started as the first. Meanwhile there is also a UK line of which I do not have all information. Help would be appreciated. Just click at http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75ndi.php?uCatalog=3006 http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75ndi.php?uCatalog=3006 to see all details.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

I just updated the 2014 catalog with some more pictures. We still wait for the 2014 Mattel online poster. Hope to finish all pictures in the catalog in January 2015. We are still awaiting some models. Go to http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jnmb75ncr.php and pick up the right catalog to expereince where we are. I am also looking for the December batch of the 2014 Sky Busters. Anyone can help me there? Goto http://www.mbxforum.com/11-Catalogs/00-Software/jncnSky.php and choose the right year. Davis Tilley did a great job by almost finishing 2014! Look at http://www.mbxforum.com/01-News/002-Tilley/jndtmn01.php