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Matchbox Toys SC (2017 Bloomsbury) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Matchbox Toys SC (2017 Bloomsbury) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Nick Jones. Matchbox Toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller and cheaper than most of its competitors' toys, Matchbox models were also far more accurately modeled. In this beautifully illustrated book, Matchbox collector Nick Jones tells the story of Matchbox and its most famous toys, from the Coronation Coach to the Batmobile, and complements the story with beautiful, previously unpublished photographs. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 64 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $14.00.