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Matchbox "Learning Blox" Boxed Models
Topic Started: Aug 1 2016, 05:15 PM (1,009 Views)
circuitspore
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After seeing the post in the Lamley Blog, I checked out my local Target over lunch and snagged a set:

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I'm probably going to bust up this set. I mainly bought it for the Karmann Ghia and the Tow Truck.
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pjedsel
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:toy: Now that looks like a great way for little boys and girls to learn their A, B, C's. :D Let's see A is for Ambulance and let me guess - Z will be for Zamboni. :lol: The set reminds me of when my kids where little - I helped teach them their colors by putting different colors of train cars on my model railroad set and used my NASCAR collection to help them learn their numbers. :D
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Douglas
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I give the designers at Matchbox an A+ for coming up with a great idea to sell more cars. Thanks for showing this, I'll have to check it out, I don't really visit Target that often anymore.
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Kudos to whomever thought of the idea! :thumbup:
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microbuss
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so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
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W Gee
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Saw this listed on Lamley...cool Idea if it sells. Not anything to peak my interest but whats the dirt on the Hydro Cruiser / Yacht. Wheels on the removable water base and boat hull on main casting ?
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microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 07:15 PM
so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
The new X-Ray truck is in the set!
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microbuss
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Brian49
Aug 1 2016, 09:19 PM
microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 07:15 PM
so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
The new X-Ray truck is in the set!
oh B)
what do it look like?
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microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 09:45 PM
Brian49
Aug 1 2016, 09:19 PM
microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 07:15 PM
so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
The new X-Ray truck is in the set!
oh B)
what do it look like?
It must be this one: Posted Image It has "X-RAY" written on it.
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Douglas
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I'm curious, the blocks under A B and C look like boxes for the models, is that what the "Blox" are?, and also the package doesn't look large enough to contain all 26 of those "Blox", I wonder of they are packaged flat to be assembled by user.
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MKZ
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Those will hit the Clearance section in a few months.
Edited by MKZ, Aug 2 2016, 11:17 AM.
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Douglas
Aug 2 2016, 08:53 AM
I'm curious, the blocks under A B and C look like boxes for the models, is that what the "Blox" are?, and also the package doesn't look large enough to contain all 26 of those "Blox", I wonder of they are packaged flat to be assembled by user.
Yeah, the rest of the boxes are packed flat.
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Mark F.
Aug 2 2016, 06:57 AM
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Aug 1 2016, 09:45 PM
Brian49
Aug 1 2016, 09:19 PM
microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 07:15 PM
so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
The new X-Ray truck is in the set!
oh B)
what do it look like?
It must be this one: Posted Image It has "X-RAY" written on it.
Interestingly the X-ray truck has "Security Patrol" on the front door and a Maltese cross with "Fire Dept" next to the x-ray tempo. Not too often do you see a Fire Dept Security Patrol.
Edited by Copcar65, Aug 2 2016, 05:41 PM.
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Copcar65
Aug 2 2016, 05:40 PM
Mark F.
Aug 2 2016, 06:57 AM
microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 09:45 PM
Brian49
Aug 1 2016, 09:19 PM
microbuss
Aug 1 2016, 07:15 PM
so what would X be?
there isn't much that begins with X :lol:
The new X-Ray truck is in the set!
oh B)
what do it look like?
It must be this one: Posted Image It has "X-RAY" written on it.
Interestingly the X-ray truck has "Security Patrol" on the front door and a Maltese cross with "Fire Dept" next to the x-ray tempo. Not too often do you see a Fire Dept Security Patrol.
It would interest me more if it contained all 2017 new models (plus one or two 'extras')....but while the boxes are sure to be a one-hit wonder, with their unique design and function making them perhaps more "collectable" in the future, I would have no use for this since I have already acquired all I want of the models inside.

Still, I think it is an interesting idea, and shows the Matchbox "team" is or was thinking outside "the box" :rolleyes: .

That X-ray truck ("XCanner", it's called) is the only model in the set I haven't seen/found. You know how "X" sounds like "S" in so many words? Yeah, me neither.....except for the eckssss sound of the letter's name and pronounciation.....say it with me now...."ecksssCanner"......there, wasn't that nice?

Oh, I guess that green convertible (the Karmann Ghia, is it?) isn't in my possession yet.....but (spoiler alert) it's the alphabet-representative for the letter "K"......
Edited by b2young, Aug 2 2016, 07:28 PM.
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Aug 2 2016, 09:02 AM
Those will hit the Clearance section in a few months.
Well, it took them a year to do it, but I see Target has marked these sets on clearance. It never looked like they ever sold a set every time I looked, although I did buy a set at full price for my grandson. :blush:

(Sorry about resurrecting an old topic. I see most of the pics have since been trashed by PB!) :huh:
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I never did see the sets in the Targets I have been in. Not quit sure what Mattel was thinking with this set but it certainly seemed to be a dud. One of the members here bought the set for certain models and parted out the rest. I took a couple of the emergency vehicles as I thought the boxes would be neat to display but otherwise had no interest in the set.
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I picked one up on clearance a few weeks back and kept it wrapped and put it away. Yeah, only a couple models interest me, but I figure the novelty may mean something to Mbx collectors down the road. Still wasn't cheap on clearance, so I have no idea what full price was.
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DinoMom
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So that explains why the X-ray truck exists... I would have preferred them to do an "X" type Jaguar, or a Citroen "X"M...
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microbuss
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well I did get this set on sale for $20 or so
Will find & post a pic later
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b2young
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An early-adopter, I bought it when new.....$30 plus tax. Wish I had waited for clearance prices....but I fell for the unique boxes and decided I 'needed' it for that reason alone. Would've been better if the liveries were also exclusive. Kinda sorta made up for that price when I bought a case J in ABQ for $20....about $4 less than "retail" before sales tax....
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