Sunday, October 26, 2014

#472 MATCHBOX - CONNECTABLES (Part 2) (1991)


After the great success of the line during its 2 first years, Matchbox had to keep it running and invented new features. Since it was the nineties,one of the first tries was to release the same cars, only with more appealing colours, like in this example, or some “remixed” vehicles, which were combined forming similar but different vehicles.



The other new feature from 1991 were the “Light & Sound”.

And there was still another playset, called the “Power Bloc” which was some kind of tractor rig to push your connectable-build with some accessories, like a fork lift or a crane.

Comparison between first version and recoloured version

From here on, the Connectables line expanded even more, since the line splitted in two themes: the normal line (again with new features, like the Crazy Limos) and the Rescue Force line, with far more futuristic vehicles. These futuristic vehicle-parts included light, sound and also engines (I think pull-back engines), to make them even cooler. Take a look at the catalogue. As in the previous entry, I put here Matchbox catalogues from 1991 to 1993.

Matchbox Catalogue 1991

Matchbox Catalogue 1991

Matchbox Catalogue 1992

Matchbox Catalogue 1992

Matchbox Catalogue 1993

FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: Connectables
  • Scale of the cars: 1:64 aprox. (cars), 1:100 (tucks)
  • Year: 1989 - 1993
  • Company: Matchbox (Great Britain)
  • Size: approx. 7 cm (2-part vehicles)

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