Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

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Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

Postby Matt79 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:24 pm

Well there were reports a while ago that Matchbox Skybusters were being found in South America re-packaged and re-branded as Hot Wheels. Well that has now spread to the UK where the Entertainer toy shops now sell re-packaged Skybusters as Hot Wheels. Oh Dear. How many more nails in the coffin left?

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Re: Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

Postby admin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:39 am

Maybe this could be a good question for the Amby to ask of Mattel.

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Re: Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

Postby THE RUNNING MAN » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Given the lack of metal/realism in the newer stuff, HW can have them.

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Re: Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

Postby carmagreviews » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:05 am

I read I think on T -Hunted that main reason why the re-branding in South America - is Hot Wheels is more well known over there then Matchbox and there also some form of Government interference -import controls etc something of that nature ? So it might not be as bad as it sounds ...although its probaby on the cards within the next 10 years Matchbox will no more :(

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Re: Matchbox Skybusters = Hot Wheels.

Postby mboxcollector » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:53 pm

admin wrote:Maybe this could be a good question for the Amby to ask of Mattel.

I will ask about the re-branding of the Sky Busters. Does anyone know if the base has been changed to reflect the new name? I need some pictures if someone can snap a few shots. Be interesting if the molds being used will be in the Matchbox line as well. I'll put together some questions to ask them. But if you have some, I am open to receiving some inquiries from you out there in SkyBusterland!!
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