Matchbox has a long and interesting history for the
collector as it has changed hands many times with new and old series being
introduced through the years. Started in 1948 with small line of different size
toys the company changed in 1953 to producing their now famous line of 75
miniatures. Later in 1957 a new series called Major packs were introduced and
later changed to a series called King Size.
In 1969 Matchbox changed the axles and wheels on the vehicles to compete with
Hot Wheels this series was called Superfast. Around the same time the King size
series was changed to Speed Kings and in 1977 the series was changed to Super
As shown above the company has produced many different series and lines for the
collector to search for and collect. There are many different numbers and
variations to search for and the values at this time are all over the place with
different guides giving many different values.
Realpriceguides has tried to reflect the internet prices and the auction prices
of today in the current world market. The values are subject to change at any
time and we try to make changes as they occur if possible.