MatchboxÂ® Toys: The Universal Years 1982-92 (Paperback) by Mack Charlie
In 1982 ownership of Matchbox die cast toys the most popular metal vehicles in the world passed from Lesney to Universal. The toys produced under Universal's ownership are documented in this thorough text. It includes the vehicles and a wide variety of other toys manufactured under the Matchbox logo including infants' educational toys dolls and puzzles. This is the third in a series (preceded by Lesney's Matchbox Toys: The Superfast years 1969-1982 and Lesney's Matchbox toys Regular Wheel Years 1947-1969 published by Schiffer Publishing) of marvelous Matchbox books by Charlie Mack. In this revised edition he has gathered fine color photographs of all the vehicles their variations and the other toys produced by Universal. Additional materials include lists of places of interest for the collector to visit and mail order sources.