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Fast & Fifty Magazine

Write Review Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Superfast 1-75 series, Fast & Fifty focuses on the original Lesney era, from 1969 to 1982, covering every basic model released as well as taking a look at the accessories and ranges that were sold to complement and work with the models released. Sold in eye-catching packaging, the range became a huge success and is still hugely popular today.

Fast & Fifty is packed with information and evocative photography to truly bring back memories of a bygone era and act as a basis for the collector:
Every basic model released by Lesney photographed and detailed
Production variations highlighted and photographed
Arranged in easy and quick to locate sections by release number
Valuation guide for every release listed
Box styles described and photographed
Accessories featured such as Track Sets, Pop-Up Roadways, Matchbox Motorway, Storage Cases, Display Units and Catalogues
Special ranges detailed – Streakers, Rolamatics, Scorpions, Super Kings and Speed Kings.
Restoration guide and tips for bringing playworn models back to life
“What Ifs” – popular Regular Wheels releases that never got upgraded
A look at life for the Superfast r

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INSIDE FAST AND FIFTY

• BOXING CLEVER: A guide to the wonderful boxes that Lesney produced for the 1-75 series.
• KEEPING IT SIMPLE: Production variations to look out for and the tricks that Lesney got up to.
• WHAT’S IN A NUMBER? The 1-75 series laid bare from 1969 to 1982 by number - every casting featured!
• COLLECTOR’S CATALOGUES: Even the marvellous Matchbox catalogues are collectable.
• FEATURE PRESENTATION: The Rola-matics releases introduced a new angle of playability to the range.
• RIGHT ON TRACK: Track sets are what the Superfast range was literally made for.
• STUNG INTO ACTION: The Scorpions range was Matchbox’s answer to its rivals’ products.
• STORAGE & DISPLAY: Options for keeping your collection safe and on show.
• A STREAK OF GENIUS: Love them or loathe them, Streakers really made a visual impact.
• SUPERFAST ON THE ROAD: Taking the 1-75 series out and about for both business and pleasure.
• THE GIFT OF SUPERFAST: Continuing Matchbox’s tried and trusted grouped sets in bright new packaging.
• DOUBLE (IN A) BUBBLE: The Two Packs range combined new and old castings into a new package.
• SUPERFAST RECOVERY: Tips on how to bring your playworn models back to displayable condition.
• SUPER KINGS & SPEED KINGS: Lesney even scaled the Superfast concept up for its King Size range too.
• WHAT’S IT WORTH?: Updated Ramsay’s Price Guide valuations for the 1-75 range.
• LIFE BEYOND LESNEY: The five decades of Superfast have seen quite a few changes.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Superfast 1-75 series, Fast & Fifty focuses on the original Lesney era, from 1969 to 1982, covering every basic model released as well as taking a look at the accessories and ranges that were sold to complement and work with the models released. Sold in eye-catching packaging, the range became a huge success and is still hugely popular today.

Fast & Fifty is packed with information and evocative photography to truly bring back memories of a bygone era and act as a basis for the collector:
Every basic model released by Lesney photographed and detailed
Production variations highlighted and photographed
Arranged in easy and quick to locate sections by release number
Valuation guide for every release listed
Box styles described and photographed
Accessories featured such as Track Sets, Pop-Up Roadways, Matchbox Motorway, Storage Cases, Display Units and Catalogues
Special ranges detailed – Streakers, Rolamatics, Scorpions, Super Kings and Speed Kings.
Restoration guide and tips for bringing playworn models back to life
“What Ifs” – popular Regular Wheels releases that never got upgraded
A look at life for the Superfast range “Beyond Lesney” up to the current day in the hands of Mattel.
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