Earlier this month, I posted a blog regarding the MATCHBOX 60th Anniversary Celebration that Mattel is currently promoting (read it here). One thing I didn’t mention in that piece was that for the first time ever… MATCHBOX has issued a “chase” vehicle – a variation produced in limited numbers and randomly distributed – similar to what the MATCHBOX cousins at HOT WHEELS do with their “Treasure Hunts.” While the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Line of MATCHBOX is said to include 24 Vehicles, there is actually a 25th – the unnumbered Routemaster Bus in Red Chrome, with special artwork.
On a recent trip to the local Toys “R” Us post-gymnastics with the little ones, I happened to run across a freshly-stocked case of MATCHBOX… with two of these rare Routemasters. One was in a somewhat damaged package (bubble was separated) and had slightly crooked “tampos” (artwork). I bought both of them, with the imperfect one being “an opener” for Addie to play with. As for the other one, these $3.99 vehicles are fetching quite the premium over on eBay these days (one sold for $150 not long ago)… and while some might fuel that market, I’m going to give it away.
One lucky reader of The Rock Father will win this beautiful bus (pictured left) – sealed in it’s original package, along with a “matchbox” of it’s own.
To enter, follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Widget Below, but be sure to read the fine print \m/ \m/
The Fine Print – Honor System: By entering this giveaway, you certify that you do not already own a MATCHBOX Chase Edition Routemaster Bus, and you agree that will not re-sell it on the secondary market. Breaking either of these clauses will forever deem you “dishonorable,” and you will be followed by invisible ghouls and goblins that will haunt your thoughts for eternity. Giveaway open to U.S. residents ages 18+ only, void where prohibited. Entrants may not have previously won a prize from The Rock Father in the past six months. Prizing purchased and shipped by The Rock Father – not responsible for lost, damaged, or misdirected mail. Winner will be chosen on or after April 14, 2013 and notified via email. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Mattel, makers of MATCHBOX. I purchased the prize myself.