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10th Annual Route 66 MCCH International Gathering of Friends Convention updated 5/8/12

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Come meet the Mattel Marketing and Design team. Room trading, racing, auction, dinner, and toy show. Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 22nd, 23rd, 2012, Albuquerque, NM, Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Show 7/23 10-3) (T85) (I-40 & Louisiana Blvd.). The Mattel Team will be here in person again and we will have stunning Code 1 models. Friday starts with a Meet and Greet, Saturday includes Seminars, a Custom Contest, Dinner, Auction and Mattel Presentation of what is to come The auction benefits Rachael's Courtyard, a very worthy cause. Copy and paste link to view more details about Rachael's Courtyard. Sunday's Toy show and sale will be complimented by a real 1:1 car show and the Mattel Play Area. . "Matchbox®, Hot Wheels®, Corgi®, Dinky®, Johnny Lightning®, Tonka®, Buddy L®’, Farm toys, aircraft, and all other brands and scales of toy vehicles will be represented." Contact Jim Gallegos for more information, E-mail or call (505) 892-8848 (Jim). [Jim Gallegos, From the MB Forum e-mail news] new 3/1/06 updated 5/8/12 [most of the following information below is from prior years]

Leipzip "Modell Hobby Spiel" new 8/11/09 updated 7/4/10

Mattel Germany and the MCCD (Matchbox Collectors Club Germany) 9th Annual official Matchbox Party at the "MODELL HOBBY SPIEL" on the new fairground at Leipzig in Germany October 1-3, 2010. information in English. The fairground is located close to the A14 motorway, and Leipzig International Airport is only one exit away. Please follow directions for "Messe (-gelände)".

Closing date for the reservation of rooms in the hotel NH Messe Leipzig is 31/08/2010 and for the Matchbox Party and stands on the swapmeet is 13/09/2010!

There is a special rate for the Hotel "NH Messe Leipzig" at the fairgrounds, Fuggerstr. 2, 04356 Leipzig (Tel: +49 (0)341 52 51-0 / Fax: +49 (0) 341 52 51-3 00): We were able to set up a brilliant offer with the hotel. It is only € 53,00 per room – doesn’t matter if you share it or not. Free parking is included and breakfast buffet can be chosen at € 16,00 per person. If you need a room at the hotel please book it using the reference "Matchbox Party". If you need a single non-smoker please book near “Mr. Segendorf”, single smoker near Mr. Hornbostel, double smoker near Fam. Schütte and last double non-smoker near Fam. Schleuer – this helps to keep us all on the same level of the hotel.

Matchbox-USA updated 7/4/10

29th Annual Matchbox Convention, June 11-13 2010. Back to the Basics, In-Room Trading, Convention Dinner and Auction, and Diecast Toy Show. new 7/4/10

Charlie Mack & Matchbox USA on line at new 7/19/01

M.I.C.A. 25th UK Convention updated 4/10/09

"Last time we announced the date and location of the 25th and final Convention: Friday 26th & Saturday 27th March 2010 in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Our event follows a few days after the auctioning of The Horace Dunkley Models of Yesteryear Collection by the Vectis organisation in Stockton-on-Tees; so another good reason to make the trip in 2010. Full details and a booking form will be available with the next E-magazine that is due in early April." [2/4/09 E-mail from MICA] [2004 information remains below until updated]

M.I.C.A. 11th European Convention

per Kevin McGimpsey e-mail dated 5/28/03 "as you will read in [MICA Newsletter] 19#1 the 11th Euro Convention has been cancelled" updated 5/29/03

7th Australian Convention new 4/26/99 updated 2/16/04

[information from vol. 5 No. 19, February/March 2004 MICA newsletter]

Auckland diecast models, collectors fair, & swapmeet new 7/1/07
[MICA "new" web site classified ads]

Midwest Matchbox Convention updated 8/6/02

[information from Midwest Diecast Miniatures web site]

Matchbox Toys/Mattel Annual Mattel International Matchbox Toy Show updated 2/26/06

The revitalized Hershey show will be Labor Day week-end, August 31-September 2 , 2007. [MB USA newsletter, August 2007] new 8/30/07

The Hershey Toy Show for 2006 is a victim of the corporate-wide budget cuts … There will be No Hershey Show in 2006. [From the MB Forum e-mail news] new 2/26/06
"With Hershey still up in the air on a decision, [the Matchbox USA convention] could be the only ease coast convention to attend [in 2006]." [information from Charlie's editorial page in the Matchbox USA Newsletter December, 2005] updated 1/18/06
"The date is looking at being sometime in September this year, although a location has not been secured." [MICA newsletter February-March 2006] updated 2/13/06
updated 3/16/05 [John Yanouzas, Matchbox Forum e-mail]

Diecast Blast 2009 New England toy show new 9/24/08

A 3-day diecast collectors weekend featuring Matchbox and other die cast on August 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2009. [MB forum e-mail 9/24/08]

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