There's a Working Metal Detector On This Treasure-Hunting Toy Truck

Your return-on-investment for a given toy is easily calculated: it's basically just how long it can keep a child distracted and quiet before they get tired of it. But with Matchbox's new Treasure Truck, there's actually the potential to turn a profit on the toy because hanging off the front is a real working metal… » 2/15/15 6:51pm 2/15/15 6:51pm

Monstrous Metropolis II Cityscape Treats Matchbox Cars to a True…

Four years of work. Exactly 1,100 toy cars. Eighteen lanes of one-way traffic. One mega-mini-city. Meet Metropolis II, the Hot Wheels/Matchbox car utopia created by California artist Chris Burden, lead engineer Zak Cook and ten assistants. [MAKE] » 6/19/11 4:00pm 6/19/11 4:00pm

Cellphone Haters: A Design Concept from One of Your Own

Here's a concept for a cellphone patterned after a matchbox, where the most often-used buttons are on the outside. The inside slides out just as a matchbox does, revealing its numeric keypad. » 3/19/07 3:15pm 3/19/07 3:15pm