Posted 2 months ago
I posted another version of this a few years ago, it was the Light-Glow version. This is the earlier version when Matchbox was less gimmicky. As toys go on they tend to add various elements which have a tendency to be less tasteful.
Matchbox city is similar to the Marx Carry-Alls. It is a suitcase that folds out into a more complex toys. Although Marx sets were metal. This one is vinyl and made for Lesney by Ideal. Ideal made vinyl cases like this for several companies and even made some for Hasbro's GI Joe.
The set features several buildings where cars can park inside. There is a fire station, hospital, garage and the large red parking structure is a carrying case. It holds about 10 cars I believe. I would check but I have a cat in my lap. Whenever I put cars in the little cases like these I forget where I put them.
The smaller side features a construction site. That would be the top lid. The other side a restaurant, bus station, grocery store, department store and more.
Next I need to get Matchbox Country for the farm equipment.