Hotwheels makes some nice die-cast metal cars. Matchbox on the other hand makes all very crappy ones. It’s embarrasing the stuff that matchbox puts out. Then much to my surprise, I just found out today that hotwheels and matchbox are made by the same company, Mattel. WHAT!?
So basically here’s what happens over at Mattel. You got their die-cast car designers there. They make a bunch of designs. Whatever is really bad gets assigned to Matchbox. And whatever is cool gets a hotwheels name.
Why keep the Matchbox name? I don’t know. Maybe there’s some old school designer or someone really nice they don’t want to fire. And they don’t want to hurt this person’s feelings by not producing this person’s crappy designs. And somehow this matchbox person is just totally clueless that the matchbox brand is the brand of junk.