Looking to celebrate the King’s Coronation and searching for that perfect table centre piece? Matchbox has released a Gold State Coach complete with four pairs of horses, sure to delight any equestrian looking to get into the spirit of the festivities.

This year is also the toy maker’s 70th anniversary, so they have double the reason to celebrate with a special new model. Produced to order until 18 May, the model costs £60 and is a 1:64 scale model of the Gold State Coach, measuring 23cm long.

Photographer – Teri Weber

“Not only is 2023 a pivotal moment in UK history, but it also marks an important one for Matchbox. Celebrating 70 years of rich design heritage, Matchbox is launching an exclusive Coronation Coach that evolves the brand’s signature craftsmanship while drawing on innovation and cutting-edge technology to write a new and exciting chapter in our history,” said Roberto Stanichi, Global Head of Vehicles, Mattel. “Being built to order, we expect this coach to be one of the most exclusive models Matchbox has ever created.”

With the goal to create a model “fit for a king”, Matchbox creators set out to produce its most detailed version of the coach to date. Its designers studied images taken by Julian Payne, Senior Manager of Matchbox Product Design during a visit to the Royal Mews, together with footage of the most important royal celebrations in recent times to reproduce the giltwood coach, eight Windsor Grey horses and four coachmen.

Photographer – Teri Weber

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