2017-08-22

Rescue Ranger

...or at least, that is what this casting used to be called. This is an update with a plastic base instead of the metal one; if you ignore that (or don't know about the history) this is a pretty fine car, interesting to look at, and decent on the track.
HW Rapid Responder
2016 Mainline #216





2017-08-21

Which One Is Better?

So when the white one of these came up, I talked a lot of crap about it because I confused this car, the Model X,with the just-released Model 3, crap which I've updated the previous post with corrections for. I was going to say that this car works better in red, but having flipped back to the white one to collect the link I wasn't sure that's the case. So I got out the white one and looked at them both in my hand.
Tesla Model X
2017 Mainline #193
On the screen -- definitely the white one photographs better because my camera is a phone and I have no idea what I'm doing. In the hand, thought, the red one is more of a deep burgundy and is clearly the winner.

Frankly if this car had decent wheels, it would be a show stopper.


2017-08-19

Bonus Crappy Content: Backlit

'17 Ford GT
2017 Mainline # 211
This backlit photo actually turned out OK. I'm going to try more of these in the future.

2017-08-18

Flames For Friday

This is a color variation of one of the first 2017 cars I got almost a year ago. The casting doesn't work 100% in white either; I'm not sure what it is lacking, but it is missing something or has something it shouldn't.
'77 Pontiac Firebird
2017 Mainline #132



2017-08-17

New Bug

This is a reasonable model of a modern Volkswagen Beetle. Not much more to say about it than that, but it is interesting enough to feature as part of the 10-Pack dump. Also it is a multipack exclusive, so that makes it slightly more interesting.
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2017 Multipack Exclusive



2017-08-16

Weak Wednesday Truck

So we've had trucks for the last three Wednesday; but this is all  I have in queue that's a truck. Not really sure why I picked it up. Only reason I can think of is kinda convoluted. So you remember the Ice Cream Truck we featured a while ago? Well the kids have a variant of this which serves Pizza instead of Ice Cream. And this is a pizza truck too, so logical, right? I dunno.
Ford Transit Connect
2017 Mainline #143




2017-08-15

Lowrider

So I was wrong when I was writing about the Matchbox A100 a few weeks ago -- I identified the Hot Wheels counterpart as the same type of car, and it isn't, it is a Volkswagen T2 Pickup instead. Same kind of vehicle, though, a van that's been cut down into a pickup; this one has been "lowered" to make it more of a lowrider boulevard cruiser than a worker.
Volkswagen T2 Pickup
2017 Mainline #201