Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz C111 (6978)

I found this older Hot Wheels at a vintage toy store in Kokomo, Indiana. My collection of Hot Wheels doesn't really include any big ticket items, with most of my collection being the $1 mainlines. I snagged this one for $5, and it definitely shows its wear. I'm no expert at distinguishing between the variations, but I'm confident that whatever version this is,this one is 40 years old and was made in the mid-seventies.

This is model on a Mercedes-Benz concept car used as a test bed in the sixties and seventies. The color is pure seventies - I think we had a fridge in the same color. Wish my version was in better shape, but happy with this at the price I paid.
Photo from here

Friday, June 23, 2017

Matchbox Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 (MB683) from Best of Matchbox Series 2

Here is the Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 (MB683) from the Matchbox premium line Best of Matchbox, Series 2.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Matchbox Range Rover Sport (MB691) from Best of Matchbox Series 2

Matchbox released the Range Rover Sport (MB691) as part of the Best of Matchbox, Series 2. With premium tires and realistic tampos, the captured the look of the original. What's nice about these models is that they are half the cost of some of the other premium offerings.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Greenlight Airstream 16' Bambi from the Hitched Homes Series One

Vintage trailers have a great look - here is Greenlight's version of an Airstream 16' Bambi trailer. I prefer tents when I go camping, but this has a definite style to it.

Kenner's Fast 111s Cyclone 3

In the early '80s Kenner released some diecast cars in the Fast 111s line. While I wasn't collecting these at the time, I stumbled across this recently at a vintage toy shop. Here is the Cyclone 3 - I really like the futuristic vibe of this model.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

M2 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 440

In 1969 Dodge released the Charger Daytona, an "aero car" designed to run at NASCAR races. At the time NASCAR required the entrants to drive true stock cars, and Dodge sold enough Daytonas to qualify under the rules. The Daytona was the first NASCAR car to break 200 mph. Here is the M2 version of this legendary car, equipped with the 440 V8.

Matchbox BMW M5 Police (MB966) from 2017 Best of Matchbox, Series 2

Earlier this year Matchbox released Best of the World - a six-car set of premium models, featuring rubber tires and nicer tampos than what is seen in the regular series. Here is the BMW M5 Police. As it is a premium set, it sports the Best of the World tampos. However, I would have preferred to see it in authentic livery of a German locale.