Thursday, October 17, 2013
First Look: Matchbox Dodge Challenger SRT8 & other models from Batch M...
Funny, while we spent the last 15 months celebrating, anticipating, previewing, photographing, writing about (and photographing and writing about again) the Matchbox BMW 1M, we didn't realize there were other models in the batch. Or the whole damn line.
We remembered the Seagrave, but there are others. So here are some of them from Batch M. Not all, but these grabbed our attention. One is new, one is a VW, one is an Ambulance, and one is a killer-looking Dodge Challenger in purple.
The Matchbox Challenger has always been superior to the Hot Wheels version. I don't mind the large rear wheels on many Hot Wheels, but they completely ruined the Challenger. It took away the whole aesthetic of the Challenger. It doesn't even look like a Challenger. The Matchbox does. It just needed the 5-spokes it is sporting on this purple model instead of the 10sp it has run on in the past.
So outside of the green version from last year's 9-pack (which I am still looking for), this is the best version of the Challenger.
Enjoy the pics...
(And find Matchbox Batch M at Wheel Collectors...)
Dodge Challenger SRT8