Thursday, October 17, 2013
Model of the Day: Matchbox Battle Mission 5-pack 1957 GMC Pickup...
Yeah, this has been around for a bit, but it is worth a look.
Matchbox 5-packs (actually, all Mattel 5-packs) have not been high on the purchase list of late. I purchased an Exotics 5-pack earlier this year, plus a couple from Hot Wheels, but that is about it. Not a complaint, mind you. 5-packs are all about attracting the kids, so bright colors and exaggerated models prevail.
But there are models I will buy no matter how much it costs to get them. The 1957 GMC Pickup is definitely one of them. From the Walmart exclusive from a few years ago to this new military version, this model always looks good.
As much as current pickups bore the hell out of me, I can't profess my love for classic pickups enough. Doesn't matter the make, anything from the 80's and earlier with a bed is a Lamley pleaser. And the GMC is as good-looking as they come. I fancy the black version the most, and this military version, minus the grey grill and way-too-modern "MBX" logo in the rear, looks swell as well.
So I collect them all. And I photograph them. And I post them. And they are all here. Enjoy...
(Find the '57 GMC Pickup, including that hard-to-find Walmart exclusive, on ebay...)
Matchbox 1957 GMC Pickup (2013 5-pack exclusive):
2010 Walmart exclusive
2010 10-pack exclusive
2011 Lesney Edition
2011 Farm 5-pack
2013 Battle Mission 5-pack