Friday, January 30, 2015

First Look: The models of Greenlight Hitch & Tow Series 2...

We really can't get enough of the Hitch & Tow.

And we are not alone.  We have heard from a large number of you guys telling us how much you like the Hitch & Tow Series as well.  It is clear that Greenlight has put a lot of thought into it, and the results so far have been fantastic.  Such a wide array of models, some representing a good family road trip of yesteryear, others weekend warriors of today.  And the variety continues with Series 3:

The four trailers remain consistent, and only the Dodge Ram is held over from the first two sets.  And with the Dodge D-100 and '77 Chevy Van joining the Monaco, Bronco, C10, and Impala from the first two sets, the variety is top notch.

And here is the thing.  While we have enjoyed jumping headfirst into Greenlight, it can be a bit overwhelming.  Muscle and Hot Pursuit and Black Bandits and Country Roads and on and on.  But some of the best variety might just be in Hitch & Tow.  Admittedly, Hitch & Tow, along with Country Roads, is probably the line most similar to the offerings of Tomica Limited Vintage, so that is why it might strike our fancy here at Lamley.  Street cars in street clothes.  The green Monaco, for example, seems to fit very nicely next to a vintage Toyota Crown.  We should have taken pics.  (We will later.)

And outside of the Dodge Ram (a nice model, but it doesn't hold our interest), these models hold their own so well, attached to a trailer or not.  The Monaco is road boating at its best, the orange C10, with those wheels, looks like C10's we still pass by, and that Bronco is straight-up beautiful.

Then you add the trailers, and you have one of the best diecast sets around.

But one complaint.  Greenlight could work on the quality of some of these.  The Dodge Ram came with a broken hitch, and the hinge of the door of the enclosed hauler broke the first time we opened and closed it.  For models that look this good, the quality should always match.

Other than that, we are thrilled with these.  Here are some of the pics we took, and as usual we could not help adding some Tomica Limited Vintage models, this time the TLV Prince Gloria (some of which you can find at Japan Booster.)  Enjoy...

(All the Hitch & Tow Series 2 sets are available at Wheel Collectors.)

Greenlight Hitch & Tow Series 2:

1969 C-10 Truck & Flatbed Trailer
2014 Dodge RAM 1500 & Enclosed Car Hauler
1967 Ford Bronco & Small Cargo Trailer
1974 Dodge Monaco & Airstream 16' Bambi


  1. Couldn't agree more about the Black Bandit and Hot Pursuit series... they all look kinda the same, haven't bought one in ages, but the Count(r)y Roads series used to be one of the best for "street cars in street clothes from Greenlight, as well as the Hollywood series.

    As for the Muscle Cars, while they're by far my favorites, I agree they need to introduce more variety in castings and models. they've been rehashing cars for years now, and a collector only needs so many Dodge Chargers and Challengers.

  2. Those are just toy cars, but they do great in real life.
    I'm happy that there's a Hitch and Tow series which younger boys could look at and realize early the benefits of towing.

    We have this towbar fitting Melbourne business, so I know the need for everyone to be educated with proper towing

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