Friday, January 16, 2015

In it's entirety: Greenlight Muscle Series 9...

We are still new to the Greenlight game, but there are a few things we are starting to figure out.

First, these models are very high quality, but can be a little hit-and-miss in the assembly department.  For those of you that don't open them, they will continue to look fantastic in the package.  For those who do, you know what we are talking about.  Sometimes a tire isn't on straight and is slightly stretched, making it difficult to put back on, or the axles are a bit bent.

Second, Greenlight knows how to make wheels.  The detail in each wheel is superb.

Last, Greenlight is far better at doing classic muscle than current cars.  The proportions and detail of the bodies and wheels of the classic cars is spot on, and tight.  On the current cars like the Camaro and Mustang, the wheels look too bulky, and the stance too high.  But it doesn't bother us here too much, as we would much rather collect the classic cars.

Those are our detailed thoughts.  Our general thoughts?  We are so glad to have these and to be covering them here at Lamley.  We need more muscle here.  Yes, JDM is our first love, but that has never come at the expense of cool muscle cars.  And Greenlight does them right.  We see a lot more posts combining these with other brands like the Tomica Limited Vintage, Auto World, and Kyosho.  It should be fun.

So today is a practice run.  GL Muscle Series 10 just came out, and in fact arrived today from Wheel Collectors.  We will photograph it this weekend and post the entire batch in a post.  Before we do that, here is Series 9.  It has been out awhile, but we have only had it a few days.

We are glad we have it, because we have wanted sharp examples of the Pontiac GTO Judge and Dodge Charger Daytona, and now we have them.  You will probably see that both of those, along with the Mustang Boss 429, COPO Chevelle, and '69 Charger, look fantastic, especially compared to the rough-at-the-edges 2011 Shelby GT500.

So here is Series 9, starting with that grey GTO we are so happy to have.

(You can find GL Muscle Series 9 at Wheel Collectors...)

Greenlight Muscle Series 9:

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge

1969 Dodge Hemi Charger Daytona

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1969 Dodge Charger R/T

1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle

2011 Ford Shelby GT500


  1. Obviously awesome models, but there are some "flaws" on the castings that many Hot Wheels haters pretend not to see such as extra large tires on the Charger, the gap between the wing and the body on the Daytona and the finishing on shelby's bumper.

    I'm not trying to shoot back at those people, but a little more of coherence would be nice from them.

    1. Very true, specially about the infamous steamroller tires. They've mostly been phasing them out in favor of smaller, more accurate wheels and tires, like the ones you see on the GTO and Daytona, but some models still come with them, like the Charger. Those wheels are new and I don't have that model yet, so I can't tell if they're steamrollers or just wider, but I'm betting steamrollers.

  2. Is it me, or does that green Charger look like the Dirty Mary Crazy Larry car?

  3. The 2011 Gt-500,They could've chose a better color than baby blue stripes

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  5. The Greenlights from the new factory (without Gaungdong on the base) seem to have poor quality control, all 20 or so that I have from the Donggaun, Gaungdong factory are faultless, but 4 out of 4 from the new factory have issues. All crown Vics seem to have poor base fitment, the Supernatural Impala has the holes in the wheels poorly punched (seen on a quite a few), I hope they sort it out because I don't have the luxury of browsing the pegs to find the best one.