Thursday, January 8, 2015
The tantalizingly terrific trailers of Greenlight Hitch & Tow...
We've used the term "gateway drug" here on Lamley before. Maybe not terribly appropriate, but definitely accurate.
Every diecast company has their gateway drug. Just ask all the JDM collectors who first saw the Hot Wheels Hakosuka Skyline on Japanese Nostalgic Car and now can't hit the pegs enough. Or ask the multitude of you who had to have the Tomica Limited Vintage Nissan IDx, thinking that would be your only TLV, only now you find more and more creeping into the collection. (And by the way, it doesn't stop, so you might as well give in.)
Well, it has happened to us again. We have had a Greenlight here and there in the collection, but once we saw the new Hitch & Tow set, we were in. We figured we would collect those sets, and keep it at that. But then you start looking more and more at Greenlight, and you realize a Mustang here and a Superbird there would look good with the trailers, and BAM!!...you are addicted.
But here we are. Greenlight Hitch & Tow Series 1 has been out for a couple of months, but here are pics, with a little TLV mixed it (they work well together). Many of you have one or all of these sets, but if you don't, you should get a couple.
Greenlight hit a home run with these. It is mix of current and classic cars and trailers, highlighted by the most brilliant trailer of all, the 1963 Airstream Bambi, towed in this set by an Impala. Diecast companies have done trailers in the past, but these really stand out. The idea and execution really work, and for the most part you can add to them, whether it be a car or other form of cargo.
We already know Hitch & Tow Series 2 is set to release any minute, and Series 3 is being worked on currently. We can't wait to see what else they come up with.
So enjoy the pics, and find the sets at Wheel Collectors...
Greenlight Hitch & Tow Series 1:
1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne Truck & Flatbed Trailer:
(with Tomica Limited Vintage Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette)
(with Tomica Limited Vintage Fairlady 260Z)
2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport & Enclosed Car Hauler:
(with Tomica Limited Vintage Nissan Cedric and Honda S600)
1967 Chevrolet Impala Sports Sedan & Airstream 16' Bambi:
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X & Small Cargo Trailer: