So what about Supreme Heroes?
I mean, just two days ago I was lamenting about the small numbers of actual licensed vehicles coming from Matchbox, yet here are four great models showing how well Matchbox can do.
Exactly. As we have said before, to quote Ed Helms in The Hangover, "He's still got it..."
When Matchbox takes on a licensed model, more times than not they nail it. It is just they are not making a lot of them.
That is why I was very excited for the release of the Supreme Heroes. Here was Matchbox using real licensed vehicles, and putting real licensed liveries on them, and with rubber tires to boot! Sure, the wheels might be a little too sporty for some of the models, and yeah, the bases are plastic, but to us that doesn't matter much. They all look really good. The problem is the line was cut down right before its scheduled release, and many of the police cars slated to be part were dropped.
So here are the first four, and as excited as we are about them, they still remind us how good Matchbox could really be if they did more. Instead, it appears they are doing less.
But no matter, let's take Supreme Heroes for what it is. The first Matchbox premium line in awhile. These models are worth having, and we need to let Mattel know it. So go get them and enjoy them. We sure are.
You can find the Supreme Heroes at your local Kroger store or at Wheel Collectors as part of their Lamley Deal Sale....
Matchbox Supreme Heroes Batch A:
1963 Mack B Fire Engine:
Pierce Dash Fire Engine: