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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What is wrong with this picture?

Yesterday, during my travels for work, I came across these 3-packs at a drugstore in rural Utah:


One was at the front of the pegs, the other two buried toward the back.  Can you see what is wrong?

Take a closer look.  At first glance everything is normal.


That Firebird in green at the top looks right at home, doesn't it?  The only problem is it is a Matchbox.

Before you pass this off as a standard "buy pack - take model - return with replaced model" scenario, let me assure you these packs were not opened.  You can always tell a homemade job, and these aren't.  Factory sealed.

So how did a Matchbox model get in there?  I have no idea.  The reason is probably as interesting as watching paint dry, but there is an explanation out there.

Has anyone else encountered these?

11 comments:

  1. And that's a very nice 3 pack. I would happily buy it.

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  2. I know many HW 3 packs lately are Thailand built.

    And are you absolutely sure they weren't opened and resealed? You'd be surprised at how good some of these can be done.

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  3. I know what's wrong; there are two ugly models and a terrible packaging on the pic's ;-)

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  4. Looks like the 73 firebird or the 67 firebird. Cant really tell until u open one of those up. But it does remind me of a matchbox firebird i got recently. So i could see the confusion.

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  5. Looks like a great reseal Job, did you check another Kroger?

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  6. Once I found Sky Buster MBX plane in a HW blister.
    We in Brazil would be more than happy to see more MBX in HW disguise like those. As you may say, "goat skin wolf", right?

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    1. I've seen a lot of skybusters in hot wheels blisters lately, though I was going mad.

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  7. acto... "Wolf in Sheep's clothing".

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    1. Thank you, KB!
      Matter of fact, I read "A wolf in a goats skin, or a wolf in a sheep's clothing refers to someone who looks innocent on the surface, but underneath can be quite vicious. Imagine going to pet a sheep and then finding out it is in fact a wolf". (http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_wolf_in_a_goat's_skin_mean)... Off the record, of course!

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  8. I hate the pranksters who reseal cars... :/

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