Friday, February 26, 2016
Case Report: Opening a 2016 Matchbox D Case...
Wheel Collectors had another large pallet day, which means new models to show off. Not only did they get some cool new Greenlight, but the Matchbox D Cases are in. And as always, they helped us put together a Case Report.
Matchbox 2016 Batch D at Wheel Collectors
When we did the Matchbox C Case unboxing a few days ago, I suggested that an assortment more licensed-model-heavy would help improve things. With Matchbox cases now at 24-count instead of 36-count, it becomes more imperative that the most popular models have the most counts. That wasn't the case with the C Case, but we will see about the D Case with this report, as well as the Unboxing of another D Case I will do a little later next week.
As always, the folks at Wheel Collectors picked a random case off the pallet and opened it, 3-by-3.
Hmmm. Don't know about this. Some cool debuts, including the Dodge Charger Police and Toyota Prius Taxi, and I like the two INC-themed vehicles. But there are some concerns. The two models that get 2-counts in this case are the Sea Hunter Helicopter - looks good, but not my cup of tea - and the Wing Chiller. Yikes. Not only is the Wing Chiller sadly a certain pegwarmer, this is the second case in a row that it comes in two. That means a double-up on the pegwarmers.
Secondly, where is the BMW M5 Police? It debuted in the C Case, so it should have rolled over to this case. Matchbox has skipped models in assortments before, so lets hope is shows up in other D assortments, or in E. Based on this assortment, I am VERY interested to see what my D Case looks like when it arrives...