Friday, February 5, 2016
Diecast goes Art Deco: The Greenlight GM Futurliner...
It is a very rare occasion for Lamley to go back to the 1940's. Probably because it is a very rare occasion for any of the diecast companies we cover to go back to the 1940's.
But Greenlight just did, and it is spectacular. Not just any car, but the GM Futurliner, in all its art deco glory. It isn't a bus, but essentially a display created for the Parade of Progress, a way for GM to promote future technologies. And oh how cool it would have been if we went all art deco in the future.
There has to be a few reasons that Greenlight did the Futurliner. It is a significant vehicle, to be sure. It is also straight-up stunning. It also garnered a load of money at a Barrett Jackson auction a few years ago. But let's just run with how amazing the model is.
It's heavy. It's detailed. It is a step above most other Greenlights. Greenlight has been known to be a little inconsistent quality-wise, but this model is flawless. And honestly my photos do it no justice.
Greenlight continues to step up its game with casting choices, special lines like Hitch & Tow, and now special models like this one and the Fleetwood Bounder RV's. For someone like me who loves 1:64 like Tomica Limited Vintage, it is great to see...
(UPDATE: I talked to Wheel Collectors this morning, and they informed me that they are completely sold out, as is Greenlight entirely. No idea if this is a limited run, but here is what is left on ebay. It is worth it.)
(Find Greenlight at Wheel Collectors)