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Well, and an Alfa. You can't go wrong with the Alfa Romeo 4C, especially in white.
But this case is about the trucks. Some new, some older. A couple licensed, a few not licensed. And, in all honesty, a bit of a mixed bag. After the case arrived from A&J Toys, I, as is the new norm, filmed the unboxing:
What do you think?
I prefer licensed, but I am also aware that an all-licensed-model range isn't realistic. So if they are unlicensed, I prefer realistic. The Scraper in this batch, which we featured earlier, and the MBX Moving Van, looking splendid with the Matchbox logo in Japanese, are great examples of that. Some of the others, not so much.
But I think the talk of this case will be the Transit. I will say this. The model LOOKS fantastic, but it is a letdown to learn it is sporting a plastic body. Some of the other models are plastic, and if they are unlicensed I have no problem with that. It is the licensed models that get to me.
This may be a subject the Matchbox team will address at the upcoming Gathering in July. Matchbox is headed in the right direction in so many ways, and the issue of plastic bodies seems to be a good topic to tackle next. We will have to see.
In the meantime, what model grabs your attention?
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