It probably isn't the biggest surprise, but it is definitely most welcome.
Today on its Instagram feed, Matchbox let the cat out of the bag:
The SLR McLaren is back, and it returns to the 2017 Mainline.
Until now it has been a one-year wonder. It debuted in 2009 in silver, was recolored in black, and then Mattel lost the license. A blue model was planned for a 5-pack, but was cancelled. And the tool has sat in limbo ever since.
Once Mattel announced the return of Mercedes, whether or not the SLR would return has been the most-asked question by far. And OF COURSE it was going to return. Fresh tool, great model, so a no-brainer.
This model makes its return in silver, which looks a lot like the debut in 2009. From what I have been told, this is more of a pure silver compared to the bluish tint of the debut. Hopefully I will get a chance to compare the two soon, and I will pass along any pics.
Duplicate color or not, how great is it to have this one back?