So when you are looking at what is coming in a given year from Matchbox, there are always a few slots to fill.
There has to be a firetruck. There has to be a classic police car. And maybe a current police car. There is of course a construction vehicle. These days an off-road vehicle. A classic car. A pickup. And on and on.
Of course some of that has been diluted in muck the last few years, but it seems we are returning to some of those slots again. One is the common street car done as stock as possible. The other is that current car that is a little more interesting than most.
The stock street car? The 2017 Chevy Camaro Convertible. No large rear wheel, just the latest Camaro looking like it does coming right off the lot. That interesting model? Of course its the BMW i3.
These images are the 3D prints of the models, as provided by Matchbox at the Gathering in July, so there is a lot to happen on both. But so far, I like what I see. The windshield on the Camaro needs to be a bit higher, and I am very curious how the detailing of the i3 will be done, but if what we see stays relatively the same, both should be pretty popular.
And sure, the i3 will mostly likely bring out a few opinions. It is not what I would call a car enthusiast's car, but I do like when Matchbox does replicas like this. And, just between you and me, the real car is growing on me. Don't tell anyone. Still, it's companion car, the i8, might be a slightly more exciting choice. But I will take the i3.
I have no idea when these will hit, but I can safely say it will be sometime in 2017. It is that kind of info that brings you back each day to Lamley, isn't it? You're welcome.