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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Don't call this Mr. Bean's Mini...


So my guess is that if Matchbox ever did a Pontiac Aztek in a tan color, all of us would associate it with Walter White's Aztek.  Of course, linking that horror of an auto to Breaking Bad would be the ONLY way Matchbox would do the Aztek.  And trust me, they aren't.

Of course they did do the Chrysler 300 this year, and if we ever see one in all black with dark rims, a few of us will link it to Walter White's Aztek replacement.  It isn't as iconic as the Aztek, but the black 300 did hide Jesse in one of the craziest Breaking Bad episodes there was (RIP Hank).

But most will probably link the black Chrysler to...a black Chrysler.  There are iconic movie cars, and then there are cars that show up in movies.  This latest version of the Matchbox Mini Cooper falls in the middle.

On one hand, this light olive green is a great color on the Mini, especially with the black hood.  Sporty and definitely a fitting look for the Mini.


On the other hand, a lot of us remember this:



I am guessing we can "officially" call this a coincidence.  My guess is Mattel doesn't have the Mr. Bean license, but this car definitely links to that.  Just like Mr. White's 300, this is a standard car that happens to be driven by an iconic character.  So Matchbox can do these cars any way they want.

So whether a killer Mini, or something that the customizers are undoubtedly casting tiny chairs for, this Mini is most welcome.

Thanks to Mattel for the preview as always, and look for this in 2017 Batch A...







6 comments:

  1. It's great to see the Mini back! And in this colour. Matchbox is on a roll!

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  2. I thought Matchbox developed the smaller disc wheels (somewhat) specifically for this casting. Weird that it's back on the huge ones.

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  3. Great mode, BUT: why did tehy put that ugly gray plastic in front/back? Looks cheap and ruins overall great model. This is the key issue for recent Matchbox models, generally great idea and casting is ruined by such small details, I gues just to save a few pennies.

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    1. It could've been better with a chrome piece, but it's definitely not that bad with the gray one either

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  4. Totally agree here. Great idea spoiled by bad execution. Why go for grey base? What are they actually saving by avoiding chrome? And why do this on a licensed model for heavens sake.

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  5. تقدم لك عزل اسطح بالمدينة المنورة النصائح والمساعدة في عملية العزل لكافة انواع المباني من خلال التحديد مع خدمة العملاء علي موعد العمل المناسب للقيام بعمل منزلك كما تقدم لك الصيانة والتفتيش الدوري للعمل الذي قامت به عزل الاسطح من الماء لان عملية العزل مهمة وضرورية لانها تحافظ علي الحرارة خلال فصل الشتاء والصيف
    شركة عزل اسطح بالمدينة المنورة
    ويمكنك الان ان تتطلع الي خدمتنا والاتصال بنا للاستفادة منها عزل الاسطح من الحرارة هي الحل المناسب لك ولإحتياجاتك العقارية،فهي تستخدم الأساليب التكنولوجية الحديثة والعمل على الإدارة والتخطيط المناسب لكل مشروع ودراسته بدقة تامه لكي تتم عملية التنفيذ الخاصة بالمشروع بنجاح وتتم عملية التنفيذ فى افضل طريقة لعزل الاسطح علي أيدي فنين مهندسين متخصصين فى المجال يعرفون جيدا كيفية المسئولية عن إدارة مشروعات البناء وتسليمها فى الميعاد المحدد لها
    عزل اسطح بالمدينة المنورة
    وعلى أحدث التصميمات العالمية الخاصة بالإنشاءات.


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