The little car side of Instagram blew up last night. Posts started popping up of M2 Machines VW Double Cab finds.
Some were lucky and found one of the Chase models, while others were happy to find the set itself. I don't blame any of them for their excitement, or for all the online chatter about them. If you follow me on IG, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram, you know that these VW Trucks have stolen all of my attention as well.
This is a full on mic drop by M2. It is the epitome of what they do. Highly-detailed creations of creative model selections. They reek of auto-knowledge, created by folks who know their shit. A set of six VW trucks, all the same but all different, and done from stock to modified. And they are beautiful to boot.
But the buzzy buzz is all about the Super Chase. Sure, any M2 Super Chase limited to 250 pieces is going to garner attention, but this particular Raw Super Chase is on another level. Chases are chases. We know how effective they are. No matter how ugly a Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt is, the first person to find it will pick it up. But when that chase is the best-looking model of a splendid set, look out.
First off, they picked the right model to be the Super Chase. The tow truck, to me, is the best model in the set, and it looks particularly good as a Raw. On top of that, the gold trim. And what completes it is the brushed metal look. It is a must-have, unfortunately there are only 250 out there.
Add that it is a Walmart exclusive, meaning to get it you HAVE to find it, and you have something that a lot of people want. And it will be fun to watch who gets lucky. Think Charlie trying to get to the Chocolate Factory.
So yes, the Super Chase will gobble up the talk, but the set as a whole is easily one of the best diecast releases of the year. Up there with Japan Historics, Matchbox's second Best of, Kyosho's Skyline/GT-R set, and TLV's Hakosukas.
The Super Chase might beat them all...