It was back in April that Matchbox hinted at and then unveiled their Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. It was big news on several fronts, most notably that Mattel had finally acquired the Mercedes license again.
Since then, we have seen the Matchbox SLR McLaren re-released, the Toy Fair version of the 6x6 unveiled, and Hot Wheels revealed their plans for a 190E Evo in the Car Culture line. Exciting times indeed.
Even without the licensing news, the 6x6 was big news. A perfect fit for Matchbox's current direction. They also revealed two versions - one with an interior for premium releases, and one without for basic releases in order to adhere to the 4-part rule (wheels, chassis, body, plus either windows or an extra piece like a third axle).
We saw the the premium version was used on the Toy Fair, and now Matchbox has unveiled their first basic version. This pic was sent over last night:
That. Is. Nice.
Light tan color, black trim. I can't tell if the front has the tampo treatment, so I guess we will find out later, hopefully on a full preview here on Lamley. For now, it is a great debut color for the model. Sure, no interior is a bummer, but I will take it in order to have this model in the lineup. It's a great addition...