Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Whether you like the real car or not, there is no denying the Matchbox BMW i3 is darn cool.
I like the BMW i3. I know in some circles that is a blasphemous thing to say, but I think it is pretty cool. It is unique to say the least, and I am cool with anything forward thinking like the i3 is.
But I know many of you disagree. You don't like its looks, its preformance, what it represents. That is fine too.
Hopefully, though, we can all agree that the new Matchbox BMW i3 is awesome. The Matchbox Team sent the completed FEP over for a preview, and I can honestly say I am way stoked with this one.
Matchbox at its best releases a variety of vehicles, from sports cars to utilities vehicles to emergency to classics, and everything in between. And mixed in might be that unique street car that may not get us giddy like say a Datsun 510, but makes for a great model nonetheless. Think Prius Taxi for example.
The i3 surely fits in that category. Pick a unique car and replicate it well. That is what Matchbox did.
We previewed an early sample of the casting a couple of months ago, but now we have the completed product, and wow. Front and rear tampos, with the unique blue side detailing. That is a 4-sided tampo print, which is awesome, and I hope can be duplicated in later releases. Frankly black is probably the easiest color to do, so we will see what future releases look like. For now, there isn't anything to complain about.
It will be interesting to see the response. I am honestly happy whenever Matchbox does any licensed model well, whether I like the car or not. In this case I like the car and love the Matchbox.
Look for the BMW i3 in Mix 9.