Hello fellow collectors…
For today’s update we are going to stay in the basic range. We have already seen several upcoming basics, including a plethora of off-road models, the new Lambo Police, as well as the Renault. We have another new model to take a gander at today.
(As always, these photos come courtesy of Mattel)
The “Unstoppable” theme continues with the MB882 All-Terrain Crane, complete with the new off-road wheels and a moving arm:
I am no expert on cranes, so I will leave the uses of an all-terrain crane to the rest of you. Might we see this in Forest Service livery sometime? I am sure Sylvester Stallone and his Cliffhanger cronies could find a use for it…
And we have more basics to peruse. Look for these soon in the 2013 lineup:
MB302 ’69 Chevy Camaro
MB784 MBX 4×4
MB833 Terrain Trouncer
MB853 Sowing Machine
One last thing. Last week we previewed some of the 60th Anniversary Models. One of those, the Quarry King, will have a variation. Take a look:
Here is the 60th Anniversary model. Many of you have noticed that it would very difficult for a little Matchbox guy to get into that vehicle without a ladder.
Well, the Quarry King went through a modification last year. Here is the first version. Note the ladder is part of the diecast portion.
And here is the modified version. The ladder is now part of the plastic base.
Well, the factory erroneously combined the base of the old casting with the body of the new, and alas…no ladder. The correction has been made, and a running change will occur. No word on which model will be harder to find, as the first versions out don’t have the ladder. But you vari guys, keep your eyes open…
The Mattel team is back in the swing of things, so look for more next week. Until then…