The Dodges are coming! The Dodges are coming!
Matchbox Batch L is out, and there seems to be a theme. Not that batches have themes (but silhouette is taken into account – each model needs to look different at first glance), but this one seems to be heavy on the Dodge. For whatever reason Dodge hasn’t been terribly prominent in the Matchbox and Hot Wheels lineups of late, but they are returning with a vengeance.
And no model will receive the welcome of the way-too-long-awaited Dodge Charger Police. Remember, today is September 24, 2013. Do you know when the Dodge Charger Police was announced by Matchbox? Late-July, 2011. Yes, 2011. That is over two years ago.
The Charger Police was originally announced as a 2012 model, but was delayed until late 2012, then 2013, then late 2013. It is late 2013, and the model is finally here. We have seen it before, and it is nice to have in hand. Now to see if we can get our hands on that oft-delayed Evoque (2015 maybe?).
And with the Police comes another Dodge, the fantastic A100 Pickup. We previewed this already, but why not a few more pics?
And lastly, at least as far as new models go, the Submarine. Not a model I feel qualified to comment on, but it is kind of cute. With its heavy metal base and non-moving propeller I would guess it is not made for the bathtub, but I think a few will be snagged by passing-by kids.
We will still (not) patiently wait (at all) for the BMW 1M to arrive, but this batch will hold us over nicely.
(And you can find it at Wheel Collectors…)
Matchbox 2013 Batch L:
2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit
1968 Dodge A100 Pickup
Deep Diver Submarine
’63 Cadillac Ambulance