We were discussing what models were in the line, and I noted that one model that a Mattel designer eluded to being released, the Subaru BRAT, was not part of the list. The obvious assumption was that it would be part of the Cool Classics line. Curiosity bested my friend, and a quick google search yielded a tasty tidbit. This online store had this list of the remaining Cool Classics organized by batch, and we really like what we see:
• ’65 Ford Galaxie • Astro Funk • ’84 Ford Mustang • Volkswagen Drag Beetle • 1955 Corvette
• ’70 Mustang Boss 302 • 1984 Hurst Olds • Honda S2000 • Ford GT • ’65 Volkswagen Fastback
• Datsun 240Z • Datsun Bluebird 510 • 1976 Chevy Chevette • Subaru Brat • ’10 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
Of course we don’t know for sure if this list is 100% correct, but we have reason to believe it is. The Brat is there, as are several models that were previewed to RLC members several weeks ago. Plus many models that have been in premium lines before.
Highlights for us? Well, those two Datsuns in Batch L are no-brainers, as is the Brat. It is surprising to see the Honda S2000 in there, as it is the first time it will sport a metal base. We think a great many of you will be happy to see the VW Drag Beetle and Fastback as well. And finally we have another version of the fantastic ’70 Mustang Boss 302, which we have only seen in the premium Racing lines:
So like Hot Ones, Vintage Racing, and Flying Customs, Mattel has saved some of the most desirable models of the Cool Classics line for the end. And while later batches appear to moving off the shelves a little faster of late, we still wonder if the line will make it to the end. It would be a real shame if the fantastic models of Batch L don’t see the light of day.
So go to your store and buy those models you want. We did, starting with the Honda CR-X pictured at the top of this post. Let’s make sure Mattel gives this series a full life…