I know, you are looking at this thing in the photo above, and are saying to yourselves “Again!?! I thought these over-the-top unrealistic Matchbox off-road models were coming to an end! I thought those days were over, and Matchbox was going to replicas of real models again.”
That would be my thought too. Until I saw this:
Alright, let’s be honest. That is badass. And I don’t use the term “badass” lightly. It is a term that should only be used for a vehicle that can make a Hummer look like a VW Bug when it is getting pulled out of the snow.
And we can totally get behind this as a Matchbox model. We have never had a problem with Matchbox’s dedication to emergency and utility vehicles, when they are licensed or based on real vehicles. It is when they get exaggerated or are complete fantasy models that we get skeptical.
So the Ghe-O, this is a great Matchbox car. Unique choice, fantastic execution.
The real thing can hold 11 people, and it can be fitted with devices that will help it float on water and plow through snow. And, as far as we know, is the first Matchbox based on a Romanian vehicle. Cool, eh?
Don’t lump this in with the Terrain Trouncers or Dump Dozers. This is a real vehicle, and it is a Matchbox worth having.
Matchbox Ghe-O Rescue (2015 New Models):